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Santa Paula Stakes

Grade III race
Santa Paula Stakes
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, USA, United States
Inaugurated 1968
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Santa Anita Park
Race information
Distance 6½ furlongs
Track Synthetic dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The Santa Paula Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at the end of March at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. A Grade III event open to three-year-old fillies, it is contested over a distance of six and one half furlongs on Cushion Track synthetic dirt.

The Santa Paula Stakes was run at 7 furlongs for fillies and mares, age three and older, from 1968 through 1974.

There was no race held from 1975 through 1991, and not in 1993.


Speed record: (at current distance of 6½ furlongs)

  • 1:14.61 - Magnificience (2007)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - Brian A. Mayberry (1992, 1994)

Most wins by an owner:

  • No owner has won this race more than once.








2010 Tanda 3 Alex Solis Dan Hendricks Dream Stable 1:14.36
2009 Carlsbad 3 Tyler Baze Jeff Mullins Dennis Weir 1:14.65
2008 Lethal Heat 3 Gerry Olguin Barry Abrams Barry Abrams et al. 1:14.91
2007 Magnificience 3 Alex Solis Bruce Headley John G. Sikura et al. 1:14.61
2006 Bettarun Fast 3 Aaron Gryder Vladimir Cerin Patricia & Stephen Fitzpatrick 1:15.08
2005 No Bull Baby 3 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Patti & Hal EAarnhardt III 1:15.79
2004 Friendly Michelle 3 Tyler Baze Bob Baffert Ed Friendly 1:17.34
2003 Buffythecenterfold 3 Victor Espinoza Melvin F. Stute Allen Brian/Frank Stronach 1:16.56
2002 Bella Bellucci 3 Mike E. Smith Neil D. Drysdale Michael Tabor 1:16.36
2001 Starrer 3 Chris McCarron David Hofmans George Krikorian 1:16.40
2000 Abby Girl 3 Corey Nakatani Craig Dollase Stephan G. Herold 1:15.47
1999 Perfect Six 3 David Flores William Morey, Jr. Chaiken & Heller, et al. 1:15.41
1998 Loveontheroad 3 Kent Desormeaux Sanford Shulman Charles & Clear Valley Stables 1:16.07
1997 Lavender 3 Alex Solis Ben D. A. Cecil Est. Robert E. Hibbert 1:16.34
1996 Raw Gold 3 Chris Antley David Hofmans Ridder Stable 1:15.63
1995 Made To Perfection 3 Alex Solis Donald Warren John S. Stonebraker et al. 1:16.24
1994 Sardula 3 Ed Delahoussaye Brian A. Mayberry Ann & Jerry Moss 1:15.02
1993 no race
1992 Peaceful Road 3 Martin Pedroza Brian A. Mayberry Siegel Family 1:16.33
1975 no race through 1991
1974 Viva La Vivi 4 Donald Pierce Harold Hodosh Brotman & Malibu Stable 1:24.00
1973 Tizna 4 Fernando Toro Henry Moreno Regal Enterprises, Inc. 1:21.60
1972 Convenience 4 Eddie Belmonte Willard L. Proctor Glen Hill Farm 1:21.60
1971 Duke's Little Gal 4 Robby Kilborn James I. Nazworthy Mrs. Orrin Tucker 1:23.20
1970 Everything Lovely 5 Alvaro Pineda Sidney Martin Colin Campbell 1:22.20
1969 Guest Room 4 Walter Blum Roger Laurin Taylor's Purchase Farm 1:25.40
1968 Sharp Curve 4 Wayne Harris Lester Holt Fred Astaire 1:24.80



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