Astoria Stakes

The Astoria Stakes is a long-lived race for two-year-old Thoroughbred fillies run at Belmont Park in early June during the Belmont Stakes carnival. Originally set at a distance of five furlongs, beginning in the year 1940, the event was increated to five and a half furlongs on the dirt. The race currently offers a $150,000 purse.

Astoria Stakes
Non-Listed Black Type[1] race
LocationBelmont Park
Elmont, New York, USA
Inaugurated1902
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitewww.nyra.com/index_belmont.html
Race information
Distance5 12 furlongs
SurfaceDirt
QualificationTwo-year-old fillies
Weight120 pounds
Non winners of a race other than claiming or starter allowed 3 lbs.; Maidens, 5 lbs.
PurseUS $150,000 (2019)

This race began at Gravesend Race Track in 1902 where it stayed until 1910. It then moved to Aqueduct Racetrack to be contested from 1914 to 1955, and again from 1960 to 1974. It was at Jamaica Race Course 1956, 1958, and 1959.

From 1985 through 1994 the Astoria Stakes held Grade III status.[2]

Named after a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, it would have been in its 103rd running in 2009, but due to the Financial crisis of 2007–2008, the Astoria was canceled by the NYRA as they adjusted races to meet the new Grade I standard purse of $300,000. The race was run again in 2014 as an overnight stakes.

RecordsEdit

  • At 5½ furlongs : 1:02.80, Ruffian (1974) – North American record for a two-year-old.
  • At 5 furlongs : 0:58 flat, Panoply (1919)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

WinnersEdit

NYRA – Belmont Park Astoria Stakes history:[3]

