Lexington Stakes (Keeneland)

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The Lexington Stakes is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old horses at a distance of one and one-sixteenth miles on the dirt run annually in April during at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky during their spring meeting. The event currently offers a purse of $400,000.[1]

Lexington Stakes
Grade III race
LocationKeeneland Race Course
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
InauguratedInitial: 1936–1942
Reestablished: 1973 (as Calumet Purse)
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
SponsorStonestreet Farm (since 2017)
Websitewww.keeneland.com
Race information
Distance1+116 miles
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
Weight123 lbs with allowances
PurseUS$400,000 (since 2022)

HistoryEdit

First running of the event was on 24 October 1936, closing day of Keeneland's inaugural fall meeting as a six furlong race for two-year-olds and was won by Manhasset Stable's White Tie who ran as an entry with Greentree Stable's Tattered (finished 5th) winning by in a time of 1:12 flat.[2] In 1938 the conditions of the event were changed to a handicap for horses three-years-old and older and the distance set at 1+18 miles.[3] In 1940 the distance was extended to 1+14 miles for two runnings in which Joe DeSoto's Steel Heels won both events including setting a new track record in 1941.[4] In October 1942, Keeneland held its last meeting due to the track being closed during World War II, the event was run as the Lexington Purse over a distance of 1+116 miles.[5]

In 1973 Keeneland schedule an overnight allowance event as the Calumet Purse for three year old horses which was held in April during the Spring meeting prior to the signature event of the meeting - Blue Grass Stakes. The event was named after Calumet Farm, a Thoroughbred breeding and training farm in Lexington. The 1975 winner of the event, Master Derby not only completed this double but later in May of that year also won the middle leg of the U.S Triple Crown, Preakness Stakes.

In 1984 the event was renamed to the Lexington Stakes.[5]

In 1986 the event was upgrade by the American Graded Stakes Committee to Grade III.[6] Two years later the event was once again upgraded to Grade II and held this classification until 2010.

In 1989 the event has been scheduled after the Blue Grass Stakes and it is rare now that horses will run in both events.

The race was downgraded to Grade III status for 2011.[7]

Since 2013 the event has been the last race with qualification points for the Road to the Kentucky Derby as a Wild Card event.

The event was not held 2020 during Keeneland's spring meeting which was moved to July and shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.[8]

RecordsEdit

Speed record
Margins
Most wins by a jockey
Most wins by a trainer
Most wins by an owner
  • 2 – Junius W. Bell (1941, 1942)
  • 2 – Russell L. Reineman Stable (1986, 1990)
  • 2 – Bob & Beverly Lewis (1999, 2003)
  • 2 – Fern Circle Stables (2017, 2021)

