Zenyatta Stakes

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The Zenyatta Stakes is a Grade II American Thoroughbred horse race for fillies and mares, age three and older the distance of one and one-sixteenth miles on the dirt scheduled annually in September at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. The event currently carries a purse of $200,000.[1]

Zenyatta Stakes
Grade II race
LocationSanta Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated1993 (as Lady's Secret Handicap)
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
WebsiteSanta Anita
Race information
Distance1 116 miles
SurfaceDirt
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFillies & Mares, three-years-old and 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 Distaff

HistoryEdit

The event was named after Hall of Famer Lady's Secret[2] who had won the 1986 Breeders' Cup Distaff at Santa Anita Park.

The event was inaugurated on 11 October 1993 as the Lady's Secret Handicap and was won by the odds-on favorite Hollywood Wildcat who was ridden by US Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye in a time of 1:41.05.[3] In her following start Hollywood Wildcat won the Breeders' Cup Distaff at Santa Anita Park. The following year Hollywood Wildcat repeated her victory leading all the way to a comfortable ​2 14 length margin.[4]

After two runnings of the event was classified by the American Graded Stakes Committee as Grade III and was upgraded to Grade II status in 1996.[5] In 2007 the event was upgraded to Grade I.[1]

After the 2009 running, it was announced that the race would be renamed the Zenyatta Stakes, on the assumption that Zenyatta (who had won the race in 2008 and 2009) would retire at the end of 2009. That change, however, was held off for 2010 at the behest of the mare's connections.[6] For 2010, it was again run as the Lady's Secret Stakes because Zenyatta was in the field, winning the race for the third time. The race was again run as the Lady's Secret Stakes in 2011 but was then run under its new name in 2012.

Beholder was able to equal Zenyatta's record of winning the event three times in 2015. After winning the 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita, Beholder won this event as a three-year-old before winning the Breeders' Cup Distaff which also was held at Santa Anita. After winning this event in 2014 and 2015 Beholder did not enter the Breeder's Cup. In the 2016 running of the event, Beholder ran for the fourth time and was beaten by a nose by Stellar Wind,[7] however she turned the tables winning the Breeders' Cup Distaff for a second time in her last career start.

In 2019 the event was downgraded to Grade II.[8]

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

Margins:

  • 3 12 lengths – Azeri (2002)
  • 3 12 lengths – Zenyatta (2008)

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
At Santa Anita Park – Zenyatta Stakes
2020 Harvest Moon 5 Flavien Prat Simon Callaghan Alice Bamford & Michael Tabor 1 116 miles 1:43.03 $196,000 II [9]
2019 Paradise Woods 5 Abel Cedillo John Shirreffs HS Stable & Martin J. & Pam Wygod 1 116 miles 1:44.31 $200,351 II [10]
2018 Vale Dori (ARG) 6 Joseph Talamo Bob Baffert Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum 1 116 miles 1:44.88 $300,345 I [11]
2017 Paradise Woods 3 Flavien Prat Richard E. Mandella Steven Sarkowsky & Martin J. & Pam Wygod 1 116 miles 1:44.34 $294,000 I [12]
2016 Stellar Wind 4 Victor Espinoza John W. Sadler Hronis Racing 1 116 miles 1:41.80 $300,000 I [7]
2015 Beholder 5 Gary L. Stevens Richard E. Mandella Spendthrift Farm 1 116 miles 1:42.83 $300,750 I [13]
2014 Beholder 4 Mike E. Smith Richard E. Mandella Spendthrift Farm 1 116 miles 1:42.19 $300,000 I [14]
2013 Beholder 3 Gary L. Stevens Richard E. Mandella Spendthrift Farm 1 116 miles 1:42.11 $250,500 I [15]
2012 Love and Pride 4 Martin Garcia Todd A. Pletcher Green Hills Farm 1 116 miles 1:43.09 $250,000 I [16]
Lady's Secret Stakes
2011 Zazu 3 Joel Rosario John W. Sadler Ann & Jerry Moss 1 116 miles 1:41.59 $250,000 I [17]
At Hollywood Park – Lady's Secret Stakes
2010 Zenyatta 6 Mike E. Smith John Shirreffs Ann & Jerry Moss 1 116 miles 1:42.97 $250,000 I [18]
At Santa Anita Park
2009 Zenyatta 5 Mike E. Smith John Shirreffs Ann & Jerry Moss 1 116 miles 1:42.89 $299,000 I [19]
2008 Zenyatta 4 Mike E. Smith John Shirreffs Ann & Jerry Moss 1 116 miles 1:40.30 $245,000 I [20]
2007 Tough Tiz's Sis 3 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Watson & Weitman Performances 1 116 miles 1:41.64 $196,500 I [21]
Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap
2006 Healthy Addiction 5 Victor Espinoza John W. Sadler Pamela C. Ziebarth 1 116 miles 1:43.60 $233,500 II [22]
2005 Healthy Addiction 4 Garrett K. Gomez John W. Sadler Pamela C. Ziebarth 1 116 miles 1:43.23 $235,000 II [23]
2004 § Island Fashion 4 Kerwin John Marcelo Polanco Everest Stables 1 116 miles 1:43.43 $235,000 II [24]
2003 Got Koko 4 Alex O. Solis Bruce Headley Aase Headley & Paul Leung 1 116 miles 1:42.92 $300,000 II [25]
2002 Azeri 4 Mike E. Smith Laura de Seroux Allen E. Paulson Trust 1 116 miles 1:41.10 $217,500 II [26]
2001 Queenie Belle 4 Brice Blanc Ben D. A. Cecil Gary Seidler 1 116 miles 1:43.64 $209,400 II [27]
2000 Smooth Player 4 Eddie Delahoussaye Dan L. Hendricks John Spohler & Martin J. Wygod 1 116 miles 1:42.27 $204,600 II [28]
1999 Manistique 4 Corey Nakatani John Shirreffs 505 Farms 1 116 miles 1:42.39 $197,500 II [29]
1998 Magical Allure 3 David R. Flores Bob Baffert Golden Eagle Farm 1 116 miles 1:42.55 $173,800 II [30]
1997 Sharp Cat 3 Alex O. Solis D. Wayne Lukas The Thoroughbred Corporation 1 116 miles 1:41.45 $179,400 II [31]
1996 Top Rung 5 Earlie Fires Willard L. Proctor Glen Hill Farm 1 116 miles 1:41.84 $178,450 II [32]
Lady's Secret Handicap
1995 Borodislew 5 Gary L. Stevens Eduardo Inda 505 Farms 1 116 miles 1:41.61 $130,250 III [33]
1994 Hollywood Wildcat 4 Eddie Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Irving & Marjorie Cowan 1 116 miles 1:40.61 $106,400 [4]
1993 Hollywood Wildcat 3 Eddie Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Irving & Marjorie Cowan 1 116 miles 1:41.05 $106,700 [3]

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

See alsoEdit

List of American and Canadian Graded races

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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