Hopeful Stakes

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The Hopeful Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. Open to two-year-old horses, the Hopeful is the first Grade I stakes for two-year-olds each season and historically has been a showcase for some of the top East Coast horses at that age group. Raced on the dirt over a distance of seven furlongs, the Grade I event currently offers a purse of $350,000.

Hopeful Stakes
Grade I race
LocationSaratoga Race Course
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
Inaugurated1903
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitehttps://www.nyra.com/saratoga/racing/stakes-schedule/hopeful/
Race information
Distance7 furlongs
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationTwo-year-olds
Weight120 lbs.
Purse$350,000 (since 2014)[1]

Inaugurated in 1903, the first edition was won by Delhi who went on to win the 1904 Belmont Stakes. In 1904, the Hopeful Stakes was won by the filly Tanya. She would go on to win the 1905 Belmont Stakes.

Initially raced at a distance of six furlongs, from 1925 through 1993 it was run at six and a half furlongs and since 1994 at seven furlongs. Currently, the Hopeful Stakes is the first influential prep race leading up to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and since 1925 has been a competition that marks the first time two-year-olds are tested at a distance beyond six furlongs. The name stems from the hope that every two-year-old handler has for their horse's racing future.

Due to the State of New York's legislated ban on parimutuel betting, there was no race in 1911 and 1912. During World War II, the Hopeful Stakes was run at Belmont Park in 1943, 1944, and 1945.

Only four horses have ever won all three Saratoga stakes events for two-year-olds. Regret (1914), Campfire (1916), Dehere (1993), and City Zip (2000) each swept the Hopeful Stakes, Saratoga Special Stakes, and the Sanford Stakes.

In 2008, the race was sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm of Midway, Kentucky.

RecordsEdit

Time record: (at current 7 furlong distance)

  • 1:21.29 – Jackie's Warrior (2020)

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by trainer:

