San Clemente Stakes

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The San Clemente Stakes is a Grade II American Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old fillies over a distance of one mile on the turf course scheduled annually in late July or early August at Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California. The event currently carries a purse of $200,000.

San Clemente Stakes
Grade II race
LocationDel Mar Racetrack
Del Mar, California, United States
Inaugurated1949
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
WebsiteDel Mar
Race information
Distance1 mile
Surfaceturf
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-year-old fillies
Weight123 lbs with allowances
PurseUS$200,000

HistoryEdit

The event was inaugurated on 17 August 1949 as the San Clemente Handicap as a fillies & mares, three-year-olds and older handicap and was won by the six year old mare Good Breeze who defeated the favourite Honeymoon who was giving 3112 pounds to the winner in a time of 1:37.20 for the mile.[1] The following year the event was named the San Clemente Claiming Handicap and was open to all horses three-year-olds and older with an increase in distance to 1+116 miles and the event was won by the four year old gelding Vino Fino who took the lead 70 years from the finishing line and won by a length and three quarters.[2]

The event then was idle until 1970 when it was renewed as the San Clemente Stakes on the turf track for three year old fillies only.

The distance was decreased to one mile in 1988 and has been held the same to date.[3]

In 1994 the event was classified as Grade III and was upgraded to Grade II in 1996.[4]

The event has been split into divisions five times with last time occurring in 1990.[5] The event was run with handicap conditions between 1988 and 2017.[4]

The event is considered a major preparatory race for the Grade I Del Mar Oaks which is run later in the Del Mar summer meeting.[6]

RecordsEdit

Speed record
  • 1 mile: 1:33.54 – Storm Mesa (2008)
  • 1+116 miles: – 1:42.60 Mint Leaf (1985)
Margins
  • 6 lengths – Lituya Bay (1983)
Most wins by a jockey
Most wins by a trainer
  • 4 – A. Thomas Doyle (1975 both divisions, 1976, 1977)
  • 4 – Robert J. Frankel (1984, 1989, 1996, 2000)
  • 4 – James M. Cassidy (2003, 2007, 2010, 2015)
Most wins by an owner
San Clemente Stakes – Del Mar Oaks double

