Lawrence Realization Stakes

The Lawrence Realization Stakes was an American horse race first run on the turf in 1889. The race, for three-year-old Thoroughbred colts, geldings and fillies, was last run in 2005.

Lawrence Realization Stakes
Discontinued stakes race
LocationBelmont Park
Elmont, New York, United States
Inaugurated1889
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance1 18 miles (9 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds

HistoryEdit

Inaugurated at the Sheepshead Bay Race Track at Gravesend, New York, it was held there until 1913. At that time, the race was the richest stakes for three-year-olds in the United States.

It was run as the Realization Stakes until 1899, when it was renamed to honor James G. K. Lawrence, president of the Coney Island Jockey Club (which owned the racetrack). Lawrence was also responsible for creating of the Futurity Stakes in 1888.

The stakes were later run at Belmont Park on Long Island[1] as a Grade II race on the dirt. The race continued to be run there (except for the Belmont Park redevelopment period from 1962 to 1968) until it was removed from the calendar in 2005 by the New York Racing Association (NYRA) as a cost-cutting measure. For 70 years, the Lawrence Realization was one of the most prestigious annual events in the American horse racing calendar.

Only two horses contested the race in 1918, 1920, 1944, and 1946; however, due to the large number of entries in 1976 and 1985 it was run in two divisions.

The race was contested over several distances:

  • 1⅝ miles : 1889-1913, 1918-1969
  • 1½ miles : 1916-1917, 1970-2004
  • 1⅛ miles : 2005

RecordsEdit

On September 4, 1920, Man o' War won the 1⅝-mile Lawrence Realization by 100 lengths over the only other runner, Hoodwink. His time for the race was 2:40 4/5, which broke the world record for the distance by 1 3/5 seconds and was his fifth record-setting performance that year. The great Kelso tied the record in 1960.

Records for distanceEdit

  • At 1½ miles : 2:25.94 - Parade Ground (1998)
  • At 1⅝ miles : 2:40.80 - Man o' War (1920)
  • At 1⅝ miles : 2:40.80 - Kelso (1960)

