Sham Stakes

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Sham Stakes
Grade III race
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated 2001
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Surface Dirt
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The Sham Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. The Sham Stakes is open to three-year-olds and is run at a distance of one mile on the dirt. An official prep race for the Kentucky Derby, the Grade III event is run in early January and currently offers a purse of $100,000.

Inaugurated in 2001, the Sham Stakes is named for the racehorse Sham, winner of the 1973 Santa Anita Derby and remembered for his battles with Secretariat in that year's U.S. Triple Crown Races.

In 2012, the distance was 1 mile.


Speed record:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • No owner has won this race more than once

Winners of the Sham Stakes since 2001[edit]

Time Grade
2017 Gormley 3 Victor Espinoza John A. Shirreffs Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Moss 1 m 1:35.89 III
2016 Collected 3 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Speedway Stable 1 m 1:38.00 III
2015 Calculator 3 Elvis Trujillo Peter Miller Richard C. Pell 1 m 1:34.88 III
2014 Midnight Hawk 3 Mike E. Smith Bob Baffert Hill 'n' Dale/Sikura/Pegram et al 1 m 1:36.48 III
2013 Goldencents 3 Kevin Krigger Doug F. O'Neill W.C. Racing/Kenney/RAP Racing 1 m 1:36.50 III
2012 Out of Bounds 3 Garrett Gomez Eoin Harty Darley Stud 1 m 1:34.56 III
2011 Tapizar 3 Garrett Gomez Steve Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC 1-1/16 1:40.38 III
2010 Alphie's Bet 3 Alex Solis Alexis Barba Peter Johnson Sr 1-1/8 1:48.72 III
2009 The Pamplemousse 3 Alex Solis Julio C. Canani Alex Solis II/Jeffrey Strauss 1-1/8 1:47.86 III
2008 Colonel John 3 Garrett Gomez Eoin G. Harty WinStar Farm LLC 1-1/8 1:50.15 III
2007 Ravel 3 Garrett Gomez Michael McCarthy Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith 1-1/8 1:48.91 III
2006 Bob and John 3 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Stonerside Stable 1-1/8 1:49.15 III
2005 Going Wild 3 Victor Espinoza D. Wayne Lukas Bob & Beverly Lewis 1-1/8 1:50.18
2004 Master David 3 Alex Solis Robert J. Frankel Georgica Stable et al. 1-1/8 1:49.20
2003 Man Among Men 3 Alex Solis Gary Mandella Hubbard and Sczesny 1-1/8 1:48.39
2002 USS Tinosa 3 Kent Desormeaux Jerry Hollendorfer Abruzzo & Thiriot 1-1/8 1:49.11
2001 Wild and Wise 3 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Golden Eagle Farm 1-1/8 1:50.51

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