Bay Shore Stakes

The Bay Shore Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in early April at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, Queens, New York. The Grade III event is for three-year-olds of either gender, and is set at a distance of seven furlongs on the dirt track.

Bay Shore Stakes
Grade III race
LocationAqueduct Racetrack
Queens, New York, United States
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Race information
Distance7 furlongs

In its 58th running in 2018, the Bay Shore, named for the resort town of Bay Shore, New York, currently offers a purse of $250,000. It was also the name of a seven-furlong race for three-year-olds and up, last run in 1955.

The race was run in two divisions in 1962, 1968, 1975, and 1986

Due to bad weather it was not run in 1993.

Since inception in 1960, the race has been contested at a variety of distances:

  • 8 furlongs : 1960–1963
  • 6 furlongs : 1977–1978, 1984, 1994
  • 7 furlongs : 1964–1976, 1979–1983, 1985–1992, 1995–present

There was a Bay Shore Handicap run at Aqueduct Racetrack from 1924 through 1955 open to Thoroughbreds age three and older.


Speed record: (at current distance of 7 furlongs)

  • 1:20.54 – Limit Out (1998)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 3 – Robert B. Cohen (1974, 1988, 1991)


2018 National Flag Flavien Prat Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm LLC, China Horse Club International Ltd., SF Racing LLC 1:23.16
2017 Long Haul Bay Manuel Franco Chad C. Brown Alpha Delta Stables 1:24.14
2016 Unified José Ortiz James A. Jerkens Centennial Farms 1:22.86
2015 March Irad Ortiz Jr. Chad C. Brown Robert V. LaPenta 1:24.72
2014 Coup de Grace Javier Castellano Chad C. Brown Fox Hill Farms 1:23.19
2013 Declan's Warrior Jose Lezcano Nicholas P. Zito Lucky Shamrock Stable 1:22.09
2012 Trinniberg Willie Martinez Bisnath Parboo Shivananda Racing 1:23.46
2011 J J's Lucky Train José Ferrer William D. Anderson Fresh Start Stable 1:22.54
2010 Eightfiveinafifty Ramon A. Dominguez Gary C. Contessa Team Stallion Racing et al. 1:21.89
2009 Capt. Candyman Can Javier Castellano Ian R. Wilkes Joseph Rauch/David Zell 1:22.99
2008 J Be K Garrett Gomez Steve Asmussen Zayat Stables 1:23.67
2007 Bill Place Cornelio Velásquez Anthony Dutrow Dubb, Goldfarb 1:22.99
2006 Too Much Bling Garrett Gomez Bob Baffert Stonerside Stable 1:22.40
2005 Lost in the Fog Russell Baze Greg Gilchrist Harry J. Aleo 1:21.33
2004 Forest Danger John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Aaron & Marie Jones 1:20.67
2003 Halo Homewrecker John Velazquez Mark A. Hennig Edward P. Evans 1:23.19
2002 Roman Dancer Kent Desormeaux Christopher Paasch Lorraine & Rod Rodriguez 1:22.21
2001 Skip To The Stone Victor Espinoza Mike R. Mitchell Greystone Stable 1:22.46
2000 Precise End Jorge F. Chavez Mark E. Casse Harry T. Mangurian Jr. 1:22.27
1999 Perfect Score Edgar Prado Grover G. Delp Harry & Tom Meyerhoff 1:22.98
1998 Limit Out Jean-Luc Samyn H. Allen Jerkens Joseph V. Shields Jr. 1:20.54
