Irish Warrior was the best horse in the race and I had all the confidence in the world going inUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Feb 09, 2004
It was a little bit of a surprise but he ran to my expectationsUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Feb 09, 2004
It was a small field in the Derby and I thought I had as good a chance as the favoriteUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Feb 09, 2004
The San Vicente Stakes is an American thoroughbred horse race run annually at Santa Anita Park. A Grade III event, the race is open to three-year-old horses willing to race seven furlongs on the dirt and carries a purse of $150,000.
Inaugurated in 1935 as the San Vicente Handicap, it was open to older horses until 1937. The race was run as a handicap event from 1935 until 1941, 1945 through 1948, 1956 through 1958, and 1960 through 1965. There was no race held from 1942 until 1944, 1949 until 1951, and again in 1970.
In 1952 and 1953 the race was restricted to colts and geldings.