Dwyer Stakes

The Dwyer Stakes is an American Grade III stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred racehorses held annually at Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont, Long Island, New York. Run in early July, it is open to three-year-old horses and is raced over a distance of 1 mile on dirt. It currently offers a purse of $500,000.

Dwyer Stakes
Grade III race
LocationBelmont Park
Elmont, New York
Inaugurated1887
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitewww.nyra.com/index_belmont.html
Race information
Distance1 Mile
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
WeightAssigned
Purse$300,000[1]

Inaugurated in 1887 as the Brooklyn Derby at the now defunct Gravesend Race Track on Coney Island, in 1918 it was renamed for the Dwyer brothers, Mike & Phil, who dominated thoroughbred racing in the late 19th century. At one time, it was a Grade I stakes race that was a major part of the American Thoroughbred racing season. It was known as the Dwyer Handicap from 1957 to 1978.

Since inception, the race has been contested at various distances:

  • 1 mile : 2015 to present
  • 1+116 miles – 1887–1924, 1935–1939, 1994 to 2014
  • 1+18 miles – 1888–1897, 1915–1924, 1935–1939, 1975–1993, 2010
  • 1+316 miles – 1956–1959
  • 1+14 miles – 1910–1914, 1925, 1940–1955, 1960–1974
  • 1+516 miles – 1925
  • 1+12 miles – 1887, 1898–1909, 1926–1934

The race has been held at:

In 1908 Fair Play was the first of three generations to win the Dwyer. His son, Man o' War, won it in 1920; and Man o' War's sons American Flag and Crusader won it in 1925 and 1926, respectively. The 1920 Dwyer turned into a match race when the owner of John P. Grier was the only one willing to run their horse against Man o' War. However, confronting John P. Grier proved to be one of his hardest races. The two horses raced head-to-head for most of the distance until John P. Grier put his nose in front at the eighth pole, but Man o' War came back to win by more than a length.

This race was downgraded to a Grade III for its 2014 running.[2]

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • at 1 mile – 1:33.74 – Firenze Fire (2018)
  • at 1+116 miles – 1:40.02 – Medallist (2004)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 9 – Jim Fitzsimmons (1922, 1930, 1932, 1935, 1939, 1949, 1955, 1957, 1961)

