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American Handicap


What the Nation is saying about the American Handicap...

Heavily-favored Obviously easily dispatched of five opponents in the American Handicap Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park. Read More
A double Grade II winner in 2012, Obviously will seek his first victory of 2013 in the $150,000 American Handicap Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park.Read More
Elusive Quality ran the fastest mile in history in the Poker Handicap at Belmont Park.Read More
Making his first start for trainer Jeff Mullins, Wilkinson pulled the biggest surprise in the long history of the $150,000 American Handicap Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park.Read More
Mr. Commons, who has been 1-2 in seven of his eight races on turf, will make his debut on the Betfair Hollywood Park course in the $150,000 American Handicap Saturday.Read More
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  • Mary Z. · cocoa, I couldn't pick against Mr.Commons. I think yukichan is right. 10L back at the 1/2--too much. Maybe Mike Smith is thinking MC is another horse. lol. · 694 days ago ·
  • Age of Reason · Yours truly has been saying for months that 8 furlongs is too short for this horse. He runs like a 10-furlong horse, and I'll never understand why they haven't stretched him out yet, nor if they ever will. Shirreffs' patience is alternately revered and ridiculed (depending upon the results of the moment), but he is being too conservative with this one, IMO. The Pacific Classic could be his for the taking if they thought outside the box... · 694 days ago ·
Friday Betfair Hollywood Park Recap – May 25 Early-pressing types dominated (3 wire jobs @ 6f) on Cushion Track. A six furlong wire job and an off the pace type at a flat mile made up the two turf winners (rail at 15 feet). Rafael Bejarano and Martin Pedroza both booted home a pair. On the ticket fr...Read More
Ryehill Dreamer may not be native to the United States, but today at Hollywood Park, he proved as American as apple pie. Trained by Julio Canani, and ridden Joe Talamo the 5-year-old Irish bred sat a perfect trip, well off a blistering pace set by Sidney’s Candy, before rallying strongly in the stre...Read More
  • Lou'sFan · Candy always has been and always will be beatable. What about AP? Pachattack and Willcox Inn looked awesome! · 1058 days ago ·
  • zatt · Yes, we saw some impressive winners at Arlington yesterday for sure ... Pachattack looks like a synthetic monster, I wonder if she can carry that form back over to turf. · 1058 days ago ·
Ryehill Dreamer earned the first graded victory of his career, edging favored Sidney’s Candy in the $150,000 American Handicap Saturday at Hollywood Park.   The 8-1 surprise by the 5-year-old Irish bred was not the only upset in the Pick 6, so there is a carryover into Sunday of $86,254. The P...Read More
Defeated at 2-5 in the Mervyn LeRoy Handicap May 7, Sidney’s Candy will try to make amends when he returns to the turf in the $150,000 American Handicap Saturday at Hollywood Park.Read More
Liberian Freighter, wire-to-wire winner of the Arcadia and Inglewood handicaps in his last two starts, worked seven furlongs on Cushion Track Sunday in 1:27.40 for the American Handicap Saturday.   Jockey Martin Garcia has the call back on the 6-year-old California-bred gelding for Hall of Fame...Read More
It will be Sidney’s Candy and Cost of Freedom early and Cozi Rosie late if Memorial Day weekend stakes plans work out for trainer John Sadler at Hollywood Park.   Sadler hopes to send out front-runners Sidney’s Candy in the $150,000 Grade II American Handicap Saturday and Cost of Freedom in th...Read More
Global Hunter, who broke down immediately after winning the July 4 American Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park, underwent a four-hour surgery July 5 at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in Los Olivos, Calif. Co-owner Shawn Turner said that Dr. Carter Judy performed the surgery with Dr. Doug Hert...Read More
  • humphrey · Dislocated fetlock means a lot of connective tissue damage and an invitation of it happening a second time......May not see this one again · 1383 days ago ·
  • mdracing69 · Global Hunter has shown improvement since undergoing surgery on Monday, trainer A.C. Avila said. "The horse walked perfect," Avila said on Tuesday. "He rested. He was able to get up. We're thinking he's doing good." · 1383 days ago ·
Global Hunter edged pacesetter Temple City to win the $150,000 American Handicap on Sunday at Hollywood Park. Unfortunately, the 7-year-old Jade Hunter horse out of the Telescopico mare Griffe de Paris took a bad step while pulling up after the finish line. The stewards reported the Argentine bred ...Read More
  • medlocke · It's a real shame that Global Hunter took a misstep galloping out after winning the American Handicap and broke his ankle. He gave a very solid effort to get up and win this race. IMO. It appears on the replay that he just took a bad step right when he was starting his gallop out after the wire. Similar to what happened to the filly Eight Belles. Just not on such a drastic level, thank goodness. I think it's probably pretty likely that Global Hunter's racing days are now behind him. JMO. · 1384 days ago ·
A 9-race card is on tap for Monday and the feature is the  Grade 3 Hollywood Juvenile Championship for 2-year-olds dashing six furlongs on Cushion Track. Willard Proctor Memorial hero J P’s Gusto is the 7-5 morning line favorite to make it two straight. Partly cloudy skies are expected with a h...Read More
A 9-race card is on tap for Saturday and the feature is the  Grade 2 American Handicap for 3-year-olds and up traveling nine furlongs on the turf. Partly cloudy skies are expected with a high temperature of 67. The pick six includes three grass events and check out my analysis of the 6th and 9t...Read More
Riviera Cocktail, who has yet to lose on the Hollywood Park turf course, will step into graded company against nine others in the $150,000 American Handicap on Sunday. Owned by a partnership that includes breeder Joseph Allen and Gallagher Equine LTD and trained by Neil Drysdale, the 4-year-old Gia...Read More
Oil Man worked on Cushion Track and Riviera Cocktail and Victory Pete drilled on turf Sunday for a probable meeting in the $150,000 Grade II American Handicap at 1 1/8 miles on grass on the Fourth of July. Oil Man worked one mile in 1:38.80 for trainer John Sadler. The Irish-bred 4-year-old colt wi...Read More
Multiple graded stakes winner Monterey Jazz appears to be back in top form. After his 3¼-length score in the American Handicap (G2) on Sunday at Hollywood Park, the most obvious question is, ‘Where does he go next?’Read More
Video courtesy of Hollywood Park. Monterey Jazz and jockey Tyler Baze scored an impressive win in today's American Handicap at Hollywood Park. Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

