Matriarch Stakes


What the Nation is saying about the Matriarch Stakes...

Egg Drop's victory in the Grade 1 Matriarch served as the main event after four days of graded stakes competition in Inglewood.Read More
Better Lucky and Tiz Flirtatious
Saturday’s Hollywood Park Recap – Nov. 30 Cushion Track seemed to play fair. Patient types captured both flat mile turf stakes races. The other turf races were moved to the all-weather surface (turf rail at 10 feet). Hat trick for Joe Talamo. Victor Espinoza and Martin Garcia both booted home a pair...Read More
Richard Guggenheim of New York, NY finished up the long holiday weekend a WINNER in DerbyWars' $10,000 SUNDAY Game!Read More
Better Lucky will try to become only the second repeater in Matriarch history Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park.Read More
The holiday weekend at Betfair Hollywood Park boasts six graded stakes including a pair of grade one races on Sunday.Read More
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  • BrianZipse · Welcome to the team, Andrew! · 140 days ago ·
  • amino998 · Nice writeup on the soon to be Del Mar Turf Festival{?}, Andrew. Love the blog title in so many senses of the word. · 140 days ago ·
A total of 121 horses were nominated to the $250,000 Hollywood Derby and $250,000 Matriarch, the two most significant races of the upcoming Turf Festival at Betfair Hollywood Park. Read More
No one could blame Chad Brown if he avoided Betfair Hollywood Park after Dayatthespa’s disastrous trip in last year’s Grade I Matriarch. Read More
A bulging field of 14 sophomores are set to do battle in the Grade I, $250,000 Hollywood Derby, while the Grade I, $250,000 Matriarch is expected to draw nine or 10 fillies and mares. Both races will be Sunday, the final day of the Turf Festival.Read More
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  • Mary Z. · Why Animal Kingdom returned in the BC Mile. Words from his trainer, Graham Motion; BH 10/2/12 updated 10/6/12: "Coming off the layoff, the Mile just seems very logical for him," said Motion, who captured the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) in 2004 with Better Talk Now and Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) with Shared Account in 2010. "He certainly has the turn of foot to handle it. The timing is right for his schedule coming back, and the caliber of horse that he is, you're not going to look for a nice, easy spot. It's a totally different situation than last winter when we ran him in the Gulfstream allowance to get ready for the Dubai World Cup. Going a mile, we feel he should be very fit for this race, and he deserves the opportunity." The Hollywood Turf Cup to be run on December 15th., is at the distance of 1 1/2 miles. Possibly that would have been too long of a wait for Animal Kingdom's return, too long of distance for his first race back, and certainly not as prestigious as the BC Mile. The Hollywood Turf Cup is a grade 2 stakes. · 506 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · realize that logical trainers, outline a prgrams for each horse under their care INDIVIDUALLY · 506 days ago ·
Better Lucky, a $5,000 late nominee, scored the biggest upset in the history of the Grade I, $250,000 Matriarch Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park. Read More
Saturday’s Betfair Hollywood Park Recap – Nov 24 Three Cushion Track sprint wire jobs on Saturday. Turf course played fair. Tyler Baze and Mario Gutierrez both booted home a pair. Doug O’Neill saddled two winners on the afternoon. On the ticket front I tabbed three Primary (Axle, Emmy’s Hall, Stone ...Read More
Dayatthespa, who has won five in a row at three different tracks, will try to keep her streak alive in the $250,000 Matriarch Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park.Read More
Fillies and mares from around the globe are gathering at Betfair Hollywood Park in anticipation of the Grade I, $250,000 Matriarch at one mile on turf, to be run Sunday, November 25. The Matriarch is part of the Hollywood Turf Festival, which is scheduled November 23-25.Read More
Once all the leftovers have been put away and the relatives have headed home, it's time to pad that holiday shopping fund...Read More
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  • notobsessed · Great way to spend a weekend...watching horses die · 870 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · we appear to have benn infiltattated by PETA....Used to have these idiots down by the gate yelling at the assistant starters...Several screws loose · 870 days ago ·
Star Billing capped off a big day for John Shirreffs when she captured the Grade 1 Matriarch at Hollywood Park on Friday. Read More
  • BrianZipse · Exciting finish ... all of the top three ran well, but it was nice to see Star Billing get her first big win. · 872 days ago ·
How a longshot result at the Breeders' Cup generated a heavy favorite in Canada's race for 2011 Horse of the Year.Read More
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  • atamulonis · Never Retreat and Inglorious...those are two names that had slipped to the back of my mind in recent weeks. I do believe Never Retreat definitely has made a good case for consideration in the Eclipse Awards. Thank you for pointing that out because I had sure forgotten about her. · 887 days ago ·
  • hitmangolf · Never Retreat would be the first Eclipse Award winner in that division not to win a $500k stakes race all year · 873 days ago ·
Friday’s Pick 6 from Hollywood Park includes two flat mile graded turf races. First up is the G3 Miesque for 2-year-old fillies and overseas invader Island Paradise looks live against a less than stellar US group. In the G1 Matriarch, morning line favorite Never Retreat shoots for her sixth graded t...Read More
Never Retreat, with designs on an Eclipse Award, exercised on the turf course Wednesday for the $250,000 Matriarch Stakes Friday, a Grade I test for fillies and mares at one mile on grass.   “She just galloped and stretched her legs once around,” said Arthur Coontz, assistant to trainer Chris B...Read More
Gypsy’s Warning will try to become only the second repeat winner when she faces eight opponents in the $250,000 Matriarch Friday at Hollywood Park. Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video12/01/13BHP81 mileT03+ FMatriarch Stakes-G1Egg DropDiscreet MarqBetter Lucky1:34.03
View DetailsView Video11/25/12BHP51 mileT03+ FMatriarch Stakes-G1Better LuckyTiz FlirtatiousSummer Soiree1:34.18
View DetailsView Video11/25/11BHP91 mileT03+ FMatriarch Stakes-G1Star BillingSummer SoireeNever Retreat1:35.45
View DetailsView Video11/26/10BHP91 mileT03+ FMatriarch Stakes-G1Gypsy's WarningWasted TearsGo Forth North1:34.01
View DetailsView Video11/28/09BHP81 mileT03+ FMatriarch Stakes-G1VenturaTuscan EveningDiamondrella1:33.58
View DetailsView Video11/30/08BHP71 mileT03 FMatriarch Stakes-G1Cocoa BeachPrecious KittenVisit0:00.00
View Details11/30/03BHP61 mileT03+ FMatriarch Stakes-G1Heat HazeMusical ChimesDedication1:34.43
View Details11/28/93BHP71 1/8 mT03+ FMatriarch Stakes-G1FlawlesslyToussaudSkimble1:46.78
View Details11/29/92BHP71 1/8 mT03+ FMatriarch Stakes-G1FlawlesslySuper StaffKostroma1:46.14
View Details12/01/91BHP81 1/8 mT03+ FMatriarch Stakes-G1FlawlesslyFire The GroomFree At Last1:46.60