Santa Monica Stakes
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.
|Grade II race|
|Location||Santa Anita Park|
Arcadia, California, United States
|Race type||Thoroughbred – Flat racing|
|Website||Santa Anita Park|
|Qualification||Fillies and Mares, four years old & up|
|Weight||124 lbs. with allowances|
|Purse||US$200,000 (since 2014)|
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.
- 1:20.60 – Past Forgetting (1982) (dirt)
- Chop House (1964, 1965)
- Past Forgetting (1982, 1983)
- Pine Tree Lane (1987, 1988)
Most wins by a jockey:
- 6 – Bill Shoemaker (1961 (2×), 1963, 1980, 1982, 1985)
Most wins by a trainer:
- 6 – D. Wayne Lukas (1980, 1981, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1996)
Most wins by an owner:
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