Peter Pan Stakes

The Peter Pan Stakes is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds over a distance of ​1 18 miles (nine furlongs) run annually during the second week of May at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.

Peter Pan Stakes
Grade III race
LocationBelmont Park
Elmont, New York, United States
Inaugurated1940
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.nyra.com
Race information
Distance1 18 miles (9 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
WeightAssigned
Purse$300,000

HistoryEdit

The race is run in honor of National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame inductee, Peter Pan.

Inaugurated in 1940, it was run as a handicap at one and one eighth miles until 1960 when the race was placed on hiatus. Revived at Aqueduct Racetrack in 1975, the Peter Pan Stakes was moved to Belmont Park for the 1976 running. It was contested at a distance of one mile until 1977 when it reverted to its traditional one and one eighth mile format.

The race is considered a major preparatory race for the last leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes since the race is held on the same track.

In cases where a horse did not enter the Kentucky Derby several horses have won the Peter Pan Stakes / Belmont Stakes double. These include High Gun (1954), Gallant Man (1957), Cavan (1958), Coastal (1979), A.P. Indy (1992), Tonalist (2014).

Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Peter Pan Stakes was run on Opening Day at Saratoga Race Course.

RecordsEdit

Speed record: (at current distance of ​1 18 miles)

  • 1:46.35 - Oratory (2005)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2020 Country Grammer Irad Ortiz Jr. Chad Brown Paul P. Pompa Jr. 1:49.79
2019 Global Campaign Luis Saez Stanley M. Hough Sagamore Farm, LLC and WinStar Farm, LLC 1:46.71
2018 Blended Citizen Kyle Frey Doug F. O'Neill Hall, Greg and SAYJAY Racing, LLC 1:49.75
2017 Timeline Javier Castellano Chad C. Brown Woodford Racing 1:51.62
2016 Unified (ARG) Jose L. Ortiz James A. Jerkens Centennial Farms 1:47.14
2015 Madefromlucky Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher Cheyenne Stables/Nichol 1:48.36
2014 Tonalist Joel Rosario Christophe Clement Robert S. Evans 1:48.30
2013 Freedom Child Luis Saez Thomas Albertrani West Point Thoroughbreds/St. Elias Stable/Spendthrift Farm 1:49.09
2012 Mark Valeski Rosie Napravnik J. Larry Jones Brereton Jones 1:48.31
2011 Alternation Ramon Dominguez Donnie K. Von Hemel Pin Oak Stable 1:49.53
2010 Race not run
2009 Charitable Man Alan Garcia Kiaran McLaughlin Suzanne & William Warren 1:47.13
2008 Casino Drive Kent Desormeaux Kazuo Fujisawa Hidetoshi Yamamoto 1:47.87
2007 Sightseeking Edgar Prado C. R. McGaughey III Phipps Stable 1:48.89
2006 Sunriver Rafael Bejarano Todd A. Pletcher Aaron & Marie Jones 1:49.39
2005 Oratory Jerry Bailey Thomas Albertrani Darley Stable 1:46.35
2004 Purge John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Starlight Stables et al. 1:47.98
2003 Go Rockin' Robin Shaun Bridgmohan Scott Schwartz Herbert & Carol Schwartz 1:48.47
2002 Sunday Break Gary Stevens Neil D. Drysdale Koji Maeda 1:48.10
2001 Hero's Tribute Jorge F. Chavez John T. Ward, Jr. John C. Oxley 1:47.47
2000 Postponed Edgar Prado Flint S. Schulhofer Jeanne G. Vance 1:49.60
1999 Best of Luck Jean-Luc Samyn H. Allen Jerkens Bohemia Stable 1:47.94
