Zenyatta Stakes

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Zenyatta Stakes Race Facts

  • Location: Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA
  • Inaugural Race: 1993
  • Distance: 1 & 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Fillies & Mares, Three Years Old and up
  • 2021 Purse: $200,000
  • 2021 Race Date: Sunday, October 3rd

2021 Zenyatta Stakes Race Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEY / TRAINERWIN / PLACE / SHOW
3Private MissionFlavien Prat / Bob Baffert$4.20 / $2.40 / $2.20
2As Time Goes ByJohn R. Velazquez / Bob Baffert$2.80 / $2.20
4Miss BiglyJuan J. Hernandez / Philip D'Amato$3.40
8Stellar SoundDrayden Van Dyke / Michael W. McCarthy
7Lady KateJoe Bravo / Eddie Kenneally
1Samurai CharmKyle Frey / Peter Miller
6Miss Stormy DGeovanni Franco / Carla Gaines
5California KookAbel Cedillo / Peter Miller

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $1.00 Exacta (3-2) Paid: $4.70
  • $0.50 Trifecta (3-2-4) Paid: $9.65
  • $0.10 Superfecta (3-2-4-8) Paid: $5.57

Watch the 2021 Zenyatta Stakes

Zenyatta Stakes Race History

The Zenyatta Stakes is a Grade II race run each year at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA. Inaugurated as the Lady’s Secret Handicap, in 2012 the race was renamed to honor 3 time winner Zenyatta, who still happens to hold the race speed record and is tied for most wins overall with 3 (a record shared with Beholder).

Beholder and Zenyatta are two of the races most distinguished previous winners. Zenyatta is well known for her mesmerizing 2008 and 2009 seasons, where as a four-year-old she completed an undefeated campaign with an incredible last-to-first win at the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Her five-year-old season saw more of the same when she entered the Breeders’ Cup Classic as the only female in the field and took home a victory, becoming the first mare to with the Classic and the first horse to win two different Breeders’ Cup races.

Beholder is a four time American Champion and has three Breeders’ Cup wins to her name, including the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Distaff where she defeated Songbird by a nose. With that win, Beholder joined Goldikova as one of two horses to win three Breeders’ Cup races.

With his fifth win in 2014, Mike E. Smith became the all time winningest jockey, while there are currently four trainers tied for the record for most wins: John Shirreffs, John W. Sadler, Richard Mandella and Bob Baffert. All four trainers have four wins each.

As part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series, winners are automatically entered to race in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff.

Zenyatta Stakes Past Winners

YearWinnerJockey / TrainerDistance / Time
2021Private MissionFlavien Prat / Bob Baffert1 1/16 M / 1:43.77
2020Harvest MoonFlavien Prat / Simon Callaghan1 1/16 M / 1:43.03
2019Paradise WoodsAbel Cedillo / John Shirreffs1 1/16 M / 1:44.31
2018Vale Dori (ARG)Joseph Talamo / Bob Baffert1 1/16 M / 1:44.88
2017Paradise WoodsFlavien Prat / Richard E. Mandella1 1/16 M / 1:44.34
2016Stellar WindVictor Espinoza / John W. Sadler1 1/16 M / 1:41.80
2015BeholderGary L. Stevens / Richard E. Mandella1 1/16 M / 1:42.83
2014BeholderMike E. Smith / Richard E. Mandella1 1/16 M / 1:42.19
2013BeholderGary L. Stevens / Richard E. Mandella1 1/16 M / 1:42.11
2012Love and PrideMartin Garcia / Todd A. Pletcher1 1/16 M / 1:43.09
2011ZazuJoel Rosario / John W. Sadler1 1/16 M / 1:41.59
2010ZenyattaMike E. Smith / John Shirreffs1 1/16 M / 1:42.97
2009ZenyattaMike E. Smith / John Shirreffs1 1/16 M / 1:42.89
2008ZenyattaMike E. Smith / John Shirreffs1 1/16 M / 1:40.30
2007Tough Tiz's SisVictor Espinoza / Bob Baffert1 1/16 M / 1:41.64
2006Healthy AddictionVictor Espinoza / John W. Sadler1 1/16 M / 1:43.60
2005Healthy AddictionGarrett K. Gomez / John W. Sadler1 1/16 M / 1:43.23
2004§ Island FashionKerwin John / Marcelo Polanco1 1/16 M / 1:43.43
2003Got KokoAlex O. Solis / Bruce Headley1 1/16 M / 1:42.92
2002AzeriMike E. Smith / Laura de Seroux1 1/16 M / 1:41.10
2001Queenie BelleBrice Blanc / Ben D. A. Cecil1 1/16 M / 1:43.64
2000Smooth PlayerEddie Delahoussaye / Dan L. Hendricks1 1/16 M / 1:42.27
1999ManistiqueCorey Nakatani / John Shirreffs1 1/16 M / 1:42.39
1998Magical AllureDavid R. Flores / Bob Baffert1 1/16 M / 1:42.55
1997Sharp CatAlex O. Solis / D. Wayne Lukas1 1/16 M / 1:41.45
1996Top RungEarlie Fires / Willard L. Proctor1 1/16 M / 1:41.84
1995BorodislewGary L. Stevens / Eduardo Inda1 1/16 M / 1:41.61
1994Hollywood WildcatEddie Delahoussaye / Neil D. Drysdale1 1/16 M / 1:40.61
1993Hollywood WildcatEddie Delahoussaye / Neil D. Drysdale1 1/16 M / 1:41.05