Eatontown Stakes

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The Eatontown Stakes is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for fillies and mares, three years old and older over a distance of 1+116 miles on the turf course scheduled annually in June at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey and currently offers a purse of $150,000 plus a trophy.[1]

Eatontown Stakes
Grade III race
LocationMonmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport, New Jersey, United States
Inaugurated1971 (as Eatontown Handicap)
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
WebsiteMonmouth Park Racetrack
Race information
Distance1+116 miles
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFillies and Mares, three-years-old and older
WeightBase weights with allowances:
Older: 124 lbs 3YOs: 121 lbs
Purse$150,000 (2020)

HistoryEdit

The event is named after Eatontown, New Jersey, a Borough near the Monmouth Park track.

The inaugural running of the event was on 9 August 1971, on the closing day of the 1971 Monmouth Park summer meeting as the Eatontown Handicap and was won by the 35-1 longshot in the field, a six-year-old Chilean mare Flor De Sombra in a time of 1:4645.[2] Flor De Sombra was claimed earlier that year by Joseph W. Mergler at Gulfstream Park for $14,500.[2]

The following year the event was run in split divisions. The event has been held in split divisions seven times with the last occurence in 1987.[3]

The event was taken of the turf in 1977 due to state of the track after inclement weather and held on the main dirt track.[4] The event was held on the main track in 2006 and 2020.[4]

For three runnings of the event, from 1988 and 1990 the race was run over the slightly longer distance of 1+18 miles.[5]

In 1996 the event was upgraded by the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to Grade III status.[5] The event has held with this status until 2020 when the event was automatically downgraded to Listed class due to the race been run off the turf.[4]

Since 2013 the event has been held as the Eatontown Stakes with stakes allowance conditions.[4]

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 1+116 miles – 1:39.26 Laughing (IRE) (2013)

Margins:

  • 6+14 lengths – Jacuzzi Boogie (CAN) (1990)

Most wins:

  • 2 – Telly (1972, 1973)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 3 – Vincent Bracciale Jr. – (1972 - both divisions, 1973)
  • 3 – Nick Santagata – (1987, 1991, 1992)
  • 3 – Joe Bravo – (1995, 2009, 2017)
  • 3 – Paco Lopez – (2015, 2016, 2019)

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 – Cambridge Stables (1972, 1973)