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
San Clemente Stakes
2021 Madone Juan Hernandez Simon Callaghan Kaleem Shah 1 mile 1:35.28 $202,500 II [7]
2020 Laura's Light Abel Cedillo Peter L. Miller Gary Barber 1 mile 1:34.16 $152,500 II [8]
2019 Mucho Unusual Joel Rosario Tim Yakteen George Krikorian 1 mile 1:34.66 $201,755 II [9]
2018 War Heroine Tyler Baze Peter L. Miller Gary Barber 1 mile 1:34.90 $202,760 II [10]
San Clemente Handicap
2017 Madam Dancealot (IRE) Jamie Theriot Richard Baltas Slam Dunk Racing 1 mile 1:34.75 $201,035 II [11]
2016 Mokat Kent J. Desormeaux Richard Baltas JK Racing Stable 1 mile 1:35.23 $201,725 II [12]
2015 Prize Exhibit (GB) Santiago González James M. Cassidy DP Racing 1 mile 1:36.05 $200,250 II [13]
2014 Istanford Rafael Bejarano Michael Stidham Dawn & Ike Thrash and Janet & Sam Alley 1 mile 1:33.83 $201,750 II [14]
2013 Wishing Gate Gary L. Stevens Thomas F. Proctor Glen Hill Farm 1 mile 1:33.58 $151,000 II [15]
2012 Eden's Moon Rafael Bejarano Bob Baffert Kaleem Shah 1 mile 1:34.38 $150,000 II [16]
2011 Up In Time (GB) Rafael Bejarano Simon Callaghan Anthony Ramsden 1 mile 1:34.66 $150,000 II [17]
2010 Evening Jewel Victor Espinoza James M. Cassidy Tom & Marilyn Braly 1 mile 1:35.36 $150,000 II [18]
2009 Starlarks (IRE) Alex O. Solis Patrick Gallagher Dolantori Racing 1 mile 1:33.82 $150,000 II [19]
2008 Storm Mesa Eddie Martin Jr. W. Bret Calhoun Richard L. Davis 1 mile 1:33.54 $150,000 II [20]
2007 Passified (GB) Mike E. Smith James M. Cassidy Forging Oaks Farm 1 mile 1:34.15 $150,000 II [21]
2006 Attima (GB) Victor Espinoza Julio C. Canani Anthony Fanticola & Joseph Scardino 1 mile 1:34.65 $150,000 II [22]
2005 Shining Energy René R. Douglas Julio C. Canani J. Terrence Lanni & Bernard C. Schiappa 1 mile 1:34.25 $150,000 II [23]
2004 Sweet Win Victor Espinoza Jeff Mullins Gayle Fogelson 1 mile 1:34.11 $150,000 II [24]
2003 § Katdogawn (GB) Julie Krone James M. Cassidy John R. Cuchna, Jim Ford Inc. & Deron Pearson 1 mile 1:33.62 $150,000 II [25]
2002 Little Treasure (FR) Kent J. Desormeaux Laura de Seroux Port Trust, Liberty Road Stable & San Gabriel Investments 1 mile 1:33.97 $150,000 II [26]
2001 Reine de Romance (IRE) Eddie Delahoussaye Jenine Sahadi Team Valor Stables & Gary Barber 1 mile 1:34.88 $150,000 II [27]
2000 Uncharted Haven (GB) Alex O. Solis Robert J. Frankel 3 Plus U Stable 1 mile 1:35.13 $150,000 II [28]
1999 Sweet Ludy (IRE) Corey Nakatani Jenine Sahadi Team Valor Stables, Heiligbrodt Racing Stables, King, et al. 1 mile 1:35.02 $150,000 II [29]
1998 Sicy d'Alsace (FR) Corey Nakatani Nick Canani Bloodstock Management Services & Dehaven 1 mile 1:34.97 $112,500 II [30]
1997 Famous Digger Brice Blanc Barry Abrams Let It Ride Stable, et al. 1 mile 1:36.00 $111,725 II [31]
1996 True Flare Corey Nakatani Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1 mile 1:35.59 $107,200 II [32]
1995 Jewel Princess Chris McCarron Wallace Dollase Richard J. Stephen 1 mile 1:36.12 $104,650 III [33]
1994 Work the Crowd Chris McCarron Greg Gilchrist Harris Farms & Norma, Foster & Maddy 1 mile 1:36.07 $82,300 III [34]
1993 Hollywood Wildcat Eddie Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Irving Cowan & Marjorie Cowan 1 mile 1:34.89 $83,700 [35]
1992 Golden Treat Kent J. Desormeaux Richard E. Mandella Golden Eagle Farm 1 mile 1:35.20 $83,100 [36]
1991 Flawlessly Chris McCarron Charles E. Whittingham Harbor View Farm 1 mile 1:34.88 $109,600 [37]
