Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint Stakes

The Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint Stakes, raced as the Spendthrift Farm Ladies Sprint Stakes is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for fillies and mares that are three years old or older, over a distance of ​6 12 furlongs on the turf held annually in September at Kentucky Downs racetrack in Franklin, Kentucky during their short turf meeting. The event currently carries a purse of $500,000.

Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint Stakes
raced as Spendthrift Farm Ladies Sprint Stakes (2019)
Grade III race
LocationKentucky Downs
Franklin, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated2013
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
SponsorSpendthrift Farm (2019)
Websitewww.kentuckydowns.com
Race information
Distance6 12 furlongs
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFillies and Mares, three years old and older
WeightAllowances
Purse$471,820 (2019)

HistoryEdit

The race was inaugurated in 2013[1] with an attractive purse offered of $150,000.[1]

In 2018 the event was upgraded to a Grade III.[2]

With the influx of gaming revenue at Kentucky Downs the purse for the event has risen dramatically to nearly $500,000 offered by 2019.[1]

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 6 12 furlongs – 1:15.41 - Got Stormy (2020)

Margins:

  • 2 lengths – Lull (2017)
Most wins by a jockey
Most wins by a trainer

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
2020 Got Stormy 5 Tyler Gaffalione Mark E. Casse Gary Barber 6 12 furlongs 1:15.41 $498,000 III [3]
2019 Morticia 5 Tyler Gaffalione George R. Arnold II G. Watts Humphrey Jr. 6 12 furlongs 1:15.85 $471,820 III [4]
2018 Ruby Notion 5 Florent Geroux Darrin Miller Silverton Hill Farm 6 12 furlongs 1:15.80 $329,720 III [5]
2017 Lull 3 Brian Hernandez Jr. Christophe Clement Claiborne Farm & Adele Dilschneider 6 12 furlongs 1:17.22 $348,000 Listed [6]
2016 Mississippi Delta 4 Florent Geroux Mark E. Casse Jackpot Ranch &. M.G. Rutherford 6 12 furlongs 1:18.79 $278,220 Listed [7]
2015 Sky Treasure 5 Julien R. Leparoux Mark E. Casse John C. Oxley 6 12 furlongs 1:19.83 $298,400 [8]
2014 Richies Party Girl 3 Rafael Manuel Hernandez Wesley A. Ward Richard Ravin & Wesley A. Ward 6 12 furlongs 1:16.51 $199,600 [9]
2013 To My Valentine (FR) 3 David R. Flores Wesley A. Ward Ice Wine Stable 6 12 furlongs 1:17.15 $125,151 [10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Spendthrift Farm Ladies Sprint Stakes (Gr. 3)". Equibase. 2020. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  2. ^ "KENTUCKY DOWNS LADIES SPRINT STAKES - KENTUCKY DOWNS, KY". Thoroughbred Pedigree Online. 2020. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  3. ^ "2020 Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint Stakes". Equibase. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  4. ^ "2019 Spendthrift Farm Ladies Sprint Stakes Grade 3 - (race 9)". Equibase. 7 September 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  5. ^ "2018 Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint Stakes Grade 3 - (race 8)". Equibase. 8 September 2018. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  6. ^ "2017 Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint Stakes Listed - (race 8)". Equibase. 9 September 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  7. ^ "2016 Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint Stakes Listed - (race 10)". Equibase. 10 September 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  8. ^ "2015 Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint Stakes Black Type - (race 8)". Equibase. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  9. ^ "2014 Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint Stakes Black Type - (race 8)". Equibase. 13 September 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  10. ^ "2013 Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint Stakes Black Type - (race 7)". Equibase. 7 September 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2020.