Longfellow Stakes

The Longfellow Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run each year in early June at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey. A six furlong sprint for either gender aged three and up, the ungraded Longfellow offers a purse of $70,000 and a trophy.

Longfellow Stakes
Ungraded stakes race
LocationMonmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport, New Jersey, United States
Inaugurated1952
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.monmouthpark.com
Race information
DistanceSix furlong sprint
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-years-old & up
WeightThree-year-olds: 117 lbs; Older: 123 lbs., allowances
Purse$70,000

The race, inaugurated in 1952, began as an eight furlong event. From 1963 to 1967 it went off at eight and a half furlongs. In 1968 it stretched out to nine furlongs and remained at that distance until 1996. In 1997, it became a six furlong race.

The Longfellow is named for the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Longfellow, one of America's great racehorses as well as one of the great stallions of the 19th century.

RecordsEdit

In 2000, Delaware Township set a new stakes record of 1:07.84 while equaling the track record set in 1992 by Gilded Time.

Winners since 2000Edit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2011 Sean Avery 5 Joe Bravo Allen Iwinski Black Swan Stable 1:09.27
2010
2009 Go Go Shoot 4 Eddie Castro Bruce N. Levine Repole Stable 1:07.85
2008 Mr. Umphrey 6 Eddie Castro Richard Dutrow, Jr. Four Roses Thoroughbred 1:09.41
2007 Wildeyed Dreamer 4 Chuck Lopez Scott A. Lake Charles W. Everett 1:09.30
2006 Joey P. 4 Joe Bravo Ben W. Perkins, Jr. John Petrini 1:03.24
2005 Don Six 5 Aaron Gryder Scott A. Lake Patricia A. Generazio 1:09.03
2004 Canadian Frontier 5 Edgar Prado Stanley M. Hough Mrs. E. Paul Robsham 1:08.98
2003 It's A Monster 4 Joe Bravo Ben W. Perkins, Jr. New Farm 1:09.66
2002 Impeachthepro 5 Dale Beckner M. Anthony Ferraro N. Laneve/W. Warner/Ferraro 1:09.53
2001 Max's Pal 4 Rick Wilson Ben W. Perkins, Jr. Raymond Dweck 1:09:04
2000 Delaware Township 4 Joe Bravo Ben W. Perkins, Jr. New Farm 1:07.84

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1999 - My Jeffs Mombo
  • 1998 - Buffalo Dan
  • 1997 - Basqueian
  • 1996 - Ops Smile
  • 1995 - Boyce
  • 1994 - Winnetou
  • 1993 - First And Only
  • 1992 - Futurist
  • 1991 - Thunder Regent
  • 1990 - Great Normand
  • 1989 - Double Booked
  • 1988 - Triteamtri
  • 1987 - Owens Troupe
  • 1986 - I'm A Banker
  • 1985 - Cozzene
  • 1984 - Tough Mickey
  • 1983 - John's Gold
  • 1982 - Gilded Age
  • 1981 - Data Swap
  • 1980 - Foretake
  • 1979 - Dan Horn
  • 1978 - Dan Horn
  • 1977 - Quick Card
  • 1976 - Landscaper
  • 1975 - Bucks Bid
  • 1974 - Northern Fling
  • 1973 - Dartsum
  • 1972 - Good Counsel
  • 1971 - Matto Grosso
  • 1970 - Ribofilio
  • 1969 - Jean-Pierre
  • 1968 - More Scents
  • 1967 - War Censor
  • 1966 - In Zeal
  • 1965 - Turbo Jet II
  • 1964 - Parka
  • 1963 - Parka
  • 1962 - Royal Record
  • 1961 - Call The Witness
  • 1960 - Julmar
  • 1959 - Lil Fella
  • 1958 - Tudor Era
  • 1957 - Combustion
  • 1956 - Prince Morvi
  • 1955 - County Clare
  • 1954 - News Again
  • 1953 - Thasian Hero
  • 1952 - Crocodile

ReferencesEdit