The Pacific Classic Stakes: Key Information

  • Location: Del Mar Racetrack
  • Inaugural Race: 1991
  • Distance: 1.25 miles (10 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-Handed Polytrack
  • Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds and up
  • 2015 Purse: $1 million



A Brief History of the Pacific Classic Stakes

The Pacific Classic Stakes is a 1.25 mile thoroughbred horse race for 3 year and older horses run at the Del Mar Racebtrack in California annually. The race gives a purse of $1 million and is the premier event of the season at one of the nation's premier race meetings. It switched its main racing surface from dirt to synthetic Polytrack in 2007, perhaps leading to the victory of long shot Student Council that year. In 2008 the Classic became a part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge, the winner of the  race automatically earning a spot in the Breeders' Cup Classic.




Pacific Classic Stakes - Race Records

Scroll over any box below to view the historical records for the Pacific Classic Stakes:

Speed record

1.59.54
Dullahan - 2012

Most Wins

2
Tied: Tinners Way, Skimming, Richard's Kid

Most Wins by a Jockey

4
Tied: Garrett K. Gomez, Mike Smith

Most Wins by a Trainer

6
Robert J. Frankel (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001)

Most Wins by an Owner

4
Juddmonet Farms (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001)





Historical Results for the Pacific Classic Stakes

In the Pacific Classic Stakes storied history, there have been dozens of world famous horses and jockeys that have been crowned the winner. In the table below, view a record of the winning trainers, thoroughbreds, jockeys, and times for every Pacific Classic Stakes race.

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2014
Shared Belief
3
Mike Smith
Jerry Hollendorfer
Jungle Racing, KMN Racing et al
02:00.3
2013
Game On Dude
6
Martin Garcia
Bob Baffert
Lanni Family Trust/Mercedes Stable LLC/Schiappa
2:00.69 (*Trakus time, 1:59.26)
2012
Dullahan
3
Joel Rosario
Dale Romans
Donegal Racing
01:59.5
2011
Acclamation
5
Pat Valenzuela
Donald Warren
Hilvers, Peter and Mary and Johnston, E. W. and Judy
02:00.6
2010
Richard's Kid
5
Mike E. Smith
Bob Baffert
Zabeel Racing International
02:03.3
2009
Richard's Kid
4
Mike E. Smith
Bob Baffert
Arnold Zetcher
02:02.4
2008
Go Between
5
Garrett K. Gomez
William I. Mott
Peter Vegso
2:01:18
2007
Student Council
5
Richard Migliore
Vladimir Cerin
Millennium Farms
02:07.3
2006
Lava Man
5
Corey Nakatani
Doug O'Neill
STD Stable/Jason Wood
02:01.6
2005
Borrego
4
Garrett K. Gomez
C. Beau Greely
Kelly, Ralls, Foster, et al.
02:00.7