Wilshire Stakes

The Wilshire Stakes is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for fillies and mares age three and older run over a distance of one mile (8 furlongs) on turf track scheduled annually in May at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.

Wilshire Stakes
Grade III race
LocationSanta Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated1953
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitewww.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance1 mile (8 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFillies & mares, 3-year-olds & up
WeightBase weights with allowances:
4-year-olds and up: 126 lbs.
3-year-olds: 120 lbs.
PurseUS$100,000

HistoryEdit

The event was inaugurated on 30 June 1953 as the Wilshire Mile a one-mile race on dirt for three-year-old fillies that was won by the British bred filly Ria Rica in an upset victory in the time of 1:3715 before a Tuesday crowd of 23,158.[1]

It was not run again until 1963, when it was revived as an event called the Wilshire Handicap that included older fillies and mares over 7 furlongs.[2] The first running of the event on turf was in 1970 as the Wilshire Stakes.[3] In 1973 the event was run in two divisions.[4]

Beginning with the 2014 running, it was moved to Santa Anita Park due to Hollywood Park's closure and renamed to Wilshire Stakes.[5]

The event has had several distance changes with the current distance set at one mile in 1998.[5]

The event was classified as a Grade III in 1975 and upgraded to Grade II in 1983.[3] It was downgraded in 1998 to Grade III.[3]

The 1968 and 1969 American Champion Older Female Horse Gamely is the only horse to win this event twice. In 1989 United States Racing Hall of Fame trainer Charles E. Whittingham trained all the three placegetters in the event – winner Claire Marine (IRE), Fitzwilliam Place finished second and 1987 winner Galunpe third.[6]

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 1 mile: 1:33.03 – Enola Gray (2017)
  • 1+116 miles: 1:39.00 – Claire Marine (IRE) (1989)

Margins:

  • 4+12 lengths – Mademoiselle Forli (1983)

