Sunshine Millions Oaks

The Sunshine Millions Oaks is an American race for thoroughbred horses held in January as part of the eight-race Sunshine Millions series. Run at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California or at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida, half the eight-race series is run at one track and half at the other.

Open to three-year-old fillies willing to race six furlongs on the dirt, the Sunshine Millions Oaks is an ungraded stakes event but carries a purse of $250,000. Inaugurated at seven furlongs in 2003, the race is also known as the Ocala Stud Oaks (in 2006).

In its eighth running in 2010, the series of races called the Sunshine Millions are restricted to horses bred either in Florida or in California and is the brainchild of the Thoroughbred Owners of California, the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, Inc., Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, and Magna Entertainment Corp.

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Bred
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2009 Beltene CA Joel Rosario Jack Carava La Canada Stable 1:09.16
2008 American County Fl Edgar Prado Dale L. Romans Mike Tarp 1:10.38
2007 Mistical Plan CA David R. Flores Doug F. O'Neill J. Paul Reddam 1:10.50
2006 Joint Effort FL Eddie Castro Dale L. Romans Harry J. Aleo 1:09.49
2005 Hot Storm FL Jerry D. Bailey Dallas Stewart Robert A. Adams 1:09.16
2004 Silent Sighs CA David R. Flores Julio C. Canani Pam & Martin Wygod 1:10.82
2003 Atlantic Ocean FL David R. Flores Bob Baffert The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:23.03

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