Racing at Hollywood Park : Tropical Holiday Is a Winner

Tropical Holiday, the favorite ridden by Angel Cordero, passed fading pacesetter Sovereign Miss early in the stretch, then held off a late bid by Fair Country to win Thursday’s $40,000 feature race at Hollywood Park.

Tropical Holiday finished a half-length in front of Fair Country in the one-mile race for fillies and mares.

Time For Hart was third, another neck back, in the race before a crowd of 12,055.

Sovereign Miss slipped back to fifth, behind Gibberish.


Tropical Holiday carried 120 pounds and was timed in 1:35 4/5.

The winner paid $4.80, $3.40 and $3. Fair Country, ridden by Aaron Gryder, returned $6.80 and $3.80. Time For Hart, with Fernando Toro, returned $2.40.

Fair Country was in good position all the way but could not keep up with Tropical Holiday in the final furlong. Time For Hart, far back in the nine-horse field in the early going, rallied strongly but also was unable to catch the winner.