Santa Anita Sprint Championship

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The Santa Anita Sprint Championship is a Grade I American Thoroughbred horse race for horses aged three years old or older over the distance of six furlongs on the dirt scheduled annually in September at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. The event currently carries a purse of $200,000.[1]

Santa Anita Sprint Championship
Grade I race
LocationSanta Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States, United States
Inaugurated1983 (as Ancient Title Stakes at Hollywood Park)
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
WebsiteSanta Anita
Race information
Distance6 furlongs
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds & older
WeightBase weights with allowances:
4-year-olds and up: 126 lbs.
3-year-olds: 122 lbs.
Purse$200,000 (2020)
BonusesBreeders' Cup "Win and You're In" - Breeders' Cup Sprint

HistoryEdit

The race was originally named in honor of the California-bred horse Ancient Title, a two-time California Horse of the Year and a National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame inductee.[2] The inaugural running of the event was at Hollywood Park as an overnight stakes event for three year olds on 23 December 1983 over a distance of ​1 116 miles.[3] The following year the distance of the event was shortened to 1 mile.[4] In 1985 the event was moved to the Oak Tree Racing Association meeting at Santa Anita Park as a sprint for horses three-year-olds and older over six furlongs.[5]

In 1990 the event was classified by the American Graded Stakes Committee as Grade III and was upgraded to Grade II status in 1999.[5] In 2001 the event was upgraded to Grade I.[1]

In 2012 the event was renamed to the Santa Anita Sprint Championship.[1]

Between 1990 and 2006, the Breeders' Cup sponsored the event which reflected in the name of the event.[1] The event is part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series, the winner of the race automatically qualifies for the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

RecordsEdit

Time record:

  • 1:07.53 - Cost of Freedom (2008)

Margins:

  • 4 lengths – Sam Who (1989)

