Prioress Stakes

The Prioress Stakes is an American Grade II Thoroughbred horse race held annually during the six-week meet at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Prioress Stakes
Grade II race
LocationSaratoga Race Course
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
Inaugurated1948
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitewww.nyra.com
Race information
Distance6 furlong sprint
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-year-old fillies
WeightAssigned
PurseUS$300,000

Inaugurated in 1948 at Jamaica Racetrack, it was raced there through 1959 after which it was hosted by Aqueduct Racetrack through 1986. The Prioress was named for the filly Prioress, out of the great mare Reel, herself by Glencoe. In 1858, Prioress became the first American Thoroughbred ever to win in England.

The Prioress Stakes was run in two divisions in 1951 and again in 1958.

This race was downgraded to a Grade II for its 2014 running.[1]

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 3 – Happy Valley Farm (1970, 1986, 1988)

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2020 Frank's Rockette Junior Alvarado William I. Mott Frank Fletcher Racing Operations Inc 1:08.89
2019 Royal Charlotte Javier Castellano Chad Brown First Row Partners & Parkland Thoroughbreds 1:09.45
2018 Dream Tree Mike E. Smith Bob Baffert Phoenix Thoroughbred III 1:09.50
2017 Vertical Oak John R. Velazquez Steve Asmussen J. Kirk and Judy Robinson 1:10.00
2016 Lucy N Ethel Jose Lezcano Chloe Bradley J A G Racing/Jettany Thoroughbred 1:09.33
2015 Cavorting Irad Ortiz Jr. Kiaran McLaughlin Stonestreet Stables 1:09.47
2014 Stonetastic Paco Lopez Kelly J. Breen Stoneway Farm 1:08.88
2013 Lighthouse Bay Joseph Rocco Jr. George Weaver Richlyn Farm, Inc. 1:09.29
2012 Emma's Encore Joel Rosario Wesley A. Ward Wesley A. Ward 1:09.35
2011 Her Smile Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher Bobby Flay 1:09.44
2010 Franny Freud Garrett Gomez John Terranova II Paul P. Pompa Jr. 1:10.11
2009 Cat Moves Ramon Domínguez Anthony Dutrow Edward P. Evans 1:08.65
2008 Indian Blessing John Velazquez Bob Baffert Patti & Hal J. Earnhardt III 1:09.36
2007 Dream Rush Eibar Coa Richard Violette Jr. West Point Stable, et al. 1:09.02
2006 Wildcat Bettie B MIchael Pino J. Larry Jones Oasis Racing 1:09.18
2005 Acey Deucey Diane Nelson John D. Morrison Jeffrey Tucker 1:10.37
2004 Friendly Michelle Corey Nakatani Bob Baffert Ed Friendly 1:09.09
2003 House Party José A. Santos H. Allen Jerkens Joseph V. Shields Jr. 1:09.45
2002 Carson Hollow John Velazquez Richard E. Dutrow Jr. Hemlock Hills Farm et al. 1:08.79
2001 Xtra Heat Rick Wilson John Salzman Sr. Kenneth Taylor 1:08.26
2000 I'm Brassy Mike Luzzi Kristina Dupps Iron Lance Stables 1:09.53
1999 Sapphire n' Silk Pat Day Dallas Stewart William A. Carl 1:09.40
1998 Hurricane Bertie Pat Day Bernard S. Flint Bertram W. Klein 1:08.80
1997 Pearl City Jerry Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 1:09.40
1996 Capote Belle John Velazquez Daniel Pietz Lawana & Robert Low 1:08.81
1995 Scotzanna Robin Platts Michael W. Wright Bruno Schickedanz 1:10.61
1994 Penny's Reshoot John Velazquez John DeStefano Jr. Edwin H. Wachtel 1:09.07
1993 Classy Mirage Julie Krone H. Allen Jerkens Middletown Stables 1:08.89
1992 American Royale José A. Santos Lisa L. Lewis William S. Farish III 1:09.36
1991 Zama Hummer Gary Stevens Jerry Dutton Tim K. Roe 1:09 .88
