Sunshine Millions Distaff
|Sunshine Millions Distaff|
|Location||Alternates: Santa Anita Park & Gulfstream Park|
|Qualification||4-y-o & Up, Fillies and Mares|
The Sunshine Millions Distaff is a race for thoroughbred horses held in January at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California or at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Half the eight races of the Sunshine Millions are run at one track and half at the other.
Open to fillies and mares four-years-old and older willing to race one and one/eighth miles on the dirt, the Sunshine Millions Distaff is an ungraded stakes event but carries a purse of $500,000. This race is also known as the Ocala Breeders' Sales Distaff (in 2006) as part of the eight-race Sunshine Millions series.
In its 9th running in 2011, the series of races called the Sunshine Millions are restricted to horses bred either in Florida or in California and is the brainchild of the Thoroughbred Owners of California, the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, Inc., Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, and Magna Entertainment Corporation.
Winners of the Sunshine Millions Distaff
|2010||Sweet Repent||Fla-4||Manoel Cruz||J. David Braddy||Buongiorno A Tutti Stable||1:49.26|
|2009||Leah's Secret||FL-6||Eibar Coa||Todd Pletcher||WinStar Farm||1:42.58|
|2008||Ginger Punch||FL-5||Rafael Bejarano||Robert J. Frankel||Stronach Stables||1:49.14|
|2007||Joint Effort||FL-4||Eddie Castro||Dale L. Romans||Donald Dizney||1:43.36|
|2006||House of Fortune||CA-5||Pat Valenzuela||Ron McAnally||Arnold Zetcher, LLC.||1:49.33|
|2005||Sweet Lips||FL-4||Rene R. Douglas||Robert J. Frankel||West Stables, Inc.||1:42.64|
|2004||Secret Request||FL-4||Eibar Coa||David Brownlee||JD Farms||1:45.16|
|2003||Smok'n Frolic||FL-4||Jerry Bailey||Todd Pletcher||Dogwood Stable||1:43.40|