Zenyatta Stakes

The Zenyatta Stakes (formally the Lady's Secret Stakes and Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap) is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually near the end of September during the fall meet at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. The race was run at Hollywood Park in 2010 due to impending work at Santa Anita Park.

Zenyatta Stakes
Grade II race
LocationSanta Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated1993
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
WebsiteSanta Anita Park
Race information
Distance1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFillies & Mares, three-years-old & up
WeightAssigned
Purse$300,000

A Grade I event since 2007, in 2019 it was downgraded to Grade II.[1] It is open to fillies and mares, age three and older, willing to race one and one-sixteenth miles. It currently carries a purse of $300,000.

The race was originally named after Hall of Famer Lady's Secret. After the 2009 running, it was announced that the race would be renamed the Zenyatta Stakes, on the assumption that Zenyatta (who had won the race in 2008 and 2009) would retire at the end of 2009. That change, however, was held off for 2010 at the behest of the mare's connections.[2] For 2010, it was again run as the Lady's Secret Stakes because Zenyatta was in the field, winning the race for the third time. The race was again run as the Lady's Secret Stakes in 2011 but was then run under its new name in 2012.

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

WinnersEdit

Zenyatta StakesEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2018 Vale Dori (ARG) 6 Joe Talamo Bob Baffert Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum 1:44.88
2017 Paradise Woods 3 Flavien Prat Richard Mandella Sarkowsky, Steven, Wygod, Martin J. and Wygod, Pam 1:44.34
2016 Stellar Wind 4 Victor Espinoza John W. Sadler Hronis Racing 1:41.80
2015 Beholder 5 Gary Stevens Richard Mandella Spendthrift Farm 1:42.83
2014 Beholder 4 Mike Smith Richard Mandella Spendthrift Farm 1:42.19
2013 Beholder 3 Gary Stevens Richard Mandella Spendthrift Farm 1:42.11
2012 Love and Pride 4 Martin Garcia Todd Pletcher Green Hills Farm 1:43.09

Lady's Secret StakesEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2011 Zazu 3 Joel Rosario John W. Sadler Ann & Jerry Moss 1:41.59
2010‡ Zenyatta 6 Mike Smith John Shirreffs Ann & Jerry Moss 1:42.97
2009 Zenyatta 5 Mike Smith John Shirreffs Ann & Jerry Moss 1:42.89
2008 Zenyatta 4 Mike Smith John Shirreffs Ann & Jerry Moss 1:40.30
‡ In 2010 run at Hollywood Park.

Lady's Secret BC HandicapEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2007 Tough Tiz's Sis 3 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Watson & Weitman Perf. 1:41.64
2006 Healthy Addiction 5 Victor Espinoza John W. Sadler Pamela C. Ziebarth 1:43.60
2005 Healthy Addiction 4 Garrett Gomez John W. Sadler Pamela C. Ziebarth 1:43.23
2004 Island Fashion 4 Kerwin John Marcelo Polanco Everest Stables 1:43.43
2003 Got Koko 4 Alex Solis Bruce Headley A. Headley & P. Leung 1:42.92
2002 Azeri 4 Mike Smith Laura de Seroux Allen E. Paulson Trust 1:41.10
2001 Queenie Belle 4 Brice Blanc Ben D. A. Cecil Gary Seidler 1:43.64
2000 Smooth Player 4 Ed Delahoussaye Dan L. Hendricks Spohler & Wygod 1:42.27
1999 Manistique 4 Corey Nakatani John Shirreffs 505 Farms 1:42.39
1998 Magical Allure 3 David Flores Bob Baffert Golden Eagle Farm 1:42.55
1997 Sharp Cat 3 Alex Solis D. Wayne Lukas The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:41.45
1996 Top Rung 5 Earlie Fires Willard L. Proctor Glen Hill Farm 1:41.84
1995 Borodislew 5 Gary Stevens Eduardo Inda 505 Farms 1:41.61
1994 Hollywood Wildcat 4 Ed Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Irving & Marjorie Cowan 1:40.61
1993 Hollywood Wildcat 3 Ed Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Irving & Marjorie Cowan 1:41.05

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Graded and Listed Races for 2019 Released". BloodHorse.com. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  2. ^ Shandler, Jason. "Zenyatta Stakes Changed Back to Lady's Secret". BloodHorse.com. Retrieved 2012-07-14.

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