1990 Token Dance Eddie Maple Patrick J. Kelly Fox Ridge Farm 1:09.40
1989 Safely Kept Ángel Cordero Jr. Alan E. Goldberg Barry Weisbord 1:11.60
1988 Fara's Team Jerry Bailey Richard Dutrow Sr. Happy Valley Farm 1:10.20
1987 Firey Challenge Richard Migliore Anthony W. Dutrow Mary Wootten 1:10.60
1986 Religiosity José A. Santos Richard Dutrow Sr. Happy Valley Farm 1:11.00
1985 Clocks Secret John Nied Jr. Dennis Heimer Stanley I. Joselson 1:10.00
1984 Proud Clarioness Jean-Luc Samyn Philip G. Johnson Lou Roe Stable 1:10.40
1983 Able Money Antonio Graell Anthony B. Russo Faith Donnelly 1:11.00
1982 Trove Michael Venezia Woody Stephens Hickory Tree Stable 1:10.00
1981 Tina Tina Too Cash Asmussen Richard T. DeStasio Albert Fried Jr. 1:11.20
1980 Lien Eddie Maple Patrick J. Kelly Live Oak Racing 1:11.00
1979 Fall Aspen Roger Velez James E. Picou Joseph M. Roebling 1:12.00
1978 Tempest Queen Jorge Velásquez Lou Rondinello Darby Dan Farm 1:11.40
1977 Ring O'Bells Ángel Cordero Jr. Woodrow Sedlacek Jacques D. Wimpfheimer 1:10.40
1976 Dearly Precious Braulio Baeza Stephen A. DiMauro Richard E. Bailey 1:09.80
1975 Sarsar Bill Shoemaker David A. Whiteley William Haggin Perry 1:10.80
1974 Clear Copy Daryl Montoya Jerome Hirsch Leon J. Hekimian 1:10.20
1973 Windy's Daughter Braulio Baeza Laz Barrera Mrs. Paul Blackman 1:10.20
1972 Numbered Account Braulio Baeza Roger Laurin Ogden Phipps 1:10.00
1971 Miss Plumage Robert Woodhouse Philip J. Horn Jr. David Shaer 1:11.60
1970 Exclusive Dancer Chuck Baltazar John T. Davis Happy Valley Farm 1:11.60
1969 Ta Wee John L. Rotz John A. Nerud Tartan Farms 1:09.40
1968 Dark Mirage Ángel Cordero Jr. Everett W. King Lloyd Miller 1:10.80
1967 Just Kidding Eddie Belmonte J. Elliott Burch Rokeby Stable 1:10.60
1966 My Boss Lady † Bill Shoemaker Edward A. Neloy Ogden Phipps 1:10.60
1965 What a Treat John L. Rotz Sylvester Veitch George D. Widener Jr. 1:10.40
1964 Nilene Wonder Donald Pierce A. W. Beuzeville Verna Lea Farm 1:12.20
1963 Speedwell Bill Shoemaker Casey Hayes Meadow Stable 1:10.60
1962 Some Song Johnny Sellers Edward J. Yowell Mrs. Benjamin Cohen 1:11.00
1961 Primonetta Bill Hartack James P. Conway Darby Dan Farm 1:10.60
1960 Salt Lake Ralph Yaka Casey Hayes Meadow Stable 1:11.80
1959 Miss Royal Bobby Ussery Joe Kulina John Fieramosca 1:11.60
1958 Milady Dares Arthur Chambers James J. Rowan Mrs. Walter A. Edgar 1:12.80
1958 Dixie Miss John Ruane Willie Booth Isaac J. Collins 1:13.40
1957 I Offbeat Hedley Woodhouse Edward I. Kelly Sr. Brookfield Farm 1:12.00
1956 Royal Lark Walter Blum Ike K. Mourar Maine Chance Farm 1:12.40
1955 Sometime Thing Eric Guerin William C. Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 1:12.20
1954 Trisong Hedley Woodhouse Edwin Holton Edwin Holton 1:12.40
1953 Grecian Queen Eric Guerin James P. Conway Florence Whitaker 1:13.40
1952 Landmark Dave Gorman Robert L. Dotter James Cox Brady Jr. 1:12.20
1951 Ruddy Ted Atkinson John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 1:12.60
1951 Tilly Rose William Boland Max Hirsch King Ranch 1:11.40
1950 Next Move Eric Guerin William C. Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 1:13.40
1949 Nell K. Douglas Dodson John B. Partridge Spring Hill Farm 1:13.40
1948 Itsabet Robert Permane Dan W. Kerns Brookfield Farm 1:12.20
* † In 1966, Priceless Gem finished first but was disqualified and set back to last.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]

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