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City of Hope Stakes
Grade II race
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated 1986
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Santa Anita Park
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & Up
Weight Scale Weight
Purse $200,000

The City of Hope Stakes (formerly known as the Arroyo Seco Mile as well as the Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile Stakes) is a Thoroughbred horse race run at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California during the annual autumn meet. A Grade II stakes raced on turf, it is open to horses age three and up willing to race one mile. It currently offers a purse of $200,000.

Part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series, the winner of the 2008 Oak Tree Mile Stakes automatically qualifies for the Breeders' Cup Mile.

Inaugurated in 1986 as the Col. F. W. Koester Handicap, the name was changed to the City of Hope Stakes in 2013 in honor of the cancer treatment center in Los Angeles.[1]


Time record:

Most wins:

  • To date, no horse has ever won this race more than once.

Most wins by an owner:

  • To date, no owner has ever won this race more than once.

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:


City of Hope Mile[edit]

2015 Alert Bay 4 Martin Garcia Blaine D. Wright Peter Redekop B. C. 1:33.58
2014 Big Bane Theory 5 Joseph Talamo Carla Gaines Devereaux/Gross 1:32.38
2013 No Jet Lag 3 Mike E. Smith Simon Callaghan Anthony Ramsden 1:31.84

Arroyo Seco Mile[edit]

2012 Obviously (IRE) 4 Joseph Talamo Mike R. Mitchell Fanticola, Anthony and Scardino, Joseph 1:31.95

Oak Tree Mile[edit]

2011 Jeranimo 5 Martin Garcia Michael Pender B.J. Wright 1:32.61
2010‡ Liberian Freighter 5 Martin Garcia Neil D. Drysdale Dugan Est. of Nahem & Winner 1:33.24
2009 Cowboy Cal 4 Garrett Gomez Todd Pletcher Robert and Janice McNair 1:33.12
2008 Hyperbaric 5 Garrett Gomez Julio C. Canani Prestonwood Farm 1:33.62
2007 Out of Control 4 Michael C. Baze Robert J. Frankel T N T Stud 1:34.16
2006 Aragorn 4 Corey Nakatani Neil D. Drysdale Ballygallon Stud Ltd. 1:32.87
2005 Singletary 5 David R. Flores Donald Chatlos, Jr. Little Red Feather Racing 1:34.54
2004 Musical Chimes 4 Kent Desormeaux Neil D. Drysdale Sheik Mohammed 1:33.29
2003 Designed for Luck 6 Patrick Valenzuela Vladimir Cerin David & Holly Wilson 1:32.61
2002 Night Patrol 6 Jose Valdivia, Jr. Nick Canani Everest Stables 1:32.93
2001 Val Royal 5 Jose Valdivia, Jr. Julio C. Canani David S. Milch 1:33.21
2000 War Chant 3 Gary Stevens Neil D. Drysdale Irving & Marjorie Cowan 1:33.75
1999 Silic 4 Corey Nakatani Julio C. Canani Terrence Lanni et al. 1:33.76
1998 Hawksley Hill 5 Alex Solis Neil D. Drysdale David & Jill Heerensperger 1:36.72
1997 Fantastic Fellow 3 Alex Solis D. Wayne Lukas The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:36.23
1996 Urgent Request 6 Chris McCarron Charles Whittingham Stewart Aitken 1:32.44
‡ In 2010 run at Hollywood Park.

Col F.W. Koester Handicap[edit]

1995 Ventiquattrofogli 5 Goncalino Almeida Wallace Dollase Bonilla, Carr & Horizon Stable 1:35.30
1994 Bon Point 4 Ed Delahoussaye Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:33.86
1993 Johann Quatz 4 Ed Delahoussaye Ron McAnally Tadahiro Hotehama 1:36.28
1992 Twilight Agenda 6 Chris McCarron D. Wayne Lukas Moyglare Stud 1:33.36
1991 Ibero 4 Alex Solis Ron McAnally Pavlovsky & Whitham 1:33.77
1990 Notorious Pleasure 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Hector O. Palma Robert Levy et al. 1:33.00
1989 Political Ambition 5 Ed Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Clover Racing Stable 1:33.40
1988 Mohamed Abdu 4 Gary Stevens Richard W. Mulhall Meyer & Molly Gaskin Trust - Markovic 1:34.40
1987 Double Feint 4 Fernando Toro Leroy Jolley Peter M. Brant 1:37.00
1986 Palace Music 5 Gary Stevens Charles Whittingham Hunt & Paulson 1:35.00


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