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Santa Monica Handicap

Grade I race
Santa Monica Handicap
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated 1957
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Santa Anita Park
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs
Track Pro-Ride synthetic dirt, left-handed
Qualification Fillies and Mares, four years old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $250,000

The Santa Monica Handicap is an American Grade I Thoroughbred horse race run annually in late January/early February at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Opern to fillies and mares age four and older, it is contested on Pro-Ride synthetic dirt over a distance of seven furlongs.

Inaugurated in 1957, through 1959 it was open to horses three-year-olds and up of either sex.

The Santa Monica Handicap was run in two divisions in 1961 and 1965.

Records

Speed record:

  • 1:20.71 - Intangaroo (2008) (on synthetic dirt)
  • 1:20 3/5 - Past Forgetting (1982) (on natural dirt)

Most wins:

  • Chop House (1964, 1965)
  • Past Forgetting (1982, 1983)
  • Pine Tree Lane (1987, 1988)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 3 - William Haggin Perry (1965, 1966, 1969)
  • 3 - Bernard. J. Ridder (1978, 1982, 1983)

Winners

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2010 Gabby's Golden Gal 4 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Arnold Zetcher 1:21.25
2009 Ventura 5 Garrett K. Gomez Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:21.61
2008 Intangaroo 4 Alonso Quinonez Gary Sherlock Tom Grether Farms, Inc. 1:20.71
2007 Pussycat Doll 5 Garrett Gomez Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 1:22.32
2006 Behaving Badly 5 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Hal & Patti Earnhardt 1:21.93
2005 Salt Champ 5 Gary Stevens Richard Mandella Arturo Vargas 1:22.14
2004 Island Fashion 4 Kent Desormeaux Marcelo Polanco Everest Stables 1:21.37
2003 Affluent 5 Alex Solis Ron McAnally Janis R. Whitham 1:22.77
2002 Kalookan Queen 6 Alex Solis Bruce Headley Louis Asistio 1:22.37
2001 Nany's Sweep 5 Kent Desormeaux Kathy Walsh Budget Stable 1:22.50
2000 Honest Lady 4 Corey Nakatani Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:21.45
1999 Stop Traffic 6 Corey Black Richard Mandella Diamond A Racing Corp. 1::22.17
1998 Exotic Wood 6 Chris McCarron Ronald W. Ellis Pam & Martin Wygod 1:21.07
1997 Toga Toga Toga 5 Julio A. Garcia Eduardo Inda Stanley J. Bell 1:23.27
1996 Serena's Song 4 Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Robert & Beverly Lewis 1:21.56
1995 Key Phrase 4 Chris Antley Ronald W. Ellis Pam & Martin Wygod 1:22.82
1994 Southern Truce 6 Gary Stevens Roger Stein Regal Rose Stable 1:21.44
1993 Freedom Cry 5 Alex Solis Gary Jones Hi Card Ranch 1:21.78
1992 Laramie Moon 5 Eddie Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Henry E. Pabst 1:22.66
1991 Devil's Orchid 4 Russell Baze Richard Mandella Shannon Farms 1:21.80
1990 Stormy But Valid 4 Gary Stevens Brian A. Mayberry Jan Siegel et al. 1:22.40
1989 Miss Brio 5 Eddie Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale William S. Farish III 1:21.60
1988 Pine Tree Lane 6 Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas William T. Young 1:23.00
1987 Pine Tree Lane 5 Angel Cordero, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas L. Don Mathis 1:21.80
1986 Her Royalty 5 Chris McCarron Bruce Headley Johnston et al. 1:21.60
1985 Lovlier Linda 5 Bill Shoemaker Willard L. Proctor William R. Hawn 1:22.80
1984 Bara Lass 5 Walter Guerra D. Wayne Lukas Sam E. Stevens 1:22.00
1983 Past Forgetting 5 Chris McCarron Gordon Campbell Bernard J. Ridder 1:23.40
1982 Past Forgetting 4 Bill Shoemaker Gordon Campbell Bernard. J. Ridder 1:20.60
1981 Parsley 5 Angel Cordero, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Robert H. Spreen 1:23.40
1980 Flack Flack 5 Bill Shoemaker D. Wayne Lukas Blatz & Smith 1:23.80
1979 Grenzen 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Loren Rettele Delaplaine/Schaffer/Woolsey 1:21.60
1978 Winter Solstice 6 Darrel McHargue Gordon C. Campbell Bernard J. Ridder 1:21.20
1977 Hail Hilarious 4 Don Pierce Neil D. Drysdale Saron Stable 1:22.60
1976 Gay Style 6 Don Pierce Charles Whittingham John Sikura, Jr. 1:22.00
1975 Sister Fleet 5 Fernando Toro R. King G. B. Howell 1:21.40
1974 Tizna 5 Fernando Toro Henry Moreno Nile Financial Corp. 1:24.00
1973 Chou Croute 5 John L. Rotz Bob G. Dunham Folsom Farm & Jones, Jr. 1:23.60
1972 Typecast 6 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Tommy Doyle Westerly Stud Farms 1:21.40
1971 Manta 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Farrell W. Jones Elmendorf 1:22.20
1970 no race
1969 Gamely 5 Wayne Harris James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 1:23.60
1968 Amerigo Lady 4 Don Pierce Robert L. Wheeler Rokeby Stables 1:23.00
1967 Miss Moona 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Steve Ippolito Jacnot Stable 1:22.40
1966 Batteur 6 Eddie Belmonte James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 1:22.40
1965 Face The Facts 4 Manuel Ycaza James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 1:22.00
1965 Chop House 5 Ismael Valenzuela Ted Saladin M/M Bert W. Martin 1:22.40
1964 Chop House 4 Braulio Baeza Ted Saladin M/M Bert W. Martin 1:22.80
1963 Table Mate 4 Bill Shoemaker Warren Stute Kerr Stable 1:22.00
1962 Perizade 6 Rudy Campas Noble Threewitt Dr. & Mrs. T. M. Brown 1:22.40
1961 Taboo 4 Bill Shoemaker John H. Adams Ralph Lowe 1:23.00
1961 Swiss Roll 4 Bill Shoemaker Robert L. Wheeler C. V. Whitney 1:22.20
1960 Silver Spoon 4 Eddie Arcaro Robert L. Wheeler C. V. Whitney 1:23.00
1959 Bug Brush 4 Angel Valenzuela Robert L. Wheeler C. V. Whitney 1:23.00
1958 Market Basket 4 Raymond York J. M. Phillips Mrs. Connie M. Ring 1:22.80
1957 Mary Machree 6 George Taniguchi William B. Finnegan El Peco Ranch 1:22.00

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