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Zenyatta Stakes

Grade I race
Zenyatta Stakes
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated 1993
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.oaktreeracing.com
Race information
Distance 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Pro-Ride synthetic dirt, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $250,000

The Zenyatta Stakes (formerly the Lady's Secret Stakes and Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap) is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually near the end of September during the Oak Tree Racing Association meet at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. A Grade I event since 2007, it is open to fillies and mares, age three and older, willing to race one and one-sixteenth miles on Pro-Ride synthetic dirt. It carries a purse of $250,000.

In November 2009, the race was renamed after the 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Zenyatta, who won the race twice in 2008 and 2009. The race was previously named after the great Hall of Famer Lady's Secret. In the top 100 U.S. thoroughbred champions of the 20th Century, Lady's Secret is ranked #76.



Speed record:

  • 1:40.30 - Zenyatta (2008) (on synthetic dirt)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Healthy Addiction (2005, 2006)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Irving & Marjorie Cowan (1993, 1994)
  • 2 - Pamela C. Ziebarth (2005, 2006)








2009 Zenyatta 5 Mike E. Smith John Shirreffs Ann & Jerry Moss 1:42.89
2008 Zenyatta 4 Mike E. Smith John Shirreffs Ann & Jerry Moss 1:40.30
2007 Tough Tiz's Sis 3 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Watson & Weitman Perf. 1:41.64
2006 Healthy Addiction 5 Victor Espinoza John W. Sadler Pamela C. Ziebarth 1:43.60
2005 Healthy Addiction 4 Garrett Gomez John W. Sadler Pamela C. Ziebarth 1:43.23
2004 Island Fashion 4 Kerwin John Marcelo Polanco Everest Stables 1:43.43
2003 Got Koko 4 Alex Solis Bruce Headley A. Headley & P. Leung 1:42.92
2002 Azeri 4 Mike E. Smith Laura De Seroux Allen E. Paulson Trust 1:41.10
2001 Queenie Belle 4 Brice Blanc Ben D. A. Cecil Gary Seidler 1:43.64
2000 Smooth Player 4 Ed Delahoussaye Dan L. Hendricks Spohler & Wygod 1:42.27
1999 Manistique 4 Corey Nakatani John Shirreffs 505 Farms 1:42.39
1998 Magical Allure 3 David Flores Bob Baffert Golden Eagle Farm 1:42.55
1997 Sharp Cat 3 Alex Solis D. Wayne Lukas The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:41.45
1996 Top Rung 5 Earlie Fires Willard L. Proctor Glen Hill Farm 1:41.84
1995 Borodislew 5 Gary Stevens Eduardo Inda 505 Farms 1:41.61
1994 Hollywood Wildcat 4 Ed Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Irving & Marjorie Cowan 1:40.61
1993 Hollywood Wildcat 3 Ed Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Irving & Marjorie Cowan 1:41.05




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