H. Allen Jerkens Memorial Stakes

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The H. Allen Jerkens Memorial Stakes is a Grade I American thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds over a distance of seven furlongs on the dirt held annually in late August at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York.

H. Allen Jerkens Memorial Stakes
Grade I race
Runhappy.jpg
Runhappy winning the 2015 King's Bishop
LocationSaratoga Race Course
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
Inaugurated1984 (as King's Bishop Stakes)
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
SponsorGallery Racing (2020)
WebsiteNYRA
Race information
Distance7 furlongs
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
Weight124 lbs with allowances
Purse$300,000 (2020)

HistoryEdit

The inaugural running of the event was on 18 August 1984 as the seventh race on the undercard of Travers Stakes day as The King's Bishop Stakes and was won by Commemorate who was trained by Hall of Fame trainer Lazaro Barrera in a time of 1:22​35.[1] King's Bishop was originally owned by Houston Astros founding president Craig F. Cullinan Jr. and trained by H. Allen Jerkens, who trained the horse to wins in the 1973 Carter Handicap and Fall Highweight Handicap for Allaire du Pont.[2]

The event was not held in 1986.[3]

In 1987 the event was classified as Grade III, upgraded to Grade II in 1992 and since 1999 the race has been a Grade I event.[4]

In 2017 the New York Racing Association renamed the race for the late Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens, who over a career spanning seven decades, his horses had upset racing champions – such as Onion's victory over Secretariat in the 1973 Whitney Handicap – earning him the nickname "the Giant Killer".[2]

The event has grown in status becoming one of the most important sprint race of the year for three-year-olds only.[4] The 2015 winner Runhappy, went on to win the Breeders' Cup Sprint at Keeneland Race Course and was crowned US Champion Sprinter. As did the 2016 winner Drefong who identically won the Breeders' Cup Sprint and also was awarded as the US Champion Sprinter.

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

Margins:

  • 5 12 lengths – Tale of the Cat (1997)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 – Lloyd R. French, Jr. (1985, 1989)
  • 2 – Michael Tabor (1996, 2004)

