Carry Back Stakes

The Carry Back Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race once run annually at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, Florida but now run at Gulfstream Park after negotiations between the two tracks.

Carry Back Stakes
Listed race
LocationGulfstream Park
Hallandale, Florida, United States
Moved in 2015 from Calder Race Course to Gulfstream.
Inaugurated1975
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitewww.gulfstreampark.com
Race information
Distance7 furlong sprint
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-years-old
WeightAssigned
Purse$150,000 (since 2012)

Contested during the first part of July, the race is open to three-year-old horses willing to race seven furlongs on the dirt. A Listed event, it currently offers a purse of $150,000.[1]

This race is named in honor of the Florida-bred 1961 American Champion Three-Year-Old Male Horse, Carry Back whose wins included the 1961 Flamingo Stakes and Florida Derby, as well as that year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. Carry Back was inducted in the United States Racing Hall of Fame in 1975.

Inaugurated in 1975 as a race for two-year-old horses, in 1979 it was changed to a race for horses aged three and older. Since 1980 it has been restricted to three-year-olds and from 1981 to 1993 was run as the Carry Back Handicap. Since inception it has been contested at a variety of distances:

  • 5+12 furlongs : 1975–1978
  • 6 furlongs : 1980–1982, 1997 to 2013
  • 6+12 furlongs : 1991
  • 7 furlongs : 1979, 1992–1996, 2015 to present

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • at 6 furlongs – 1:09.30 – Lost in the Fog (2005)
  • at 7 furlongs – 1:22.09 – Rated R. Superstar (2016)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners of the Carry Back Stakes since 1975Edit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Distance
Time
Grade
2017 Three Rules Cornelio H. Velasquez Jose Pinchin Shade Tree Thoroughbreds, Inc. 7 fur. 1:22.63 III
2016 Rated R. Superstar Cornelio H. Velasquez Kenneth G. McPeek Radar Racing 7 fur. 1:22.09 III
2015 Grand Bili Javier Castellano Gustavo Delgado Groupo 7C Racing Stable 7 fur. 1:22.11 III
2014 no race
2013 Mico Margarita Ricardo Santana Jr. Steve Asmussen J. Kirk & Judy Robison 6 fur. 1:10.97 III
2011 Indiano Gabriel Saez Martin D. Wolfson Diamond A Racing 6 fur. 1:10.60 II
2010 Coffee Boy Jermaine V. Bridgmohan Martin D. Wolfson Gary Barber 6 fur. 1:11.55 II
2009 Not for Silver Jose Lezcano Michael Trombetta Ted Julio 6 fur. 1:11.91 II
2008 Golden Spikes Elvis Trujillo Martin D. Wolfson M375 Thoroughbreds et al. 6 fur. 1:11.20 II
2007 Black Seventeen Clinton Potts Brian Koriner Wind River Stables et al. 6 fur. 1:09.84 II
2006 Too Much Bling Edgar Prado Bob Baffert Stonerside/Blazing Meadows 6 fur. 1:10.48 II
2005 Lost in the Fog Russell Baze Greg Gilchrist Harry J. Aleo 6 fur. 1:09.30 II
2004 Weigelia Aurelio Toribio Jr. Manuel Azpurua Joseph J. Balsamo 6 fur. 1:10.50 III
2003 Valid Video Joe Bravo Dennis Manning Paul Tinkle 6 fur. 1:10.15 III
2002 Royal Lad Jerry Bailey Kirk Ziadie Ron & Cindy Stengel 6 fur. 1:10.73
2001 Illusioned Jorge Chavez William I. Mott Kinsman Stable 6 fur. 1:11.08
2000 Caller One Corey Nakatani James Chapman Carolyn Chapman 6 fur. 1:10.35
1999 Silver Season Eibar Coa Mohammed Moubarak Buckram Oak Farm 6 fur. 1:11.32
1998 Mint Eibar Coa Mohammed Moubarak Diamond Studs 6 fur. 1:11.20
1997 Renteria Eibar Coa Jerry Dutton J. Dutton / L. Harrington 6 fur. 1:11.20
1996 Fortunate Review Aurelio Toribio Jr. Manuel Azpurua S G Stable 7 fur. 1:23.20
1995 Sonic Signal René Douglas James E. Bracken Kathy Jo Stable 7 fur. 1:24.60
1994 Score A Birdie Heberto Castillo Jr. Edward Plesa Jr. John C. Sessa 7 fur. 1:24.00
1993 Humbugaboo Mary Russ George Gianos Edie & George Gianos 7 fur. 1:22.60
1992 Always Silver Michael A. Lee Emanuel Tortora James Lewis Jr. 7 fur. 1:25.00
1991 Ocala Flame Robert Lester Emanuel Tortora Toni Tortora 6.5 fur. 1:19.00
1990 Country Isle Heberto Castillo Jr. J. Provost Valiant Stable 7 fur. 1:24.80
1989 Big Stanley Douglas Valiente George Gianos Lusararian, Inc. 7 fur. 1:23.60
1988 In The Slammer Mike Gonzalez Frank Gomez Mary & Wayne Vaught 7 fur. 1:23.80
1987 You're No Bargain Omar Londono James E. Bracken Roy Bowen/A. B. Hancock III 7 fur. 1:25.60
1986 Kid Colin Gene St. Leon Frank A. Alexander B. K. Schwartz 7 fur. 1:25.80
1985 Smile Jacinto Vásquez Frank Gomez Frances A. Genter 7 fur. 1:23.80
1984 Bowmans Express Omar Londono R. Felix Devonshire Farms 7 fur. 1:25.40
1983 Opening Lead B. Gonzalez Manuel Azpurua Brad D. Gay 7 fur. 1:25.80
1982 Rex's Profile Ernest Cardone Richard Root Harry T. Mangurian Jr. 6 fur. 1:11.40
1981 Face the Moment Ernest Cardone Richard Root Harry T. Mangurian Jr. 6 fur. 1:11.00
1980 Diplomatic Note Jerry Bailey Ben Perkins Jr. Daddario & King 6 fur. 1:12.00
1979 Breezy Fire Miguel A. Rivera Frank Gomez Ivanhoe Stable 7 fur. 1:24.60
1978 Admiral Rix Tommy Barrow A. Perez M. E. Decola 5.5 fur. 1:07.40
1977 Chwesboken D. Hidalgo G. Julian Quality Hill Stable 5.5 fur. 1:05.40
1976 Winner's Hit Ray Broussard Merritt A. Buxton L. D. Plate 5.5 fur. 1:07.00
1975 Precipitory Jorge Salinas Ronald J. Sarazin Ralph Sessa 5.5 fur. 1:06.80

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Carry Back Stakes". Equibase. Retrieved 3 July 2016.