Daytona Stakes

The Daytona Stakes is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for horses three years old and older over the distance of 6+12 furlongs on the turf scheduled annually in late May at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.

Daytona Stakes
Grade III race
LocationSanta Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated1968 (as San Simeon Handicap)
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance6+12 furlongs
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree years old and older
Weight124 lbs. with allowances
Purse$100,000

HistoryEdit

The event was inaugurated in 1968 as the San Simeon Handicap[1]

The race has been run at a variety of distances and track surfaces. The race was originally run on the dirt but in 1980 was switched to the downhill turf course. Since that time, it has only been run on dirt when the turf course was unusable due to weather-related conditions.[2] Due to course conditions, several runnings of the event were taken off the turf and run on the dirt track.[1]

The event was upgraded to a Grade III event for 1984.[1]

In 2013 the race was renamed to the San Simeon Stakes.[1]

The event was originally scheduled in April but the Los Angeles Turf Club in 2017 moved the race to the Memorial Day weekend at Santa Anita. In that same year the Los Angeles Turf Club renamed the race to the current name of Daytona Stakes.[3] The original Daytona Stakes was renamed to the San Simeon Stakes.[4] The event was named after the Irish bred horse Daytona who a three year old won the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby and a four year old won the Grade I Shoemaker Mile Stakes at Santa Anita.[5]

In 2019, the distance was shortened by over a furlong, and the event started on the backstretch of the turf oval.[1] In 2020 the event was extended to 5+12 furlongs[1] and in 2021 the event was held over 6+12 furlongs.

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • about 6+12 furlongs – 1:11:28 Chips All In (2013)

Margins:

  • 4+12 lengths – Century's Envoy (1975)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Mr. Gruff (2009, 2010)
  • 2 - Champagne Bid (1984, 1985)