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
At Santa Anita Park – Wilshire Stakes
2021 Warren's Showtime 4 Juan Hernandez Craig Lewis Benjamin C. & Sally Warren 1 mile 1:34.29 $101,500 III [7]
2020 Toinette 5 Flavien Prat Neil D. Drysdale Ken Baca, Edward J. Hudson Jr., & Lynne Hudson 1 mile 1:35.20 $100,000 III [8]
2019 Simply Breathless (GB) 4 Flavien Prat Neil D. Drysdale Cloros Bloodstock 1 mile 1:35.50 $101,755 III [9]
2018 Storm the Hill 4 Rafael Bejarano Philip D'Amato Alastar Thoroughbred Company & Michael Valdes 1 mile 1:33.77 $101,380 III [10]
2017 Enola Gray 4 Flavien Prat Philip D'Amato Nicholas B. Alexander 1 mile 1:33.03 $100,345 III [11]
2016 Race not held
2015 Blingismything 5 Tyler Baze J. Eric Kruljac Class Racing Stable 1 mile 1:37.16 $100,250 III [12]
2014 Parranda 5 Rafael Bejarano Jerry Hollendorfer G. Campbell, D. Clark, Gatto Racing, J. Hollendorfer & G. Skoda 1 mile 1:33.48 $100,250 III [13]
At Hollywood Park – Wilshire Handicap
2013 Halo Dolly 5 Rafael Bejarano Jerry Hollendorfer Hoefflin, Hoefflin, Hollendorfer, O'Farrell, Robin, Todaro, Schneider, Tahaj 1 mile 1:34.18 $100,500 III [14]
2012 Quiet Oasis (IRE) 4 Mario Gutierrez Ben D. A. Cecil J. Paul Reddam 1 mile 1:34.63 $100,000 III [15]
2011 Dubawi Heights (GB) 4 Joel Rosario Simon Callaghan Callaghan, Neville, McStay, Clodagh, Magnier, M.V. & Annabel Wyatt 1 mile 1:35.21 $100,000 III [16]
2010 Medaglia d'Amour 4 Alonso Quinonez Ben D. A. Cecil Kristina Cecil & Zillah Reddam 1 mile 1:34.31 $100,000 III [17]
2009 Gorgeous Goose 4 Corey Nakatani Mike Puype Mary A. Denes & Mary E. Woelfel 1 mile 1:34.54 $100,000 III [18]
2008 Diamond Diva (GB) 4 David R. Flores James M. Cassidy Three Chimneys Farm 1 mile 1:33.21 $110,800 III [19]
2007 Charm the Giant (IRE) 5 Michael C. Baze Ron McAnally Deborah McAnally 1 mile 1:34.16 $111,500 III [20]
2006 Heavenly Ransom 4 Jon Court Thomas Ray Bell II Mr. and Mrs. V. Meguerditchian 1 mile 1:33.14 $100,000 III [21]
2005 Pickle (GB) 4 Jon Court Sanford Shulman Ronald L. Charles & Clear Valley Stables 1 mile 1:33.85 $109,600 III [22]
2004 Spring Star (FR) 5 Alex O. Solis Richard E. Mandella Wertheimer et Frère 1 mile 1:33.41 $110,900 III [23]
2003 § Dublino 4 Kent J. Desormeaux Laura de Seroux Michael Klein, Robert Geringer, Marsha Naify, et al. 1 mile 1:33.62 $111,000 III [24]
2002 Eurolink Raindance (IRE) 5 Chris McCarron Ben D. A. Cecil Bull Market Stable 1 mile 1:34.31 $106,600 III [25]
2001 Tranquility Lake 6 Eddie Delahoussaye Julio C. Canani Pam & Martin Wygod 1 mile 1:34.69 $108,600 III [26]
2000 Tout Charmant 4 Chris McCarron Ron McAnally Stonerside Stable 1 mile 1:33.86 $107,900 III [27]
1999 Sapphire Ring (GB) 4 Gary L. Stevens Neil D. Drysdale The Thoroughbred Corp. 1 mile 1:33.80 $108,600 III [28]
1998 Shake The Yoke (GB) 5 Eddie Delahoussaye Ronald W. Ellis B. Wayne Hughes 1 mile 1:34.10 $110,400 III [29]
1997 Blushing Heiress 5 Chris McCarron Dan L. Hendricks Thomas M. & Marguerite F. Cavanagh 1+116 miles 1:40.95 $108,400 II [30]
1996 Pharma 5 Corey Nakatani Ronald W. Ellis Allen Paulson & Martin Wygod 1+116 miles 1:40.96 $132,950 II [31]
1995 Possibly Perfect 5 Kent J. Desormeaux Robert J. Frankel Blue Vista, Inc. 1+116 miles 1:40.37 $132,850 II [32]
1994 Skimble 5 Eddie Delahoussaye Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1+116 miles 1:41.39 $107,800 II [33]
1993 Toussaud 4 Kent J. Desormeaux John Gosden Juddmonte Farms 1+116 miles 1:40.14 $108,500 II [34]
1992 Kostroma (IRE) 6 Kent J. Desormeaux Gary F. Jones William deBurgh, Robert Sangster & Prestonwood 1+116 miles 1:41.35 $107,600 II [35]
