Santa Margarita Inv. Hcp.

An American graded race held in mid-March at Santa Anita Park, the Santa Invitational Handicap is a race for filles and mares aged four years and older.

Raced on dirt over 1 1/8th miles in Arcadia, California, the Santa Margarita has a rich history in American Thoroughbred racing which dates back to the 1930s.

The next running will be on March 18, 2017.

The Santa Margarita has a USD $500,000 purse and is raced on a dirt track.

How to bet on USA horse racing

Most of the world has easy access to online wagering on American horse racing, including the Santa Margarita Invitational.

Most bookies will have markets opening up on the race in the days leading up to the event.

Some of our favourite bookies to bet with that have a global presence include Bet365 and Ladbrokes.

If you are from the USA the pick of the online sportsbooks offering wagering on horse racing is Bovada.

History of the Santa Margarita Invitational

First ran in 1935, the Santa Margarita Invitational was originally restricted to horses aged three or over, but after three years, they made it only open to fillies and mares.

Throughout the history of the race it has been ran over 7 furlongs, 6 furlongs, 8.5 furlongs and the current 9 furlongs.

The race was not held during the war years (1942-45) and was first run as an invitational in 1968.

Past winners

2016 – Tara’s Tango

2015 – Warren’s Veneda

2014 – Let Faith Arise

2013 – Joyful Victory

2012 – Include Me Out

2011 – Miss Match

2010 – Zenyatta

2009 – Life Is Sweet

2008 – Nashoba’s Key

2007 – Balance

2006 – Healthy Addiction

2005 – Tarlow

2004 – Adoration

2003 – Starrer

2002 – Azeri

2001 – Lazy Slusan

2000 – Riboletta

1999 – Manistique

1998 – Toda Una Dama

1997 – Jewel Princess

1996 – Twice The Vice

1995 – Queens Court Queen

1994 – Paseana

1993 – Southern Truce

1992 – Paseana

1991 – Little Brianne

1990 – Bayakoa

1989 – Bayakoa

1988 – Flying Julie

1987 – North Sider

1986 – Lady’s Secret

1985 – Lovlier Linda

1984 – Adored

1983 – Marimbula

1982 – Ack’s Secret

1981 – Princess Karenda

1980 – Glorious Song

1979 – Sanedtki

1978 – Taisez Vous

1977 – Lucie Manet

1976 – Fascinating Girl

1975 – Tizna

1974 – Tizna

1973 – Susan’s Girl

1972 – Turkish Trousers

1971 – Manta

1970 – Gallant Bloom

1969 – Gamely

1968 – Miss Moona

1967 – Straight Deal II

1966 – Curious Clover

1965 – Curious Clover

1964 – Batteur

1963 – Pixie Erin

1962 – Queen America

1961 – Sister Antoine

1960 – Silver Spoon

1959 – Bug Brush

1958 – Born Rich

1957 – Our Betters

1956 – Our Betters

1955 – Blue Butterfly

1954 – Cerise Reine

1953 – Spanish Cream

1952 – Bed O’ Roses

1951 – Special Touch

1950 – Two Lea

1949 – Lurline B.

1948 – Miss Doreen

1947 – Monsoon

1946 – Canina

1945 – Busher

1944 – Not raced

1943 – Not raced

1942 – Not raced

1941 – Omelet

1940 – Fairy Chant

1939 – Flying Lee

1938 – Primulus

1937 – Stand Pat

1936 – Singing Wood

1935 – Ted Clark

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