Hill Prince Stakes

The Hill Prince Stakes is an American Grade II Thoroughbred horse race contested annually in early June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Open to three-year-old horses, it is raced on turf at a distance of one and one-eight miles (9 furlongs).[1]

Hill Prince Stakes
Grade II stakes race
LocationBelmont Park
Elmont, New York,
United States
Inaugurated1975
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Race information
Distance1 18 miles (9 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
WeightAssigned
Purse$500,000

The race is named for Christopher Chenery's Hall of Fame colt, Hill Prince.

The Hill Prince Stakes was hosted by Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York in 1979, 1980, and again in 1982.

A Grade III race since 1981, in 2018 it was upgraded to Grade II status.

The inaugural running took place as the Hill Prince Handicap on October 26, 1975 and was run at a distance of a mile and three-eights. It was won on a disqualification by Gustave Ring's homebred colt Don Jack.[2]

The race was run in two divisions in 1982.

RecordsEdit

Speed record: (at distance of one mile)

  • 1:33.45 – Marcavelly (2007)

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(Miles)
Time
Win$ Gr.
2018 Have At It 3 David Cohen Christophe Clement Robert S. Evans 118 M 1:50.52 $275,000 G2
2017 Yoshida 3 Manuel Franco William I. Mott WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners 118 M 1:47.07 $300,000 G3
2016 Camelot Kitten 3 Irad Ortiz Jr. Chad C. Brown Ken and Sarah Ramsey 118 M 1:47.25 $300,000 G3
2015 Takeover Target 3 José L. Ortiz Chad C. Brown Klaravich Stables/William Lawrence 118 M 1:51.42 $300,000 G3
2014 Ring Weekend 3 Irad Ortiz Jr. H. Graham Motion St. Elias Stable/West Point Thoroughbreds 118 M 1:55.56 $300,000 G3
2013 Notacatbutallama 3 John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Repole Stable 1 M 1:34.82 $90,000 G3
2012 Summer Front 3 Ramon Domínguez Christophe Clement Waterford Stable (Thomas A. Moore) 1 M 1:33.74 $90,000 G3
2011 Street Game 3 Ryan Curatolo Phillip Serpe Flying Zee Stables (Viane Lizza) 1 M 1:36.38 $60,000 G3
2010 Krypton 3 Rajiv Maragh Kiaran McLaughlin Harvey Clarke & Ron Winchell 1 M 1:34.97 $60,000 G3
2009 Despite the Odds 3 Jeremy Rose Michael Trombetta Johnson/Ryan/Dilger 1 M 1:35.68 $65,400 G3
2008 Gio Ponti 3 Garrett Gomez Christophe Clement Castleton Lyons 1 M 1:35.03 $66,600 G3
2007 Marcavelly 3 Edgar Prado William I. Mott Zayat Stables 1 M 1:33.45 $64,620 G3
2006 Outperformance 3 Javier Castellano Richard Violette Jr. Klaravich Stables 1 M 1:36.74 $69,240 G3
2005 Rey de Café 3 Javier Castellano George R. Arnold G. Watts Humphrey Jr. 118 M 1:49.25 $68,820 G3
2004 Artie Schiller 3 Richard Migliore James A. Jerkens Timber Bay Farm et al. 118 M 1:50.06 $66,000 G3
2003 Happy Trails ‡ 3 Shaun Bridgmohan Steve Klesaris Sanford Goldfarb et al. 118 M 1:50.13 $67,860 G3
2002 Van Minister 3 Michael Luzzi Carlos F. Martin Our Sugar Bear Stable (William J. Terrill) 118 M 1:54.42 $65,580 G3
2001 Proud Man 3 René Douglas Harry Benson Robert Kaufman 118 M 1:48.25 $68,760 G3
