Buena Vista Stakes

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The Buena Vista Stakes is a Grade II American Thoroughbred horse race for fillies and mares aged four years old or older over the distance of one mile on the turf scheduled annually in February at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. The event currently carries a purse of $200,000.

Buena Vista Stakes
Grade II race
LocationSanta Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated1988 (as Buena Vista Handicap)
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance1 mile (8 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFillies and mares, four-years-old and older
Weight124 lbs with allowances
Purse$200,000 (since 2014)

HistoryEdit

The inaugural running of the event was on 5 March 1988 as the Buena Vista Handicap with the Julio Canani trained Davie's Lamb ridden by Fernando Toro winning comfortably by 1+34 lengths in a time of 1:39 flat.[1]

In 1990 the event was classified as a Grade III.[2]

The Buena Vista Handicap was run in two divisions in 1992.[3]

The event was upgraded to Grade II status in 1995.[2]

The event run as a handicap through 2012 but since has been run under allowance weight conditions and renamed to the Buena Vista Stakes.[3]

It was taken off the turf and run on the dirt course in 2017 due to poor conditions on the turf course. When a graded stakes is taken off the turf, the race is automatically downgraded one level for that running only. After the race, the American Graded Stakes Committee meets to review the race's running and determine if its former status should be reinstated. In the case of the 2017 Buena Vista Stakes, it was decided that the race's status would not be reinstated and as such it was recorded as a Grade III event.[4]

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 1:33.33 - Pontchatrain (2014)

Margins:

  • 3+12 lengths – Wild At Heart (2017)

Most wins:

  • No horse has won this race more than once.

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
Buena Vista Stakes
2021 Charmaine's Mia 4 Flavien Prat Philip D'Amato Agave Racing Stable & Rockin Robin Racing Stables 1 mile 1:33.93 $202,000 II [5]
2020 Keeper Ofthe Stars 4 Abel Cedillo Jonathan Wong Tommy Town Thoroughbreds 1 mile 1:34.15 $202,000 II [6]
2019 Vasilika 5 Flavien Prat Jerry Hollendorfer All Schlaich Stables, Jerry Hollendorfer, Gatto Racing & G. Todaro 1 mile 1:33.35 $201,404 II [7]
2018 Fault 4 Geovanni Franco Philip D'Amato Agave Racing Stable & Little Red Feather Racing 1 mile 1:33.49 $201,380 II [8]
2017 Wild At Heart 5 Flavien Prat Richard E. Mandella Ramona S. Bass 1 mile 1:36.48 $200,000 III [9]
2016 Paulina's Love 4 Gary L. Stevens Richard Baltas KM Racing Enterprise & Head of Plains Partners 1 mile 1:36.06 $202,070 II [10]
2015 Diversy Harbor 4 Gary L. Stevens Thomas F. Proctor Glen Hill Farm 1 mile 1:34.33 $200,250 II [11]
2014 Pontchatrain 4 Gary L. Stevens Thomas F. Proctor Glen Hill Farm 1 mile 1:33.33 $200,000 II [12]
2013 Mizdirection 5 Mike E. Smith Mike Puype Jungle Racing, W. Strauss, J. Grohs, B. Beljak, KMN Racing et al. 1 mile 1:33.50 $150,000 II [13]
Buena Vista Handicap
2012 City to City 5 Corey Nakatani Jerry Hollendorfer William DeBurgh, Mark Dedomenico & Jerry Hollendorfer 1 mile 1:34.19 $150,000 II [14]
2011 Cozi Rosie 4 Mike E. Smith John W. Sadler Jerry & Ann Moss 1 mile 1:35.94 $150,000 II [15]
2010 Tuscan Evening (IRE) 5 Rafael Bejarano Jerry Hollendorfer William de Burgh 1 mile 1:33.47 $150,000 II [16]
2009 Jibboom 5 Garrett K. Gomez Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1 mile 1:38.68 $150,000 II [17]
2008 Costume (GB) 4 Garrett K. Gomez Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1 mile 1:34.57 $150,000 II [18]
2007 Conveyor's Angel 5 Saul Arias Christopher S. Paasch Charles Cono 1 mile 1:35.77 $150,000 II [19]
2006 Silver Cup (IRE) 4 Victor Espinoza Patrick L. Biancone Martin S. Schwartz 1 mile 1:34.92 $150,000 II [20]
2005 Uraib (IRE) 5 Jon Court Sanford Shulman Ronald L. Charles & Clear Valley Stables 1 mile 1:33.72 $150,000 III [21]
2004 Fun House 5 Gary L. Stevens Ron McAnally Winchell Thoroughbreds 1 mile 1:36.13 $150,000 II [22]
2003 Final Destination (NZ) 5 Victor Espinoza Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1 mile 1:35.99 $150,000 II [23]
2002 Blue Moon (FR) 5 Brice Blanc Ronald W. Ellis B. Wayne Hughes 1 mile 1:35.54 $150,000 II [24]
2001 Rare Charmer 6 Laffit Pincay Jr. Craig Dollase Nick Cafarchia 1 mile 1:36.67 $150,000 II [25]
2000 Lexa (FR) 6 Brice Blanc Ronald W. Ellis B. Wayne Hughes 1 mile 1:36.17 $162,150 II [26]
1999 Tuzla (FR) 5 Corey Nakatani Julio C. Canani David S. Milch 1 mile 1:35.79 $150,000 II [27]
1998 Dance Parade 4 Kent J. Desormeaux Neil D. Drysdale Prince Fahd bin Salman 1 mile 1:36.83 $169,200 II [28]
1997 Media Nox (GB) 4 Corey Nakatani Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1 mile 1:33.48 $135,250 II [29]
1996 Matiara 4 Gary L. Stevens Richard E. Mandella Alec Head 1 mile 1:35.74 $131,800 II [30]
1995 Lyin to the Moon 6 Kent J. Desormeaux Richard E. Mandella Edward Allred & Randall D. Hubbard 1 mile 1:36.77 $106,700 II [31]
1994 † Skimble 5 Corey Nakatani Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1 mile 1:34.85 $111,300 III [32]
1993 Marble Maiden (GB) 4 Kent J. Desormeaux Gary F. Jones Darley Racing 1 mile 1:36.23 $110,000 III [33]
1992 Gold Fleece 4 Alex O. Solis John W. Sadler Joe Alvarez & Lise Ham 1 mile 1:33.48 $85,850 III Division 1[34]
Appealing Missy 5 Chris McCarron Ron McAnally Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Brody 1:34.25 $85,850 Division 2[35]
1991 Taffeta and Tulle 5 Chris McCarron Charles E. Whittingham Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum 1 mile 1:34.30 $112,200 III [36]
1990 Saros Brig 6 Pat Valenzuela Dominick Manzi Green Thumb Farm 1 mile 1:34.20 $113,300 III [37]
1989 Annoconnor 5 Corey Black Richard C. Mettee Morton Fink & Roy Gottlieb 1 mile 1:36.40 $110,800 [38]
1988 Davie's Lamb 4 Fernando Toro Julio C. Canani Deals On Stable 1 mile 1:39.00 $105,800 [1]

Legend:
  All Weather Track   Dirt   Turf
Notes:
† In 1994, Lady Blessington (FR) won the race but was disqualified later after a positive swab of scopalamine and placed ninth (last). All prize money was redistributed with first place awarded to Skimble[39]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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