Windy Sands Handicap

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The Windy Sands Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California. An ungraded stakes, it is open to three-year-olds and up willing to race the 1 mile (8 furlongs) on the dirt. It currently offers a purse of $85,000 added.

The race is named after Windy Sands, born in 1957, by Your Host (sire of Kelso, out of Samoa Winds) who holds the Del Mar track record for 1 1/16 miles on dirt of 1:40.00 set on August 4, 1962 in winning the San Diego Handicap.

Past winners[edit]

Winners of the Windy Sands since 2005:

  • 2010 - Tropic Storm
  • 2009 - Star Nicholas (Michael C. Baze)
  • 2008 - Albertus Maximus (this was Perfect Drift's last race; he came in third at the age of 9)
  • 2007 - Wanna Runner (Tyler Baze) (Grade I winner, Heatseeker, placed.)
  • 2006 - Preachinatthebar
  • 2005 - Total Impact

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