Davona Dale Stakes

The Davona Dale Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in February at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. It is open to fillies, age three, willing to race one mile (since 2015) on the dirt. The race is a Grade II event with a current purse of $200,000. It is part of the Road to the Kentucky Oaks.

Davona Dale Stakes
Grade II race
LocationGulfstream Park
Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
Inaugurated1988
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitewww.gulfstreampark.com
Race information
Distance1 mile (since 2015)
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-year-old fillies
Weight124 lbs. with allowances[1]
PurseUS$200,000 (since 2014)[2]

HistoryEdit

The Davona Dale is named after Calumet Farm's champion homebred filly foaled in 1976. She not only won the Grade I Kentucky Oaks as a 3-year-old, but then swept the New York Triple Tiara series: the Acorn Stakes, the Mother Goose Stakes, and the Coaching Club American Oaks. She is the only filly to win the Kentucky Oaks, the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes and the Triple Tiara. Davona Dale was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1985. She also ranks #90 in Blood-Horse magazine List of the Top 100 Racehorses of the 20th Century.[3]

The Davona Dale has been run at a variety of distances:[2]

  • 7 furlongs – 1988–1990
  • 1 mile – 2007–2011, 2015 to present
  • 1 mile 70 yards – 1991–2000
  • 1 116 miles – 2001–2004, 2012–2014
  • 1 18 miles – 2005–2006

RecordsEdit

Speed Record:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 – Scott Savin (1989, 1990)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Distan.
Time
Purse
Grade
2020 Tonalist's Shape 3 Tyler Gaffalione Saffie Joseph Jr. Slam Dunk Racing, D. Branham & Legacy Ranch 1 mile 1:36.77 $200,000 II
2019 Jeltrin 3 Luis Saez Alexis Delgado ADR Racing Stable 1 mile 1:36.83 $200,000 II
2018 Fly So High 3 José Ortiz Claude R. McGaughey III Phipps Stable 1 mile 1:38.69 $200,000 II
2017 Miss Sky Warrior 3 Paco Lopez Kelly Breen Arlene's Sun Star Stable 1 mile 1:38.49 $200,000 II
2016 Cathryn Sophia 3 Javier Castellano John Servis Cash is King 1 mile 1:36.61 $200,000 II
2015 Ekati's Phaeton 3 Luis Saez William A. Kaplan Phaedrus Flights 1 mile 1:37.66 $200,000 II
2014 Onlyforyou 3 Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher Glencrest Farm 1 116 miles 1:43.71 $200,000 II
2013 Live Lively 3 Joel Rosario Mark A. Hennig Lee Lewis 1 116 miles 1:42.30 $250,000 II
2012 Yara 3 Jesus Castanon Jose Garoffalo Peras International 1 116 miles 1:43.41 $350,000 II
2011 R Heat Lightning 3 John R. Velazquez Todd Pletcher E. Paul Robsham 1 mile 1:36.25 $250,000 II
2010 Amen Hallelujah 3 Julien Leparoux Richard E. Dutrow IEAH Stables 1 mile 1:37.16 $150,000 II
2009 Justwhistledixie 3 Alan Gracia Kiaran McLaughlin West Point Thoroughbreds 1 mile 1:37.67 $150,000 II
2008 Bsharpsonata 3 Eric Camacho Timothy E. Salzman Cloverleaf Farm II 1 mile 1:37.97 $150,000 II
2007 Christmas Kid 3 René Douglas James A. Jerkens Edward P. Evans 1 mile 1:37.34 $150,000 II
2006 Wait A While 3 John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Arundel Farm 1 18 miles 1:50.27 $150,000 II
2005 Sis City 3 John Velazquez Richard E. Dutrow Joe Torre, S.Goldfarb 1 18 miles 1:50.20 $150,000 II
2004 Miss Coronado 3 Cornelio Velásquez Robert J. Frankel Stonerside Stable 1 116 1:44.62 $150,000 II
2003 Yell 3 John Velazquez Shug McGaughey Claiborne Farm 1 1/16 1:44.96 $150,000 II
2002 Ms Brookski 3 Rosemary Homeister Reed Combest Phil Combest 1 116 miles 1:45.14 $150,000 II
2001 Latour 3 John Velazquez John C. Kimmel Heiligbrodt Racing Stable 1 116 miles 1:45.51 $100,000 II
2000 Cash Run 3 Jerry Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Padua Stables 1 mi,70yds 1:40.37 $100,000 II
1999 Three Ring 3 John Velazquez Edward Plesa Jr. Barry K. Schwartz 1 mi,70yds 1:41.53 $100,000 II
1998 Diamond Onth Run 3 Pat Day Stanley M. Hough Robert & Bea Roberts 1 mi,70yds 1:42.65 $100,000 II
1997 Glitter Woman 3 Mike E. Smith Shug McGaughey H. Joseph Allen 1 mi,70yds 1:39.31 $100,000 II
1996 Plum Country 3 Pat Day David Vivian Dominick Vittese 1 mi,70yds 1:42.08 $100,000 II
1995 Mia's Hope 3 Kristi Chapman Harold Rose Harold Rose 1 mi,70yds 1:43.26 $100,000 II
1994 Cut the Charm 3 Jerry Bailey James E. Bracken Kathy Jo Stable 1 mi,70yds 1:41.44 $100,000 II
1993 Lunar Spook 3 Mark Guidry J. Bert Sonnier Sandbar Farm 1 mi,70yds 1:42.09 $100,000 III
1992 Miss Legality 3 Julie Krone Sonny Hine Norton Waltuch 1 mi,70yds 1:42.00 $50,000
1991 Fancy Ribbons 3 Craig Perret D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 1 mi,70yds 1:41.10 $75,000
1990 Big Pride 3 Earlie Fires Sonny Hine Scott Savin 7 furlongs 1:26.00 $35,000
1989 Waggley 6 Jean-Luc Samyn Sonny Hine Scott Savin 7 furlongs 1:22.60 $35,000
1988 # Charming Tigress 5 Pat Day not found not found 7 furlongs 1:24.60 $35,000
1988 # Cadillacing 4 Randy Romero Shug McGaughey Ogden Phipps 7 furlongs 1:23.00 $35,000

# signifies that the race was run in two divisions in 1988.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chart of the 2020 Davona Dale". Equibase. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Profile of the Davona Dale". Equibase. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  3. ^ Hunter, Avalyn. "Davona Dale (horse)". American Classic Pedigrees. Retrieved 26 May 2020.