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Santa Barbara Handicap

Grade II race
Santa Barbara Handicap
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated 1935
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance 1¼ miles (10 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, four-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $200,000

The Santa Barbara Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in mid April at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. A Grade II event open to fillies and mares, age four and older, it is contested of turf over a distance of one and a quarter miles.

Inaugurated in 1935, through 1941 it was a race for two-year-olds. In 1952 and again in 1954 it was restricted to three-year-old California-foaled fillies and in 1953 for three-year-old California foals of either sex. From 1955 through 1965, it was open to horses age three-year-olds and up and then since 1966 for fillies and mares age four and older.

The race was known as the Santa Barbara Juvenile Championship in 1937 and then as the Santa Barbara Stakes in 1935 and 1936, 1938, 1941, 1946 and 1952 through 1954. Since inception it has been contested at a variety of distances:

  • 3 furlongs : 1935-1938, 1941
  • 7 furlongs : 1946, 1952
  • 6 furlongs : 1953-1954
  • about 6.5 furlongs on turf : 1958
  • 8.5 furlongs (11/16 miles) : 1955-1957
  • 9 furlongs (1⅛ miles) : 2007
  • 10 furlongs on turf: 1962-2006, 2008–present

In 1968, the race was run at "about" distance. In 1973, 1977 and 1982, it was run on dirt. It was run in two divisions on three occasions: 1941, 1967, 1968.

There was no race run in 1939, 1940, 1942 through 1945, 1947 through 1951 and 1959 through 1961.

Records

Speed record: (at current distance of 1¼ miles on turf)

  • 1:57.40 - Bequest (1991)

