Santa Monica Stakes

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The Santa Monica Stakes is an American Grade II Thoroughbred horse race run annually in late January/early February at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Open to fillies and mares age four and older, it is run on the dirt over a distance of seven furlongs. Until 2010, the race name was the Santa Monica Handicap.[2]

Santa Monica Stakes
Grade II race
LocationSanta Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated1957
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
WebsiteSanta Anita Park
Race information
Distance7 furlongs
SurfaceDirt
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFillies and Mares, four years old & up
Weight124 lbs. with allowances[1]
PurseUS$200,000 (since 2014)[2]

Inaugurated in 1957, through 1959 it was open to horses three-year-olds and up of either sex.

The race was run in two divisions in 1961 and 1965.

It was rated as GII in 1973–1983, GIII in 1984–1987, GII in 1988 and 1989, GI in 1990–2012, and GII in 2013 and later.[2]

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 1:20.60 – Past Forgetting (1982) (dirt)

Most wins:

  • Chop House (1964, 1965)
  • Past Forgetting (1982, 1983)
  • Pine Tree Lane (1987, 1988)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2020 Hard Not to Love 5 Mike E. Smith John Shirreffs Mercedes Stables, West Point Thoroughbreds, S. Dilworth, D. Ingordo, F. Mooney 1:22.19
2019 Marley's Freedom 5 Drayden Van Dyke Bob Baffert Cicero Farms, LLC 1:22.34
2018 Selcourt 4 Tyler Baze John W. Sadler Medallion Racing, Abrahams, Keith and Lazaruk, Sandra 1:21.00
2017 Finest City 5 Mike E. Smith Ian Kruljac Seltzer Thoroughbreds 1:21.49
2016 Lost Bus 4 Fernando Hernandez Perez Gary Sherlock Terry C. Lovingier 1:21.78
2015 Sam's Sister 4 Elvis Trujillo Jerry Hollendorfer Dedomenico/Hollendorfer/Todaro 1:22.42
2014 Scherzinger 4 Mike E. Smith Jerry Hollendorfer Hollendorfer/Dedomenico/et al. 1:22.00
2013 Teddy's Promise 5 Victor Espinoza Ron Ellis Ted & Judy Nichols 1:22.64
2012 Home Sweet Aspen 4 Joel Rosario John W. Sadler CRK Stable 1:21.42
2011 Switch 4 Joel Rosario John W. Sadler CRK Stable 1:20.70
2010 Gabby's Golden Gal 4 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Arnold Zetcher 1:21.25
2009 Ventura 5 Garrett K. Gomez Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:21.61
2008 Intangaroo 4 Alonso Quinonez Gary Sherlock Tom Grether Farms, Inc. 1:20.71
2007 Pussycat Doll 5 Garrett Gomez Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 1:22.32
2006 Behaving Badly 5 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Hal & Patti Earnhardt 1:21.93
2005 Salt Champ (ARG) 5 Gary Stevens Richard Mandella Arturo Vargas 1:22.14
2004 Island Fashion 4 Kent Desormeaux Marcelo Polanco Everest Stables 1:21.37
2003 Affluent 5 Alex Solis Ron McAnally Janis R. Whitham 1:22.77
2002 Kalookan Queen 6 Alex Solis Bruce Headley Louis Asistio 1:22.37
2001 Nany's Sweep 5 Kent Desormeaux Kathy Walsh Budget Stable 1:22.50
2000 Honest Lady 4 Corey Nakatani Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:21.45
1999 Stop Traffic 6 Corey Black Richard Mandella Diamond A Racing Corp. 1::22.17
1998 Exotic Wood 6 Chris McCarron Ronald W. Ellis Pam & Martin Wygod 1:21.07
1997 Toga Toga Toga 5 Julio A. Garcia Eduardo Inda Stanley J. Bell 1:23.27
1996 Serena's Song 4 Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Robert & Beverly Lewis 1:21.56
