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San Simeon Handicap

Grade III race
San Simeon Handicap
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated 1968
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance 6.5 furlongs
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Four-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The San Simeon Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in mid April at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. The Grade III event is open to four year olds and up willing to race six and a half furlongs on the downhill turf course.

Since inception in 1968 as a race on dirt, the San Simeon Handicap has been contested at a variety of distances:

  • 6.5 furlongs on turf : 1980-1982, 1984–1987, 1989–2006, 2008
  • 6.5 furlongs on dirt: 1983, 1988, 2007
  • 7 furlongs on dirt : 1968-1975, 1977–1979
  • 8 furlongs on dirt : 1976

Records

Speed record:

  • 1:11.46 - Glick (2004)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Champagne Bid (1984, 1985)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Saddle Hill Farm (1984, 1985)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2010 Mr Gruff 6 Joel Rosario Ronald W. Ellis Gary Broad 1:11.53
2009 Mr. Gruff 5 Joel Rosario Ronald W. Ellis Gary Broad 1:11.88
2008 Stoneside 4 Martin Pedroza Julio C. Canani Marsha Naify 1:12.54
2007 Bonfante 6 Aaron Gryder Ron McAnally Frankfurt Stables & Tenbrink 1:14.59
2006 Pure as Gold 4 Pat Valenzuela Doug F. O'Neill Keh/Richmond/Ruiz/Lopez 1:12.56
2005 Shadow of Illinois 5 Mark Guidry Anthony Saavedra Ella & W. D. Sivage 1:12.62
2004 Glick 8 Alex Solis Jeff Mullins Robert D. Bone 1:11.46
2003 Speak In Passing 6 David Flores Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:12.87
2002 Malabar Gold 5 Chris McCarron Ronald W. Ellis B. Wayne Hughes 1:11.73
2001 Lake William 5 Victor Espinoza Richard Mandella Ann & Jerry Moss 1:12.34
2000 El Cielo 6 Jose Valdivia, Jr . Craig Dollase Carr, Miller Trust wt al 1:12.66
1999 Naninja 6 Chris McCarron Mike R. Mitchell Horton, Merhab & Nance 1:13.32
1998 Labeeb 6 Kent Desormeaux Neil Drysdale Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:12.94
1997 Sandtrap 4 Alex Solis Ben D. A. Cecil Estate R. E. Hibbert 1:12.50
1996 Ski Dancer 4 Gary L. Stevens Gary Jones Kallenberg Thoroughbreds 1:13.98
1995 Finder's Fortune 6 Pat Valenzuela Darrell Vienna Milch & Silverman 1:13.65
1994 Rapan Boy 6 Gary L. Stevens Gary Jones Huthart & Moore 1:13.16
1993 Exemplary Leader 7 Martin Pedroza Brian A. Mayberry Siegel family 1:13.98
1992 Heart Of Joy 5 Chris McCarron Gary Jones Golden Eagle Farm 1:12.94
1991 Forest Glow 4 Julio A. Garcia Brad MacDonald John A. Bell III 1:12.40
1990 Coastal Voyage 6 Alex Solis Ron McAnally Red Tree Farm 1:12.20
1989 Mazilier 5 Pat Valenzuela Edwin J. Gregson Juddmonte Farms 1:15.80
1988 Caballo de Oro 4 Rafael Meza Lewis Cenicola Ascanio, Fer, et al 1:15.40
1987 Bolder Than Bold 5 Gary Baze Charles Whittingham Bradley/Chandler/Whittingham 1:13.60
1986 Estate 7 Antonio Castanon Jack Van Berg Tom E. Norton 1:13.80
1985 Champagne Bid 6 Ray Sibille Randy Winick Saddle Hill Farm 1:13.60
1984 Champagne Bid 5 Ray Sibille Randy Winick Saddle Hill Farm/Winick 1:14.40
1983 Chinook Pass 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Laurie Anderson Hi Yu Stable 1:15.40
1982 Shagbark 7 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Robert J. Frankel M/M Martin Ritt 1:13.00
1981 Syncopate 6 Donald Pierce Ron McAnally Elmendorf Farm 1:16.40
1980 Dragon Command 6 Ed Delahoussaye Michael Whittingham Allan & Lee 1:12.60
1979 Bywayofchicago 5 Darrel McHargue Tom Pratt Fluor, Port, et al 1:21.80
1978 Maheras 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Lin Wheeler Cristofi & Bissias 1:22.80
1977 Mark's Place 5 Sandy Hawley Ron McAnally Bob D. Bird 1:21.00
1976 Pay Tribute 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Ron McAnally Elmendorf Farm 1:35.20
1975 Century's Envoy 4 Jorge Tejeira Jerry Dutton M/M John J. Elmore 1:22.40
1974 Matun 5 Steve Valdez Charles Whittingham Marjorie Everett 1:21.20
1973 Soft Victory 5 Donald Pierce Ron McAnally M. R. Prestridge, Jr. 1:21.40
1972 Single Agent 4 Howard Grant William B. Stucki Indian Hill St./Marshall 1:21.00
1971 Long Position 5 Johnny Sellers Morton Lipton Westerly Stud 1:21.80
1970 Right Cross 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Ted Saladin M/M B. W. Martin 1:21.60
1969 Ottawa Hills 6 Laffit Pincay, Jr. John Adams Hasty House Farms 1:22.20
1968 Poona Khan 7 Miguel Yanez J. W. Pappalardo J. F. Walker 1:22.00

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