Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Stakes

The Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Penn National Race Course since 1973.[1] The race was run in two divisions in 1973. It was a Grade III event from 1982 through 1989.[2]

Pennsylvania Governor's Cup
Ungraded stakes race
LocationPenn National Race Course
Grantville, Pennsylvania, USA
Inaugurated1973
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitewww.hollywoodpnrc.com/racing
Race information
Distance5 furlongs
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-years-old and up
PurseUS$200,000

Race distances & surface:

  • 1973–1979 : 1+116 miles on dirt
  • 1979–2001 : 1+116 miles on turf
  • 2002–2006 : 5 furlongs on turf
  • 2007 : 5 furlongs on dirt
  • 2008–present : 5 furlongs on turf

RecordsEdit

Speed record:[3]

  • 5 furlongs on turf : 2002, Bop, 0:54.61
  • 1+116 miles on turf : 1980, Told, 1:38 flat
  • 1+116 miles on dirt : 1978, A Letter To Harry, 1:41.20

Most wins:

  • 2 – Tightend Touchdown (2013, 2014)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 – Thomas G. McClay (2006, 2012)
  • 2 – Mr. Amore Stables (2013, 2014)

WinnersEdit

  • Equibase Pennsylvania Governor's Cup statistics [1]
Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(F & M)
Time
Purse U.S$
2018 Oak Bluffs 8 Paco Lopez Mary E. Eppler Mary E. Eppler Racing Stable, Inc. 5 F (T) 0:56.10 $200,000
2017 Bold Thunder 7 Irad Ortiz Jr. Patricia Farro Andrew Sulley 5 F (T) 0:55.75 $200,000
2016 Take Cover 4 Joe Bravo Alan E. Goldberg Colts Neck Stables LLC (Richard Santulli) 5 F (T) 0:56.00 $150,000
2015 Amelia's Wild Ride 4 Jose Lezcano Ramon Preciado Silver Trail Stables LLC 5 F (T) 0:55.20 $150,000
2014 Tightend Touchdown 5 Javier Castellano Jason Servis Mr. Amore Stables (Ron Lombardi) 5 F (T) 0:56.77 $150,000
2013 Tightend Touchdown 4 Javier Castellano Jason Servis Mr. Amore Stables (Ron Lombardi) 5 F (T) 0:54.62 $150,000
2012 Kyma 4 Dana G. Whitney Brandon L. Kulp Thomas G. McClay 5 F (T) 0:56.58 $200,000
2011 Ben's Cat 5 Jeremy Rose King T. Leatherbury The Jim Stable 5 F (T) 0:56.48 $200,000
2010 Chamberlain Bridge 6 Jamie Theriot W. Bret Calhoun Carl R. Moore Management, LLC 5 F (T) 0:55.06 $200,000
2009 Cardashi 7 David Cora Timothy C. Kreiser Mason Dixon Stable 5 F (T) 0:56.23 $200,000
2008 Hero's Reward 6 Javier Castellano Dale Capuano Rob Ry Farm & Jayne Marie Slysz 5 F (T) 0:55.14 $100,000
2007 Mr Mutter 6 Jonathan Joyce King T. Leatherbury Stanley Stables 5 F (D) 0:57.46 $50,000
2006 Procreate 8 Rosie Napravnik Michael J. Trombetta Thomas G. McClay & Harry Nye 5 F (T) 0:55.46 $50,000
2005 Tacirring 6 Roberto Alvarado Jr. Scott A. Lake Joseph Besecker/Gary Gasper/Charles Mady 5 F (T) 0:54.80 $50,000
2004 Rudirudy 9 Roberto J. Rosado Gaston D. Sandoval Gaston D. Sandoval 5 F (T) 0:57.82 $50,000
2003 Namequest 7 C. Omar Klinger Benjamin M. Feliciano, Jr. Taking Risks Stables 5 F (T) 0:56.71 $50,000
2002 Bop 5 Phil Teator Michael J. Trombetta Folly Quarter Stable (Jonas Cash) 5 F (T) 0:54.6 $50,000
2001 Buenos Dias 7 Harry Vega Lawrence E. Murray Sondra Bender 1116 M (T) 1:40.10 $100,000