1998 Grand Slam Jerry Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Baker, et al. 1:49.00
1997 Banker's Gold Eddie Maple H. Allen Jerkens Georgia Hofmann 1:48.60
1996 Jaimes First Punch John Velazquez Robert Barbara Zimpom Stable 1:47.20
1995 Citadeed Eddie Maple Richard Violette, Jr. Ivan W. Allan 1:50.03
1994 Twining José A. Santos Flint S. Schulhofer Mohammed Al Maktoum 1:49.11
1993 Virginia Rapids Eddie Maple H. Allen Jerkens Middletown Stable 1:48.48
1992 A.P. Indy Ed Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Tomonori Tsurumaki 1:47.40
1991 Lost Mountain Craig Perret Thomas Bohannan Loblolly Stable 1:49.40
1990 Profit Key José A. Santos D. Wayne Lukas H. Joseph Allen 1:47.20
1989 Imbibe Angel Cordero, Jr. Tim Kelly Roslyn Farm 1:48.60
1988 Seeking The Gold Pat Day C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1:47.60
1987 Leo Castelli José A. Santos Leroy Jolley Peter M. Brant 1:48.00
1986 Danzig Connection Pat Day Woody Stephens Henryk de Kwiatkowski 1:48.40
1985 Proud Truth Jorge Velasquez John M. Veitch Darby Dan Farm 1:47.60
1984 Back Bay Barrister Don MacBeth Vincent Blengs Myra H. Cohen 1:50.00
1983 Slew o' Gold Angel Cordero, Jr. Sidney Watters, Jr. Equusequity Stable 1:46.80
1982 Wolfie's Rascal Angel Cordero, Jr. Howard M. Tesher Wolfie Cohen 1:48.80
1981 Tap Shoes Ruben Hernandez Horatio Luro Leone J. Peters 1:48.40
1980 Comptroller Ramon Encinas Angel Penna, Sr. Ogden Phipps 1:49.20
1979 Coastal Ruben Hernandez David A. Whiteley William Haggin Perry 1:47.00
1978 Buckaroo Jorge Velasquez John M. Gaver, Jr. Greentree Stable 1:48.00
1977 Spirit Level Antonio Graell Stephen A. DiMauro Meadow Stable 1:49.20
1976 Sir Lister Jorge Velasquez MacKenzie Miller Mrs. Harold Whitmore 1:36.00
1975 Singh Eddie Maple John W. Russell Cynthia Phipps 1:35.20
1960 Keenation Chris Rogers Raymond Metcalf Elkcam Stable (Mackle brothers) 1:50.00
1959 Black Hills Eddie Arcaro Max Hirsch King Ranch 1:49.00
1958 Cavan Pete Anderson Thomas J. Barry Joseph E. O'Connell 1:49.00
1957 Gallant Man Bill Shoemaker John A. Nerud Ralph Lowe 1:48.40
1956 Jazz Age John Choquette Sylvester Veitch C. V. Whitney 1:48.40
1955 Nance's Lad John Choquette Hilton Dabson Hilton Dabson 1:48.40
1954 High Gun Eric Guerin Max Hirsch King Ranch 1:52.40
1953 Invigorator Nick Shuk Norman R. McLeod Saxon Stable 1:50.40
1952 Armageddon Raymond York Moody Jolley Cain Hoy Stable 1:48.60
1951 Counterpoint Dave Gorman Sylvester Veitch C. V. Whitney 1:47.80
1950 Lights Up George Hettinger Bert Mulholland George D. Widener, Jr. 1:49.40
1949 Ponder Steve Brooks Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 1:49.40
1948 Escadru Arnold Kirkland Edward A. Christmas William L. Brann 1:49.60
1947 Tailspin Ted Atkinson John M. Gaver, Sr. Greentree Stable 1:50.60
1946 Mahout Johnny Longden Oscar White Sarah F. Jeffords 1:50.40
1945 Jeep Eddie Arcaro Andy Schuttinger C. V. Whitney 1:51.20
1944 Lucky Draw Johnny Longden Bert Mulholland George D. Widener, Jr. 1:52.00
1943 Slide Rule Conn McCreary Cecil Wilhelm William E. Boeing 1:51.20
1942 Fairaris Billie Thompson Frank Gilpin Samuel McLaughlin 1:48.40
1941 Robert Morris Alfred Robertson Thomas H. McCreery J. Frederic Byers 1:49.00
1940 Andy K. Irving Anderson Patrick F. Dwyer Millsdale Stable 1:50.20

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