Daytona Stakes

  (Redirected from San Simeon Handicap)

The Daytona Stakes is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for horses three years old and older over the distance of ​5 12 furlongs on the turf scheduled annually in late May at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.

Daytona Stakes
Grade III race
LocationSanta Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated1968 (as San Simeon Handicap)
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance5 12 furlongs
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree years old and older
WeightAssigned
Purse$150,000

HistoryEdit

The event was inaugurated in 1968 as the San Simeon Handicap[1]

Due to course conditions, several runnings of the event were taken off the turf and run on the dirt track.[1]

The event was upgraded to a Grade III event for 1984.[1]

In 2013 the race was renamed to the San Simeon Stakes.[1]

The event was originally scheduled in April but the Los Angeles Turf Club in 2017 moved the race to the Memorial Day weekend at Santa Anita. In that same year the Los Angeles Turf Club renamed the race to the current name.[2] The original Daytona Stakes was renamed to the San Simeon Stakes.[3]

In 2019, the distance was shortened by over a furlong, and the event started on the backstretch of the turf oval.[1] In 2020 the event was extended to ​5 12 furlongs.[1]

DistanceEdit

The race has been run at a variety of distances and track surfaces. The race was originally run on the dirt but in 1980 was switched to the downhill turf course. Since that time, it has only been run on dirt when the turf course was unusable due to weather-related conditions.[4]

  • 5 12 furlongs on turf : 2020
  • 5 furlongs on turf : 2019
  • About ​6 12 furlongs on turf : 1980-1982, 1984–1987, 1989–2006, 2008–2018
  • 6 12 furlongs on dirt: 1983, 1988, 2007
  • 7 furlongs on dirt : 1968-1975, 1977–1979
  • 1 mile on dirt : 1976

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 1:11:28 (about ​6 12 furlongs) - Chips All In (2013)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Mr. Gruff (2009, 2010)
  • 2 - Champagne Bid (1984, 1985)

