Frank E. Kilroe Mile

  (Redirected from Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap)

The Frank E. Kilroe Mile is an American Thoroughbred horse race run in early March at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Open to horses four years of age and older, it is raced over a distance of one mile (1.6 km). The Grade I race currently offers a purse of $400,000.

Frank E. Kilroe Mile
Grade I race
LocationSanta Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated1960
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitewww.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance1 mile (8 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-year-olds & up
Weight124 lbs. with allowances[1]
Purse$400,000 (since 2015)[2]

The Frank E. Kilroe Mile is the official name of the race according to Santa Anita,[3] but it is also commonly called the Frank E. Kilroe Mile Stakes.[2] The race is named for Frank E. Kilroe, who was the racing secretary and handicapper at Santa Anita from 1953 to 1990. Kilroe was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2019 as a Pillar of the Turf.[4]

HistoryEdit

The race was inaugurated in 1960 as the Arcadia Handicap (1960–2000) and was renamed as the Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap in 2001. In 2010, it changed from a handicap to a stakes run on an allowance weight base.

It was raced at a distance of 1+14 miles until 1987. In 1972, the distance at which it was raced was "about" 1+14 miles. In 1987, the distance was changed to one mile. In 1975, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1995, the race was switched from turf to dirt due to weather conditions. The race was upgraded to Grade I status in 2005.

The race was open to three-year-olds and up in 1962.

In 2010, Proviso became the first female to win the Kilroe in 51 runnings.

RecordsEdit

Time record: (on turf at current distance of 1 mile)

