Clement L. Hirsch Stakes

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Clement L. Hirsch Stakes Race Facts

  • Location: Del Mar Racetrack, Del Mar, CA
  • Inaugural Race: 1937
  • Distance: 1 & 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds and up
  • 2023 Purse: $400,000
  • 2023 Race Date: Saturday, August 5th

2023 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes Race Results

POST
HORSE
JOCKEY / TRAINER
WIN / PLACE / SHOW
3
Adare Manor
Juan J. Hernandez / Bob Baffert
$3.20 / $2.80 / $2.10
5
Desert Dawn
Umberto Rispoli / Philip D'Amato
$4.40 / $2.60
1
Elm Drive
Ricardo Gonzalez / Philip D'Amato
$3.80
4
Kirstenbosch
Hector Isaac Berrios / John W. Sadler
2
Fun to Dream
Ramon A. Vazquez / Bob Baffert

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $1.00 Exacta (3-5) Paid: $5.70
  • $0.50 Trifecta (3-5-1) Paid: $21.00

Watch the 2023 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes

Clement L. Hirsch Stakes Race History

First run as the Chula Vista Handicap in 1937, The Clement L. Hirsch Stakes is run every year at the Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, CA. Inaugurated as the Chula Vista Handicap, the race was renamed in 2000 to honor Hirsch, late founder of the Oak Tree Racing Foundation. Since the 1980's, the race is known for attracting some of the most talented fillies and mares in the field. Both Princess Rooney (1984) and Bayakoa (1990) would go on to with the Breeders' Cup Distaff during their US Champion Older Dirt Female Horse winning campaigns. Winner Azari (2002) won the race on her way to being crowned US Horse of the Year and hall of famer Zenyatta (2008, 2009, 2010) captured a record 3 wins during her amazing career.

As part of the Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" Challenge Series, the race winner receives an automatic bid into the Breeder's Cup Distaff.

Clement L. Hirsch Stakes Past Winners

Year
Winner
Jockey / Trainer
Distance / Time
2023
Adare Manor
Juan J. Hernandez / Bob Baffert
1 1⁄16 M / 1:43.33
2022
Blue Stripe (ARG)
Hector Isaac Berrios / Marcelo Polanco
1 1⁄16 M / 1:42.97
2021
Shedaresthedevil
Florent Geroux / Brad Cox
1 1⁄16 M / 1:45.38
2020
Fighting Mad
Abel Cedillo / Bob Baffert
1 1⁄16 M / 1:43.46
2019
Ollie's Candy
Kent J. Desormeaux / John W. Sadler
1 1⁄16 M / 1:44.66
2018
Unique Bella
Mike E. Smith / Jerry Hollendorfer
1 1⁄16 M / 1:44.40
2017
Stellar Wind
Victor Espinoza / John W. Sadler
1 1⁄16 M / 1:43.92
2016
Stellar Wind
Victor Espinoza / John W. Sadler
1 1⁄16 M / 1:41.24
2015
Beholder
Gary L. Stevens / Richard E. Mandella
1 1⁄16 M / 1:43.81
2014
Iotapa
Joseph Talamo / John W. Sadler
1 1⁄16 M / 1:43.04