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The Funny Cide Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race for two-year-old horses bred in New York, approved by the New York State-Bred Registry, and run at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. An ungraded stakes race, it is set at a distance of 6 and 1/2 furlongs on the dirt and currently offers a purse of $200,000.

Funny Cide Stakes
Restricted stakes (NY bred) race
LocationSaratoga Race Course
Saratoga Springs, New York, United StatesUnited States
Inaugurated2009
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.nyra.com/saratoga/stakes-race/funny-cide-nyb/
Race information
Distance6 1/2 furlongs
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationTwo-years-old, bred in NY state
Purse$200,000

Named for Funny Cide, the first New York bred horse to win the Kentucky Derby and the first gelding to win since Clyde Van Dusen in 1929, this race was first run on August 28, 2009.

In 2014, this race was part of the inaugural "Saratoga Showcase Day" featuring New York State bred horses.

In 2009 this race was set at 9 furlongs. After a gap, in 2014 it was restricted to two-year-olds bred in the state of New York.

Past winnersEdit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2017 Aveenu Malcainu Luis Saez Jeremiah Englehart Goldsquare LLC 1:17.69
2016 Syndergaard John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Fein, McKenna et al. 1:16.75
2015 Sudden Surprise John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Repole Stables 1:16.42
2014 Upstart Jose L. Ortiz Rick Violette Ralph M. Evans 1:16.23
2009 Future Prospect Rajiv Maragh Dodson Skaggs Dodson H. Skaggs 1:50.12

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