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Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes

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Inaugurated  1995
Distance  7 furlongs
Surface  Dirt
Location  Santa Anita Park Arcadia, California
Race type  Thoroughbred - Flat racing

The Lázaro Barrera Memorial Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race once held annually during the third week of May at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California. Due to the closing of Hollywood Park it is now held at Santa Anita Park.

The race is open to horses, age three willing to race seven furlongs on the dirt.

It is named the Lázaro Barrera Memorial Stakes in the memory of Hall of Fame trainer Lázaro "Laz" Barrera.

Previously a Grade II event, it was downgraded to Grade III in 2007.

Since inception it has been contested at various distances:

  • 6 furlongs: 1995, 1998
  • 6.5 furlongs: 1996
  • 7 furlongs: 1999-present
  • There was no race run in 1997.


    Speed record: (at current distance of 7 furlongs)

  • 1:20.42 - Early Flyer (2001)
  • Most wins by a jockey:

  • 2 - Kent Desormeaux (1996, 1998)
  • 2 - Chance Rollins (2002, 2006)
  • 2 - Alex Solis (2004, 2005)
  • References

    Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes Wikipedia