Kentucky Stakes

The Kentucky Stakes was a Thoroughbred horse race run between 1870 and 1938 at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. Raced on dirt, it was originally open to two-year-olds of either sex but after the event was placed on hiatus following the 1894 running it was revived in 1901 as a selling race for two-year-old fillies.[1]

Kentucky Stakes
Discontinued stakes race
LocationSaratoga Race Course
Saratoga Springs, New York,
United States
Inaugurated1870
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance5.5 furlongs
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed

Historical notesEdit

The inaugural running of the Kentucky Stakes was contested at 6 furlongs and was won by Harry Bassett, a three-time Champion and future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee. The early races for colts and fillies produced two more Hall of Fame winners, Parole in 1875 and Emperor of Norfolk in 1887.[2] [3]

The final running of the Kentucky Stakes took place on August 15, 1932 and was won by Alfred G. Vanderbilt Jr.'s Spot News.[4]

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
1938 Spot News
1937 Watchcase
1936 Sunset Girl
1935 Fair Stein
1934 Little Lie
1933 Jabot
1932 Eva B
1931 Princess Camelia
1930 Gosling
1929 Shady Lady
1928 Nella R
1927 Torpointer
1926 Ennui
1925 Lacewood
1924 Wax Lady
1923 Sunayr
1922 Pandowdy
1921 Budana
1920 Loveliness
1919 His Choice
1918 Knot
1917 Stitch In Time
1916 Katenka
1915 Bonnie Tess
1914 Montrosa
1913 Crossbun
1912 No races due to
Hart–Agnew Law.
1911
1910 Leah
1909 Responsful
1908 Helen Harvey
1907 Ella O'Neill
1906 Clara Huron
1905 Bauble
1904 Candida
1903 The Lady Rohesia
1902 Lady Albercraft
1901 Mary Worth
1895 - 1900 Race not held
1894 Handspun
1893 Miss Lilly
1892 Marguerite
1891 Frank Kinney
1890 Cleopatra
1889 Santiago
1888 The Lioness
1887 Emperor of Norfolk
1886 King Fox
1885 Quito
1884 Lizzie Dwyer
1883 Welcher
1882 George Kinney
1881 Onondaga
1880 Brambaletta
1879 Oden
1878 Uncas
1877 Pride of the Village
1876 Susquehanna
1875 Parole
1874 Chesapeake
1873 Battle Axe
1872 Silk Stocking
1871 Sue Ryder
1870 Harry Bassett

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Condensed History of the Kentucky Stakes". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1906-08-19. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  2. ^ "The Kentucky Stakes Easily Captured by Parole". New York Times, page 5. 1875-08-11. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  3. ^ "The Thoroughbreds". Los Angeles Daily Herald. 1887-08-12. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  4. ^ "Spot News Takes Kentucky Stakes". New York Times, page 16. 1938-08-16. Retrieved 2020-01-14.