Most wins by an owner:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(Miles)
Time
2022 Charge It John R. Velazquez Todd Pletcher Whisper Hill Farm LLC 1 mile 1:34.67
2021 First Captain Jose Ortiz C. R. McGaughey III Westpoint Thoroughbreds, Siena Farms, Bobby Flay and Woodford Racing 1 mile 1:36.19
2019 Code of Honor John R. Velazquez C. R. McGaughey III William Stamps Farish III 1 mile 1:35.81
2018 Firenze Fire Irad Ortiz Jr. Jason Servis Mr. Amore Stable 1 mile 1:33.74
2017 Practical Joke Joel Rosario Chad Brown Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence 1 mile 1:35.16
2016 Fish Trappe Road Luis Saez W. Bret Calhoun Martin Racing Stable 1 mile 1:34.84
2015 Speightster Jose Lezcano William I. Mott WinStar Farm 1 mile 1:35.13
2014 Kid Cruz Irad Ortiz Jr. Linda Rice Vina Del Mar Thoroughbreds 1116 1:41.12
2013 Moreno José Ortiz Eric J. Guillot Southern Equine Stable 1116 1:41.07
2012 Teeth of the Dog Joel Rosario Michael Matz Jose W. Singer 1116 1:41.34
2011 Dominus Julien Leparoux Steve Asmussen Bolton/Stonestreet Stable/Spendthrift Farm 1116 1:41.74
2010 Fly Down Jose Lezcano Nick Zito Richard Pell 118 1:50.25
2009 Kensei Edgar Prado Steve Asmussen Stonestreet/Gulf Coast Farms 1116 1:40.47
2008 Mint Lane Eibar Coa James A. Jerkens Pinebloom Stable 1116 1:44.29
2007 Any Given Saturday Garrett Gomez Todd A. Pletcher Winstar / Padua 1116 1:40.69
2006 Strong Contender Edgar Prado John T. Ward, Jr John C. Oxley 1116 1:45.24
2005 Roman Ruler Jerry D. Bailey Bob Baffert Fog City Stable 1116 1:40.83
2004 Medallist Jorge F. Chavez H. Allen Jerkens Robert N. Clay 1116 1:40.02
2003 Strong Hope John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Eugene & Laura Melnyk 1116 1:41.76
2002 Gygistar John R. Velazquez Mark A. Hennig Edward P. Evans 1116 1:42.59
2001 E Dubai Jerry D. Bailey Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 1116 1:40.38
2000 Albert the Great Richard Migliore Nick Zito Tracy Farmer 1116 1:42.62
1999 Forestry Jerry D. Bailey Bob Baffert Aaron & Marie Jones 1116 1:41.00
1998 Coronado's Quest Mike E. Smith C. R. McGaughey III Stuart S. Janney III 1116 1:42.49
1997 Behrens Jerry D. Bailey H. James Bond W. C. Rudlein Stable 1116 1:42.26
1996 Victory Speech Jerry D. Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Michael Tabor 1116 1:41.53
1995 Hoolie Robbie Davis Willard C. Freeman R. Leahy/J. Meriwether 1116 1:42.74
1994 Holy Bull Mike E. Smith Warren A. Croll Jr. Warren A. Croll Jr. 1116 1:41.15
1993 Cherokee Run Pat Day Frank A. Alexander Jill Robinson 118 1:47.62
1992 Agincourt * Jorge F. Chavez Nick Zito Robert Perez 118 1:47.84
1991 Lost Mountain Craig Perret Thomas Bohannan Loblolly Stable 118 1:49.20
1990 Profit Key José A. Santos D. Wayne Lukas H. Joseph Allen 118 1:47.52
1989 Roi Danzig Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Henryk deKwiatkowski 118 1:49.27
1988 Seeking The Gold Pat Day C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 118 1:48.00
1987 Gone West Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Hickory Tree Stable 118 1:48.40
1986 Ogygian Walter Guerra Jan H. Nerud Tartan Stable 118 1:48.40
1985 Stephan's Odyssey Laffit Pincay Jr. Woody Stephens Henryk deKwiatkowski 118 1:49.20
1984 Track Barron Jean Cruguet LeRoy Jolley Peter M. Brant 118 1:47.80
1983 Au Point Jerry D. Bailey James W. Maloney Snowberry Farm 118 1:48.20
1982 Conquistador Cielo Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Henryk deKwiatkowski 118 1:45.80
1981 Noble Nashua Cash Asmussen Jose A. Martin Flying Zee Stable 118 1:49.20
1980 Amber Pass Don MacBeth Hubert Hine Entremont 118 1:49.00
1979 Coastal Ruben Hernandez David A. Whiteley William Haggin Perry 118 1:47.00