2000 Tappat 5 Ricky Frazier Thomas M. Greene Tega Farm 1116 M (T) 1:39.85 $100,000
1999 Majestic Jove 5 Michael J. McCarthy Randy V. Nunley Michael W. Jester 1116 M (T) 1:42.21 $100,000
1998 Rob 'n Gin 4 Joe Bravo Robert A. Barbara Sabine Stable (Joseph & Winnie Greeley) 1116 M (T) 1:40.39 $100,000
1997 Joker 5 Herb McCauley Guadalupe Preciado Briardale Stable 1116 M (T) 1:39.26 $100,000
1996 Da Hoss 4 Frank T. Alvarado Michael W. Dickinson Prestonwood Farm/Wallstreet Racing Stables 1116 M (T) 1:41.20 $100,000
1995 Rare Reason 4 Tracy Hebert Walter M. Bindner Jr. Mason C. Rudd 1116 M (T) 1:39.20 $65,000
1994 Beau Fasa 8 Paul Patrick Ravera Gordon C. Colbourne Box Arrow Farm (Shirley Thomas) 1116 M (T) 1:41.40 $65,000
1993 Explosive Jeff 5 Heberto Castillo Jr. Frank J. Lange Elaine J. Meltzer 1116 M (T) 1:38.40 $65,000
1992 Social Retiree 5 Walter Guerra Barclay Tagg Barclay Tagg 1116 M (T) 1:39.60 $65,000
1991 Finder's Choice 6 Rudy B. Aviles Charles H. Hadry Locust Hill Farm 1116 M (T) 1:39.40 $60,000
1990 Ligature 4 Robert E. Colton Michael W. Dickinson Mark I. Marcus 1116 M (T) 1:40.60 $65,000
1989 Mister Modesty 4 Marco Castaneda Stephen Bailey Richard E. Bailey 1116 M (T) 1:43.80 $65,000
1988 Icy Groom 5 John David Melendez James M. Casey Cinemod Stable 1116 M (T) 1:45.20 $65,000
1987 Land of Believe 6 Buddy G. Winnett Jr. Billy J. Henry Robert W. Dommel 1116 M (T) 1:42.00 $50,000
1986 Ronbra 6 Stephen Robert Pagano Joe Orseno Four Peers Stable 1116 M (T) 1:40.40 $50,000
1985 Danger's Hour 3 Jerry D. Bailey MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stable 1116 M (T) 1:39.60 $50,000
1984 Castelets 5 Jack Kaenel Ronald C. Cartwright Buckingham Farm (E. Edward Houghton) 1116 M (T) 1:39.60 $50,000
1983 John's Gold 4 Jacinto Vásquez H. Allen Jerkens Hobeau Farm 1116 M (T) 1:41.00 $50,000
1982 Explosive Bid 4 Vincent Bracciale Jr. Richard W. Delp Hawksworth Farm (Harry Meyerhoff) 1116 M (T) 1:43.80 $50,000
1981 Colonel Moran 4 Craig Perret Thomas J. Kelly Townsend B. Martin 1116 M (T) 1:39.00 $50,000
1980 Told 4 Jean-Luc Samyn Philip G. Johnson Meadowhill Farm (Morton Rosenthal & Alfred Green) 1116 M (T) 1:38.00 $50,000
1979 Sensitive Prince 4 Jacinto Vásquez H. Allen Jerkens Top the Marc Stable (Joseph Taub) 1116 M (T) 1:42.20 $50,000
1978 A Letter to Harry 4 Eddie Delahoussaye John Oxley Estate of Raymond F. Salmen 1116 M (T) 1:41.20 $50,000
1977 Swinging Hal 4 Stephen Robert Pagano James W. Woods John Martin 1116 M (T) 1:41.40 $50,000
1976 Visier * 4 Rene Riera Jr. Richard J. Fischer Juliette Combs Trapp 1116 M (T) 1:42.80 $25,000
1975 Festive Mood 6 Herberto Hinojosa Richard W. Small Sally M. Gibson 1116 M (T) 1:43.00 $25,000
1974 Mongongo 5 Buck Thornburg Daniel Perlsweig Marion duPont Scott 1116 M (T) 1:42.00 $25,000
1973-2 Mr. Correlation 4 Buck Thornburg Daniel Perlsweig Mrs. Robert S. Lytle 1116 M (T) 1:42.20 $15,000
1973-1 Kiss and Run 5 Don Meade Jr. Marion F. Holman Olin H. Wienges & Son 1116 M (T) 1:42.40 $15,000
  • *1976: Visier won race but was disqualified to third.

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