Beverly Hills Handicap

Turf race infobox
class = Grade II
horse race = Beverly Hills Handicap


caption =
location = Hollywood Park Racetrack
Inglewood, California, USA
inaugurated = 1968
race type = Thoroughbred - Flat racing
website = [http://www.hollywoodpark.com/ Hollywoodpark.com]
distance = 1¼ miles
track = Turf, left-handed
qualification = Fillies & Mares. 3-Years-Old & up
weight = Assigned
purse = $150,000
bonuses =
The Beverly Hills Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in June at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California. The Grade II run over a distance of 1 ¼ miles on turf, is open to fillies and mares three years of age and older.

Previously a Grade I race, in 2003 The American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association amended its status to a Grade II event.

There have been four two-time winners of the Beverly Hills Handicap, all accomplishing the feat back-to-back in Grade I company. The Irish filly La Zanzara did it first in 1974/75, followed by Swingtime who was owned by her trainer Charlie Whittingham in partnership with Mary Jones Bradley. The last two back-to-back winners were both granddaughters of the great English Triple Crown champion Nijinsky. Flawlessly won it in 1992-1993 en route to earning the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Female Turf Horse. She was followed by the late Allen E. Paulson's filly, Astra in 2001-2002.

Of note too, is that Hall of Fame jockey Bill Shoemaker, who retired from riding in 1990, earned his first Grade I win as a trainer in the 1991 edition of the Beverly Hills Handicap with the filly, Alcando.

Winners of the Beverly Hills Handicap since 1989

*In 1990 there was a DH for first place.

Earlier winners


*1989 - Claire Marine
*1988 - Fitzwilliam Place
*1987 - Auspiciante
*1986 - Estrapade
*1985 - Johnica
*1984 - Royal Heroine
*1983 - Absentia
*1982 - Sangue

*1981 - Track Robbery
*1980 - Country Queen
*1979 - Giggling Girl
*1978 - Swingtime
*1977 - Swingtime
*1976 - Bastonera
*1975 - La Zanzara

*1974 - La Zanzara
*1973 - Le Cle
*1972 - Hill Circus
*1971 - Manta
*1970 - Pattee Canyon
*1969 - Miss Ribot
*1968 - Pink Pigeon


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