Forego Stakes

The Forego Stakes is a Grade I American Thoroughbred horse race for horses three years old and older over the distance of seven furlongs on the dirt, scheduled annually in August at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. The event currently carries a purse of $300,000.

Forego Stakes
Grade I race
LocationSaratoga Race Course
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
Inaugurated1980 (at Belmont Park as Forego Handicap)
Race typeThoroughbredflat racing
SponsorAmerica's Best Racing (2020)
WebsiteNYRA
Race information
Distance7 furlongs
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds and older
Weight124 lbs with allowances
Purse$300,000 (2020)

HistoryEdit

This event is named for Forego, the American Horse of the Year for three straight years between 1974 and 1976.[1]

The event was inaugurated on 27 August 1980, Opening Day of the Belmont Park Fall meeting for that year over a distance of one mile with handicap conditions and was won by Tanthem who was ridden by United States' Racing Hall of Fame jockey Jorge Velásquez in a time of 1:35 flat.[2] The event was held at Belmont Park the following year but was moved in 1982 to Saratoga with a decrease in distance to seven furlongs.[3]

In 1983 the event was classified as Grade III and the next year Grade II.[4]

From 2000 through 2002 the event was run at six and a half furlongs before reverting to the seven furlong distance in 2003.[4]

In 2001 was upgraded to Grade I.[3]

The event is considered a main preparatory race for either the Breeders' Cup Sprint at six furlongs, or the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. Several notable winners have followed such a path.

RecordsEdit

Time record:

  • 7 furlongs: 1:20.80 – Mitole (2019)

Margins:

  • 8 lengths – Affirmed Success (1998)

Most wins:

  • 2 – Groovy (1986, 1987)
  • 2 – Quick Call (1988, 1989)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 – Lynda S. Stokes (1988, 1989)
  • 2 – Godolphin Racing (2009, 2012)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
At Saratoga – Forego Stakes
2020 Win Win Win 4 Javier Castellano Michael Trombetta Live Oak Plantation 7 furlongs 1:21.71 $300,000 I [5]
2019 Mitole 4 Ricardo Santana Jr. Steven M. Asmussen William L. & Corinne Heiligbrodt 7 furlongs 1:20.80 $576,950 I [6]
2018 Whitmore 5 Ricardo Santana Jr. Ron Moquett Robert V. LaPenta, Ronn Moquett & Head of Plains Partners 7 furlongs 1:21.46 $600,000 I [7]
2017 Drefong 4 Mike E. Smith Bob Baffert Baoma Corporation 7 furlongs 1:21.12 $600,000 I [8]
2016 A. P. Indian 6 Joe Bravo Arnaud Delacour Green Lantern Stables 7 furlongs 1:20.99 $700,000 I [9]
2015 Private Zone 6 Martin A. Pedroza Jorge Navarro Good Friends Stable 7 furlongs 1:21.09 $700,000 I [10]
2014 Palace 5 Cornelio Velásquez Linda L. Rice Antonino Miuccio 7 furlongs 1:21.95 $500,000 I [11]
2013 Strapping Groom 6 Junior Alvarado David Jacobson David Jacobson & Drawing Away Stable 7 furlongs 1:22.27 $500,000 I [12]
2012 Emcee 4 Alan Garcia Kiaran P. McLaughlin Godolphin Racing 7 furlongs 1:21.00 $500,000 I [13]
2011 Jackson Bend 4 Corey Nakatani Nicholas P. Zito Robert V. LaPenta 7 furlongs 1:22.08 $250,000 I [14]
2010 Here Comes Ben 4 Alex O. Solis Charles LoPresti Marianne I. Chase & Brandon L. Chase. 7 furlongs 1:22.50 $250,000 I [15]
2009 Pyro 4 John R. Velazquez Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 7 furlongs 1:21.48 $300,000 I [16]
2008 First Defence 4 Channing Hill Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 7 furlongs 1:21.55 $250,000 I [17]
2007 Midnight Lute 4 Shaun Bridgmohan Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram & Watson and Weitman Performances 7 furlongs 1:21.06 $250,000 I [18]
2006 Pomeroy 5 John R. Velazquez Martin D. Wolfson Silverleaf Farms Inc. 7 furlongs 1:23.39 $250,000 I [19]
2005 Mass Media 4 Javier Castellano Robert J. Frankel Gary & Mary West Stables 7 furlongs 1:22.59 $250,000 I [20]
Forego Handicap
2004 Midas Eyes 4 Edgar S. Prado Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 7 furlongs 1:22.22 $250,000 I [21]
2003 Aldebaran 5 Jerry D. Bailey Robert J. Frankel Flaxman Holdings 7 furlongs 1:21.26 $250,000 I [22]
2002 Orientate 4 Jerry D. Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Robert B. & Beverly Lewis 6 12 furlongs 1:15.68 $250,000 I [23]
2001 Delaware Township 5 Jerry D. Bailey Benjamin W. Perkins Jr. New Farm 6 12 furlongs 1:15.53 $250,000 I [24]
2000 Shadow Caster 4 Jorge F. Chavez John P. Terranova II Gatsas Stables 6 12 furlongs 1:15.00 $250,000 II [25]
1999 Crafty Friend 6 Gary L. Stevens John C. Kimmel Ahmed bin Salman 7 furlongs 1:21.32 $250,000 II [26]
1998 Affirmed Success 4 Jorge F. Chavez Richard E. Schosberg Albert Fried Jr. 7 furlongs 1:21.98 $194,000 II [27]
1997 Score a Birdie 6 Herb McCauley Guadalupe Preciado Joseph Imbesi 7 furlongs 1:22.47 $200,000 II [28]
1996 Langfuhr 4 Jorge F. Chavez Michael Keogh Gustav Schickedanz 7 furlongs 1:21.90 $150,000 II [29]
1995 Not Surprising 5 Robbie Davis Judson Van Worp Robert Van Worp 7 furlongs 1:21.91 $104,000 II [30]
1994 American Chance 5 Pat Day David M. Carroll John D. Gunther 7 furlongs 1:22.74 $110,000 II [31]
1993 Birdonthewire 4 Mike E. Smith Philip M. Serpe Robert Kaufman 7 furlongs 1:21.88 $121,800 II [32]
1992 Rubiano 5 Julie Krone Flint S. Schulhofer Centennial Farms 7 furlongs 1:22.54 $116,800 II [33]
1991 Housebuster 4 Craig Perret Jimmy Croll Robert P. Levy 7 furlongs 1:21.08 $115,800 II [34]
1990 Lay Down 6 Chris Antley Claude R. McGaughey III Ogden Mills Phipps 7 furlongs 1:22.80 $86,400 II [35]
1989 Quick Call 5 Pat Day Sidney J. Watters Jr. Lynda S. Stokes 7 furlongs 1:21.80 $113,200 II [36]
1988 Quick Call 4 Pat Day Sidney J. Watters Jr. Lynda S. Stokes 7 furlongs 1:21.00 $114,200 II [37]
1987 Groovy 4 Ángel Cordero Jr. Jose A. Martin Prestonwood Farm 7 furlongs 1:21.80 $112,600 II [38]
1986 Groovy 3 José A. Santos Jose A. Martin John A. Ballis 7 furlongs 1:21.20 $117,200 II [39]
1985 Ziggy's Boy 3 Ángel Cordero Jr. Walter A. Kelley John B. Singer 7 furlongs 1:21.20 $88,350 II [40]
1984 Mugatea 4 Robbie Davis John O. Hertler Paul Hoffman 7 furlongs 1:22.40 $88,940 II [41]
1983 Maudlin 5 Ángel Cordero Jr. Jan H. Nerud Tartan Farms 7 furlongs 1:21.60 $54,300 III [42]
1982 Engine One 4 Ruben Hernandez Sylvester E. Veitch Benjamin Ferguson II 7 furlongs 1:21.20 $55,600 [43]
At Belmont Park
1981 Fappiano 4 Ángel Cordero Jr. Jan H. Nerud John A. Nerud 1 mile 1:33.80 $83,700 [44]
1980 Tanthem 5 Jorge Velásquez Douglas J. Worswick Ronald Worswick 1 mile 1:35.00 $85,050 [2]

See alsoEdit

List of American and Canadian Graded races

ReferencesEdit

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