Yerba Buena Stakes

The Yerba Buena Stakes is a discontinued race for Thoroughbred fillies and mares age three and older.[1] It was run on turf at Golden Gate Fields race track in Albany, California from 1973 through 2000 and again from 2005 through 2009.[2] Between 2001 through 2004 the race was hosted by Bay Meadows Racetrack in San Mateo, California.

Yerba Buena Stakes
Discontinued stakes race
LocationGolden Gate Fields,
Albany, California, USA
Inaugurated1973–2009
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Website[1]
Race information
Distance1 3/8 miles (11 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackGrass, left-handed
QualificationThree-years-old & up

It was raced as the Yerba Buena Handicap from inception in 1973 through 2006.[3]

RecordsEdit

Speed record: (at 1 3/8 miles)

  • 2:14.40 – Magdelaine (1988)

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

WinnersEdit

Equibase Yerba Buena Stakes history:[4]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(Miles)
Time
Purse$
Gr.
2009 Restless Soul 5 Chad Schvaneveldt Ben Cecil Ben Cecil, James McCalmont, et al. 138 M 2:20.49 $75,000 L
2008 Wild Promises 4 David G. Lopez Gregory G. Gilchrist Harry J. Aleo 138 M 2:17.28 $75,000 L
2007 Mabadi 4 Joel Rosario Sanford H. Shulman Ronald L. Charles/Clear Valley Stable 138 M 2:17.87 $75,000 L
2006 Hallowed Dream 4 Dennis Carr Ben Cecil Gary A. Tanaka 118 M 1:47.76 $125,000 G3
2005 Pickle 4 Russell Baze Sanford H. Shulman Ronald L. Charles/Clear Valley Stable 1116 M 1:41.72 $100,000 G3
2004 A B Noodle 5 Joe M. Castro Charles J. Jenda Amity & Bench 118 M (±) 1:46.66 $125,000 G3
2003 Chiming 5 Corey Nakatani Robert J. Frankel Castleton Lyons 118 M (±) 1:45.41 $150,000 G3
2002 Peu a Peu 4 Russell Baze Robert J. Frankel Gary A. Tanaka 138 M 2:16.39 $150,000 G3
2001 Janet 4 David Flores Darrell Vienna Red Baron's Farm 138 M 2:17.09 $200,000 G3
2000 Gleefully 4 Rafael Meza J. Eric Kruljac Carl I. Brown 138 M 2:15.99 $200,000 G3
1999 Blending Element 6 Garrett Gomez Carla A. Gaines Warren B. Williamson 138 M 2:17.26 $200,000 G3
1998 Miss Universa 5 Pedro Mercado Ben Cecil Norman Cheng 138 M 2:15.72 $125,000 G3
1997 De Puntillas 5 Victor Espinoza Robert B. Hess, Jr. A. Jansen, J. Scibelli, M. Sigband 1116 M 1:46.71 $100,000 G3
1996 Fanjica 4 Dennis Carr Ben Cecil Gary A. Tanaka 138 M 2:17.42 $100,000 G3
1995 Work the Crowd 4 Russell Baze Gregory G. Gilchrist Harris Farms, Inc. & Norma Foster Maddy 118 M 1:49.27 $125,000 G3
1994 Ask Anita 4 Vann Belvoir Rodney Rash Robert Spiegel 138 M 2:15.55 $100,000 G3
1993 Party Cited 4 Ronald J. Warren, Jr. Rodney Rash Gary A. Tanaka 138 M 2:15.11 $100,000 G3
1992 Flaming Torch 5 Russell Baze Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 138 M 2:16.26 $150,000 L
1991 Free At Last 4 Ron Hansen Neil D. Drysdale Gerald W. Leigh 138 M 2:15.10 $150,000 L
1990 Petite Ile 4 Corey Black Edwin J. Gregson Jean-Francois Malle 138 M 2:15.60 $150,000 L
1989 Brown Bess 7 Jack Kaenel Charles J. Jenda Calbourne Farm 138 M 2:15.60 $150,000 G3
1988 Magdelaine 5 Timothy Doocy Terry R. Knight Carmen Coosa 138 M 2:14.40 $150,000 G3
1987 Ivor's Image 4 Chris McCarron John Gosden Simon Fraser 112 M 2:29.60 $150,000 G3
1986 Scythe 5 Thomas Chapman George D. Hartstone Robert S. Folsom 112 M 2:32.20 $150,000 G3
1985 Salt Spring 6 Thomas Chapman Henry M. Moreno Gayno Stables 112 M 2:30.20 $150,000 G3
1984 Fact Finder 5 Marco Castaneda Vincent Clyne Nelson Bunker Hunt 112 M 2:30.20 $150,000 G3
1983 Dilmoun 4 Joseph J. Steiner Thomas Ray Bell II Bell Bloodstock Co. 112 M 2:31.60 $75,000 G2
1982 Sangue 4 Thomas Chapman Henry M. Moreno R. Charlene Parks 138 M 2:16.40 $75,000 G2
1981 Mairzy Doates 5 Francisco Mena John W. Fulton Arno D. Schefler 138 M 2:15.80 $75,000 G3
1980 Mairzy Doates 4 Francisco Mena Michael Whittingham Arno D. Schefler 138 M 2:15.00 $60,000 G3
1943 Race not held
1978 Star Ball 6 Darrel McHargue Jaime Villagomez John & Donald Valpredo 138 M 2:13.60 $60,000 G3
1977 Star Ball 5 J. Buenaventura Vargas Jaime Villagomez John & Donald Valpredo 138 M 2:14.80 $45,000 L
1976 Our First Delight 4 Enrique Munoz Jerry M. Fanning Meryl Ann Tanz 138 M 2:16.40 $30,000 L
1975 Joli Vert 4 Frank Olivares Thomas A. Pratt Howard C. Wright & THomas A. Pratt 138 M 2:16.80 $30,000 L
1974 Merry Madeleine 4 Francisco Mena Kathy Nikkei John G. Canty & Alexis Lapeyre 114 M 2:31.40 $30,000 NGS
1973 Live Forever 4 Juan Gonzalez not yet found Gen. Winston W. Kratz 138 M 2:19.60 $20,000 NGS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thoroughbred Times (2004). The Original Thoroughbred Times Racing Almanac, 2005 Edition. BowTie Press. p. 380. ISBN 978-1-931993-57-9. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  2. ^ California Trainers, 2009 Yerba Buena Stakes Retrieved September 20, 2018
  3. ^ Pacific Stars And Stripes , Tokyo, Japan June 4, 1973 page 21 article on the 1973 Yerba Buena Handicap Retrieved September 20, 2018
  4. ^ Equibase Retrieved September 20, 2018