Matron Stakes (NYRA)

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The Matron Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually during the fall season at Belmont Park, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) track in Elmont, Long Island, New York. It is open to two-year-old fillies and is the filly counterpart to the Belmont Futurity Stakes.[1]

Matron Stakes
Grade III race
LocationBelmont Park
Elmont, New York, United States
Inaugurated1892
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitewww.nyra.com
Race information
Distance6 furlongs
SurfaceTurf
Trackleft-handed
QualificationTwo-year-old fillies
WeightAssigned
Purse$150,000

The Matron Stakes was run over a straight course before 1959, with the exception of 1941. Always a race for two-year-old horses, it has been run under different conditions four times:

  • 1892–1901 : on dirt, open to both colts and fIllies
  • 1902–1914 : on dirt, a division for colts and geldings and a division for fillies
  • 1915–2017 : on dirt, for fillies only
  • 2018–present : on turf, for fillies only

The inaugural race took place at Morris Park Racecourse in The Bronx, New York where it remained until 1905 when it was moved to the new Belmont Park. Through special arrangements, in 1910 it was hosted by Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The NYRA's Aqueduct Racetrack hosted the event in 1960 and again from 1962 to 1968.

There was no race held from 1895 to 1898 and as a result of the passage of New York state's Hart–Agnew Law that banned parimutuel wagering, from 1911 to 1913. The race was placed on hiatus from 1915 to 1922. When it was revived in 1923 as part of the Belmont Park schedule, the Matron was won by the Greentree Stable filly Tree Top who beat twelve other competitors. Runnerup Nellie Morse went on to win the 1924 Preakness Stakes and earn American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly honors. The third-place finisher, Princess Doreen, would have a career that saw her win three National Championships and induction into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.[2]

In 2001 the race was cancelled in observance of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.

RecordsEdit

Speed record: (At distance of 7 furlongs)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 9 – D. Wayne Lukas (1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2005)

