Robert B. Lewis Stakes

  • Location: Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA
  • Inaugural Race: 1935
  • Distance: 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds
  • Status: Grade 3
  • 2018 Purse: $150,000
  • 2018 Race Date: Saturday, February 3rd
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2018 Robert B. Lewis Stakes Entries & Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
4LomboFlavien PratMichael Pender$19.40$10.40$7.20
1Ayacara (GB)Kent J. DesormeauxJ. Keith Desormeaux$6.00$4.40
3Dark VaderStewart ElliottPeter Eurton$13.60
8RegulateJoseph TalamoBob Baffert
7PeaceMike E. SmithRichard E. Mandella
2Pepe TonoEvin A. RomanVictor L. Garcia
5ShivermetimbersRafael BejaranoJerry Hollendorfer
9Blame the RiderMario GutierrezDoug F. O'Neill
6InscomTyler BazeSimon Callaghan

Exotic Wager Payoffs

  • $2 Exacta (4-1) $91.20
  • $2 Trifecta (4-1-3) $1,066.40
  • $2 Superfecta (4-1-3-8) $9,900.60

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History of the Robert B. Lewis Stakes

Inaugurated in 1935 as a race for 3-year-olds and up as the Santa Catalina Handicap, the race changed to a contest for 3-year-olds only in 1964 and was renamed the Santa Catalina Stakes. In 2007 it became the Robert B. Lewis Stakes, named after the co-owner of Timber Country, Serena’s Song, Silver Charm, and Charismatic.

The race has been a good guide to the Kentucky Derby over the years, and thus was given a place in the Road to the Kentucky Derby series. The first four finishers all earn points on the series table, on a 10-4-2-1 basis.

Over the years some notable horses have won the Robert B. Lewis Stakes. The 1973 edition was won by Sham, who was unfortunate enough to run into Secretariat in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, finishing second both times. Ferdinand won the race in 1986 on his way to winning the Kentucky Derby, while the 2012 Derby winner I’ll Have Another scored his first graded stakes win in this race. Other winners include Derby placegetters Mane Minister, Pioneerof The Nile, and Dortmund.


Robert B. Lewis Stakes Trivia

Which jockey holds the record for the most wins in the Robert B. Lewis?

Bill Shoemaker

Bill Shoemaker has won the Robert B. Lewis a record 7 times, in 1962, 1969, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1986 and 1988.

Which trainer holds the record for the most wins in the Robert B. Lewis?

Bob Baffert

Baffert has won the race 6 times, in  1999, 2003, 2009, 2013, 2015 and 2016.

At how many different distances has the Robert. B. Lewis been held?

Five

The Robert B. Lewis has been contested at 1 ⅛ miles, 1 1/16 miles, 1 mile, 7 furlongs, and even 3 furlongs. 

What was the Robert B. Lewis Stakes previously named?

Santa Catalina

The race was named the Santa Catalina Stakes or Handicap until 2007, when it was named after prominent owner Robert B. Lewis who had passed away the previous year.

