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The American Pacing Classic is a defunct three-race series in harness racing for Standardbred pacers aged three and older. It was run annually between 1955 and 1981 at three different racetracks with the final hosted by Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California. During the same period, these tracks also offered the corresponding American Trotting Classic.

American Pacing Classic
Discontinued race
Location Inglewood, California
Inaugurated 1955
Race type Harness race for standardbred pacers
Website distance = 1 mile
(1,609 metres or 8 furlongs)
Race information
Surface Dirt, 1/2-mile oval
Track Hollywood Park Racetrack
Qualification 3 years & older
Purse $288,000 (1981)

The American Pacing Classic is a defunct three-race series in harness racing for Standardbred pacers aged three and older. It was run annually between 1955 and 1981 at three different racetracks with the final hosted by Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California. During the same period, these tracks also offered the corresponding American Trotting Classic.

The American Pacing Classic replaced the Golden West Pace which had been run from 1946 through 1954 under the auspices of the Western Harness Racing Association with races at both Santa Anita Park and Hollywood Park.

Niatross - Hollywood Park - American Pacing Classic 1980

Niatross & Clint Galbraith sets the world record for a mile race at Hollywood Park.

1970 Hollywood Park LAVERNE HANOVER American Pacing Classic

harness racing.

1981 Hollywood Park GENGHIS KHAN American Pacing Classic Shelly Goudreau

harness racing.

1980 Hollywood Park NIATROSS American Pacing Classic

harness horse racing.

1956 American Pacing Classic Hollywood Park Dottie's Pick

1956 American Pacing Classic Hollywood Park Dottie's Pick.

1958 Hollywood Park SHADOW WAVE American Pacing Classic 2nd Leg Joe O'Brien World Record

harness racing.