|Grade 1 race|
|Location|| Del Mar Racetrack |
formerly run at the now closed Hollywood Park Racetrack
Inglewood, California, United States
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Website||Del Mar website|
|Distance||1 mile (8 furlongs)|
|Qualification||Three-year-olds & up|
fillies and mares
|Purse||$300,000 (since 2014)|
The Matriarch Stakes is an American Grade I turf race for thoroughbred horses now run during Del Mar Racetrack's Fall Meet in early December with a current purse of $300,000. The race is open to fillies and mares, age three and up, and is contested over a distance of one mile (8 furlongs.
Prior to 2014, the Matriarch was run at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California). The race was not run in 2005 due to problems with Hollywood Park's grass course.
Inaugurated in 1981 as a weight-for age race, since inception the Matriarch has been contested at various distances:
The Matriarch Stakes was run in two divisions in 1982.
Most wins by a jockey:
Most wins by a trainer:
Most wins by an owner :
|2019||Got Stormy||4||Tyler Gaffalione||Mark Casse||Gary Barber||1:34.24|
|2018||Uni||5||Joel Rosario||Chad Brown||Dubb, M., Head of Plains Partners LLC, LaPenta, R. and Bethlehem Stables LLC||1:34.35|
|2017||Off Limits (IRE)||5||Joel Rosario||Chad Brown||Martin S. Schwartz||1:34.37|
|2016||Miss Temple City||4||Edgar Prado||H. Graham Motion||The Club Racing, Needle in a Haystack & Sagamore Farm||1:35.16|
|2015||Stormy Lucy||6||Kent J. Desormeaux||Ed Moger, Jr.||Steve Moger||1:35.16|
|2014||La Tia||5||Joel Rosario||Armando De la cerda||Salvador Hernandez||1:35.37|
|2013||Egg Drop||4||Martin Garcia||Mike Mitchell||Little Red Feather Racing||1:34.03|
|2012||Better Lucky||3||Eddie Castro||Thomas Albertrani||Godolphin Racing||1:34.18|
|2011||Star Billing||3||Victor Espinoza||John Shirreffs||George Krikorian||1:35:45|
|2010||Gypsy's Warning||5||Joel Rosario||Graham Motion||Team Valor/Green Lantern Stables||1:34.01|
|2009||Ventura||5||Garrett Gomez||Humberto Ascanio||Juddmonte Farms||1:33.58|
|2008||Cocoa Beach||4||Ramon Dominguez||Saeed bin Suroor||Godolphin Racing||1:35.49|
|2007||Precious Kitten||4||Rafael Bejarano||Robert J. Frankel||Ken & Sarah Ramsey||1:33.63|
|2006||Price Tag||3||Edgar Prado||Robert J. Frankel||Juddmonte Farms||1:34.70|
|2004||Intercontinental||4||Jerry Bailey||Robert J. Frankel||Juddmonte Farms||1:35.87|
|2003||Heat Haze||4||John Velazquez||Robert J. Frankel||Juddmonte Farms||1:34.43|
|2002||Dress to Thrill||3||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||Moyglare Stud||1:48.31|
|2001||Starine||4||John Velazquez||Robert J. Frankel||Robert J. Frankel||1:50.16|
|2000||Tout Charmant||4||Chris McCarron||Ron McAnally||Stonerside Stable||1:46.06|
|1999||Happyanunoit||4||Brice Blanc||Robert J. Frankel||Amerman Racing Stables||1:46.30|
|1998||Squeak||3||Alex Solis||Ben D. A. Cecil||Gary A. Tanaka||2:05.08|
|1997||Ryafan||3||Alex Solis||Robert J. Frankel||Juddmonte Farms||2:05.80|
|1996||Wandesta||5||Corey Nakatani||Robert J. Frankel||Juddmonte Farms||2:00.14|
|1995||Duda||4||Jerry Bailey||William I. Mott||Madeleine Paulson||2:00.37|
|1994||Exchange||6||Laffit Pincay, Jr.||William B. Spawr||Sid & Jenny Craig||1:49.42|
|1993||Flawlessly||5||Chris McCarron||Charlie Whittingham||Harbor View Farm||1:46.78|
|1992||Flawlessly||4||Chris McCarron||Charlie Whittingham||Harbor View Farm||1:46.14|
|1991||Flawlessly||3||Chris McCarron||Charlie Whittingham||Harbor View Farm||1:46.60|
|1990||Countus In||5||Corey Nakatani||Steven M. Rieser||Charles G. Middleton III||1:46.20|
|1989||Claire Marine||4||Chris McCarron||Charlie Whittingham||Sidney L. Port/C. E. Whittingham||1:47.40|
|1988||Nastique||4||Bill Shoemaker||Stephen A. DiMauro||Bernard Chaus & Herb Goldstein||1:47.00|
|1987||Asteroid Field||4||Aaron Gryder||John Gosden||Sheikh Mohammed||1:51.00|
|1986||Auspiciante||5||Cash Asmussen||Ron McAnally||Jack Kent Cooke||1:48.00|
|1985||Fact Finder||6||Sandy Hawley||Charlie Whittingham||Nelson Bunker Hunt||1:48.20|
|1984||Royal Heroine||4||Fernando Toro||John Gosden||Robert Sangster||1:49.40|
|1983||Sangue||5||Bill Shoemaker||Henry M. Moreno||R. Charlene Parks||1:49.40|
|1982||Pale Purple||4||Ray Sibille||Robert L. Wheeler||not found||1:48.60|
|1982||Castilla||3||Ray Sibille||Charlie Whittingham||Mary Jones Bradley||1:47.40|
|1981||Kilijaro||5||Laffit Pincay, Jr.||Charlie Whittingham||Edward Seltzer et al.||1:47.00|
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