Fantasy Stakes

The Fantasy Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in April at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The Fantasy is open to three-year-old fillies competing at a distance of one and one-sixteenth miles on the dirt. The race is a Grade II event with a current purse of $400,000 and has been a prep race to the Triple Tiara of Thoroughbred Racing, including the Kentucky Oaks, Black-Eyed Susan Stakes and Mother Goose Stakes.

Fantasy Stakes
Grade III race
LocationOaklawn Park Race Track
Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Race information
Distance1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs)


Speed record:

  • 1:41.20 – My Darling One (1984)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:


Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner
2020 Swiss Skydiver Brian Hernandez Jr. Kenneth McPeek Peter Callahan 1:42.00
2019 Lady Apple Ricardo Santana Jr. Steve Asmussen Phoenix Thoroughbred III & Katierich Stables 1:43.88
2018 Sassy Sienna Gary Stevens Brad H. Cox Medallion Racing and McClanahan, Jerry 1:45.63
2017 Ever So Clever Luis Contreras Steve Asmussen Clearview Stable LLC 1:43.40
2016 Terra Promessa Ricardo Santana Jr. Steve Asmussen Stonestreet Stables 1:45.06
2015 Include Betty Rosemary Homeister Jr. Thomas F. Proctor Brereton C. Jones & Timothy Thornton 1:44.16
2014 Sugar Shock Channing Hill Doug L. Anderson On Cloud Nine LLC 1:43.87
2013 Rose to Gold Calvin Borel Sal Santoro Amaya/Centofanti 1:45.80
2012 Mamma Kimbo Mike E. Smith Bob Baffert Peachtree Stable 1:43.64
2011 Joyful Victory Mike Smith J. Larry Jones Fox Hill Farms 1:44.74
2010 Blind Luck Rafael Bejarano Jerry Hollendorfer Mark Dedomenico, John Carver, Peter Abruzzo, J. Hollendorfer 1:42.56
2009 Rachel Alexandra Calvin Borel Hal R. Wiggins Dolphus C. Morrison & Michael Lauffer 1:43.35
2008 Eight Belles Ramon Domínguez J. Larry Jones Fox Hill Farms 1:43.06
2007 High Heels Joe Johnson Gary Hartlage Anita Ebert 1:44.40
2006 Ready to Please Stewart Elliott Todd A. Pletcher James T. Scatuorchio 1:45.60
2005 Round Pond Stewart Elliott John Servis Fox Hill Farms 1:43.40
2004 House of Fortune Alex Solis Ron McAnally Arnold Zetcher 1:42.60
2003 Ruby's Reception Terry Thompson J. Larry Jones Oasis Racing Stable 1:44.60
2002 See How She Runs Don Pettinger Donnie Von Hemel Pin Oak Stable 1:43.80
2001 Mystic Lady Eibar Coa Mark A. Hennig Lee Lewis 1:43.20
2000 Classy Cara Ignacio Puglisi Douglas F. O'Neill John J. Zamora 1:43.80
1999 Excellent Meeting Kent Desormeaux Bob Baffert Golden Eagle Farm 1:42.60
1998 Silent Eskimo Carlos Gonzalez Bobby C. Barnett John A. Franks 1:43.80
1997 Blushing K.D. Lonnie Meche Sam David Jr. James & Sue Burns 1:42.60
1996 Escena Pat Day William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson 1:43.80
1995 Cat's Cradle Chris Antley David Hofmans Ridder Thoroughbred 1:44.20
1994 Two Altazano Kirk LeBlanc Mike Stidham Harold Goodman 1:43.60
1993 Aztec Hill Mike E. Smith Tom Bohannan Loblolly Stable 1:44.20
1992 Race The Wild Wind Chris McCarron Ron McAnally Marianne & Brandon Chase 1:43.60
1991 Lite Light Corey Nakatani Jerry Hollendorfer Oaktown Stable 1:41.80
1990 Silvered Don Howard Dewey Smith Arthur B. Hancock III & Roy L. Bowen 1:44.20
1989 Fantastic Look Chris McCarron Gary F. Jones M/M John C. Mabee 1:43.20
1988 Jeanne Jones Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham M/M John C. Mabee 1:42.20
1987 Very Subtle Chris McCarron Melvin F. Stute Ben Rochelle & Estate of Carl Grinstead 1:42.40
1986 Tiffany Lass Gary Stevens Laz Barrera Aaron U. Jones 1:42.00
1985 Rascal Lass Ray Sibille Lin Wheeler Paternostro P V 1:43.20
1984 My Darling One Chris McCarron Laz Barrera Dolly Green 1:41.20
1983 Brindy Brindy Kenny Jones Jack Van Berg Jane M. Martin 1:44.60
1982 Flying Partner Ray Sibille Charles E. Whittingham Buckland Farm 1:47.00
1981 Heavenly Cause Laffit Pincay Jr. Woody Stephens Ryehill Farm 1:43.80
1980 Bold 'n Determined Ed Delahoussaye Neil Drysdale Saron Stable 1:45.20
1979 Davona Dale Jorge Velásquez John M. Veitch Calumet Farm 1:44.40
1978 Equanimity Henry E. Moreno Henry M. Moreno Pine Tree Stable 1:44.60
1977 Our Mims Don Brumfield John M. Veitch Calumet Farm 1:45.00
1976 T.V. Vixen Bernie Walt Pete Salmen Jr. Crimson King Farm 1:43.40
1975 Hoso Mickey Solomone Frank H. Merrill Jr. Roxie Gian 1:46.00
1974 Miss Musket Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Aaron U. Jones 1:44.40
1973 Knitted Gloves Julio Espinoza Ike Mourar Robert E. Lehmann 1:42.60
* † In 1987, Up The Apalachee won the race but was disqualified.

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