Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes

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Lázaro Barrera Memorial Stakes
Grade III race
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California
Inaugurated 1995
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs
Surface Dirt
Track left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight 123 lbs.
Purse $100,000

The Lázaro Barrera Memorial Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race once held annually during the third week of May at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California. Due to the closing of Hollywood Park it is now held at Santa Anita Park.

The race is open to horses, age three willing to race seven furlongs on the dirt.

It is named the Lázaro Barrera Memorial Stakes in the memory of Hall of Fame trainer Lázaro "Laz" Barrera.

Previously a Grade II event, it was downgraded to Grade III in 2007.

Since inception it has been contested at various distances:

  • 6 furlongs: 1995, 1998
  • 6.5 furlongs: 1996
  • 7 furlongs: 1999–present

There was no race run in 1997.


Speed record: (at current distance of 7 furlongs)

  • 1:20.42 - Early Flyer (2001)

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by a jockey:


2018 Kanthaka Flavien Prat Jerry Hollendorfer West Point Thoroughbreds 1:23.25
2017 American Anthem Mike E. Smith Bob Baffert China Horse Club et al. 1:22.02
2016 I Will Score Martin Garcia Jerry Hollendorfer Hans Poetsch 1:21.30
2015 Kentuckian Mike E. Smith Jerry Hollendorfer Fox Hill Farms 1:20.97
2014 Top Fortitude Kayla Stra R. Kory Owens Triple AAA Ranch 1:22.98
2013 Let Em Shine Edwin A. Maldonado Adam Kitchingman William R. Peeples 1:21.65
2012 Drill Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Pegram/Watson/Weitman 1:22.88
2011 Bench Points Rafael Bejarano Tim Yakteen Crevier/Mariani/Martin/Zuraitis 1:22.50
2010 Smiling Tiger Victor Espinoza Jeff Bonde Philip Lebherz/Alan Klein 1:21.34
2009 Charlie's Moment Alex Solis Walther Solis Gramer/Pycz/Nicolarsen/Solis 1:21.89
2008 Two Step Salsa Martin Pedroza Julio C. Canani Everest Stables 1:20.66
2007 Time to Get Even David Flores Walther Solis Murrietta Stable et al. 1:21.91
2006 Northern Soldier Chance Rollins Brian Koriner Julie Berta et al. 1:22.46
2005 Storm Wolf Alex Solis Bruce Headley Mercedes Stable/Marsha Naify 1:22.26
2004 Twice As Bad Alex Solis Vladimir Cerin Mercedes Stable 1:21.57
2003 Blazonry Mike E. Smith Kathy Walsh Sanford Robertson 1:22.19
2002 Captain Squire Chance Rollins Jeff Mullins Robert Bone/Jeffrey Diener 1:21.95
2001 Early Flyer Chris McCarron Ron McAnally VHW Stables Inc. 1:20.42
2000 Caller One Corey Nakatani James K. Chapman James R. Chapman 1:21.10
1999 Love That Red Garrett Gomez Leonard Duncan Terry D. Wells 1:20.81
1998 Mazel Trick Kent Desormeaux Robert J. Frankel Charles Kenis et al. 1:08.51
1997 NO RACE
1996 Future Quest Kent Desormeaux Ron McAnally VHW Stables Inc. 1:15.17
1995 Flying Standby Chris Antley Heath Stokes Joseph D. Kowal 1:09.09