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The San Carlos Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race once held annually at during the third week of February at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, but is now run in March. The Grade II stakes race is open to horses, aged four and up, willing to race seven furlongs on the dirt and currently offers a purse of $250,000.

San Carlos Handicap
Grade II race
LocationSanta Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated1935
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance7 furlong sprint
SurfaceDirt
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-years-old & up
WeightBase weights:
4-year-olds and up: 126 lbs.
3-year-olds: 121 lbs.
Purse$200,000

Inaugurated in 1935 as the San Carlos Handicap, it was raced at a distance of ​1 116 miles through 1939. It was run in both January and December 1949. It became known as the San Carlos Stakes beginning with its 2012 running.[1]

It wasn't raced due to World War II between 1942 and 1945.

RecordsEdit

Speed record: (at current distance of 7 furlongs)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Autocrat (1948, 1949)
  • 2 - Porterhouse (1955, 1956)
  • 2 - Native Diver (1965, 1967)
  • 2 - Rising Market (1969, 1970)
  • 2 - Surf Cat (2006, 2008)
  • 2 - Sahara Sky (2013,2014)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(F & M)
Time
Win$
2019 St. Joe Bay 7 Victor Espinoza John W. Sadler Hronis Racing LLC 7 F 1:24.06 $200,000
2018 American Anthem 4 Mike Smith Bob Baffert WinStar Farm LLC, Head of Plains Partners LLC, China Horse Club, SF Racing LLC 7 F 1:22.12 $150,000
2017 Danzing Candy 4 Mike Smith Bob Baffert Halo Farms/Jim Bashor/Dianne Bashor 7 F 1:21.17 $150,000
2016 Kobe's Back 5 Gary Stevens Peter Eurton C R K Stable 7 F 1:22.20 $180,000
2015 Wild Dude 5 Rafael Bejarano Jerry Hollendorfer Hollendorfer/Smith 7 F 1:21.91 $150,000
2014 Sahara Sky 6 Joel Rosario Jerry Hollendorfer Hollendorfer/Sweetwater Stable 7 F 1:20.84 $150,000
2013 Sahara Sky 5 Joseph Talamo Jerry Hollendorfer Hollendorfer/Sweetwater Stable 7 F 1:21.28 $120,000
2012 The Factor 4 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Bolton/Fog City Stable 7 F 1:20.56 $120,000
2011 Smiling Tiger 4 Joel Rosario Jeff Bonde Alan Klein & Philip Lebherz 7 F 1:20.30 $90,000
2010 Bob Black Jack 5 David Flores James Kasparoff Tim Kasparoff/Jeff Harmon 7 F 1:21.05 $90,000
2009 Georgie Boy 4 Garrett Gomez Kathy Walsh George H. Schwary 7 F 1:21.85 $90,000
2008 Surf Cat 6 Alex Solis Bruce Headley Aase Headley/Marsha Naify 7 F 1:21.62 $90,000
2007 Latent Heat 4 Edgar Prado Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 7 F 1:21.11 $90,000
2006 Surf Cat 4 Alex Solis Bruce Headley Aase Headley/Marsha Naify 7 F 1:22.09 $90,000
2005 Hasty Kris 8 Rene Douglas John W. Sadler CRK Stables 7 F 1:21.42 $90,000
2004 Pico Central 5 David Flores Paulo Lobo Christina Garlipp 7 F 1:21.16 $90,000
2003 Aldebaran 5 Jose Valdivia, Jr. Robert J. Frankel Flaxman Holdings 7 F 1:21.53 $120,000
