Angels Flight Stakes

  (Redirected from Railbird Stakes)

The Angels Flight Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Santa Anita Park in Inglewood, California. A Grade III event open to three-year-old fillies, it is contested on dirt over a distance of a six and one-half furlongs.

Angels Flight Stakes
Listed stakes race
LocationSanta Anita Park,
Inglewood, California
Inaugurated1963
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.hollywoodpark.com
Race information
Distance6+12 furlongs
Trackdirt, left-handed
QualificationThree-year-old fillies
Purse$75,000 (2013)

Inaugurated in 1963 as the Railbird Handicap at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California, it was a race for three-year-old horses of either sex until 1964 when it was changed to a race for fillies only. The event was originally named for railbirds, honoring those fans and/or handicappers who line the racetrack rail to be close to the race.

In 1965 the race was run in two divisions.

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 1:20.38 - Fantastic Style (2015)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 3 - Ellwood B. & Elizabeth E. Johnston (1966, 1967, 1972)

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer

Dist.
(Furlongs)
Time
Win $
Gr.
2020 Gingham 3 Mike E. Smith Bob Baffert Sarah Kelly & Jane Wiltz 6.5 f 1:16.21 $47,400 L/R
2019 Miss My Rose † 3 Aaron Gryder Philip D'Amato A Venneri Racing, Inc. & Anthony Fanticola 7 f 1:24.30 $47,400 L/R
2018 Emboldened 3 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Godolphin LLC 7 f 1:23.59 $48,900 L/R
2017 Faypien 3 Joseph Talamo Bob Baffert Baoma Corporation 7 f 1:23.21 $46,800 L/R
2016 Bellamentary 3 Martin Garcia Philip D'Amato Little Red Feather Racing & RM Racing 7 f 1:22.10 $47,400 L/R
2015 Fantastic Style 3 Rafael Bejarano Bob Baffert Kaleem Shah, Inc. 7 f 1:20.38 $47,400 B/T
2014 Delta Flower 3 Corey Nakatani Jerry Hollendorfer Gillian Campbell, Dan Clark, J. Hollendorfer, Richard Robertson, Greg Skoda 7 f 1:23.48 $47,400 B/T
Run as the Railbird Stakes at Hollywood Park
2013 Iotapa 3 Joe Talamo John W. Sadler Hronis Racing (Kosta & Pete Hronis) 7 f 1:23.40 $43,290 L/R
2012 Via Villaggio 3 Martin A. Pedroza Jerry Hollendorfer Steve Beneto 7 f 1:23.03 $60,000 G3
2011 May Day Rose 3 Joel Rosario Bob Baffert Kaleem Shah 7 f 1:22.26 $60,000 G3
2010 Tanda 3 Alex Solis Dan Hendricks Tommy Hutton 7 f 1:21.93 $60,000 G3
2009 Witty 3 Victor Espinoza Richard E. Mandella Ramona S. Bass, Claiborne Farm, Adele Dilschneider 7 f 1:21.74 $60,000 G3
2008 Million Dollar Run 3 Joel Rosario Marcelo Polanco Everest Stables Inc. 7 f 1:20.66 $66,240 G3
2007 Ashley's Kitty 3 Joe Talamo Ted H. West Oak West Farm 7 f 1:22.80 $66,600 G3
2006 Bettarun Fast 3 Aaron Gryder Vladimir Cerin Patricia & Stephen Fitzpatrick 7 f 1:23.29 $60,000 G3
2005 Short Route 3 Pat Valenzuela Joseph Herrick Donna & Bill Herrick 7 f 1:22.99 $65,820 G3
2004 Elusive Diva 3 Pat Valenzuela Mark Glatt John & Doris Konecny / Allen & Susan Branch 7 f 1:21.36 $65,760 G3
2003 Buffythecenterfold 3 Victor Espinoza Melvin F. Stute Frank Stronach & Brian Allen 7 f 1:22.54 $64,320 G3
2002 September Secret 3 Pat Valenzuela Mike Machowsky Lo Hi Stable (Mike Machowsky) 7 f 1:22.95 $63,780 G3
2001 Golden Ballet 3 Chris McCarron Jenine Sahadi Bill Heiligbrodt & Team Valor 7 f 1:21.57 $90,000 G2
2000 Cover Gal † 3 Laffit Pincay Jr. Lance W. Stokes William R. Peeples 7 f 1:22.57 $90,000 G2
1999 Olympic Charmer 3 Chris McCarron Richard E. Mandella Deborah McAnally 7 f 1:21.18 $90,000 G2
1998 Brulay 3 Gary Stevens Richard E. Mandella Ann & Jerry Moss 7 f 1:20.84 $64,260 G2
1997 I Ain't Bluffing 3 Eddie Delahoussaye Ronald W. Ellis Siegel family 7 f 1:22.77 $65,100 G2