Most wins by an owner:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(Miles)
Time
Win$
Gr.
2019 Alms 2 Jose Lezcano Michael Stidham Godolphin, LLC 6 F 1:09.30 $82,500 G3
2018 Lonely Road 2 David Cohen Christophe Clement Robert S. Evans 6 F 1:10.88 $82,500 G3
2017 Happy Like A Fool 2 Tyler Gaffalione Wesley A. Ward Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Merriebelle Stable 6 F 1:10.98 $90,000 G3
2016 Arella Rockstar 2 Luis Saez Rudy R. Rodriguez e Five Racing Thoroughbreds & Magic Cap Stables 6 F 1:11.68 $120,000 G3
2015 Pretty N Cool 2 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Karl Watson, Mike Pegram, Paul Weitman 6 F 1:09.73 $120,000 G2
2014 Paulassilverlining 2 José L. Ortiz Michelle Nevin Vincent S. Scuderi 6 F 1:10.86 $120,000 G2
2013 Miss Behaviour 2 Garry Cruise Phil Schoenthal Cal MacWilliam & Neil Teitelbaum 6 F 1:10.57 $120,000 G2
2012 Kauai Katie 2 Rosie Napravnik Todd Pletcher Stonestreet Stables 6 F 1:11.26 $120,000 G2
2011 Millionreasonswhy 2 John Velazquez Ignacio Correas IV Sagamore Farm 6 F 1:12.68 $90,000 G2
2010 no race
2009 Awesome Maria 2 Cornelio Velásquez Stanley M. Hough E. Paul Robsham 7 F 1:23.07 $150,000 G2
2008 Doremifasollatido 2 Eibar Coa James A. Jerkens Susan B. Moore & M and M Thoroughbreds 7 F 1:24.74 $150,000 G2
2007 Proud Spell 2 Gabriel Saez J. Larry Jones Brereton C. Jones 7 F 1:24.20 $150,000 G2
2006 Meadow Breeze 2 Kent Desormeaux Carl Deville Willow Rock Stable 7 F 1:24.82 $150,000 G1
2005 Folklore 2 Edgar Prado D. Wayne Lukas Robert B. Lewis 7 F 1:23.70 $180,000 G1
2004 Sense of Style 2 Edgar Prado Patrick Biancone Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith 1 m 1:37.67 $120,000 G1
2003 Marylebone 2 Edgar Prado Todd Pletcher Michael Tabor 1 m 1:38.02 $120,000 G1
2002 Storm Flag Flying 2 John Velazquez C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Mills Phipps 1 m 1:38.52 $120,000 G1
2001 Race not held due to the September 11 attacks
2000 Raging Fever 2 Jerry Bailey Mark A. Hennig Edward P. Evans 1 m 1:38.20 $120,000 G1
1999 Finder's Fee 2 Heberto Castillo Jr. C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1 m 1:36.68 $90,000 G1
1998 Oh What a Windfall 2 Shane Sellers C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1 m 1:39.29 $90,000 G1
1997 Beautiful Pleasure 2 Jerry Bailey John T. Ward Jr. John C. Oxley 1 m 1:35.71 $90,000 G1
1996 Sharp Cat 2 Jerry Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Thoroughbred Corp. 1 m 1:36.00 $90,000 G1
1995 Golden Attraction 2 Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas William T. Young 1 m 1:36.20 $90,000 G1
1994 Stormy Blues † 2 José A. Santos Scotty Schulhofer David & Harriet Finkelstein 1 m 1:35.00 $64,740 G1
1993 Strategic Maneuver 2 José A. Santos Scotty Schulhofer Philip Teinowitz & Scotty Schulhofer 7 F 1:23.80 $70,680 G1
1992 Sky Beauty 2 Eddie Maple H. Allen Jerkens Georgia E. Hofmann 7 F 1:23.20 $72,480 G1
1991 Anh Duong 2 Ángel Cordero Jr. LeRoy Jolley Peter M. Brant 7 F 1:23.40 $88,800 G1
1990 Meadow Star 2 José A. Santos LeRoy Jolley Carl Icahn 7 F 1:22.80 $93,240 G1
1989 Stella Madrid 2 Ángel Cordero Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Peter M. Brant 7 F 1:24.40 $72,720 G1
1988 Some Romance 2 Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 7 F 1:24.80 $68,580 G1
1987 Over All 2 Ángel Cordero Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 7 F 1:24.80 $82,140 G1
1986 Tappiano 2 Jean Cruguet Scotty Schulhofer Frances A. Genter 7 F 1:23.40 $72,000 G1
1985 Musical Lark 2 Don MacBeth Sidney Watters Jr. Diana M. Firestone 7 F 1:24.00 $66,240 G1
1984 Fiesta Lady 2 Laffit Pincay Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 7 F 1:24.80 $57,060 G1
1983 Lucky Lucky Lucky 2 Ángel Cordero Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Leslie Combs II 7 F 1:23.60 $76,590 G1
1982 Wings of Jove 2 Herb McCauley Charles Sanborn Helmore Farm 7 F 1:24.00 $72,600 G1
1981 Before Dawn 2 Jorge Velásquez John M. Veitch Calumet Farm 7 F 1:23.20 $81,210 G1
