San Diego Handicap

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San Diego Handicap
Grade II race
LocationDel Mar Racetrack
Del Mar, California, United States
Inaugurated1937
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-years-old & up
WeightAssigned
Purse$200,000[1]

The San Diego Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in late July/early August at Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California. This Grade II race is open to horses, age three and up, willing to race one and one-sixteenth miles on the dirt. It is considered the track's key prep race for its foremost attraction, the $1-million Pacific Classic Stakes.

Inaugurated in 1937, it was first run on July 3 as part of the first-ever racecard at Del Mar Racetrack. Since inception it has been contested at various distances:

  • 6 furlongs : 1937, 1945, 1946, 1947
  • 1 mile : 1941
  • 1 18 miles : 1991-1993
  • 1 116 miles : 1938, 1948–1990, 1994–present

The race was not run in 1939-1940 and from 1942 through 1944.

From 2007 to 2014, the race was run on a Polytrack artificial dirt surface.

Records[edit]

Speed record: (at current distance of ​1 116 miles)

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 3 - E. O. Stice & Sons (1945, 1948, 1949)
  • 3 - M/M Louis K. Shapiro (1963, 1964, 1965)

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2018 Catalina Cruiser 4 Drayden Van Dyke John W. Sadler Hronis Racing LLC 1:42.95
2017 Accelerate 4 Victor Espinoza John W. Sadler Hronis Racing, LLC 1:42.15
2016 California Chrome 5 Victor Espinoza Art Sherman California Chrome, LLC 1:40.84
2015 Catch a Flight 5 Gary Stevens Richard E. Mandella Haras Santa Maria de Araras 1:43.08
2014 Fed Biz 5 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Kaleem Shah/Fed Biz 1:41.00
2013 Kettle Corn 6 Victor Espinoza John W. Sadler C R K Stable 1:41.83
2012 Rail Trip 7 Jose Valdivia, Jr. Ronald W. Ellis Jay Em Ess Stable 1:43.14
2011 Tres Borrachos 6 Rafael Bejarano Martin F. Jones George Hicker 1:42.71
2010 Dakota Phone 5 Joel Rosario Jerry Hollendorfer Hollendorfer/Todaro/Carver/Halo Farms 1:43.55
2009 Informed 5 Tyler Baze Douglas F. O'Neill Bob & Beverly Lewis Trust 1:41.91
2008 Well Armed 5 Aaron Gryder Eoin G. Harty WinStar Farm 1:41.57
2007 Sun Boat 5 Michael Baze Mike R. Mitchell Bongo Racing Stable 1:45.39
2006 Giacomo 4 Mike E. Smith John Shirreffs Ann & Jerry Moss 1:42.15
2005 Choctaw Nation 5 Victor Espinoza Jeff Mullins Robert D. Bone 1:42.40
2004 Choctaw Nation 4 Victor Espinoza Jeff Mullins Robert D. Bone 1:42.32
2003 Taste Of Paradise 4 Victor Espinoza John W. Sadler Abrahams & Bloom 1:42.62
2002 Grey Memo 5 Eddie Delahoussaye Warren Stute Manzani, Ridgeley Farm 1:43.48
2001 Skimming 5 Garrett Gomez Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:41.62
2000 Skimming 4 Garrett Gomez Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:41.06
1999 Mazel Trick 4 Chris McCarron Robert J. Frankel Jones & 3+U Stable 1:40.60
1998 Mud Route 4 Chris McCarron Ron McAnally Janis Whitham 1:41.00
1997 Northern Afleet 4 Chris McCarron David E. Hofmans Anderson & Waranch 1:41.80
1996 Savinio 6 Chris Antley Walter Greenman Biszantz/Greenman/Vandeweghe 1:40.80
1995 Blumin Affair 4 Chris McCarron Jack Van Berg Bowman & Vogel 1:41.20
1994 Kingdom Found 4 Chris McCarron Gary F. Jones Ray Dilbeck 1:41.20
1993 Fanatic Boy 6 Chris McCarron Ron McAnally Charles J. Cella 1:48.40
1992 Another Review 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Chris Speckert Buckland Farm 1:47.00
1991 Twilight Agenda 5 Corey Nakatani D. Wayne Lukas Moyglare Stud 1:47.60
1990 Quiet American 4 Kent Desormeaux Gary F. Jones Sheikh Mohammed 1:40.40
1989 Lively One 4 Robbie Davis Charlie Whittingham John G. Sikura 1:40.80
1988 Cutlass Reality 6 Gary Stevens Craig A. Lewis H. Crash & J. Hankoff 1:41.40
