Tokyo City Cup Stakes

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Tokyo City Cup Stakes
Grade III race
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated1957
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Santa Anita Park
Tokyo City Cup website
Race information
Distance1+12 miles (12 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-year-olds & up
WeightAllowance
Purse$100,000

The Tokyo City Cup Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at the beginning of April at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. A Grade III event raced on dirt at a distance of 1+12 miles (12 furlongs), it is open to horses aged four and older.

Contents

Run as the San Bernardino Handicap prior to 2005, the race's name honors the partnership between Santa Anita Park and Ohi Racecourse in Tokyo, Japan.

The race was open to three-year-olds only in 1957 and for three-year-olds and up from 1958 through 1967. Raced on dirt at 1+116 miles from 1957 through 1966 and on turf at 1+18 miles from 1967 through 1972 and 1974 through 1978 at which point it switched back to dirt.

Since inception it has been contested at various distances and run on both dirt and turf:

The Tokyo City Cup Stakes was run in two divisions in 1971 and again in 1974.

Records

Speed record:

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2022Heywoods Beach5Ramon A. Vazquez John W. Sadler Hronis Racing2:31.98
2021Tizamagician4 Flavien Prat Richard E. Mandella MyRacehorse.com & Spendthrift Farm 2:32.45
2020No race due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2019Campaign4 Rafael Bejarano John W. Sadler Woodford Racing LLC2:34.73
2018 Hoppertunity 7 Flavien Prat Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram2:32.63
2017Hard Aces7Santiago Gonzalez John W. Sadler Hronis Racing LLC2:31.99
2016Big John B7 Rafael Bejarano Philip D'Amato Michael House2:28.79
2015Sky Kingdom6 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Westrock Stables2:28.90
2014Majestic Harbor6 Tyler Baze Sean McCarthyGallant Stable2:29.97
2013 Sky Kingdom 4 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Westrock Stables2:30.56
2012Dynamic Host6 David Flores Art Sherman Akin/Avery/Wilbur/Sherman2:30.22
2011Worth Repeating5 Martin A. Pedroza Richard Mandella Spendthrift Farm 2:29.23
2010Tap It Light6 Tyler Baze Mike R. Mitchell S. Anastasi/D. Capen/J. Ukegawa2:29.62
2009Stream Cat6 Joseph Talamo Patrick Biancone Fab Oak Stable et al.2:31.92
2008Niagara Causeway5 Jon Court Leonard Powell La Bahia Stud, Inc.2:29.00
2007Fairbanks4 Richard Migliore Todd A. Pletcher Team Valor 1:47.87
2006Preachinatthebar5 Jon Court Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 1:48.14
2005Supah Blitz5 Victor Espinoza Doug O'Neill Black Saddle Stable1:48.90
2004Dynever4 Corey Nakatani Christophe Clement Karches & Willis1:48.07
2003Western Pride5 Pat Valenzuela James K. Chapman Carolyn Chapman1:48.56
2002 Bosque Redondo 5 Chris McCarron J. Paco Gonzalez McCaffery & Toffan 1:49.11
2001Futural5 Garrett Gomez Craig Dollase Miller Trust & Weitz1:47.87
2000Early Pioneer5 Matt Garcia Vladimir Cerin David & Holly Wilson1:49.08
1999 Classic Cat 4 Gary Stevens Bob Baffert Gary M. Garber1:47.77
1998Budroyale5 Matt Garcia Ted West Jeffrey Sengara1:48.48
1997Benchmark6 Chris McCarron Ronald W. Ellis Pam & Martin Wygod 1:48.26
1996Del Mar Dennis6 Kent Desormeaux J. Paco Gonzalez McCaffery & Toffan 1:48.37
