Shoemaker Mile Stakes

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Shoemaker Mile Stakes
Grade I race
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, USA
Inaugurated 1938 (as the Premiere Handicap)
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 Assigned
Purse $400,000 (2017)

The Shoemaker Mile Stakes is a Grade I American Thoroughbred horse race for horses age three years old and older over a distance of one mile on the turf held annually in late May at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, USA. The event currently carries a purse of $400,000.

History[edit]

Inaugurated in 1938 as the Premiere Handicap over a distance of six furlongs at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California.[1]

In 1950, there were two separate races, one in the Spring called Preview Handicap at six furlongs and the autumn race as The Premiere Handicap at seven furlongs.

In 1984 & 1985, the event was run in two divisions and held on the turf for the first time.[1]

In 1990 it was renamed to honor U.S. Racing Hall of Fame jockey Bill Shoemaker.[2]

In 2014 when Hollywood Park Racetrack closed the race was moved to Santa Anita Park.

Distance[edit]

Since inception, the race has been contested at a variety of distances:

  • 1 Mile on Turf: 1988-1991, 1993–present
  • 1 1/16 Miles: 1978-1980 on Main Track, 1986-87 on Turf
  • 7 Furlongs on Main Track: 1950 in Autumn Meet (Premiere Handicap)
  • 6 Furlongs on Main Track: 1938-1941, 1944-1947, 1949, 1950 as Spring renewal (Preview Handicap), 1951-1977
  • Not run in 1942-1943, 1948, 1981-1983, 1992

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
Purse
Grade
Shoemaker Mile Stakes (Santa Anita Park)
2017 Bal a Bali 7 Mike E. Smith Richard Mandella Calumet Farm 1:32.22 $400,000 I
2016 Midnight Storm 5 Rafael Bejarano Philip D'Amato A Venneri Racing/Little Red Feather Racing 1:33.55 $400,000 I
2015 Talco (FR) 4 Rafael Bejarano John W. Sadler Hronis Racing 1:35.00 $400,000 I
2014 Obviously (IRE) 6 Joe Talamo Philip D'Amato Fanticola & Scardino 1:32.66 $400,000 I
Shoemaker Mile Stakes (Hollywood Park)
2013 Obviously (IRE) 5 Joe Talamo Mike R. Mitchell Fanticola & Scardino 1:32.86 $300,000 I
2012 Jeranimo 6 Garrett Gomez Michael Pender B.J. Wright 1:33.97 $300,000 I
2011 Courageous Cat 5 Patrick Valenzuela William I Mott Pam & Martin Wygod 1:33.19 $300,000 I
2010 Victor's Cry 5 Corey Nakatani Eoin Harty Equilete Stable 1:32.88 $250,000 I
2009 Thorn Song 6 Mike Smith Dale Romans Zayat Stables 1:33.33 $250,000 I
2008 Daytona (IRE) 4 Alex Solis Dan Hendricks Skyline St, Bienstock & Winner St, Lenner et al 1:33.44 $250,000 I
2007 The Tin Man 9 Victor Espinoza Richard Mandella Aury & Ralph E. Todd 1:34.34 $300,000 I
Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile Stakes
2006 Aragorn 4 Corey Nakatani Neil Drysdale Ballygallon Stud 1:32.95 $300,000 I
2005 Castledale (IRE) 4 Rene Douglas Jeff Mullins Frank Lyons & Greg Knee 1:33.17 $350,000 I
2004 Designed for Luck 7 Patrick Valenzuela Vladimir Cerin David & Holly Wilson 1:32.81 $350,000 I
2003 Redattore (BRZ) 8 Alex Solis Richard Mandella Luis Alfredo Taunay 1:33.20 $350,000 I
2002 Ladies Din 7 Patrick Valenzuela Julio Canani J. Terrence Lanni & Bernard C. Schiappa 1:33.20 $500,000 I
2001 Irish Prize 5 Gary Stevens Neil Drysdale Maktoum al Maktoum 1:33.60 $350,000 I
2000 Silic (FR) 5 Corey Nakatani Julio Canani J. Terrence Lanni, Ken Poslosky & Bernard C. Schiappa 1:33.20 $350,000 I
1999 Silic (FR) 4 Corey Nakatani Julio Canani J. Terrence Lanni, Ken Poslosky & Bernard C. Schiappa 1:32.80 $350,000 II
1998 Labeeb 6 Kent Desormeaux Neil Drysdale Maktoum al Maktoum 1:33.20 $400,000 II
1997 Pinfloron (FR) 5 David Flores Walter Greenman Cobra Farm 1:34.40 $400,000 II
1996 Fastness (IRE) 6 Corey Nakatani Jenine Sahadi Evergreen Farm 1:32.60 $700,000 II
Shoemaker Handicap
1995 Unfinished Symph 4 Chris Antley Wesley Ward Hatcher & Rice & Seawind St 1:33.00 $150,000 II
1994 Megan's Interco 5 Corey Black Jenine Sahadi Milton M. Bronson 1:32.60 $100,000 II
1993 Journalism 5 Alex Solis Wallace Dollase Richard J. Stephen 1:32.80 $100,000 II
1992 Race not run
1991 Exbourne 5 Gary Stevens Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:33.40 $100,000 II
1990 Shining Steel 4 Chris McCarron Charles E. Whittingham Gretzky & Summa Stable 1:34.00 $100,000 II
Premier Handicap

Other earlier winners[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SHOEMAKER MILE STAKES - SANTA ANITA PARK, CA UNITED STATES - Grade I". Thoroughbred Pedigree Online. 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Shoemaker Mile Stakes (Gr. 1)". equibase. 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2017.