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner
Dist.
(Furlongs)
Time Win $ Gr.
2020 Jackie's Warrior Joel Rosario Steven M. Asmussen J. Kirk & Judy Robison 7 f 1:21.29 $137,500 G1
2019 Basin José Ortiz Steven M. Asmussen Jackpot Farm (Terry Green) 7 f 1:23.48 $192,500 G1
2018 Mind Control John Velazquez Gregory D. Sacco Red Oak Stable (Steve Brunetti) & Madaket Stables, LLC 7 f 1:22.99 $210,000 G1
2017 Sporting Chance Luis Saez D. Wayne Lukas Robert C. Baker & William L. Mack 7 f 1:23.71 $210,000 G1
2016 Practical Joke José Ortiz Chad Brown Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence 7 f 1:23.39 $210,000 G1
2015 Ralis Javier Castellano Doug F. O'Neill Reddam Racing 7 f 1:22.30 $210,000 G1
2014 Competitive Edge John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Nancy Favreau, Kathy Psoinos LLC, Michael Tabor 7 f 1:24.11 $210,000 G1
2013 Strong Mandate José Ortiz D. Wayne Lukas Robert C. Baker & William L. Mack 7 f 1:23.55 $180,000 G1
2012 Shanghai Bobby Rosie Napravnik Todd Pletcher Starlight Racing (Jack & Laurie Wolf) 7 f 1:22.72 $280,000 G1
2011 Currency Swap Rajiv Maragh Terri Pompay Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence 7 f 1:26.16 $150,000 G1
2010 Boys At Tosconova Ramon Domínguez Richard E. Dutrow Jr. Jay Em Ess Stable, et al. 7 f 1:23.27 $150,000 G1
2009 Dublin Jamie Theriot D. Wayne Lukas Robert C. Baker & William L. Mack 7 f 1:23.52 $180,000 G1
2008 Vineyard Haven Alan Garcia Robert J. Frankel Robert J. Frankel, Louis Lazzinnaro, Diamond Pride LLC 7 f 1:23.40 $150,000 G1
2007 Majestic Warrior Garrett Gomez William I. Mott Kinsman Stable 7 f 1:23.04 $150,000 G1
2006 Circular Quay Garrett Gomez Todd A. Pletcher Michael & Doreen Tabor 7 f 1:23.00 $150,000 G1
2005 First Samurai Jerry D. Bailey Frank L. Brothers Bruce Lunsford & Lansdon B. Robbins III 7 f 1:23.25 $150,000 G1
2004 Afleet Alex Jeremy Rose Tim Ritchey Cash is King LLC 7 f 1:23.58 $150,000 G1
2003 Silver Wagon Jerry D. Bailey Ralph Ziadie Buckram Oak Farm 7 f 1:23.47 $120,000 G1
2002 Sky Mesa Edgar Prado John T. Ward John C. Oxley 7 f 1:23.08 $120,000 G1
2001 Came Home Chris McCarron J. Paco Gonzalez Trudy McCaffery 7 f 1:21.94 $120,000 G1
2000 Yonaguska (DH) Jerry D. Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Michael Tabor 7 f 1:24.52 $80,000 G1
2000 City Zip (DH) José A. Santos Linda L. Rice Charles R. Thompson & Carl T. Bowling 7 f 1:24.52 $80,000 G1
1999 High Yield Jerry D. Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Bob & Beverly Lewis 7 f 1:22.85 $120,000 G1
1998 Lucky Roberto Robbie Davis Frank A. Alexander Jesse Robinson 7 f 1:23.81 $120,000 G1
1997 Favorite Trick Pat Day Patrick B. Byrne Joseph LaCombe 7 f 1:23.87 $120,000 G1
1996 Smoke Glacken Craig Perret Henry L. Carroll Karkenny Levy et al. 7 f 1:23.63 $120,000 G1
1995 Hennessy Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Bob & Beverly Lewis 7 f 1:23.44 $122,000 G1
1994 Wild Escapade Jorge F. Chavez Leo O'Brien Dogwood Stable 7 f 1:23.24 $120,000 G1
1993 Dehere Chris McCarron Reynaldo Nobles Due Process Stable 6.5 f 1:15.80 $120,000 G1
1992 Great Navigator Aaron Gryder John F. Mazza Roron Stables (Ron & Rosemary Shockley) 6.5 f 1:15.71 $120,000 G1
1991 Salt Lake Mike E. Smith D. Wayne Lukas William T. Young 6.5 f 1:17.74 $120,000 G1
1990 Deposit Ticket Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 6.5 f 1:16.20 $139,680 G1
1989 Summer Squall Pat Day Neil J. Howard Dogwood Stable 6.5 f 1:16.80 $140,400 G1
1988 Mercedes Won Robbie Davis Arnold Fink Christopher Spencer 6.5 f 1:16.60 $142,320 G1
1987 Crusader Sword Randy Romero MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stable 6.5 f 1:18.60 $104,580 G1
1986 Gulch Ángel Cordero Jr. LeRoy Jolley Peter M. Brant 6.5 f 1:16.40 $126,720 G1
