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Daytona Handicap

Grade III race
Daytona Handicap
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated 2004
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance About 6½ furlongs
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Four-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The Daytona Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in mid February at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. A Listed race, it was upgraded to a Grade III event for 2009. [1]. The race is open to horses age four and older and is contested on Santa Anita's downhill turf course at a distance of about 6½ furlongs.

Due to course conditions, the 2005 and 2006 editions of the Daytona Handicap were taken off the turf and run on the dirt track.


Speed record:

  • 1:12.49 - Tsigane (2004)

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:

  • No jockey has won this race more than once.

Most wins by a trainer:

  • No trainer has won this race more than once.








2009 Desert Code 5 Aaron Gryder David Hofmans Tarabilla Farms 1:12.58
2008 Cheroot 7 Martin Pedroza Darrell Vienna Charlotte M. Wrather 1:12.82
2007 Night Chapter 6 Brice Blanc Robert J. Frankel Frankel/Diamond Pride, LLC 1:12.57
2006 Siren Lure 5 Alex Solis Art Sherman S. Kesselman/T & M Melkonian 1:16.20
2005 Royal Place 5 Garrett Gomez Rafael Becerra K. K. Sangara 1:14.03
2004 Tsigane 5 David Flores Julio C. Canani Prestonwood Farm 1:12.49



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