1980 Prayers'n Promises 2 Ángel Cordero Jr. Lou Rondinello Daniel M. Galbreath 7 F 1:24.60 $70,725 G1
1979 Smart Angle 2 Sam Maple Woody Stephens Ryehill Farm (Jim & Eleanor Ryan) 7 F 1:23.80 $69,075 G1
1978 Fall Aspen 2 Roger I. Velez James E. Picou Joseph M. Roebling 7 F 1:23.80 $58,980 G1
1977 Lakeville Miss 2 Ruben Hernandez Jose A. Martin Randolph Weinsier 7 F 1:22.80 $49,335 G1
1976 Mrs. Warren 2 Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Taylor Hardin 7 F 1:24.60 $51,162 G1
1975 Optimistic Gal 2 Braulio Baeza LeRoy Jolley Diana M. Firestone 7 F 1:23.00 $51,132 G1
1974 Alpine Lass 2 Ángel Cordero Jr. John W. Russell Ogden Mills Phipps 7 F 1:23.00 $52,674 G1
1973 Talking Picture 2 Ron Turcotte John P. Campo Elmendorf Farm 7 F 1:23.20 $64,050 G1
1972 La Prevoyante 2 Jean LeBlanc Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Levesque 7 F 1:23.60 $59,874
1971 Numbered Account 2 Braulio Baeza Roger Laurin Ogden Phipps 6 F 1:10.40 $60,306
1970 Bonnie And Gay 2 Robert Woodhouse James E. Picou Adelaide (née Jones) Burgwin 6 F 1:11.00 $68,009
1969 Cold Comfort 2 Jorge Velásquez Willard Freeman Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 6 F 1:11.60 $68,484
1968 Gallant Bloom 2 Eddie Belmonte Max Hirsch King Ranch 6 F 1:10.40 $62,634
1967 Queen of the Stage 2 Braulio Baeza Edward A. Neloy Ogden Phipps 6 F 1:10.00 $64,733
1966 Swiss Cheese 2 John L. Rotz Ivor G. Balding C. V. Whitney 6 F 1:12.80 $68,659
1965 Moccasin 2 Larry Adams Harry Trotsek Claiborne Farm 6 F 1:11.60 $67,717
1964 Candalita 2 Bobby Ussery Loyd Gentry Jr. Darby Dan Farm 6 F 1:13.00 $63,681
1963 Hasty Matelda 2 Jimmy Combest Casey Hayes Meadow Stable 6 F 1:12.00 $63,596
1962 Smart Deb 2 Bobby Ussery Arnold N. Winick Marion Reineman 6 F 1:09.80 $63,869
1961 Cicada 2 Bill Shoemaker Casey Hayes Meadow Stable 6 F 1:10.60 $61,028
1960 Rose Bower 2 John L. Rotz MacKenzie Miller Charlton Clay 6 F 1:10.60 $58,634
1959 Heavenly Body 2 Manuel Ycaza Woody Stephens Cain Hoy Stable 6 F 1:10.20 $58,224
1958 Quill 2 Paul J. Bailey Lucien Laurin Reginald N. Webster 6 F 1:10.00 $42,610
1957 Idun 2 Bill Hartack Sherrill W. Ward Josephine Bay 6 F 1:09.60 $42,900
1956 Romanita 2 Eric Guerin Frank Sanders Reverie Knoll Farm (Freeman Keyes) 6 F 1:08.60 $43,020
1955 Doubledogdare 2 Eddie Arcaro Moody Jolley Claiborne Farm 6 F 1:09.80 $48,620
1954 High Voltage 2 Eddie Arcaro Jim Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable 6 F 1:10.00 $49,330
1953 Evening Out 2 Ovie Scurlock Bert Mulholland George D. Widener Jr. 6 F 1:10.40 $41,345
1952 Is Proud 2 Conn McCreary William J. Hirsch Brookfield Farm 6 F 1:09.00 $40,960
1951 Rose Jet 2 Hedley Woodhouse Willie Booth Maine Chance Farm 6 F 1:11.20 $44,830
1950 Atlanta 2 Hedley Woodhouse Preston M. Burch Brookmeade Stable 6 F 1:12.00 $38,690
1949 Bed o'Roses 2 Eric Guerin Bill Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 6 F 1:12.00 $40,210
1948 Myrtle Charm 2 Ted Atkinson James W. Smith Maine Chance Farm 6 F 1:10.60 $37,805
1947 Inheritance †† 2 Job Dean Jessop Preston M. Burch Brookmeade Stable 6 F 1:10.20 $35,060
1946 First Flight 2 Eddie Arcaro Sylvester Veitch C. V. Whitney 6 F 1:08.60 $35,535
1945 Beaugay 2 Arnold Kirkland Tom Smith Maine Chance Farm 6 F 1:09.40 $23,500
1944 Busher 2 Eddie Arcaro James W. Smith Edward R. Bradley 6 F 1:09.40 $23,500
1943 Boojiana 2 Ted Atkinson Sylvester Veitch C. V. Whitney 6 F 1:09.80 $7,900
1942 Good Morning 2 Herb Lindberg Sammy Smith Falaise Stable 6 F 1:09.20 $9,525
1941 Petrify 2 Ruperto Donoso Alfred Holberg Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 6 F 1:11.60 $17,710
1940 Misty Isle 2 Wayne D. Wright Daniel E. Stewart Joseph E. Widener 6 F 1:10.40 $15,710
1939 Miss Ferdinand 2 Jack Westrope John A. Healey Christiana Stables 6 F 1:12.00 $14,825
1938 Dinner Date 2 Alfred Robertson Robert McGarvey Milky Way Farm Stable 6 F 1:13.40 $16,700
1937 Merry Lassie 2 Johnny Longden Jim Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable 6 F 1:11.00 $10,900