1985 Papal Power Don MacBeth Charles Peoples Bayard Sharp 6.5 f 1:18.40 $103,320 G1
1984 Chief's Crown Don MacBeth Roger Laurin Star Crown Stable (Andrew Rosen, et al.) 6.5 f 1:16.00 $73,440 G1
1983 Capitol South Jerry D. Bailey Lou Rondinello Darby Dan Farm 6.5 f 1:17.40 $72,720 G1
1982 Copelan Jerry D. Bailey Mitchell Griffin Fred W. Hooper 6.5 f 1:16.60 $69,000 G1
1981 Timely Writer Roger Danjean Dominic Imprescia Peter Martin 6.5 f 1:16.20 $51,390 G1
1980 Tap Shoes Ruben Hernandez Howard M. Tesher Leone J. Peters 6.5 f 1:17.00 $51,750 G1
1979* J.P. Brother Joseph Imparato John P. Campo Diamond Peg Stable (Mrs. John P. Campo) 6.5 f 1:16.20 $50,490 G1
1978 General Assembly Darrel McHargue LeRoy Jolley Bertram R. Firestone 6.5 f 1:16.40 $48,600 G1
1977 Affirmed Steve Cauthen Laz Barrera Harbor View Farm 6.5 f 1:15.40 $48,105 G1
1976 Banquet Table Jean Cruguet George T. Poole Jr. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney 6.5 f 1:16.20 $51,345 G1
1975-1 Jackknife Jean Cruguet John P. Campo Elmendorf Farm 6.5 f 1:16.60 $41,850 G1
1975-2 Eustace James Nichols Wayne Rose Eugene Cashman 6.5 f 1:16.40 $41,850 G1
1974-1 The Bagel Prince Ángel Cordero Jr. John Pappalardo Edward Shamie 6.5 f 1:16.80 $41,445 G1
1974-2 Foolish Pleasure Braulio Baeza LeRoy Jolley John L. Greer 6.5 f 1:16.00 $41,445 G1
1973 Gusty O'Shay Robert Kotenko Harrison E. Johnson Helen Hopkins 6.5 f 1:16.40 $50,400 G1
1972 Secretariat Ron Turcotte Lucien Laurin Meadow Stable 6.5 f 1:16.20 $51,930
1971 Rest Your Case Jacinto Vásquez MacKenzie Miller Cragwood Stables 6.5 f 1:17.40 $77,355
1970 Proudest Roman John L. Rotz Woody Stephens Mrs. John A. Morris 6.5 f 1:18.60 $85,117
1969 Irish Castle Braulio Baeza Edward A. Neloy Wheatley Stable 6.5 f 1:17.20 $73,044
1968 Top Knight Manuel Ycaza Raymond Metcalf Steven B. Wilson 6.5 f 1:16.00 $80,145
1967 What A Pleasure Braulio Baeza Edward A. Neloy Wheatley Stable 6.5 f 1:16.40 $74,084
1966 Bold Hour John L. Rotz Bert Mulholland George D. Widener Jr. 6.5 f 1:17.20 $70,005
1965 Buckpasser Braulio Baeza Edward A. Neloy Ogden Phipps 6.5 f 1:16.00 $71,614
1964 Bold Lad Braulio Baeza Edward A. Neloy Wheatley Stable 6.5 f 1:15.60 $72,231
1963 Traffic Manuel Ycaza Lucien Laurin Reginald N. Webster 6.5 f 1:18.60 $72,394
1962 Outing Class Donald R. Pierce John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 6.5 f 1:17.00 $76,408
1961 Jaipur Bill Shoemaker Bert Mulholland George D. Widener Jr. 6.5 f 1:16.40 $76,228
1960 Hail To Reason Bobby Ussery Hirsch Jacobs Patrice Jacobs 6.5 f 1:16.00 $76,602
1959 Tompion Bill Shoemaker Sylvester Veitch C. V. Whitney 6.5 f 1:17.40 $73,434
1958 First Landing Eddie Arcaro Casey Hayes Christopher Chenery 6.5 f 1:17.80 $36,700
1957 Rose Trellis Frank Lovato Richard E. Handlen Foxcatcher Farm 6.5 f 1:18.40 $40,075
1956 King Hairan Eddie Arcaro Raymond Metcalf Leo Edwards 6.5 f 1:18.40 $48,400
1955 Needles John Choquette Hugh L. Fontaine D & H Stable (Jack Dudley & Bonnie Heath) 6.5 f 1:18.20 $50,000
1954 Nashua Eddie Arcaro Jim Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 6.5 f 1:17.80 $57,050
1953 Artismo Dave Gorman Robert L. Dotter James Cox Brady Jr. 6.5 f 1:18.00 $58,900
1952 Native Dancer Eric Guerin William C. Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt Jr. 6.5 f 1:18.80 $51,450
1951 Cousin Eric Guerin William C. Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt Jr. 6.5 f 1:19.20 $51,700
1950 Battlefield Eric Guerin Bert Mulholland George D. Widener Jr. 6.5 f 1:18.00 $47,550
1949 Middleground Dave Gorman Max Hirsch King Ranch 6.5 f 1:18.40 $44,050
1948 Blue Peter Eric Guerin Andy Schuttinger Joseph M. Roebling 6.5 f 1:19.20 $47,750
1947 Relic John H. Adams George P. "Maj" Odom Circle M. Farm 6.5 f 1:17.40 $48,200
