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El Conejo Handicap

Grade III race
El Conejo Handicap
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated 1981
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance 5.5 furlongs
Track Pro-Ride synthetic dirt, left-handed
Qualification Four-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The El Conejo Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually on January 1 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. A Grade III sprint race open to horses age four and older, it is contested on Pro-Ride synthetic dirt over a distance of five and a half furlongs.

In 2000, the El Conejo Handicap was run in January and again in December and in 1984 it was raced in two divisions. There was no race run in 1987.

The race is not on the Santa Anita Stakes schedule for 2010. [1]


Speed record:

  • 1:01.27 - In Summation (2008)

Most wins:

  • 2 - To B. Or Not (1981, 1982)
  • 2 - Freespool (2000 (2x))
  • 2 - In Summation (2008, 2009)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - Ted H. West (2000 (2x))

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Bohm Stables, Inc. (1981, 1982)
  • 2 - Irwin & Andrew Molasky et al. (1999, 2003)
  • 2 - Desperado Stables, Inc. (2000 (2x))
  • 2 - Waterford Stable (2008, 2009








2009 In Summation 6 Rafael Bejarano Christophe Clement Waterford Stable 1:02.58
2008 In Summation 5 Corey Nakatani Christophe Clement Waterford Stable 1:01.27
2007 Harvard Avenue 6 Garrett Gomez Douglas F. O'Neill Ron Crockett 1:02.68
2006 With Distinction 5 Javier Santiago D. Wayne Lukas Robert & Beverly Lewis Trust 1:02.44
2005 Areyoutalkintome 4 Tyler Baze Douglas F. O'Neill Ron Manzani & Russell Sarno 1:02.52
2004 Boston Common 5 Gary L. Stevens Jeff Mullins Richard Englander 1:02.35
2003 Kona Gold 9 Alex Solis Bruce Headley Irwin & Andrew Molasky et al. 1:02.63
2002 Snow Ridge 4 Mike E. Smith D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 1:03.05
2000 Freespool 4 Chris McCarron Ted H. West Desperado Stables, Inc. 1:02.50
2000 Freespool 4 Chris McCarron Ted H. West Desperado Stables, Inc. 1:03.33
1999 Kona Gold 5 Alex Solis Bruce Headley Irwin & Andrew Molasky et al. 1:01.74
1998 The Exeter Man 6 Garrett Gomez Robert J. Frankel Super Horse Inc. (Lessee) 1:02.23
1997 High Stakes Player 5 Corey Nakatani Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 1:02.89
1996 Lit de Justice 6 Corey Nakatani Jenine Sahadi Evergreen Farm 1:01.85
1995 Phone Roberto 6 Chris McCarron Darrell Vienna No Problem Stable et al. 1:02.34
1994 Gundaghia 7 Eddie Delahoussaye Bob Baffert John Goodman & Robert Kieckhefer 1:02.01
1993 Fabulous Champ 4 Chris McCarron Jerry Dutton Dutton & Lerch 1:02.66
1992 Gray Slewpy 4 Kent Desormeaux Dan L. Hendricks Ed Friendly 1:02.01
1991 Black Jack Road 7 Gary L. Stevens Fordell Fierce Donna & Dorothy Kisela 1:05.20
1990 Frost Free 5 Chris McCarron John W. Sadler Triple Dot Dash Stable/Vandervoort 1:03.00
1989 Sunny Blossom 4 Fernando Valenzuela Edwin J. Gregson M. Bauer/R. Estrin/Santa Barbara Stable 1:04.60
1988 Sylvan Express 5 Eddie Delahoussaye Jacque Fulton Mrs. R. A. Johnson 1:03.80
1986 Take My Picture 4 Gary L. Stevens Gary Lewis L. G. or Helen Rhodes 1:03.00
1985 Debonaire Junior 4 Chris McCarron Noble Threewitt Jack D. Rogers 1:02.60
1984 Premiership 4 Rafael Meza Laz Barrera Ethel D. Jacobs (Lessee) 1:03.40
1984 Night Mover 4 Eddie Delahoussaye Robert J. Frankel Ann & Jerry Moss 1:03.20
1983 Pompeii Court 6 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Laurie Anderson Crowe & Lewyk 1:02.80
1982 To B. Or Not 6 Chris McCarron Ronald W. Ellis Bohm Stables, Inc. 1:02.20
1981 To B. Or Not 5 Pat Valenzuela Ronald W. Ellis Bohm Stables, Inc. 1:02.40



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