In 1957-1958, Round Table ruled as the king of Santa Anita. His world record-equaling effort in the San Antonio Stakes was the fourth of five consecutive stakes races he won at the California oval. The others were the 1957 Malibu Sequet Stakes, the 1958 San Fernando Stakes, the 1958 Santa Anita Maturity (later known as the Charles H. Strub Stakes and then simply as the Strub Stakes) and the 1958 Santa Anita Handicap. Round Table's victories in the first three of these races made him the first horse to sweep the "Strub Series" at Santa Anita.
I'm Avalyn Hunter, an author, pedigree researcher and longtime racing fan with a particular interest in Thoroughbred mares and their contributions to the history of the breed.