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Santa Anita Derby

Date: April 04, 15
Purse: $1,000,000
Grade: I
Distance: 9 furlongs
Age: 3 years old
Sex: Both

Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Drive
Arcadia, California, 91007


Southern California s signature event for 3-year-olds is the final west coast opportunity for Kentucky Derby contenders to pick up valuable points to qualify to run for the roses. A seemingly well-matched group will battle for 100-40-20-10 points going to the top four finishers plus a piece of the 750,000 purse. Trainer Bob Baffert sends out a trio of runners topped by 9/5 morning line favorite Flashback. The handsome gray/roan has impressed onlookers with his works since finishing a close 2 nd as the even money favorite last out in the G2 San Felipe S. on 3/9. Baffert s Super Ninety Nine also disappointed supporters in his last race, the G2 Rebel S. at Oaklawn Park on 3/16. He was a distant 5 th that day but sports nice works since returning to the Golden State. Power Broker, last seen running 5 th for Baffert in the G1 Breeders Cup Juvenile last November, makes his long-awaited seasonal debut after suffering a number of setbacks in his sophomore campaign. He attracts regular pilot Bejarano, who has also been aboard Super Ninety Nine. Hear the Ghost, Flashback s conqueror in the San Felipe, is the 2 nd choice in the morning line and has improved his BRIS Speed Ratings in each of his three starts for Hall of Fame conditioner Jerry Hollendorfer. They ll all have to hold off deep closer Tiz a Minister, who nearly caught the top two in the San Felipe while earning a whopping 118 BRIS Late Pace Rating. Joe Talamo picks up the mount as Garret Gomez moves to Flashback. Dual stakes winner Goldencents set the San Felipe pace before weakening to 4 th , though he was only beaten 2 lengths for the whole thing. Summer Exclusive showed nice tactical speed when winning at 1 st asking against a full field here on 3/2. Storm Fighter broke his maiden on the same card when stretching out for the 1 st time, but did so against statebreds. Dirty Swagg is ambitiously-spotted after finishing last, 27 lengths behind Goldencents, in the G3 Sham S. in early January.
The Santa Anita Derby is considered to be The Great Race at the Great Race Place It is special feature race televised on NBC rated as a Grade 1 horse racing event. It is held annually at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California and has a purse value of 750,000. Three year old horses that can cover a distance of 9 furlongs may be eligible to race in this Kentucky Derby Prep Race.

