Churchill Downs Stakes

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The Churchill Downs Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky. A sprint race open to horses aged four and older, it is contested over a distance of seven furlongs on the dirt and currently offers a purse of $500,000.

Churchill Downs Stakes
Grade I race
LocationChurchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated1911
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.churchilldowns.com
Race information
Distance7 furlongs
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
Qualificationfour-year-olds & older
WeightAssigned
PurseUS$500,000 (since 2015)[1]

A Grade II event since 1998, in 2019 it was upgraded to Grade I.[2] It is raced on the same day as the Kentucky Derby.

The inaugural running of the Churchill Downs Handicap took place on June 6, 1911 and was won by Carlton G. in track record time under jockey George Taplin for owner/trainer Lon Johnson.[3] [4]

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

Most wins:

  • 3 - Arabs Arrow (1938, 1939, 1940)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 3 - Gilbert Hardy (1938, 1939, 1940)
  • 3 - William I. Mott (1983, 1985, 1999)

Most wins by an owner:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(Furlongs)
Time
Win$
Gr.
2019 Mitole 4 Ricardo Santana Jr. Steve Asmussen William & Corinne Heiligbrodt 7 F 1:21.21 $291,400 G I
2018 Limousine Liberal 6 Jose Ortiz Ben Colebrook Katherine G. Ball 7 F 1:22.73 $297,600 G II
2017 Limousine Liberal 5 Jose Ortiz Ben Colebrook Katherine G. Ball 7 F 1:23.22 $282,100 G II
2016 Catalina Red 4 Javier Castellano Jorge Navarro Anthony A. Lenci 7 F 1:20.79 $297,600 G II
2015 Private Zone 6 Martin A. Pedroza Jorge Navarro Good Friends Stable 7 F 1:22.54 $306,900 G II
2014 Central Banker 4 Corey Nakatani Albert Stall Jr. Klaravich Stables Inc. & William H. Lawrence 7 F 1:21.15 $270,886 G II
2013 Delaunay 6 Rosie Napravnik Thomas M. Amoss Maggi Moss 7 F 1:22.35 $264,031 G II
2012 Shackleford 4 Jesus Castanon Dale Romans Michael Lauffer & William D. Cubbedge 7 F 1:21.06 $265,578 G II
2011 Aikenite 4 John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Dogwood Stable 7 F 1:21.40 $201,175 G II
2010 Atta Boy Roy 5 Calvin Borel Valorie Lund REV Racing 7 F 1:22.54 $167,214 G II
2009 Accredit 4 Julien Leparoux Michael J. Maker Ken and Sarah Ramsey 7 F 1:23.24 $166,954 G II
2008 Elite Squadron 4 John Velazquez James E. Baker Tom R. Walters 7 F 1:21.53 $169,595 G II
2007 Saint Anddan 5 Rafael Bejarano Robert J. Frankel Mr. & Mrs. William Warren Jr. 7 F 1:22.31 $170,485 G II
2006 Trickey Trevor 7 Russell Baze Jerry Hollendorfer J. Hollendorfer, Dan Jelladian, George Todaro 7 F 1:21.68 $134,881 G II
2005 Battle Won 5 Ramon Domínguez Charles Simon Jay & Gretchen Manoogian 7 F 1:20.56 $143,220 G II
2004 Speightstown 6 John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Eugene & Laura Melnyk 7 F 1:21.38 $137,516 G II
2003 Aldebaran 5 Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Flaxman Holdings Ltd. 7 F 1:21.80 $144,956 G II
2002 D'Wildcat 4 Kent Desormeaux Robert Hess Jr. Fog City Stable (David Shimmon & William Bianco) 7 F 1:22.37 $106,299 G II
2001 Alannan 5 Edgar Prado Carl Nafzger Eaglestone Farm (William A. Marquard) 7 F 1:20.50 $111,321 G II
2000 Straight Man 4 Jorge Chavez Bob Baffert Bob & Beverly Lewis 7 F 1:21.53 $104,904 G II