View Details05/25/13BHP31 mileT03+ MAmerican Handicap-G2ObviouslyLucayanBarocci1:32.95
View DetailsView Video05/26/12BHP81 mileT03+ MAmerican Handicap-G2WilkinsonMr. CommonsLiberian Freighter1:33.37
View DetailsView Video05/28/11BHP81 mileT03+ MAmerican Handicap-G2Ryehill DreamerSidney's CandyThe Usual Q. T. 1:33.55
View DetailsView Video07/04/10BHP71 1/8 mT03+ MAmerican Handicap-G2Global HunterTemple CityHyades1:48.00
View DetailsView Video07/04/09BHP81 1/8 mT03+ MAmerican Handicap-G2Monterey JazzArtiste RoyalWhatsthescript1:46.11
View DetailsView Video07/04/03BHP71 1/8 mT03+ MAmerican Handicap-G2Candy RideSpecial RingIrish Warrior1:46.20
View Details07/04/89BHP81 1/8 mT03+ MAmerican Handicap-G1Mister Wonderful SteinlenPranke0:00.00
View Details07/05/71BHP81 1/8 mT03+ MAmerican HandicapAck AckDivide And RuleFigonero1:47.10
View Details07/04/56BHP81 1/8 mD04 MAmerican HandicapSwapsMister GusBobby Brocato1:46.40
View Details07/04/51BHP71 1/8 mD0 American HandicapCitationBewitchSturdy One1:48.40