Garden State Stakes

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The Garden State Stakes was an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in mid November at the now defunct Garden State Park Racetrack in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. A futurity event for two-year-olds, it is sometimes referred to as the Garden State Futurity. By 1956, the total purse offered was more than $300,000 (including all nomination and starting fees), making it the richest horse race in the world.[1]

Garden State Stakes
Defunct horse race
LocationGarden State Park Racetrack
Cherry Hill, New Jersey New Jersey
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Race information
Distancevarious
SurfaceDirt and Turf
Trackleft-handed
QualificationTwo-years-old

The race was contested on dirt until 1994 when it was changed to a race on turf. It was raced at various distances:

  • On dirt:
  • Inception – 1952: 6 furlongs on dirt
  • 1953–1972, 1993: 1+116 miles on dirt
  • 1985–1992: 1+18 miles on dirt
  • 1998 : 1 mile on dirt (1998 race switched from turf due to heavy rains)
  • On turf:
  • 1994–1995 : 1+116 miles on turf
  • 1996–1997, 1999 : 1 mile on turf

In 1955, the racetrack created a counterpart for fillies called the Gardenia Stakes.[2]

The Garden State Stakes was placed on hiatus in 1973 and after a fire destroyed the racetrack on April 14, 1977[3] it would not be run again until a new track was built by International Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. through its wholly owned subsidiary, Garden State Race Track, Inc. headed by Robert E. Brennan that opened on April 1, 1985.[4] The March 18, 2000 issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the Garden State Stakes had been cancelled for financial reasons.[5]

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(Furlongs)
Time
1999 Judges' View Jesus Castanon Luis Collazo Lee A. Rogalski 8 F 1:39.10
1998 Who Did It and Run Felix Ortiz Debra Sones Debra Sones 8 F 1:36.51
1997 Keep it Strait Charles C. Lopez Joseph H. Pierce Jr. M. Delfiner & A. Gilman 8 F 1:43.05
1996 Fitz Victor Molina Edward Colettti Jr. Ken and Sarah Ramsey 8 F 1:40.69
1995 Claramount Hill Julie Krone Philip M. Serpe Double R. Stable 8.5 F 1:44.26
1994 Alleged Impression Mario Verge Eddie Gaudet Morris Bailey 8.5 F 1:44.56
1993 Tri For The Gold Matthew Vigliotti Robert Seeger Plumstead Stables 8.5 F 1:45.02
1992 Fling Nick Santagata Ronald Glorioso Prescott & Pamela McCardell 9 F 1:53.58
1991 Tank Rick Wilson Benjamin W. Perkins Jr. Bohemia Stable 9 F 1:51.03
1990 Killer Diller James Bruin Frank A. Alexander Barry K. Schwartz 9 F 1:52.40
1989 Faultless Ensign Chris DeCarlo Benjamin W. Perkins Jr. B. W. Perkins Sr./Anthony Tornetta 9 F 1:51.20
1988 Tsarbaby Herb McCauley D. Wayne Lukas Peter M. Brant 9 F 1:52.20
1987 Mister S M Frank Lovato Jr. Stephen L. DiMauro Samuel F. Morrell 9 F 1:49.80
1986 Fobby Forbes Randy Romero Carlos Garcia Due Process Stable 9 F 1:51.00
1985 Spend a Buck Ángel Cordero Jr. Cam Gambolati Hunter Farm 9 F 1:45.80
1972 Secretariat Ron Turcotte Lucien Laurin Meadow Stable 8.5 F 1:44.40
1971 Riva Ridge Ron Turcotte Lucien Laurin Meadow Stable 8.5 F 1:43.60
1970 Run the Gantlet John L. Rotz J. Elliott Burch Rokeby Stable 8.5 F 1:45.00
1969 Forum Walter Blum Eugene Jacobs Herbert A. Allen Sr. 8.5 F 1:44.40
1968 Beau Brummel Braulio Baeza Edward A. Neloy Ogden Mills Phipps 8.5 F 1:44.60
1967 Bugged Eddie Belmonte Ivor G. Balding C. V. Whitney 8.5 F 1:44.80
1966 Successor Braulio Baeza Edward A. Neloy Wheatley Stable 8.5 F 1:44.20
1965 Prince Saim Joe Culmone Al Pepino Pepino brothers 8.5 F 1.42.80
1964 Sadair Manuel Ycaza Les Lear North Forty Stable 8.5 F 1:41.00
1963 Hurry to Market W. C. Cook David Erb Roger Wilson/Mrs. T. P. Hull Jr. 8.5 F 1:45.20
1962 Crewman Bill Shoemaker Winbert F. Mulholland George D. Widener Jr. 8.5 F 1:44.00
1961 Crimson Satan Bill Shoemaker Gordon R. Potter Crimson King Farm 8.5 F 1:44.20
1960 Carry Back Johnny Sellers Jack A. Price Mrs. Katherine Price 8.5 F 1:46.40
1959 Warfare Ismael Valenzuela Hack Ross Bellehurst Stable 8.5 F 1:42.80
1958 First Landing Eddie Arcaro Casey Hayes Christopher Chenery 8.5 F 1:46.40
1957 Nadir Bill Hartack Moody Jolley Claiborne Farm 8.5 F 1:44.20
1956 Barbizon Bill Hartack Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 8.5 F 1:44.80
1955 Prince John Angel Valenzuela Walter A. Kelley Elmendorf Farm 8.5 F 1:42.60
1954 Summer Tan Eric Guerin Sherrill W. Ward Dorothy Firestone 8.5 F 1:46.20
1953 Turn-To Henry Moreno Eddie Hayward Cain Hoy Stable 8.5 F 1:46.20
1952 Laffango Nick Shuk Merritt A. Buxton Trio Stable 6 F 1:11.40
1951 Candle Wood Chris Rogers Lyman A. Brusie Robert C. Hanna 6 F 1:11.80
1950 Iswas Joe Culmone D. W. Kerns Brookfield Farm 6 F
1949 Cornwall Bob Strange B. Frank Christmas Abram S. Hewitt 6 F 1:11.40
1948 Blue Peter Wayne Wright Andy Schuttinger Joseph M. Roebling 5 F 1:00.80
1947 Itsabet Don Padgett D. W. Kerns Brookfield Farm 6 F 1:11.60
1946 Double Jay Johnny Breen Walter L. McCue Ridgewood Stable 6 F 1:11.00
1945 Air Rate Harry Pratt Ralph Lentini Frederick Wyse 6 F 1:13.20
1944 Alexis John A. Healey Christiana Stable 6 F

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ St. Petersburg Times – October 27, 1956
  2. ^ Baltimore Sun – October 16, 1955
  3. ^ Chicago Tribune – April 15, 1977
  4. ^ "INTERNATIONAL THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS INC, Form 10-K, Annual Report, Filing Date Oct 15, 1996". secdatabase.com. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  5. ^ Philadelphia Inquirer, March 18, 2000