1999 Rock and Roll 4 Pat Day William I. Mott Madeleine Paulson & Jenny Craig 7 F 1:22.81 $103,137 G II
1998 Distorted Humor 5 Gary Stevens W. Elliott Walden Russell L. Reineman & Prestonwood Farms Inc. 7 F 1:21.18 $103,509 G II
1997 Diligence 4 Mike E. Smith Nick Zito Kinsman Stable 7 F 1:22.37 $70,432 G III
1996 Criollito 5 Chris McCarron Bob Baffert Bob & Beverly Lewis 7 F 1:22.01 $74,620 G III
1995 Goldseeker Bud 4 Willie Martinez Angel Montano Falkon Stable (George & Janet Falk) 7 F 1:21.75 $75,205 G III
1994 Honor the Hero 6 Garrett Gomez Douglas Oliver Alan Burdick / Arnulf & Rebecca Ueland 7 F 1:23.05 $71,370 G III
1993 Callide Valley 5 Gary Stevens Oris J. Glass Jr. Gary & Mary West 7 F 1:22.01 $56,063 G III
1992 Pleasant Tap 5 Eddie Delahoussaye Chris Speckert Buckland Farm 7 F 1:22.32 $55,526 G III
1991 Thirty Six Red 4 Jerry Bailey Nick Zito B. Giles Brophy 7 F 1:22.15 $37,635
1990 Beau Genius 5 Ricardo Lopez Gerald S. Bennett D. Brian Davidson 7 F 1:23.20 $37,830
1989 Dancing Spree 4 Pat Day C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 7 F 1:24.00 $38,255
1988 Conquer 4 Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Thomas Curnes 7 F 1:23.20 $36,825
1987 Sovereign's Ace 5 Laffit Pincay Jr. Bernard S. Flint Alan Art Stables 7 F 1:22.00 $21,236
1986 Sovereign's Ace 4 Phil Rubbicco Bernard S. Flint Alan Art Stables 7 F 1:22.60 $21,957
1985-1 Rapid Gray 6 Pat Day William I. Mott William Lucas 7 F 1:24.00 $24,392
1985-2 Bayou Hebert 4 James McKnight Judith H. Zouck Albert M. Stall Sr. & Earl Burke 7 F 1:23.40 $24,197
1984 Habitonia 4 Pat Day Larry D. Edwards Farid Sefa 7 F 1:23.00 $20,914
1983 Shot n' Missed 6 Leroy Moyers William I. Mott William Lucas 7 F 1:23.60 $21,239
1982-1 Top Avenger 4 Randy Romero Robert E. Holthus John Franks 7 F 1:23.00 $21,662
1982-2 Bayou Black 6 Ronald Ardoin Frank L. Brothers Albert M. Stall Sr. & Earl Burke 7 F 1:22.80 $23,433
1981 Dreadnought 4 Julio C. Espinoza James A. Padgett Centurion Stable (Dr. Warren Kemper) 7 F 1:23.60 $18,000
1980 Dr. Riddick 6 Don Brumfield Frank L. Brothers Albert M. Stall Sr. 7 F 1:23.20 $17,615
1979 Trimlea 5 Jorge Velasquez John M. Veitch Calumet Farm 7 F 1:24.60 $19,240
1978 To the Quick 4 Jose Amy Anthony L. Basile Bwamazon Farm (Millard A. Waldheim) 7 F 1:25.00 $14,511
1977 It's Freezing 5 Eddie Delahoussaye William O'Neill Bwamazon Farm (Millard A. Waldheim) 7 F 1:23.40 $14,528
1976 Yamanin 4 Garth Patterson George T. Poole Hajime Doi 7 F 1:23.80 $14,495
1975 Navajo 5 Jimmy Nichols James Keefer Joe Stevenson & Ray Stump 7 F 1:24.40 $22,775
1974 Barbizon Streak 6 Rick Wilson Oran Battles Irene C. Udouj 7 F 1:25.40 $15,015
1973 Code of Honor 5 Earlie Fires Chuck Werstler Dixiana (Mary V. Fisher) 7 F 1:23.00 $15,096
1972 List 4 Jimmy Nichols Alcee Richard Dorothy D. Brown 7 F 1:23.30 $15,763
1971 No No Billy 4 Don MacBeth Stanley M. Rieser P. R. Schleicher 7 F 1:23.20 $15,340
1970 True North 4 Mike Manganello George T. Poole Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney 7 F 1:22.60 $11,050
1969 Judge Kilday 4 David E. Whited Ronnie Warren Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Roberts 7 F 1:23.60 $11,180
1968 Cabildo 5 Jimmy Combest Alcee Richard Dorothy D. Brown 7 F 1:23.20 $10,904
1967 Bay Phantom 5 Earlie Fires Lyle S. Whiting Charles Viar 7 F 1:22.00 $11,424
1966 Bay Phantom 4 Ronald J. Campbell Robert E. Holthus Charles Viar 7 F 1:22.00 $10,628
