Gamely Stakes

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Gamely Stakes
Grade 1 race
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, USA
Inaugurated1939 as Long Beach Handicap at Hollywood Park Racetrack
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Santa Anita Park
Race information
Distance1 18 miles (9 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFillies & Mares, 3-years-old & up
WeightAssigned
Purse$500,000

The Gamely Stakes is a Grade I American Thoroughbred horse race for fillies and mares age three and older over a distance of 1 18 miles on the turf run annually at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California.

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History

The race was inaugurated in 1939 as the Long Beach Handicap at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California) over a distance of 1 mile. Then event was dormant until 1968 when it was run on the dirt for three-year-olds and older over a distance of 1 116 miles. The following year the race was conditioned for fillies and mares at the distance of 1 mile.

In 1973, the distance was set at the current route of 1 18 miles with a classification of Grade II.

The race was renamed for the 1976 running to honor the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame filly Gamely who had died in 1975. It was run in two divisions in 1971 and again in 1978.

In 1983 the event was upgraded to Grade I.

Following the closure of Hollywood Park, the race moved to Santa Anita Park in 2014.

Records

Speed record: (at current distance of 1 18 miles)

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners since 1989

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
Held at Santa Anita Park
2020Keeper Ofthe Stars4Abel CedilloJonathon WongTommy Town Thoroughbreds1:46.43
2019Vasilika5 Flavien Prat Jerry Hollendorfer All Schlaich Stables, Jerry Hollendorfer, Gatto Racing & G. Todaro1:48.07
2018Sophie P5 Kent J. Desormeaux James M. CassidyD P Racing1:48.53
2017 Lady Eli 5 Irad Ortiz, Jr. Chad Brown Sheep Pond Partners1:45.29
2016 Illuminant 4 Flavien Prat Michael W. McCarthy Eclipse Thoroughbred1:48.34
2015 Hard Not to Like 6 Victor Espinoza Christophe Clement Speedway Stable1:49.87
2014 Miss Serendipity (ARG)6 Brice Blanc Ron McAnally Anselmo E. Cavalieri1:46.22
Held at Hollywood Park
2013 Marketing Mix 5 Gary Stevens Thomas F. Proctor Glen Hill Farm1:47.24
2012Belle Royale4 Joel Rosario Simon Callaghan Michael B. Tabor 1:47.84
2011 Dubawi Heights 4 Joel Rosario Simon Callaghan Callaghan/McStay/Magnier/Wyatt1:47.29
2010 Tuscan Evening 5 Rafael Bejarano Jerry Hollendorfer William Deburgh1:47.30
2009Magical Fantasy4 Alex Solis Paddy Gallagher David Bienstock, et al.1:48.18
2008 Precious Kitten 5 Rafael Bejarano Robert J. Frankel Lael Stables1:45.23
2007Citronnade4 David Flores Robert J. Frankel Stronach Stables 1:45.73
2006Shining Energy4 Victor Espinoza Julio C. Canani J. T. Lanni / B. J. Schiappa1:46.86
2005Mea Domina4 Tyler Baze Ron McAnally Janis R. Whitham 1:46.47
2004Noches De Rosa6 Mike E. Smith Richard Mandella Diamond A Racing1:48.34
2003Tates Creek5 Pat Valenzuela Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:46.97
2002 Astra 6 Kent Desormeaux Laura de Seroux Allen E. Paulson Trust 1:46.93
2001Happyanunoit6 Brice Blanc Robert J. Frankel Amerman Racing Stables1:47.34
2000 Astra 4 Kent Desormeaux Simon Bray Allen E. Paulson Trust 1:45.81
1999 Tranquility Lake 4 Ed Delahoussaye Julio C. Canani Pam & Martin Wygod 1:46.04
1998 Fiji 4 Kent Desormeaux Neil D. Drysdale The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:47.42
1997Donna Viola5 Gary Stevens Ben D. A. Cecil Gary A. Tanaka 1:47.40
1996Auriette4 Kent Desormeaux Martin F. Jones Prestonwood / Rick Barnes1:46.59
1995 Possibly Perfect 5 Kent Desormeaux Robert J. Frankel Blue Vista, Inc.1:46.99
1994 Hollywood Wildcat 4 Ed Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Irving & Marjorie Cowan 1:46.55
1993 Toussaud 4 Kent Desormeaux Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:45.07
1992Metamorphose4 Gary Stevens Robert J. Frankel Serge Fradkoff 1:46.56
1991Miss Josh5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Barclay Tagg Bonner Farm1:47.50
1990Double Wedge5 Robbie Davis Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1:47.80
1989Fitzwilliam Place5 Corey Black Charlie Whittingham Bruce McNall 1:47.80

Earlier winners

Notes:
† Run in Divisions

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