Thunder Road Stakes

The Thunder Road Stakes is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for horses age four and older, over a distance of 1 mile on the turf held annually in January at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. The event currently carries a purse of $100,000.

Thunder Road Stakes
Grade III race
LocationSanta Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated2004
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance1 mile (8 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-year-olds and older
Weight124 lbs with allowances
Purse$100,000 (since 2014)

HistoryEdit

The race was inaugurated on 11 February 2004 as a handicap[1] and was won by Singletary who was ridden by US Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza by a margin of one length in a time of 1:34.42.[2]

The event was upgraded to a Grade III event for 2009 and was switched to the artificial main track because of weather conditions.[1]

The event was not run in 2010 or 2012.[3]

It was downgraded to listed status for 2013 through 2015 but was upgraded back to a Grade III event in 2016. It is currently run under allowance weight conditions with a purse of $100,000.[1]

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 1:31.78 – Tom's Tribute (2014)

Margins:

  • 3+34 lengths – Hit the Road (2021)

Most wins:

  • No horse has won this race more than once.

Most wins by an owner:

  • No owner has won this race more than once.

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • No trainer has won this race more than once.

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
Thunder Road Stakes
2021 Hit the Road 5 Umberto Rispoli Dan Blacker D K Racing, Radley Equine, Taste of Victory Stables, Rick Gold & Dave Odmark 1 mile 1:33.35 $100,500 III [4]
2020 River Boyne (IRE) 5 Abel Cedillo Jeff Mullins Red Baron's Barn & Rancho Temescal 1 mile 1:33.78 $102,000 III [5]
2019 True Valour (IRE) 5 Andrea Atzeni Simon Callaghan Qatar Racing Limited 1 mile 1:36.35 $100,351 III [6]
2018 Om 6 Flavien Prat Dan L. Hendricks Sareen Family Trust 1 mile 1:33.54 $100,345 III [7]
2017 Farhaan 8 Tyler Baze Philip D'Amato Matthew Schera 1 mile 1:33.18 $100,690 III [8]
2016 What a View 5 Kent J. Desormeaux Kenneth D. Black Finish Line Racing, The Ellwood Johnston Trust, P. & S. Berumen 1 mile 1:39.01 $102,070 III [9]
2015 Talco (FR) 4 Victor Espinoza John W. Sadler Hronis Racing 1 mile 1:34.26 $82,000 Listed [10]
2014 Tom's Tribute 4 Mike E. Smith James M. Cassidy Tom & Marilyn Braly 1 mile 1:31.78 $79,750 [11]
2013 Battle Force 4 Corey Nakatani John Shirreffs Woodford Racing 1 mile 1:32.94 $78,700 [12]
2012 Race not held
Thunder Road Handicap
2011 Fluke (BRZ) 6 Joseph Talamo Humberto Ascanio Patricia Bozano 1 mile 1:33.77 $100,000 III [13]
2010 Race not held
2009 Matto Mondo (CHI) 5 Mike E. Smith Richard E. Mandella Yatse Stables I 1 mile 1:34.61 $100,000 III [14]
2008 Storm Military (ARG) 6 Garrett K. Gomez Robert J. Frankel Castleton Lyons & La Biznaga 1 mile 1:34.17 $81,150 Listed [15]
2007 Sweet Return (GB) 7 Alex O. Solis Ron McAnally Red Oak Stable 1 mile 1:35.47 $80,050 Listed [16]
2006 Senor Swinger 6 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Robert & Beverly Lewis 1 mile 1:34.00 $81,450 Listed [17]
2005 Laura's Lucky Boy 4 Pat Valenzuela Vladimir Cerin Ernie Moody 1 mile 1:34.39 $78,650 Listed [18]
2004 Singletary 4 Victor Espinoza Don Chatlos Little Red Feather Racing 1 mile 1:34.42 $71,350 [2]

Legend:
  All Weather Track   Turf

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Stakes profile". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b "2004 Thunder Road Handicap Black Type - (race 7)". Equibase. 11 February 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  3. ^ "THUNDER ROAD STAKES - MULTIPLE TRACKS". Thoroughbred Pedigree Online. 2021. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  4. ^ "2021 Thunder Road Stakes Grade 3 - (race 8)". Equibase. 6 February 2021. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  5. ^ "2020 Thunder Road Stakes Grade 3 - (race 7)". Equibase. 8 February 2020. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  6. ^ "2019 Thunder Road Stakes Grade 3 - (race 7)". Equibase. 9 February 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  7. ^ "2018 Thunder Road Stakes Grade 3 - (race 5)". Equibase. 10 February 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  8. ^ "2017 Thunder Road Stakes Grade 3 - (race 7)". Equibase. 29 April 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  9. ^ "2016 Thunder Road Stakes Grade 3 - (race 9)". Equibase. 9 April 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  10. ^ "2015 Thunder Road Stakes Listed - (race 11)". Equibase. 4 April 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  11. ^ "2014 Thunder Road Stakes Black Type - (race 8)". Equibase. 6 April 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  12. ^ "2013 Thunder Road Stakes Black Type - (race 6)". Equibase. 6 April 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  13. ^ "2011 Thunder Road Handicap Grade 3 - (race 8)". Equibase. 5 February 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  14. ^ "2009 Thunder Road Handicap Grade 3 - (race 7)". Equibase. 7 February 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  15. ^ "2008 Thunder Road Handicap Listed - (race 8)". Equibase. 2 February 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  16. ^ "2007 Thunder Road Handicap Listed - (race 8)". Equibase. 3 February 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  17. ^ "2006 Thunder Road Handicap Listed - (race 7)". Equibase. 8 February 2006. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  18. ^ "2005 Thunder Road Handicap Listed - (race 7)". Equibase. 9 February 2005. Retrieved 31 January 2021.