San Fernando Stakes
The San Fernando Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in mid January at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Open to four-year-old horses, it is contested on at a distance of 1+1⁄16 miles (8.5 furlongs) on Pro-Ride synthetic dirt. In 2011, Santa Anita returned to dirt racing.
|Grade II race|
|Location||Santa Anita Park|
Arcadia, California, United States
|Race type||Thoroughbred – Flat racing|
|Distance||1+1⁄16 miles (8.5 furlongs)|
First run in 1952, the San Fernando Stakes is the second leg of Santa Anita Park's Strub Series.
The race was contested at 1+1⁄8 miles from 1960 to 1997. It was run in two divisions in 1964, 1975, and 1977.
- 1:40.16 – Air Command (2008) (at current distance of 1+1⁄16 miles)
- 1:46.60 – In Excess (at previous distance of 1+1⁄8 miles)
Most wins by a jockey:
- 8 – Bill Shoemaker (1955, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1968, 1975, 1980)
Most wins by a trainer:
- 5 – Bob Baffert (1998, 2004, 2008, 2011, 2013)
Most wins by an owner:
- † In 1977, Properantes won the 1st division of the race but was disqualified from first to second.
- In 1972 there was a Dead heat for first.