1978 Junction Jeffrey Fell Patrick J. Kelly Live Oak Plantation 118 1:48.80
1977 Bailjumper Ruben Hernandez David A. Whiteley Pen-Y-Bryn Farm 118 1:47.60
1976 Quiet Little Table Eddie Maple Philip G. Johnson Meadowhill 118 1:49.00
1975 Valid Appeal James Long Thomas F. Root Sr. Harry T. Mangurian Jr. 118 1:48.40
1974 Hatchet Man Ron Turcotte John M. Gaver Jr. Greentree Stable 114 2:01.20
1973 Stop The Music Heliodoro Gustines John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 114 2:02.60
1972 Cloudy Dawn Bill Hartack Frank Y. Whiteley Jr. Pen-Y-Bryn Farm 114 2:03.20
1971 Jim French Ángel Cordero Jr. John P. Campo See wiki article 114 2:01.60
1970 Judgable Robert Woodhouse Herbert Nadler Saul Nadler 114 2:02.60
1969 Gleaming Light Larry Adams John P. Campo Neil Hellman 114 2:04.00
1968 Stage Door Johnny Heliodoro Gustines John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 114 2:01.60
1967 Damascus Bill Shoemaker Frank Y. Whiteley Jr. Edith W. Bancroft 114 2:03.00
1966 Mr. Right Ernest Cardone Thomas M. Waller Cheray Duchin 114 2:02.80
1965 Staunchness Bobby Ussery Pete Mosconi Red Oak Stable 114 2:01.80
1964 Quadrangle Manuel Ycaza J. Elliott Burch Rokeby Stable 114 2:01.40
1963 Outing Class Bobby Ussery John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 114 2:01.60
1962 Cyane Eldon Nelson Henry S. Clark Christiana Stable 114 2:01.60
1961 Hitting Away Hedley Woodhouse Jim Fitzsimmons Ogden Phipps 114 2:03.80
1960 Francis S. Paul J. Bailey Burley Parke Harbor View Farm 114 2:03.00
1959 Waltz Sam Boulmetis Sr. Max Hirsch W. Arnold Hanger 1316 1:54.80
1958 Victory Morn Eric Guerin Woody Stephens Cain Hoy Stable 1316 1:58.80
1957 Bureaucracy William Boland Jim Fitzsimmons Ogden Phipps 1316 1:55.40
1956 Riley Ted Atkinson John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 1316 1:57.40
1955 Nashua Eddie Arcaro Jim Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 114 2:03.80
1954 High Gun Eric Guerin Max Hirsch King Ranch 114 2:05.00
1953 Native Dancer Eric Guerin William C. Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 114 2:05.20
1952 Blue Man Conn McCreary Woody Stephens White Oak Stable 114 2:01.80
1951 Battlefield Eddie Arcaro Bert Mulholland George D. Widener Jr. 114 2:04.40
1950 Greek Song Ovie Scurlock Virgil W. Raines Brandywine Stable 114 2:03.00
1949 Shackleton R. Bernhardt Jim Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 114 2:07.80
1948 My Request Ted Atkinson James P. Conway Ben F. Whitaker 114 2:02.00
1947 Phalanx Ruperto Donoso Syl Veitch C. V. Whitney 114 2:05.00
1946 Assault Warren Mehrtens Max Hirsch King Ranch 114 2:06.80
1945 Wildlife Ted Atkinson Andy Schuttinger Joseph M. Roebling 114 2:05.20
1944 By Jimminy Ted Atkinson James W. Smith Alfred P. Parker 114 2:03.40
1943 Vincentive John Gilbert Edward A. Christmas William L. Brann 114 2:05.00
1942 Valdina Orphan Carroll Bierman Frank Catrone Valdina Farms 114 2:01.40
1941 Whirlaway Eddie Arcaro Ben A. Jones Calumet Farm 114 2:03.40
1940 Your Chance * Wayne D. Wright Jack Creevy Mrs. G. D. Widener Jr. 114 2:03.80
1939 Johnstown James Stout Jim Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 118 1:48.40
1938 The Chief George Woolf Earl Sande Maxwell Howard 118 1:48.40
1937 Strabo Sam Renick Roy Waldron Hope Goddard Iselin 118 1:51.40
1936 Mr. Bones John Gilbert John M. Gaver Sr. John Hay Whitney 118 1:49.80
1935 Omaha Wayne D. Wright Jim Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 118 1:49.20
1934 Rose Cross Silvio Coucci William Brennan Manhasset Stable 112 2:32.00
1933 War Glory John Gilbert George Conway Glen Riddle Farm 112 2:31.80
