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San Felipe Stakes

Grade II race
San Felipe Stakes
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated 1935
Race type ThoroughbredFlat racing
Website www.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $250,000

The San Felipe Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. The San Felipe is a Grade II event open to three-year-old horses. Normally held in mid-March, it is raced at a distance of one and one-sixteenth miles (8.5 furlongs) on dirt and currently offers a purse of $250,000. It is listed as an official prep race for the Kentucky Derby.

Inaugurated as the San Felipe Handicap in 1935, due to World War II there was no race run in 1942, 1943, and 1944. From 1935 through 1940 the race was open to colts and geldings, three years of age and older. Since 1941 it has been restricted to three-year-olds and in 1952 was made open to all three-year-olds irrespective of their sex. It was raced as a handicap event from 1935 through 1941 and again from 1952 through 1990. Since inception, it has been competed over a variety of distances:

  • 6 furlongs: 1938–1940, 1945–1946
  • 7 furlongs: 1937, 1941, 1947–1951
  • 1 mile: 1935–1936
  • 11/16 miles: 1952 to present

The San Felipe Stakes was run in two divisions in 1968 and 1970. In 2009, it is in its 72nd running.


Speed record:

  • 1:40.11 Consolidator (2005) (at current distance of 11/16 miles)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 – Andrew J. Crevolin (1953, 1954)
  • 2 – William Haggin Perry (1965, 1968)
  • 2 – Burt Bacharach (1994, 1995)







