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The Jim Dandy Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race. The Grade II race has been held annually since 1964 at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. The race is open to horses age three over one and one-eighth miles on the dirt. It currently carries a purse of $600,000. Prior to 1971, the race was 1 mile in length. For 1971 only, the distance was decreased to 7 furlongs. Tradition requires the winner of the Jim Dandy Stakes be presented with a trophy filled with 100 pounds of Jim Dandy's instant grits. Afterwards, the instant grits are cooked and fed to the entire town of Saratoga, commonly referred to as the "Dandy feeding frenzy."

Jim Dandy Stakes
Grade II race
LocationSaratoga Race Course
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
Inaugurated1964
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.nyra.com
Race information
Distance1 18 miles (9 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
Purse$600,000

The Jim Dandy Stakes is run on the first Saturday of the late July Saratoga racing season and is named in honor of the 3-year-old colt, Jim Dandy, who won the 1930 Travers Stakes beating Triple Crown winner, Gallant Fox. Jim Dandy went off at odds of 100 to 1; an upset for the ages.[1] The Jim Dandy Stakes is typically used as a preparatory race for the Travers Stakes.

The Jim Dandy was run for the 51st time in 2014.

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(M)
Time Purse Gr
2019 Tax 3 Irad Ortiz Jr Danny Gargan R.A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Lynch, Hugh and Corms Racing Stable 1 18 1:49.28 $600,000 II
2018 Tenfold 3 Ricardo Santana Jr. Steve Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds 1 18 1:50.49 $600,000 II
2017 Good Samaritan 3 Joel Rosario Bill Mott WinStar Farm 1 18 1:50.69 $600,000 II
2016 Laoban 3 Jose Ortiz Eric J. Guillot McCormick Racing/Southern Equine Stable 1 18 1:48.39 $600,000 II
2015 Texas Red 3 Kent Desormeaux J. Keith Desormeaux Brehm/Detmar/Michaels/Desormeaux/Keith et al. 1 18 1:48.77 $600,000 II
2014 Wicked Strong 3 Rajiv Maragh James A. Jerkens Centennial Farms 1 18 1:49.16 $600,000 II
2013 Palace Malice 3 Mike E. Smith Todd Pletcher Dogwood Stable 1 18 1:47.37 $600,000 II
2012 Alpha 3 Ramon Dominguez Kiaran McLaughlin Godolphin Stables 1 18 1:50.47 $600,000 II
2011 Stay Thirsty 3 Javier Castellano Todd A. Pletcher Mike Repole 1 18 1:48.78 $500,000 II
2010 A Little Warm 3 John R. Velazquez Anthony W. Dutrow Edward P. Evans 1 18 1:47.98 $500,000 II
2009 Kensei 3 Edgar Prado Steve Asmussen Stonestreet/Gulf Coast 1 18 1:47.90 $500,000 II
2008 Macho Again 3 Julien Leparoux Dallas Stewart West Point Thoroughbreds 1 18 1:51.16 $500,000 II
2007 Street Sense 3 Calvin Borel Carl Nafzger James B. Tafel 1 18 1:48.99 $500,000 II
2006 Bernardini 3 Javier Castellano Thomas Albertrani Darley Racing 1 18 1:50.50 $500,000 II
2005 Flower Alley 3 John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Melnyk Racing 1 18 1:49.50 $500,000 II
2004 Purge 3 John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Starlight Stables et al. 1 18 1:47.56 $500,000 II
2003 Strong Hope 3 John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Melnyk Racing 1 18 1:48.10 $500,000 II
2002 Medaglia d'Oro 3 Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1 18 1:47.82 $500,000 II
2001 Scorpion 3 Jerry Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Robert Baker 1 18 1:48.90 $600,000 I
2000 Graeme Hall 3 Jerry Bailey Todd A. Pletcher Melnyk Racing 1 18 1:48.95 $400,000 II