1995Del Mar Dennis5 Chris Antley J. Paco Gonzalez McCaffery & Toffan 1:47.27
1994Del Mar Dennis4 Sal Gonzalez, Jr. J. Paco Gonzalez McCaffery & Toffan 1:48.36
1993Memo6 Paul Atkinson Richard Mandella Stud Panter1:47.49
1992Another Review4 Kent Desormeaux Christopher Speckert Buckland Farm 1:47.33
1991Anshan4 Corey Nakatani Charles Whittingham Sheikh Mohammed 1:47.00
1990 Ruhlmann 5 Gary Stevens Charles Whittingham Ann & Jerry Moss 1:47.20
1989 Ruhlmann 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Charles Whittingham Ann & Jerry Moss 1:47.20
1988 Alysheba 4 Chris McCarron Jack Van Berg D. & P. Scharbauer1:47.20
1987Judge Angelucci4 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Olin B. Gentry 1:48.40
1986 Precisionist 5 Chris McCarron L. R. Fenstermaker Fred W. Hooper 1:47.60
1985 Greinton 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Charles Whittingham Mary J. Bradley et al.1:47.00
1984Journey At Sea5 Walter Guerra L. R. Fenstermaker Fred W. Hooper 1:48.00
1983 The Wonder 5 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Alain du Breil1:49.20
1982 Super Moment 5 Chris McCarron Ron McAnally Elmendorf Farm 1:48.60
1981Borzoi5 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Fluor, Chesne et al.1:46.20
1980Peregrinator5 Chris McCarron David Hofmans Burns & Hermanson1:47.80
1979Star Spangled5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Lazaro S. Barrera Mill House 1:45.80
1978 J. O. Tobin 4 Steve Cauthen Lazaro S. Barrera George A. Pope, Jr. 1:47.80
1977Today 'n Tomorrow4 Sandy Hawley Roger Clapp Connie M. Ring1:46.40
1976Zanthe7 Sandy Hawley Robert J. Frankel Martin Ritt1:45.80
1975 Royal Glint 5 Bill Shoemaker Gordon R. Potter Dan Lasater 1:45.80
1974Court Ruling4 Braulio Baeza W. P. King Milton Polinger1:48.40
1974Wichita Oil6 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Robert J. Frankel Marion R. Frankel1:47.60
1973 Quack 4 Don Pierce Charles Whittingham Bwamazon Farm1:49.00
1972Golden Eagle II7 Jerry Lambert Jack Van Berg Van Berg Stable, Inc. 1:46.80
1971Bargain Day6 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Charles Whittingham Forked Lightning Ranch1:46.60
1971Dendron4 Jerry Lambert Pancho Martin Sigmund Sommer 1:47.20
1970Governor's Party4 Wayne Harris Johnny Longden Frank McMahon 1:49.60
1969Pinjara4 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Howard B. Keck 1:46.40
1968Tiltable4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. James I. Nazworthy Kerr Stables1:49.00
1967Sermon4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Steve Ippolito Jacnot Stable1:47.40
1966 Native Diver 7 Jerry Lambert Buster Millerick M/M Lou K. Shapiro1:40.60
1965Real Good Deal4 Don Pierce T. R. Scott M/M E. B. Johnston1:41.80
1964Cyrano5 Manuel Ycaza William J. Hirsch Greentree Stable 1:42.20
1963 Crozier 5 Braulio Baeza J. E. "Cotton" Tinsley Fred W. Hooper 1:41.60
1962 Four-and-Twenty 4 Johnny Longden Vance Longden Alberta Ranches, Ltd. 1:48.20
1961New Policy4 Bill Shoemaker John H. Adams Ralph Lowe1:42.00
1960Restless Wind4 Eddie Arcaro Charles Whittingham Llangollen Farm 1:42.20
1959 Terrang 6 William Boland Carl A. Roles Poltex Stable/R. Bond1:42.00
1958 Terrang 5 William Boland Carl A. Roles Poltex Stable/R. Bond1:42.00
1957Lightning Jack3 Mel Peterson Charles B. Leavitt Shapiro & Leavitt1:49.20

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