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Oak Tree Mile Stakes

Grade II race
Oak Tree Mile Stakes
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated 1986
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.oaktreeracing.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & Up
Weight Scale Weight
Purse $250,000

The Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile Stakes is a Thoroughbred horse race run at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California during the annual Oak Tree Racing Association meet. A Grade II stakes raced on turf, it is open to horses age three and up willing to race one mile. It currently offers a purse of $250,000.

Part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series, the winner of the 2008 Oak Tree Mile Stakes automatically qualifies for the Breeders' Cup Mile. [1]

Inaugurated in 1986 as the Col. F. W. Koester Handicap, the name was changed to the Oak Tree Mile Stakes in 1996.


Time record:

  • 1:32.44 - Urgent Request (1996)

Most wins:

  • To date, no horse has ever won this race more than once.

Most wins by an owner:

  • To date, no owner has ever won this race more than once.

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Oak Tree Mile Stakes







2009 Cowboy Cal 4 Garrett Gomez Todd Pletcher Robert and Janice McNair 1:33.12
2008 Hyperbaric 5 Garrett Gomez Julio C. Canani William Jack Preston 1:33.62
2007 Out of Control 4 Michael C. Baze Robert J. Frankel T N T Stud 1:34.16
2006 Aragorn 4 Corey Nakatani Neil D. Drysdale Ballygallon Stud Ltd. 1:32.87
2005 Singletary 5 David R. Flores Donald Chatlos, Jr. Little Red Feather Racing 1:34.54
2004 Musical Chimes 4 Kent Desormeaux Neil D. Drysdale Sheik Mohammed 1:33.29
2003 Designed for Luck 6 Patrick Valenzuela Vladimir Cerin David & Holly Wilson 1:32.61
2002 Night Patrol 6 Jose Valdivia, Jr. Nick Canani Everest Stables 1:32.93
2001 Val Royal 5 Jose Valdivia, Jr. Julio C. Canani David S. Milch 1:33.21
2000 War Chant 3 Gary L. Stevens Neil D. Drysdale Irving & Marjorie Cowan 1:33.75
1999 Silic 4 Corey Nakatani Julio C. Canani Terrence Lanni et al. 1:33.76
1998 Hawksley Hill 5 Alex Solis Neil D. Drysdale David & Jill Heerensperger 1:36.72
1997 Fantastic Fellow 3 Alex Solis D. Wayne Lukas The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:36.23
1996 Urgent Request 6 Chris McCarron Charles Whittingham Stewart Aitken 1:32.44
1995 Ventiquattrofogli 5 Goncalino Almeida Wallace Dollase Bonilla, Carr & Horizon Stable 1:35.30
1994 Bon Point 4 Ed Delahoussaye Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:33.86
1993 Johann Quatz 4 Ed Delahoussaye Ron McAnally Tadahiro Hotehama 1:36.28
1992 Twilight Agenda 6 Chris McCarron D. Wayne Lukas Moyglare Stud 1:33.36
1991 Ibero 4 Alex Solis Ron McAnally Pavlovsky & Whitham 1:33.77
1990 Notorious Pleasure 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Hector O. Palma Robert Levy et al. 1:33.00
1989 Political Ambition 5 Ed Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Clover Racing Stable 1:33.40
1988 Mohamed Abdu 4 Gary L. Stevens Richard W. Mulhall Meyer & Molly Gaskin Trust 1:34.40
1987 Double Feint 4 Fernando Toro Leroy Jolley Peter M. Brant 1:37.00
1986 Palace Music 5 Gary L. Stevens Charles Whittingham Hunt & Paulson 1:35.00



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