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes
2020 C Z Rocket 6 Luis Saez Peter L. Miller Gary Barber, Tom Kagele, Madaket Stables 6 furlongs 1:09.14 $200,000 I [6]
2019 Omaha Beach 3 Mike E. Smith Richard E. Mandella Fox Hill Farm Inc 6 furlongs 1:08.79 $300,351 I [7]
2018 Roy H 6 Paco Lopez Peter L. Miller Rockingham Ranch & David Bernsen 6 furlongs 1:09.09 $300,000 I [8]
2017 Roy H 5 Kent J. Desormeaux Peter L. Miller Rockingham Ranch & David Bernsen 6 furlongs 1:08.68 $300,345 I [9]
2016 Lord Nelson 4 Flavien Prat Bob Baffert Spendthrift Farm 6 furlongs 1:08.80 $300,000 I [10]
2015 Wild Dude 5 Rafael Bejarano Jerry Hollendorfer Jerry Hollendorfer & Green Smith 6 furlongs 1:09.45 $300,000 I [11]
2014 Rich Tapestry (IRE) 6 Olivier Doleuze C. W. Chang Silas Yang Siu Shun, Wong Tak Wai, Ho Chi Keung & Cheung Yuk Tak 6 furlongs 1:07.59 $300,000 I [12]
2013 Points Offthebench 4 Mike E. Smith Tim Yakteen Donnie Crevier & Charles V. Martin 6 furlongs 1:08.00 $250,500 I [13]
2012 Coil 4 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Karl Watson, Michael E. Pegram & Paul Weitman 6 furlongs 1:09.89 $250,000 I [14]
Ancient Title Stakes
2011 Amazombie 5 Mike E. Smith William Spawr William Spawr & Thomas C. Sanford 6 furlongs 1:08.24 $250,000 I [15]
At Hollywood Park – Ancient Title Stakes
2010 Smiling Tiger 3 Russell Baze Jeff Bonde Alan Phillip Klein & Philip Lebherz 6 furlongs 1:09.37 $245,000 I [16]
At Santa Anita Park – Ancient Title Stakes
2009 Gayego 4 Garrett K. Gomez Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 6 furlongs 1:08.28 $300,000 I [17]
2008 Cost of Freedom 5 Tyler Baze John W. Sadler Gary & Cecil Barber 6 furlongs 1:07.53 $250,000 I [18]
2007 Idiot Proof 3 David R. Flores Clifford W. Sise Jr. Pam & Martin Wygod 6 furlongs 1:07.57 $300,000 I [19]
2006 Bordonaro 5 Pat Valenzuela William Spawr Fred Carrillo & Daniel A. Cassella 6 furlongs 1:07.93 $220,000 I [20]
2005 Captain Squire 6 Alex O. Solis Jeff Mullins Robert D. Bone & Jeffrey S. Diener 6 furlongs 1:08.85 $236,000 I [21]
Ancient Title Handicap
2004 Pt's Grey Eagle 3 Alex Bisono Craig Dollase J. Paul Reddam 6 furlongs 1:08.84 $213,000 I [22]
2003 Avanzado (ARG) 6 Tyler Baze Doug F. O'Neill Cees Stable 6 furlongs 1:08.12 $156,625 I [23]
2002 Kalookan Queen 6 Alex O. Solis Bruce Headley Louis A. Asistio 6 furlongs 1:08.26 $207,875 I [24]
2001 Swept Overboard 4 Eddie Delahoussaye Craig Dollase J. Paul Reddam 6 furlongs 1:07.67 $207,100 I [25]
2000 Kona Gold 6 Alex O. Solis Bruce Headley Bruce Headley & Irwin and Andrew Molasky 6 furlongs 1:08.11 $196,498 II [26]
1999 Lexicon 4 Kent J. Desormeaux Richard E. Mandella Jerry & Ann Moss 6 furlongs 1:07.84 $207,500 II [27]
1998 Gold Land 7 Kent J. Desormeaux Neil D. Drysdale Prince Fahd Salman 6 furlongs 1:08.50 $156,700 III [28]
1997 Elmhurst 7 Corey Nakatani Jenine Sahadi Evergreen Farm & Jenine Sahadi 6 furlongs 1:08.82 $155,000 III [29]
1996 Lakota Brave 7 Eddie Delahoussaye Bruce Headley 505 Farms, Bruce Headley, Mizrahie, et al 6 furlongs 1:08.16 $149,200 III [30]
1995 Track Gal 4 Gary L. Stevens John W. Sadler William H. Oldknow & Robert W. Phipps 6 furlongs 1:08.32 $99,150 III [31]
1994 Saratoga Gambler 6 Martin A. Pedroza William Spawr Ken Porter 6 furlongs 1:08.87 $107,500 III [32]
1993 Cardmania 7 Eddie Delahoussaye Derek Meredith Jean Couvercelle 6 furlongs 1:08.04 $106,975 III [33]
1992 Gray Slewpy 4 Kent J. Desormeaux Dan L. Hendricks Ed Friendly 6 furlongs 1:08.48 $106,360 III [34]
1991 Frost Free 6 Chris McCarron John W. Sadler Triple Dot Dash Stable & Jim Vandervoort 6 furlongs 1:08.66 $97,775 III [35]
1990 Corwyn Bay (IRE) 4 Eddie Delahoussaye Richard E. Mandella Randall D. Hubbard 6 furlongs 1:08.40 $97,000 III [36]
1989 Sam Who 4 Laffit Pincay Jr. Henry Moreno Sam Stevens & Nita Brooks 6 furlongs 1:08.00 $75,000 [37]
1988 Olympic Prospect 4 Laffit Pincay Jr. John W. Sadler Gregg Alsdorf, Lawrence Opas & Frank Sinatra 6 furlongs 1:09.00 $95,500 [38]
1987 Zany Tactics 6 Jack L. Kaenel Blake R. Heap Vera C. Brunette 6 furlongs 1:09.00 $63,700 [39]
1986 Groovy 3 Jose A. Santos Jose A. Martin Theodore V. Kruckel & John A. Ballis 6 furlongs 1:08.20 $85,650 [40]
1985 Temerity Prince 5 Wesley A. Ward Charles E. Whittingham J. R. Querbes III (Lessee) 6 furlongs 1:09.20 $64,150 [41]
At Hollywood Park – Ancient Title Stakes
1984 § Party Leader 3 Chris McCarron Gary F. Jones Elmendorf Farm 1 mile 1:35.60 $45,375 3YO only[4]
1983 Video Kid 3 Rafael Meza Pedro Marti Burt Bacharach 1 116 miles 1:40.80 $45,250 3YO only[3]

Legend:
  All Weather Track   Dirt
Notes:
§ Ran as an entry

See alsoEdit

List of American and Canadian Graded races

ReferencesEdit

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