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
H. Allen Jerkens Stakes
2020 Echo Town Ricardo Santana Jr. Steven Asmussen L & N Racing 7 furlongs 1:22.53 $300,000 I [5]
2019 Mind Control John R. Velazquez Gregory D. Sacco Red Oak Stable (Brunetti) & Madaket Stables 7 furlongs 1:21.43 $500,000 I [6]
2018 Promises Fulfilled Luis Saez Dale L. Romans Robert J. Baron 7 furlongs 1:21.44 $501,500 I [7]
2017 Practical Joke Joel Rosario Chad C. Brown Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence 7 furlongs 1:21.96 $500,000 I [8]
King's Bishop Stakes
2016 Drefong Mike E. Smith Bob Baffert Charles Chu 7 furlongs 1:21.25 $500,000 I [9]
2015 Runhappy Edgar S. Prado Maria Borell James McIngvale 7 furlongs 1:20.54 $500,000 I [10]
2014 The Big Beast Javier Castellano Anthony W. Dutrow Alex & JoAnn Lieblong 7 furlongs 1:22.35 $500,000 I [11]
2013 Capo Bastone Irad Ortiz Jr. Todd A. Pletcher Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners 7 furlongs 1:22.22 $500,000 I [12]
2012 Willy Beamin Alan Garcia Richard E. Dutrow Jr. James A. Riccio 7 furlongs 1:22.02 $500,000 I [13]
2011 Caleb's Posse Rajiv Maragh Donnie K. Von Hemel McNeil Stables & Cheyenne Stables 7 furlongs 1:21.59 $250,000 I [14]
2010 Discreetly Mine John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher E. Paul Robsham Stables 7 furlongs 1:23.16 $250,000 I [15]
2009 †Capt. Candyman Can Javier Castellano Ian R. Wilkes Joseph Rauch, David Zell 7 furlongs 1:22.35 $300,000 I [16]
2008 Visionaire Alan Garcia Michael R. Matz Team Valor & Vision Racing 7 furlongs 1:21.94 $250,000 I [17]
2007 Hard Spun Mario G. Pino J. Larry Jones Fox Hill Farms 7 furlongs 1:22.34 $250,000 I [18]
2006 Henny Hughes John R. Velazquez Kiaran P. McLaughlin Zabeel Racing 7 furlongs 1:21.96 $250,000 I [19]
2005 Lost in the Fog Russell Baze Greg Gilchrist Harry J. Aleo 7 furlongs 1:22.56 $250,000 I [20]
2004 Pomeroy Edgar S. Prado Patrick L. Biancone Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith 7 furlongs 1:20.99 $250,000 I [21]
2003 Valid Video Joe Bravo Dennis J. Manning Mack Fehsenfeld 7 furlongs 1:22.14 $200,000 I [22]
2002 Gygistar John R. Velazquez Mark A. Hennig Edward P. Evans 7 furlongs 1:22.85 $200,000 I [23]
2001 Squirtle Squirt Jerry D. Bailey Robert J. Frankel David J. Lanzman 7 furlongs 1:21.97 $200,000 I [24]
2000 More Than Ready Pat Day Todd A. Pletcher James T. Scatuorchio 7 furlongs 1:22.49 $200,000 I [25]
1999 Forestry Chris Antley Bob Baffert Aaron U. & Marie Jones 7 furlongs 1:21.00 $200,000 I [26]
1998 Secret Firm Edgar S. Prado H. Graham Motion Mea Culpa Stables 7 furlongs 1:22.78 $200,000 II [27]
1997 Tale of the Cat Julie Krone John H. Forbes Phantom House Farm 7 furlongs 1:21.71 $150,000 II [28]
1996 Honour and Glory Jose A. Santos D. Wayne Lukas Michael Tabor 7 furlongs 1:21.78 $108,200 II [29]
1995 Top Account Pat Day Neil J. Howard William S. Farish III 7 furlongs 1:22.50 $113,500 II [30]
1994 Chimes Band Jerry D. Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Fares Farm 7 furlongs 1:21.80 $109,500 II [31]
1993 Mi Cielo Mike E. Smith Peter M. Vestal Tom M. Carey 7 furlongs 1:21.60 $123,800 II [32]
1992 Salt Lake Mike E. Smith D. Wayne Lukas William T. Young 7 furlongs 1:21.40 $122,400 II [33]
1991 Take Me Out Mike E. Smith William I. Mott Bertram R. Firestone 7 furlongs 1:21.60 $124,000 III [34]
1990 Housebuster Craig Perret Jimmy Croll Robert P. Levy 7 furlongs 1:21.80 $90,150 III [35]
1989 Houston Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas Lloyd R. French Jr. 7 furlongs 1:22.00 $86,550 III [36]
1988 King's Nest Chris McCarron Richard E. Dutrow Sr. Sandra D. Bender 7 furlongs 1:21.80 $88,800 III [37]
1987 Templar Hill Chris McCarron Paul D. Seefeldt Ervin Kowitz 7 furlongs 1:23.00 $86,150 III [38]
1986 Race not held
1985 Pancho Villa Darrel G. McHargue D. Wayne Lukas Lloyd R. French Jr. 7 furlongs 1:22.20 $55,900 Listed [39]
1984 Commemorate Frank Lovato Jr. Laz Barrera Windfields Farm 7 furlongs 1:22.60 $55,700 Listed [1]

Notes:
† In the 2009 event Vineyard Haven was first past the post but disqualified for drifting out in the straight and twice bumping Capt. Candyman Can. Capt. Candyman Can was declared the winner.

See alsoEdit

List of American and Canadian Graded races

External siteEdit

  • Kevin Martin (August 27, 2016). "Ten Things You Should Know: King's Bishop". at Hello Race Fans

ReferencesEdit

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