Mac Diarmida Stakes

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The Mac Diarmida Stakes is a Grade II American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. It is run over a distance of one-and-three-eighth miles (11 furlongs) on the turf, and is open to horses age four and older. The current purse is $200,000.[2]

Mac Diarmida Stakes
Grade II race
LocationGulfstream Park
Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
Inaugurated1995
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.gulfstreampark.com
Race information
Distance1 38 miles (11 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-year-olds & up
Weight124 lbs. with allowances[1]
Purse$200,000 (since 2014)[2]

The event was originally held in January but since 2017 has been run in late February or early March.[2]

HistoryEdit

Inaugurated in 1995, the race was named in honor of Florida-bred Mac Diarmida who was the American Champion Male Turf Horse of 1978.[3] It was run as a handicap from 1997 through 2008 but is now run under allowance weight conditions. In 2007, it was elevated to Grade II status.[2]

For its first running in 1995, the race was run at a distance of one mile and 70 yards, lengthened slightly to one-and-one-sixteenth miles in 1996. In 1997, wet weather forced the race to be moved from the turf course to the main dirt track and set at a distance of one-and-one-quarter miles. In 1998 the race was changed to its present distance of one-and-three-eighths miles.[2]

The race was not run in 2001.

RecordsEdit

Speed record: (at current distance of ​1 38 miles on turf)

  • 2:10.87 - Stream of Gold (2008) - track record[1]

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Michael M. Hui

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - William Mott (1999, 2013)
  • 2 - Mary Hartman (2009, 2010)
  • 2 - Thomas Albertrani (2014, 2018)
  • 2 - Michael J. Maker (2019, 2020)

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(Miles)
Time
Purse$
Gr.
2020 Zulu Alpha 7 Tyler Gaffalione Michael J. Maker Michael M. Hui 1-3/8 2:11.47 $200,000 II
2019 Zulu Alpha 6 Irad Ortiz Jr. Michael J. Maker Michael M. Hui 1-3/8 2:16.39 $200,000 II
2018 Sadler's Joy 5 Julien Leparoux Thomas Albertrani Woodslane Farm 1-3/8 2:12.93 $200,000 II
2017 Wake Forest 7 Javier Castellano Chad Brown Michael Dubb / Sheep Pond Part. / Bethlehem Stables 1-3/8 2:13.54 $200,000 II
2016 Grand Tito 6 Emisael Jaramillo Gustavo Delgado Grupo 7C Racing Stable 1-3/8 2:12.55 $200,000 II
2015 Main Sequence 6 Rajiv Maragh H. Graham Motion Flaxman Holdings 1-3/8 2:15.06 $200,000 II
2014 Twilight Eclipse 5 Jose Lezcano Thomas Albertrani West Point Thoroughbreds 1-3/8 2:15.18 $200,000 II
2013 Amira's Prince 4 John Velazquez William I. Mott Wachtel Stable / Eclipse Thoroughbred / Gary Barber 1-3/8 2:17.14 $150,000 II
2012 Simmard 7 Javier Castellano Roger Attfield Haras Santa Maria de Araras S.A. 1-3/8 2:11.71 $150,000 II
2011 Prince Will I Am 4 John R. Velazquez Michelle Nihei Casa Farms I, LLC 1-3/8 2:13.04 $150,000 II
2010 Presious Passion 7 Elvis Trujillo Mary Hartmann Patricia Generazio 1-3/8 2:13.49 $150,000 II
2009 Presious Passion 6 Elvis Trujillo Mary Hartmann Patricia Generazio 1-3/8 2:12.10 $150,000 II
2008 Stream of Gold 7 Eddie Castro Kiaran McLaughlin Zabeel Racing 1-3/8 2:10.87 $150,000 II
2007 Ramazutti 5 John Velazquez Anthony J. Sciametta Jr. Anstu Stable, Inc. 1-3/8 2:11.86 $150,000 II
2006 Hotstufanthensome 6 Rajiv Maragh Nathan Sinclair Running Horse Farm 1-3/8 2:10.90 $100,000 II
2005 Host 5 Javier Castellano John C. Kimmel Caesar P. Kimmel / Philip J. Solondz 1-3/8 2:12.83 $100,000 II
2004 Request For Parole 5 José A. Santos Stanley M. Hough Jeri & Sam Knighton 1-3/8 2:12.58 $100,000 II
2003 Riddlesdown 6 Roger Velez Niall O'Callaghan Gary A. Tanaka 1-3/8 2:14.75 $100,000 II
2002 Crash Course 6 Jerry Bailey Warren A. Croll Jr. Mack Robinson 1-3/8 2:16.27 $100,000 II
2001 Race not held
2000 Unite's Big Red 6 Jorge Chavez Randy Mills Breakaway Racing Stable 1-3/8 2:12.14 $100,000 II
1999 Panama City 5 Jerry Bailey William I. Mott Robert Sangster / Joseph LaCombe 1-3/8 2:20.65 $100,000 II
1998 Copy Editor 6 Jerry Bailey Martin D. Wolfson Team Valor 1-3/8 2:16.72 $100,000 III
1997 Mecke 5 Jerry Bailey Emanuel Tortora James Lewis Jr. 1-1/4 2:05.80 $75,000 III
1996 A Real Zipper 3 Aaron Gryder Ronald Spatz Horses of Course Inc. (Leland Parker) 1-1/16 1:42.66 $50,000
1995 Kings Fiction 3 Robbie Davis H. Allen Jerkens Hardwicke Stables 1m 70y 1:43.12 $50,000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Chart of the 2020 Mac Diarmida". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Stakes profile". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Mac Diarmida draws strong". ESPN.com. 3 March 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2020.