Affirmed Stakes (LATC)

The Affirmed Stakes is a Grade III American thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old horses over a distance of 1+116 miles on the dirt held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California in late-June. The race currently offers a purse of $100,000.

Affirmed Stakes
Grade III race
LocationSanta Anita Park
Arcadia, California, USA
Inaugurated1979 as Silver Screen Handicap at Hollywood Park Racetrack
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitewww.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance1+116 miles
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
Weight124 lbs with allowances
Purse$100,000 (since 2009)

HistoryEdit

The inaugural running of the event was on 30 June 1979 at Hollywood Park Racetrack as the Silver Screen Handicap at a distance of 1+18 miles and was won by the promising three year old Valdez who won by 10 lengths,[1] which continues to be the longest winning margin in the event.[2]

The event inherited the grading classification which was Grade II from the Argonaut Handicap which some sources believe is the predecessor to the event.[2] However, the former Hollywood Park Media Guide management organization[3] and the current Santa Anita management consider the event to have no connection.

In 1993 the race was renamed to the Affirmed Handicap in honor of the 1978 U.S. Triple Crown champion, Affirmed.[2]

In 1995 the distance of the event was decreased to 1+116 miles.[2]

After Hollywood Park Racetrack was closed in 2013 the race was moved to Santa Anita Park.[4]

In 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Santa Anita closed their track and the event was cancelled[5]

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 1+116 miles – 1:40.83 General Challenge (1999)
  • 1+18 miles – 1:46.80 Journey At Sea (1982)

Largest margin of victory:

  • 10 lengths – Valdez (1979)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
At Santa Anita Park – Affirmed Stakes
2021 The Chosen Vron Umberto Rispoli J. Eric Kruljac J. Eric Kruljac, Robert Fetkin, John Sondereker & Richard Thornburgh 1+116 miles 1:44.01 $100,000 III [6]
2020 Race not held
2019 Mucho Gusto Joseph Talamo Bob Baffert Michael Lund Petersen 1+116 miles 1:45.15 $100,351 III [7]
2018 Draft Pick Joseph Talamo Peter Eurton C R K Stable 1+116 miles 1:44.34 $100,345 III [8]
2017 Battle of Midway Flavien Prat Jerry Hollendorfer Don Alberto Stable & WinStar Farm 1+116 miles 1:43.25 $98,000 III [9]
2016 Dalmore Kent J. Desormeaux J. Keith Desormeaux Big Chief Racing, Rocker O Ranch & J. Keith Desormeaux 1+116 miles 1:40.84 $100,000 III [10]
2015 Gimme Da Lute Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Karl Watson, Michael E. Pegram & Paul Weitman 1+116 miles 1:41.40 $98,000 III [11]
2014 Can the Man Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Kaleem Shah 1+116 miles 1:44.27 $100,750 III [12]
At Hollywood Park – Affirmed Handicap
2013 Tiz a Minister Corey Nakatani Paul G. Aguirre S A Y Racing 1+116 miles 1:45.79 $100,750 III [13]
2012 Nonios Martin A. Pedroza Jerry Hollendorfer Green B. Smith Jr. 1+116 miles 1:42.99 $100,000 III [14]
2011 Coil Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Karl Watson, Michael E. Pegram & Paul Weitman 1+116 miles 1:42.88 $100,000 III [15]
2010 Golden Itiz Tyler Baze Ronald W. Ellis Jay Em Ess Stable 1+116 miles 1:42.84 $100,000 III [16]
2009 Grazen Rafael Bejarano Mike R. Mitchell Nicholas B. Alexander 1+116 miles 1:41.40 $100,000 III [17]
2008 Two Step Salsa Martin A. Pedroza Julio C. Canani Everest Stables 1+116 miles 1:41.57 $107,100 III [18]
2007 Desert Code Richard Migliore David E. Hofmans Tarabilla Farms 1+116 miles 1:44.21 $106,600 III [19]
2006 Point Determined Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Robert B. & Beverly J. Lewis Trust 1+116 miles 1:42.55 $100,000 III [20]
2005 Indian Ocean Jon Court Jay M. Robbins Mercedes Stable 1+116 miles 1:42.53 $102,998 III [21]
2004 Boomzeeboom Victor Espinoza Vladimir Cerin John Karubian, Alan Landsburg & Larry Postaer 1+116 miles 1:42.11 $110,200 III [22]
2003 Eye of the Tiger Alex O. Solis Jerry Hollendorfer John D. Gunther 1+116 miles 1:42.30 $103,096 III [23]
2002 Came Home Chris McCarron J. Paco Gonzalez William S. Farish III, John B. Goodman, John Toffan & Trudy McCaffery 1+116 miles 1:41.99 $107,500 III [24]
2001 Until Sundown Gary L. Stevens Laura de Seroux San Gabriel Investments & Sidney L. Port Trust 1+116 miles 1:43.10 $100,000 III [25]
2000 Tiznow Victor Espinoza Jay M. Robbins Michael Cooper & Cecilia Straub-Rubens 1+116 miles 1:42.35 $134,250 III [26]
1999 General Challenge David R. Flores Bob Baffert Golden Eagle Farm 1+116 miles 1:40.83 $125,000 III [27]
1998 Old Trieste Chris McCarron Mike Puype Gary Bisantz 1+116 miles 1:41.80 $101,822 III [28]
1997 Deputy Commander Corey Nakatani Wallace Dollase Horizon Stable, Michael Jarvis, Mandysland Farm, et al 1+116 miles 1:42.80 $102,500 III [29]
1996 Hesabull Eddie Delahoussaye Mike Chambers Three Sisters Thoroughbreds 1+116 miles 1:43.20 $101,750 III [30]
1995 Mr Purple Corey Nakatani Ron McAnally Alex G. Campbell Jr. 1+116 miles 1:42.20 $133,300 III [31]
1994 R Friar Tuck Jerry D. Bailey Ian P. D. Jory S. David Plummer 1+18 miles 1:49.00 $163,600 III [32]
1993 Codified Gary L. Stevens David E. Hofmans Ridder Thoroughbred Stable 1+18 miles 1:48.80 $161,600 III [33]
Silver Screen Handicap
1992 Natural Nine Laffit Pincay Jr. Lewis A. Cenicola Southern Neveda Racing Stables 1+18 miles 1:49.40 $163,000 III [34]
1991 Compelling Sound Gary L. Stevens Charles E. Whittingham Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Moss 1+18 miles 1:47.80 $158,800 III [35]
1990 Stalwart Charger Laffit Pincay Jr. Alcides Pico Perdomo Sidney Factor 1+18 miles 1:48.40 $158,600 III [36]
1989 Raise a Stanza Corey Black Jay M. Robbins Jack Kent Cooke 1+18 miles 1:48.40 $169,700 II [37]
1988 Iz a Saros Aaron Gryder Joseph Manzi Green Thumb Farm Stable 1+18 miles 1:49.00 $163,400 II [38]
1987 Candi's Gold Gary L. Stevens Edwin J. Gregson Royal Lines (Lessee) 1+18 miles 1:47.60 $160,500 II [39]
1986 ƒ Melair Pat Valenzuela John W. Sadler Marianne Millard & Bea Rous 1 mile 1:32.80 $400,000 II [40]
1985 Pancho Villa Laffit Pincay Jr. D. Wayne Lukas D. Wayne Lukas & Lloyd R. French, Jr. 1 mile 1:33.80 $109,500 II [41]
1984 Tights Laffit Pincay Jr. Laz Barrera Mill House 1+18 miles 1:48.60 $80,600 II [42]
1983 My Habitony Donald R. Pierce Arthur J. Lerille Jr. Olga J. Pejsa 1+18 miles 1:48.60 $81,000 II [43]
1982 Journey At Sea Chris McCarron Leland R. Fenstermaker Fred W. Hooper 1+18 miles 1:46.80 $83,350 II [44]
1981 Stancharry Pat Valenzuela Melvin F. Stute Harry Cole, Stanley Freeman & Charles Gold 1+18 miles 1:51.00 $80,900 II [45]
1980 Score Twenty Four Darrel G. McHargue James Jordan Thomas Capehart, et al 1+18 miles 1:48.20 $64,200 II [46]
1979 Valdez Laffit Pincay Jr. Laz Barrera Aaron & Marie Jones 1+18 miles 1:47.40 $64,500 II [1]

Legend:
  All Weather Track   Dirt
Notes:
ƒ Filly or Mare

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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