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Wickerr Stakes

The Wickerr Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually near the end of July at Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California. A non-graded stakes open to horses age three and older, it is contested on turf over a distance of one mile (8 furlongs).

The race is named in honour of Wickerr [1], a horse who won a number of important races at Del Mar Racetrack for his prominent Rancho Santa Fe, California owner, Edmund A. Gann.


Speed record:

  • In 2002, Special Ring set a new stakes and Del Mar course record time for one mile of 1:32.72 that was broken the following year when Touch of the Blues set a new stakes and course record of 132.22

Winners since 1990







2009 Colonel John 4 Garrett Gomez Eoin G. Harty WinStar Farm 1:32.77
2008 One Union 5 Victor Espinoza Richard E. Mandella Herman Sarkowsky 1:34.09
2007 Becrux 5 David Flores Neil D. Drysdale Team Valor & Gary Barber 1:33.04
2006 Becrux 4 Corey Nakatani Neil D. Drysdale Team Valor & Gary Barber 1:34.31
2005 Tsigane 6 Garrett Gomez Julio C. Canani Prestonwood Farm 1:32.23
2004 Statement 6 Javier Santiago Kristin Mulhall Bienstock & Winner Stables 1:33.35
2003 Touch of the Blues 6 Kent Desormeaux Neil D. Drysdale Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum 1:32.22
2002 Special Ring 5 David Flores Julio C. Canani Prestonwood Farm 1:32.72
2001 Thady Quill 4 Eddie Delahoussaye Robert J. Frankel Gary Seidler 1:35.02
2000 Riviera † 6 Chris McCarron Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1:34.20
1999 Crystal Hearted 5 Brice Blanc Ben D. A. Cecil Mrs. C. Michael Poland 1:33.15
1998 Joe Who 5 Emile Ramsammy Bob Baffert James Helzer 1:33.40
1997 Mufattish 4 Eddie Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale not found 1:36.60
1996 Megan's Interco 7 Corey Nakatani Jenine Sahadi Milton M. Bronson nf
1995 Royal Chariot 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Edwin J. Gregson Dorothy & Vincent Kanowsky 1:34.80
1994 Bertrando 5 Pat Valenzuela John Shirreffs Ed Nahem & 505 Farms 1:36.20
1993 Slew of Damascus 5 Corey Nakatani Craig G. Roberts E. Harbeston/G. Losh/V. Naccarato 1:34.00
1992 Luthier Enchanteur 5 Pat Valenzuela Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann nf
1991 Blaze O'Brien 4 Gary L. Stevens Julio C. Canani Barry & Susan Isaacs nf
1990 Companion 5 Corey Black Richard J. Lundy Allen E. Paulson nf

* † In 2000, American Spirit won but was disqualified to second for bumping Riviera in the stretch.



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