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The Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually during the last week of November at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. A Grade II event, the race is open to two-year-olds willing to race one and one-sixteenth miles on the dirt, and is a Road to the Kentucky Derby race, offering points to the top four horses towards being one of the 18 horses eligible for the race by points in North American races (there are spots available to European and Asian horses which participate in races in their respective continents, but if they decline, those spots go to the next highest in points from the North American events).

Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes
Grade II race
LocationChurchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated1920
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.churchilldowns.com
Race information
Distance1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationTwo-year-olds
WeightAssigned
Purse$200,000[1]

Inaugurated in 1920,[2] the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes was contested at a distance of one mile from its inception through 1979. The race was transferred to the Latonia Race Track in Covington, Kentucky in 1931 but returned to Churchill Downs in 1934.

There was no race run between 1939 and 1945 because of World War II.[3]

Contents

Historical notesEdit

Five horses have won the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes and then returned the next spring to win the Kentucky Derby. The most recent Derby winner was Super Saver (2010). Prior winners were Cannonade (1974), Twenty Grand (1931), Clyde Van Dusen (1929) and Reigh Count (1928).

In 1930, Twenty Grand won the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes in a track record time of 1:36 flat which at the time was the fastest mile ever run by a two-year-old in the United States.[4]

In 1933, Mata Hari became the first filly to win the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.[5]

RecordsEdit

Speed record: (at current distance of ​1 116 miles)

  • 1:42.83 - Super Saver (2009)

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2018 Signalman Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. Kenneth G. McPeek Lewis, Tommie M., David A. Bersen, LLC, and Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek) 1:45.29
2017 Enticed Junior Alvarado Kiaran McLaughlin Godolphin 1:44.42
2016 McCraken Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. Ian R. Wilkes Whitham Thoroughbreds 1:44.15
2015 Airoforce Julien Leparoux Mark E. Casse John C. Oxley 1:45.48
2014 El Kabeir Calvin H. Borel John P. Terranova, II Zayat Stables 1:44.82
2013 Tapiture Jesus Lopez Castanon Chuck Peery Kevin Jacobsen 1:43.51
2012 Uncaptured Miguel Mena Mark E. Casse John C. Oxley 1:44.97
2011 Gemologist Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher WinStar Farm 1:44.46
2010 Santiva Shaun Bridgmohan Eddie Kenneally Tom R. Walters 1:45.31
2009 Super Saver Calvin Borel Todd Pletcher WinStar Farm 1:42.83
2008 Beethoven Calvin Borel John T. Ward, Jr. John C. Oxley 1:44.14
2007 Anak Nakal Julien Leparoux Nick Zito Four Roses Thoroughbreds 1:43.16
2006 Tiz Wonderful John Velazquez Scott Blasi Stonestreet Stable 1:42.84
2005 Private Vow Shaun Bridgmohan Steve Asmussen Mike McCarty 1:45.80
2004 Greater Good John McKee Robert E. Holthus Lewis G. Lakin 1:45.14
2003 The Cliff's Edge Shane Sellers Nick Zito Robert V. LaPenta 1:45.50
2002 Soto Larry Melancon Michael W. Dickinson Baron Georg von Ullman 1:44.67
2001 Repent Tony D'Amico Kenneth G. McPeek Select Stable 1:44.42
2000 Dollar Bill Calvin Borel Dallas Stewart Gary & Mary West 1:47.18
1999 Captain Steve Robby Albarado Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 1:43.14
1998 Exploit Chris McCarron Bob Baffert Bob & Beverly Lewis 1:44.16
1997 Cape Town Willie Martinez D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 1:43.97
1996 Concerto Carlos Marquez, Jr. John Tammaro III Kinsman Stable 1:46.91
1995 Ide Craig Perret Peter M. Vestal Peter Willmott 1:44.31
1994 Jambalaya Jazz Sam Maple John T. Ward, Jr. John C. Oxley 1:46.46
1993 War Deputy Garrett Gomez Anthony L. Reinstedler Windfields Farm 1:46.75
1992 Wild Gale Shane Sellers Michael J. Doyle Little Fish Stable Inc. 1:45.64
1991 Dance Floor Chris Antley D. Wayne Lukas Oaktown Stable 1:45.21
1990 Richman Pat Day William I. Mott William F. Lucas 1:45.40
1989 Grand Canyon Angel Cordero, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Lukas & Overbrook Farm 1:44.60