Most wins by a jockeyEdit

Most wins by a trainerEdit

Most wins by an ownerEdit

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2005 Taming The Tiger Ramon Dominguez Robert P. Klesaris C D and G Stable et al. 1:49.72
2004 Gunning For Joe Bravo Timothy Walsh Mrs. Thomas J. Walsh 2:29.91
2003 Kicken Kris Javier Castellano Michael Matz Brushwood Stable 2:27.98
2002 Fisher Pond John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Eugene & Laura Melnyk 2:30.34
2001 Sharp Performance John Velazquez David Donk William Bloom 2:27.04
2000 Ciro José A. Santos Christophe Clement Jayeff B Stables 2:31.48
1999 Gritty Sandie Mike E. Smith James J. Toner Caesar P. Kimmel & Ron Nicholson 2:28.60
1998 Parade Ground Pat Day Neil J. Howard W. S. Farish & S. C. Hilbert 2:25.94
1997 Renewed Filiberto Leon Carlos F. Martin Murray Garren 2:27.21
1996 Da Dean Richard Migliore James Lawrence II Mrs. Stephen Clark 2:39.06
1995 Flitch Mike E. Smith William Badgett Jr. Loblolly Stable 2:34.40
1994 Personal Merit Jorge F. Chavez William W. Perry Daffodil Hill Farm 2:29.30
1993 Strolling Along Chris McCarron Shug McGaughey Ogden Phipps 2:32.70
1992 Timber Cat Robbie Davis Robert P. Lake Ping W. Tam 2:28.87
1991 Jaded Dancer Jean-Luc Samyn Patrick J. Kelly Live Oak Racing 2:32.00
1990 Baylis Lanfranco Dettori Luca Cumani Sheikh Mohammed 2:29.00
1989 Caltech Rene Douglas Eduardo Azpurua Jr. David S. Romanik 2:26.00
1988 Blew By Em Chris Antley Michael Daggett Joseph B. Singer 2:27.20
1987 Tertiary Zone Sandy Hawley Peter Cole Dan J. Agnew 2:30.00
1986 The Lone Ranger Chris McCarron Michael Sedlacek Rory Green Stable 2:37.40
1985 Danger's Hour Don MacBeth MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stables 2:30.40
1985 Noisy When Hot José A. Santos Floreano Fernandez Brazil Stables 2:28.00
1984 Roving Ministrel Kenny Skinner Lawrence Kelly Craig F. Cullinan Jr. 2:28.40
1983 Moon Spirit Angel Cordero Jr. Angel Penna Jr. Blanche Wise 2:26.40
1982 Ten Below Jimmy Miranda Pancho Martin Viola Summer 2:27.40
1981 Our Captain Willie Angel Cordero Jr. Lou Rondinello Daniel M. Galbreath 2:27.40
1980 Rumbo Bill Shoemaker Thomas Bell Jr. Gayno-Bell Stable 2:26.00
1979 Golden Act Sandy Hawley Loren Rettele W. H. Oldknow & R. W. Phipps 2:27.20
1978 Mac Diarmida Jean Cruguet Flint S. Schulhofer Jerome M. Torsney 2:29.20
1977 Zihov Antonio Graell Joseph R. Nash Mrs. Joseph Nash 2:27.60
1976 Great Contractor Pat Day Roger Laurin Howard P. Wilson 2:31.60
1976 L'Heureux Donald Pierce Neil D. Drysdale Saron Stable (Corbin J. Robertson Sr.) 2:35.00
1975 Grab Bag Jean Cruguet Thomas J. Kelly John M. Schiff 2:26.80
1974 Prod Jorge Velasquez MacKenzie Miller Cragwood Stables 2:28.20
1973 Amen Eddie Belmonte Philip G. Johnson Dee-Bob Stable (D. Margolies, R. Kropp, J. Sheldon, D. Geller) 2:36.80
1972 Halo Braulio Baeza MacKenzie Miller Cragwood Stables 2:27.60
1971 Specious Eddie Maple Victor J. Nickerson Elmendorf Farm 2:42.20
1970 Kling Kling Jean Cruguet Thomas J. Kelly John M. Schiff 2:41.20
1969 Oil Power Jean Cruguet James P. Conway Elmendorf Farm 2:44.60
1968 Funny Fellow Braulio Baeza Edward A. Neloy Wheatley Stable 2:44.20
1967 Successor Braulio Baeza Edward A. Neloy Wheatley Stable 2:43.40
1966 Buckpasser Braulio Baeza Edward A. Neloy Ogden Phipps 2:45.00
1965 Munden Point Sam Boulmetis Sr. Ira Hanford Loren P. Guy 2:42.00
1964 Quadrangle Manuel Ycaza J. Elliott Burch Rokeby Stable 2:42.60
1963 Dean Carl Bobby Ussery Paul Bongarzone Paul Bongarzone 2:43.80
1962 Battle Joined Manuel Ycaza Woody Stephens Cain Hoy Stable 2:42.60
1961 Sherluck Braulio Baeza Harold Young Jacob Sher 2:44.40
1960 Kelso Eddie Arcaro Carl Hanford Bohemia Stable 2:40.80
1959 Middle Brother Eddie Arcaro E. Barry Ryan Mrs. E. Barry Ryan 2:43.20
1958 Martins Rullah Bill Shoemaker Eugene Jacobs George Lewis 2:43.40
1957 Promised Land H. Woodson Hirsch Jacobs Ethel D. Jacobs 2:44.40
1956 Riley Ted Atkinson John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 2:44.60
1955 Thinking Cap Paul J. Bailey Henry S. Clark Christiana Stable 2:43.40
1954 Fisherman Hedley Woodhouse Sylvester Veitch C. V. Whitney 2:42.00
1953 Platan Conn McCreary Harry Trotsek Hasty House Farm 2:43.40
1952 Mark-Ye-Well Eddie Arcaro Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 2:42.60
1951 Counterpoint Dave Gorman Sylvester Veitch C. V. Whitney 2:42.60
1950 Bed O' Roses Nick Combest William C. Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 2:44.20
