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The Remsen Stakes is an American Grade II race for Thoroughbred horse race run annually near the end of November at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York. The one and one-eighths mile race is open to two-year-olds and currently offers a purse of $250,000.

Remsen Stakes
Grade II race
LocationAqueduct Racetrack
Queens, New York, USA
Inaugurated1904
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitewww.nyra.com/index_aqueduct.html
Race information
Distance1 18 miles (9 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationTwo-year-olds
WeightHandicap
Purse$250,000

Inaugurated in 1904, the Remsen was named for Colonel Joremus Remsen (1735–1790) whose family at one time owned a large portion of Long Island and who became leader of the American Revolutionary forces at the 1776 Battle of Long Island.

Run at Jamaica Race Course from inception in 1904 to 1959, it was run in two divisions in 1943 and until 1954 was known as the Remsen Handicap. There was no race held in 1908, and none from 1910 to 1917 as well as 1951.

The Remsen stakes is influential as one of the last graded stakes for two-year-olds on the New York racing circuit and its winner is generally among the winterbook favorites for the following year's Kentucky Derby.

RecordsEdit

  • 1:47 4/5 - Believe It (1977) (at current ​1 18 miles distance)
  • 1:33 4/5 - Sum Up (1964) (at 1 mile, it was the fastest time ever run by a 2-year-old)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(M)/(F)
Time
Win$
2017 Catholic Boy Manuel Franco Jonathan Thomas Robert V. LaPenta 118 M 1:52.50 $150,000
2016 Mo Town John Velazquez Anthony W. Dutrow S. Magnier, M. Tabor, D. Smith, Team D 118 M 1:51.58 $180,000
2015 Mohaymen Junior Alvarado Kiaran McLaughlin Shadwell Stable 118 M 1:50.69 $180,000
2014 Leave the Light On Jose L. Ortiz Chad C. Brown Klaravich Stables/Lawrence 118 M 1:51.06 $240,000
2013 Honor Code Javier Castellano C. R. McGaughey III Lane's End Farm/Dell Ridge Racing LLC 118 M 1:52.92 $240,000
2012 Overanalyze Ramon Dominguez Todd Pletcher Repole Stable 118 M 1:50.13 $150,000
2011 O'Prado Again Kent Desormeaux Dale Romans Donegal Racing 118 M 1:52.07 $120,000
2010 To Honor and Serve John Velazquez William I. Mott Live Oak Plantation 118 M 1:50.03 $120,000
2009 Buddy's Saint Jose Lezcano Bruce N. Levine Kingfield Stables (Eli Lomita) 118 M 1:52.95 $120,000
2008 Old Fashioned Ramon Dominguez J. Larry Jones Fox Hill Farms, Inc. 118 M 1:50.33 $120,000
2007 Court Vision Eibar Coa William I. Mott WinStar Farm 118 M 1:52.48 $120,000
2006 Nobiz Like Shobiz Cornelio Velasquez Barclay Tagg Elizabeth Valando 118 M 1:48.82 $120,000
2005 Bluegrass Cat John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm 118 M 1:52.20 $120,000
2004 Rockport Harbor Stewart Elliott John Servis Fox Hill Farms, Inc. 118 M 1:48.80 $120,000
2003 Read the Footnotes Jerry Bailey Richard A. Violette Jr. Klaravich Stables, Inc. 118 M 1:50.60 $120,000
2002 Toccet Jorge Chavez John F. Scanlan Dan Borislow 118 M 1:50.40 $120,000
2001 Saarland John R. Velazquez C. R. McGaughey III Cynthia Phipps 118 M 1:51.20 $120,000
2000 Windsor Castle Robbie Davis Frank A. Alexander Frank A. Alexander 118 M 1:51.80 $120,000
1999 Greenwood Lake Jean-Luc Samyn Nick Zito Dee Conway et al. 118 M 1:50.60 $120,000
1998 Comeonmom Joe Bravo Robert A. Barbara Sabine Stable, LLC (Joseph & Winnie Greeley) 118 M 1:49.80 $120,000
1997 Coronado's Quest Mike Smith C. R. McGaughey III Stuart S. Janney III 118 M 1:52.20 $120,000
1996 The Silver Move Richard Migliore Linda L. Rice Earl Silver 118 M 1:53.40 $120,000
1995 Tropicool Jorge Chavez John C. Kimmel Kenneth Ellenberg 118 M 1:50.20 $170,000
1994 Thunder Gulch Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Michael Tabor 118 M 1:53.80 $120,000
1993 Go for Gin Jerry Bailey Nick Zito William J. Condren 118 M 1:52.60 $120,000
1992 Silver of Silver Jacinto Vasquez Stanley R. Shapoff Chevalier Stable 118 M 1:50.20 $120,000
1991 Pine Bluff Craig Perret Thomas Bohannan Loblolly Stable 118 M 1:50.80 $120,000
1990 Scan Jerry Bailey Flint S. Schulhofer William Haggin Perry 118 M 1:52.40 $106,560
1989 Yonder Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Claiborne Farm 118 M 1:51.20 $145,680
1988 Fast Play Angel Cordero Jr. C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 118 M 1:50.60 $197,400
