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Santa Ynez Stakes

Grade II race
Santa Ynez Stakes
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated 1952
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs
Track Pro-Ride synthetic dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

The Santa Ynez Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in mid January at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. A Grade II event, the race is open to fillies, age three, willing to race seven furlongs on the Pro-Ride synthetic dirt.

Inaugurated in 1952, the Santa Ynez Stakes has been contested at various distances:

  • 6 furlongs : 1952-1953, 1956–1957
  • 6. 5 furlongs : 1958-1966
  • 7 furlongs : 1967–present

In 1952, the race was held in January and again in December rather than January 1953.

It was run in two divisions in 1984.


Speed record: (at current distance of 7 furlongs)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:







2010 Amen Hallelujah Chantal Sutherland Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. IEAH Stables/Whizway Farms 1:21.39
2009 Alpha Kitten Tyler Baze John W. Sadler Ann & Jerry Moss 1:21.84
2008 Indian Blessing Garrett Gomez Bob Baffert Patti & Hal J. Earnhardt III 1:19.89
2007 Jump On In Corey Nakatani John W. Sadler C R K Stable 1:23.45
2006 Dance Daily Jon Court D. Wayne Lukas Bob & Beverly Lewis 1:23.34
2005 Sharp Lisa Tyler Baze Douglas F. O'Neill Reddam, Suarez Racing, et al 1:23.10
2004 Yearly Report Jerry D. Bailey Bob Baffert Golden Eagle Farm 1:21.11
2003 Elloluv Pat Valenzuela Craig Dollase J. Paul Reddam 1:23.03
2002 Dancing Gary L. Stevens Jenine Sahadi Howard J. Baker 1:23.07
2001 Golden Ballet Chris McCarron Jenine Sahadi Team Valor & Heiligbrodt Racing 1:22.30
2000 Penny Blues Eddie Delahoussaye Edwin J. Gregson Buffalo Wallet 1:23.38
1999 Honest Lady Kent Desormeaux Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:21.67
1998 Nijinsky's Passion Corey Black Tim Pinfield Imagination Stable 1:23.15
1997 Queen of Money David Flores Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 1:22.55
1996 Raw Gold Chris Antley David Hofmans Ridder Thoroughbred Stable 1:22.66
1995 Serena's Song Corey Nakatani D. Wayne Lukas Bob & Beverly Lewis 1:21.45
1994 Tricky Code Corey Nakatani Gary Jones Kallenberg Thoroughbred, Inc. 1:22.16
1993 Fit To Lead Corey Nakatani Caesar Dominguez Birnbaum, Walski, Walski, et al 1:22.55
1992 Looie Capote Kent Desormeaux Eyal Klayman Martin L. or Lois E. Gellman 1:23.42
1991 Brazen Chris McCarron Jerry M. Fanning Olin B. Gentry 1:23.60
1990 Fit to Scout Chris McCarron Jack Van Berg Robert M. Snell 1:23.80
1989 Hot Novel Eddie Delahoussaye Fabio Nor Joanne H. Nor 1:22.80
1988 Goodbye Halo Jorge Velasquez Charles E. Whittingham Arthur B. Hancock III 1:23.40
1987 Very Subtle Bill Shoemaker Melvin F. Stute Grinstead & Rochelle 1:22.60
1986 Sari's Heroine Alex Solis Melvin F. Stute Grinstead & Rochelle 1:23.40
1985 Wising Up Eddie Delahoussaye D. Wayne Lukas Sam E. Stevens 1:23.40
1984 Gene's Lady Laffit Pincay, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas M/M Eugene V. Klein 1:23.80
1984 Boo La Boo Laffit Pincay, Jr. Melvin F. Stute Cale, Liebau & Davis 1:23.20
1983 A Lucky Sign Chris McCarron Bruce Headley Headley, Johnston, et al. 1:23.40
1982 Flying Partner Ray Sibille Charles E. Whittingham Buckland Farm 1:22.80
1981 Past Forgetting Sandy Hawley Gordon C. Campbell Bernard J. Ridder 1:22.40
1980 Table Hands Bill Shoemaker Willard L. Proctor Allen & Brant 1:22.40
1979 Terlingua Laffit Pincay, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas B. Beal & L. R. French 1:21.20
1978 Grenzen Darrel McHargue Loren Rettele D. Delaplaine/J. Schaffer/J. Woolsey 1:22.20
1977 Wavy Waves Laffit Pincay, Jr. Julius E. Tinsley, Jr. Fred W. Hooper 1:22.80
1976 Daisy Do Sandy Hawley Hector O. Palma M/M. Robert Levey 1:22.40
1975 Raise Your Skirts William Mahorney Barney Willis Jacqueline Woolsey & Virginia Willis 1:22.40
1974 Modus Vivendi Donald Pierce Gordon C. Campbell Bernard J. Ridder 1:22.40
1973 Tallahto Jorge Tejeira Charles E. Whittingham Mrs. Howard B. Keck 1:21.40
1972 Susan's Girl Victor Tejeda John W. Russell Fred W. Hooper 1:21.80
1971 Turkish Trousers Bill Shoemaker Charles E. Whittingham Mrs. Howard B. Keck 1:23.60
1970 Opening Bid Donald Pierce Lou Glauburg M/M John J. Elmore 1:22.20
1969 Poona Downs Bill Shoemaker Lou Glauburg M/M John J. Elmore 1:24.00
1968 Allie's Serenade Laffit Pincay, Jr. William J. Hirsch Mereworth Farm 1:22.60
1967 Mira Femme Walter Blum Irv Guiney Verne H. Winchell 1:24.20
1966 Spearfish Donald Pierce William A. Peterson Michael H. Silver 1:16.20
1965 Respected Manuel Ycaza James W. Maloney William H. Perry 1:16.20
1964 Face The Facts Manuel Ycaza James W. Maloney William H. Perry 1:15.40
1963 Nalee Kenneth Church Pete Groos Edith Ferguson Cardy 1:16.40
1962 Don't Linger Bill Shoemaker Mesh Tenney Rex C. Ellsworth 1:17.60
1961 Het's Pet Bill Shoemaker J. G. Evenson M/M John Eyraud 1:16.80
1960 Solid Thought Bill Shoemaker J. Lee Mosbacher Mosbacher & Leach 1:18.00
1959 Silver Spoon Raymond York Robert L. Wheeler C. V. Whitney 1:17.00
1958 Zev's Joy George Taniguchi Roy H. Highley Harvey F. Dick 1:17.40
1957 Sully's Trail George Taniguchi Warren Stute Mrs. Ann Peppers 1:10.20
1956 Neva T. George Taniguchi R. L. Anderson Chastain & Elmore 1:11.00
1955 In Reserve Johnny Longden Vance Longden Alberta Ranches, Ltd. 1:22.40
1954 Sweet As Honey Johnny Longden Ellwood B. Johnston M/M. Ellwood B. Johnston 1:23.00
1953 no race
1952 Lap Full Eddie Arcaro Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 1:11.60
1952 Last Greetings Eddie Arcaro C. Ralph West Clifford Mooers 1:11.20



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