1949 Ponder Steve Brooks Ben A. Jones Calumet Farm 2:42.60
1948 Ace Admiral Ted Atkinson James W. Smith Maine Chance Farm 2:42.80
1947 Cosmic Bomb Ovie Scurlock Willie Booth William G. Helis Sr. 2:43.60
1946 School Tie Ted Atkinson John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 2:43.60
1945 Pot O'Luck Douglas Dodson Benjamin A. Jones Calumet Farm 2:43.60
1944 By Jimminy George Woolf James W. Smith Alfred P. Parker 2:43.20
1943 Fairy Manhurst Johnny Longden Richard E. Handlen Foxcatcher Farm 2:43.00
1942 Alsab George Woolf Sarge Swenke Mrs. Albert Sabath 2:42.00
1941 Whirlaway Alfred Robertson Ben A. Jones Calumet Farm 2:44.20
1940 Fenelon James Stout James E. Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 2:44.80
1939 Hash Eddie Arcaro John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 2:42.60
1938 Magic Hour Johnny Longden James E. Fitzsimmons Ogden Phipps 2:45.00
1937 Unfailing Frank Kopel Max Hirsch Parker Corning 2:44.20
1936 Granville James Stout James E. Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 2:43.60
1935 Firethorn Eddie Arcaro Preston M. Burch Walter M. Jeffords Sr. 2:42.20
1934 Carry Over Tommy Malley James E. Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable 2:44.00
1933 War Glory John Gilbert George Conway Glen Riddle Farm 2:44.60
1932 Faireno Tom Malley James E. Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 2:43.60
1931 Twenty Grand Charley Kurtsinger James G. Rowe Jr. Greentree Stable 2:41.20
1930 Gallant Fox Earl Sande James E. Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 2:41.40
1929 The Nut Mack Garner Joe Notter Warm Stable 2:45.60
1928 Reigh Count Chick Lang Bert S. Michell Fannie Hertz 2:44.60
1927 Nimba Harold Thurber George M. Odom Marshall Field III 2:45.00
1926 Espino Laverne Fator William J. Speirs William Ziegler Jr. 2:42.60
1925 Marconi Kenneth Noe James E. Fitzsimmons L. T. Cooper 2:43.80
1924 Aga Khan John Maiben James E. Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 2:48.40
1923 Zev Earl Sande Sam Hildreth Rancocas Stable 2:44.60
1922 Kai Song Earl Sande Sam Hildreth Rancocas Stable 2:42.40
1921 Touch Me Not Frank Coltiletti James G. Rowe Sr. Greentree Stable 2:43.20
1920 Man o' War Clarence Kummer Louis Feustel Glen Riddle Farm 2:40.80
1919 Vexatious † Willie Knapp James G. Rowe Sr. Harry Payne Whitney 2:47.60
1918 Johren Frank Robinson James G. Rowe Sr. Harry Payne Whitney 2:55.20
1917 Omar Khayyam Merritt C. Buxton Richard F. Carmen Wilfrid Viau 2:33.40
1916 Star Hawk Herman Phillips Walter B. Jennings A. Kingsley Macomber 2:32.60
1915 no race
1914 no race
1913 Rock View Tommy McTaggart Louis Feustel August Belmont Jr. 2:51.00
1912 no race
1911 no race
1910 Sweep Joe Notter James G. Rowe Sr. James R. Keene 2:53.00
1909 Fitz Herbert Vincent Powers Sam Hildreth Sam Hildreth 2:45.00
1908 Fair Play Eddie Dugan A. Jack Joyner August Belmont Jr. 2:46.20
1907 Dinna Ken George Mountain John W. Rogers Harry Payne Whitney 2:48.00
1906 Accountant Jack Martin Matthew M. Allen James B. Brady 2:48.00
1905 Sysonby Dave Nicol James G. Rowe Sr. James R. Keene 2:47.00
1904 Ort Wells Frank O'Neill Enoch Wishard John A. Drake 2:47.60
1903 Africander John Bullman Richard O. Miller Hampton Stable 2:45.20
1902 Major Daingerfield George Odom Matthew M. Allen Frederick C. McLewee & Co. 2:59.80
1901 The Parader Patrick A. McCue Thomas J. Healey Richard T. Wilson Jr. 2:49.80
1900 Prince of Melbourne Henry Spencer J. Kyle Frank D. Beard 2:59.80
1899 Ethelbert Henry Spencer A. Jack Joyner Perry Belmont 2:51.40
1898 Hamburg Tod Sloan Matthew Byrnes Marcus Daly 2:51.20
1897 The Friar Fred Littlefield R. Wyndham Walden Alfred & Dave Morris 2:48.40
1896 Requital Alonzo Clayton James G. Rowe Sr. Brookdale Farm Stable 2:49.40
1895 Bright Phoebus Lester Reiff H. H. Huron Del Monte Stable 2:51.40
1894 Dobbins Willie Simms Hardy Campbell Jr. Richard Croker 2:55.00
1893 Daily America Willie Simms John W. Rogers Brown & Rogers 2:50.60
1892 Tammany Edward Garrison Matthew Byrnes Marcus Daly 2:51.40
1891 Potomac Anthony Hamilton Hardy Campbell Jr. Michael F. Dwyer 2:51.00
1890 Tournament William Hayward Matthew M. Allen George Hearst 2:51.00
1889 Salvator Jim McLaughlin Matthew Byrnes James B. A. Haggin 2:51.00

* † In 1919, Over There finished first but was disqualified.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]Chicago Daily News Almanac and Yearbook vol. 47, p. 507. Chicago Daily News Co., 1931.
  2. ^ [2] Lawrence Realization winners. Accessed February 4, 2011.