American Pharoah Stakes

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American Pharoah Stakes Race Facts

  • Location: Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA
  • Inaugural Race: 1970
  • Distance: 1 and 1/16th of a mile (8.5 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Two Year Olds
  • 2023 Purse: $300,000
  • 2023 Race Date: Saturday, October 7th

2023 American Pharoah Race Results

POST
HORSE
JOCKEY / TRAINER
WIN / PLACE / SHOW
2
Muth
Juan J. Hernandez / Bob Baffert
$2.80 / $2.20 / $2.10
4
Wine Me Up
Ramon A. Vazquez / Bob Baffert
$5.20 / $3.20
6
Be You
Umberto Rispoli / Todd A. Pletcher
$2.80
5
Raging Torrent
Antonio Fresu / Doug F. O'Neill
1
Rothschild
Mike E. Smith / Tim Yakteen
7
Indispensable
Geovanni Franco / John W. Sadler
3
Next Level
Kent J. Desormeaux / J. Keith Desormeaux
8
El Magnifico
Hector Isaac Berrios / J. Keith Desormeaux

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $1 Exacta (2-4) Paid: $9.50
  • $0.50 Trifecta (2-4-6) Paid: $14.05
  • $0.10 Superfecta (2-4-6-5) Paid: $9.66

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American Pharoah Stakes Race History

The American Pharoah Stakes is a Grade I race run each year at the Santa Anita Park.

Originally staged by the Oak Tree Racing Association and first known as the Norfolk Stakes, the race was later renamed the FrontRunner Stakes – after a popular area at Santa Anita racecourse – when Oak Tree lost the lease to race at Santa Anita. The race is now named for Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh and is a part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series, allowing the winner to race in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Two of the first three BC Juvenile winners – Chief’s Crown (1984) and Capote (1986) won this race, but only Nyquist (2015), Game Winner (2018) and Corniche (2021) has completed the double since.

The race has been a part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby series since the series was formed. Points on the table are awarded to the first five runners on a 10-5-3-2-1 basis. Triple Crown winner American Pharoah won the race in 2014, while others to win Classics the following year include Snow Chief, Lookin At Lucky, and Nyquist.

Starting with his first win in 1997, Trainer Bob Baffert has amassed a record twelve wins, while Alex Solis was aboard the winner seven times – none of them on Baffert runners.

American Pharoah Stakes Past Winners

YearWinnerJockey / TrainerDistance / Time
2023
Muth
Juan J. Hernandez / Bob Baffert
1 1/16M / 01:42.45
2022
Cave Rock
Juan J. Hernandez / Bob Baffert
1 1/16M / 01:43.05
2021
Corniche
Mike E. Smith / Bob Baffert
1 1/16M / 01:44.75
2020
Get Her Number
Flavien Prat / Peter Miller
1 1/16 M / 01:44.9
2019
Eight Rings
John Velazquez / Bob Baffert
1 1/16 M / 01:45.4
2018
Game Winner
Joel Rosario / Bob Baffert
1 1/16 M / 01:43.8
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2017
Bolt d'Oro
Corey Nakatani / Mick Ruis
1 1/16 M / 01:43.5
2016
Gormley
Victor Espinoza / John Shirreffs
1 1/16 M / 01:43.6
2015
Nyquist
Mario Gutierrez / Doug F. O'Neill
1 1/16 M / 01:44.9