Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint Stakes

The Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint Stakes, raced as the Runhappy Turf Sprint Stakes is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for three years old or older, over a distance of 6 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 $700,000.

Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint Stakes
raced as Runhappy Turf Sprint Stakes (2019)
Grade III race
LocationKentucky Downs
Franklin, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated1998 (as Kentucky Cup Turf Dash Stakes)
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
SponsorGallery Racing (2019)
Websitewww.kentuckydowns.com
Race information
Distance6 furlongs
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree years old and older
WeightBase weights with allowances
4-year-olds and up: 125 lbs.
3-year-olds: 122 lbs.
Purse$700,000 (2019)

HistoryEdit

The race was inaugurated in 1998[1] with an attractive purse offered of $100,000.[1] as the Kentucky Cup Turf Dash Stakes as part of the Kentucky Cup

The event was not held in 2011[1] and the event renamed in 2016 to the Turf Sprint Stakes

In 2017 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 $700,000 offered by 2019.[1]

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 6 furlongs – 1:09.21 - Totally Boss (2019)
  • 6 12 furlongs – 1:15.72 - Proforma (2018)

Margins:

  • 6 lengths – Morluc (2000)
Most wins by a jockey
Most wins by a trainer
  • 2 – Kenneth E. Hoffman (1998, 2001)
  • 2 – James A. Dodgen (2007, 2008)
  • 2 – Michael J. Maker (2013, 2017)

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
Turf Sprint Stakes
2020 Imprimis 6 Irad Ortiz Jr. Joseph Orseno Breeze Easy, LLC 6 furlongs 1:09.93 $588,000 III [3]
2019 Totally Boss 4 Florent Geroux George R. Arnold II Jim & Susan Hill 6 furlongs 1:09.21 $682,800 III [4]
2018 Proforma 4 Joe Bravo Michael Stidham DARRS 6 12 furlongs 1:15.72 $500,000 III [5]
2017 Hogy 8 Florent Geroux Michael J. Maker Michael M. Hui 6 12 furlongs 1:16.88 $398,000 III [6]
2016 Successful Native 5 Robby Albarado Aubrey A. Maragh Marco Bommarito 6 12 furlongs 1:17.51 $309,997 Listed [7]
Turf Dash Stakes
2015 Sweet Luca 6 Robby Albarado Chris M. Block Fortino 6 12 furlongs 1:19.44 $180,000 Listed [8]
2014 Dimension (GB) 6 Chris Landeros Conor Murphy Riverside Bloodstock 6 12 furlongs 1:17.16 $136,200 [9]
2013 Longhunter (GB) 5 Alan Garcia Michael J. Maker Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey 6 furlongs 1:10.28 $137,050 [10]
2012 Good Lord 5 Gabriel Saez Forrest Kaelin Thomas D. Shank & Stan Young 6 furlongs 1:18.58 $59,875 [11]
2011 Race not held
2010 Due Date 5 Tony Farina Steve Margolis Bert, Elaine & Richard Klein 6 furlongs 1:16.41 $50,000 [12]
2009 Fort Prado 8 Eduardo E. Perez Chris M. Block Team Block 6 furlongs 1:11.49 $50,000 [13]
2008 Hold the Salt 6 Rosemary Homeister Jr. James A. Dodgen Cynthia Knight 6 furlongs 1:09.15 $100,000 Listed [14]
2007 Hold the Salt 5 Charles R. Woods Jr. James A. Dodgen Cynthia Knight 6 furlongs 1:09.25 $100,000 Listed [15]
2006 Atticus Kristy 5 Jesus Lopez Castanon Merrill R. Scherer Centaur Farms & Daniel Lynch 6 furlongs 1:12.64 $100,000 Listed [16]
2005 Durban Thunder (BRZ) 4 Calvin H. Borel Helen Pitts-Blasi Stud Raca 6 furlongs 1:10.20 $100,000 Listed [17]
2004 Battle Won 4 Rafael Bejarano Charles Simon Jay Manoogian 6 furlongs 1:10.86 $100,000 Listed [18]
2003 Fredericktown 4 Rafael Bejarano Darrin Miller Silverton Hill 6 furlongs 1:12.59 $100,000 Listed [19]
2002 Red Lightning 4 Calvin H. Borel Jeffrey D. Thornbury Philip S. Maas 6 furlongs 1:14.90 $100,000 Listed [20]
2001 Amazon River 3 Robby Albarado Kenneth E. Hoffman Kenneth E. Hoffman 6 furlongs 1:11.34 $100,000 Listed [21]
2000 Morluc 4 Robby Albarado Randy L. Morse Michael P. Cloonan 6 furlongs 1:09.66 $100,000 Listed [22]
1999 Run Johnny 7 Pat Day Morris G. Nicks John Oakley 6 furlongs 1:11.60 $100,000 Listed [23]
1998 G H's Pleasure 6 Victor Espinoza Kenneth E. Hoffman T. Canonie Jr., K. Hoffman, E. Roy, et. al. 6 furlongs 1:09.80 $100,000 Listed [24]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "KENTUCKY CUP TURF DASH STAKES - MULTIPLE TRACKS". Thoroughbred Pedigree Online. 2020. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
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  4. ^ "2019 Runhappy Turf Sprint Stakes Grade 3 - (race 7)". Equibase. 7 September 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  5. ^ "2018 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint S. Presented by Coca-Cola Grade 3 - (race 9)". Equibase. 8 September 2018. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  6. ^ "2017 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint Stakes Grade 3 - (race 9)". Equibase. 9 September 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
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  8. ^ "2015 Kentucky Downs Turf Dash Stakes Listed - (race 9)". Equibase. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  9. ^ "2014 Kentucky Downs Turf Dash Stakes Black Type - (race 9)". Equibase. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
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  11. ^ "2012 Kentucky Downs Turf Dash Stakes Black Type - (race 6)". Equibase. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  12. ^ "2010 Kentucky Cup Turf Dash Stakes Black Type - (race 10)". Equibase. 11 September 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  13. ^ "2009 Kentucky Cup Turf Dash Stakes Black Type - (race 10)". Equibase. 19 September 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
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  15. ^ "2007 Kentucky Cup Turf Dash Stakes Listed - (race 9)". Equibase. 22 September 2007. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  16. ^ "2006 Kentucky Cup Turf Dash Stakes Listed - (race 2)". Equibase. 26 September 2006. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  17. ^ "2005 Kentucky Cup Turf Dash Stakes Listed - (race 9)". Equibase. 24 September 2005. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  18. ^ "2004 Kentucky Cup Turf Dash Stakes Listed - (race 6)". Equibase. 25 September 2004. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  19. ^ "2003 Kentucky Cup Turf Dash Stakes Listed - (race 6)". Equibase. 20 September 2003. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  20. ^ "2002 Kentucky Cup Turf Dash Stakes Listed - (race 6)". Equibase. 21 September 2002. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  21. ^ "2001 Kentucky Cup Turf Dash Stakes Listed - (race 6)". Equibase. 23 September 2001. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  22. ^ "2000 Kentucky Cup Turf Dash Stakes Listed - (race 8)". Equibase. 23 September 2000. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  23. ^ "1999 Kentucky Cup Turf Dash Stakes Listed - (race 2)". Equibase. 26 September 1999. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  24. ^ "1998 Kentucky Cup Turf Dash Stakes Listed - (race 2)". Equibase. 19 September 1998. Retrieved 28 April 2020.