1990 Nijinsky's Lover Gary L. Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Wildenstein Stable 1 mile 1:36.20 $84,050 Division 1[38]
Lonely Girl Pat Valenzuela Willard L. Proctor Glen Hill Farm 1 mile 1:36.40 $84,050 Division 2[38]
1989 § Darby's Daughter Gary L. Stevens Robert J. Frankel Edmund Gann 1 mile 1:36.60 $110,000 [39]
1988 Do So Alex O. Solis Ron McAnally Jack Kent Cooke 1 mile 1:35.80 $84,400 [40]
San Clemente Stakes
1987 Davie's Lamb Fernando Toro Julio C. Canani Deals On Stable 1+116 miles 1:42.80 $42,375 Division 1[41]
Future Bright Pat Valenzuela Melvin F. Stute D. S. Zuckerman 1+116 miles 1:44.60 $42,175 Division 2[41]
1986 Our Sweet Sham Santiago B. Soto Craig Anthony Lewis Brown & Retzlaff 1+116 miles 1:43.20 $55,950 [42]
1985 Mint Leaf Chris McCarron Thomas L. Walker Calumet Farm 1+116 miles 1:42.60 $56,150 [43]
1984 Fashionably Late Chris McCarron Robert J. Frankel Mrs. B. R. Firestone (Lessee) 1+116 miles 1:43.20 $55,300 [44]
1983 Eastern Bettor Rafael Q. Meza Mike R. Mitchell Hanson Stock Farm 1+116 miles 1:44.00 $42,750 Division 1[45]
Lituya Bay Laffit Pincay Jr. Laz Barrera Aaron U. Jones 1+116 miles 1:43.80 $42,250 Division 2[45]
1982 Northern Style Marco Castaneda Louis R. Carno Mr. & Mrs. T. M. Cavanagh 1+116 miles 1:43.40 $54,700 [46]
1981 French Charmer Darrel G. McHargue John W. Russell W. F. Roden 1+116 miles 1:44.20 $44,850 [47]
1980 Plenty O'Toole Terry Lipham John W. Fulton Coppertree 1+116 miles 1:44.20 $45,050 [48]
1979 Ancient Art Fernando Toro Charles E. Whittingham Howard B. Keck 1+116 miles 1:44.20 $39,300 [49]
1978 Miss Magnetic Marco Castaneda Ron McAnally Elmendorf 1+116 miles 1:44.20 $22,550 Division 1[50]
Joe's Bee Laffit Pincay Jr. Laz Barrera Duo Stable 1+116 miles 1:44.40 $22,150 Division 2[50]
1977 Teisen Lap Darrel G. McHargue A. Thomas Doyle Fitzsimons Jr. & Maytag 1+116 miles 1:44.80 $21,850 [51]
1976 Go March Donald R. Pierce A. Thomas Doyle Toshiaki Kanasashi 1+116 miles 1:42.80 $22,150 [52]
1975 Miss Francesca Darrel G. McHargue A. Thomas Doyle Canadiana Farms 1+116 miles 1:43.20 $17,225 Division 1[53]
† Princess Papulee Fernando Toro A. Thomas Doyle Getty, Guinn, Evey & Riordan 1+116 miles 1:43.80 $17,025 Division 2[53]
1974 Bold Ballet Fernando Toro Thomas A. Pratt Leone J. Peters 1+116 miles 1:44.00 $22,350 [54]
1973 Button Top Steve J. Valdez Robert G. Craft Craft, Ritt, Whiting, Giovinazzo & O’Hara 1+116 miles 1:43.80 $21,750 [55]
1972 Bert's Tryst Rudy Rosales Frank E. Holman Frank E. Holman 1+116 miles 1:43.00 $16,350 [56]
1971 Gowran Green Rudy Rosales Gordon C. Campbell B. J. Ridder 1+116 miles 1:43.80 $16,100 [57]
1970 Loved Jerry Lambert Johnny Longden Frank McMahon 1+116 miles 1:43.80 $16,525 [58]
1951–1969 Race not held
San Clemente Claiming Handicap
1950 § Vino Fino Billy Pearson Richard H. McDaniel Mr. & Mrs. Elmer C. Smith 1+116 miles 1:42.80 $5,775 ‡ 3YO & older[2]
San Clemente Handicap
1949 § Good Excuse Frank Chojnacki Paul L. Lycan Mrs. A. W. Ryan 1 mile 1:37.20 $5,000 ¶ 3YO f&m[1]

Legend:
  Turf   Dirt
Notes:
§ Ran as an entry
† In the 1975 second division event Mia Amore finished first but was disqualified to second. Princess Papulee was declared the winner.
‡ The 1950 winner Vino Fino was a four-year-old gelding.
¶ The 1949 winner Good Excuse was a six-year-old mare.

See alsoEdit

List of American and Canadian Graded races

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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