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
Daytona Stakes
2021 Bombard 8 Flavien Prat Richard E. Mandella Ramona S. & Perry R. Bass II, Adele B. Dilschneider & Waddell W. Hancock II 6+12 furlongs 1:14.47 $100,000 III [6]
2020 Wildman Jack 4 Mike E. Smith Doug F. O'Neill W.C. Racing 5+12 furlongs 1:01.01 $101,000 III [7]
2019 Eddie Haskell 6 Kent J. Desormeaux Mark Glatt Philip J. Wood & James Hailey 5 furlongs 0:55.49 $100,702 III [8]
2018 Conquest Tsunami 6 Victor Espinoza Peter L. Miller Gary Barber abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:12.03 $150,000 III [9]
San Simeon Stakes
2017 Stormy Liberal 5 Norberto Arroyo Jr. Peter L. Miller Rockingham Ranch abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:12.43 $147,000 III [10]
2016 Guns Loaded 5 Rafael Bejarano Doug F. O'Neill Westside Rentals.com, Neil Haymes, Leo Rodriguez & Steve Rothblum abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:13.33 $101,380 III [11]
2015 Get Happy Mister 5 Tyler Baze Mark D. Tsagalakis Annette Bishop abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:13.11 $100,500 III [12]
2014 Sweet Swap 5 Joseph Talamo John W. Sadler Hronis Racing abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:11.59 $101,000 III [13]
2013 Chips All In 4 Tyler Baze Jeff Mullins Jean Everest, John O'Brien, Danny Valdez & Michelle Turpin abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:11.28 $100,250 III [14]
San Simeon Handicap
2012 California Flag 8 Joseph Talamo Brian J. Koriner Barbara Card, E-Racing.Com, John Fradkin & Kevin Jacobsen abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:11.59 $100,000 III [15]
2011 Regally Ready 4 Mike E. Smith Steven M. Asmussen Vinery Stables abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:12.33 $100,000 III [16]
2010 Mr Gruff 6 Joel Rosario Ronald W. Ellis Gary Broad abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:11.53 $100,000 III [17]
2009 Mr Gruff 5 Joel Rosario Ronald W. Ellis Gary Broad abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:11.88 $100,000 III [18]
2008 Stoneside (IRE) 4 Martin A. Pedroza Julio C. Canani Marsha Naify abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:12.54 $112,400 III [19]
2007 Bonfante 6 Aaron Gryder Ron McAnally Frankfurt Stables & Eugene Tenbrink 6+12 furlongs 1:14.59 $103,488 III [20]
2006 Pure as Gold 4 Pat Valenzuela Doug F. O'Neill Steve L. Keh, Robert Richmond & Dennis O'Neill abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:12.56 $109,400 III [21]
2005 Shadow of Illinois 5 Mark Guidry Anthony K. Saavedra Ella & William. D. Sivage abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:12.62 $107,000 III [22]
2004 Glick 8 Alex O. Solis Jeff Mullins Robert D. Bone abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:11.46 $107,300 III [23]
2003 Speak in Passing 6 David R. Flores Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:12.87 $137,500 III [24]
2002 Malabar Gold 5 Chris McCarron Ronald W. Ellis B. Wayne Hughes abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:11.73 $138,125 III [25]
2001 Lake William 5 Victor Espinoza Richard E. Mandella Ann & Jerry Moss abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:12.34 $133,625 III [26]
2000 El Cielo 6 Jose Valdivia Jr. Craig Dollase Larry Carr, Miller Trust, D & P Webber Trust, et al abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:12.66 $132,400 III [27]
1999 Naninja 6 Chris McCarron Mike R. Mitchell Wes R. Horton, Marlin Merhab & Ed Nance abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:13.32 $108,700 III [28]
1998 Labeeb (GB) 6 Kent J. Desormeaux Neil D. Drysdale Maktoum Al Maktoum abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:12.94 $113,100 III [29]
1997 Sandtrap 4 Alex O. Solis Ben D. A. Cecil Estate Robert E. Hibbert abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:12.50 $156,850 III [30]
1996 ƒ Ski Dancer 4 Gary L. Stevens Gary F. Jones Kallenberg Thoroughbreds abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:13.98 $104,200 III [31]
1995 Finder's Fortune 6 Pat Valenzuela Darrell Vienna David S. Milch & Jack Silverman abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:13.65 $109,550 III [32]
1994 Rapan Boy (AUS) 6 Gary L. Stevens Gary F. Jones Huthart & Moore abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:13.16 $108,100 III [33]
1993 Exemplary Leader 7 Martin A. Pedroza Brian A. Mayberry Jan, Mace & Samantha Siegel abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:13.98 $109,300 III [34]
1992 ƒ Heart of Joy 5 Chris McCarron Gary F. Jones Golden Eagle Farm abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:12.94 $114,600 III [35]
1991 Forest Glow 4 Julio A. Garcia Brad MacDonald John A. Bell III abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:12.40 $108,900 III [36]
1990 Coastal Voyage 6 Alex O. Solis Ron McAnally Red Tree Farm abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:12.20 $106,400 III [37]
1989 Mazilier 5 Pat Valenzuela Edwin J. Gregson Juddmonte Farms abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:15.80 $82,500 III [38]
1988 Caballo de Oro 4 Rafael Q. Meza Lewis A. Cenicola Humberto Ascanio, Fer & Zankich 6+12 furlongs 1:15.40 $80,450 III [39]
1987 Bolder Than Bold 5 Gary Baze Charles E. Whittingham Mary Jones Bradley, Ann Chandler & Charles E. Whittingham abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:13.60 $83,550 III [40]
1986 § Estate 7 Antonio Lopez Castanon Jack Van Berg Tom E. Norton abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:13.80 $88,150 III [41]
1985 Champagne Bid 6 Ray Sibille Randy Winick Saddle Hill Farm abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:13.60 $97,150 III [42]
1984 Champagne Bid 5 Ray Sibille Randy Winick Saddle Hill Farm & Randy Winick abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:14.40 $89,350 III [43]
1983 Chinook Pass 4 Laffit Pincay Jr. Laurie N. Anderson Hi Yu Stable 6+12 furlongs 1:15.40 $66,100 Listed [44]
1982 Shagbark 7 Laffit Pincay Jr. Robert J. Frankel Mr. & Mrs. Martin Ritt abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:13.00 $66,850 Listed [45]
1981 Syncopate 6 Donald R. Pierce Ron McAnally Elmendorf Farm 6+12 furlongs 1:16.40 $53,950 Listed [46]
1980 Dragon Command (NZ) 6 Eddie Delahoussaye Michael C. Whittingham Ivan W. Allan & Lee Ah Seong abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:12.60 $47,050 Listed [47]
1979 Bywayofchicago 5 Darrel G. McHargue Thomas A. Pratt Robert Fluor, Sidney Port & Herman Sarkowsky 7 furlongs 1:21.80 $56,350 Listed [48]
1978 Maheras 5 Laffit Pincay Jr. Lin Wheeler Peter Cristofi & Nicholas P. Bissias 7 furlongs 1:22.80 $43,650 Listed [49]
1977 Mark's Place 5 Sandy Hawley Ron McAnally Bob D. Bird 7 furlongs 1:21.00 $44,250 Listed [50]
1976 Pay Tribute 4 Laffit Pincay Jr. Ron McAnally Elmendorf Farm 1 mile 1:35.20 $43,650 Listed [51]
1975 Century's Envoy 4 Jorge Tejeira Jerry Dutton Mr. & Mrs. John J. Elmore 7 furlongs 1:22.40 $33,200 Listed [52]
1974 Matun 5 Steve Valdez Charles E. Whittingham Marjorie Everett 7 furlongs 1:21.20 $34,700 III [53]
1973 Soft Victory 5 Donald R. Pierce Ron McAnally Maxwell R. Prestridge Jr. 7 furlongs 1:21.40 $36,550 III [54]
1972 Single Agent 4 Howard Grant Wayne B. Stucki Indian Hill Stable & Frank Marshall 7 furlongs 1:21.00 $34,700 [55]
1971 Long Position 5 Johnny Sellers Morton Lipton Westerly Stud 7 furlongs 1:21.80 $27,650 [56]
1970 Right Cross 4 Laffit Pincay Jr. Ted Saladin Mr. & Mrs. Bert W. Martin 7 furlongs 1:21.60 $23,050 [57]
1969 Ottawa Hills 6 Laffit Pincay Jr. John Adams Hasty House Farms 7 furlongs 1:22.20 $23,850 [58]
1968 Poona Khan 7 Miguel Yanez John W. Pappalardo Jay F. Walker 7 furlongs 1:22.00 $23,000 [59]

Legend:
  Dirt   Turf
Notes:
§ Ran as an entry
ƒ Filly or Mare

See alsoEdit

List of American and Canadian Graded races

ReferencesEdit

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