Cotillion Handicap

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.

Cotillion Stakes
Grade I race
LocationParx Racing and Casino
Bensalem, Pennsylvania, United States
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Race information
Distance1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs)
QualificationThree-year-old fillies
WeightAllowance conditions
Purse$1,000,000 (since 2012)[1]

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.


Speed record:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 3 – Fox Hill Farms (2000, 2010, 2016)


2019 Street Band Sophie Doyle J. Larry Jones Ray Francis, Cindy Jones, J. Larry Jones, Medallion Racing & MyRaceHorse Stable 1:44.20
2018 Midnight Bisou Mike E. Smith Steven Asmussen Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables, Allen Racing 1:45.95
2017 It Tiz Well Drayden Van Dyke Jerry Hollendorfer Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC 1:43.67
2016 Songbird Mike E. Smith Jerry Hollendorfer Fox Hill Farms 1:44.02
2015 I'm a Chatterbox Florent Geroux J. Larry Jones Carolyn & Fletcher Gray 1:44.48
2014 Untapable Rosie Napravnik Steven Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds 1:42.30
2013 Close Hatches Mike E. Smith William I. Mott Juddmonte Farms 1:44.03
2012 My Miss Aurelia Corey Nakatani Steven Asmussen Stonestreet Stables & George Bolton 1:44.54
2011 Plum Pretty Rafael Bejarano Bob Baffert Peach Tree Stable 1:41.19
2010 Havre de Grace Jeremy Rose Anthony W. Dutrow Fox Hill Farms Inc. 1:40.93
2009 Careless Jewel Robert Landry Josie Carroll Donver Stables 1:41.40
2008 Seattle Smooth Jose Lezcano Anthony W. Dutrow Mercedes Stable 1:42.58
2007 Bear Now Jerry Baird Reade Baker Bear Stables 1:41.21
2006 India Joe Bravo Todd Pletcher Lyon Stables 1:43.26
2005 Nothing But Fun Richard Migliore Mike Hushion Barry K. Schwartz 1:46.64
2004 Ashado Eibar Coa Todd Pletcher Jack Wolf et al. 1:41.68
2003 Fast Cookie Nick Santagata William I. Mott Stonerside Stable 1:45.83
2002 Smok'n Frolic José Vélez Jr. Todd Pletcher Dogwood Stable 1:44.27
2001 Mystic Lady Eibar Coa Mark Hennig Lee Lewis 1:43.86
2000 Jostle Mike E. Smith John Servis Fox Hill Farms 1:42.54
1999 Skipping Around Mike McCarthy Robert W. Camac Arthur I. Appleton 1:43.45
1998 Lu Ravi Willie Martinez Carl Bowman Fujita Yoshio 1:43.55
1997 Snit Robert Colton Barclay Tagg William M. Backer 1:43.91
1996 Double Dee's Filiberto Leon James W. Ferraro Tri Bone Stable 1:44.69
1995 Clear Mandate José C. Ferrer George R. Arnold G. Watts Humphrey Jr. 1:42.87
1994 Sovereign Kitty Herb McCauley Richard Schosberg Heatherwood Farm 1:43.52
1993 Jacody Tommy Turner L. William Donovan Minranshe Nanbri Stable 1:43.22
1992 Star Minister Andrea Seefeldt Richard W. Small Robert E. Meyerhoff 1:44.06
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1990 Valay Maid Lazaro Saumell Carlos Garcia Mrs. Frank Wright 1:43.80
1989 Sharp Dance Kelly Castaneda Patricia Clifton Francis Ogden 1:45.80
1988 Aquaba Jean Cruguet Scotty Schulhofer King Ranch 1:44.40
1987 Silent Turn Randy Romero Angel Penna Sr. Dennis Diaz 1:42.80
1986 Toes Knows Danny Wright James P. Simpson James P. Simpson 1:42.80
1985 Koluctoo's Jill Herb McCauley Robert Levine Robert Levine 1:42.80
1984 Squan Song Ruben Hernandez Carlos Garcia Due Process Stable 1:42.80
1984 Dowery Vince Bracciale Jr. Frank A. Alexander D. L. Brooks
1983 Quixotic Lady Chris McCarron Woody Stephens Ross Valley Farm 1:42.80
1982 Lady Eleanor Craig Perret Bruce N. Levine Brandy Hills Farm 1:45.00
1981 Truly Bound Ronnie Franklin Bud Delp Windfields Farm 1:42.80
1980 Sugar and Spice Georges Martens John M. Veitch Calumet Farm 1:45.00
1979 Alada Jeffrey Fell R. G. Van Wert Meadow Stable 1:43.80
1978 Queen Lib Don MacBeth Harry Wells Raritan Stable 1:43.20
1977 Suede Shoe Tony Black Frank Whiteley Jr. Peter M. Brant 1:42.60
1976 Revidere Jacinto Vásquez David A. Whiteley W. Haggin Perry 1:44.00
1975 My Juliet Don Brumfield Leland G. Ripley George Weasel Jr. 1:43.60
1974 Honky Star Darrel McHargue David R. Vance Dan Lasater 1:44.00
1973 Lilac Hill Don MacBeth Tom Harraway Michael C. Erlanger 1:43.60
1972 Susan's Girl Victor Tejada John W. Russell Fred W. Hooper 1:44.20
1971 Alma North Frank Lovato Frank Zitto East Acres Stable 1:43.60
1970 Office Queen John L. Rotz Budd Lepman Stephen A. Calder 1:44.00
1969 Shuvee Jesse Davidson Willard C. Freeman Anne Minor Stone 1:43.20
† In 1987, Sacahuista won the race but was disqualified for interference and set back to second.
† In 2018, Monomoy Girl won the race but was disqualified for interference and set back to second.


  1. ^ "Cotillion Stakes Profile". Retrieved 24 September 2016.