Matriarch Stakes

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This article is about an American horse race. For the Australian horse race, see Matriarch Stakes (Australia).
Matriarch Stakes
Grade 1 race
Location Del Mar Racetrack
formerly run at the now closed Hollywood Park Racetrack
Inglewood, California, United States
Inaugurated 1981
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Del Mar website
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
fillies and mares
Weight Assigned
Purse $300,000 (since 2014)[1]

The Matriarch Stakes is an American Grade I turf race for thoroughbred horses now run during Del Mar Racetrack's Fall Meet in early December with a current purse of $300,000. The race is open to fillies and mares, age three and up, and is contested over a distance of one mile (8 furlongs.

Prior to 2014, the Matriarch was run at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California). The race was not run in 2005 due to problems with Hollywood Park's grass course.

Inaugurated in 1981 as a weight-for age race, since inception the Matriarch has been contested at various distances:

  • 1 mile : 2003 to present
  • 1 18 miles : 1981-1994, 1998-2002
  • 1 14 miles : 1995-1998

The Matriarch Stakes was run in two divisions in 1982.

Records[edit]

Speed record:

  • 1:33.58 - Ventura (2009) (at current distance of 1 mile)
  • 1:46.14 - Flawlessly (1992) (at previous distance of 1 18 miles)

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner :

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2016 Miss Temple City 4 Edgar Prado H. Graham Motion The Club Racing, Needle in a Haystack & Sagamore Farm 1:35.16
2015 Stormy Lucy 6 Kent J. Desormeaux Ed Moger, Jr. Steve Moger 1:35.16
2014 La Tia 5 Joel Rosario Armando De la cerda Salvador Hernandez 1:35.37
2013 Egg Drop 4 Martin Garcia Mike Mitchell Little Red Feather Racing 1:34.03
2012 Better Lucky 3 Eddie Castro Thomas Albertrani Godolphin Racing 1:34.18
2011 Star Billing 3 Victor Espinoza John Shirreffs George Krikorian 1:35:45
2010 Gypsy's Warning 5 Joel Rosario Graham Motion Team Valor/Green Lantern Stables 1:34.01
2009 Ventura 5 Garrett Gomez Humberto Ascanio Juddmonte Farms 1:33.58
2008 Cocoa Beach 4 Ramon Dominguez Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 1:35.49
2007 Precious Kitten 4 Rafael Bejarano Robert J. Frankel Ken & Sarah Ramsey 1:33.63
2006 Price Tag 3 Edgar Prado Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:34.70
2005 no race
2004 Intercontinental 4 Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:35.87
2003 Heat Haze 4 John Velazquez Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:34.43
2002 Dress to Thrill 3 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld Moyglare Stud 1:48.31
2001 Starine 4 John Velazquez Robert J. Frankel Robert J. Frankel 1:50.16
2000 Tout Charmant 4 Chris McCarron Ron McAnally Stonerside Stable 1:46.06
1999 Happyanunoit 4 Brice Blanc Robert J. Frankel Amerman Racing Stables 1:46.30
1998 Squeak 3 Alex Solis Ben D. A. Cecil Gary A. Tanaka 2:05.08
1997 Ryafan 3 Alex Solis Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 2:05.80
1996 Wandesta 5 Corey Nakatani Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 2:00.14
1995 Duda 4 Jerry Bailey William I. Mott Madeleine Paulson 2:00.37
1994 Exchange 6 Laffit Pincay, Jr. William B. Spawr Sid & Jenny Craig 1:49.42
1993 Flawlessly 5 Chris McCarron Charlie Whittingham Harbor View Farm 1:46.78
1992 Flawlessly 4 Chris McCarron Charlie Whittingham Harbor View Farm 1:46.14
1991 Flawlessly 3 Chris McCarron Charlie Whittingham Harbor View Farm 1:46.60
1990 Countus In 5 Corey Nakatani Steven M. Rieser Charles G. Middleton III 1:46.20
1989 Claire Marine 4 Chris McCarron Charlie Whittingham Sidney L. Port/C. E. Whittingham 1:47.40
1988 Nastique 4 Bill Shoemaker Stephen A. DiMauro Bernard Chaus & Herb Goldstein 1:47.00
1987 Asteroid Field 4 Aaron Gryder John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 1:51.00
1986 Auspiciante 5 Cash Asmussen Ron McAnally Jack Kent Cooke 1:48.00
1985 Fact Finder 6 Sandy Hawley Charlie Whittingham Nelson Bunker Hunt 1:48.20
1984 Royal Heroine 4 Fernando Toro John Gosden Robert Sangster 1:49.40
1983 Sangue 5 Bill Shoemaker Henry M. Moreno L. Charlene Parks 1:49.40
1982 Pale Purple 4 Ray Sibille not found not found 1:48.60
1982 Castilla 3 Ray Sibille Charlie Whittingham Mary Jones Bradley 1:47.40
1981 Kilijaro 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Charlie Whittingham Edward Seltzer et al. 1:47.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matriarch Stakes Profile". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 5 December 2016.