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
Eatontown Stakes
2020 Valiance 4 Nik Juarez Todd A. Pletcher Eclipse Thoroughbreds, Martin S. Schwartz & China Horse Club 1+116 miles 1:44.25 $153,500 Listed Off turf[6]
2019 Valedictorian 5 Paco Lopez Kelly J. Breen Epic Racing 1+116 miles 1:43.70 $165,000 III [7]
2018 Dream Awhile 4 Irad Ortiz Jr. Chad C. Brown Joseph Allen 1+116 miles 1:41.59 $98,000 III [8]
2017 Grand Jete (GB) 4 Joe Bravo Chad C. Brown Juddmonte Farms 1+116 miles 1:41.30 $111,000 III [9]
2016 Isabella Sings 4 Paco Lopez Todd A. Pletcher Siena Farms 1+116 miles 1:40.57 $103,000 III [10]
2015 I'm Already Sexy 5 Paco Lopez Wayne M. Catalano Hit The Board Stables 1+116 miles 1:41.29 $107,000 III [11]
2014 Medea (IRE) 5 Forest Boyce Francis Abbott III Cornerstone Thoroughbreds 1+116 miles 1:41.89 $103,000 III [12]
2013 Laughing (IRE) 5 Angel Serpa Alan E. Goldberg Richard Santulli 1+116 miles 1:39.26 $99,000 III [13]
Eatontown Handicap
2012 Silver Screamer 4 Jose L. Espinoza Rudy R. Rodriguez Michael Imperio & Bill Elias Stables 1+116 miles 1:40.41 $105,000 III [14]
2010 Gypsy's Warning (SAF) 5 Jose Valdivia Jr. H. Graham Motion Team Valor International & Green Lantern Stables 1+116 miles 1:41.79 $147,000 III [15]
2009 All Is Vanity (FR) 5 Joe Bravo Christophe Clement Jedburgh Stud 1+116 miles 1:41.67 $150,000 III [16]
2008 Social Queen 5 Jose Lezcano Alan E. Goldberg Jayeff B Stables 1+116 miles 1:40.40 $150,000 III [17]
2007 Karen's Caper 5 Brice Blanc Robert J. Frankel Stonerside Stable 1+116 miles 1:39.48 $150,000 III [18]
2006 Brunilda (ARG) 6 Eddie Castro Stanley M. Hough Cobra Farm 1+116 miles 1:44.00 $150,000 III Off turf[19]
2005 Smart N Classy 5 Jose A. Velez Jr. John J. Tammaro III Roseland Farm Stable 1+116 miles 1:46.22 $165,000 III [20]
2004 Ocean Drive 4 Eibar Coa Todd A. Pletcher Bonnie & Sy Baskin 1+116 miles 1:41.79 $100,000 III [21]
2003 Stylish 5 Heberto Castillo Jr. William I. Mott The Thoroughbred Corporation 1+116 miles 1:41.69 $100,000 III [22]
2002 Clearly a Queen 5 Eibar Coa Teresa M. Pompay John A. Franks 1+116 miles 1:44.02 $100,000 III [23]
2001 Cousin Gigi 4 Rick Wilson Timothy A. Hills Harry Minassian Sr. 1+18 miles 1:47.50 $100,000 III [24]
Eatontown Stakes
2000 Reciclada (CHI) 5 Alex O. Solis Richard E. Mandella Diamond A Racing 1+116 miles 1:44.34 $100,000 III [25]
1999 Formal Tango 4 Jerry D. Bailey Albert Stall Jr. David Hulkewicz & Michael Rainier 1+116 miles 1:42.62 $100,000 III [26]
1998 Gastronomical 5 Gary L. Stevens James J. Toner Prestonwood Farm & G. Arthur Seelbinder 1+116 miles 1:43.39 $69,000 III [27]
1997 B. A. Valentine 4 Chris McCarron Dale L. Romans Alberta Butner 1+116 miles 1:41.32 $69,100 III [28]
Eatontown Handicap
1996 Gail's Brush 5 Gary Boulanger Edwin T. Broome Edwin T. Broome 1+116 miles 1:40.40 $75,000 III [29]
Eatontown Stakes
1995 Symphony Lady 5 Joe Bravo Flint S. Schulhofer Julian Cohen 1+116 miles 1:43.64 $50,000 Listed [30]
1994 Verbal Volley 5 Robert E. Colton John H. Forbes Bethlehem Stables 1+116 miles 1:44.71 $40,000 Listed [31]
1993 Topsa 6 Luis Romero Rivera Jr. Thomas Victor Smith Robert E. Masterson 1+116 miles 1:46.39 $35,000 Listed [32]
1992 Red Journey 4 Nick Santagata Mark E. Casse Harry T. Mangurian Jr. 1+116 miles 1:45.06 $35,000 Listed [33]
1991 Jacuzzi Boogie (CAN) 4 Nick Santagata Edward T. Allard Estate of John H. Costello 1+116 miles 1:41.67 $35,000 [34]
