Alcibiades Stakes

The Alcibiades Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in early October at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. A Grade I race, it is open to two-year-old fillies willing to race one and one-sixteenth miles on the dirt. Sponsored by Darley Racing since 2003, the Alcibiades Stakes was named for Hal Price Headley's great foundation mare Alcibiades.

Alcibiades Stakes
Grade I race
LocationKeeneland Race Course
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated1952
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitewww.keeneland.com
Race information
Distance1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationTwo-year-old fillies
Weight1952–1978 :119 lbs
1979–present : 118 lbs
Purse$400,000

The race is currently part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series. The winner will automatically qualify for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

The race obtained Graded stakes race status in 1973 and was a Grade III race through 1975, a Grade II from 1976 through 2006 and elevated in 2007 to Grade I status with a current purse of $400,000.

Inaugurated in 1952 as a seven furlong race, from 1956 through 1980 it was run at seven furlongs, 184 feet. In 1981 it was changed to its present distances of ​1 116 miles.

The Alcibiades Stakes was raced on dirt until 2006 when Keeneland Race Course installed the synthetic Polytrack surface. In 2014, the Polytrack was replaced by a new dirt surface.[1]

RecordsEdit

Time record: (at present distance of ​1 116 miles)

Most wins by an owner
Most wins by a jockey
  • 3 – Don Brumfield (1968, 1972, 1982)
  • 3 - Rafael Bejarano (2004, 2007, 2010)
Most wins by a trainer

