The San Luis Obispo Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. The race is open to horses age four and up, willing to race one and one-half miles on the turf. A Grade II event, it offers a purse of $150,000.
Inaugurated as the Washington's Birthday Handicap in 1950, it was run on dirt until 1954 when it became a turf race. For 1973, 1980 and 2005, the race was transfrerred to the dirt track. There was no race from 1963 through 1967 but returned in 1968 as the San Luis Obispo Handicap, named for the city of San Luis Obispo further up the Central Coast of California from Santa Anita Park.
It was started on the turf course's backstretch, instead of the hillside, in 1990, 1992 and 1993. Since inception it has been contested at various distances:
- 7 furlongs : 1950, 1952–53
- 1¼ miles (10 furlongs) : 1951, 1954, 1970
- About 1½ miles (about 12 furlongs) : 1968, 1972 and 1993
- 1½ miles (12 furlongs) : 1955-1969, 1971, 1973–1992, 1994–present
The San Luis Obispo Handicap was run in two divisions in 1968, 1972, and 1974.
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