1936 Wand 2 Harry Richards Preston M. Burch Sarah F. Jeffords 6 F 1:11.00 $12,075
1935 Beanie M. 2 Don Meade Herbert J. Thompson Edward R. Bradley 6 F 1:11.80 $11,900
1934 Nellie Flag 2 Eddie Arcaro Burton B. Williams Calumet Farm 6 F 1:10.80 $20,550
1933 High Glee 2 John Gilbert Thomas J. Healey C. V. Whitney 6 F 1:13.60 $18,800
1932 Barn Swallow 2 Eugene James Herbert J. Thompson Edward R. Bradley 6 F 1:11.00 $20,575
1931 Top Flight 2 Raymond Workman Thomas J. Healey C. V. Whitney 6 F 1:11.60 $23,750
1930 Baba Kenny 2 Joseph Smith Herbert J. Thompson Edward R. Bradley 6 F 1:12.00 $24,650
1929 Dustemall 2 Linus McAtee James G. Rowe Jr. H. P. Whitney 6 F 1:11.00 $25,250
1928 Dreadnaught 2 Steve O'Donnell H. Guy Bedwell Samuel Ross 6 F 1:12.00 $21,725
1927 Glade 2 George Ellis James G. Rowe Sr. Greentree Stable 6 F 1:12.60 $21,025
1926 Pantella 2 Linus McAtee Fred Hopkins H. P. Whitney 6 F 1:13.40 $18,275
1925 Taps 2 Albert Johnson Gwyn R. Tompkins Glen Riddle Farm 6 F 1:13.40 $15,075
1924 Blue Warbler 2 David Hurn Herbert J. Thompson Idle Hour Stock Farm 6 F 1:13.80 $10,625
1923 Tree Top 2 Frank Coltiletti Scott P. Harlan Greentree Stable 6 F 1:11.60 $4,150
1915 – 1922 Race not held
1914 (C) Pebbles 2 James Butwell Richard C. Benson James Butler 6 F 1:15.00 $1,045
1914 (F) Charter Maid 2 John McTaggart John E. Madden John E. Madden 6 F 1:14.00 $1,130
1911 – 1913 Race not held
1910 (C) Naushon 2 Buddy Glass Thomas J. Healey Richard T. Wilson Jr. 6 F 1:12.80 $9,485
1910 (F) Bashti 2 Clifford D. Gilbert James G. Rowe Sr. H. P. Whitney 6 F 1:13.00 $8,655
1909 (C) Radium Star 2 Jack Creevy Thomas J. Healey Montpelier Stable 6 F 1:15.80 $8,995
1909 (F) Greenvale 2 Clifford D. Gilbert James G. Rowe Sr. H. P. Whitney 6 F 1:15.00 $8,535
1908 (C) Helmet 2 Joe Notter James G. Rowe Sr. James R. Keene 6 F 1:12.40 $9,625
1908 (F) Maskette 2 Joe Notter James G. Rowe Sr. James R. Keene 6 F 1:20.80 $5,895
1907 (C) Colin 2 Walter Miller James G. Rowe Sr. James R. Keene 6 F 1:12.00 $9,340
1907 (F) Stamina 2 Willie Knapp John W. Rogers H. P. Whitney 6 F 1:11.80 $8,940
1906 (C) Ballot 2 Herman Radtke James G. Rowe Sr. James R. Keene 6 F 1:12.00 $10,250
1906 (F) Adoration 2 Walter Miller Thomas J. Healey Richard T. Wilson Jr. 6 F 1:11.80 $9,030
1905 (C) Burgomaster 2 Lucien Lyne John W. Rogers H. P. Whitney 6 F 1:12.20 $11,645
1905 (F) Perverse 2 Lucien Lyne John W. Rogers H. P. Whitney 6 F 1:11.20 $10,485
1904 (C) Bedouin 2 Willie Shaw John Huggins Edward W. Jewett 6 F 1:09.00 $12,725
1904 (F) Sandria 2 Gene Hildebrand John W. Rogers Herman B. Duryea 6 F 1:08.20 $13,345
1903 (C) The Minute Man 2 Frank O'Neill John E. Madden John E. Madden 6 F 1:09.60 $9,225
1903 (F) Armenia 2 Wallace Hicks John W. Rogers William C. Whitney 6 F 1:10.20 $5,525
1902 (C) Grey Friar 2 Nash Turner William P. Burch Francis R. Hitchcock 6 F 1:11.20 $12,180
1902 (F) Eugenia Burch 2 George Odom Edward L. Graves Libby Curtis 6 F 1:12.25 $6,790
1901 Heno 2 George Odom Charles E. Hill Clarence Mackay 6 F 1:11.20 $17,593
1900 Beau Gallant 2 John Bullman Sam Hildreth Sam Hildreth 6 F 1:10.20 $16,697
1899 Indian Fairy 2 John Slack Julius Bauer Bromley & Co. (Joseph E. Bromley & Arthur Featherstone) 6 F 1:10.25 $16,697
1895 – 1898 Race not held
1894 Agitator 2 Fred Taral William Lakeland James R. & Foxhall P. Keene 6 F 1:11.00 $31,320
1893 Domino 2 Fred Taral William Lakeland James R. & Foxhall P. Keene 6 F 1:09.00 $24,560
1892 Sir Francis 2 Edward Garrison Matthew M. Allen Frank A. Ehret 6 F 1:10.00 $36,770
  • In 1994, Flanders finished first but was disqualified.
  • †† In 1947, Bewitch finished first but was disqualified.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hersh, Marcus (27 June 2018). "Belmont fall stakes schedule has 44 races worth more than $10 million". live.drf.com. Daily Racing Form. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Tree Top is First in Matron Stakes". New York Times. 1923-09-11. Section Sports, page 11. Retrieved 2020-08-09.