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
Lexington Stakes
2022 Tawny Port 3 Florent Geroux Brad H. Cox Peachtree Stable 1+116 miles 1:45.24 $398,750 III [9]
2021 King Fury 3 Brian Hernandez Jr. Kenneth G. McPeek Fern Circle Stables & Three Chimneys Farm 1+116 miles 1:43.50 $200,000 III [10]
2020 Race not held
2019 Owendale 3 Florent Geroux Brad H. Cox Rupp Racing 1+116 miles 1:44.14 $200,000 III [11]
2018 My Boy Jack 3 Kent J. Desormeaux J. Keith Desormeaux Don't Tell My Wife Stables & Monomoy Stables 1+116 miles 1:44.22 $200,000 III [12]
2017 Senior Investment 3 Channing Hill Kenneth G. McPeek Fern Circle Stables 1+116 miles 1:45.05 $200,000 III [13]
2016 Collected 3 Javier Castellano Bob Baffert Speedway Stable 1+116 miles 1:43.33 $150,000 III [14]
2015 Divining Rod 3 Julien R. Leparoux Arnaud Delacour Lael Stables 1+116 miles 1:43.29 $250,000 III [15]
2014 Mr. Speaker 3 Jose Lezcano Claude R. McGaughey III Phipps Stable 1+116 miles 1:44.18 $200,000 III [16]
2013 Winning Cause 3 Julien R. Leparoux Todd A. Pletcher Alto Racing 1+116 miles 1:43.93 $200,000 III [17]
2012 All Squared Away 3 Julio A. Garcia Wesley A. Ward Altamira Racing Stable & Wire to Wire Racing 1+116 miles 1:42.55 $200,000 III [18]
2011 Derby Kitten 3 Julien R. Leparoux Michael J. Maker Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey 1+116 miles 1:42.03 $200,000 III [19]
2010 Exhi 3 Robby Albarado Todd A. Pletcher Wertheimer et Frère 1+116 miles 1:44.38 $300,000 II [20]
2009 Advice 3 Garrett K. Gomez Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm 1+116 miles 1:43.33 $300,000 II [21]
2008 Behindatthebar 3 David R. Flores Todd A. Pletcher Padua Stables, Michael Shustek & W. Don Stanley 1+116 miles 1:42.14 $325,000 II [22]
2007 Slew's Tizzy 3 Robby Albarado Gregory Fox Joseph LaCombe Stable 1+116 miles 1:43.20 $325,000 II [23]
2006 Showing Up 3 Cornelio Velasquez Barclay Tagg Lael Stables 1+116 miles 1:46.42 $325,000 II [24]
2005 Coin Silver 3 Javier Castellano Todd A. Pletcher Peachtree Stable 1+116 miles 1:45.76 $325,000 II [25]
2004 Quintons Gold Rush 3 Jerry D. Bailey Steven M. Asmussen Padua Stables & Jay Manoogian 1+116 miles 1:43.82 $325,000 II [26]
2003 Scrimshaw 3 Edgar S. Prado D. Wayne Lukas Bob & Beverly Lewis 1+116 miles 1:45.47 $363,675 II [27]
2002 Proud Citizen 3 Mike E. Smith D. Wayne Lukas Robert C. Baker, David Cornstein & William L. Mack 1+116 miles 1:44.58 $364,650 II [28]
2001 Keats 3 Larry Melancon Niall M. O'Callaghan Henry E. Pabst 1+116 miles 1:43.54 $371,475 II [29]
2000 Unshaded 3 Shane Sellers Carl A. Nafzger James Tafel 1+116 miles 1:43.60 $357,400 II [30]
1999 Charismatic 3 Jerry D. Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Robert & Beverly Lewis 1+116 miles 1:41.00 $378,700 II [31]
1998 Classic Cat 3 Robby Albarado David C. Cross Jr. Gary M. Garber 1+116 miles 1:42.80 $368,225 II [32]
1997 Touch Gold 3 Gary L. Stevens David E. Hofmans Frank Stronach & Stonerside Stable 1+116 miles 1:43.20 $188,650 II [33]
1996 City by Night 3 Shane Sellers Patrick B. Byrne Nancy & Richard Kaster 1+116 miles 1:42.20 $199,150 II [34]
1995 Star Standard 3 Pat Day Nicholas P. Zito William J. Condren & Joseph Cornacchia 1+116 miles 1:45.00 $161,100 II [35]
1994 Southern Rhythm 3 Garrett K. Gomez James O. Keefer William Heiligbrodt, et al. 1+116 miles 1:45.60 $137,250 II [36]
