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Malibu Stakes

Grade I race
Malibu Stakes
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated 1952
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs
Track Pro-Ride synthetic dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $250,000

The Malibu Stakes is a race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses of either gender held each December at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. The race is at a distance of seven furlongs on Pro-Ride synthetic dirt, and is the first leg of Santa Anita Park's Strub Series.

A Grade I event with a $250,000 purse, it has attracted some of America's best horses following the Breeders' Cup.

Inaugurated in 1952 as the Malibu Sequet Stakes, its name was changed to the present style in 1958.

There was a Malibu Stakes run in January and December of the same year in 1955, 1960, 1966, and 1984. It was run in two divisions in 1972, 1975, 1977, 1981, and 1984.

There was no race in 1959, 1964, 1967, 1970.


Speed record:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Andrew J. Crevolin (1954, 1955)







2009 M One Rifle Mike E. Smith Bruce Headley Bruce Headley & partners 1:21.05
2008 Bob Black Jack David Flores James Kasparoff Jeff Harmon/Tim Kasparoff 1:20.20
2007 Johnny Eves David Flores Jay M. Robbins Mooncoin LLC 1:21.08
2006 Latent Heat Edgar Prado Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:21.39
2005 Proud Tower Too David Cohen Sal Gonzalez Tricar Stables 1:21.62
2004 Rock Hard Ten Gary Stevens Richard Mandella Mercedes Stable/M. Paulson 1:21.89
2003 Southern Image Victor Espinoza Mike Machowsky Blahut Stables 1:22.65
2002 Debonair Joe Julie Krone Juan Silva Lynne H. Ristad 1:22.40
2001 Mizzen Mast Kent Desormeaux Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:22.13
2000 Dixie Union Alex Solis Richard Mandella Diamond A Racing Stable 1:21.62
1999 Love That Red Garrett Gomez Leonard Duncan Terry D. Wells 1:22.06
1998 Run Man Run Mike Luzzi Anthony Margotta, Jr. Blasland/Brooks/Desadora 1:21.51
1997 Lord Grillo Ed Delahoussaye Mike Puype Cobra Farm, Inc. (Lessee) 1:21.46
1996 King of the Heap Kent Desormeaux Wallace Dollase Long/Nemet et al. 1:21.84
1995 Afternoon Deelites Kent Desormeaux Richard Mandella Burt Bacharach 1:21.73
1994 Powis Castle Pat Valenzuela Rodney Rash Vistas Stables 1:20.96
1993 Diazo Laffit Pincay, Jr. Bill Shoemaker Allen E. Paulson 1:21.00
1992 Star Of The Crop Gary Stevens Willard Proctor Glen Hill Farm 1:20.67
1991 Olympio Ed Delahoussaye Ron McAnally VHW Stables (Lessee) 1:21.28
1990 Pleasant Tap Alex Solis Chris Speckert Buckland Farm 1:21.60
1989 Music Merci Laffit Pincay, Jr. Craig C. Lewis Pendleton/Royal T Stable 1:21.60
1988 Oraibi Laffit Pincay, Jr. Richard Mandella Ralph & Aury Todd 1:21.60
1987 On The Line Angel Cordero, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1:21.00
1986 Ferdinand Bill Shoemaker Charlie Whittingham Howard B. Keck 1:21.60
1985 Banner Bob Gary Baze Charlie Whittingham W. J. & Sharon E. Walsh 1:21.00
1984 Precisionist Chris McCarron L. R. Fenstermaker Fred W. Hooper 1:21.40
1984 Glacial Stream Chris McCarron Gordon C. Campbell Est. of B. J. Ridder 1:22.20
1984 Pac Mania Pat Valenzuela Michael Whittingham Oak Cliff Stable 1:22.60
1983 Time To Explode Laffit Pincay, Jr. Gary Jones M. G. Rutherford 1:21.00
1982 Island Whirl Laffit Pincay, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Elcee-H Stable 1:26.00
1981 Doonesbury Sandy Hawley Barney Willis Jones, Roffe et al. 1:20.40
1981 Raise a Man Laffit Pincay, Jr. Chay R. Knight Northwest Farms 1:20.40
1980 Spectacular Bid Bill Shoemaker Bud Delp Hawksworth Farm 1:20.00
1979 Little Reb Frank Olivares Jerry M. Fanning Fanning & Harrison 1:21.00
1978 J. O. Tobin Steve Cauthen Laz Barrera El Peco Ranch 1:23.00
1977 Cojak Bill Shoemaker Hubert Hine Entremont Farm 1:23.00
1977 Romantic Lead Bill Shoemaker Stephen A. DiMauro Meadow Stable 1:22.40
1976 Forceten Donald Pierce Neil D. Drysdale Saron Stable 1:21.20
1975 Lightning Mandate Alvaro Pineda Farrell W. Jones Jones/McLeod/Mabee et al. 1:20.60
1975 Princely Native Braulio Baeza Laz Barrera Harbor View Farm 1:20.80
1974 Ancient Title Fernando Toro Keith L. Stucki, Sr. Ethel Kirkland 1:22.80
1973 Bicker Glenn Brogan Robert Wingfield Green Thumb Farm 1:21.40
1972 Wing Out Bill Shoemaker John Sullivan Daybreak Farm 1:21.00
1972 Kfar Tov Jerry Lambert John W. Pappalardo Billrick Stable 1:21.20
1971 King of Cricket Danny Velasquez Noble Threewitt Corradini & Nuccio 1:21.20
1969 First Mate Jerry Lambert Buster Millerick Albert Sultan 1:22.00
1968 Damascus Bill Shoemaker Frank Whiteley, Jr. Edith W. Bancroft 1:21.20
1966 Buckpasser Braulio Baeza Edward A. Neloy Ogden Phipps 1:22.00
1966 Terry's Secret Alex Maese Carl A. Roles Poltex Stable 1:23.00
1965 Power of Destiny Kenneth Church Hirsch Jacobs Ethel D. Jacobs 1:22.00
1963 More Megaton Raymond York Jerry Wallace II M/M E. B. Johnston 1:23.00
1962 Native Diver Ralph Neves Buster Millerick M/M Louis K. Shapiro 1:21.60
1961 Olden Times Bill Shoemaker Mesh Tenney Rex C. Ellsworth 1:22.00
1960 Tompion Manuel Ycaza Robert L. Wheeler C. V. Whitney 1:21.40
1960 Ole Fols William Boland William B. Finnegan Neil S. McCarthy 1:23.00
1958 Hillsdale Tommy Barrow Martin L. Fallon, Jr. Clarence Whitted Smith 1:22.40
1957 Round Table Bill Shoemaker William Molter Kerr Stables 1:22.00
1956 Blen Host Don Lewis Bob R. Roberts Gazelle Stable 1:23.00
1955 Honeys Alibi William Boland Dave Hurn W-L Ranch Co. 1:23.00
1955 Determine Raymond York William Molter Andrew J. Crevolin 1:22.60
1954 Imbros Raymond York William Molter Andrew J. Crevolin 1:20.60
1953 A Gleam Eddie Arcaro Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 1:22.80
1952 Phil D Raymond York James Jordan M/M W. C. Martin 1:23.00



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