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Sham Stakes

Grade III race
Sham Stakes
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated 2001
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.santaanita.com/
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Cushion Track dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $200,000

The Sham Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. The Sham Stakes is open to three-year-olds and is held at one and one-eighth miles on the dirt. An official prep race for the Kentucky Derby, the Grade III event is run in early March and offers a purse of $200,000.

Inaugurated in 2001, the Sham Stakes is named for the racehorse Sham, winner of the 1973 Santa Anita Derby and remembered for his battles with the great Secretariat in that year's U.S. Triple Crown Races.


Speed record:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • No owner has won this race more than once

Winners of the Sham Stakes






2010 Alphie's Bet Alex Solis Alexis Barba Peter Johnson Sr 1:48.72
2009 The Pamplemousse Alex Solis Julio C. Canani Alex Solis II/Jeffrey Strauss 1:47.86
2008 Colonel John Garrett Gomez Eoin G. Harty WinStar Farm LLC 1:50.15
2007 Ravel Garrett Gomez Michael McCarthy Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith 1:48.91
2006 Bob and John Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Stonerside Stable 1:49.15
2005 Going Wild Victor Espinoza D. Wayne Lukas Bob & Beverly Lewis 1:50.18
2004 Master David Alex Solis Robert J. Frankel Georgica Stable et al. 1:49.20
2003 Man Among Men Alex Solis Gary Mandella Hubbard and Sczesny 1:48.39
2002 USS Tinosa Kent Desormeaux Jerry Hollendorfer Abruzzo & Thiriot 1:49.11
2001 Wild and Wise Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Golden Eagle Farm 1:50.51


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