Regret Stakes

The Regret Stakes is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old fillies over a distance of one and one-eighth miles (9 furlongs) on the Turf scheduled annually in mid-June near the end of the Spring Meet at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The event offers a purse of $100,000.

Regret Stakes
Grade III race
LocationChurchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated1970
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
WebsiteChurchill Downs
Race information
Distance1 18 miles (9 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-year-old fillies
Weight123lbs with allowances
Purse$100,000
For the race of the same name at Monmouth Park Racetrack, see: Monmouth Regret Stakes.

HistoryEdit

The race is named for Harry Payne Whitney's champion filly Regret, the first filly to win the 1915 Kentucky Derby. In the Blood-Horse magazine ranking of the top 100 U.S. thoroughbred champions of the 20th Century, she is #71 and in a poll among members of the American Trainers Association, she was voted the third greatest filly in American racing history. Regret was undefeated as a two-year-old, she made her three-year old debut in the Derby, winning in wire-to-wire fashion.[1]

The race was inaugural running on 16 May 1970 and was run over a distance of 6 furlongs and won by Tree Pigeons ridden by veteran jockey Tommy Barrows in a fast time of 1:10​45.[2] The Regret Stakes was run at six furlongs for its first twelve runnings (1970–1981).[3] From 1982 to 1987 the race was run at a distance of one mile and from 1988 to 2002 it was run at ​1 116 miles. From 2003 to present it has been run at its current distance of ​1 18 miles.[3]

The event was classified a Grade III event for the first time in 1999.[4]

The event has been run in division four times - in 1974, 1976, 1980 and 1982.[5]

RecordsEdit

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

  • 1:47.31 - Lady of Venice (2006)

Margins:

  • 7 lengths – Amazing Love (1982)
  • 7 lengths – Red Cross (1975)
Most wins by a jockey
Most wins by a trainer
Most wins by an owner
  • 2 - Leslie Combs II (1971, 1977)
  • 2 - Golden Chance Farm (1974, 1976)
  • 2 - Hiram Polk, Jr. (1984, 1991)

