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Thunder Road Handicap

Grade III race
Thunder Road Handicap
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated 2004
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Four-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The Thunder Road Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in early February at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. It is open to horses age four and older and is contested on turf at a distance of one mile (eight furlongs). A Listed race, it was upgraded to a Grade III event for 2009. However, due to wet weather the 2009 race was downgraded because it had to be taken off the turf and run on the Pro-Ride synthetic dirt track.


Speed record:

  • 1:34.00 - Senor Swinger (2006)

Most wins:

  • No horse has won this race more than once.

Most wins by an owner:

  • No owner has won this race more than once.

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • No trainer has won this race more than once.








2009 Matto Mondo 5 Mike E. Smith Richard Mandella Yatse Stables I 1:34.61
2008 Storm Military 6 Garrett Gomez Robert J. Frankel Castleton Lyons/La Biznaga 1:34.17
2007 Sweet Return 7 Alex Solis Ron McAnally Red Oak Stable 1:35.47
2006 Senor Swinger 6 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Robert & Beverly Lewis 1:34.00
2005 Laura's Lucky Boy 4 Pat Valenzuela Vladimir Cerin Ernie Moody 1:34.39
2004 Singletary 4 Victor Espinoza Don Chatlos Jr. Billy Koch 1:34.42



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