1946 Blue Border Abelardo DeLara James W. Smith Edward R. Bradley 6.5 f 1:17.00 $46,450
1945 Star Pilot Arnold Kirkland Tom Smith Maine Chance Farm 6.5 f 1:16.60 $55,195
1944 Pavot George Woolf Oscar White Walter M. Jeffords 6.5 f 1:18.80 $51,775
1943 Bee Mac Sterling Young James W. Smith Beatrice MacGuire 6.5 f 1:18.40 $31,750
1942 Devil's Thumb Conn McCreary Cecil Wilhelm William Edward Boeing 6.5 f 1:18.40 $31,750
1941 Devil Diver Jack Skelly John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 6.5 f 1:18.60 $35,950
1940 Whirlaway Johnny Longden Ben A. Jones Calumet Farm 6.5 f 1:18.00 $37,850
1939 Bimelech Fred A. Smith William A. Hurley Edward R. Bradley 6.5 f 1:18.80 $33,750
1938 El Chico Nick Wall Matthew Peter Brady William Ziegler Jr. 6.5 f 1:18.40 $42,550
1937 Sky Larking Alfred Robertson Robert McGarvey Milky Way Farm Stable 6.5 f 1:20.80 $31,450
1936 Maedic Eddie Litzenberger William A. Hurley Maemere Farm (DeWitt Page) 6.5 f 1:20.20 $32,600
1935 Red Rain Raymond Workman Thomas J. Healey C. V. Whitney 6.5 f 1:19.80 $38,400
1934 Psychic Bid Mack Garner Robert A. Smith Brookmeade Stable 6.5 f 1:18.80 $24,250
1933 Bazaar Don Meade Herbert J. Thompson Edward R. Bradley 6.5 f 1:19.00 $35,550
1932 Ladysman Robert Jones J. H. "Bud" Stotler William R. Coe 6.5 f 1:19.40 $41,400
1931 Tick On Pete Walls Max Hirsch Loma Stable (Marie Kaufman) 6.5 f 1:20.40 $45,950
1930 Epithet Willie Kelsay Henry McDaniel Gifford A. Cochran 6.5 f 1:17.60 $55,000
1929 Boojum Raymond Workman James G. Rowe Jr. Harry Payne Whitney 6.5 f 1:17.00 $54,750
1928 Jack High George Ellis A. Jack Joyner George D. Widener Jr. 6.5 f 1:19.40 $54,100
1927 Brooms John Maiben Gwyn R. Tompkins Brookmeade Stable 6.5 f 1:20.00 $55,750
1926 Lord Chaucer Frank Coltiletti J. H. "Bud" Stotler Sagamore Farm 6.5 f 1:19.80 $48,850
1925 Pompey Laverne Fator William H. Karrick Shoshone Stable 6.5 f 1:17.80 $42,850
1924 Master Charlie George Babin Andrew G. Blakely William Daniel 6 f 1:13.00 $48,700
1923 Diogenes Clyde Ponce Robert A. Smith Walter M. Jeffords 6 f 1:12.60 $46,800
1922 Dunlin Clarence Kummer William M. Garth Joshua S. Cosden 6 f 1:12.40 $38,950
1921 Morvich Albert Johnson Fred Burlew Benjamin Block 6 f 1:12.60 $34,900
1920 Leonardo II Andy Schuttinger Kimball Patterson Xalapa Farm (Edward F. Simms) 6 f 1:12.40 $33,850
1919 Man o' War Johnny Loftus Louis Feustel Glen Riddle Farm 6 f 1:13.00 $24,600
1918 Eternal Andy Schuttinger Kimball Patterson James W. McClelland 6 f 1:13.60 $30,150
1917 Sun Briar Willie Knapp Henry McDaniel Willis Sharpe Kilmer 6 f 1:15.60 $30,600
1916 Campfire John McTaggart Thomas J. Healey Richard T. Wilson Jr. 6 f 1:14.60 $18,850
1915 Dominant Joe Notter James G. Rowe Sr. Lewis S. Thompson 6 f 1:13.80 $9,150
1914 Regret Joe Notter James G. Rowe Sr. Harry Payne Whitney 6 f 1:16.40 $9,590
1913 Bringhurst Johnny Loftus J. Oliver Keene Johnson N. Camden Jr. 6 f 1:12.40 $4,100
1912 No races held due to the Hart–Agnew Law.
1911
1910 Novelty A. Thomas Sam Hildreth Sam Hildreth 6 f 1:14.00 $19,140
1909 Rocky O'Brien Vincent Powers Kimball Patterson James MacManus 6 f 1:13.20 $17,160
1908 Helmet Joe Notter James G. Rowe Sr. James R. Keene 6 f 1:12.20 $10,990
1907 Jim Gaffney David Nicol Frank D. Weir Frank J. Farrell 6 f 1:15.00 $17,500
1906 Peter Pan Willie Knapp James G. Rowe Sr. James R. Keene 6 f 1:12.20 $17,640
1905 Mohawk II Arthur Redfern Hubert H. Hyner John Sanford 6 f 1:13.40 $16,490
1904 Tanya Gene Hildebrand John W. Rogers Herman B. Duryea 6 f 1:13.20 $29,790
1903 Delhi Willie Gannon James G. Rowe Sr. James R. Keene 6 f 1:13.20 $22,275
  • In 1979, Rockhill Native finished first but was disqualified and placed sixth.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hopeful Stakes Profile". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 6 September 2016.