Maker's Mark Mile Stakes


The Maker's Mark Mile Stakes is a Grade I American Thoroughbred horse race for horses age four years old and older over a distance of one mile on the turf held annually in early April at Keeneland Race Course, Lexington, Kentucky during the spring meeting.

Maker's Mark Mile Stakes
Grade 1 race
LocationKeeneland Race Course
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated1989 (as Fort Harrod Stakes)
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.keeneland.com
Race information
Distance1 mile (8 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-year-olds & up
Weight123 lbs with allowances
Purse$300,000

HistoryEdit

The event was inaugurated as the Fort Harrod Stakes on 13 April 1989 and was run over distance of about ​1 116 miles the won by the seven year old Yankee Affair who set a course record in winning the event in a time of 1:43​35.[1] The following year the event was decreased to the current distance of one mile.[2]

The Fort Harrod Stakes was named after the fort which was named after James Harrod, who led an early party of settlers into Kentucky in the 1770s.[3]

In 1997 the Maker's Mark distillery located not far from Lexington, began their sponsorship of the event and Keeneland's administration renamed the event to the Maker's Mark Mile Stakes.[2] In 2010 the event was once again renamed to a bourbon distilled by Maker's Mark - Maker's 46 Mile Stakes. [4]

The event was classified a Grade III in 1991 and was upgraded to Grade II race in 2000.[5] In 2008 the event reached as a Grade I status confirming the quality that had competed in previous years and continues to attract.[2]

Several class horses who have won this event in the spring have continued to prove their dominance. The 1991 winner, Opening Verse continued on to win the Breeders' Cup Mile that year. Several others including Artie Schiller in 2005, 2006 US Champion Male Turf Horse Miesque's Approval and Kip Deville in 2007 have also performed this feat. Twice American Horse of the Year (2012, 2013) Wise Dan also won Breeders' Cup Mile in 2013 and also captured this event the following year for the second time.[2]

Miss Temple City is the only mare to have won this event in 2016.[5]

RecordsEdit

Speed record
  • 1:33.54 - Perfect Soul (2004)
Margins
  • 2 34 lengths – Get Stormy (2011)
Most wins
Most wins by an owner
Most wins by a jockey
Most wins by a trainer

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
Maker's Mark Mile Stakes
2020 War of Will 4 Tyler Gaffalione Mark E. Casse Gary Barber 1 mile 1:34.55 $300,000 I [6]
Maker's 46 Mile Stakes
2019 Delta Prince 6 Javier Castellano James A. Jerkens Stronach Stables 1 mile 1:35.97 $300,000 I [7]
2018 Heart to Heart (CAN) 7 Julien R. Leparoux Brian A. Lynch Terry Hamilton 1 mile 1:34.71 $300,000 I [8]
2017 American Patriot 4 Javier Castellano Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm 1 mile 1:34.70 $300,000 I [9]
2016 † Miss Temple City 4 Drayden Van Dyke H. Graham Motion Sagamore Farm, The Club Racing & Needle In A Haystack 1 mile 1:34.09 $300,000 I [10]
2015 Jack Milton 5 Javier Castellano Todd A. Pletcher Gary Barber 1 mile 1:36.30 $300,000 I [11]
2014 Wise Dan 7 John R. Velazquez Charles LoPresti Morton Fink 1 mile 1:34.91 $300,000 I [12]
2013 Wise Dan 6 Jose Lezcano Charles LoPresti Morton Fink 1 mile 1:36.37 $300,000 I [13]
2012 Data Link 4 Alex O. Solis Claude R. McGaughey III Stuart S. Janney III 1 mile 1:34.31 $300,000 I [14]
Maker's Mark Mile Stakes
2011 Get Stormy 5 Javier Castellano Thomas M. Bush Sullimar Stable 1 mile 1:37.31 $300,000 I [15]
2010 Karelian 8 Julien R. Leparoux George R. Arnold II Green Lantern Stables 1 mile 1:34.33 $300,000 I [16]
2009 Mr. Sidney 5 Kent J. Desormeaux William I. Mott Circle E Racing 1 mile 1:41.84 $300,000 I [17]
2008 Kip Deville 5 Cornelio Velasquez Richard E. Dutrow Jr. IEAH Stables, Pegasus Holding Group Stables, J. Roberts & A. & S. Cohen 1 mile 1:36.78 $300,000 I [18]
2007 Kip Deville 4 Edgar S. Prado Richard E. Dutrow Jr. IEAH Stables, Pegasus Holding Group Stables, J. Roberts & A. & S. Cohen 1 mile 1:35.51 $250,000 II [19]
2006 Miesque's Approval 7 Eddie Castro Martin D. Wolfson Live Oak Plantation 1 mile 1:34.06 $250,000 II [20]
2005 Artie Schiller 4 Edgar S. Prado James A. Jerkens Timber Bay Farm & Mrs. Thomas J. Walsh 1 mile 1:34.09 $250,000 II [21]
2004 Perfect Soul (IRE) 6 Edgar S. Prado Roger L. Attfield Charles E. Fipke 1 mile 1:33.54 $200,000 II [22]
2003 Royal Spy 5 Robby Albarado Thomas M. Amoss Dr. K. K. Jayaraman & Dr. V. Devi Jayaraman 1 mile 1:35.82 $200,000 II [23]
2002 Touch of the Blues (FR) 5 Kent J. Desormeaux Neil D. Drysdale Gainsborough Farm 1 mile 1:35.02 $200,000 II [24]
2001 North East Bound 5 Jose A. Velez Jr. William W. Perry Julian DeMarco & Richard J. DiSano 1 mile 1:34.44 $226,600 II [25]
2000 Conserve 4 Shane Sellers Frank L. Brothers Claiborne Farm 1 mile 1:35.00 $170,850 II [26]
1999 Soviet Line (IRE) 9 John R. Velazquez Mark A. Hennig Gainsborough Farm 1 mile 1:35.20 $110,800 III [27]
1998 Lasting Approval 4 Robby Albarado Diane L. Perkins Wimborne Farm 1 mile 1:35.40 $113,000 III [28]
1997 Influent 6 Jean-Luc Samyn Howard M. Tesher Richard Kumble & Michael Becker 1 mile 1:34.40 $112,800 III [29]
Fort Harrod Stakes
1996 Tejano Run 4 Jerry D. Bailey Kenneth G. McPeek Roy K. Monroe 1 mile 1:35.00 $113,900 III [30]
1995 Dove Hunt 4 Jose A. Santos Neil J. Howard William S. Farish III 1 mile 1:35.80 $85,800 III [31]
1994 First and Only 7 Tracy J. Hebert Walter M. Bindner Jr. Mason Rudd 1 mile 1:36.60 $81,750 III [32]
1993 Ganges 5 Jerry D. Bailey William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson 1 mile 1:35.40 $85,050 III [33]
1992 Shudanz (CAN) 4 Craig Perret Roger L. Attfield Kinghaven Farms & R. Richardson 1 mile 1:36.40 $85,050 III [34]
1991 Opening Verse 5 Jerry D. Bailey Richard J. Lundy Allen E. Paulson 1 mile 1:36.00 $81,750 III [35]
1990 Charlie Barley 4 Robin Platts Grant D. Pearce King Caledon Farms 1 mile 1:35.80 $56,600 [36]
1989 Yankee Affair 7 Randy Romero Henry L. Campbell Ju Ju Gen Stable abt. ​1 116 miles 1:43.60 $56,450 [1]

Notes:
† Filly or Mare

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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