Favored American Legion, ridden by Chris McCarron, took the lead in the final furlong Thursday and posted a 1-length victory in the $35,000 feature race for older horses at Hollywood Park.
American Legion, who earned $19,250 with the victory, was timed in 1:09 2/5 for six furlongs. The 6-year-old is trained by Wayne Lukas.
Triple Sec, ridden by Laffit Pincay, finished second, 3 1/2 lengths in front of Proudest Hour, ridden by Eddie Delahoussaye.
Sent off as the even-money choice, American Legion paid $4, $2.60 and $2.40. Triple Sec returned $3.60 and $2.40 and Proudest Hour paid $4 to show.
McCarron, Pincay and Pat Valenzuela had three winners apiece Thursday. Pincay was later taken to Inglewood's Centinela Hospital Medical Center for precautionary X-rays after he was injured in a ninth-race spill.