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1988 - Tricky Creek
  • 1987 - Notebook
  • 1986 - Mt. Pleasant
  • 1985 - Mustin Lake
  • 1984 - Fuzzy
  • 1983 - Biloxi Indian
  • 1982 - Highland Park
  • 1981 - El Baba
  • 1980 - Television Studio
  • 1979 - King Neptune
  • 1978 - Lot O Gold
  • 1977 - Going Investor
  • 1976 - Run Dusty Run
  • 1975 - Play Boy
  • 1974 - Circle Home
  • 1973 - Cannonade
  • 1972 - Puntilla
  • 1971 - Windjammer
  • 1970 - Line City
  • 1969 - Evasive Action
  • 1968 - Traffic Mark
  • 1967 - Mr. Brogann
  • 1966 - Lightning Orphan
  • 1965 - War Censor
  • 1964 - Umbrella Fella
  • 1963 - Journalist
  • 1962 - Sky Gem
  • 1961 - Su Ka wa
  • 1960 - Crimson Fury
  • 1959 - Oil Wick
  • 1958 - Winsome Winner
  • 1957 - Hill Country
  • 1956 - Federal Hill
  • 1955 - Royal Sting
  • 1954 - Prince Noor
  • 1953 - Hasty Road
  • 1952 - Straight Face
  • 1951 - Sub Fleet
  • 1950 - Pur Sang
  • 1949 - Roman Bath
  • 1948 - John's Joy
  • 1947 - Bold Gallant
  • 1946 - Double Jay
  • 1939 - 1945 : no race
  • 1938 - T M Dorsett
  • 1937 - Mountain Ridge
  • 1936 - Reaping Reward
  • 1935 - Grand Slam
  • 1934 - Nellie Flag
  • 1933 - Mata Hari
  • 1932 - The Darb
  • 1931 - Kakapo
  • 1930 - Twenty Grand
  • 1929 - Desert Light
  • 1928 - Clyde Van Dusen
  • 1927 - Reigh Count
  • 1926 - Valorous
  • 1925 - Canter
  • 1924 - Master Charlie
  • 1923 - Wise Counsellor
  • 1922 - Enchantment
  • 1921 - Startle
  • 1920 - Tryster
  • In 1987, Buoy won the race but was disqualified for interference and set back to second.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes Profile". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  2. ^ https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1919/06/29/98286769.pdf
  3. ^ https://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/courant/access/895489372.html?dids=895489372:895489372&FMT=CITE&FMTS=CITE:AI&type=historic&date=Sep+21%2C+1945&author=&pub=Hartford+Courant&desc=Kentucky+Jockey+Stakes+To+Be+Revived+in+1946&pqatl=google
  4. ^ "TWENTY GRAND WINS DERBY BEFORE 60,000 IN NEW RECORD TIME; MRS. Payne Whitney's Great 3Year-Old Beats Sweep All byFour Lengths--Mate Next.GOES ROUTE IN 2:01 4-5Time Smashes Mile and Quarter Record for Derby and Trackat Churchill Downs.WINNer's SHARE $48,725 Vice President Curtis is Present--Gallant Knight Sets World Mark in Early Race. Kurtsinger up on Twenty Grand. Comes from the Rear. 60,000 See MRS. Payne Whitney's Twenty Grand Win the Derby in Record Time Short Delay at Start. Mate Closes on Leaders. New Record is Set". The New York Times. 1931-05-17.
  5. ^ "MATA HARI SCORES IN $16,230 CLASSIC; First Filly Ever to Annex the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Latonia". The New York Times. 1933-10-29.