Thunder Road Stakes

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Thunder Road Stakes
Grade III race
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated2004
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance1 mile (8 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-year-olds and older
Weight124 lbs with allowances
Purse $100,000 (since 2014)

The Thunder Road Stakes is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for horses age four and older, over a distance of 1 mile on the turf held annually in January at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. The event currently carries a purse of $100,000.

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History

The race was inaugurated on 11 February 2004 as a handicap [1] and was won by Singletary who was ridden by US Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza by a margin of one length in a time of 1:34.42. [2]

The event was upgraded to a Grade III event for 2009 and was switched to the artificial main track because of weather conditions. [1]

The event was not run in 2010 or 2012. [3]

It was downgraded to listed status for 2013 through 2015 but was upgraded back to a Grade III event in 2016. It is currently run under allowance weight conditions with a purse of $100,000. [1]

Records

Speed record:

Margins:

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainerOwnerDistanceTimePurseGradeRef
Thunder Road Stakes
2021Hit the Road5 Umberto Rispoli Dan BlackerD K Racing, Radley Equine, Taste of Victory Stables, Rick Gold & Dave Odmark1 mile1:33.35$100,500III [4]
2020River Boyne (IRE) 5Abel Cedillo Jeff Mullins Red Baron's Barn & Rancho Temescal1 mile1:33.78$102,000III [5]
2019True Valour (IRE) 5 Andrea Atzeni Simon Callaghan Qatar Racing Limited1 mile1:36.35$100,351III [6]
2018Om6 Flavien Prat Dan L. HendricksSareen Family Trust1 mile1:33.54$100,345III [7]
2017Farhaan8 Tyler Baze Philip D'AmatoMatthew Schera1 mile1:33.18$100,690III [8]
2016What a View5 Kent J. Desormeaux Kenneth D. BlackFinish Line Racing, The Ellwood Johnston Trust, P. & S. Berumen1 mile1:39.01$102,070III [9]
2015Talco (FR) 4 Victor Espinoza John W. Sadler Hronis Racing1 mile1:34.26$82,000Listed [10]
2014Tom's Tribute4 Mike E. Smith James M. CassidyTom & Marilyn Braly1 mile1:31.78$79,750 [11]
2013Battle Force4 Corey Nakatani John Shirreffs Woodford Racing1 mile1:32.94$78,700 [12]
2012Race not held
Thunder Road Handicap
2011Fluke (BRZ) 6 Joseph Talamo Humberto AscanioPatricia Bozano1 mile1:33.77$100,000III [13]
2010Race not held
2009Matto Mondo (CHI) 5 Mike E. Smith Richard E. Mandella Yatse Stables I1 mile1:34.61$100,000III [14]
2008Storm Military (ARG) 6 Garrett K. Gomez Robert J. Frankel Castleton Lyons & La Biznaga1 mile1:34.17$81,150Listed [15]
2007Sweet Return (GB) 7 Alex O. Solis Ron McAnally Red Oak Stable1 mile1:35.47$80,050Listed [16]
2006Senor Swinger6 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Robert & Beverly Lewis 1 mile1:34.00$81,450Listed [17]
2005Laura's Lucky Boy4 Pat Valenzuela Vladimir CerinErnie Moody1 mile1:34.39$78,650Listed [18]
2004Singletary4 Victor Espinoza Don ChatlosLittle Red Feather Racing1 mile1:34.42$71,350 [2]

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See also

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