Picks and Ponderings‘s coast-to-coast coverage of three-year-old points races continues here, with the Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita.
This year marks the 80th running of the Robert B. Lewis Stakes. Previously the Santa Catalina Stakes, it was renamed in 2007 for Robert B. Lewis (1924-2006).
The race has been restricted to three-year-olds since 1964. It has produced two Kentucky Derby winners: Ferdinand (1986) and I’ll Have Another (2012). This race was also the first stakes win for both Sham (1973), famously second behind Secretariat in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, as well as 1999 Champion Sprinter Artax (1998).
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