1997 Hawks Landing Richard Migliore Roy Sedlacek Blue Stork Stable 1:22.13
1996 Jamies First Punch John Velazquez Robert Barbara Zimpom Stable 1:22.13
1995 Blissful State Mike Luzzi John C. Kimmel Lucille Conover 1:23.92
1994 Prank Call John Velazquez Robert Barbara Sabine Stable 1:09.84
1993 Race not held
1992 Three Peat Chris Antley John W. Sadler Gary Biszantz 1:21.68
1991 Stately Wager Jorge F. Chavez Stanley R. Shapoff Robert B. Cohen 1:23.80
1990 Richard R. José A. Santos D. Wayne Lukas Sugar Maple Farm 1:22.80
1989 Houston Laffit Pincay Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Lloyd R. French Jr. 1:22.40
1988 Perfect Spy Robbie Davis Stanley R. Shapoff Robert B. Cohen 1:22.60
1987 Gulch José A. Santos LeRoy Jolley Peter M. Brant 1:23.20
1986 Zabaleta Darrel McHargue John Gosden Michael D. Riordan 1:22.00
1986 Buck Aly Nick Santagata Bruce Johnstone Our Life Stable 1:23.80
1985 Pancho Villa Frank Lovato Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Lloyd R. French Jr. 1:22.20
1984 Secret Prince Craig Perret William V. Terrill Elaine M. Brodsky 1:11.20
1983 Strike Gold Eddie Maple William H. Turner Jr. Welcome Farm 1:22.60
1982 Shimatoree Ángel Cordero Jr. Richard Dutrow Sr. Rif at Hussain 1:23.20
1981 Proud Appeal Jeffrey Fell Stanley M. Hough Malcolm H. Winfield 1:22.20
1980 Colonel Moran Jorge Velásquez Thomas J. Kelly Townsend B. Martin 1:23.80
1979 Belle's Gold George Martens Walter A. Kelley John R. Murrell 1:21.80
1978 Piece Of Heaven Ruben Hernandez Pancho Martin Sigmund Sommer 1:11.00
1977 Cormorant Danny Wright James P. Simpson Charles Berry Jr. 1:10.80
1976 Bold Forbes Ángel Cordero Jr. Laz Barrera E. Rodriguez Tizol 1:20.80
1975 Laramie Trail Mike Venezia Jose A. Martin Joseph M. Roebling 1:23.60
1975 Lefty Ron Turcotte Lucien Laurin Meadow Stable 1:23.80
1974 Hudson County Michael Miceli Stanley R. Shapoff Robert B. Cohen 1:22.60
1973 Secretariat Ron Turcotte Lucien Laurin Meadow Stable 1:23.20
1972 Explodent Mike Venezia Eugene Jacobs Herbert A. Allen Sr. 1:23.40
1971 Hoist The Flag Jean Cruguet Sidney Watters Jr. Stephen C. Clark Jr. 1:21.00
1970 Sunny Tim Chuck Baltazar Frank A. Bonsal Calumet Farm 1:24.20
1969 Reviewer Bobby Ussery Edward A. Neloy Ogden Phipps 1:22.80
1968 Verbatim John L. Rotz Victor J. Nickerson Elmendorf Farm 1:24.20
1968 Clever Foot Joe Culmone Bernard P. Bond Mrs. Bernard P. Bond 1:26.00
1967 Damascus Bill Shoemaker Frank Y. Whiteley Jr. Edith W. Bancroft 1:25.80
1966 Quinta Walter Blum Bernard P. Bond Richard D. Bokum II 1:22.80
1965 Flag Raiser Ismael Valenzuela Hirsch Jacobs Isidor Bieber 1:23.60
1964 Determined Man John Ruane Eugene Jacobs Herbert A. Allen Sr. 1:23.20
1963 Jet Traffic Bobby Ussery Del W. Carroll Russell A. Firestone Jr. 1:34.20
1962 Duc d'Or Ismael Valenzuela Monte Parke James W. Rodgers 1:36.80
1962 Western Warrior Larry Adams John A. Nerud Tartan Stable 1:36.40
1961 Merry Ruler Roy L. Gilbert Eddie Yowel Harry Freylinghuysen 1:36.40
1960 Francis S. Henry Moreno Burley Parke Harbor View Farm 1:36.00