1996 Supercilious 3 Corey Nakatani Richard E. Mandella Herman Sarkowsky 7 f 1:22.55 $64,260 G2
1995 Sleep Easy 3 Corey Nakatani Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 7 f 1:22.41 $64,600 G2
1994 Sportful Snob 3 Pat Valenzuela John W. Sadler Jack & Barbara Walter, et al. 7 f 1:21.94 $61,400 G2
1993 Afto 3 Paul Atkinson Willard L. Proctor Leonard H. Lavin 7 f 1:22.48 $64,500 G2
1992 She's Tops 3 Kent Desormeaux Richard E. Mandella Herman Sarkowsky 7 f 1:22.78 $66,500 G2
1991 Suziqcute 3 Chris McCarron Ron McAnally Frank E. Anderson 7 f 1:21.80 $62,800 G2
1990 Forest Fealty 3 Julio Garcia Brian A. Mayberry Siegel Family 7 f 1:21.60 $48,950 G3
1989 Imaginary Lady 3 Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Larry R. French Jr. & D. Wayne Lukas 7 f 1:21.40 $47,800 G3
1988 Sheesham 3 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Henry Moreno Jack L. Finley 7 f 1:22.60 $49,700 G2
1987 Very Subtle 3 Bill Shoemaker Melvin F. Stute Ben Rochelle & Carl Grinstead 7 f 1:22.60 $45,750 G3
1986 Melair 3 Pat Valenzuela John W. Sadler Marianne Millard & Bea Rous 7 f 1:22.40 $48,600 G3
1985 Reigning Countess 3 Gary Stevens Gary F. Jones Saron Stable 7 f 1:22.40 $38,300 G3
1984 Mitterand 3 Eddie Delahoussaye Randy Winick Silver Star Stable & Randy Winick 7 f 1:22.20 $40,000 G3
1983 Ski Goggle 3 Chris McCarron A. Thomas Doyle Zenya Yoshida 7 f 1:23.40 $33,150 G3
1982 Faneuil Lass 3 Terry Lipham D. Wayne Lukas Cleber J. Massey 7 f 1:23.20 $32,400 G3
1981 Cherokee Frolic 3 Gary Cohen William A. Cole Carol Friedfertig 7 f 1:22.20 $32,400 G3
1980 Cinegita 3 Terry Lipham D. Wayne Lukas Larry R. French Jr. & Barry A. Beal 7 f 1:20.80 $31,450 G3
1979 Eloquent 3 Don Pierce Laz Barrera Harbor View Farm 7 f 1:20.60 $26,800 G3
1978 Eximious 3 Bill Shoemaker L. Ross Fenstermaker Fred W. Hooper 7 f 1:22.20 $25,550 G3
1977 Taisez Vous 3 Fernando Toro Robert L. Wheeler Vernon & Ann Eachus 7 f 1:22.60 $22,650 G3
1976 Hail Hilarious 3 Don Pierce Neil D. Drysdale Saron Stable 7 f 1:21.40 $20,550 G3
1975 Raise Your Skirts 3 William Mahorney Barney Willis John Woolsey & Barney Willis 7 f 1:20.80 $19,350 G3
1974 Modus Vivendi 3 Don Pierce Gordon C. Campbell Bernard J. Ridder 7 f 1:21.60 $19,800 G3
1973 Sandy Blue 3 Don Pierce A. Thomas Doyle Circle C Ranch & Robert Witt 7 f 1:21.80 $20,250 G3
1972 Impressive Style 3 Laffit Pincay Jr. Fred A. Miquelez Ellwood B. & Elizabeth E. Johnston 7 f 1:21.00 $16,600
1971 Turkish Trousers 3 Bill Shoemaker Charles E. Whittingham Elizabeth A. Keck 7 f 1:21.80 $17,200
1970 Bold Jil 3 Bill Shoemaker Charles A. Comiskey George Putnam 7 f 1:21.40 $12,750
1969 Tipping Time 3 Ismael Valenzuela Robert G. Craft Rex Ellsworth 7 f 1:21.40 $13,350
1968 Morgaise 3 Jerry Lambert James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 7 f 1:21.20 $13,250
1967 Forgiving 3 Jerry Lambert James Wallace Ellwood B. & Elizabeth E. Johnston 7 f 1:22.20 $17,500
1966 Fleet Treat 3 Álvaro Pineda James Wallace Ellwood B. & Elizabeth E. Johnston 7 f 1:22.00 $16,000
1965-1 Mine Lovely 3 Joseph Baze Robert L. Wheeler Peter McBean 7 f 1:22.60 $15,625
1965-2 Gala Host 3 Ismael Valenzuela Riley S. Cofer May Stock Farm 7 f 1:21.60 $15,875
1965-2 Mine Lovely 3 Joseph Baze Robert L. Wheeler Peter McBean 7 f 1:22.60 $15,625
1964 Fran La Femme 3 Miguel Yanez Harry F. Albrecht Green Thumb Stable 7 f 1:22.00 $13,800
1963 Well Ordered 3 Alex Maese William J. Hirsch King Ranch 7 f 1:22.20 $14,600
  • † 2019: Sneaking Out was disqualified from first for interfering with Miss My Rose when coming down the stretch.
  • † 2000: Abby Girl finished first but was disqualified to fifth.

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