Eatontown Handicap
1990 Miss Unnameable 6 Larry Saumell D. Wayne Lukas Leonard D. Mathis 1+18 miles 1:48.00 $56,850 [35]
1989 Highland Penny 4 Dennis Carr Susan H. Duncan Raven Brook Farm 1+18 miles 1:50.00 $57,950 [36]
1988 Hear Music (CAN) 5 Marco Castaneda John Charalambous John Charalambous 1+18 miles 1:49.80 $57,400 [37]
1987 Bailrullah 5 Nick Santagata William W. Wright Laura Leigh Stable 1+116 miles 1:44.00 $46,850 Division 1[38]
Cadabra Abra 4 Herb McCauley Daniel Perlsweig Jerry R. Pinkley 1:43.80 $47,650 Division 2[38]
1986 Mazatleca (MEX) 6 Craig Perret Alan E. Goldberg Betty G. Marcus 1+116 miles 1:43.20 $46,600 Division 1[39]
Bharal 5 Jorge Velasquez Thomas M. Bush P. J. Andrews 1:43.80 $47,000 Division 2[39]
1985 Agacerie 4 Angel Cordero Jr. Jan H. Nerud Tartan Stables 1+116 miles 1:44.20 $58,050 [40]
1984 Jubilous 4 Gregg McCarron Woodford C. Stephens Hickory Tree Stable 1+116 miles 1:43.40 $61,000 [41]
1983 Doodle 4 Jimmy J. Miranda Edward I. Kelly Jr. William H. Perry 1+116 miles 1:44.00 $47,350 [42]
1982 Kuja Happa 4 Danny Wright D. Michael Smithwick Sr. Templeton Stable 1+116 miles 1:44.80 $45,775 [43]
1981 Wayward Lassie 4 Daryl Montoya Patrick J. Kelly Live Oak Plantation 1+116 miles 1:44.60 $25,262 Division 1[44]
Endicotta 5 Don Brumfield Stanley M. Rieser Endicott P. Davidson 1:44.80 $27,862 Division 2[45]
1980 Nasty Jay 5 Robert E. McKnight Harold B. Brice Jr. Kenneth J. Edwards 1+116 miles 1:44.00 $33,812 Division 1[46]
Riddle's Reply 4 Ernest Cardone Guy J. Lyon Christopher Meccia & Hebert Prince 1:44.20 $33,463 Division 2[46]
1979 The Very One 4 Charles Cooke Monti W. Sims Helen Polinger 1+116 miles 1:46.20 $38,825 [47]
1978 Huggle Duggle 4 Bernie Gonzalez Albert S. Barrera Leslie Combs II 1+116 miles 1:42.60 $34,025 [48]
1977 Jolly Song 5 John Nied Jr. William T. Raymond Middletown Stables 1+116 miles 1:47.20 $28,600 Off turf[49]
1976 † Collegiate 4 James W. Edwards Anthony J. Bardaro Bright View Farm 1+116 miles 1:43.60 $23,000 Division 1[50]
Stage Luck 4 James W. Edwards John R. S. Fisher Theodosia M. Nolan 1:43.80 $22,750 Division 2[50]
1975 Hinterland 5 Craig Perret Howard M. Tesher Exeter Stable 1+116 miles 1:43.60 $27,900 [51]
1974 Bird Boots 5 Buck Thornburg Edgar L. Vansant Jack R. Hogan 1+116 miles 1:46.80 $29,550 [52]
1973 ‡ Telly 5 Vincent Bracciale Jr. William O. Hicks Cambridge Stables 1+116 miles 1:43.60 $22,712 Division 1[53]
Cathy Baby 4 Miguel A. Rivera William R. Corbellini Mereworth Farm 1:42.60 $22,512 Division 2[53]
1972 Telly 4 Vincent Bracciale Jr. William O. Hicks Cambridge Stables 1+116 miles 1:42.40 $22,238 Division 1[54]
Best Go 4 Vincent Bracciale Jr. C. Whaler R. Smiser West 1:42.40 $22,487 Division 2[54]
1971 Flor De Sombra (CHI) 6 Herberto Hinojosa Joseph W. Mergler Briardale Farm 1+116 miles 1:46.80 $28,875 [2]

Legend:
  Dirt   Turf
Notes:
‡ In the running of the first division of the event in 1973, Lightning Lucy was first past the post winning by a head margin but was disqualified for interference in the straight after a protest was lodged against her and Telly was declared the winner.
† In the running of the first division of the event in 1976, Copano was first past the post but was disqualified for interference in the straight and Collegiate was declared the winner.

See alsoEdit

List of American and Canadian Graded races

ReferencesEdit

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