1932 Faireno Thomas Malley Jim Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 112 2:31.40
1931 Twenty Grand Charley Kurtsinger James G. Rowe Jr. Greentree Stable 112 2:34.40
1930 Gallant Fox Earl Sande Jim Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 112 2:32.40
1929 Grey Coat Steve O'Donnell William M. Garth Samuel Ross 112 2:34.00
1928 Genie Willie Kelsay Henry McDaniel Gifford A. Cochran 112 2:31.60
1927 Kentucky II John Maiben Max Hirsch A. Charles Schwartz 112 2:31.80
1926 Crusader Earl Sande George Conway Glen Riddle Farm 112 2:29.60
1925 American Flag Albert Johnson Gwyn R. Tompkins Glen Riddle Farm 1516 2:10.60
1924 Ladkin John Maiben Louis Feustel August Belmont Jr. 118 1:49.80
1923 Dunlin Chick Lang William M. Garth Joshua S. Cosden 118 1:51.20
1922 Ray Jay Clyde Ponce Jim Fitzsimmons Quincy Stable 118 1:52.60
1921 Grey Lag Earl Sande Sam Hildreth Rancocas Stable 118 1:49.00
1920 Man o' War Clarence Kummer Louis Feustel Glen Riddle Farm 118 1:49.20
1919 Purchase Willie Knapp Sam Hildreth Sam Hildreth 118 1:52.60
1918 War Cloud Merritt C. Buxton Walter B. Jennings A. K. Macomber 118 1:50.20
1917 Omar Khayyam Arthur Collins Richard F. Carmen Wilfrid Viau 118 1:54.20
1916 Chicle Thomas McTaggart James G. Rowe Sr. Harry Payne Whitney 118 1:51.60
1915 Norse King James Butwell Max Hirsch Frederick B. Lemaire 118 1:54.00
1914 Roamer James Butwell A. J. Goldsborough Andrew Miller 114 2:05.60
1913 Rock View Thomas McTaggart Louis Feustel August Belmont Jr. 114 2:07.60
1912 no race
1911 no race
1910 Dalmatian Carroll Shilling Sam Hildreth Sam Hildreth 114 2:07.00
1909 Joe Madden Eddie Dugan Sam Hildreth Sam Hildreth 112 2:37.80
1908 Fair Play Eddie Dugan A. Jack Joyner August Belmont Jr. 112 2:37.80
1907 Peter Pan Walter Miller James G. Rowe Sr. James R. Keene 112 2:41.00
1906 Belmere Frank O'Neill Fred Burlew Fred Burlew 112 2:37.00
1905 Cairngorm Willie Davis A. Jack Joyner Sydney Paget 112 2:34.60
1904 Bryn Mawr Lucien Lyne W. Fred Presgrave Goughacres Stable (B. Frank Clyde & Thomas C. Clyde) 112 2:35.00
1903 Whorler Frank O'Neill John E. Madden H. P. Whitney & H. B. Duryea 112 2:39.20
1902 Major Daingerfield Matthew M. Allen George M. Odom F. C. McLewee & Co. 112 2:37.00
1901 Bonnibert Henry Spencer Thomas Welsh Frank Farrell 112 2:33.80
1900 Petruchio Henry Spencer James G. Rowe Sr. James R. & Foxhall P. Keene 112 2:34.00
1899 Ahom H. Martin Walter C. Jennings George E. Smith 112 2:36.00
1898 The Huguenot Henry Spencer James G. Rowe Sr. L. S. & W. P. Thompsom 112 2:39.25
1897 Octagon Willie Simms John J. Hyland August Belmont Jr. 118 2:10.75
1896 Handspring Samuel Doggett Frank McCabe Philip J. Dwyer 118 2:10.50
1895 Keenan Henry Griffin John J. Hyland John Daly 118 2:10.50
1894 Dobbins Willie Simms Hardy Campbell Jr. Richard Croker 118 2:14.50
1893 Rainbow Fred Littlefield R. Wyndham Walden J. A. & A. H. Morris 118 2:09.25
1892 Patron William Hayward Lewis Stuart Lewis Stuart 118 2:10.25
1891 Russell George Taylor R. Wyndham Walden J. A. & A. H. Morris 118 2:10.00
1890 Burlington Shelby Barnes Albert Cooper Hough Brothers 118 2:12.75
1889 Cynosure William Fitzpatrick John Moran David D. Withers 118 2:10.50
1888 Emperor of Norfolk Isaac Murphy Robert W. Thomas E. J. "Lucky" Baldwin 118 2:08.75
1887 Hanover Jim McLaughlin Frank McCabe Dwyer Brothers Stable 112 2:43.50
* In 1940, Snow Ridge finished first, but was disqualified.
* In 1992, Three Peat finished first but was disqualified and set back to second.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistics – Dwyer Stakes". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/82327/eight-stakes-elevated-in-status-for-2014[bare URL]

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