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Clement L Hirsch Memorial Stakes


Race Name Grade Track
Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship Stakes 1 Santa Anita Race Track Clement L. Hirsch Memorial


Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship Stakes

Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship Stakes is an annual American 1 1/4 mile flat horserace for thoroughbred three-year-olds and older. It is run on turf at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California in late September as part of the Oak Tree Racing Association's Autumn Meeting, and currently offers a $250,000 purse.

Inaugurated in 1969 as the Oak Tree Stakes, from 1971 until 1995 its name was changed to the Oak Tree Invitational Stakes and from 1996 until 1999 it was known as the Oak Tree Turf Championship Stakes. Today it is known as the Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship Stakes (Oak Tree).

Since its inception the Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship Stakes is acknowledged as a preparatory race for the prestigious $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf, which is one of America's biggest weight-for-age horse races. While currently raced over 1 1/4 miles, from 1969 until 1994 it was run over 1 1/2 miles.

The fastest time recorded at the Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship Stakes was set in 1996 (over 1 1/4 miles) by Admise, while top-rated gelding John Henry - owned by Dotsam Stable - holds the record for the most race victories (3) in 1980, 1981 and 1982.

Legendary American jockey Bill 'Willie' Shoemaker holds the record for the most victories (8) in 1971, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981 and 1982, while respected trainer Charles Whittingham holds the record for the most wins (9) in 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979 and 1986.


Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship Stakes - Past Winners

2003 Storming Home
2004 Star Over The Bay
2005 Forty Niners Son
2006 The Tin Man
2007 Artiste Royal


Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship Stakes - Betting

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