Sunshine Millions Distaff

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Sunshine Millions Distaff
Ungraded race
Location Alternates: Santa Anita Park & Gulfstream Park
Inaugurated 2003
Race type Thoroughbred
Website www.sunshinemillions.com
Race information
Distance 1 18 miles
Surface Dirt
Track Left-handed
Qualification 4-y-o & Up, Fillies and Mares
Purse $200,000

The Sunshine Millions Distaff is a race for thoroughbred horses held in January at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California or at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Half the eight races of the Sunshine Millions are run at one track and half at the other.

Open to fillies and mares four-years-old and older willing to race one and one/eighth miles on the dirt, the Sunshine Millions Distaff is an ungraded stakes event but currently carries a purse of $200,000. This race is also known as the Ocala Breeders' Sales Distaff (in 2006) as part of the eight-race Sunshine Millions series.

In its 16th running in 2017, the series of races called the Sunshine Millions are restricted to horses bred either in Florida or in California and is the brainchild of the Thoroughbred Owners of California, the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, Inc., Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, and Magna Entertainment Corporation.

Winners of the Sunshine Millions Distaff[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2016 Mom'z Laugh 4 Javier Castellano Marcus J. Vitali A. Bianco Holding 1:22.96
2015 Dame Dorothy 4 Edgar S. Prado Todd Pletcher Bobby Flay 1:23.26
2014 Sweet N Discreet FL-4 Joe Bravo Todd Pletcher E. Paul Robsham Stables 1:50.21
2013 Successful Song FL-6 Live Oak Plantation 1:52.28
2012 Awesome Feather FL-4 Jeffrey Sanchez Chad Brown Stronach Stables 1:49.17
2011 Evening Jewel CA-4 Victor Espinoza James Cassidy Tom & Marilyn Braly 1:42.25
2010 Sweet Repent FL-4 Manoel Cruz J. David Braddy Buongiorno A Tutti Stable 1:49.26
2009 Leah's Secret FL-6 Eibar Coa Todd Pletcher WinStar Farm 1:42.58
2008 Ginger Punch FL-5 Rafael Bejarano Robert J. Frankel Stronach Stables 1:49.14
2007 Joint Effort FL-4 Eddie Castro Dale L. Romans Donald Dizney 1:43.36
2006 House of Fortune CA-5 Pat Valenzuela Ron McAnally Arnold Zetcher, LLC. 1:49.33
2005 Sweet Lips FL-4 Rene R. Douglas Robert J. Frankel West Stables, Inc. 1:42.64
2004 Secret Request FL-4 Eibar Coa David Brownlee JD Farms 1:45.16
2003 Smok'n Frolic FL-4 Jerry Bailey Todd Pletcher Dogwood Stable 1:43.40

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