Flash Stakes

The Flash Stakes was an important and prestigious race for two-year-old Thoroughbred horses and one of the longest running horse racing events in America. Run before races were graded, the Flash was won by a host of starry names. Begun before the United States Hotel Stakes (also now removed from racing's roster), it was the oldest race for juveniles of either gender in the US.

Flash Stakes
Discontinued Stakes race
LocationSaratoga Race Course
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
Inaugurated1869
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance5 furlongs
SurfaceDirt
QualificationTwo-year-olds
WeightWeight-For-Age
PurseVaried over the years

Once a historic fixture in Saratoga, New York at the Saratoga Race Course, it was eliminated in 2005 by the New York Racing Association (NYRA), which feared bankruptcy.

Moved from its home in Saratoga after a long absence, the Grade III Flash had raced on at Belmont Park as a five furlong sprint on the main track for a $100,000 added purse until the NYRA's 2005 decision.

Winners since 1999Edit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2005 Beacon Shine Javier Castellano William I. Mott Kinsman Stable 0:58.39
2004 Primal Storm Shane Sellers Steve Asmussen Keith Asmussen 0:57.49
2003 Chapel Royal John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Derrick Smith & Michael Tabor 0:57.02
2002 Whywhywhy Edgar Prado Patrick Biancone Fabien Ouaki 0:57:10
2001 Busters Daydream Edgar Prado Timothy Tullock Jr. S J Bee Stable 0:56.93
2000 Yonaguska Jerry Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Michael Tabor 0:57.86
1999 More Than Ready John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher James T. Scatuorchio 0:57.10

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1983 : 1998 - Not Run
  • 1982 – Victorious
  • 1981 – Ringaro
  • 1972 : 1980 – Not Run
  • 1971 – Riva Ridge
  • 1969 – Pontifex
  • 1967 – Forward Pass
  • 1966 – Bold Hour
  • 1965 – Indulto
  • 1964 – New Act
  • 1963 – Irvkup
  • 1962 – Catullus
  • 1961 – Jaipur
  • 1960 – Not Run
  • 1959 – Greek Page
  • 1958 – First Minister
  • 1957 – Wing Jet
  • 1956 – Missile
  • 1955 – Reneged
  • 1954 – Laugh
  • 1953 – Card Trick
  • 1952 – Native Dancer
  • 1951 – Cousin
  • 1950 – Northern Star
  • 1949 – Greek Ship
  • 1948 – Algasir
  • 1947 – Star Bout
  • 1946 – Gestapo
  • 1945 – Assault
  • 1944 – Plebiscite
  • 1943 – Tropea
  • 1942 – Breezing Home
  • 1941 – Amphitheater
  • 1940 – Overdrawn
  • 1939 – Epatant
  • 1938 – Eight Thirty
  • 1937 – Maetall
  • 1936 – Maedic
  • 1935 – Red Rain
  • 1934 – Pitter Pat
  • 1933 – Elylee
  • 1932 – Happy Gal
  • 1931 – Irenes Bob
  • 1930 – Jamestown
  • 1929 – Gallant Fox
  • 1928 – Jack High
  • 1927 – Distraction
  • 1926 – Osmand
  • 1925 – Sarmaticus
  • 1924 – Felix
  • 1923 – Lord Baltimore
  • 1922 – Dust Flower
  • 1921 – Miss Joy
  • 1920 – Moody
  • 1919 – Miss Jemima
  • 1918 – Billy Kelly
  • 1917 – Papp
  • 1916 – Rickety
  • 1915 – Prince of Como
  • 1914 – Trial By Jury
  • 1913 – Old Rosebud
  • 1912 – Not Run
  • 1911 – Not Run
  • 1910 – Semproius
  • 1909 – Waldo
  • 1908 – Edward
  • 1907 – Fair Play
  • 1906 – Peter Pan
  • 1905 – Burgomaster
  • 1904 – Sysonby
  • 1902 – Judith Campbell
  • 1901 – Goldsmith
  • 1900 – Not Run
  • 1899 – Not Run
  • 1898 – Not Run
  • 1897 – Hamburg
  • 1896 – Not Run
  • 1895 – Oranetto
  • 1894 – Lisa II
  • 1893 – Galilee
  • 1892 – Nick
  • 1890 – Sir John
  • 1889 – Protection
  • 1888 – Princess Bowling
  • 1887 – King Fish
  • 1886 – Agnes
  • 1885 – Primero
  • 1884 – Volante
  • 1883 – Burton
  • 1882 – George Kinney
  • 1881 – Memento
  • 1879 – Sensation
  • 1878 – Harold
  • 1877 – Duke of Magenta
  • 1875 – Faithless
  • 1874 – Olitapa
  • 1873 – Regardless
  • 1872 – Tom Bowling
  • 1870 – Ratan
  • 1869 – Remorseless