The Gazelle Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race raced annually at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, New York. Open to three-year-old fillies, it is a Grade II event run over a distance of one and one-eighth miles on dirt. The race is sometimes a stepping stone to the Breeders' Cup Distaff. Until 2004, the race name was the Gazelle Handicap.
|Grade II race|
Ozone Park, New York, United States
|Race type||Thoroughbred – Flat racing|
|Distance||1 1⁄8 miles (9 furlongs)|
- Race name
- Gazelle Handicap 1887–2004
- Gazelle Stakes since 2005
- Grade Ⅰ 1984–2012
- Grade Ⅱ 1973–1983, since 2013
- 1987–1900 unknown
- 1900–1958 1 1⁄16 miles
- 1959 and 1960 1 miles
- since 1961 1 1⁄8 miles
- Three-year-old fillies
- Only 1917–1920 Three-years-old and up fillies
- No race 1911–1916, 1933–1935
- The stakes amount was changed again and again.
Time record: (at current distance of 1 1⁄8 miles)
- 1:46.80 – Maud Muller (1974)
Most wins by a jockey:
Most wins by an owner:
The first New York-bred winner of an Eclipse Award, Saratoga Dew, won this race in 1992. That year she was American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly.