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Providencia Stakes

Grade II race
Providencia Stakes
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated 1981
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

The Providencia Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old fillies run annually during the first week of April at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. A Grade II stakes race, it is contested at a distance of one mile (8 furlongs) on the turf, and offers a purse of $150,000 added

In 2008, this race was upgraded from a Grade III to a Grade II, with its purse increased from $100,000 to $150,000.

Inaugurated in 1981, until 2003 it was raced at a distance of 1⅛ miles, and again in 2005. It was run at one mile in 2004 and at that distance since 2006.


Speed record:

  • 1:34.55 - Ticker Tape (2004)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - William R. Hawn (1985, 1990)
  • 2 - Mary Jones Bradley (1986, 1993)
  • 2 - Johnston family (1987, 1994)
  • 2 - Jim Ford, Inc. (2003, 2004)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 4 - Gary Jones (1983, 1991, 1992, 1996)







2010 City to City Joel Rosario Jerry Hollendorfer William DeBurgh, et al. 1:47.16
2009 Acting Lady Victor Espinoza Doug O'Neill Andy Bell/Stephen Russell 1:34.20
2008 Missit Victor Espinoza Ben D. A. Cecil Three Chimneys Racing 1:34.91
2007 Super Freaky Joseph Talamo Doug F. O'Neill Suarez Racing et al 1:35.59
2006 Foxysox Alex Bisono Carla Gaines Warren B. Williamson 1:34.88
2005 Berbatim Alex Solis Richard Mandella Gary & Wendy Broad 1:47.66
2004 Ticker Tape Kent Desormeaux James M. Cassidy Jim Ford, Inc. 1:34.55
2003 Star Vega Mike E. Smith James M. Cassidy Jim Ford, Inc. & Pearson 1:47.89
2002 Megahertz Alex Solis Robert J. Frankel Michael Bello 1:47.34
2001 Dynamous Victor Espinoza Robert J. Frankel John A. Chandler 1:50.13
2000 Kumari Continent David Flores J. Paco Gonzalez McCaffery & Toffan 1:48.97
1999 Sweet Life Alex Solis Neil D. Drysdale Pam & Martin Wygod 1:49.85
1998 Country Garden Kent Desormeaux Walter Greenman Edward T. McGrath 1:50.84
1997 Famous Digger Brice Blanc Barry Abrams Let It Ride Stable, et al 1:49.85
1996 Gastronomical Kent Desormeaux Gary Jones G. Arthur Seelbinder 1:50.40
1995 Artica Laffit Pincay, Jr. Mike Harrington Robert E. Resoff 1:49.36
1994 Fancy 'N Fabulous Alex Solis Donald Warren Johnston family et al 1:49.02
1993 On The Catwalk Ed Delahoussaye Rodney Rash Mary Jones Bradley 1:50.35
1992 Miss Turkana Antonio Castanon Gary Jones Saron Stable 1:47.32
1991 Fantastic Ways Chris McCarron Gary Jones Golden Eagle Farm 1:49.40
1990 Materco Ed Delahoussaye Mark MacDonald William R. Hawn 1:47.40
1989 Formidable Lady Gary L. Stevens Joseph Manzi Fast Friends Stable et al 1:50.60
1988 Pattern Step Chris McCarron Charles Whittingham Evergreen Farm 1:48.00
1987 Some Sensation Laffit Pincay, Jr. Donald Warren Johnston family, Meloth, et al 1:48.20
1986 Miraculous Gary L. Stevens Charles Whittingham Mary Jones Bradley 1:47.80
1985 Soft Dawn Bill Shoemaker Willard L. Proctor William R. Hawn 1:49.60
1984 Class Play Laffit Pincay, Jr. Leroy Jolley Peter M. Brant 1:50.20
1983 Spruce Song Sandy Hawley Gary Jones Elmendorf Farm 1:47.40
1982 Phaedra Laffit Pincay, Jr. Stephen A. DiMauro Happy Valley Farm 1:47.00
1981 Flying Baton Terry Lipham Chay R. Knight Surf and Turf Stable 1:47.60



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