1987 Super Diamond 7 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Edwin J. Gregson Roland Sahm 1:40.80
1986 Skywalker 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Michael Whittingham Oak Cliff Stable 1:40.80
1985 Super Diamond 5 Rafael Meza Edwin J. Gregson Roland Sahm 1:41.40
1984 Ancestral 4 Eddie Delahoussaye Jerry M. Fanning C. B. Singer 1:41.20
1983 Bates Motel 4 Terry Lipham John Gosden Jacqueline Getty & M. Riordan 1:41.00
1982 Wickerr 7 Eddie Delahoussaye Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1:41.40
1981 Summer Time Guy 5 Sandy Hawley Willard L. Proctor William R. Hawn 1:41.00
1980 Island Sultan 5 Marco Castaneda David E. Hofmans David Ringler 1:41.80
1979 Always Gallant 5 Darrel McHargue David La Croix Joseph W. La Croix 1:41.00
1978 Vic's Magic 5 Fernando Toro Randy Winick M. & R. Harpenau 1:40.20
1977 Mark's Place 5 Bill Shoemaker John G. Canty Bob D. Bird 1:40.60
1976 Good Report † 6 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Robert J. Frankel Dr. A. J. Chlad 1:42.40
1975 Chesapeake 6 Frank Olivares T. F. Richardson Mrs. C. J. Dorfman 1:40.60
1974 Matun 5 Bill Shoemaker Charlie Whittingham M. L. Everett 1:41.00
1973 Kennedy Road 5 Bill Shoemaker Charlie Whittingham Helen G. Stollery 1:41.40
1972 Figonero 7 Fernando Alvarez Warren Stute Clement L. Hirsch 1:40.80
1971 Advance Guard 5 Bill Shoemaker Charlie Whittingham Burt Bacharach 1:41.00
1970 T.V. Commercial 5 Donald Pierce Charlie Whittingham Bwamazon Farm 1:41.40
1969 Kissin' George 6 William Mahorney Buster Millerick DeCourcy Graham 1:41.40
1968 Rivet 4 Miguel Yanez Dale Landers Pierce Doty 1:40.80
1967 French Fox 5 Dean Hall Mort Lipton Vicgray Farm 1:41.60
1966 Old Mose 4 Donald Pierce Joe Manzi Robert E. Hibbert 1:41.40
1965 Native Diver 6 Jerry Lambert Buster Millerick M/M Louis K. Shapiro 1:40.00
1964 Native Diver 5 Jerry Lambert Buster Millerick M/M Louis K. Shapiro 1:41.20
1963 Native Diver 4 Ralph Neves Buster Millerick M/M Louis K. Shapiro 1:40.60
1962 Windy Sands 5 Raymond York Jack M. Phillips Mrs. Connie M. Ring 1:40.00
1961 New Policy 4 Robert Mundorf John H. Adams Ralph Lowe 1:41.00
1960 Eddie Schmidt 7 Alex Maese Frank L. Carr Elobee Farm 1:41.20
1959 Twentyone Guns 4 George Taniguchi Fred M. Smith M/M John Eyraud 1:42.00
1958 How Now 5 Willi Harmatz Cecil Jolly George C. Newell 1:42.00
1957 Eddie Schmidt 4 Ismael Valenzuela Frank L. Carr Elobee Farm 1:42.00
1956 Honeys Alibi 4 Raymond York Willie F. Alvarado W-L Ranch Co. 1:41.40
1955 Trigonometry 4 Rogelio Trejos Howard Long Owl Stable 1:41.20
1954 Stranglehold 5 Billy Pearson Red McDaniel N. Gordon Phillips 1:41.80
1953 Goose Khal 4 Bill Shoemaker Willie F. Alvarado Harry Brown 1:42.80
1952 Moonrush 6 Ralph Neves Willie F. Alvarado King & Luellwitz 1:42.20
1951 Blue Reading 4 Billy Pearson Red McDaniel M/M Clement L. Hirsch 1:41.60
1950 Manyunk 5 George Moore Allen Drumheller, Sr. Foster & Collins 1:42.40
1949 Prevaricator 6 Mike Caffarella Lyle Sechrest E. O. Stice & Sons 1:42.00
1948 Prevaricator 5 Alan Gray William Molter E. O. Stice & Sons 1:42.60
1947 Ended 8 Jimmy Nichols W. Robertson W. Robertson 1:11.00
1946 Lovonsite 3 Nick Wall L. Meirpol Mildred Factor 1:10.40
1945 High Resolve 4 William Bailey William Molter E. O. Stice & Sons 1:10.00
1941 Step By 6 J. Robertson W. Osborne Fair Hill Stable 1:37.20
1938 King Saxon 7 John Adams Richard F. Carman, Jr. Richard F. Carman, Jr. 1:45.20
1937 Clean Out 5 D. Smith William B. Finnegan Vera S. Bragg 1:12.00
  • † In 1976, Mark's Place finished first but was disqualified and set back to last.
  • † In 1969, TripleTux finished first but was disqualified and set back to fourth.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics - San Diego Handicap". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 24 July 2016.