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
2019 Hard Legacy Julien R. Leparoux Norm W. Casse Marylou Whitney Stables 1 18 miles 1:48.22 $150,000 III [6]
2018 Beyond Blame Florent Geroux Brad H. Cox Pop-A-Top 1 18 miles 1:48.94 $100,000 III [7]
2017 Sweeping Paddy Luis Saez Dale L. Romans William Pacella, Frank L. Jones, Jr., Frank Shoop 1 18 miles 1:47.62 $100,000 III [8]
2016 Auntie Joy Brian Hernandez Jr. Brendan P. Walsh Sanford Robertson 1 18 miles 1:49.24 $100,000 III [9]
2015 Prado's Sweet Ride Julien R. Leparoux Chris M. Block Darrell & Sadie Brommer 1 18 miles 1:51.88 $100,000 III [10]
2014 ‡ Aurelia's Belle John R. Velazquez Wayne M. Catalano James F. Miller 1 18 miles 1:48.02 $100,000 III [11]
2013 Kitten's Dumplings Joel Rosario Michael J. Maker Ken and Sarah Ramsey 1 18 miles 1:48.41 $100,000 III [12]
2012 Centre Court Javier Castellano George R. Arnold II G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & Louise Ireland Humphrey (Trust) 1 18 miles 1:48.25 $114,200 III [13]
2011 Bizzy Caroline Manoel R. Cruz Kenneth G. McPeek Runnymeade Farm 1 18 miles 1:49.73 $138,125 III [14]
2010 Caminadora Corey Nakatani Todd A. Pletcher Starlight Partners 1 18 miles 1:52.04 $145,250 III [15]
2009 Keertana Robby Albarado Thomas F. Proctor Barbara Hunter 1 18 miles 1:52.02 $200,000 III [16]
2008 Pure Clan Julien R. Leparoux Robert E. Holthus Lewis Lakin, IEAH Stable & Pegasus Holding Group Stables 1 18 miles 1:49.86 $217,000 III [17]
2007 Good Mood (IRE) Edgar S. Prado Patrick L. Biancone Flying Zee Stable 1 18 miles 1:47.57 $228,600 III [18]
2006 Lady of Venice (FR) Julien R. Leparoux Patrick L. Biancone Martin S. Schwartz 1 18 miles 1:47.31 $229,000 III [19]
2005 Rich in Spirit Gary L. Stevens Thomas F. Proctor Glen Hill Farm 1 18 miles 1:49.76 $225,000 III [20]
2004 Sister Star Brice Blanc Kenneth G. McPeek John & Julie Marker 1 18 miles 1:51.40 $221,800 III [21]
2003 Sand Springs Mark Guidry Anthony L. Reinstedler Willmott Stables 1 18 miles 1:48.78 $231,000 III [22]
2002 Distant Valley (GB) Jerry D. Bailey Niall M. O'Callaghan Gary A. Tanaka 1 116 miles 1:42.71 $169,050 III [23]
2001 Casual Feat Larry Melancon Steven C. Penrod Hidaway Farm 1 116 miles 1:42.75 $167,250 III [24]
2000 Solvig Pat Day Carl A. Nafzger Bentley Smith Revocable Trust 1 116 miles 1:42.95 $168,450 III [25]
1999 Nani Rose Shane Sellers Patrick B. Byrne Stonerside Stable 1 116 miles 1:42.40 $168,450 III [26]
1998 Formal Tango Charles R. Woods Jr. Albert Stall Jr. David J. Hulkewicz 1 116 miles 1:48.73 $170,850 Listed [27]
1997 Starry Dreamer Willie Martinez Claude R. McGaughey III H. Joseph Allen 1 116 miles 1:42.77 $111,900 Listed [28]
1996 Daylight Come Curt C. Bourque Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1 116 miles 1:45.72 $85,425 Listed [29]
1995 Christmas Gift Charles R. Woods Jr. Mark A. Hennig Edward P. Evans 1 116 miles 1:45.00 $83,400 Listed [30]
1994 Packet Joe M. Johnson Gary G. Hartlage Upson Downs Farm & Patricia Lenihan 1 116 miles 1:42.14 $83,925 Listed [31]
1993 Lovat's Lady Brian Dale Peck A. Peter Perkins Wimborne Farm & Abigail Kawananakoa 1 116 miles 1:42.95 $56,300 Listed [32]
1992 Tiney Toast Shawn Phillip Payton D. Wayne Lukas Delwin Locke 1 116 miles 1:44.40 $57,600 Listed [33]
1991 Maria Balastiere Aaron Gryder William I. Mott David Richardson & Hiram Polk, Jr. 1 116 miles 1:44.40 $54,950 Listed [34]
1990 Secret Advice Brent E. Bartram W. Elliott Walden Golden Oak Farm 1 116 miles 1:44.40 $55,100 [35][1]
1989 Justice Will Come Steve H. Bass Herbert K. Stevens Mrs. James H. Gallagher 1 116 miles 1:46.20 $56,450 [36][1]
1988 Lets Do Lunch K. Keith Allen Louis M. Goldfine Richard Duchossois 1 116 miles 1:45.60 $70,550 [37][1]
1987 Jonowo Michael McDowell Burk Kessinger Jr. Richard Leniham 1 mile 1:39.20 $57,100 [38][1]
1986 Rosemont Risk Pat Day William I. Mott Rosemont Farm 1 mile 1:36.80 $38,600 [39]
1985 Weekend Delight James McKnight Neil J. Howard William S. Farish 1 mile 1:35.60 $32,350 [40][1]
1984 Mrs. Revere Larry Melancon William I. Mott Hiram Polk, Jr. 1 mile 1:36.60 $33,025 [41]
1983 Rosy Spectre James McKnight Inda Eduardo Tom Gentry 1 mile 1:37.80 $30,675 [42][1]
1982 Amazing Love Larry Melancon A. J. Foyt III A. J. Foyt, Jr. 1 mile 1:37.00 $29,675 Division 1[43][1]
Sefa's Beauty Mark S. Sellers Larry D. Edwards Farid Sefa 1 mile 1:37.60 $29,450 Division 2[44][1]
1981 Contrefaire Thomas Barrow Robert S. DuBois Herbert H. Hill 6 furlongs 1:11.60 $25,700 [45]
1980 No No Nona Melvin Arthur Holland Timothy J. Walker John Oxley 6 furlongs 1:12.00 $24,563 Division 1[46][1]
Forever Cordial R. Depass John T. Ward Jr. Carl Swan 6 furlongs 1:12.00 $23,692 Division 2[47][1]
1979 Fearless Dame R. Depass Stanley M. Rieser Robert Courtney 6 furlongs 1:10.80 $24,300 [48][1]
1978 Unconscious Doll Eddie Delahoussaye Raymond S. Lawrence Jr. C. C. Green 6 furlongs 1:10.60 $22,850 [49][1]
1977 †§ Shady Lou Eddie Delahoussaye Richard J. Fischer Leslie Combs II 6 furlongs 1:10.60 $22,350 [50]
1976 Carmelita Gibbs Robert Breen Doug M. Davis Jr. Don Sucher 6 furlongs 1:12.80 $22,313 Division 1[51][1]
Confort Zone Julio C. Espinoza William E. Adams Golden Chance Farm 6 furlongs 1:12.80 $21,713 Division 2[52][1]
1975 Red Cross Don Brumfield Charles R. Werstler Dixiana Stable 6 furlongs 1:09.60 $23,450 [53]
1974 Clemanna Julio C. Espinoza Smiley Adams Golden Chance Farm 6 furlongs 1:11.20 $22,713 Division 1[54][1]
Mary Dugan James McKnight Johnnie Johnson, Jr. Jackson, Trick, Bayne 6 furlongs 1:10.40 $23,313 Division 2[55][1]
1973 Juke Joint Weston Soirez Anthony L. Basile Bwamazon Farm 6 furlongs 1:11.80 $23,900 [56][1]
1972 Nalees Folly Robert Breen Stanley M. Rieser Mr. S. Fairman, Jr. 6 furlongs 1:11.80 $23,175 [57][1]
1971 Peninsula Princess Mike Mangello Richard J. Fischer Leslie Combs II 6 furlongs 1:11.20 $24,275 [58][1]
1970 Three Pigeons Thomas Barrow Patrick B. Devereux, Sr. John W. Greathouse 6 furlongs 1:10.80 $23,675 [2]