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
m / f
Time
Gr.
2019 British Idiom 2 Javier Castellano Brian Cox Michael Dubb/Elkstone Group/Madaket Stables/Bethlehem Stables 1116 m 1:45.80 I
2018 Restless Rider 2 Brian Hernandez Jr. Kenneth McPeek Fern Circle Stables and Three Chimneys Farm, LLC 1116 m 1:44.23 I
2017 Heavenly Love 2 Julien Leparoux Mark E. Casse Debby Oxley 1116 m 1:45.32 I
2016 Dancing Rags 2 Angel Cruz H. Graham Motion Chadds Ford Stable 1116 m 1:44.69 I
2015 Gomo 2 Mario Gutierrez Doug F. O'Neill Reddam Racing 1116 m 1:45.55 I
2014 Peace And War 2 Julien Leparoux Olly Stevens Qatar Racing 1116 m 1:44.86 I
2013 My Conquestadory 2 Eurico Rosa Da Silva Mark E. Casse Conquest Stables 1116 m 1:45.61 I
2012 Spring in the Air 2 Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse John C. Oxley 1116 m 1:44.33 I
2011 Stephanie's Kitten 2 John Velazquez Wayne Catalano Ken & Sarah Ramsey 1116 m 1:43.12 I
2010 Wickedly Perfect 2 Rafael Bejarano Doug O'Neill STD Racing et al. 1116 m 1:46.26 I
2009 Negligee 2 Rajiv Maragh John Terranova Sovereign Stable 1116 m 1:43.76 I
2008 Dream Empress 2 Robby Albarado Kenneth McPeek Livin The Dream Racing LLC 1116 m 1:43.82 I
2007 Country Star 2 Rafael Bejarano Robert J. Frankel Stonerside Stable 1116 m 1:45.85 I
2006 Bel Air Beauty 2 Fernando Jara Frank L. Brothers W. Bruce Lunsford 1116 m 1:45.32 II
2005 She Says It Best 2 Eddie Martin Jr. Vickie L. Foley Carl Bowling/Foley, et al. 1116 m 1:49.07 II
2004 Runway Model 2 Rafael Bejarano Bernard S. Flint Naveed Chowhan 1116 m 1:44.31 II
2003 Be Gentle 2 Cornelio Velasquez D. Wayne Lukas Thomas F. Van Meter II 1116 m 1:45.51 II
2002 Westerly Breeze 2 Robby Albarado Carl Nafzger A. Stevens Miles Jr. 1116 m 1:46.90 II
2001 Take Charge Lady 2 Anthony J. D'Amico Kenneth McPeek Select Stable 1116 m 1:46.23 II
2000 She's A Devil Due 2 Mark Guidry Kenneth McPeek Brian Griggs/Mike Goetz 1116 m 1:44.80 II
1999 Scratch Pad 2 Willie Martinez Joseph Waunsch Jaime S. Carrion 1116 m 1:44.00 II
1998 Silverbulletday 2 Gary Stevens Bob A. Baffert Mike Pegram 1116 m 1:42.20 II
1997 Countess Diana 2 Shane Sellers Patrick B. Byrne M/M Richard Kaster 1116 m 1:45.20 II
1996 Southern Playgirl 2 Randy Romero Harvey L. Vanier Nancy A. Vanier 1116 m 1:46.80 II
1995 Cara Rafaela 2 Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas TNT Stud 1116 m 1:44.40 II
1994 Post It 2 Sam Maple Ronald Allen Sr. Jerry Campbell 1116 m 1:46.20 II
1993 Stellar Cat 2 Shane Sellers D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 1116 m 1:44.60 II
1992 Eliza 2 Patrick Valenzuela Alex L. Hassinger Jr. Allen E. Paulson 1116 m 1:43.20 II
1991 Spinning Round 2 Joe Johnson James E. Baker Kinsman Stable 1116 m 1:47.20 II
1990 Private Treasure 2 Jerry D. Bailey Joseph H. Pierce Jr. Pastime Stable 1116 m 1:43.80 II
1989 Special Happening 2 José A. Santos D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1116 m 1:44.60 II
1988 Wonders Delight 2 Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1116 m 1:46.40 II
1987 Terra Incognita 2 Darrell Foster Michael Ball Robert C. Billips 1116 m 1:44.60 II
1986 Zero Minus 2 Sandy Hawley Carl Nafzger William H. Floyd 1116 m 1:45.20 II
1985 Silent Account 2 Keith Allen H. Allen Jerkens Centennial Farms 1116 m 1:46.20 II
1984 Foxy Deen 2 Daryl Montoya Ronnie Warren Elmer E. Miller 1116 m 1:45.60 II
1983 Lucky Lucky Lucky 2 Jacinto Vasquez D. Wayne Lukas Leslie Combs II/Equites St 1116 m 1:47.00 II
1982 Jelly Bean Holiday 2 Don Brumfield Herbert K. Stevens Mrs. James H. Gallagher 1116 m 1:45.80 II
1981 Apalachee Honey 2 Bill Shoemaker Timothy J. Muckler Muckler Stables 1116 m 1:45.20 II
1980 Sweet Revenge 2 Jorge Velasquez Del W. Carroll William S. Farish III 7 f 1:28.00 II
1979 Salud 2 Julio C. Espinoza William C. Thomas Phillip Hurley, et al. 7 f 1:28.20 II
1978 Angel Island 2 Ed Delahoussaye Ray Lawrence Jr. Leslie Combs II 7 f 1:26.40 II
1977 L'Alezane 2 Ron Turcotte Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Levesque 7 f 1:27.20 II
1976 Sans Supplement 2 William Gavidia Donald M. McKellar Donald M. McKellar 7 f 1:27.60 II
1975 Optimistic Gal 2 Darrel McHargue LeRoy Jolley Diana M. Firestone 7 f 1:28.00 III
1974 Hope of Glory 2 Jimmy Nichols Donald M. McKellar Donald M. McKellar 7 f 1:27.20 III
1973 City Girl 2 Earlie Fires Frank Catrone Ada L. Rice 7 f 1:27.80 III
1972 Coraggioso 2 Don Brumfield Anthony L. Basile Bwamazon Farm 7 f 1:27.00
1971 Mrs. Cornwallis 2 Gerardo Mora Harry Shillick Dogwood Stable 7 f 1:28.40
1970 Patelin 2 Laffit Pincay Jr. Sylvester Veitch George D. Widener Jr. 7 f 1:27.00
1969 Belle Noire 2 Heriberto Arroyo Stanley M. Rieser A.P. and D.H. Gehl 7 f 1:27.20
1968 Lil's Bag 2 Don Brumfield Ronnie Warren M/M Robert F. Roberts 7 f 1:28.40
1967 Lady Tramp 2 Ismael Valenzuela Richard J. Fischer Leslie Combs II 7 f 1:28.00
1966 Teacher's Art 2 Laffit Pincay Jr. Julius E. Tinsley Jr. Fred W. Hooper 7 f 1:28.40
1965 Moccasin 2 Larry Adams Harry Trotsek Claiborne Farm 7 f 1:25.80
1964 Fairway Fun 2 Jack Leonard T. M. Crowe William H. Floyd 7 f 1:26.40
1963 Secret Veil 2 W. D. Lucas Strother Griffin Reverie Knoll Farm 7 f 1:27.40
1962 Abrogate 2 Robert L. Baird Burton B. Williams Hugh A. Grant 7 f 1:27.20
1961 Journalette 2 Willie Carstens S. Bryant Ott Fourth Estate Stable 7 f 1:27.20
1960 Little Tumbler 2 Ray Broussard William R. Mitchell Bruno Ferrari 7 f 1:26.60
1959 Rash Statement 2 John L. Rotz Allen R. Hultz Hal Price Headley 7 f 1:25.60
1958 Fiji 2 Jimmy Nichols Lloyd P. Tate Mrs. Lloyd P. Tate 7 f 1:28.00
1957 Moon Glory 2 John Heckmann S. Bryant Ott Leslie Combs II 7 f 1:27.20
1956 Leallah 2 Sam Boulmetis Sr. MacKenzie Miller Charlton Clay 7 f 1:27.00
1955 Doubledogdare 2 Steve Brooks Moody Jolley Claiborne Farm 7 f 1:24.20
1954 Myrtle's Jet 2 Walter Blum Ike K. Mourar Maine Chance Farm 7 f 1:23.00
1953 Oil Painting 2 Al Popara Anthony W. Rupelt Mrs. J. A. Goodwin 7 f 1:24.40
1952 Sweet Patootie 2 Sherman Armstrong H. H. "Pete" Battle Mrs. E. E. Dale Shaffer 7 f 1:23.60

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Keeneland Debuts New Dirt Surface on Main Race Track". www.keeneland.com. Archived from the original on 2016-10-12. Retrieved 15 June 2016.