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(Miles)
Time
Win $
2019 Maryanorginger Jorge Vargas Jr. Jeremiah C. Englehart Gold Square LLC 512 F 1:03.94 $87,000
2018 Athens Queen Albin Jimenez Wesley A. Ward James Reiley McDonald 512 F 1:05.37 $87,000
2017 I Still Miss You Javier Castellano Jeremiah C. Englehart Gold Star Racing Stable 512 F 1:04.85 $87,000
2016 Bode's Dream John Velazquez Todd Pletcher St. Elias Stable 512 F 1:03.66 $120,000
2015 Moment Is Right Joel Rosario Wesley A. Ward Ten Broeck Farm, Inc. 512 F 1:04.77 $130,000
2014 Fashion Alert John Velazquez Todd Pletcher George Bolton & Barry Hall 512 F 1:04.01 $60,000
2009 - 2013 Race not held
2008 Bold Union Stewart Elliott Kelly J. Breen George & Lori Hall 512 F 1:05.92 $65,700
2007 Glacken's Gal John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Let's Go Stable 512 F 1:03.85 $65,580
2006 Desire to Excel Mike Smith Kelly J. Breen Dennis Narlinger 512 F 1:04.33 $65,700
2005 Adieu Rafael Bejarano Todd Pletcher Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith 512 F 1:04.02 $65,700
2004 Broadway Gold Jerry Bailey Stanley M. Hough Mrs. E. Paul Robsham 512 F 1:04.41 $64,620
2003 Feline Story Jorge Chavez Stanley M. Hough E. Paul Robsham 512 F 1:05.14 $64,980
2002 Mike's Wildcat José A. Santos Jeffrey L. Bonde Dennis Narlinger 512 F 1:03.99 $65,820
2001 Touch Love Jorge Chavez Anthony W. Dutrow Skeedattle Stable 512 F 1:05.65 $65,100
2000 Raging Fever John Velazquez Mark A. Hennig Edward P. Evans 512 F 1:04.25 $63,900
1999 Finder's Fee Mike Smith C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 512 F 1:04.71 $65,760
1998 Round Robin Pat Day Bernard S. Flint Bertram Klein, et al. 512 F 1:04.80 $49,950
1997 Jersey Girl Mike Smith Todd Pletcher Ackerley Bros. Farm 512 F 1:06.00 $32,490
1996 Aces Jerry Bailey Frank L. Brothers Cherry Valley Farm, et al. 512 F 1:05.20 $32,730
1995 Zee Lady José A. Santos Linda L. Rice Mchael Eiserman, Kenneth Fishbein, Earl Silver 512 F 1:05.85 $67,020
1994 Unacceptable Jerry Bailey Philip M. Hauswald Ward C. Pitfield Jr. 512 F 1:03.98 $66,150
1993 Casa Eire José A. Santos Leo O'Brien Bernard Connaughton 512 F 1:05.29 $67,020
1992 Distinct Habit Jerry Bailey Stanley M. Hough Triumviri Stable 512 F 1:04.47 $68,730
1991 Forever Land Jorge Velásquez Richard E. Dutrow Sr. George Elphand 512 F 1:04.80 $70,440
1990 Meadow Star José A. Santos LeRoy Jolley Carl Icahn 512 F 1:04.20 $67,560
1989 Lucy's Glory Angel Santiago Alfredo Callejas Robert M. Perez 512 F 1:06.00 $56,070
1988 Seattle Meteor Randy Romero Ross Pearce Buckland Farm 512 F 1:05.60 $53,640
1987 Joe's Tammie Jerry Belmonte H. Allen Jerkens Suzanne Moscarelli 512 F 1:05.60 $45,920
1986 Tara Tower Julio Espinoza Stanley M. Hough Stanley M. Hough 512 F 1:04.60 $45,480
1985 Twilight Ridge Jorge Velásquez D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 512 F 1:04.40 $42,900
1984 Faster Than Fast Robbie Davis Howard M. Tesher Craig B. Singer 512 F 1:05.20 $45,180
1983 Hot Milk Don MacBeth Thomas Joseph Kelly Edward P. Evans 512 F 1:04.60 $33,840
1982 Gala Jubilee Rudy Turcotte Bernard P. Bond Mrs. Leonard T. Leviton 512 F 1:05.20 $32,760
1981 Chilling Thought Jeffrey Fell LeRoy Jolley Diana Firestone 512 F 1:05.00 $32,220
1980 Famous Partner Jorge Velásquez John P. Campo Buckland Farm 512 F 1:05.00 $32,220
1979 Accipiter's Dream Jerry Bailey Del W. Carroll William S. Farish III 512 F 1:04.80 $25,230
1978 Whisper Fleet Jean Cruguet Thomas Joseph Kelly Townsend B. Martin 512 F 1:04.40 $25,110
