Arlington Stakes

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The Arlington Stakes is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for horses aged four years old over a distance of one and one-sixteenth miles on the turf held annually in late May or early June at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The event currently carries a purse of $200,000.

Arlington Stakes
Grade III race
LocationChurchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated1929 (as Arlington Handicap at Arlington Park)
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
WebsiteArlington Park
Race information
Distance1+116 miles
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-year-olds & older
Weight123 lbs with allowances
Purse200,000

It currently offers a purse of $200,000 and served as a final local prep race for the Arlington Million.

The race was hosted by the now defunct Washington Park Race Track in 1943, 1944 and 1945, and by the Hawthorne Race Course in 1985.

The Arlington Handicap was run on dirt in 1929–1940, 1942–1953, 1963, 1965–1972, and in 1975. There was no race held in 1940, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1988, 1998, or 1999.

In 2022, the event was moved to Churchill Downs after the closure of Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Illinois and run over the shorter distance of 1+116 miles.[1]

Distances:

  • 78 mile – 1968
  • 1 mile – 1963, 1966–1967
  • 1+116 miles – 2022
  • 1+18 miles – 1929, 1952, 1965
  • 1+14 miles – 1930–1939, 1942–1951, 1984 to 2014
  • 1+316 miles – 1941, 1953–1962, 1964, 1973–1976, 2015–2021
  • 1+12 miles – 1972, 1977–1983

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 2:00.62 – Sky Classic (1992) (at 1+14 miles on Arlington Park turf)
  • In 1985, Pass the Line ran 1+14 miles on turf in 2:00 2/5 at Hawthorne Race Course.
  • 1:53.16- Bandua (2019) (at 1+316 mile distance)

