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La Cañada Stakes

Grade II race
La Cañada Stakes
Location Santa Anita Park
Queens, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1975
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Pro-Ride synthetic dirt, left-handed
Qualification Four-year-old fillies & mares
Weight Assigned
Purse $200,000

The La Cañada Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually during the second week of February at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. A Grade II event, the race is open to four-year-old fillies and mares willing to race one and one-eighth miles on Pro-Ride synthetic dirt.

Inaugurated in 1975, for its first year only the race was contested at a distance of one-and-one-sixteenth miles. The race is part of Santa Anita Park's La Cañada Series of races open to newly turning/turned 4-year old fillies and run at an increasing distance. The series begins with the La Brea Stakes at 7 furlongs in December of the previous year. It is followed by the G-II El Encino Stakes at 1 1/16 miles in mid January, then the La Cañada Stakes during the second week of February. Since the creation of the series in 1975, only three fillies have ever won all three races: Taisez Vous (1978), Mitterand (1985), and Got Koko (2003). The Santa Anita Park counterpart series for male horses is the Strub Series.


Speed record:

  • 1:47.60 - Glorious Song (1980) & safe Play (1982) (On natural dirt.)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:







2010 Striking Dancer Alex Solis Ken McPeek Stevestan Stables 1:48.48
2009 Life Is Sweet Garrett Gomez John Shirreffs Pam & Martin Wygod 1:49.70
2008 Dawn After Dawn Garrett Gomez John W. Sadler Ike & Dawn Thrash 1:50.37
2007 Balance Victor Espinoza David Hofmans Amerman Racing 1:49.41
2006 Seafree Patrick Valenzuela Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1:50.04
2005 Tarlow Patrick Valenzuela John Shirreffs Ann & Jerry Moss 1:48.64
2004 Cat Fighter Alex Solis Bob Baffert The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:50.41
2003 Got Koko Alex Solis Bruce Headley Aase Headley/Paul Leung 1:48.41
2002 Summer Colony Gary Stevens Mark A. Hennig Edward P. Evans 1:49.26
2001 Spain Victor Espinoza D. Wayne Lukas The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:49.74
2000 Scholars Studio Corey Nakatani Martin F. Jones King Edward Racing 1:49.14
1999 Manistique Gary Stevens John Shirreffs 505 Farms 1:48.81
1998 Fleet Lady Garrett Gomez Jerry Hollendorfer Golden Eagle Farm 1:48.59
1997 Belle's Flag Corey Nakatani Darrell Vienna Ernest Auerbach 1:48.28
1996 Jewel Princess Alex Solis Wallace Dollase R. J. & M. J. Stephen 1:49.42
1995 Dianes Halo Corey Nakatani David Cross, Jr. Diane Garber 1:49.35
1994 Stalcreek Gary Stevens David Bernstein Stalcreek Ailshie et al. 1:48.85
1993 Alysbelle Ed Delahoussaye Jack Van Berg Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. 1:49.85
1992 Exchange Laffit Pincay, Jr. Bill Spawr Sidney Craig 1:49.96
1991 Fit To Scout Julio A. Garcia Jack Van Berg Robert M. Snell 1:48.40
1990 Gorgeous Ed Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Robert N. Clay 1:50.00
1989 Goodbye Halo Pat Day Charles Whittingham Campbell, Jr./Hancock III 1:54.40
1988 Hollywood Glitter Laffit Pincay, Jr. Gary Jones Joanne Batchelor 1:49.20
1987 Family Style Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1:49.60
1986 Lady's Secret Chris McCarron D. Wayne Lukas M/M Eugene V. Klein 1:49.80
1985 Mitterand Ed Delahoussaye Randy Winick Silver Star St. & Winick 1:48.80
1984 Sweet Diane Ray Sibille Robert J. Frankel Pinwheel Farm et al. 1:49.20
1983 Avigaition Ed Delahoussaye Vivian Pulliam C. N. Pulliam 1:49.80
1982 Safe Play Don Brumfield Harvey L. Vanier Lauer & Vanier 1:47.60
1981 Summer Siren Marco Castaneda Lou Carno M/M T. M. Cavanagh 1:48.60
1980 Glorious Song Chris McCarron Gerry Belanger Frank Stronach 1:47.60
1979 B. Thoughtful Donald Pierce Robert L. Wheeler Mrs. Walter Haefner 1:48.80
1978 Taisez Vous Donald Pierce Robert L. Wheeler Vernon D. & Ann Eachus 1:49.80
1977 Lucie Manet Bill Shoemaker Jaime Villagomez Valpredo & Valpredo 1:48.20
1976 Raise Your Skirts Bill Shoemaker Barney Willis Harris Farms et al. 1:48.40
1975 Chris Evert Jorge Velasquez Joseph A. Trovato Carl Rosen 1:41.60



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