1991 Fire the Groom 4 Gary L. Stevens Bill Shoemaker Randall D. Hubbard 1+116 miles 1:40.00 $108,000 II [36]
1990 Reluctant Guest 4 Robbie Davis Richard E. Mandella Robert S. Folsom 1+116 miles 1:39.40 $107,400 II [37]
1989 Claire Marine (IRE) 4 Chris McCarron Charles E. Whittingham Sidney L. Port & Charles E. Whittingham 1+116 miles 1:39.00 $107,700 II [6]
1988 Chapel of Dreams 4 Gary L. Stevens John Parisella Theodore M. Sabarese 1+116 miles 1:39.40 $109,700 II [38]
1987 Galunpe (IRE) 4 Fernando Toro Robert J. Frankel Ann & Jerry Moss & Patrick P. Offenstadt 1+116 miles 1:41.00 $129,900 II [39]
1986 Outstandingly 4 Gary L. Stevens Laz Barrera Harbor View Farm 1+116 miles 1:41.60 $127,350 II [40]
1985 Johnica 4 Chris McCarron Bruce Headley Golden Eagle Farm 1+116 miles 1:40.60 $108,100 II [41]
1984 Triple Tipple 5 Laffit Pincay Jr. Richard J. Cross Fittocks Stud 1+116 miles 1:41.20 $82,650 II [42]
1983 Mademoiselle Forli 4 Pat Valenzuela Charles E. Whittingham Penowa Farms 1+116 miles 1:44.80 $82,550 II Off turf[43]
1982 Miss Huntington 5 Pat Valenzuela D. Wayne Lukas Ruth C. Bunn 1+116 miles 1:41.40 $85,000 III [44]
1981 Track Robbery 4 Pat Valenzuela Robert L. Wheeler Summa Stable 1+116 miles 1:40.80 $81,300 III [45]
1980 Wishing Well 5 Fernando Toro Gary F. Jones Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lima 1+116 miles 1:41.60 $65,500 III [46]
1979 Country Queen 4 Laffit Pincay Jr. Randy Winick M. Blum, G. Sarant, R. Winick 1+116 miles 1:40.40 $55,600 III [47]
1978 Lucie Manet 5 Chris McCarron Jaime Villagomez John & Donald Valpredo 1+18 miles 1:49.00 $53,450 III [48]
1977 Now Pending 4 Rudy Campas Richard E. Mandella Jerry Pender & Dan Stathatos 1+18 miles 1:48.80 $56,050 III [49]
1976 Miss Toshiba 4 Fernando Toro Thomas A. Pratt Robert Sangster 1+18 miles 1:49.20 $54,800 III [50]
1975 Tizna (CHI) 6 Jerry Lambert Henry Moreno Nile Financial Corp. 1+18 miles 1:48.60 $55,800 III [51]
1974 Tallahto 4 Laffit Pincay Jr. Charles E. Whittingham Howard B. Keck 1+18 miles 1:47.60 $56,150 Listed [52]
1973 Balcony's Babe 5 Jerry Lambert Kenneth Bowyer Mr E.B. & Mrs. E.W. Johnston 1+18 miles 1:48.60 $28,500 Division 1[53]
Convenience 5 John L. Rotz Willard L. Proctor Glen Hill Farm 1+18 miles 1:49.00 $28,150 Division 2[54]
Wilshire Stakes
1972 Manta 6 Fernando Toro Farrell W. Jones Elmendorf Farm 1+18 miles 1:48.80 $27,350 [55]
1971 New Leaf 4 Dennis Tierney John Longden Pin Oak Stable 1+18 miles 1:49.00 $28,950 [56]
1970 Tanta Bella 3 Jerry Lambert Maynard Krueger Mr. & Mrs. John Valpredo 1+18 miles 1:48.80 $22,300 [57]
Wilshire Handicap
1969 § Gamely 5 Wayne Harris James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 7 furlongs 1:21.00 $22,150 [58]
1968 § Gamely 4 Wayne Harris James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 7 furlongs 1:21.00 $23,150 [59]
1967 Romanticism 4 Jerry Lambert James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 7 furlongs 1:22.40 $23,700 [60]
1966 Poona Queen 6 Bill Shoemaker Gordon C. Campbell Mr. & Mrs. John J. Elmore 7 furlongs 1:22.20 $28,500 [61]
1965 Jalousie II (ARG) 6 Johnny Longden Henry Moreno Henry Moreno, Pat Sawyer & Bill Macon 7 furlongs 1:21.00 $28,550 [62]
1964 Researcher 4 Pete Moreno Farrell W. Jones Elmendorf Farm 7 furlongs 1:26.40 $22,850 [63]
1963 Edie Belle 6 Bill Shoemaker Farrell W. Jones Bresa Del Mar Ranch 7 furlongs 1:26.40 $22,200 [2]
1954–1962 Race not held
Wilshire Mile
1953 Ria Rica (GB) 3 Billy Pearson Hack Ross C. H. Jones & Sons 1 mile 1:37.20 $16,850 [1]


  Turf   Dirt
Notes:
§ Ran as part of an entry

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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