Hollywood: Top Stakes, Pick Six, and Bobbleheads
Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2002 9:40 AM
Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2002 9:40 AM
Hollywood Park will offer a stakes tripleheader worth $1.1 million in purses June 15. Along with a strong 10-race program, the Inglewood, Calif., racetrack will offer a pick six with a $1-million guaranteed pool and give away Bob Baffert bobblehead dolls.
The ninth-race feature is the $500,000 Californian Stakes, a grade II event for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles. The field of nine is headed by Stronach Stable's Milwaukee Brew, who won the March Santa Anita Handicap and is expected to compete in the July 14 Hollywood Gold Cup.
The complete field for the Californian, in post-position order, is Investor's Dream (Gary Stevens), Milwaukee Brew (Kent Desormeaux), Reba's Gold (Eddie Delahoussaye), Lethal Instrument (Victor Espinosa), Bonus Pay Day (Kevin Krigger), Bosque Redondo (Chris McCarron), Redattore (Alex Solis), Pie N Burger (Laffit Pincay Jr.), and Momentum (Garrett Gomez). Milwaukee Brew is the 122-pound highweight.
Robert Frankel, trainer of Milwaukee Brew, has three entered in the $350,000 Charles Whittingham Handicap, a grade I event for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/4 miles on the turf. Frankel has Skipping, Denon, and Kappa King in to go in the field of 10.
Co-highweights at 118 pounds in the Whittingham are Sarafan, who defeated Beat Hollow in the Explosive Bid Breeders' Cup Handicap at Fair Grounds in March, and Ringaskiddy, who upset the San Juan Capistrano Handicap at Santa Anita in April.
The field for the Whittingham is completed by Cagney, Continental Red, Spinelessjellyfish, Startac, and Night Patrol.
The $250,000 Hollywood Oaks, a grade II event for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/6 miles, lured a field of eight headed by highweighted Ladylore, who won the April 28 Melair Stakes at Hollywood at 31-1 off a claim for $32,000 by trainer William Spawr on behalf of owner Thomas Wafer. Ladylore is in at 119 pounds.
The Oaks field is completed by Ile De France, Sister Girl Blues, Runaway Pro, Saint Bernadette, Respectful, Super High, and Adoration.
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