Fayette Stakes

The Fayette Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in late October at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. A Grade II event, it is open to horses age three and older. It is raced on dirt and currently offers a purse of $200,000.

Fayette Stakes
Grade II race
LocationKeeneland Race Course
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated1959
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.keeneland.com/racing/default.aspx
Race information
Distance1 18 miles (9 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-years-old & up
WeightAssigned
Purse$200,000

The Fayette Stakes is named for Fayette County, Kentucky, of which the city of Lexington is the county seat.

The race was contested on turf in 1985 and on Polytrack from 2006 through 2013.

It was run in two divisions in 1976 and 1982.

RecordsEdit

Speed record: (at current distance of ​1 18 miles)

  • 1:46.80 - Good Command (1987) & Grand Jewel (1993) (on natural dirt)
Most wins
  • 3 - Royal Harmony (1969, 1970, 1971)
Most wins by a jockey
Most wins by a trainer
Most wins by an owner

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(Miles)
Time
Gr.
2019 Tom's d'Etat 6 Joel Rosario Albert Stall Jr. G M B Racing (Gayle Benson) 118 1:49.17 G2
2018 Leofric 5 Florent Geroux Brad H. Cox Steve Landers Racing LLC 118 1:49.87 G2
2017 The Player 4 Calvin Borel William B. Bradley William B. Bradley & Carl Hurst 118 1:48.16 G2
2016 Noble Bird 5 Julien Leparoux Mark E. Casse John C. Oxley 118 1:47.75 G2
2015 Race Day 4 John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Matthew Schera 118 1:47.90 G2
2014 Pick of the Litter 4 Corey Lanerie Dale Romans Crossed Sabres Farm 118 1:49.48 G2
2013 Nikki's Sandcastle 6 Leandro Goncalves David C. Kassen Richard Sherman 118 1:48.13 G2
2012 Newsdad 4 Julien Leparoux William I. Mott James S. Karp 118 1:48.24 G2
2011 Wise Dan 4 Julien Leparoux Charles Lopresti Morton Fink 118 1:48.72 G2
2010 Successful Dan 4 Julien Leparoux Charles Lopresti Morton Fink 118 1:47.09 G2
2009 Blame 3 Jamie Theriot Albert Stall Jr. Adele Dilschneider/Claiborne Farm 118 1:50.54 G2
2008 Ball Four 7 Julio Garcia Derek Galvin Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith 118 1:48.37 G3
2007 Go Between 4 Miguel Mena William I. Mott Peter Vegso 118 1:47.97 G3
2006 Eccentric 5 Eddie Castro Roger Attfield Gary A. Tanaka 118 1:49.16 G3
2005 Alumni Hall 6 Calvin Borel Neil J. Howard William S. Farish III et al. 118 1:51.37 G3
2004 Midway Road 4 Calvin Borel Neil J. Howard William S. Farish III 118 1:50.39 G3
2003 M B Sea 4 Craig Perret Dale L. Romans Michael J. Bruder 118 1:50.30 G3
2002 Tenpins 4 Craig Perret Donald R. Winfree Joseph Vitello 118 1:51.17 G3
2001 Connected 4 Marlon St. Julien David M. Carroll Alexander/Groves Trust 118 1:50.05 G3
2000 Jadada 5 Shane Sellers Mitch Shirota Sterling Stud 118 1:54.80 G3
1999 Social Charter 4 Marlon St. Julien Patrick B. Byrne Stonerside & Robert E. Sangster 118 1:55.20 G3
1998 Arch 3 Shane Sellers Frank L. Brothers Claiborne & Adele Dilschneider 118 1:53.80 G3
1997 Whiskey Wisdom 4 Willie Martinez Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 118 1:48.60 G3
1996 Isitingood 5 David Flores Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram & Terry Henn 118 1:50.40 G2