Previous Winners of the Robert B. Lewis

YearHorseJockeyTrainerOwner
2017Royal MoVictor EspinozaJohn A. ShirreffsJerome Moss
2016Mor SpiritGary StevensBob BaffertMichael Lund Petersen
2015DortmundMartin GarciaBob BaffertKaleem Shah
2014Candy BoyGary StevensJohn W. SadlerC R K Stable
2013FlashbackJulien LeparouxBob BaffertGary & Mary West
2012I'll Have AnotherMario GutierrezDoug O'NeillJ. Paul Reddam
2011Anthony's CrossJoel RosarioEoin G. HartyA D K Racing
2010CaracortadoPaul AtkinsonMichael MachowskyLo Hi Racing/Blahut
2009Pioneerof the NileGarrett GomezBob BaffertZayat Stables
2008Crown of ThornsVictor EspinozaRichard MandellaB. Wayne Hughes
2007Great HunterCorey NakataniDouglas F. O'NeillJ. Paul Reddam
2006Brother DerekAlex SolisDan L. HendricksCecil N. Peacock
2005Declan's MoonVictor EspinozaRonald W. EllisJay Em Ess Stable
2004St AverilTyler BazeRafael BecerraStan E. Fulton
2003Domestic DisputeDavid R. FloresBob BaffertGary M. Garber
2002Labamta BabeKent DesormeauxRobert J. FrankelEdmund A. Gann
2001Millennium WindChris McCarronDavid HofmansDavid & Jill Heerensperger
2000The DeputyChris McCarronJenine SahadiTeam Valor & Gary Barber
1999General ChallengeGary StevensBob BaffertGolden Eagle Farm
1998ArtaxChris McCarronRandy BradshawParaneck Stable
1997HelloChris McCarronRon McAnallyAl & Sandee Kirkwood
1996Prince of ThievesGary StevensD. Wayne LukasPeter Mitchell
1995Larry the LegendKent DesormeauxCraig A. LewisCraig A. Lewis
1994Wekiva SpringsKent DesormeauxRobert Hess, Jr.Donald R. Dizney
1993Art of LivingGary StevensGary JonesGolden Eagle Farm
1992Vying VictorCorey BlackIan P. D. JoryM/M Marvin Malmuth
1991Mane MinisterDavid R. FloresJ. Paco GonzalezT. McCaffery & John Toffan
1990Music ProspectorFrank OlivaresSteve MiyadiSilky Green, Inc.
1989Flying ContinentalLaffit Pincay, Jr.Jay M. RobbinsJack Kent Cooke
1988Lively OneBill ShoemakerCharles WhittinghamNelson Bunker Hunt
1987Stylish WinnerGary StevensBruce HeadleyJohnston/Headley/Roncelli
1986FerdinandBill ShoemakerCharles WhittinghamElizabeth A. Keck
1985Floating ReserveLaffit Pincay, Jr.Joseph ManziRobert E. Hibbert
1984TightsRafael MezaLaz BarreraMill House Stable
1983Fast PassageEd DelahoussayeLaz BarreraDolly Green
1982Water BankDarrel McHargueRon McAnallyElmendorf Farm
1981Stancharry *Laffit Pincay, Jr.Melvin F. StuteCole, Freeman & Gold
1980Super Moment *Donald PierceRon McAnallyElmendorf Farm
1980Rumbo *Bill ShoemakerThomas Bell, Jr.Gayno Stable/Bell Bloodstock
1979Pole PositionChris McCarronGeorge E. GoodwinEldorado Stables
1978Johnny's ImageSandy HawleyMike R. MitchellMeryl Ann Tanz
1977TextDonald PierceVincent ClyneElmendorf Farm
1976An ActLaffit Pincay, Jr.Ron McAnallyKatz, Brun & Roberts et al.
1975KinalmeakyBill ShoemakerLester HoltHelen Kenaston
1974Rube the GreatAngel SantiagoPancho MartinSigmund Sommer
1973ShamLaffit Pincay, Jr.Pancho MartinSigmund Sommer
1972KnightlanderLaffit Pincay, Jr.Paul K. ParkerRobert H. Grant
1971UnconsciousLaffit Pincay, Jr.John G. CantyArthur A. Seeligson, Jr.
1970Colorado King, Jr.Bill ShoemakerCharles WhittinghamForked Lightning Ranch
1969Inverness DriveBill ShoemakerJoseph ManziRobert E. Hibbert
1968Prince PabloJohnny SellersLinwood J. BrooksKratz-Thayer
1967Serve NoticeIsmael ValenzuelaTed SaladinM/M. B. W. Martin
1966ExhibitionistEddie BelmonteHirsch JacobsEthel D. Jacobs
1965ArksroniArt ShermanFrank E. ChildsM/M. Harry Hart
1964Count CharlesManuel YcazaCharles WhittinghamFlying M Stable
1963Sea OrbitRaymond YorkJohn M. LeavittWonder Y Ranch
1962New PolicyBill ShoemakerJohn H. AdamsRalph Lowe
1961T. V. LarkEddie ArcaroPaul K. ParkerC. R. Mac Stable
1960American CometTommy BarrowMartin L. FallonC. W. Smith Ent.
1959TerrangWilliam BolandCarl A. RolesPoltex Stable/R. Bond
1958TerrangWilliam BolandCarl A. RolesPoltex Stable/R. Bond
1957Honeys AlibiJohnny LongdenLev FanningW-L Ranch Co.
1956GuerreroJohnny LongdenGraceton PhilpotPeter Strub
1955Golden AbbeyJohnny LongdenReggie CornellW. W. Naylor
1954StrangleholdBilly PearsonRed McDanielN. G. Phillips
1953Blue ReadingBilly PearsonRed McDanielClement L. Hirsch
1952LionWilliam M. CookHugh BrundageJohn Himelhoch
1951Your HostEric GuerinHarry L. DanielsWilliam Goetz
1950MoonrushEddie ArcaroWillie AlvaradoAnita King / Gus Luellwitz
1949StepfatherEddie ArcaroWayne B. StuckiW-L Ranch Co.
1948On TrustJohnny LongdenWilliam MolterE. O. Stice
1947See-Tee-SeeRalph NevesArt GruberHacienda de Cortez
1946Nanby PassCharley StevensonSam SechrestNorman W. Church
1945Sea SovereignFerrill ZufeltBud StotlerCharles S. Howard
1944No raceNo RaceNo RaceNo Race
1943No raceNo RaceNo RaceNo Race
1942No raceNo RaceNo RaceNo Race
1941SweepidaRalph NevesLarry R. StaplesH. C. Hill
1940Valdina MythEugene RodriguezJohn J. FlaniganValdina Farm
1939Brown JadeJohn H. AdamsRoss E. CooperCharles E. Cooper
1938Lady FloriseLester BalaskiGeorge W. GlickJohn W. Marchbank
1937Lloyd PanHarry RichardsH. B. ThomasAlexander Pantages
1936No raceNo RaceNo RaceNo Race
1935BluebeardHarry RichardsClyde PhillipsWilliam R. Coe