1995 Key Phrase 4 Chris Antley Ronald W. Ellis Pam & Martin Wygod 1:22.82
1994 Southern Truce 6 Gary Stevens Roger Stein Regal Rose Stable 1:21.44
1993 Freedom Cry 5 Alex Solis Gary F. Jones Hi Card Ranch 1:21.78
1992 Laramie Moon 5 Eddie Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Henry E. Pabst 1:22.66
1991 Devil's Orchid 4 Russell Baze Richard Mandella Shannon Farms 1:21.80
1990 Stormy But Valid 4 Gary Stevens Brian A. Mayberry Jan Siegel et al. 1:22.40
1989 Miss Brio 5 Eddie Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale William S. Farish III 1:21.60
1988 Pine Tree Lane 6 Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas William T. Young 1:23.00
1987 Pine Tree Lane 5 Ángel Cordero Jr. D. Wayne Lukas L. Don Mathis 1:21.80
1986 Her Royalty 5 Chris McCarron Bruce Headley Johnston et al. 1:21.60
1985 Lovlier Linda 5 Bill Shoemaker Willard L. Proctor William R. Hawn 1:22.80
1984 Bara Lass 5 Walter Guerra D. Wayne Lukas Sam E. Stevens 1:22.00
1983 Past Forgetting 5 Chris McCarron Gordon Campbell Bernard J. Ridder 1:23.40
1982 Past Forgetting 4 Bill Shoemaker Gordon Campbell Bernard. J. Ridder 1:20.60
1981 Parsley 5 Ángel Cordero Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Robert H. Spreen 1:23.40
1980 Flack Flack 5 Bill Shoemaker D. Wayne Lukas Blatz & Smith 1:23.80
1979 Grenzen 4 Laffit Pincay Jr. Loren Rettele Delaplaine/Schaffer/Woolsey 1:21.60
1979 Winter Solstice 6 Darrel McHargue Gordon C. Campbell Bernard J. Ridder 1:21.20
1977 Hail Hilarious 4 Don Pierce Neil D. Drysdale Saron Stable 1:22.60
1976 Gay Style 6 Don Pierce Charles Whittingham John Sikura Jr. 1:22.00
1975 Sister Fleet 5 Fernando Toro R. King G. B. Howell 1:21.40
1974 Tizna 5 Fernando Toro Henry M. Moreno Nile Financial Corp. 1:24.00
1973 Chou Croute 5 John L. Rotz Bob G. Dunham Folsom Farm & Jones Jr. 1:23.60
1972 Typecast 6 Laffit Pincay Jr. Tommy Doyle Westerly Stud Farms 1:21.40
1971 Manta 5 Laffit Pincay Jr. Farrell W. Jones Elmendorf 1:22.20
1970 no race
1969 Gamely 5 Wayne Harris James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 1:23.60
1968 Amerigo Lady 4 Don Pierce Robert L. Wheeler Rokeby Stables 1:23.00
1967 Miss Moona 4 Laffit Pincay Jr. Steve Ippolito Jacnot Stable 1:22.40
1966 Batteur 6 Eddie Belmonte James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 1:22.40
1965 Face The Facts 4 Manuel Ycaza James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 1:22.00
1965 Chop House 5 Ismael Valenzuela Ted Saladin M/M Bert W. Martin 1:22.40
1964 Chop House 4 Braulio Baeza Ted Saladin M/M Bert W. Martin 1:22.80
1963 Table Mate 4 Bill Shoemaker Warren Stute Kerr Stable 1:22.00
1962 Perizade 6 Rudy Campas Noble Threewitt Dr. & Mrs. T. M. Brown 1:22.40
1961 Taboo 4 Bill Shoemaker John H. Adams Ralph Lowe 1:23.00
1961 Swiss Roll 4 Bill Shoemaker Robert L. Wheeler C. V. Whitney 1:22.20
1960 Silver Spoon 4 Eddie Arcaro Robert L. Wheeler C. V. Whitney 1:23.00
1959 Bug Brush 4 Angel Valenzuela Robert L. Wheeler C. V. Whitney 1:23.00
1958 Market Basket 4 Raymond York J. M. Phillips Mrs. Connie M. Ring 1:22.80
1957 Mary Machree 6 George Taniguchi William B. Finnegan El Peco Ranch 1:22.00

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chart of the 2020 Santa Monica". Equibase. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b c / Santa Monica Stakes (Gr. 2) (equibase.com) Retrieved Mar./13/2019