Las Virgenes Stakes

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Las Virgenes Stakes
Grade I race
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated 1981
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Scale
Purse $300,000

The Las Virgenes Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in March at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. An event run at a distance of one mile on dirt, it is open to three-year-old fillies. The race is a Grade I event with a current purse of $300,000 and has been a prep race to the Triple Tiara of Thoroughbred Racing, including the Kentucky Oaks, the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes and Mother Goose Stakes.

Records[edit]

Speed record:

  • 1:34.86 - Zazu (2011)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2014 Fashion Plate Gary L. Stevens Simon Callaghan Zetcher/Tabor 1:37.22
2013 Beholder Garrett Gomez Richard Mandella Spendthrift Farm 1:36.14
2012 Eden's Moon Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Kaleem Shah 1:35.27
2011 Zazu Joel Rosario John W. Sadler Ann & Jerry Moss 1:34.86
2010 Blind Luck Rafael Bejarano Jerry Hollendorfer DeDomenico/Carver/Hollendorfer 1:35.98
2009 Stardom Bound Mike E. Smith Robert J. Frankel IEAH Stables/partners 1:36.43
2008 Golden Doc A Rafael Bejarano Barry Abrams Ron McCauley 1:35.86
2007 Rags to Riches Garrett Gomez Michael McCarthy Derrick Smith/Michael Tabor 1:37.85
2006 Balance Victor Espinoza David Hofmans Amerman Racing 1:36.54
2005 Sharp Lisa Corey Nakatani Doug O'Neill Reddam, Suarez Racing et al. 1:35.64
2004 A. P. Adventure Alex Solis Wallace Dollase Robert & Beverly Lewis 1:36.50
2003 Composure Jerry Bailey Bob Baffert Robert & Beverly Lewis 1:36.13
2002 You Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1:38.84
2001 Golden Ballet Chris McCarron Jenine Sahadi Team Valor/Heiligbrodt Racing 1:36.89
2000 Surfside Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 1:37.00
1999 Excellent Meeting Kent Desormeaux Bob Baffert Golden Eagle Farm 1:35.35
1998 Keeper Hill David Flores Robert J. Frankel Dr. John A. Chandler 1:36.94
1997 Sharp Cat Corey Nakatani D. Wayne Lukas The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:35.52
1996 Antespend Chris Antley Ron McAnally Jack Kent Cooke 1:36.45
1995 Serena's Song Corey Nakatani D. Wayne Lukas Robert & Beverly Lewis 1:35.46
1994 Lakeway Kent Desormeaux Gary F. Jones Mike Rutherford 1:35.14
1993 Likeable Style Gary Stevens Richard Mandella Golden Eagle Farm 1:36.67
1992 Magical Maiden Gary Stevens Warren Stute Clement L. Hirsch 1:36.23
1991 Lite Light Corey Nakatani Henry Moreno Jack L. Finley 1:35.60
1990 Cheval Volant Alex Solis Kenneth Jumps Jumps/Shapiro/Stark et al. 1:38.00
1989 Kool Arrival Laffit Pincay, Jr. Melvin F. Stute Coelho/Fields/Valenti 1:36.20
1988 Goodbye Halo Jorge Velasquez Charles Whittingham Arthur B. Hancock III 1:36.80
1987 Timely Assertion Gary Stevens Henry Moreno Wichita Equine, Inc. 1:36.80
1986 Life At The Top Rafael Meza D. Wayne Lukas French, Jr. & Klein 1:36.20
1985 Fran's Valentine Pat Valenzuela Joseph Manzi Green Thumb Farm Stable 1:36.40
1984 Althea Laffit Pincay, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Aykroyd, Alexander & Groves 1:37.00
1983 Saucy Bobbie Laffit Pincay, Jr. Laz Barrera Combs II & Kernan 1:36.20

Special Bonus[edit]

Paths to the $2,200,000 Black-Eyed Susan Bonus
1) win Forward Gal Stakes + win Davona Dale Stakes + win Gulfstream Park Oaks + win Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
2) win Las Virgenes Stakes + win Santa Anita Oaks + win Gulfstream Park Oaks + win Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
3) win California Oaks + win Santa Anita Oaks + win Gulfstream Park Oaks + win Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
4) win Portland Meadows Oaks + win Santa Anita Oaks + win Gulfstream Park Oaks + win Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

Paths to the $220,000 XpressBet Bonus
1) run in Forward Gal Stakes + win, place or show in the Gulfstream Park Oaks or win, place or show in the Santa Anita Oaks + win Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
2) run in Davona Dale Stakes + win, place or show in the Gulfstream Park Oaks or win, place or show in the Santa Anita Oaks + win Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
3) run in Las Virgenes Stakes + win, place or show in the Santa Anita Oaks or win, place or show in the Gulfstream Park Oaks + win Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
4) run in California Oaks + win, place or show in the Santa Anita Oaks or win, place or show in the Gulfstream Park Oaks + win Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
5) run in Portland Meadows Oaks + win, place or show in the Santa Anita Oaks or win, place or show in the Gulfstream Park Oaks + win Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

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