2002 Snow Ridge 4 Mike E. Smith D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 7 F 1:22.02 $90,000
2001 Kona Gold 7 Alex Solis Bruce Headley Headley, Molasky & Molasky 7 F 1:21.35 $90,000
2000 Son Of A Pistol 8 Garrett Gomez Bruce Headley B.B.C. Stables et al. 7 F 1:22.11 $$96,930
1999 Big Jag 6 Jose Valdivia, Jr. Tim Pinfield Julius Zolezzi 7 F 1:21.18 $90,000
1998 Reality Road 6 Chris McCarron Craig Dollase Pete & Dorothy Pellegrino 7 F 1:21.62 $100,530
1997 Northern Afleet 4 Chris McCarron David Hofmans Anderson & Waranch 7 F 1:21.45 $97,700
1996 Kingdom Found 6 Chris McCarron Gary F. Jones Dilbeck Family Trust 7 F 1:22.23 $98,850
1995 Softshoe Sure Shot 9 Alex Solis Bruce Headley Johnston et al. 7 F 1:21.46 $91,600
1994 Cardmania 8 Ed Delahoussaye Derek Meredith Jean Couvercelle 7 F 1:21.23 $63,900
1993 Sir Beaufort 6 Chris McCarron Charles Whittingham Victoria Calantoni 7 F 1:22.22 $62,900
1992 Answer Do 6 Gary Stevens Lyman Rollins Charles F. Heider 7 F 1:21.23 $63,700
1991 Farma Way 4 Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Quarter B Farm 7 F 1:21.40 $63,500
1990 Raise a Stanza 4 Russell Baze Jay M. Robbins Jack Kent Cooke 7 F 1:21.60 $64,500
1989 Cherokee Colony 4 Rafael Meza Christopher Speckert Buckland Farm 7 F 1:20.60 $62,800
1988 Epidaurus 6 Pat Valenzuela Charles Whittingham Howard B. Keck 7 F 1:22.00 $63,500
1987 Zany Tactics 6 Jack Kaenel Blake R. Heap Vera C. Brunette 7 F 1:22.40 $65,600
1986 Phone Trick 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Richard Mandella De Angelis et al. 7 F 1:20.80 $78,200
1985 Debonaire Junior 4 Chris McCarron Noble Threewitt Jack D. Rogers 7 F 1:21.60 $64,300
1984 Danebo 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Laz Barrera Aaron U. Jones 7 F 1:21.00 $54,900
1983 Kangroo Court 6 Joe Steiner Johnny Longden Hazel Longden 7 F 1:21.00 $49,550
1982 Solo Guy 4 Bill Shoemaker Laurie Anderson Gordon Hall 7 F 1:20.80 $60,700
1981 Flying Paster 5 Chris McCarron Gordon C. Campbell Bernard J. Ridder 7 F 1:20.20 $51,550
1980 Handsomeness 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Laz Barrera Harbor View Farm 7 F 1:24.00 $49,100
1979 O Big Al 4 Darrel McHargue Robert J. Frankel Al or Mildred Ross 7 F 1:22.20 $40,800
1978 Double Discount 5 Francisco Mena Melvin F. Stute The Hat Ranch 7 F 1:22.00 $32,650
1977 Uniformity 5 Fernando Toro Willard L. Proctor Glen Hill Farm 7 F 1:21.60 $34,050
1976 No Bias 6 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Harold Hodosh M/M Harold Hodosh 7 F 1:21.80 $32,200
1975 Ancient Title 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Keith L. Stucki, Sr. Ethel Kirkland 7 F 1:21.40 $37,750
1974 Royal Owl 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Laz Barrera Royal Oak Farm et al. 7 F 1:23.40 $35,600
1973 Crusading † 5 Fernando Toro Tom Pratt Dr. J. Temple 7 F 1:20.80 $33,850
1972 Kfar Tov 4 Jerry Lambert John W. Pappalardo Billrick Stable 7 F 1:21.40 $35,450
1971 Ack Ack 5 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Cain Hoy Stable 7 F 1:21.00 $34,150
1970 Rising Market 6 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Ted Saladin Westerly Stud 7 F 1:21.00 $24,700
