Appalachian Stakes

The Appalachian Stakes is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old fillies over a distance of one mile (8 furlongs) on the turf held annually in early April at Keeneland Race Course, Lexington, Kentucky during the spring meeting. The event currently offers a purse of $200,000.

Appalachian Stakes
Grade III race
LocationKeeneland Racecourse
Lexington, Kentucky
United States
Inaugurated1989
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
SponsorJapan Racing Association (since 2013)
WebsiteKeeneland
Race information
Distance1 mile
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-year-old fillies
Weight123 lbs with allowances
PurseUS$200,000 (2021)

HistoryEdit

The Appalachian Stakes was named for the Appalachian Mountains which extend into Eastern Kentucky.

The event was inaugurated on 7 April 1989 and was won by the Christiana Stables owned To the Lighthouse, in a time of 1:4615 over the 1+116 miles distance.[1] The event was run at this distance until 1995.[2]

The event was upgraded to Grade III event in 2008[3] and in 2018 to Grade II.[2]

RecordsEdit

Speed record
  • 1:33.97 – Enola Gay (2020)
Margins
  • 6 lengths – White Corners (1992)
Most wins by an owner
Most wins by a jockey
  • 4 – Pat Day (1991, 1993, 2000, 2002)
Most wins by a trainer

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
2021 Jouster Luis Saez Todd A. Pletcher Starlight Racing 1 mile 1:36.83 $200,000 II [4]
2020 Enola Gay Julien Leparoux Claude R. McGaughey III Allen Stable Inc 1 mile 1:33.97 $150,000 II [5]
2019 The Mackem Bullet (IRE) Tyler Gaffalione Wesley A. Ward Katsumi Yoshida 1 mile 1:39.31 $200,000 II [6]
2018 Rushing Fall Javier Castellano Chad C. Brown E Five Racing Thoroughbreds 1 mile 1:38.66 $200,000 II [7]
2017 La Coronel Florent Geroux Mark E. Casse John C. Oxley 1 mile 1:37.12 $125,000 III [8]
2016 Catch a Glimpse Florent Geroux Mark E. Casse Gary Barber, Michael J. Ambler & Windways Farm 1 mile 1:37.27 $125,000 III [9]
2015 Lady Eli Irad Ortiz Jr. Chad C. Brown Sheep Pond Partners 1 mile 1:35.80 $125,000 III [10]
2014 Daring Dancer Alan Garcia H. Graham Motion Sagamore Farm 1 mile 1:36.04 $100,000 III [11]
2013 Unbelievable Dream Joel Rosario Barclay Tagg Sure Thing Stables 1 mile 1:37.91 $100,000 III [12]
2012 Dayatthespa Javier Castellano Chad C. Brown Jerry & Ronald Frankel, Steve Laymon & Bradley Thoroughbreds 1 mile 1:36.08 $100,000 III [13]
2011 Winter Memories Jose Lezcano James J. Toner Phillips Racing Partnership 1 mile 1:37.27 $100,000 III [14]
2010 Check the Label Julien R. Leparoux H. Graham Motion Brereton C. Jones 1 mile 1:34.87 $100,000 III [15]
2009 Afternoon Stroll Jamie Theriot Timothy E. Hamm Blazing Meadows Farms & Rick Claypool 1 mile 1:36.67 $100,000 III [16]
2008 Alwajeeha John R. Velazquez Kiaran P. McLaughlin Shadwell Stable 1 mile 1:37.37 $125,000 III [17]
2007 Audacious Chloe John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Team Valor & Never Tell Racing 1 mile 1:36.39 $115,700 Listed [18]
2006 Lady of Venice (FR) Julien R. Leparoux Patrick L. Biancone Martin S. Schwartz 1 mile 1:35.85 $109,100 Listed [19]
2005 Melhor Ainda John R. Velazquez Robert J. Frankel TNT Stud 1 mile 1:37.69 $112,800 Listed [20]
2004 Lucifer's Stone José A. Santos Linda L. Rice Team Solaris Stable 1 mile 1:37.58 $113,500 Listed [21]
2003 Ocean Drive Jerry D. Bailey Todd A. Pletcher Sybon Stable 1 mile 1:36.13 $111,300 Listed [22]
2002 Stylelistick Pat Day William I. Mott Team Valor & Dream With Me Stable 1 mile 1:36.62 $112,100 Listed [23]
2001 Bold Answer Mark Guidry Michael Stidham Linda Neece 1 mile 1:35.22 $113,500 Listed [24]
2000 Impending Bear Pat Day Michael Stidham Michael J. Ryan 1 mile 1:36.24 $113,300 Listed [25]
1999 Tres Coronas Jorge F. Chavez Stanley M. Hough Bea & Robert H. Roberts 1 mile 1:35.26 $111,700 Listed [26]
1998 Halo River Craig Perret Anthony L. Reinstedler Robert B. Berger 1 mile 1:34.80 $72,735 Listed [27]
1997 Witchful Thinking Shane Sellers Niall M. O'Callaghan Peter Grimm 1 mile 1:35.19 $72,150 Listed [28]
1996 Dyna Whirl Robbie Davis Burk Kessinger Jr. Nancy & Richard Kaster & Scott E. Ricker Kaster 1 mile 1:38.22 $71,240 Listed [29]
1995 Bail Out Becky Shane Sellers William I. Mott Kenneth L. Ramsey 1+116 miles 1:41.60 $67,919 Listed [30]
1994 Bedroom Blues Mike E. Smith William A. Deakins Alan Booge & Pauline Deakins 1+116 miles 1:45.00 $55,275 Listed [31]
1993 Harlan Honey Pat Day Philip M. Hauswald Brereton C. Jones 1+116 miles 1:45.20 $58,800 Listed [32]
1992 White Corners Craig Perret Jimmy Croll Robert P. Levy 1+116 miles 1:44.40 $60,400 Listed [33]
1991 Radiant Ring (Canada) Pat Day James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1+116 miles 1:43.60 $56,525 Listed [34]
1990 Super Fan José A. Santos Steven C. Penrod Hermitage Farm 1+116 miles 1:44.00 $55,775 [35]
1989 To the Lighthouse Randy Romero William Badgett Jr. Christiana Stables 1+116 miles 1:46.20 $56,100 [1]

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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