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 – Laguna Seca (1975, 1976)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Frank E. Kilroe MileEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2021 Hit The Road 4 Florent Geroux Dan Blacker D K Racing LLC & Taste Of Victory Stables Et Al 1:34.48
2020 River Boyne 5 Abel Cedillo Jeff Mullins Red Baron's Barn LLC and Rancho Temescal LLC 1:33.88
2019   Ohio 8 Ruben Fuentes Michael McCarthy Eclipse Thotoughbred Partners 1:33.71
2018 Bowies Hero 4 Corey S. Nakatani Philip D'Amato Agave Racing Stable (Mark Martinez), ERJ Racing LLC (Erik Johnson), Madaket Stables LLC 1:33.61
2017   Bal a Bali 7 Javier Castellano Richard Mandella Calumet Farm 1:33.86
2016 What a View 5 Kent Desormeaux Kenny Black Finish Line Racing 1:35.57
2015 Ring Weekend 4 Drayden Van Dyke H. Graham Motion St. Elias Stable/West Point Thoroughbreds 1:32.98
2014   Winning Prize 5 Corey Nakatani Neil D. Drysdale Heerensperger/Nelson 1:32.44
2013   Suggestive Boy 5 Joseph Talamo Ron McAnally Pozo De Luna 1:32.89
2012   Willyconker 5 Joel Rosario Doug O'Neill O'Neill & Partners 1:33.88
2011   Fluke 6 Rafael Bejarano Humberto Ascanio Patricia Bozano 1:33.50
2010   Proviso 5 Mike E. Smith Bill Mott Juddmonte Farm 1:35.31
2009 Gio Ponti 4 Ramon Domínguez Christophe Clement Castleton Lyons 1:33.65
2008 Ever a Friend 5 Tyler Baze Mike R. Mitchell Steve & Jeff Ustin/Dan Capen 1:33.37
2007 Kip Deville 4 Richard Migliore Richard E. Dutrow Jr. IEAH Stables et al. 1:33.88
2006   Milk It Mick 5 Kent Desormeaux James M. Cassidy Paul Dixon 1:34.49
2005   Leroidesanimaux 5 Jon Court Robert J. Frankel Stud TNT 1:33.89
2004   Sweet Return 4 Gary Stevens Ron McAnally Red Oak Stable 1:33.87
2003   Redattore 8 Alex Solis Richard Mandella Luis A. Taunay 1:34.94
2002 Decarchy 5 Kent Desormeaux Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:34.04
2001 Road to Slew 6 Laffit Pincay Jr. Craig Dollase Nick Cafarchia 1:35.96
2000 Commitisize 5 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Mike Pegram 1:36.61
1999   Lord Smith 4 Garrett Gomez Bruce L. Jackson Boich, Kruse & Kruse 1:34.53
1998   Hawksley Hill 5 Pat Day Neil Drysdale David & Jill Heerensperger 1:34.84
1997 Atticus 5 Corey Nakatani Richard Mandella La Presle Farm 1:31.89
1996   Tychonic 6 Gary Stevens Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:35.52
1995 College Town 4 Laffit Pincay Jr. Melvin F. Stute David N. Brown 1:40.62
1994 Megan's Interco 5 Corey Black Jenine Sahadi Milton M. Bronson 1:33.86
1993   Leger Cat 7 Corey Nakatani Richard Mandella Allred & Hubbard 1:34.19
1992 Fly Till Dawn 6 Laffit Pincay Jr. Darrell Vienna Josephine T. Gleis 1:34.69
1991 Madjaristan 5 Ed Delahoussaye Neil Drysdale Clover Racing Stable et al. 1:33.20
1990 Prized 4 Ed Delahoussaye Neil Drysdale Meadowbrook Farms et al. 1:34.40
1989   Bello Horizonte 6 Ed Delahoussaye Richard J. Lundy Allen E. Paulson 1:36.20
1988   Mohamed Abdu 4 Ed Delahoussaye Richard Mulhall Meyer & Markovic et al. 1:37.00
1987 Thrill Show 4 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Bradley, Duchossois et al. 1:36.00
1986   Strawberry Road 7 Gary Stevens Charles Whittingham A.E. Paulson/Summa Stable 2:03.40
1985 Fatih 5 Bill Shoemaker Hector O. Palma Ginji Yasuda 1:59.60
1984 Sir Pele 5 Rafael Meza Laz Barrera Aaron U. Jones 2:01.20
1983   Manantial 5 Kenny Black Lee Rossi Carl J. Maggio 2:03.40
1982   Perrault 5 Laffit Pincay Jr. Charles Whittingham Baron T. van Zuylen 2:04.60
1981 Premier Ministre 5 Laffit Pincay Jr. Laz Barrera Dolly Green 2:02.60
1980 Henschel 6 Bill Shoemaker John W. Russell Fred W. Hooper 1:58.80
1979 Fluorescent Light 5 Laffit Pincay Jr. Angel Penna Sr. Ogden Mills Phipps 2:03.60
1978 Exceller 5 Laffit Pincay Jr. Charles Whittingham Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:01.20
1977 Caucasus 5 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Cardiff Stud Farm 2:00.00
1976 Ga Hai 5 Fernando Toro Gene Cleveland Laguna Seca 2:00.40
1975 Ga Hai 4 Jacinto Vásquez Gene Cleveland Laguna Seca 2:07.00
1974 Court Ruling 4 Braulio Baeza W. Preston King Milton Polinger 2:01.20
1973 River Buoy 8 Donald R. Pierce Jack Look 16 Ton Stable et al. 2:02.80
1973 Kobuk King 7 Jerry Lambert Ron McAnally Allegre Stable 2:02.80
1972 Buzkashi 5 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Everett-Tally 2:00.80
1972 Knight in Armor 5 Donald R. Pierce Buster Millerick Robert A. Cass 2:01.80
1971 Daryl's Joy 5 Johnny Sellers Charles Whittingham Robert K. C. Goh 1:59.60
1970 Royal Dynasty 4 Laffit Pincay Jr. Melvin F. Stute G. K. Collins 2:06.80
1969 Rivet 5 Merlin Volzke Dale Landers Pierce Doty 2:03.20
1968 Nashua Pilot 4 Johnny Sellers L. G. "Brandy" Culver John D. Askew 2:00.00
1967 Fleet Host 4 Angel Pineda Ray Priddy Westerly Stud 1:59.80
1966 Tudor Frame 4 Jerry Lambert Lou Carno Silver Creek Ranch, Inc. 2:02.80
1965 Cedar Key 5 Bill Shoemaker Don McCoy Jerry Basta 2:00.80
1964 Mr. Consistency 6 Kenneth Church James I. Nazworthy Ann Peppers 1:58.60
1963 The Axe II 5 Pete Moreno Robert L. Wheeler Greentree Stable 2:04.20
1962 Art Market 4 Ismael Valenzuela Hirsch Jacobs Jerome Fendrick 2:01.00
1961 Wolfram 5 John L. Rotz Burley Parke Harbor View Farm 2:01.00
1960 American Comet 4 Tommy Barrow Martin L. Fallon C. W. Smith Ent., Inc. 2:04.40
*Note: Run in two divisions in 1972 and 1973.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chart of the 2020 Frank E. Kilroe". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 7 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Stakes profile". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 7 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Frank E. Kilroe Miles Quotes – Saturday, March 10, 2018 (santaanita.com) Retrieved 22 March 2019
  4. ^ "'Purest Gentleman' Jimmy Kilroe Among National Museum Of Racing's Incoming Pillars Of The Turf". Horse Racing News | Paulick Report. 25 April 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)