San Gabriel Handicap

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Grade II race
San Gabriel Handicap
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated 1935
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Santa Anita Park
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $200,000

The San Gabriel Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California at the close of each year. The Grade II race is open to horses, age three and up, willing to race one and one-eighth miles on the turf and offers a current purse of $2000,000.

First run in 1935, it was contested on dirt through 1954. Since inception, the San Gabriel Handicap has been contested under various conditions and distances:

  • 3 furlongs : 1935, 1937, 1938, for two-year-olds
  • 6 furlongs : 1945-1946, for three-year-olds;
  • 7 furlongs : 1952-1954, as the San Gabriel Stakes for three-year-olds;
  • 9 furlongs : 1960–present,
  • 10 furlongs (1¼ miles) : 1955-1959.

The race has been contested twice in six of its years: in January and then again in December 1973, 1980, 1988, 1997, 2001, and 2006. It was run in two divisions in 1984.

The race was transferred to the dirt track in 1972, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1987, December 1988, 2005 and 2008.

There was no race in 1936, 1939–1944, 1947–1951, 1970, 1976, 1982, 1991, 1999 and 2004.

Records[edit]

Speed record: (at current distance of 1⅛ miles)

  • 1:46.20 - Wretham (1989)

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2014 Jeranimo 8 Rafael Bejarano Michael Pender LaPenta/Wright 1:46.00
2013 Jeranimo 7 Rafael Bejarano Michael Pender B. J. Wright 1:46.50
2012 Norvsky 6 Rafael Bejarano Donald Warren E.W. and Judy Johnston &
Robert Riggio
1:47.03
2011 no race
2010 Jeranimo 4 Rafael Bejarano Michael Pender B. J. Wright 1:47.20
2009 Proudinsky 6 Rafael Bejarano Humberton Ascanio Johanna Louise Glen-Teven 1:46.91
2008 Proudinsky 5 Rafael Bejarano Robert J. Frankel Johanna Glen-Teven 1:48.39
2007 Daytona 3 Mike E. Smith Dan L. Hendricks Jeff Davenport, et al. 1:47.57
2006 King's Drama 6 David Flores Robert J. Frankel Gary A. Tanaka 1:48.53
2006 Badge of Silver 6 Pat Valenzuela Robert J. Frankel Ken & Sarah Ramsey 1:50.02
2005 Truly A Judge 7 Martin Pedroza David Bernstein A. Aidekman/G. Ailshie/T. Harris 1:48.90
2004 no race
2003 Redattore 8 Alex Solis Richard E. Mandella Luis Alfredo Taunay 1:48.17
2002 Grammarian 4 Jose Valdivia, Jr. C. Beau Greely Pacific Heritage Farm 1:48.12
2001 Irish Prize 5 Gary Stevens Neil D. Drysdale Maktoum al Maktoum 1:50.56
2001 Irish Prize 5 Kent Desormeaux Neil D. Drysdale Maktoum al Maktoum 1:47.88
2000 Brave Act 6 Alex Solis Ronald McAnally Sidney H. Craig 1:49.25
1999 no race
1998 Brave Act 4 Goncalino Almeida Ronald McAnally Sidney H. Craig 1:46.78
1997 Martiniquais 4 Corey Nakatani Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann (Lessee) 1:48.42
1997 Rainbow Blues 4 Gary Stevens Charles Whittingham Frankfurt Stable 1:46.89
1996 Romarin 6 Corey Nakatani Richard E. Mandella L. E. de Paula Machado 1:49.69
1995 Romarin 5 Corey Nakatani Richard E. Mandella L. E. de Paula Machado 1:49.36
1994 Earl of Barking 4 Chris McCarron Richard L. Cross Henry E. Pabst 1:48.64
1993 Star of Cozzene 5 Gary Stevens Mark A. Hennig Team Valor, et al. 1:48.33
1992 Classic Fame 6 Eddie Delahoussaye Gary F. Jones Classic Thoroughbreds 1:46.69
1991 no race
1990 In Excess 3 Gary Stevens Bruce L. Jackson Jack J. Munari 1:47.20
1989 Wretham 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Neil D. Drysdale Relatively Stable 1:46.20