2010 Sidney's Candy Joe Talamo John W. Sadler Sid & Jenny Craig Trust 1:42.30
2009 Pioneerof the Nile Garrett Gomez Bob Baffert Zayat Stables 1:43.35
2008 Georgie Boy Michael Baze Kathy Walsh George Schwary 1:42.35
2007 Cobalt Blue Victor Espinoza Doug O'Neill Merv Griffin Ranch 1:42.46
2006 A. P. Warrior Corey Nakatani John Shirreffs Stanley E. Fulton 1:42.40
2005 Consolidator Rafael Bejarano D. Wayne Lukas Robert & Beverly Lewis 1:40.11
2004 Preachinatthebar Javier Santiago Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 1:42.87
2003 Buddy Gil Gary L. Stevens Jeff Mullins Desperado Stables et al. 1:43.64
2002 Medaglia d'Oro Laffit Pincay, Jr. Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1:41.95
2001 Point Given Gary L. Stevens Bob Baffert The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:41.94
2000 Fusaichi Pegasus Kent Desormeaux Neil D. Drysdale Fusao Sekiguchi 1:42.66
1999 Prime Timber David R. Flores Bob Baffert Aaron & Marie Jones 1:42.16
1998 Artax Chris McCarron Randy Bradshaw Paraneck Stable 1:41.73
1997 Free House David R. Flores J. Paco Gonzalez McCaffery & Toffan 1:42.49
1996 Odyle Corey Nakatani J. Paco Gonzalez McCaffery/Toffan et al. 1:42.43
1995 Afternoon Deelites Kent Desormeaux Richard Mandella Burt Bacharach 1:42.11
1994 Soul of the Matter Kent Desormeaux Richard Mandella Burt Bacharach 1:44.68
1993 Corby Chris McCarron John W. Sadler Allen E. Paulson 1:42.11
1992 Bertrando Alex Solis Bruce Headley Headley/Nahem/505 Farms 1:42.76
1991 Sea Cadet Chris McCarron Ron McAnally VHW Stables (Lessee) 1:41.80
1990 Real Cash Alex Solis D. Wayne Lukas Lukas & Overbrook Farm 1:42.00
1989 Sunday Silence Pat Valenzuela Charlie Whittingham H-G-W Partners 1:42.60
1988 Mi Preferido Chris McCarron Laz S. Barrera Barrera & Saiden 1:42.20
1987 Chart the Stars Ed Delahoussaye Richard Mulhall Arnold, Clearman et al. 1:43.00
1986 Variety Road Chris McCarron Bruce Headley Kjell Qvale 1:45.40
1985 Image of Greatness Laffit Pincay, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Kinsman Stable 1:43.20
1984 Fali Time Sandy Hawley Gary Jones Mamakos & Stubrin 1:42.60
1983 Desert Wine Chris McCarron Jerry M. Fanning Cardiff Stud/T90 Ranch 1:41.60
1982 Advance Man Chris McCarron Ross Fenstermaker Fred W. Hooper 1:42.20
1981 Stancharry Fernando Toro Melvin F. Stute Cole, Freeman & Gold 1:42.00
1980 Raise a Man Bill Shoemaker Chay R. Knight Northwest Farms 1:41.60
1979 Pole Position Sandy Hawley G. E. Goodwin Eldorado Stables 1:41.20
1978 Affirmed Steve Cauthen Laz Barrera Harbor View Farm 1:42.60
1977 Smasher Sandy Hawley Jay M. Robbins Robbins & Rogers 1:42.60
1976 Crystal Water Bill Shoemaker Roger Clapp Connie M. Ring 1:42.60
1975 Fleet Velvet Fernando Toro Tom Pratt Leone J. Peters 1:42.40
1974 Aloha Mood Don Pierce Cecil Jolly Joan Winchell 1:42.40
1973 Linda's Chief Braulio Baeza Robert J. Frankel Neil Hellman 1:41.80
1972 Solar Salute Laffit Pincay, Jr. Lou Glauburg M/M John J. Elmore 1:41.80
1971 Unconscious Laffit Pincay, Jr. John G. Canty Arthur A. Seeligson, Jr. 1:42.60
1970 Cool Hand Jerry Lambert Gene Cleveland M/M John C. Mabee 1:41.80
1970 Terlago Bill Shoemaker Jerry M. Fanning Samuel J. Agnew 1:41.80
1969 Elect the Ruler Eddie Belmonte Steve Ippolito Mrs. Gerry Dreier 1:44.20
1968 Prince Pablo Johnny Sellers L. Brooks Kratz-Thayer 1:42.40
1968 Dewan Jerry Lambert James W. Maloney William H. Perry 1:42.40
1967 Rising Market Laffit Pincay, Jr. Ted Saladin M/M Bert W. Martin 1:42.80
1966 Saber Mountain Bill Shoemaker Charlie Whittingham Howard B. Keck 1:42.40
1965 Jacinto Manuel Ycaza James W. Maloney William H. Perry 1:41.80
1964 Hill Rise Don Pierce William B. Finnegan El Peco Ranch 1:41.40
1963 Denodado Rudy Campas Charlie Whittingham Flying M Stable 1:45.00
1962 Doc Jocoy William Harmatz L. C. Sternberger M/M L. C. Sternberger 1:44.20
1961 Flutterby Johnny Longden Vance Longden Alberta Ranches, Ltd. 1:42.20
1960 Flow Line William Boland Willie H. Wyndle C. M. Crawford, Jr. 1:42.40
1959 Finnegan William Harmatz William B. Finnegan Neil S. McCarthy 1:43.40
1958 Carrier X George Taniguchi Robert L. Wheeler Mrs. John L. McMahon 1:45.60
1957 Joe Price Gordon Glisson William Molter M/M. Geo. Lewis Stable 1:43.40
1956 Social Climber Larry Gilligan Charlie Whittingham Llangollen Farm 1:44.40
1955 Jean's Joe William Boland William B. Finnegan Murcain Stable 1:43.00
1954 Determine Raymond York William Molter Andrew J. Crevolin 1:42.40
1953 Decorated Johnny Longden William Molter Andrew J. Crevolin 1:44.20
1952 Windy City II Eddie Arcaro Willie Alvarado Mrs. Petite Luellwitz 1:44.00
1951 Phil D. Raymond York James Jordan W. C. Martin 1:22.80
1950 Your Host Johnny Longden H. L. Daniels William Goetz 1:23.40
1949 Olympia Willie Garner Ivan H. Parke Fred W. Hooper 1:22.80
1948 May Reward Eddie Arcaro E. L. Fitzgerald N. W. Church 1:23.60
1947 Owners Choice Johnny Longden T. D. Grimes Fannie Hertz 1:23.60
1946 Galla Damion Ralph Neves F. Veysey C. J. Sebastian 1:10.20
1945 Sir Bim Johnny Longden Hurst Philpot Don Ameche 1:11.80
1941 Bull Reigh Basil James P. F. Dwyer Anthony Pelleteri 1:24.00
1940 Our Mat Ralph Neves Matthew P. Brady William Zeigler, Jr. 1:10.40
1939 Specify John H. Adams Albert A. Baroni Albert A. Baroni 1:10.20
1938 Speed to Spare Raymond Workman O. Anderson Circle M Ranch 1:12.40
1937 Boxthorn George Woolf Graceton Philpot E. & W. Janss 1:23.60
1936 Azucar Alfred Robertson A. G. Wilson F. M. Alger, Jr. 1:36.00
1935 Ted Clark Clyde Turk C. A. Marone C. N. Mooney 1:37.60

* In 1983, Naevus was disqualified from first to second.



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