The Cotillion Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Parx Racing and Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. It is run in late September or early October as a prelude to the annual Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. The race is open to three-year-old filles, willing to race one and one-sixteenth miles (eight and a half furlongs) on the dirt. The Grade I event carries a purse of US$1 million.
|Grade I race|
|Location||Parx Racing and Casino|
Bensalem, Pennsylvania, United States
|Race type||Thoroughbred – Flat racing|
|Distance||1 1⁄16 miles (8.5 furlongs)|
|Purse||$1,000,000 (since 2012)|
From 2006 to 2010 it was called the Fitz Dixon Cotillion to honor Fitz Eugene Dixon Jr. of the prominent Widener family of Philadelphia, who have been major figures in Thoroughbred racing since the early part of the 20th century.
This race, which was inaugurated in 1969 at Liberty Bell Park in Northeast Philadelphia before thoroughbred racing moved to the then-Keystone Racetrack (later known as Philadelphia Park) in nearby Bensalem in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, has produced multiple Eclipse Award winners including Shuvee, Susan's Girl, Revidere, Ashado, Havre de Grace, and Untapable.
- 1:40.93 – Havre de Grace (2010)
Most wins by a jockey:
- 4 – Mike E. Smith (2000, 2013, 2016, 2018)
Most wins by a trainer:
Most wins by an owner:
- 3 – Fox Hill Farms (2000, 2010, 2016)
- "Cotillion Stakes Profile". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 24 September 2016.