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 3 - Michael Bello (2003, 2004, 2005)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2010 Tuscan Evening 5 Rafael Bejarano Jerry Hollendorfer William de Burgh 2:00.22
2009 Magical Fantasy 4 Alex Solis Paddy Gallagher Bienstock/Mandabach/Winner 1:59.83
2008 Foxysox 5 Victor Espinoza Carla Gaines Warren B. Williamson 2:00.45
2007 Naughty Rafaela 5 David R. Flores Robert J. Frankel Stud TNT 1:48.12
2006 Sharp Lisa 4 Corey Nakatani Douglas F. O'Neill J. Paul Reddam et al. 2:02.17
2005 Megahertz 6 Alex Solis Robert J. Frankel Michael Bello 1:59.76
2004 Megahertz 5 Alex Solis Robert J. Frankel Michael Bello 2:00.71
2003 Megahertz 4 Alex Solis Robert J. Frankel Michael Bello 2:00.08
2002 Astra 6 Kent Desormeaux Laura De Seroux Allen E. Paulson Trust 2:01.48
2001 Astra 5 Kent Desormeaux Simon Bray Allen E. Paulson Trust 2:01.33
2000 Caffe Latte 4 Corey Nakatani Bob Baffert Stonerside Stable 2:00.51
1999 Tranquility Lake 4 Ed Delahoussaye Julio C. Canani Pam & Martin Wygod 2:01.06
1998 Fiji 4 Kent Desormeaux Neil D. Drysdale The Thoroughbred Corp. 2:00.35
1997 Donna Viola 5 Gary L. Stevens Ben D. A. Cecil Gary A. Tanaka 1:59.85
1996 Auriette 4 Kent Desormeaux Gary Jones Barnes/Prestonwood Farm 2:02.00
1995 Wandesta 4 Corey Nakatani Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 2:01.77
1994 Possibly Perfect 4 Kent Desormeaux Robert J. Frankel Blue Vista, Inc. 2:00.56
1993 Exchange 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Bill Spawr Sidney H. Craig 2:02.26
1992 Kostroma 6 Kent Desormeaux Gary Jones deBurgh et al. 1:59.63
1991 Bequest 5 Ed Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Gerald W. Leigh 1:57.40
1990 Brown Bess 8 Jack Kaenel Charles Jenda Calbourne Farm 1:58.40
1989 No Review 4 Ed Delahoussaye Christopher Speckert Buckland Farm 2:02.60
1988 Pen Bal Lady 4 Ed Delahoussaye Hector O. Palma DeCarlo, et al. 1:59.60
1987 Reloy 4 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:00.00
1986 Mountain Bear 5 Chris McCarron Darrell Vienna Forgnone, et al. 2:01.00
1985 Fact Finder 6 Gary L. Stevens Charles Whittingham Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:01.60
1984 Comedy Act 5 Chris McCarron Gary Jones Elmendorf Farm 2:00.40
1983 Avigaition 4 Ed Delahoussaye Vivian Pulliam C. N. Pulliam 1:59.80
1982 Ack's Secret 6 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Michael Whittingham Oak Cliff Stable 2:00.60
1981 The Very One 6 Jorge Velasquez Stephen A. DiMauro Helen Polinger 2:01.20
1980 Sisterhood 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Laz Barrera Summa Stable 2:00.40
1979 Waya 5 Angel Cordero, Jr. David A. Whiteley Peter M. Brant 2:01.00
1978 Kittyluck 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Edwin J. Gregson M/M Hastings Harcourt 2:00.60
1977 Desiree 4 Victor Centeno Laz Barrera Jacobs/Harbor View Farm 2:00.60
1976 Stravina 5 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Helen G. Stollery 1:59.60
1975 Gay Style 5 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham John Sikura, Jr. 2:01.40
1974 Tallahto 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Charles Whittingham Mrs. Howard B. Keck 1:59.20
1973 Susan's Girl 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. John W. Russell Fred W. Hooper 2:03.60
1972 Hail the Grey 5 Earlie Fires Willard L. Proctor Glen Hill Farm 1:58.60
1971 Manta 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Farrell W. Jones Elmendorf Farm 2:00.20
1970 Sallarina 4 William Mahorney Charles Comiskey L. E. Patterson 1:59.20
1969 Pink Pigeon 5 Donald Pierce Paul K. Parker Patrick Madden 1:58.20
1968 Amerigo's Fancy 6 Jerry Lambert C. Ralph West Edith & Desi Arnaz 2:02.40
1968 Princessnesian 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 2:00.80
1967 April Dawn 4 Bill Shoemaker Harold C. McBride Hemacinto-Billrick Stables 2:01.20
1967 Ormea 6 Ismael Valenzuela Johnny Longden Frank M. McMahon 2:00.60
1966 Straight Deal 4 Bill Shoemaker Hirsch Jacobs Ethel D. Jacobs 1:58.80
1965 Batteur 5 Manuel Ycaza James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 1:58.40
1964 Oil Royalty 6 Johnny Longden Charles Whittingham John R. Gaines 2:00.60
1963 Chicha 5 Manuel Ycaza Horatio Luro El Peco Ranch 2:02.60
1962 Cat Call 5 Braulio Baeza J. W. Nicholson M/M John Valpredo 2:03.00
1958 Golden Notes 4 Henry Moreno William J. Hirsch King Ranch 1:13.60
1957 Pylades 4 Raul Sterling B. Frank Christmas Robert O. J. Streuber 1:41.00
1956 Porterhouse 5 Eddie Arcaro Charles Whittingham Llangollen Farm 1:43.00
1955 Berseem 5 Johnny Longden Reggie Cornell Abe Hirschberg 1:42.00
1954 Frosty Dawn 3 Eddie Arcaro Willie Alvarado King & Brown 1:09.60
1953 De Anza 3 Ralph Neves C. O'Connell Springhill Stable 1:10.40
1952 Last Greetings 3 Eddie Arcaro C. Ralph West Clifford Mooers 1:24.60
1946 Whirlabout 5 Ted Atkinson Graceton Philpot Louis B. Mayer 1:23.00
1941 Chiquita Mia 2 Leon Haas Tom Smith Charles S. Howard 0:33.80
1941 Black Raider 2 Lester Balaski Roy Waldron Milky Way Farm 0:33.60
1938 Galley Slave 2 Raymond Workman Bud Stotler Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 0:34.40
1937 Balking 2 Lloyd Knapp Bud Stotler Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 0:33.20
1936 Airflame 2 John Bejshak Bud Stotler Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 0:33.80
1935 Billie Bane 2 Tommy Luther T. D. Grimes T. D. Grimes 0:34.60

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