Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf Stakes

The Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf Stakes, raced as the Three Chimneys Ladies Turf Stakes is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for fillies and mares that are three years old or older, over a distance of 1 mile on the turf held annually in September at Kentucky Downs racetrack in Franklin, Kentucky during their short turf meeting. The event currently carries an offered purse of $500,000.

Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf Stakes
raced as Three Chimneys Ladies Turf Stakes
Grade III race
LocationKentucky Downs
Franklin, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated1992 (as Rachel Jackson Stakes)
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing Turf
SponsorThree Chimneys Farm (2019)
WebsiteKentucky Downs
Race information
Distance1 mile
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree years old and older
WeightBase weights with allowances:
4-year-olds and up: 126 lbs.
3-year-olds: 122 lbs.
PurseUS$500,000 (2019)

HistoryEdit

The race was inaugurated in 1992[1] as the Rachel Jackson Stakes in honor of Rachel Jackson the wife of Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States. Her family moved close to the area where the Kentucky Downs racetrack is located on the border of Kentucky and Tennessee.[2]

The event was not run for 2 years and when it resumed in 1998 it was run as the Kentucky Cup Ladies Turf Handicap.[3] The event was renamed to its current name Ladies Turf Stakes in 2011.[3]

In 2017 the event was upgraded to a Grade III.[3]

With the influx of gaming revenue at Kentucky Downs the purse for the event has risen dramatically to nearly $500,000 offered by 2019.[3]

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 1 mile – 1:34.34 – Regal Glory (2020)

Margins:

  • 3 12 lengths – Secret Someone (2016)
Most wins by a jockey
Most wins by a trainer

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
Ladies Turf Stakes
2020 Regal Glory 4 Jose L. Ortiz Chad C. Brown Paul P. Pompa Jr. 1 mile 1:34.34 $500,000 III [4]
2019 Ms Bad Behavior 4 José L. Ortiz Richard Baltas Sayjay Racing, G. Hall, B. Hubbard 1 mile 1:35.25 $356,320 III [5]
2018 Insta Erma 5 Drayden Van Dyke Richard Baltas Medallion Racing, Premier Racing, J. McClanahan, C. Johnson 1 mile 1:36.26 $472,780 III [6]
2017 Miss Temple City 5 Edgar S. Prado H. Graham Motion The Club Racing, Needle In A Haystack & Sagamore Farm 1 mile 1:36.91 $340,100 III [7]
2016 Secret Someone 5 Robby Albarado Michael Stidham Mt. Brilliant Stable 1 mile 1:38.00 $348,666 Listed [8]
2015 Kiss Moon 4 Corey J. Lanerie David R. Vance Carl F. Pollard 1 mile 1:36.18 $289,200 Listed [9]
2014 I'm Already Sexy 4 Florent Geroux Wayne M. Catalano Hit The Board Stables 1 mile 1:35.25 $197,000 [10]
2013 Dancing to Town 5 Joseph Rocco Jr. Michael R. Matz Ramona S. Bass 1 mile 1:35.52 $161,501 [11]
2012 Miz Ida 3 Shaun Bridgmohan Steve Margolis Bert, Richard & Elaine Klein 1 mile 1:50.46 $74,917 [12]
2011 Snow Top Mountain 4 Mark Guidry Thomas F. Proctor Barbara Hunter 1 mile 1:39.83 $50,000 [13]
2010 Never Retreat 5 Eduardo E. Perez Chris M. Block Team Block 1 mile 1:46.18 $50,000 [14]
2009 Danzon 6 Miguel Mena Kellyn Gorder H. Joseph Allen 1 mile 1:40.70 $50,000 [15]
2008 Royal Pleasure 5 Rosemary Homeister Jr. Jonathan E. Sheppard Augustin Stable 1 mile 1:37.23 $100,000 Listed [16]
2007 Quiet Royal 4 Christopher P. DeCarlo Todd A. Pletcher Wertheimer et Frère 1 mile 1:37.42 $100,000 Listed [17]
2006 Dash of Humor 6 Calvin H. Borel Hal R. Wiggins James D. Conway 1 mile 1:41.59 $100,000 Listed [18]
2005 Miss Wellspring 4 Rafael Bejarano Gregory D. Foley John Eaton & Steve Laymon 1 mile 1:39.20 $100,000 Listed [19]
2004 Sand Springs 4 Mark Guidry Anthony L. Reinstedler Willmott Stables 1 mile 1:36.88 $100,000 Listed [20]
2003 Apasionata Sonata 5 Rafael Bejarano John T. Ward Jr. Frederick J. Seitz 1 mile 1:37.84 $100,000 Listed [21]
2002 San Dare 4 Willie Martinez Rick Hiles David G. Mounts 1 mile 1:42.55 $100,000 Listed [22]
Ladies Turf Handicap
2001 Gino's Spirits (GB) 5 Pat Day W. Elliott Walden Rio Aventura Stables & Tom Van Meter 1 mile 1:39.16 $100,000 Listed [23]
2000 Silken (GB) 4 Larry Melancon W. Elliott Walden WinStar Farm 1 mile 1:36.16 $100,000 Listed [24]
1999 Pleasant Temper 5 Pat Day W. Elliott Walden Mark H. Stanley 1 mile 1:37.20 $100,000 Listed [25]
1998 Pleasant Temper 4 Larry Melancon W. Elliott Walden Mark H. Stanley 1 mile 1:35.20 $100,000 Listed [26]
1997 Race not held
1996 Race not held
Rachel Jackson Stakes
1995 Lady Skywalker 5 Robert Williams Larry Donlin Richard Gotschall 1 mile 1:37.80 $125,000 Listed [27]
1994 Words of War 5 Carlos Marquez Jr. Joseph Kasperski Jr. L. Karp, R. Stone, M. Kledzik & T. G. Teel 1 mile 1:37.20 $150,000 Listed [28]
1993 One Dreamer 5 Earlie Fires Thomas F. Proctor Glen Hill Farm 1 mile 1:37.80 $150,000 Listed [29]
1992 Harness Hitch 5 Shawn Payton Steven Reiser Barbara Hunter 1 mile 1:35.40 $150,000 Listed [30]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ White House History biography Archived 26 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine
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  5. ^ "2019 Three Chimneys Ladies Turf Stakes Grade 3 – (race 8)". Equibase. 7 September 2019. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  6. ^ "2018 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf Stakes Grade 3 – (race 7)". Equibase. 8 September 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  7. ^ "2017 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf Stakes Grade 3 – (race 7)". Equibase. 9 September 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  8. ^ "2016 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf Stakes Listed – (race 7)". Equibase. 3 September 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  9. ^ "2015 Fasig-Tipton Ladies Turf Stakes Listed – (race 7)". Equibase. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
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  11. ^ "2013 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf Stakes Black Type – (race 8)". Equibase. 7 September 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  12. ^ "2012 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf Stakes Black Type – (race 8)". Equibase. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  13. ^ "2011 Kentucky Cup Ladies Turf Stakes Black Type – (race 5)". Equibase. 10 September 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  14. ^ "2010 Kentucky Cup Ladies Turf Stakes Black Type – (race 7)". Equibase. 11 September 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  15. ^ "2009 Belle-Meade Plantation Kentucky Cup Ladies Turf Stakes Black Type – (race 7)". Equibase. 19 September 2009. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
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  26. ^ "1998 Kentucky Cup Ladies Turf Handicap Listed – (race 5)". Equibase. 19 September 1998. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
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  28. ^ "1994 Rachel Jackson S. Listed – (race 3)". Equibase. 24 September 1994. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
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