Las Cienegas Stakes

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The Las Cienegas Stakes is a race for Thoroughbred horses run each year at Santa Anita Park. Open to fillies and mares age four and up, it is run at a distance of five and a half furlongs on turf.

Las Cienegas Stakes
Grade III race
LocationSanta Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated1974
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance5 12 furlongs sprint
SurfaceTurf
Trackleft-handed
QualificationFour-years-old & up mares & fillies
Weight124 lbs with allowances[1]
Purse$100,000 (since 1998)[2]

A Grade III stakes since 1992, it has a current purse of $100,000. The Las Cienegas was run as a handicap until 2013 when it was switched to a regular stakes race[2] with allowance weight conditions.[1]

The race has been contested at a variety of distances over the years:[2]

  • 5 12 furlongs on turf – 2020
  • about ​6 12 furlongs on the downhill turf course – 1991 to 2019
    • switched to ​6 12 furlongs on the dirt due to weather conditions in 2012, 2016, 2017 and 2019
  • 6 12 furlongs on turf – 1974 to 1990
    • switched to ​6 12 furlongs on the dirt due to weather conditions in 1979, 1982, 1983, 1986

RecordsEdit

On January 11, 2020, the Las Cienegas Stakes was run for the first time at a distance of ​5 12 furlongs on turf. Brazilian import Jolie Olimpica, making her first start in the United States, set a new Santa Anita Park course record of 1:01 flat for that distance.[3]

Speed record:

  • 1:11.66 @ ​6 12 (±) furlongs on turf: Elusive Diva (2005)
  • 1:14.40 @ ​6 12 furlongs on dirt: Excitable Lady (1982)