2000 Promontory Gold 3 Edgar Prado Robert J. Frankel Robert A. Witt 118 M 1:49.15 $65,540 G3
1999 Time Off 3 Jean-Luc Samyn Scott M. Schwartz H. & C. Schwartz 118 M 1:47.48 $66,720 G3
1998 Recommended List ‡ 3 Jorge F. Chavez James E. Picou Fred W. Hooper 118 M 1:49.28 $68,100 G3
1997 Subordination 3 John Velazquez Gary Sciacca Klaravich Stables & et al. 118 M 1:45.96 $67,200 G3
1996 Optic Nerve 3 José A. Santos Howard M. Tesher Oak Cliff & Wade 1116 M 1:39.70 $66,420 G3
1995 Green Means Go 3 Jerry D. Bailey William I. Mott Pin Oak Stable 1116 M 1:40.33 $68,160 G3
1994 Pennine Ridge 3 Jerry D. Bailey David G. Donk December Hill Farm (Allan R. Dragone) 1116 M 1:39.87 $50,925 G3
1993 Halissee 3 Julie Krone William I. Mott John A. Nerud 1116 M 1:40.91 $52,020 G3
1992 Free At Last † 3 Jerry D. Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Team Valor Stable 1116 M 1:41.05 $53,190 G3
1991 Young Daniel 3 Ángel Cordero Jr. John M. Veitch Darby Dan Farm 1116 M 1:39.87 $58,050 G3
1990 Solar Splendor 3 Eddie Maple Patrick J. Kelly Live Oak Plantation (Charlotte C. Weber) 1116 M 1:41.20 $57,870 G3
1989 Slew The Knight 3 Chris Antley John O. Hertler Philip DiLeo 1116 M 1:41.00 $56,520 G3
1988 Sunshine Forever 3 Ángel Cordero Jr. John M. Veitch Darby Dan Farm 1116 M 1:41.20 $85,620 G3
1987 Forest Fair 3 José A. Santos John J. Lenzini Jr. Gary Marano 1116 M 1:42.80 $86,220 G3
1986 Double Feint 3 José A. Santos LeRoy Jolley Jr. Peter M. Brant 1116 M 1:41.40 $53,190 G3
1985 Danger's Hour 3 Don MacBeth MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stable 1116 M 1:40.60 $59,310 G3
1984 A Gift 3 Don MacBeth Joseph B. Cantey Taylor Asbury 118 M 1:48.40 $43,680 G3
1983 Domynsky 3 Jerry D. Bailey William Curtis Jr. Dogwood Stable 118 M 1:48.80 $36,660 G3
1982-1 Majesty's Prince 3 Ruben Hernandez Joseph B. Cantey John DeWitt Marsh 1116 M 1:43.40 $33,180 G3
1982-2 Larida 3 Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Newstead Farm 1116 M 1:43.40 $33,180 G3
1981 Summing 3 Ángel Cordero Jr. Luis S. Barrera Charles T. Wilson Jr. 1116 M 1:42.40 $35,700 G3
1980 Ben Fab 3 Jean Cruguet Jacques Dumas Rene Benoit 1116 M 1:43.40 $34,800 L
1979 Bends Me Mind 3 Jorge Velásquez Woody Stephens Mill House Stable 1116 M 1:46.00 $34,470 L
1978 Darby Creek Road 3 Ángel Cordero Jr. Howard M. Tesher H. Joseph Allen 1 M 1:35.20 $22,605 L
1977 Forward Charger 3 Jacinto Vásquez LeRoy Jolley Gerald Robins 1 M 1:34.40 $22,575 NG
1976 Fifth Marine 3 Ron Turcotte Sidney Watters Jr. Pamela H. Firman 1116 M 1:41.20 $27,405 NG
1975 Don Jack † 3 George Martens Vincent J. Cincotta Gustave Ring 138 M 2:23.20 $34,650 NG

‡ In 2003 & 1998, the race was run off the turf, but retained its GIII status.
† In 1992 Casino Magistrate finished first but was disqualified and set back to second.
† In 1975 Annie's Brat finished first, but was disqualified and set back to second.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hill Prince". NYRA. 2018-10-06. Retrieved 2019-07-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Don Jack is Victor". New York Times. 1975-10-27. Retrieved 2019-07-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)