1995 Judge T C 4 Joe Johnson Gary G. Hartlage Bea & Robert H. Roberts 118 1:49.00 G2
1994 Sunny Sunrise 7 Jeff Carle Bud Delp Harry Meyerhoff 118 1:50.00 G2
1993 Grand Jewel 3 Jerry Bailey Neil J. Howard William S. Farish III & William S. Kilroy 118 1:46.80 G2
1992 Barkerville 4 Shane Sellers Frank L. Brothers Darley Racing 118 1:48.40 G2
1991 Summer Squall 4 Pat Day Neil J. Howard Dogwood Stable 118 1:48.80 G2
1990 Lac Ouimet 7 Randy Romero Tom Skiffington Virginia Kraft Payson 118 1:47.20 G2
1989 Drapeau Tricolore 4 James Bruin D. Wayne Lukas Wildenstein Stable 118 1:48.20 G2
1988 Homebuilder 4 Don Brumfield Woody Stephens Ryehill Farm 118 1:51.20 G2
1987 Good Command 4 Don Brumfield Gary F. Jones Prestonwood Farm 118 1:46.80 G2
1986 Harham's Sizzler 7 Randall Meier Lou M. Goldfine Harold M. Florsheim 118 1:49.20 G3
1985 Wop Wop 3 Darrell Foster John T. Ward Jr. Abner C. Hiler Jr. 118 1:51.40 G3
1984 Star Choice 5 James McKnight Carl Nafzger Frances A. Genter 118 1:47.40 G3
1983 Frost King (DH) 5 Robin Platts Bill Marko Ted Smith & Bill Marko 118 1:48.80 G3
1983 Cad (DH) 5 Don Brumfield David C. Kassen Double Eagle Stable 118 1:48.80 G3
1982-1 Rivalero 6 Randy Romero Frank Whiteley Jr. Calumet Farm 118 1:50.40 G3
1982-2 El Baba 3 Don Brumfield Dewey Smith Dorothy D. Brown 118 1:50.20 G3
1981 Ironworks 3 Pat Day Charles R. Werstler Dixiana Stable 118 1:49.20 G3
1980 Hurry Up Blue 3 Gerland Gallitano Joseph M. Bollero Russell L. Reineman 118 1:49.00 G3
1979 Architect 3 Stanley Spencer Harvey L. Vanier Carl Lauer 118 1:49.60 G3
1978 Silver Series † 4 Don Brumfield Peter M. Howe Pillar Farm 1116 1:41.20
1977 Bob's Dusty 3 Richard dePass Smiley Adams Robert N. Lehmann 1116 1:42.80
1976-1 Silver Badge 5 Garth Patterson George T. Poole C. V. Whitney 1116 1:44.60
1976-2 Yamanin 4 Garth Patterson George T. Poole Hajima Doi 1116 1:43.20
1975 Warbucks 5 Jimmy Nichols Don Combs Edward E. Elzemeyer 1116 1:44.40
1974 Jesta Dream Away 4 Anthony Rini James E. Morgan George A. Zimmerman & Edwin J. Zwiesler 1116 1:41.60
1973 Chateauvira 5 Gerland Gallitano Del W. Carroll William S. Farish III 1116 1:42.80
1972 Chou Croute 4 John L. Rotz Bob G. Dunham E.V. "Tony" Benjamin III, et al. 1116 1:44.00
1971 Royal Harmony 7 David Whited Pat Devereux Sr. Thomas F. Devereux 1116 1:42.60
1970 Royal Harmony 6 Earl Knapp Pat Devereux Sr. Thomas F. Devereux 1116 1:42.80
1969 Royal Harmony 5 Mickey Solomone Pat Devereux Sr. Thomas F. Devereux 1116 1:42.60
1968 Yorkville 4 David Whited John M. Hart Edward J. Grosfield 1116 1:42.00
1967 Swoonaway 6 Billy Phelps S. Bryant Ott E. Gay Drake 1116 1:42.60
1966 Yumbel 5 Hector Pilar Albert Filicomo Walnut Hill Farm 1116 1:43.60
1965 Old Hat 6 Robert Gallimore Charles C. Norman Stanley Conrad 1116 1:42.80
1964 Swoonen 4 Kenny Knapp Willard L. Proctor J. Graham Brown 1116 1:42.00
1963 Choker 3 Kenneth Church Joe Kramer Louis Lee Haggin II 1116 1:41.40
1962 Blue Croon 4 Norman Cox Douglas Davis Jr. W. R. Henderson 118 1:48.80
1961 Zumbador II 4 Ray Broussard Leo Sierra Bruno Ferrari 118 1:47.60
1960 Little Fitz 5 Wlliam A. Peake Robert C. Steele John C. Hauer 118 1:49.60
1959 Terra Firma 4 Kenneth Church R. Douglas Prewitt H. Edsall Olson & R. Douglas Prewitt 118 1:51.40
  • † In 1978, Buckfinder finished first but was disqualified and set back to second.

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