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(Furlongs)
Time
Win$
Gr.
2020 Jolie Olimpica 4 Mike E. Smith Richard E. Mandella Fox Hill Farms, Inc. (Rick Porter) 5 12 F 1:01.00 $60,000 G3
2019 Belvoir Bay 6 Flavien Prat Peter L. Miller Gary Barber 6 12 F (d) 1:15.06 $60,000 UGS
2018 Coniah 5 Kent Desormeaux William E. Morey James W. & Tammy M. McKenney 6 12 F (±) 1:12.17 $60,000 G3
2017 Watch This Cat 5 Corey Nakatani Richard Baltas Bederian, Kamberian, Nakkashian 6 12 F (d) 1:16.41 $60,000 UGS
2016 Dreamologist 4 Flavien Prat Richard E. Mandella LNJ Foxwoods 6 12 F (d) 1:15.56 $60,000 G3
2015 Home Journey 5 Rafael Bejarano Mike Puype GGG Stables & Russell J. Sarno 6 12 F (±) 1:13.09 $60,000 G3
2014 Tribal Spy 4 Joseph Talamo Adam Kitchingman Triple B Farms 6 12 F (±) 1:12.12 $60,000 G3
2013 Mizdirection 5 Joseph Talamo Mike Puype Jungle Racing LLC, Strauss, Grohs, Beljak, KMN Racing LLC, et al 6 12 F (±) 1:12.61 $60,000 G3
2012 Mizdirection 4 David Flores Mike Puype Jungle Racing, LLC, Grohs, Strauss, Beljak, Nish 6.5 F (d) 1:16.50 $60,000 UGS
2011 Separate Forest 4 Pat Valenzuela Doug O'Neill Suarez Racing, Inc. 6 12 F (±) 1:12.64 $60,000 G3
2010 Unzip Me 4 Joseph Talamo Martin F. Jones Harris Farms, Inc., Antonsen, Jones & Valpredo 6 12 F (±) 1:12.80 $60,000 G3
2009 Gotta Have Her 5 Tyler Baze Jenine Sahadi Green Lantern Stables LLC 6 12 F (±) 1:11.92 $60,000 G3
2008 Lightmyfirebaby 5 Alex Solis Barry Abrams Richard O’Neill Trust 6 12 F (±) 1:13.25 $67,620 G3
2007 River's Prayer 4 Clinton Potts Paula Capestro Bantry Farms, Capestro, et al 6 12 F (±) 1:12.99 $65,220 G3
2006 Cambiocorsa 4 Jon Court Doug O'Neill Leatherman Racing 6 12 F (±) 1:12.60 $67,740 G3
2005 Elusive Diva 4 Kent Desormeaux Mark Glatt Branch, Branch, Konecny et al 6 12 F (±) 1:11.66 $66,660 G3
2004 Etoile Montante 4 Javier Santiago Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 6 12 F (±) 1:13.32 $67,680 G3
2003 Heat Haze 4 Jose Valdivia Jr. Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 6 12 F (±) 1:13.11 $66,000 G3
2002 Rolly Polly Ire 4 Kent Desormeaux Robert J. Frankel Wildenstein Stable 6 12 F (±) 1:12.55 $65,100 G3
2001 Go Go 4 Eddie Delahoussaye Warren Stute Thomas & Thomas Racing 6 12 F (±) 1:13.54 $65,700 G3
2000 Evening Promise 4 Danny Sorenson Kathy Walsh Richard Duggan & James R. Vreeland 6 12 F (±) 1:13.66 $63,840 G3
1999 Desert Lady 4 Corey Nakatani Richard E. Mandella The Thoroughbred Corp. 6 12 F (±) 1:13.65 $65,640 G3
1998 Dance Parade 4 Kent Desormeaux Neil D. Drysdale H.R.H. Prince Fahd Salman 6 12 F (±) 1:13.60 $64,800 G3
1997 Advancing Star 4 Gary Stevens Richard E. Mandella Golden Eagle Farm 6 12 F (±) 1:12.50 $96,550 G3
1996 Ski Dancer 4 Gary Stevens Gary F. Jones Kallenberg Thoroughbred, Inc. 6 12 F (±) 1:14.59 $64,300 G3
1995 Marina Park 5 Alex Solis Ian P. D. Jory Greenland Park, Ltd. 6 12 F (±) 1:13.77 $63,175 G3
1994 Mamselle Bebette 4 Chris McCarron Jack Van Berg Big Train Farm 6 12 F (±) 1:13.05 $45,975 G3
1993 Glen Kate 6 Corey Black Bill Shoemaker Wayne Gretzky & Bruce McNall 6 12 F (±) 1:12.71 $61,225 G3
1992 Heart of Joy 5 Chris McCarron Gary F. Jones Golden Eagle Farm 6 12 F (±) 1:12.72 $63,475 G3
1991 Flower Girl 4 Eddie Delahoussaye Hector O. Palma William J. Gredley 6 12 F (±) 1:13.20 $49,650
1990 Stylish Star 4 Chris McCarron Dan L. Hendricks Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Cavanagh 6 12 F (±) 1:13.00 $47,100
1989 Imperial Star 5 Robbie Davis Robert J. Frankel Bob Trussel, Jr. 6 12 F (±) 1:15.60 $50,450
1988 Hairless Heiress 5 Gary Stevens Noble Threewitt Jawl Brothers 6 12 F (±) 1:15.00 $52,050
1987 Lichi 7 Gary Baze Gary F. Jones Preston Farm 6 12 F (±) 1:14.40 $38,150
1986 Shywing 4 Laffit Pincay Jr. Jerry Fanning Cardiff Stud Farm 6 12 F (d) 1:18.00 $37,550
1985 Danzadar 4 Dario Acosta Lozoya Hector O. Palma Granja Vista Del Rio Stable 6 12 F (±) 1:14.00 $37,250
1984 Tangent 4 Gustavo Barrera Wayne Murty Bacchus, Harrison, McGee et al 6 12 F (±) 1:15.00 $39,600
1983 Faneuil Lass 4 Laffit Pincay Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Sam E. Stevens 6 12 F (d) 1:17.40 $41,200
1982 Excitable Lady 4 Eddie Delahoussaye Ronald McAnally Thomas E. Gentry 6 12 F (d) 1:14.40 $37,450
1981 Wishing Well 6 Fernando Toro Gary F. Jones Mr. or Mrs. Michael Lima 6 12 F (±) 1:13.40 $34,250
1980 Great Lady M. 5 Pat Valenzuela D. Wayne Lukas Robert H. Spreen 6 12 F (±) 1:14.80 $28,100
1979 Pressing Date 5 Angel Cordero Jr. William J. Hirsch King Ranch 6 12 F (d) 1:16.40 $27,500
1978 Drama Critic 4 Darrel McHargue Ronald McAnally Elmendorf 6 12 F (±) 1:14.00 $27,800
1977 Dancing Femme 4 Bill Shoemaker Tommy Doyle Jack L. Finley 6 12 F (±) 1:13.60 $24,600
1976 Life's Hope 3 Laffit Pincay Jr. Laz Barrera Harbor View Farm 6 F (d) 1:09.40 $20,100
1975 Race not held
1974 Woodland Pines 5 Laffit Pincay Jr. Cecil Jolly Linda Briggs Smith 6 12 F (±) 1:13.00 $18,650

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Chart of the 2020 Las Cienegas". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Stakes profile". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Jolie Olimpica Sets Course Record in U.S. debut". Thoroughbred Daily News, page 8. 2020-01-12. Retrieved 2020-07-01.

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