1969 Rising Market 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Ted Saladin M/M Bert W. Martin 7 F 1:22.60 $34,350
1968 Suteki 4 Walter Blum Steve Ippolito Jacnot Stable 7 F 1:22.00 $34,150
1967 Native Diver 8 Jerry Lambert Buster Millerick M/M Louis K. Shapiro 7 F 1:22.00 $39,550
1966 Cupid 5 Bobby Ussery Ted Saladin M/M Bert W. Martin 7 F 1:22.00 $38,600
1965 Native Diver 6 Jerry Lambert Buster Millerick M/M Louis K. Shapiro 7 F 1:21.40 $36,150
1964 Admiral's Voyage 5 Braulio Baeza Julius E. Tinsley Fred W. Hooper 7 F 1:22.00 $36,600
1963 Crozier 5 Braulio Baeza Julius E. Tinsley Fred W. Hooper 7 F 1:21.20 $38,600
1962 Four-and-Twenty 4 Johnny Longden Vance Longden Alberta Ranches, Ltd. 7 F 1:22.20 $38,750
1961 First Balcony 4 Manuel Ycaza Melvin F. Stute M/M R. O. Schulze 7 F 1:22.20 $36,100
1960 Clandestine 5 Manuel Ycaza Charles Whittingham C. Z. Guest & C. H. Wacker 7 F 1:21.80 $31,300
1959 Hillsdale 4 Tommy Barrow Martin L. Fallon, Jr. Clarence W. Smith 7 F 1:21.80 $33,300
1958 Seaneen 4 William Harmatz William B. Finnegan Neil S. McCarthy 7 F 1:22.20 $37,000
1957 Duc De Fer 6 Ralph Neves Monte S. Parke J. Warfield Rodgers 7 F 1:23.40 $13,000
1956 Porterhouse 5 Eddie Arcaro Charles Whittingham Llangollen Farm 7 F 1:22.80 $14,650
1955 Porterhouse 4 Eddie Arcaro Charles Whittingham Llangollen Farm 7 F 1:22.40 $14,200
1954 Find 4 Eric Guerin William C. Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 7 F 1:25.20 $14,300
1953 Blue Reading 6 Billy Pearson Robert H. McDaniel Clement L. Hirsch 7 F 1:23.40 $14,350
1952 To Market 4 Eddie Arcaro William J. Hirsch Sam A. Mason II 7 F 1:24.00 $17,100
1951 Bolero 5 Eddie Arcaro Frank E. Childs Abe Hirschberg 7 F 1:21.00 $41,300
1950 Manyunk † 4 Eric Guerin Allen Drumheller Foster & Collins 7 F 1:23.40 $42,050
1949 Autocrat 8 Jimmy Nichols Albert A. Baroni A. A. Baroni & Anthony Battilana 7 F 1:25.80 $41,550
1948 Autocrat 7 Anthony Skoronski Albert A. Baroni A. A. Baroni & Anthony Battilana 7 F 1:22.40 $42,500
1947 Texas Sandman 6 Melvin Peterson Earl H. Sorrell W. D. Rorex 7 F 1:22.80 $45,150
1946 Sirde 5 John Gilbert Carl A. Roles Ada L. Rice 7 F 1:23.00 $20,380
1941 Gen'l Manager 4 Ralph Neves Donald Jefferson William B. Simpson 7 F 1:24.40 $10,000
1940 Specify 5 Carroll Bierman Albert A. Baroni Albert A. Baroni 7 F 1:23.40 $9,350
1939 Kayak II 4 John Adams Tom Smith Charles S. Howard 1116 M 1:42.40 $10,050
1938 Pompoon 4 John Gilbert Johnny Loftus Jerome H. Loucheim 1116 M 1:45.00 $4,600
1937 Chanceview 5 Red Pollard F. Burke John J. Flanagan 1116 M 1:45.60 $4,625
1936 Discovery 5 John Bejshak Bud Stotler Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 1116 M 1:45.40 $4,025
1935 Jabot 4 Alfred Robertson John A. Healey C. V. Whitney 1116 M 1:42.80 $5,225
  • † In 1973, Kennedy Road won the race but was disqualified from first to second.
    † Race run on December 31, 1949.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Equibase.com. "San Carlos Stakes profile". www.equibase.com. Archived from the original on 2013-08-28. Retrieved 2017-07-02.