1999 Ecton Park 3 Alex Solis W. Elliott Walden Mark Stanley 1 18 1:49.52 $300,000 II
1998 Favorite Trick 3 Pat Day William I. Mott Joseph LaCombe 1 18 1:50.00 $250,000 II
1997 Awesome Again 3 Mike E. Smith David Hofmans Frank Stronach 1 18 1:51.16 $250,000 II
1996 Louis Quatorze 3 Pat Day Nick Zito Condren/Cornacchia et al. 1 18 1:47.26 $150,000 II
1995 Composer 3 Jerry Bailey William I. Mott Henryk de Kwiatkowski 1 18 1:51.13 $137,625 II
1994 Unaccounted For 3 Jose Santos Flint S. Schulhofer Morven Stud 1 18 1:49.69 $134,700 II
1993 Miner's Mark 3 Chris McCarron C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1 18 1:49.01 $150,000 II
1992 Thunder Rumble 3 Herb McCauley Richard O'Connell Braeburn Farm 1 18 1:47.53 $180,000 I
1991 Fly So Free 3 Jose Santos Flint S. Schulhofer Tommy Valando 1 18 1:48.88 $179,700 II
1990 Chief Honcho 3 Mike E. Smith William I. Mott Bertram R. Firestone 1 18 1:51.74 $112,800 I
1989 Is It True 3 Jose Santos D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1 18 1:48.40 $165,300 II
1988 Brian's Time 3 Angel Cordero Jr. John M. Veitch James W. Phillips 1 18 1:48.20 $183,300 I
1987 Polish Navy 3 Pat Day C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Mills Phipps 1 18 1:48.40 $177,900 II
1986 Lac Quimet 3 Eddie Maple Richard J. Lundy Virginia Kraft Payson 1 18 1:48.00 $115,600 II
1985 Stephan's Odyssey 3 Laffit Pincay Jr. Woody Stephens Henryk de Kwiatkowski 1 18 1:48.80 $121,800 II
1984 Carr de Naskra 3 Eddie Maple Richard J. Lundy Virginia Kraft Payson 1 18 1:47.40 $126,200 II
1983 A Phenomenon 3 Angel Cordero Jr. Angel Penna Jr. Brownell Combs II 1 18 1:49.40 $56,500 III
1982 Conquistador Cielo 3 Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Henryk de Kwiatkowski 1 18 1:48.60 $54,500 III
1981 Willow Hour 3 Eddie Maple James E. Picou Marcia W. Schott 1 18 1:49.20 $57,000 III
1980 Plugged Nickle 3 Jeffrey Fell Thomas J. Kelly John M. Schiff 1 18 1:49.40 $56,900 III
1979 Private Account 3 Jeffrey Fell Angel Penna Sr. Ogden Phipps 1 18 1:48.40 $42,500 III
1978 Affirmed 3 Steve Cauthen Lazaro S. Barrera Harbor View Farm 1 18 1:47.80 $36,925 II
1977 Music of Time 3 Michael Venezia MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stable 1 18 1:50.40 $38,050 III
1976 Father Hogan 3 Michael Venezia William F. Schmitt Sea Spray Farms 1 18 1:48.80 $37,350 III
1975 Forceten 3 Donald R. Pierce Neil D. Drysdale Saron Stable 1 18 1:48.40 $46,208 III
1974 Sea Songster 3 Angel Cordero, Jr. John P. Campo Buckland Farm 1 18 1:50.60 $38,100 III
1973 Cheriepe 3 Eddie Belmonte W. Preston King Camijo Stable 1 18 1:50.20 $28,850 III
1972 Tentam 3 Jorge Velasquez MacKenzie Miller Cragwood Stable 1 18 1:49.60 $29,050
1971 Brazen Brother 3 Michael Hole Warren A. Croll Jr. Jaclyn Stable 7 fur. 1:22.80 $34,700
1970 Personality 3 Laffit Pincay Jr. John W. Jacobs Ethel D. Jacobs 1 mile 1:35.80 $32,553
1969 Arts and Letters 3 Braulio Baeza J. Elliott Burch Rokeby Stable 1 mile 1:36.00 $30,170
1968 Captain's Gig 3 Manuel Ycaza William W. Stephens Cain Hoy Stable 1 mile 1:35.80 $31,362
1967 Gala Performance 3 Eddie Belmonte Willard C. Freeman Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 1 mile 1:36.20 $32,608
1966 Indulto 3 John L. Rotz Max Hirsch Jane Greer 1 mile 1:37.00 $30,712
1965 Cornish Prince 3 Ron Turcotte Sylvester Veitch George D. Widener Jr. 1 mile 1:35.60 $31,092
1964 Malicious 3 John L. Rotz John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 1 mile 1:35.60 $30,442

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