1977 Akita Jorge Velásquez Willard C. Freeman Marie A. Moore 512 F 1:05.20 $21,870
1976 Squander Eddie Maple John W. Russell Ogden Mills Phipps 512 F 1:05.40 $23,175
1975 Dearly Precious Michael Hole Stephen A. DiMauro Richard E. Bailey 512 F 1:04.20 $16,560
1974 Ruffian Vincent Bracciale Jr. Frank Y. Whiteley Jr. Locust Hill Farm 512 F 1:02.80 $16,215
1973 What Brilliance Jorge Velásquez James J. Toner Joseph W. La Croix 512 F 1:03.80 $16,500
1972 Queen's Mark Braulio Baeza John P. Campo Elmendorf Farm 512 F 1:04.60 $17,430
1971 Brenda Beauty Robert Woodhouse Robert P. Lake Birchfield Farm 512 F 1:04.80 $20,280
1970 Bonnie And Gay Jacinto Vásquez James E. Picou Mrs. John O. Burgwin 512 F 1:05.20 $18,232
1969 Sadie F. Hedley Woodhouse Paul A. Healy Philip Godfrey 512 F 1:04.20 $18,362
1968 Show Off Jesse Davidson Willard C. Freeman Alfred G. Vanderbilt 512 F 1:04.00 $18,070
1967 Queen of the Stage Braulio Baeza Edward A. Neloy Ogden Phipps 512 F 1:03.60 $18,037
1966 Northwest Trades Larry Adams James P. Conway Mrs. James P. Conway 512 F 1:04.40 $18,525
1965 Native Street Manuel Ycaza Les Lear Abraham I. Savin 512 F 1:04.20 $19,695
1964 Queen Empress Braulio Baeza Edward A. Neloy Wheatley Stable 512 F 1:04.20 $18,655
1963 Miss Twist Manuel Ycaza Edward A. Neloy Nanuet Farm 512 F 1:04.80 $18,720
1962 Affectionately Braulio Baeza Hirsch Jacobs Ethel D. Jacobs 512 F 1:04.60 $18,460
1961 Polylady Manuel Ycaza William O. Hicks Woodvale Farm 512 F 1:03.80 $18,102
1960 Little Tumbler Charles Burr William R. Mitchell Meadowbrook Stable 512 F 1:04.60 $19,330
1959 Rose of Serro George Gibb William A. Larue B. A. Dario 512 F 1:05.40 $18,420
1958 Cobul Willie Lester Philip Bieber Mrs. Nicholas Schenck 512 F 1:05.60 $14,472
1957 Poly Hi Eric Guerin Thomas Mercer Waller Mrs. George Zauderer 512 F 1:03.60 $15,700
1956 Leallah Eddie Arcaro MacKenzie Miller Charlton Clay 512 F 1:04.60 $14,850
1955 Scansion Eddie Arcaro Casey Hayes Christopher Chenery 512 F 1:06.20 $9,800
1954 Trying Jimmy Nichols James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 512 F 1:06.40 $9,875
1953 Case Goods Hedley Woodhouse William C. Winfrey William Goadby Loew 512 F 1:05.80 $9,225
1952 Home-Made Eric Guerin William C. Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt 512 F 1:05.60 $9,925
1951 Star-Enfin Eddie Arcaro George H. Strate Brae Burn Farm (James O. McCue) 512 F 1:05.80 $8,725
1950 Sungari Ovie Scurlock Winbert F. Mulholland George D. Widener Jr. 512 F 1:07.00 $9,125
1949 Baby Comet Albert Schmidl R. Emmett Potts Peter A. Markey 512 F 1:07.00 $9,600
1948 Eternal Flag Ted Atkinson Frank Catrone Allen T. Simmons 512 F 1:06.40 $17,250
1947 Mackinaw Eddie Arcaro Sylvester Veitch Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney 512 F 1:05.40 $16,600
1946 First Flight Paul Miller Sylvester Veitch Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney 512 F 1:04.60 $10,750
1945 Mush Mush Arnold Kirkland Sylvester Veitch Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney 512 F 1:07.00 $6,040
1944 Subdued Eric Guerin James E. Fitzsimmons Ogden Phipps 512 F 1:06.80 $7,245
1943 Mrs. Ames Ted Atkinson Preston M. Burch Longchamps Farms 512 F 1:07.00 $5,325
1942 Stefanita John Breen Winbert F. Mulholland George D. Widener Jr. 512 F 1:05.80 $5,725
1941 Flying Indian Nick Wall Patrick F. Dwyer Mrs. Anthony Pelleteri 512 F 1:05.40 $5,475
1940 Tangled † Eddie Arcaro John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 512 F 1:06.60 $4,025