1965 Little Lu 4 Mike Manganello V. H. Jaycox V. H. Jaycox 7 F 1:22.40 $9,100
1964 Olden Times 6 Bill Shoemaker Mesh Tenney Rex Ellsworth 7 F 1:21.40 $7,475
1963 Editorialist 5 Manuel Ycaza S. Bryant Ott Fourth Estate Stable 7 F 1:22.40 $7,329
1962 Editorialist 4 Bill Shoemaker S. Bryant Ott Fourth Estate Stable 7 F 1:22.60 $7,508
1961 Cactus Tom 4 Larney Hansman Thomas H. Stevens Sr. Natjolee Stable 7 F 1:22.40 $7,540
1960 Little Fitz 5 William A. Peake Robert C. Steele John C. Hauer 7 F 1:22.40 $7,524
1959 Cuvier Boy 4 Steve Brooks Milton Rinke Sydney I. Crew 7 F 1:22.40 $7,556
1958 Shan Pac 4 Johnny Heckman Vester R. Wright T. Alie Grissom 7 F 1:22.00 $7,573
1957 Swoon's Son 4 David Erb Lex Wilson E. Gay Drake 7 F 1:24.60 $8,500
1956 Scrutinized 6 William M. Cook Frank J. Baker Buddah Stable (David Paper & L. R. Harris) 7 F 1:25.40 $8,700
1955 Torch of War 5 John Adams Harry Trotsek Hasty House Farm 6 F 1:11.20 $8,025
1954 Sunny Dale 6 Paul Bailey Dwight Denham Buddah Stable (David Paper & L. R. Harris) 6 F 1:11.00 $8,850
1953 Roaming 4 Jorge Contreras Horatio Luro Herman B. Delman 6 F 1:10.60 $8,050
1952 Here's Hoping 5 Steve Brooks Jack Hodgins Dixiana (Charles T. Fisher) 6 F 1:11.00 $8,100
1951 Johns Joy 5 William M. Cook John A. Kinard Jr. John A. Kinard Jr. 7 F 1:22.80 $8,400
1950 Fleeting Star 4 Steve Brooks Jack Hodgins Dixiana (Charles T. Fisher) 7 F 1:24.00 $8,550
1949 Free America 4 Steve Brooks Ben A. Jones Calumet Farm 7 F 1:25.00 $7,750
1948 George Gains 5 A. J. Fernandez Keene Daingerfield George R. Schneider 7 F 1:25.20 $8,500
1947 Dark Jungle 4 Steve Brooks John Milton Goode Lucas B. Combs 7 F 1:25.20 $8,725
1946 Bull Play 4 Robert J. Campbell Lee Niles Walter W. "Britches" Jones 8 F 1:42.40 $8,275
1945 Equifox 8 Albert Bodiou Howard J. Wells Howard J. Wells 8 F 1:40.00 $4,000
1944 Traffic Court 6 Willie Garner Nick Burger Mrs. M. E. Miller 8 F 1:36.80 $4,120
1943 Best Seller 5 Johnny Longden Rollie T. Shepp John W. Galbreath & Robert J. Dienst 8 F 1:38.40 $2,200
1942 Royal Crusader 5 Arthur Craig Paul Meredith Rancho Casitas Stable (Walter H. Hoffman Jr.) 8 F 1:37.40 $2,270
1941 My Bill 3 Conn McCreary John T. Weaver William E. Smith 8 F 1:36.60 $2,185
1940 Arabs Arrow 6 Carroll Bierman Gilbert Hardy Louise Hickman 8 F 1:39.80 $2,285
1939 Arabs Arrow (DH) 5 Carroll Bierman Gilbert Hardy Louise Hickman 7 F 1:24.80 $1,383
1939 Kings Blue 4 Charles Kurtsinger Roscoe Goose John Marsch 7 F 1:24.80 $1,383
1938 Arabs Arrow 4 Willie Lee Johnson Gilbert Hardy Louise Hickman 7 F 1:26.80 $2,145
1914 - 1937 Race not held
1913 Rudolfo 4 Johnny Loftus William S. Trevey H. H. Emmons 9 F 1:51.80 $700
1912 Any Port 4 Joe Byrne Frank D. Weir Emerson E. McCargo 9 F 1:51.60 $1,580
1911 Carlton G. 4 George Taplin Lon Johnson Lon Johnson 9 F 1:51.80 $1,990

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile for the Churchill Down Stakes". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Graded and Listed Races for 2019 Released". BloodHorse.com. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Louisville Form Chart". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1911-06-07. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  4. ^ "Track Mark Is Reduced: Carlton G. Runs Mile And An Eighth In 1:51 4/5 At Churchill Downs". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1911-06-07. Retrieved 2019-11-16.