Santa Anita Derby Past Winners

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Owner Time
2013 Goldencents Doug O'Neill Kevin Krigger W. C. Racing, Dave Kenney and RAP Racing 1:48.76
2012 I'll Have Another Doug O'Neill Mario Gutierrez J. Paul Reddam 1:47.88
2011 Midnight Interlude Bob Baffert Victor Espinoza Arnold Zetcher 01:48.6
2009 Pioneerof the Nile Bob Baffert Garrett Gomez Zayat Stables 01:49.2
2008 Colonel John Eoin G. Harty Corey Nakatani WinStar Farm 01:48.2
2007 Tiago John Shirreffs Mike E. Smith Jerry & Ann Moss 01:49.5
2006 Brother Derek Dan Hendricks Alex Solis Cecil Peacock 01:48.0
2005 Buzzards Bay Jeff Mullins Mark Guidry Fog City Stable 01:49.2
2004 Castledale Jeff Mullins Jose Valdivia, Jr. Frank Lyons & Greg Knee 01:49.2
2003 Buddy Gil Jeff Mullins Gary Stevens Desperado Stables et al. 01:49.4
2002 Came Home Paco J. Gonzalez Chris McCarron J. Toffan/T. McCaffrey et al. 01:50.0
2001 Point Given Bob Baffert Gary Stevens The Thoroughbred Corp. 01:47.8
2000 The Deputy Jenine Sahadi Chris McCarron Team Valor/Gary Barber 01:49.1
1999 General Challenge Bob Baffert Gary Stevens Golden Eagle Farm 01:48.9
1998 Indian Charlie Bob Baffert Gary Stevens Hal Earnhardt/Gaines Racing 01:47.0
1997 Free House J. Paco Gonzalez Kent Desormeaux Toffan/McCaffrey 01:47.6
1996 Cavonnier Bob Baffert Chris McCarron Walter Family Trust 01:48.9
1995 Larry the Legend Craig A. Lewis Gary Stevens Craig A. Lewis 01:48.0
1994 Brocco Randy Winick Gary Stevens Albert R. Broccoli 01:48.3
1993 Personal Hope Mark A. Hennig Gary Stevens Lee & Debi Lewis 01:49.0
1992 A.P. Indy Neil Drysdale Ed Delahoussaye Tomonori Tsurumaki 01:49.3
1991 Dinard Richard J. Lundy Chris McCarron Allen E. Paulson 01:48.0
1990 Mister Frisky Laz Barrera Gary Stevens Solymar Stable 01:49.0
1989 Sunday Silence Charlie Whittingham Pat Valenzuela H-G-W Partners 01:47.6
1988 Winning Colors D. Wayne Lukas Gary Stevens Eugene V. Klein 01:47.8
1987 Temperate Sil Charlie Whittingham Bill Shoemaker Frankfurt Stables/Whittingham 01:49.0
1986 Snow Chief Melvin F. Stute Alex Solis Grinstead & Rochelle 01:48.6
1985 Skywalker Michael Whittingham Laffit Pincay, Jr. Oak Cliff Stable 01:48.4
1984 Mighty Adversary Tommy Doyle Ed Delahoussaye M/M Felty J. Yoder 01:49.0
1983 Marfa D. Wayne Lukas Jorge Velasquez French, Beal, Lukas 01:49.4
1982 Muttering D. Wayne Lukas Laffit Pincay, Jr. Tartan Stable 01:47.6
1981 Splendid Spruce Chay R. Knight Darrel McHargue Surf and Turf Stable 01:49.0
1980 Codex D. Wayne Lukas Pat Valenzuela Tartan Stable 01:47.6
1979 Flying Paster Gordon C. Campbell Donald Pierce Bernard J. Ridder 01:48.0
1978 Affirmed Laz Barrera Laffit Pincay, Jr. Harbor View Farm 01:48.0
1977 Habitony Tommy Doyle Bill Shoemaker Anthony W. Pejsa 01:48.2
1976 An Act Ron McAnally Laffit Pincay, Jr. Katz, Brun & Roberts, et al. 01:48.0
1975 Avatar Tommy Doyle Jorge Tejeira Arthur A. Seeligson, Jr. 01:47.6
1974 Destroyer Monti C. Sims Ismael Valenzuela Kenneth Opstein 01:48.8
1973 Sham Frank "Pancho" Martin Laffit Pincay, Jr. Sigmund Sommer 01:47.0
1972 Solar Salute Lou Glauburg Laffit Pincay, Jr. M/M John J. Elmore 01:47.6
1971 Jim French John P. Campo Angel Cordero, Jr. Frank Caldwell 01:48.2
1970 Terlago Jerry M. Fanning Bill Shoemaker Samuel J. Agnew 01:48.4
1969 Majestic Prince Johnny Longden Bill Hartack Frank M. McMahon 01:49.2
1968 Alley Fighter James W. Maloney Laffit Pincay, Jr. Cragwood Stables 01:49.0
1967 Ruken Clyde Turk Fernando Alvarez Louis R. Rowan 01:49.8
1966 Boldnesian James W. Maloney Walter Blum William Haggin Perry 01:48.4
1965 Lucky Debonair Frank Catrone Bill Shoemaker Ada L. Rice 01:47.0
1964 Hill Rise William B. Finnegan Donald Pierce El Peco Ranch 01:47.4
1963 Candy Spots Mesh Tenney Bill Shoemaker Rex C. Ellsworth 01:50.2
1962 Royal Attack William J. Hirsch Edward Burns Neil S. McCarthy 01:49.6
1961 Four-and-Twenty Vance Longden Johnny Longden Alberta Ranches, Ltd. 01:48.0
1960 Tompion Robert L. Wheeler Bill Shoemaker C.V. Whitney 01:47.8
1959 Silver Spoon Robert L. Wheeler Raymond York C.V. Whitney 01:49.0
1958 Silky Sullivan Reggie Cornell Bill Shoemaker Tom Ross & Phil Klipstein 01:49.4
1957 Sir William Cecil Jolly Henry Moreno Louella & Herbert Armstrong 01:54.2
1956 Terrang Mesh Tenney Bill Shoemaker Rex C. Ellsworth 01:51.0
1955 Swaps Mesh Tenney Johnny Longden Rex C. Ellsworth 01:50.0
1954 Determine William Molter Raymond York Andrew J. Crevolin 01:48.8
1953 Chanlea Horace A. Jones Eddie Arcaro Calumet Farm 01:49.8
1952 Hill Gail Horace A. Jones Ted Atkinson Calumet Farm 01:50.0
1950 Your Host Harry L. Daniels Johnny Longden William Goetz 01:48.8
1949 Old Rockport Phil Reilly Gordon Glisson Clifford Mooers 01:50.2
1948 Salmagundi Willie Booth Johnny Longden William G. Helis 01:51.2
1947 On Trust William Molter Johnny Longden E. O. Stice & Sons 02:03.2
1946 Knockdown James W. Smith Robert Permane Maine Chance Farm 01:50.6
1945 Bymeabond Wayne B. Stucki George Woolf J. Kel Houssels 01:50.0
1940 Sweepida L. Roy Staples Ralph Neves H. C. "Dutch" Hill 01:51.6
1939 Ciencia William J. Hirsch Carroll Bierman King Ranch 01:50.6
1938 Stagehand Earl Sande Jack Westrope Maxwell Howard 01:50.4
1937 Fairy Hill Richard E. Handlen Mel Peters William duPont, Jr. 01:45.8
1936 He Did J. Thomas Taylor Wayne D. Wright Mrs. Silas B. Mason 01:49.4
1935 Gillie William Brennan Silvio Coucci Greentree Stable 01:44.6
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