1939 Now What Raymond Workman Joseph H. Stotler Alfred G. Vanderbilt 5 F 0:58.20 $3,600
1938 Donita M. Johnny Longden Phil Reuter Longchamps Farms 5 F 0:58.80 $3,975
1937 Inhale John Gilbert James W. Healy John Hay Whitney 5 F 0:58.80 $4,375
1936 Manatella Maurice Peters Richard E. Handlen Foxcatcher Farms 5 F 0:59.60 $4,725
1935 Race not held
1934 Vicaress † James Stout James E. Fitzsimmons Belair Stud Stable 5 F 0:59.40 $750
1933 Race not held
1932 Disdainful Alfred Robertson Fred Hopkins Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney 5 F 1:00.20 $4,250
1931 Stagecraft Mack Garner Henry McDaniel Joseph E. Widener 5 F 0:59.40 $5,375
1930 Sovietta Linus McAtee A. Jack Joyner George D. Widener Jr. 5 F 0:59.40 $6,525
1929 The Spare John Bejshak Joseph H. Stotler Sagamore Stable 5 F 1:02.40 $6,325
1928 Lady Capulet Steve O'Donnell William M. Garth Samuel Ross 5 F 1:00.00 $5,875
1927 One Hour Eddie Ambrose John Hastings Joshua S. Cosden 5 F 0:58.20 $5,575
1926 Pandera Linus McAtee James G. Rowe Sr. Harry P. Whitney 5 F 0:59.60 $5,475
1925 Edith Cavell Linus McAtee Scott Harlan Walter M. Jeffords Sr. 5 F 0:59.40 $4,875
1924 Maud Muller Linus McAtee James G. Rowe Sr. Harry P. Whitney 5 F 1:00.40 $4,225
1923 Fluvanna George Babin Max Hirsch Salubria Stable 5 F 1:00.20 $4,925
1922 Susweep Earl Sande Sam Hildreth Rancocas Stable 5 F 0:59.00 $4,950
1921 My Reverie Clarence Kummer Dave Robb McDaniel R. J. "Dick" Brown 5 F 0:58.40 $4,275
1920 Crocus Eddie Ambrose James G. Rowe Sr. Harry P. Whitney 5 F 1:00.80 $4,325
1919 Panoply Willie Knapp Albert Simons Harry P. Whitney 5 F 0:58.00 $3,885
1918 Terentia Charles Fairbrother William H. Karrick William R. Coe 5 F 0:58.20 $4,375
1917 Stitch in Time Merritt Buxton Hollie Hughes John Sanford 5 F 1:00.80 $3,450
1916 Tragedy Tommy Davies William H. Karrick Oneck Stable 5 F 1:01.00 $2,100
1915 Pleione Joe McCahey William R. Midgley Gifford A. Cochran 5 F 0:59.60 $1,400
1914 Pixy Joe McCahey Thomas J. Healey Montpelier Stable 5 F 0:59.60 $700
1913 Naiad George Wolfe Thomas J. Healey Montpelier Stable 5 F 0:59.60 $1,900
1912 No races held due to the Hart–Agnew Law.
1911
1910 Bashti Guy Garner Thomas Welsh Newcastle Stable 5 F 1:02.00 $1,500
1909 Ocean Bound Richard Scoville French Brooks Woodford Clay 5 F 1:01.00 $1,700
1908 Melissa Joe Notter Richard O. Miller Philip J. Dwyer 5 F 1:02.20 $6,625
1907 Beckon George Mountain John E. Madden Francis R. Hitchcock 5 F 1:01.80 $6,500
1906 Hyperbole Willie Knapp William H. Karrick Oneck Stable 5 F 1:03.20 $6,125
1905 Sue Smith John Martin Robert Tucker Samuel S. Brown 5 F 1:03.40 $6,000
1904 Chrysitis Frank O'Neill Fred Burlew Pierre Lorillard IV 5 F 1:01.20 $6,250
1903 Ocean Tide John Bullman Frank E. Brown Patrick H. McCarren 5 F 1:03.80 $4,000
1902 Astarita Willie Shaw Harry M. Mason John G. Follansbee 5 F 1:00.60 $2,125
  • In 1940, Key Ring dead-heated with Tangled for first but was disqualified.
  • Race run as the Astoria Purse, a non-stakes race.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ – North American International Cataloguing Standards Committee – Black Type Requirements, non-Listed Stake Status
  2. ^ Equibase Astoria race stats since 1976 Retrieved July 13, 2018
  3. ^ [1] Retrieved June 29, 2018
  4. ^ "Vicaress Defeats Angelic: Graduates From Maiden Ranks by Winning Astoria Purse". Daily Racing Form. 1934-06-14. Retrieved 2018-12-08 – via University of Kentucky Archives.

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