Legend:
  Turf   Dirt Notes:
† In 1977, Time for Pleasure won but was disqualified after laying in the stretch and was placed second.
‡ In 2014, A Little Bit Sassy won but was disqualified for interfering with Kiss Moon and was placed fourth. Aurelia's Belle who finished second was declared the winner.

§ Ran as part of an entry

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b Inaugural 1970 Regret Stakes - Race 8: held 17 May 1975
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  36. ^ 1989 Regret Stakes - Race 9: held 1 July 1989
  37. ^ 1988 Regret Stakes - Race 9: held 28 May 1988
  38. ^ 1987 Regret Stakes - Race 9: held 7 June 1987
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  44. ^ 1982 Regret Stakes Division 2 - Race 8: held 17 May 1982
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  47. ^ 1980 Regret Stakes Division 2 - Race 8: held 17 May 1980
  48. ^ 1979 Regret Stakes - Race 8: held 19 May 1979
  49. ^ 1978 Regret Stakes - Race 8: held 20 May 1978
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  52. ^ 1976 Regret Stakes Division 2 - Race 8: held 18 May 1976
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  55. ^ 1974 Regret Stakes Division 2 - Race 8: held 18 May 1974
  56. ^ 1973 Regret Stakes - Race 8: held 18 May 1973
  57. ^ 1972 Regret Stakes - Race 8: held 20 May 1972
  58. ^ 1971 Regret Stakes - Race 8: held 15 May 1971