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner
Distance Time
2022 Admission Office 7 John R. Velazquez Brian A. Lynch Amerman Racing LLC 1+116 Miles 1:43.52
2021 Bizzee Channel 5 Jareth Loveberry Larry Rivelli Patricia's Hope LLC 1+316 Miles 1:55.08
2020 Not run due to the COVID-19 pandemic[2]
2019 Bandua 4 Adam Beschizza Jack Sisterson Calumet Farm 1+316 Miles 1:53.16
2018 Divisidero 6 Jevian Toledo Kelly Rubley Gunpowder Farms, LLC & Brereton C. Jones 1+316 Miles 1:54.03
2017 Ghost Hunter 7 Edwin Gonzalez Jamie Ness Triple K Stables 1+316 Miles 1:55.86
2016 Kasaqui (ARG) 6 Robby Albarado Ignacio Correas IV Wimborne Farm 1+316 Miles 1:55.62
2015 Quiet Force 5 Julien Leparoux Michael Maker Charles Kevin Warner 1+316 Miles 1:56.50
2014 Finnegans Wake 5 Victor Espinoza Dale L. Romans Donegal Racing 1 14 Miles 2:05.42
2013 Rahystrada 9 Rosie Napravnik Byron G. Hughes Robert E. Courtney Jr. 1 14 Miles 2:01.66
2012 Rahystrada 8 Joel Rosario Byron G. Hughes Robert E. Courtney Jr. 1 14 Miles 2:01.84
2011 Tajaaweed 6 James Graham Daniel Peitz Shadwell Stable 1 14 Miles 2:01.83
2010 Rahystrada 6 Inez Karlsson Byron Hughes Robert Courtney 1 14 Miles 2:01.26
2009 Just As Well 6 E. T. Baird Jonathan E. Sheppard Jonathan E. Sheppard 1 14 Miles 2:02.84
2008 Stream Cat 5 James Graham Rusty Arnold Fab Oak Stable / Hurley / Goldthorpe 1 14 Miles 2:04.83
2007 Cosmonaut 5 Julien Leparoux Patrick Biancone Flying Zee Stable 1 14 Miles 2:01.32
2006 Cosmonaut 4 Julien Leparoux Patrick Biancone Flying Zee Stable 1 14 Miles 2:03.10
2005 Cool Conductor 4 Cornelio Velásquez Ralph Nicks David E. Garner 1 14 Miles 2.02.26
2004 Senor Swinger 4 Brice Blanc Bob Baffert Robert & Beverly Lewis 1 14 Miles 2:03.38
2003 Honor In War 4 David Flores Paul McGee Turn Stable LLC 1 14 Miles 2:02.71
2002 Falcon Flight 6 René Douglas Donald Burke Jr. Gary A. Tanaka 1 14 Miles 2:03.13
2001 Make No Mistake 6 Robby Albarado Burke Kessinger Jr. Bruce Barton / Alvin D. Haynes 1 14 Miles 2:02.53
2000 Northern Quest 5 Robby Albarado Robert J. Frankel Plus U Stables 1 14 Miles 2:02.13
No race 1998–1999
1997 Wild Event 4 Mark Guidry Lou M. Goldfine Arthur I. Appleton 1 14 Miles 2:01.52
1996 Torch Rouge 5 Mark Guidry Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1 14 Miles 2:03.32
1995 Manilaman 4 Randy Romero Wallace Howard Herb & Precious Luster 1 14 Miles 2:02.82
1994 Fanmore 6 Pat Day Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1 14 Miles 2:01.72
1993 Evanescent 6 Aaron Gryder Lou M. Goldfine Mark Levy 1 14 Miles 2:00.93
1992 Sky Classic 5 Pat Day James E. Day Sam-Son Farms 1 14 Miles 2:00.62
1991 Filago 4 Pat Valenzuela Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1 14 Miles 2:01.40
1990 Pleasant Variety 6 Earlie Fires Jerry M. Fanning M. B. & E. Alpert 1 14 Miles 2:04.00
1989 Unknown Quantity 4 Jorge Velásquez W. Hastings-Bass Queen Elizabeth II 1 14 Miles 2:11.20
No race 1988
1987 Ifrad 5 Gary Baze Charles Whittingham Sidney L. Port & C. E. Whittingham 1 14 Miles 2:12.20
1986 Mourjane 6 José A. Santos Tom Skiffington Jr. Fernwood Stable 1 14 Miles 2:01.40
1985 Pass The Line 4 Juvenal Diaz Carl J. Domino Stanley Ersoff 1 14 Miles 2:00.40
1984 Who's For Dinner 5 Mike Venezia Jan H. Nerud Tartan Stable 1 14 Miles 2:04.00
1983 Palikaraki 5 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Sidney L. Port 1 12 Miles 2:35.40
1982 Flying Target 5 Roger Cox Chuck Werstler Dixiana Stable 1 12 Miles 2:32.20
1981 Spruce Needles 4 Julio Espinoza Smiley Adams Golden Chance Farm 1 12 Miles 2:35.00
1980 Yvonand 4 Don Combs Eric Beitia Double Eagle Stable 1 12 Miles 2:31.40
1979 Bowl Game 5 Jorge Velásquez John M. Gaver Jr. Greentree Stable 1 12 Miles 2:32.20
1978 Romeo 5 Earlie Fires Joe Bollero J. E. Johnson 1 12 Miles 2:32.00
1977 Cunning Trick 4 Bryan Fann John W. Russell Ogden Phipps 1+316 Miles 2:33.80
