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

In 2019 the race was degraded to a Grade 2 event.

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.

United States Sport Table

Sport Table

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

Year Winner
2018 Fault
2017 Vale Dori
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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