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California Thoroughbred Horse Racing: Hollywood Derby

Hollywood Derby

The Hollywood Derby is held at the Del Mar Racetrack. The prize purse is worth $300,000 to the winner. The Grade 1 race is open to 3-year-old horses or older and is run over 9 furlongs.

The event was once called the Westerner Stakes, and the race has been run on both dirt and turf over the years. Currently, the thoroughbred race is a turf event and was last won by John R. Velazquez riding Mo Town in a time of 1:46.36. Bill Shoemaker is the most successful jockey in this race, though, having won 8 events between 1951 and 1986.

More annual races at the Del Mar Track include the Pacific Classic Stakes and the Del Mar Futurity.

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