1993 Grand Jewel 3 Jerry D. Bailey Neil J. Howard William S. Farish III & William S. Kilroy 1+116 miles 1:43.60 $140,675 II [37]
1992 My Luck Runs North 3 Ricardo D. Lopez Angel M. Medina Melvin A. Benitez 1+116 miles 1:44.00 $137,050 II [38]
1991 Hansel 3 Jerry D. Bailey Frank L. Brothers Lazy Lane Farms 1+116 miles 1:42.60 $133,450 II [39]
1990 Home At Last 3 Jerry D. Bailey Carl A. Nafzger Russell L. Reineman Stable 1+116 miles 1:43.40 $112,900 II [40]
1989 Notation 3 Pat Day James W. Murphy Joan C. Johnson 1+116 miles 1:44.40 $110,250 II [41]
1988 Risen Star 3 Jacinto Vasquez Louie J. Roussel III Louie J. Roussel III & Ronnie Lamarque 1+116 miles 1:42.80 $105,600 II [42]
1987 War 3 Herb McCauley D. Wayne Lukas Tom Gentry 1+116 miles 1:44.40 $147,950 III [43]
1986 § Wise Times 3 K. Keith Allen Philip A. Gleaves Russell L. Reineman Stable 1+116 miles 1:44.80 $110,450 III [44]
1985 Stephan's Odyssey 3 Laffit Pincay Jr. Woodford C. Stephens Henryk de Kwiatkowski 1+116 miles 1:42.60 $53,500 [45]
1984 He Is A Great Deal 3 Julio C. Espinoza Bernard S. Flint Bernard S. Flint & Michael Palmisano 1+116 miles 1:45.40 $53,000 [46]
Calumet Purse
1983 Highland Park 3 Jacinto Vasquez Anthony L. Basile Bwamazon Farm & Brereton C. Jones 1+116 miles 1:44.80 $27,400 [47]
1982 Stage Reviewer 3 Jerry D. Bailey Lucien Laurin Mrs. Lucien Laurin 1+116 miles 1:44.20 $30,200 [48]
1981 Swinging Light 3 Dan Delahoussaye James P. Conway Edgar Zantker 1+116 miles 1:44.20 $25,000 [49]
1980 Rockhill Native 3 John Oldham Herbert K. Stevens Harry A. Oak 1+116 miles 1:43.40 $24,500 [50]
1979 Pianist 3 Michael Morgan Peter M. Howe Pillar Farm 1+116 miles 1:43.00 $23,600 [51]
1978 Sensitive Prince 3 Mickey Solomone H. Allen Jerkens Joseph Taub 1+116 miles 1:44.80 $15,000 [52]
1977 Giboulee 3 Jeffrey Fell Jacques Dumas Jean-Louis Levesque 1+116 miles 1:42.80 $15,000 [53]
1976 No Link 3 Darrel McHargue Douglas Davis Jr. Fred Selz & Gus Blass 1+116 miles 1:43.20 $15,000 [54]
1975 Master Derby 3 Darrel McHargue Smiley Adams Golden Chance Farm 1+116 miles 1:42.60 $15,000 [55]
1974 Satan's Hills 3 David E. Whited Peter W. Salmen Jr. Crimson King Farm 1+116 miles 1:43.00 $12,500 [56]
1973 † Our Native 3 Don Brumfield William Resseguet Jr. Mrs. Elizabeth Prichard, Edward W. Thomas & William Resseguet Jr. 1+116 miles 1:42.80 $12,500 [57]
1943–1972 Race not held
Lexington Purse
1942 Technician 6 Ovie Scurlock Ross O. Higdon Woolford Farm 1+116 miles 1:46.80 $2,500 [58]
Lexington Handicap
1941 Steel Heels 5 Jimmy George Frank P. Letellier Junius W. Bell 1+14 miles 2:03.40 $2,500 [4]
1940 Steel Heels 4 Albert Snider Frank P. Letellier Junius W. Bell 1+14 miles 2:04.20 $2,500 [59]
1939 Chief Onaway 3 Eddie Arcaro Richard T. Watts Lawrence Barker 1+18 miles 1:50.40 $2,000 [60]
1938 Tunica 3 George South Charles C. Norman Joe DeSopo 1+18 miles 1:49.40 $1,975 [3]
Lexington Stakes
1937 Co-Sport 2 Porter Roberts Richard T. Runnels Benjamin Friend 6 furlongs 1:12.80 $4,050 [61]
1936 § White Tie 2 Joseph Cowley John M. Gaver Sr. Manhasset Stable 6 furlongs 1:12.00 $3,675 [2]

Legend:
  All Weather Track   Dirt
Notes:
† In the 1973 running of the event, Starkers finished first but was disqualified for interference and was placed second. Our Native was declared the winner.
§ Ran as part of an entry

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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