Awesome Again Stakes

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Awesome Again Stakes
Grade I race
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated 1981
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.oaktreeracing.com
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds and up
Weight Three-Year-Olds: 121 lbs.
Older horses: 124 lbs
Purse $500,000

The Awesome Again Stakes is an American thoroughbred horse race run annually since 1982 during the Oak Tree Racing Association at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.

Formerly known as the Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap and the Goodwood Stakes, it is open to horses, age three and up, willing to race 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs) on the dirt. Previously, it had been raced at 11/16 miles from 1982 through 1984 and again in 1986. In 2007 the race was upgraded by the American Graded Stakes Committee to a Grade I event from its previous Grade II status. The Goodwood currently offers a purse of $250,000.

The race was named for Oak Tree Racing Association's sister operation at Goodwood Racecourse near Chichester, England.

The race reverted to the Goodwood Stakes in 2008, as all Breeders' Cup Stakes Funded races lost the Breeders' Cup name.

In 2012, the race was named in honor of 1998 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Awesome Again.

Records[edit]

Time record:

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Peter Perkins (1984, 1985)
  • 2 - Diamond A Racing (2002, 2003)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Goodwood Handicap[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2013 Mucho Macho Man 5 Gary L. Stevens Katherine Ritvo Reeves Thoroughbred Racing 1:48.30
2012 Game On Dude 5 Rafael Bejarano Bob Baffert Schiappa/Diamond Pride/Lanni Family Trust 1:48.98
2011 Game On Dude 4 Chantal Sutherland Bob Baffert Diamond Pride/Lanni Family Trust/Mercedes Stable/Schiappa 1:47.36
2010‡ Richard's Kid 5 Alonso Quinonez Bob Baffert Zabeel Racing International 1:49.18
2009 Gitano Hernando 3 Kieren Fallon Marco Botti Team Valor 1:48.39
2008 Well Armed 5 Aaron Gryder Eoin G. Harty WinStar Farm 1:47.11
2007 Tiago 3 Mike E. Smith John Shirreffs Jerry & Ann Moss 1:46.93
2006 Lava Man 5 Corey Nakatani Douglas F. O'Neill STD Racing Stable/Wood 1:48.15
2005 Rock Hard Ten 4 Gary L. Stevens Richard Mandella Mercedes Stables/M. Pickens 1:48.68
2004 Lundy's Liability 4 David R. Flores Robert J. Frankel TNT Stud/Mary Slack 1:48.39
2003 Pleasantly Perfect 5 Alex Solis Richard Mandella Diamond A Racing 1:48.37
2002 Pleasantly Perfect 4 Alex Solis Richard Mandella Diamond A Racing 1:46.80
2001 Freedom Crest 5 Kent Desormeaux Richard Baltas Calvin Nguyen/Joey Tran 1:48.86
2000 Tiznow 3 Chris McCarron Jay M. Robbins M. Cooper/C. Straub-Rubens 1:47.38
1999 Budroyale 6 Garrett K. Gomez Ted H. West Jeffrey Sengara 1:48.31
1998 Silver Charm 4 Gary L. Stevens Bob Baffert Bob & Beverly Lewis 1:47.21
1997 Benchmark 6 Ed Delahoussaye Ronald W. Ellis Martin J. Wygod 1:47.60
1996 Savinio * 6 Corey Nakatani Walter Greenman Greenman/Biszantz/Vandeweghe 1:47.88
1995 Soul Of The Matter 4 Kent Desormeaux Richard Mandella Burt Bacharach 1:47.54
1994 Bertrando 5 Gary L. Stevens John Shirreffs Ed Nahem & 505 Farms 1:46.72
1993 Lottery Winner 4 Kent Desormeaux Jay M. Robbins Ernest Auerbach 1:47.71
1992 Reign Road 4 Kent Desormeaux Jay M. Robbins Jack Kent Cooke 1:48.36
1991 The Prime Minister 4 Chris McCarron Charles Whittingham Bradley, Chandler & Seitz 1:47.99
1990 Lively One 5 Alex Solis Charles Whittingham John G. Sikura (Lessee) 1:48.00
1989 Present Value 5 Ed Delahoussaye Jerry M. Fanning Bligh, Fontana, Potter et al. 1:47.20
1988 Cutlass Reality 6 Gary L. Stevens Craig A. Lewis Howard Crash/James Hankoff 1:47.20
1987 Ferdinand 4 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Elizabeth A. Keck 1:50.80
1986 Super Diamond 6 Laffit Pincay Jr. Eddie Gregson Roland & Ramona Sahm 1:41.20
1985 Lord At War 5 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Peter Perkins (Lessee) 1:50.40
1984 Lord At War 4 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Peter Perkins (Lessee) 1:42.00
1983 Pettrax 5 Kenny Black Wayne Charlton Brent W. Charlton 1:42.60
1982 Cajun Prince 5 Walter Guerra Laz Barrera Aaron U. Jones 1:40.20

*1996 Alphabet Soup won the race but was disqualified to third.
‡ In 2010 run at Hollywood Park.

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