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
  • 2020 Purse: $150,000
  • 2020 Race Date: Saturday, February 1st
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The Robert B. Lewis Stakes held at Santa Anita Racecourse in Arcadia, California boasts of early February points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. The allocation for the top four fininshers is 10-4-2-1 points.


2020 Robert B. Lewis Stakes Entries & Results

POST
HORSE
JOCKEY
TRAINER
WIN
PLACE
SHOW
2
Thousand Words
Flavien Prat
Bob Baffert
$3.20
$2.60
$2.10
4
Royal Act
Abel Cedillo
Peter Eurton
$8.60
$4.40
5
High Velocity
Joel Rosario
Bob Baffert
$2.40
3
Tizamagician
Victor Espinoza
Richard Mandella
1
Encoder
Mike Smith
John Sadler
6
Zimba Warrior
Jose Valdivia, Jr.
J. Desormeaux

 

Exotic Wager Payoffs

$2 Exacta (2-4) $15.00
$2 Trifecta (2-4-5) $23.15
$2 Superfecta (2-4-5-3) $12.64

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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.

Previous Winners of the Robert B. Lewis

Year
Horse
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
2019
Mucho Gusto
Joseph Talamo
Bob Baffert
Michael Lund Peterson
2018
Lombo
Flavien Prat
Michael Pender
Michael V. Lombardi
2017
Royal Mo
Victor Espinoza
John A. Shirreffs
Jerome Moss
2016
Mor Spirit
Gary Stevens
Bob Baffert
Michael Lund Petersen
2015
Dortmund
Martin Garcia
Bob Baffert
Kaleem Shah
2014
Candy Boy
Gary Stevens
John W. Sadler
C R K Stable
2013
Flashback
Julien Leparoux
Bob Baffert
Gary & Mary West
2012
I'll Have Another
Mario Gutierrez
Doug O'Neill
J. Paul Reddam
2011
Anthony's Cross
Joel Rosario
Eoin G. Harty
A D K Racing
2010
Caracortado
Paul Atkinson
Michael Machowsky
Lo Hi Racing/Blahut

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