1976 Victorian Prince 6 Robin Platts Michael Whittingham Grovetree Stable 1+316 Miles 1:58.20
1975 Royal Glint 5 Jorge Tejeira Gordon R. Potter Dan Lasater 1+316 Miles 1:55.80
1974 Buffalo Lark 4 Larry Snyder Joe Bollero Rogers Red Top Farm 1+316 Miles 1:54.40
1973 Dubassoff 4 Jacinto Vásquez Thomas J. Kelly John M. Schiff 1+316 Miles 1:58.60
1972 Cloudy Dawn 3 Bill Hartack Frank Whiteley Jr. Pen-Y-Bryn Farm 112 miles 2:31.00
No race 1969–1971
1968 Tumiga 4 Walter Blum Roger Laurin George E. Robb +78 Miles 1:20.40
1967 Stupendos 4 Laffit Pincay Jr. Edward A. Neloy Wheatley Stable 1 Mile 1:35.00
1966 Tronado 6 Balsamino Moreira Arnold N. Winick Herff-Lacroix 1 Mile 1:35.80
1965 Chieftain 4 Bill Shoemaker Frank Whiteley Jr. Powhatan Stable 1 18 Miles 1:49.40
1964 Master Dennis 4 Don Brumfield Burley Parke Harbor View Farm 1+316 Miles 1:55.80
1963 Bounding Main 4 Jimmy Nichols Pete Divito Lindsay C. Howard 1 Mile 1:36.40
1962 El Bandito 5 Ray Broussard Joseph H. Pierce Jr. Edward A. Seltzer 1+316 Miles 1:58.60
1961 Tudorich 4 Sandino Hernandez Paul L. Kelley Spring Hill Farm 1+316 Miles 1:57.80
1960 One-Eyed King 6 Manuel Ycaza Woody Stephens Cain Hoy Stable 1+316 Miles 1:58.60
1959 Round Table 5 Bill Shoemaker William Molter Kerr Stable 1+316 Miles 1:53.40
1958 Round Table 4 Bill Shoemaker William Molter Kerr Stable 1+316 Miles 1:54.40
1957 Manassas 4 Douglas Dodson John Zitnik John Zitnik 1+316 Miles 1:55.40
1956 Mister Gus 5 Ismael Valenzuela Charles Whittingham Llangollen Farm Stable 1+316 Miles 1:54.60
1955 Platan 5 John H. Adams Harry Trotsek Hasty House Farm 1+316 Miles 1:54.40
1954 Stan 4 Eldon Nelson Harry Trotsek Hasty House Farm 1+316 Miles 1:57.00
1953 Oil Capitol 6 Conn McCreary Harry Trotsek Hasty House Farm / Harry Trotsek 1+316 Miles 2:03.40
1952 To Market 4 William Boland Max Hirsch King Ranch 1 18 Miles 1:52.20
1951 Cochise 5 Ovie Scurlock Virgil W. Raines Brandywine Stable 1 14 Miles 2:03.40
1950 Ponder 4 Steve Brooks Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 1 14 Miles 2:01.60
1949 Coaltown 4 Steve Brooks Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 1 14 Miles 2:03.40
1948 Stud Poker 5 Robert L. Baird Paul L. Kelley Edward E. Voynow 1 14 Miles 2:04.40
1947 Armed 6 Douglas Dodson Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 1 14 Miles 2:02.40
1946 Historian 5 Ovie Scurlock Edwin Anspach Woolford Farm 1 14 Miles 2:01.00
1945 Busher 3 Johnny Longden George M. Odom Louis B. Mayer 1 14 Miles 2:03.80
1944 War Knight 4 Chaeles Corbett Hurst Philpot Miss Ethel Hill 1 14 Miles 2:02.00
1943 Marriage 7 Guy Burns Rene A. Coward Rene A. Coward & Carl L. Dupuy 1 14 Miles 2:03.60
1942 Rounders 3 Fred A. Smith Frank Catrone Valdina Farm 1 14 Miles 2:04.00
1941 Equifox 4 Arthur Craig Howard Wells Howard Wells 1+316 Miles 1:58.80
No race 1940
1939 Count d'or 4 Johnny Longden Don Cameron Fannie Hertz 1 14 Miles 2:05.00
1938 Cardinalis 4 J. G. Wilson Paul L. Kelley Paul L. Kelley 1 14 Miles 2:05.00
1937 Dellor 3 Sterling Young John Milton Goode James W. Parrish 1 14 Miles 2:03.20
1936 Sun Teddy 3 Basil James Bert B. Williams Calumet Farm 1 14 Miles 2:02.00
1935 Discovery 4 John Bejshak Bud Stotler Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 1 14 Miles 2:01.20
1934 Riskulus 3 Don Meade Elwood L. Fitzgerald Norman W. Church 1 14 Miles 2:02.40
1933 Equipoise 5 Raymond Workman Thomas J. Healey C. V. Whitney 1 14 Miles 2:02.60
1932 Plucky Play 5 George Woolf Elwood L. Fitzgerald Northway Stable 1 14 Miles 2:02.20
1931 Sun Beau 6 Charley Phillips Jack Whyte Willis Sharpe Kilmer 1 14 Miles 2:03.20
1930 Pigeon Hole 5 Robert Finnerty Walter W. Taylor Hal Price Headley 1 14 Miles 2:07.60
1929 Misstep 4 Clarence McCrossen Mose Lowenstein Le Mar Stock Farm 1 18 Miles 1:50.40

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