1988 Simply Majestic 4 Jerry Bailey John Parisella Ted Sabarese 1:47.40
1988 Conquering Hero 5 Gary Stevens Darrell Vienna No Problem Stable, et al. 1:50.60
1987 Nostalgia’s Star 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. John W. Russell Duckett, Hinds & Robbins 1:51.20
1986 Yashgan 5 Chris McCarron John Sullivan Paniolo Ranch, et al. 1:49.60
1985 Dahar 4 Fernando Toro Charles Whittingham Summa Stable (Lessee) 1:47.60
1984 Prince Florimund 6 Pat Valenzuela Charles Whittingham E. W. Miller 1:48.20
1984 Beldale Lustre 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. John Gosden Will A. Bailey 1:48.80
1983 Greenwood Star 6 Donald Pierce John W. Russell David K. Harris 1:47.20
1982 no race
1981 The Bart 5 Eddie Delahoussaye John Sullivan Franklin N. Groves 1:48.00
1980 Premier Ministre 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Laz Barrera Dolly Green 1:48.20
1980 John Henry 5 Darrel McHargue Ronald McAnally Dotsam Stable 1:49.80
1979 Fluorescent Light 5 Angel Cordero, Jr. Angel Penna, Sr. Ogden Mills Phipps 1:47.60
1978 Mr. Redoy 4 Sandy Hawley Tommy Doyle Felty J. Yoder 1:48.40
1977 Riot in Paris 6 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham M. F. Bradley & Whittingham 1:50.00
1976 no race
1975 Zanthe 6 Sandy Hawley Robert J. Frankel Martin Ritt 1:47.40
1974 Fair Test 6 Angel Santiago Vincent Clyne Elmendorf Farm 1:50.60
1973 Astray 4 Jacinto Vasquez Paul K. Parker William Haggin Perry 1:48.20
1973 Kentuckian 4 Donald Pierce David A. Whiteley Preston Madden 1:47.60
1972 Big Shot II 7 Eddie Belmonte Pancho Martin Sigmund Sommer 1:48.60
1971 Cougar II 5 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Mary F. Jones 1:52.60
1970 no race
1969 Easy Mark 4 Eddie Belmonte Laz Barrera High Tide Stable 1:49.00
1968 Rivet 4 Merlin Volzke Dale Landers Pierce Doty 1:50.60
1967 Flag 7 Walter Blum Wayne B. Stucki M/M Roy C. Kidder 1:47.60
1966 Perfect Sky 4 Alvaro Pineda Charles Whittingham Foxcatcher Farms 1:55.00
1965 Biggs 5 William Harmatz Leonard Dorfman E. F. Gould 1:49.00
1964 Marlin Bay 4 Manuel Ycaza A. W. Beuzeville Verna Lea Farm 1:48.40
1963 Dusky Damion 6 Ismael Valenzuela William B. Finnegan Swiftsure Stable 1:48.40
1962 Art Market 4 Ismael Valenzuela Hirsch Jacobs Jerome Fendrick 1:48.40
1961 Geechee Lou 5 Johnny Longden Gilbert Guariglia Lawrence J. Krakower 1:46.60
1960 Eddie Schmidt 7 Alex Maese Frank L. Carr Elobee Farm 1:49.60
1959 MacBern 4 Henry Moreno William J. Hirsch King Ranch 2:00.40
1958 Tall Chief II 6 William Harmatz William Molter Golden Gate Stables 1:59.80
1957 Corn Husker 4 George Taniguchi Charles Whittingham Llangollen Farm 2:00.20
1956 Star of Ross 4 Rogelio Trejos William B. Finnegan Neil S. McCarthy 2:01.20
1955 St. Vincent 4 Johnny Longden Vance Longden G. Gardiner & Alberta Ranches 2:00.00
1954 Determine 3 Raymond York William Molter Andrew J. Crevolin 1:24.40
1953 Decorated 3 Johnny Longden William Molter Andrew J. Crevolin 1:23.00
1952 Windy City II 3 Eddie Arcaro Willie Alavardo Mrs. Petite Luellwitz 1:22.40
1947 no race 1947-1951
1946 Sun Lady 4 Hubert Trent A. Blakely Longchamps Farm 1:10.40
1945 Vain Prince 6 George Woolf Clyde Phillips Mrs. Clyde Phillips 1:11.40
1939 no race 1939-1944
1938 Morning Breeze 2 Ned Merritt Hurst Philpot Neil S. McCarthy 0:33.40
1937 Rolling Ball 2 George Woolf Walter W. Taylor Silver State Stable 0:34.00
1936 no race
1935 Forced Landing 2 Alfred Robertson John A. Healey C. V. Whitney 0:34.60

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