San Simeon Stakes

The San Simeon Stakes is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for horses aged three years old or older over the distance of 6 furlongs on the turf scheduled annually in March at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.

San Simeon Stakes
Grade III race
LocationSanta Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated2004 as Daytona Handicap
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance6 furlongs
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds & older
Weight124 lbs with allowances
Purse$100,000

HistoryEdit

The event was inaugurated in 2004 as the Daytona Handicap.[1]

Due to course conditions, several runnings of the Daytona Handicap were taken off the turf and run on the dirt track.

The event was upgraded to a Grade III event for 2009.[2]

In 2011 the race was renamed to the Daytona Stakes.[1]

The event was originally scheduled in February but the Los Angeles Turf Club in late 2012 moved the race to the start of the winter racing meet at Santa Anita whereby the race was run twice in the calendar year.[1]

In 2016 the Los Angeles Turf Club renamed the race to the current name.[3] The original San Simeon Stakes was renamed to the Daytona Stakes.[4]

2020 saw the race shortened to 5+12 furlongs on turf, using the backstretch start, but since 2021, the distance was extended to the current six furlongs.

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 6+12 furlongs – 1:11.21 Law Abidin Citizen (2019)
  • 5+12 furlongs – 1:02.68 Cistron (2020)

Margins:

  • 2+12 lengths – Desert Code (2009)

Most wins:

  • No horse has won this race more than once.

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable & Ciaglia Racing (2014, 2016)
  • 2 - Gary Barber (2012, 2018)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 2 - Garrett Gomez (2005, 2011)
  • 2 - Tiago Josue Pereira (2015, 2019)

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - Peter Eurton (2014, 2016)
  • 2 - Peter L. Miller (2012, 2018)
  • 2 - Philip D'Amato (2015, 2021)

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
San Simeon Stakes
2021 Gregorian Chant (GB) 6 Juan Hernandez Philip D'Amato Old Bones Racing Stable, Slam Dunk Racing & Michael Nentwig 6 furlongs 1:08.79 $100,500 III [5]
2020 Cistron 6 Victor Espinoza John W. Sadler Hronis Racing 5+12 furlongs 1:02.68 $101,000 III [6]
2019 Law Abidin Citizen 5 Tiago Josue Pereira Mark Glatt Dan J. Agnew, Gerry Schneider & John V. Xitco abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:11.21 $100,702 III [7]
2018 Belvoir Bay (GB) 6 Tyler Baze Peter L. Miller Team Valor International & Gary Barber abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:12.37 $100,345 III [8]
2017 Race not held
2016 Bettys Bambino 6 Joel Rosario Peter Eurton Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable & Ciaglia Racing abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:11.95 $102,415 III [9]
Daytona Stakes
2015 Toowindytohaulrox 4 Tiago Josue Pereira Philip D'Amato Queen Bee Racing abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:14.26 $101,750 III [10]
2014 Bettys Bambino 4 Martin Garcia Peter Eurton Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable & Ciaglia Racing abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:12.49 $101,000 III [11]
2013 Unbridled's Note 4 Corey Nakatani Steven M. Asmussen Mike McCarty abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:11.89 $100,500 III [12]
2012 (Dec) Comma to the Top 4 Edwin A. Maldonado Peter L. Miller Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum & Kevin Tsujihara 6+12 furlongs 1:14.55 $100,000 III [13]
2012 (Jan) Caracortado 5 Rafael Bejarano Michael Machowsky AJL Productions, Blahut Racing & Lo Hi Racing abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:11.59 $98,000 III [14]
2011 Dilemma 7 Garrett K. Gomez Thomas F. Proctor Glen Hill Farm abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:12.28 $100,000 III [15]
2010 Race not held
Daytona Handicap
2009 Desert Code 5 Aaron Gryder David E. Hofmans Tarabilla Farms abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:12.58 $100,000 III [16]
2008 Cheroot 7 Martin A. Pedroza Darrell Vienna Charlotte M. Wrather abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:12.82 $98,650 Listed [17]
2007 Night Chapter (GB) 6 Brice Blanc Robert J. Frankel Robert J. Frankel & Diamond Pride abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:12.57 $80,000 Listed [18]
2006 Siren Lure 5 Alex O. Solis Art Sherman Stuart Kesselman, Tony & Marilyn Melkonian 6+12 furlongs 1:16.20 $85,140 Listed [19]
2005 Royal Place 5 Garrett K. Gomez Rafael Becerra K. K. Sangara 6+12 furlongs 1:14.03 $78,600 Listed [20]
2004 Tsigane (FR) 5 David R. Flores Julio C. Canani Prestonwood Farm abt. 6+12 furlongs 1:12.49 $71,000 [21]

Legend:
  Turf   Dirt

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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