Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes

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Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes
Grade II race
LocationDel Mar Racetrack California]
formerly run at the now closed Hollywood Park Racetrack
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance1 12 miles (12 furlongs)
QualificationThree-year-olds & up
Purse$200,000 (2016)[1]

The Hollywood Turf Cup is an American stakes race for thoroughbred horses formerly run at Hollywood Park Racetrack until that track's closing. It now takes place at Del Mar Racetrack during its Fall Meet in late November. A Grade II event, it is open to horses, age three and up, and run at a distance of one and one-half miles. The Hollywood Turf Cup currently offers a purse of $200,000.

Horses who previously ran in the Breeders' Cup Turf will sometimes run in the Turf Cup since it is the last major turf race of the year. As with all Hollywood Park turf stakes it was on hiatus in 2005.

John Henry's win in 1983 made him the first racehorse to surpass $4 million in career earnings. 1991 winner Miss Alleged is the only filly to ever win this race.

The race was run in two heats in 1982. It was raced at ​1 38 miles (11 furlongs) in 1982, 1983 and 1984.

The race was first run in 1981 and became a Grade I event in 1983. It was downgraded in 2012 and is now a Grade II race.[1]


Speed record:

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:


2018 Chicago Style 5 Drayden Van Dyke Thomas F. Proctor Glen Hill Farm 2:28.53
2017 Manitoulin 4 Mike E. Smith James J. Toner Darby Dan Farm Racing 2:30.16
2016 Texas Ryano 5 Joseph Talamo Carla Gaines Warren Williamson 2:27.92
2015 The Pizza Man 6 Mike E. Smith Roger A. Brueggemann Midwest Thoroughbreds 2:31.75
2014 Finnegans Wake 5 Victor Espinoza Peter Miller Donegal Racing/Rockingham Ranch 2:27.35
2013 Lucayan (FR) 4 Joel Rosario Neil D. Drysdale Pandora Stud 2:26.14
2012 Grandeur (IRE) 3 Garrett Gomez Patrick Gallagher Yvonne Jacques 2:27.95
2011 Sanagas 5 Rajiv Maragh Graham Motion Andreas Jacobs 2:27.53
2010 Unusual Suspect 6 Corey Nakatani Barry Abrams Barry or David or Dyan Abrams 2:25.83
2009 NO RACE
2008 Champs Elysees 5 Jose Valdivia, Jr. Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 2:27.71
2007 Sunriver 4 Garrett Gomez Todd Pletcher Aaron & Marie Jones 2:27.07
2006 Boboman 5 Garrett Gomez Richard Mandella Wertheimer et Frere 2:24.61
2005 NO RACE
2004 Pellegrino 5 Gary Stevens Donald Burke II Gary A. Tanaka 2:29.73
2003 Continuously 4 Alex Solis Robert J. Frankel Saud bin Khaled 2:29.01
2002 Sligo Bay 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. C. Beau Greely Columbine Stable 2:27.22
2001 Super Quercus 5 Alex Solis Robert J. Frankel 3 Plus U Stable 2:29.86
2000 Bienamado 4 Chris McCarron J. Paco Gonzalez McCaffery/Toffan & Sangster 2:25.98
1999 Lazy Lode 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Richard Mandella The Thoroughbred Corp. 2:25.85
1998 Lazy Lode 4 Corey Nakatani Wallace Dollase The Thoroughbred Corp. 2:28.36
1997 River Bay 4 Alex Solis Robert J. Frankel Chalhoub Stable 2:26.47
1996 Running Flame 4 Chris McCarron Mike Puype Gary Biszantz 2:28.53
1995 Royal Chariot 5 Alex Solis Eddie Gregson D & V Enterprises 2:25.18
1994 Frenchpark 4 Corey Black Terry Knight Hubert Guy 2:25.66
1993 Fraise 5 Chris McCarron William I. Mott Madeleine A. Paulson 2:32.34
1992 Bien Bien 3 Chris McCarron J. Paco Gonzalez McCaffery & Toffan 2:31.28
1991 Miss Alleged 4 Chris McCarron Charlie Whittingham Issam Fares 2:30.00
1990 Itsallgreektome 3 Corey Nakatani Wallace Dollase Jhayare Stable 2:24.80
1989 Frankly Perfect 4 Chris McCarron Charlie Whittingham McNall & Gretzky 2:26.60
1988 Great Communicator 5 Ray Sibille Thad Ackel Class Act Farm 2:34.40
1987 Vilzak 4 Pat Day Jack Van Berg Harry T. Rosenblum 2:27.00
1986 Alphabatim 5 Bill Shoemaker John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 2:25.80
1985 Zoffany 5 Ed Delahoussaye John Gosden A. & J. Bodie/A. Speelman 2:28.40
1984 Alphabatim 3 Chris McCarron John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 2:25.80
1983 John Henry 8 Chris McCarron Ron McAnally Dotsam Stable 2:16.60
1982 The Hague 3 Fernando Toro Richard Mandella Elmendorf Farm 2:13.40
1982 Prince Spellbound 3 Marco Castaneda Larry W. Holt William L. Pease 2:14.00
1981 Providential 4 Alain Lequeux Charlie Whittingham Serge Fradkoff 2:26.80
  • † In 2003, Epicentre won the race but was disqualied for interference in the stretch and set back to third.
  • † In 1992, Fraise finished first but officials disqualified him and he was set back to second place for bumping Bien Bien in the stretch.


  1. ^ a b "Hollywood Turf Cup Profile". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 29 November 2016.