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
Purse
Grade
Daytona Stakes
2020 Wildman Jack 4 Mike E. Smith Doug F. O'Neill W.C. Racing 1:01.01 $101,000 III
2019 Eddie Haskell 6 Kent Desormeaux Mark Glatt PJ Wood & J Hailey 0:55.49 $150,000 III
2018 Conquest Tsunami 6 Victor Espinoza Peter Miller Gary Barber 1:12.03 $150,000 III
2017 Stormy Liberal 5 Norberto Arroyo Jr. Peter Miller Rockingham Ranch 1:12.43 $150,000 III
San Simeon Stakes
2016 Guns Loaded 5 Rafael Bejarano Doug F. O'Neill Westside Rentals/Haymes/Rodriguez/Rothblum 1:13.33 $100,000 III
2015 Get Happy Mister 5 Tyler Baze Mark D. Tsagalakis Annette Bishop 1:13.11 $100,000 III
2014 Sweet Swap 5 Joseph Talamo John W. Sadler Hronis Racing 1:11.59 $100,000 III
2013 Chips All In 4 Tyler Baze Jeff Mullins Everest/O'Brien/Valdez/Turpin 1:11.28 $100,000 III
San Simeon Handicap
2012 California Flag 8 Joe Talamo Brian Koriner Fradkin/Jacobsen/Card/E-Racing 1:11.59 $100,000 III
2011 Regally Ready 4 Mike E. Smith Steve Asmussen Vinery Stables 1:12.33 $100,000 III
2010 Mr. Gruff 6 Joel Rosario Ronald W. Ellis Gary Broad 1:11.53 $100,000 III
2009 Mr. Gruff 5 Joel Rosario Ronald W. Ellis Gary Broad 1:11.88 $100,000 III
2008 Stoneside 4 Martin Pedroza Julio C. Canani Marsha Naify 1:12.54 $100,000 III
2007 Bonfante 6 Aaron Gryder Ron McAnally Frankfurt Stables & Tenbrink 1:14.59 $100,000 III
2006 Pure as Gold 4 Pat Valenzuela Doug F. O'Neill Keh/Richmond/Ruiz/Lopez 1:12.56 $100,000 III
2005 Shadow of Illinois 5 Mark Guidry Anthony Saavedra Ella & W. D. Sivage 1:12.62 $100,000 III
2004 Glick 8 Alex Solis Jeff Mullins Robert D. Bone 1:11.46 $100,000 III
2003 Speak In Passing 6 David Flores Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:12.87 $125,000 III
2002 Malabar Gold 5 Chris McCarron Ronald W. Ellis B. Wayne Hughes 1:11.73 $125,000 III
2001 Lake William 5 Victor Espinoza Richard Mandella Ann & Jerry Moss 1:12.34 $125,000 III
2000 El Cielo 6 Jose Valdivia, Jr . Craig Dollase Carr, Miller Trust wt al 1:12.66 $125,000 III
1999 Naninja 6 Chris McCarron Mike R. Mitchell Horton, Merhab & Nance 1:13.32 $100,000 III
1998 Labeeb 6 Kent Desormeaux Neil Drysdale Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:12.94 $100,000 III
1997 Sandtrap 4 Alex Solis Ben D. A. Cecil Estate R. E. Hibbert 1:12.50 $150,000 III
1996 ¶ Ski Dancer 4 Gary Stevens Gary F. Jones Kallenberg Thoroughbreds 1:13.98 $100,000 III
1995 Finder's Fortune 6 Pat Valenzuela Darrell Vienna Milch & Silverman 1:13.65 $100,000 III
1994 Rapan Boy 6 Gary Stevens Gary F. Jones Huthart & Moore 1:13.16 $100,000 III
1993 Exemplary Leader 7 Martin Pedroza Brian A. Mayberry Siegel family 1:13.98 $100,000 III
1992 ¶ Heart Of Joy 5 Chris McCarron Gary F. Jones Golden Eagle Farm 1:12.94 $100,000 III
1991 Forest Glow 4 Julio A. Garcia Brad MacDonald John A. Bell III 1:12.40 $100,000 III
1990 Coastal Voyage 6 Alex Solis Ron McAnally Red Tree Farm 1:12.20 $100,000 III
1989 Mazilier 5 Pat Valenzuela Edwin J. Gregson Juddmonte Farms 1:15.80 $75,000 III
1988 Caballo de Oro 4 Rafael Meza Lewis Cenicola Ascanio, Fer, et al. 1:15.40 $75,000 III
1987 Bolder Than Bold 5 Gary Baze Charles Whittingham Bradley/Chandler/Whittingham 1:13.60 $75,000 III
1986 Estate 7 Antonio Castanon Jack Van Berg Tom E. Norton 1:13.80 $80,000 III
1985 Champagne Bid 6 Ray Sibille Randy Winick Saddle Hill Farm 1:13.60 $80,000 III
1984 Champagne Bid 5 Ray Sibille Randy Winick Saddle Hill Farm/Winick 1:14.40 $80,000 III
1983 Chinook Pass 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Laurie Anderson Hi Yu Stable 1:15.40 $60,000 Listed
1982 Shagbark 7 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Robert J. Frankel M/M Martin Ritt 1:13.00 $60,000 Listed
1981 Syncopate 6 Donald Pierce Ron McAnally Elmendorf Farm 1:16.40 $50,000 Listed
1980 Dragon Command 6 Ed Delahoussaye Michael Whittingham Allan & Lee 1:12.60 $40,000 Listed
1979 Bywayofchicago 5 Darrel McHargue Tom Pratt Fluor, Port, et al. 1:21.80 $50,000 Listed
1978 Maheras 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Lin Wheeler Cristofi & Bissias 1:22.80 $40,000 Listed
1977 Mark's Place 5 Sandy Hawley Ron McAnally Bob D. Bird 1:21.00 $40,000 Listed
1976 Pay Tribute 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Ron McAnally Elmendorf Farm 1:35.20 $40,000 Listed
1975 Century's Envoy 4 Jorge Tejeira Jerry Dutton M/M John J. Elmore 1:22.40 Listed
1974 Matun 5 Steve Valdez Charles Whittingham Marjorie Everett 1:21.20 III
1973 Soft Victory 5 Donald Pierce Ron McAnally M. R. Prestridge, Jr. 1:21.40 III
1972 Single Agent 4 Howard Grant Wayne B. Stucki Indian Hill St./Marshall 1:21.00
1971 Long Position 5 Johnny Sellers Morton Lipton Westerly Stud 1:21.80
1970 Right Cross 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Ted Saladin M/M B. W. Martin 1:21.60
1969 Ottawa Hills 6 Laffit Pincay, Jr. John Adams Hasty House Farms 1:22.20
1968 Poona Khan 7 Miguel Yanez J. W. Pappalardo J. F. Walker 1:22.00

Legend:

  Turf – about ​6 12 furlongs   Dirt – ​6 12 furlongs   Race name
  Dirt – 7 furlongs   Dirt – 1 mile

Notes:
¶ Filly/Mare

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Daytona Stakes (Gr. 3)". equibase. 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Graded Stakes (2017)". Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2017. SA 27-May 3UP SPR DAYTONA S. (formerly SAN SIMEON S.)
  3. ^ "Graded Stakes (2016)". Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2017. SA 26-Dec-16 SAN SIMEON H. (formerly DAYTONA S.)
  4. ^ "Another Santa Barbara for Frankel | Daily Racing Form". www.drf.com. Retrieved 25 November 2018.