Las Virgenes Stakes

The Las Virgenes Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in late January/early February at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Run at a distance of one mile on dirt, it is open to three-year-old fillies. The race is a Grade II event with a current purse of $200,000 and is part of the Road to the Kentucky Oaks.

Las Virgenes Stakes
Grade II race
LocationSanta Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated1981
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitewww.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance1 mile (8 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-year-old fillies
Weight124 lbs with allowances[1]
Purse$200,000 (since 2017)[2]

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 1:34.86 – Zazu (2011)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2020 Venetian Harbor Flavien Prat Richard Baltas Ciaglia Racing LLC, Highland Yard LLC, et al. 1:37.51
2019 Bellafina Flavien Prat Simon Callaghan Kaleem Shah 1:35.99
2018 Dream Tree Drayden Van Dyke Bob Baffert Phoenix Thoroughbred III 1:39.45
2017 Unique Bella Mike E. Smith Jerry Hollendorfer Don Alberto Stable 1:35.66
2016 Songbird Mike E. Smith Jerry Hollendorfer Fox Hill Farms 1:36.84
2015 Callback Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Spendthrift Farm 1:36.92
2014 Fashion Plate Gary Stevens Simon Callaghan Zetcher/Tabor 1:37.22
2013 Beholder Garrett Gomez Richard Mandella Spendthrift Farm 1:36.14
2012 Eden's Moon Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Kaleem Shah 1:35.27
2011 Zazu Joel Rosario John W. Sadler Ann & Jerry Moss 1:34.86
2010 Blind Luck Rafael Bejarano Jerry Hollendorfer DeDomenico/Carver/Hollendorfer 1:35.98
2009 Stardom Bound Mike E. Smith Robert J. Frankel IEAH Stables/partners 1:36.43
2008 Golden Doc A Rafael Bejarano Barry Abrams Ron McCauley 1:35.86
2007 Rags to Riches Garrett Gomez Michael McCarthy Derrick Smith/Michael Tabor 1:37.85
2006 Balance Victor Espinoza David Hofmans Amerman Racing 1:36.54
2005 Sharp Lisa Corey Nakatani Doug O'Neill Reddam, Suarez Racing et al. 1:35.64
2004 A. P. Adventure Alex Solis Wallace Dollase Robert & Beverly Lewis 1:36.50
2003 Composure Jerry Bailey Bob Baffert Robert & Beverly Lewis 1:36.13
2002 You Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1:38.84
2001 Golden Ballet Chris McCarron Jenine Sahadi Team Valor/Heiligbrodt Racing 1:36.89
2000 Surfside Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 1:37.00
1999 Excellent Meeting Kent Desormeaux Bob Baffert Golden Eagle Farm 1:35.35
1998 Keeper Hill David Flores Robert J. Frankel Dr. John A. Chandler 1:36.94
1997 Sharp Cat Corey Nakatani D. Wayne Lukas The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:35.52
1996 Antespend Chris Antley Ron McAnally Jack Kent Cooke 1:36.45
1995 Serena's Song Corey Nakatani D. Wayne Lukas Robert & Beverly Lewis 1:35.46
1994 Lakeway Kent Desormeaux Gary F. Jones Mike Rutherford 1:35.14
1993 Likeable Style Gary Stevens Richard Mandella Golden Eagle Farm 1:36.67
1992 Magical Maiden Gary Stevens Warren Stute Clement L. Hirsch 1:36.23
1991 Lite Light Corey Nakatani Henry M. Moreno Jack L. Finley 1:35.60
1990 Cheval Volant Alex Solis Kenneth Jumps Jumps/Shapiro/Stark et al. 1:38.00
1989 Kool Arrival Laffit Pincay Jr. Melvin F. Stute Coelho/Fields/Valenti 1:36.20
1988 Goodbye Halo Jorge Velásquez Charles Whittingham Arthur B. Hancock III 1:36.80
1987 Timely Assertion Gary Stevens Henry M. Moreno Wichita Equine, Inc. 1:36.80
1986 Life At The Top Rafael Meza D. Wayne Lukas French Jr. & Klein 1:36.20
1985 Fran's Valentine Pat Valenzuela Joseph Manzi Green Thumb Farm Stable 1:36.40
1984 Althea Laffit Pincay Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Aykroyd, Alexander & Groves 1:37.00
1983 Saucy Bobbie Laffit Pincay Jr. Laz Barrera Combs II & Kernan 1:36.20

Special BonusEdit

Paths to the $2,200,000 Black-Eyed Susan Bonus

  1. win Forward Gal Stakes + win Davona Dale Stakes + win Gulfstream Park Oaks + win Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
  2. win Las Virgenes Stakes + win Santa Anita Oaks + win Gulfstream Park Oaks + win Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
  3. win California Oaks + win Santa Anita Oaks + win Gulfstream Park Oaks + win Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
  4. win Portland Meadows Oaks + win Santa Anita Oaks + win Gulfstream Park Oaks + win Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

Paths to the $220,000 XpressBet Bonus

  1. run in Forward Gal Stakes + win, place or show in the Gulfstream Park Oaks or win, place or show in the Santa Anita Oaks + win Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
  2. run in Davona Dale Stakes + win, place or show in the Gulfstream Park Oaks or win, place or show in the Santa Anita Oaks + win Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
  3. run in Las Virgenes Stakes + win, place or show in the Santa Anita Oaks or win, place or show in the Gulfstream Park Oaks + win Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
  4. run in California Oaks + win, place or show in the Santa Anita Oaks or win, place or show in the Gulfstream Park Oaks + win Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
  5. run in Portland Meadows Oaks + win, place or show in the Santa Anita Oaks or win, place or show in the Gulfstream Park Oaks + win Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chart of the 2020 Las Virgenes". Equibase. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Stakes profile". Equibase. Retrieved 18 May 2020.