Adoration Stakes

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Adoration Stakes
Grade III race
LocationSanta Anita Park, Arcadia, California
Inaugurated1952
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.santaanitapark.com
Race information
Distance1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFillies & mares, three-years-old & up
WeightAllowance
Purse$100,000 (since 2014)[1]

The Adoration Stakes (formerly known as the Milady Handicap)[1] is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually during May at Santa Anita Park. The Grade III event is open to fillies and mares, age three and up, willing to race one and one-sixteenth miles on the dirt. The current purse is $100,000.

History[edit]

The race was founded in 1952 as the Milady Handicap at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California. Usually run on the dirt, the Milady was run on an all-weather artificial dirt surface from 2007 to 2013. The race was renamed as the Marjorie L. Everett in 2012. When Hollywood Park was closed at the end of 2013, the race was moved to Santa Anita and renamed as the Adoration Stakes. The race was also changed from a handicap to allowance conditions, in which horses receive a specified reduction in weight if they satisfy certain conditions.[1]

It was a Grade I race from 1987 through 2004, during which years it was won by several Hall of Fame inductees including Bayakoa, Paseana and Azeri. Zenyatta won the race in both 2008 and 2009 as part of her 19 race win streak. The Milady was a Grade II event from 1974 (when grading was introduced) to 1986 and from 2005 to 2013. In 2014, it was stepped down to a Grade III event.[1]

The race has been run at a variety of distances:[2]

  • 1 116 miles – 1967-1969, 1973-1984, 1986 to present
  • 1 mile – 1954, 1958-1966, 1970-1972, 1985
  • 7 furlongs – 1952-1953
  • 6 furlongs – 1955-1957

Records[edit]

Speed Record:

  • Image of Reality (1980) - 1:40​15[2]

Most wins:

Winners since 1989[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2017 Vale Dori 4 Rafael Bejarano Bob Baffert Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum 1:42.35
2016 Beholder 6 Gary Stevens Richard Mandella Spendthrift Farm 1:42.73
2015 Beholder 5 Gary Stevens Richard Mandella Spendthrift Farm 1:41.67
2014 Let Faith Arise 4 Corey Nakatani Jerry Hollendorfer Tommy Town Thoroughbreds 1:43.41
2013 Open Water 4 Joe Talamo Eric Guillot Southern Equine, Smith & Whispering Oaks 1:44.01
2012 Include Me Out 4 Joe Talamo Ronald W. Ellis Jay Em Ess Stable 1:44.15
2011 Ultra Blend 5 David Flores Art Sherman Nels Erickson 1:43.07
2010 Made for Magic 5 Omar Berrio A. C. Avila L-Bo Racing/Michael Lamb 1:43.48
2009 Zenyatta 5 Mike E. Smith John Shirreffs Jerry and Ann Moss 1:42.30
2008 Zenyatta 4 Mike E. Smith John Shirreffs Jerry & Ann Moss 1:41.17
2007 Nashoba's Key 4 Joseph Talamo Carla Gaines Warren B. Williamson 1:42.16
2006 Proposed 4 Pat Valenzuela John Shirreffs Pam & Martin Wygod 1:42.92
2005 Andujar 4 Corey Nakatani Doug O'Neill J. Paul Reddam et al. 1:41.59
2004 Star Parade 5 Victor Espinoza Darrell Vienna Gary A. Tanaka 1:41.83
2003 Azeri 5 Mike E. Smith Laura de Seroux Allen E. Paulson Trust 1:41.87
2002 Azeri 4 Mike E. Smith Laura de Seroux Allen E. Paulson Trust 1:42.02
2001 Lazy Slusan 6 Victor Espinoza John K. Dolan Dolan & Longo 1:42.25
2000 Riboletta 5 Chris McCarron Eduardo Inda Aaron & Marie Jones 1:42.01
1999 Gourmet Girl 4 Ed Delahoussaye Pico Perdomo Gary A. Tanaka 1:40.97
1998 I Ain't Bluffing 4 Chris McCarron Ronald W. Ellis Jan, Mace & Samantha Siegel 1:42.16
1997 Listening 4 Alex Solis Ron McAnally Janis R. Whitham 1:41.37
1996 Twice The Vice 5 Chris McCarron Ronald W. Ellis Pam & Martin Wygod 1:40.96
1995 Pirates Revenge 4 Chris Antley Ronald W. Ellis Pam & Martin Wygod 1:41.57
1994 Andestine 4 Chris McCarron David Hofmans Raymond Rosen 1:41.40
1993 Paseana 6 Chris McCarron Ron McAnally Jenny & Sidney Craig 1:41.60
1992 Paseana 5 Chris McCarron Ron McAnally Jenny & Sidney Craig 1:41.46
1991 Brought To Mind 4 Pat Valenzuela Ron McAnally Tadahiro Hotehama 1:41.70
1990 Bayakoa 6 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Ron McAnally Janis & Frank Whitham 1:41.20
1989 Bayakoa 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Ron McAnally Janis & Frank Whitham 1:42.00

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1988 - By Land By Sea
  • 1987 - Seldom Seen Sue
  • 1986 - Dontstop Themusic
  • 1985 - Adored
  • 1984 - Adored
  • 1983 - Marisma
  • 1982 - Cat Girl
  • 1981 - Save Wild Life
  • 1980 - Image of Reality
  • 1979 - Innuendo
  • 1978 - Taisez Vou
  • 1977 - Cascapedia
  • 1976 - Bastonera
  • 1975 - Modus Vivendi
  • 1974 - Twixt
  • 1973 - Minstrel Miss
  • 1972 - Typecast
  • 1971 - Opening Bid (DH)
  • 1971 - Street Dancer (DH)
  • 1970 - Everything Lovely
  • 1969 - Desert Law
  • 1968 - Princessnesian
  • 1967 - Desert Trial
  • 1966 - Fleet Treat
  • 1965 - Savaii
  • 1964 - Jalousie
  • 1963 - Fortunate Isle
  • 1962 - Linita
  • 1961 - Mountain Glory
  • 1960 - Silver Spoon
  • 1959 - Honey's Gem
  • 1958 - Born Rich
  • 1957 - Coverit
  • 1956 - Speedy Edie
  • 1955 - Countess Fleet
  • 1954 - Flitting Past
  • 1953 - A Gleam
  • 1952 - A Gleam

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Adoration Stakes Profile". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b "2016 Santa Anita Media Guide" (PDF). santaanita.com. pp. 14–15. Retrieved 11 February 2017.