1987 Batty Jose Santos Suzanne H. Jenkins Joseph Daniero 118 M 1:52.40 $176,400
1986 Java Gold Pat Day MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stable 118 M 1:49.60 $172,680
1985 Pillaster Angel Cordero Jr. Leroy Jolley Peter M. Brant 118 M 1:49.00 $193,000
1984 Stone White * Robbie Davis Gilbert Puentes Gilbert Puentes 118 M 1:53.20 $178,680
1983 Dr. Carter Jorge Velasquez John M. Veitch Frances A. Genter 118 M 1:49.00 $134,700
1982 Pax In Bello Jeffrey Fell Steve Jerkens Mrs. Arnold Willcox 118 M 1:50.20 $141,300
1981 Laser Light Eddie Maple Patrick J. Kelly Live Oak Racing 118 M 1:50.80 $103,500
1980 Pleasant Colony * Vincent Bracciale Jr. P. O'Donnell Lee Buckland Farm 118 M 1:50.20 $67,920
1979 Plugged Nickle Buck Thornburg Thomas J. Kelly John M. Schiff 118 M 1:50.40 $64,560
1978 Instrument Landing Jeffrey Fell David A. Whiteley Pen-Y-Bryn Farm 118 M 1:50.20 $48,375
1977 Believe It Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Hickory Tree Stable 118 M 1:47.80 $48,375
1976 Royal Ski Jack Kurtz John J. Lenzini Jr. Gerry Cheevers 118 M 1:50.40 $49,545
1975 Hang Ten Laffit Pincay Jr. Woody Stephens Mill House Stable 118 M 1:49.20 $52,219
1974 El Pitirre Mike Venezia Lazaro S. Barrera Enrique Ubarri 118 M 1:49.40 $34,380
1973 Heavy Mayonnaise Chuck Baltazar David Erb William Trotter II 118 M 1:51.40 $17,925
1972 Kinsman Hope Eddie Maple John L. Cotter Kinship Stable 1 M 1:37.00 $18,045
1971 Key To The Mint Braulio Baeza J. Elliott Burch Rokeby Stable 1 M 1:36.60 $21,570
1970 Jim French Angel Cordero Jr. John P. Campo Frank Caldwell 1 M 1:36.80 $18,360
1969 Protanto Jorge Velasquez MacKenzie Miller Cragwood Stables 1 M 1:35.60 $19,792
1968 Palauli Larry Adams Frank Y. Whiteley, Jr. Powhatan Stable 1 M 1:36.40 $18,980
1967 Salerno Manuel Ycaza William H. Turner, Jr. James P. Mills 1 M 1:38.00 $19,890
1966 Damascus Bill Shoemaker Frank Y. Whiteley, Jr. Edith W. Bancroft 1 M 1:37.00 $19,695
1965 Gary G. Braulio Baeza Rudolph L. Coyne Harbor View Farm 1 M 1:36.00 $18,460
1964 Sum Up Don Pierce Edward A. Neloy Elmendorf Farm 1 M 1:33.80 $18,428
1963 Northern Dancer Manuel Ycaza Horatio Luro Windfields Farm 1 M 1:35.60 $18,330
1962 Rocky Link John Rotz Stephen A. DiMauro Golden Triangle Stable 1 M 1:36.40 $19,305
1961 Figaro Bob John Rotz Eugene Jacobs Alexander J. Ostriker 1 M 1:36.80 $19,240
1960 Carry Back Johnny Sellers Jack A. Price Katherine Price 1 M 1:36.40 $22,822
1959 Victoria Park Eric Guerin Horatio Luro Windfields Farm 1 M 1:37.20 $23,050
1958 Atoll John Ruane Raymond Metcalf Elkcam Stable (Mackle brothers) 1116 M 1:44.60 $18,322
1957 Misty Flight Eddie Arcaro James E. Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable 1116 M 1:45.00 $20,100
1956 Ambehaving Logan Batcheller Dr. John Lee Bohemia Stable 1116 M 1:45.60 $64,975
1955 Nail Hedley Woodhouse George M. Odom Josephine Widener Bigelow 1116 M 1:45.20 $64,475
1954 Roman Patrol Douglas Dodson Joseph H. Pierce Jr. Pin Oak Farm (J. S. Abercrombie) 1116 M 1:48.00 $37,250
1953 Galdar Jimmy Nicols Edward M. O'Brien Edward M. O'Brien 1116 M 1:46.60 $19,550
1952 Social Outcast * Eric Guerin William C. Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt 1116 M 1:45.40 $19,600
1951 Race not held
1950 Repetoire Kenneth Church Albert Jensen Nora A. Mikell 6 F 1:11.40 $8,575
1949 Lights Up Ovie Scurlock Winbert F. Mulholland George D. Widener Jr. 6 F 1:13.40 $8,875
1948 Eternal World Ted Atkinson Frank Catrone Allen T. Simmons 5 F 1:00.60 $14,300
1947 Big If Charles Givens James W. Maloney Mrs. J. T. Maloney 1116 M 1:47.00 $17,450
1946 Phalanx Ruperto Donoso Sylvester Veitch C. V. Whitney 1116 M 1:45.80 $18,000
1945 Lord Boswell Eric Guerin Tom Smith Maine Chance Farm 6 F 1:11.20 $8,595
1944 Great Power * Eddie Arcaro Preston M. Burch Brookmeade Stable 6 F 1:12.40 $5,395
1944 War Jeep * Albert Snider Tom Smith Maine Chance Farm 6 F 1:12.40 $5,395
1943-1 Bellwether Johnny Longden Joseph A. Kramer Cain Hoy Stable 6 F 1:13.20 $7,912
1943-2 Black Badge Wayne Wright Frank E. Childs Abraham Hirschberg 6 F 1:11.40 $8,112
1942 Blue Swords Carroll Bierman Walter A. Kelley Allen T. Simmons 6 F 1:12.80 $8,250
1941 Apache James Stout James E. Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 6 F 1:12.80 $8,950
1940 Harvard Square * Buddy Haas Max Hirsch W. Arnold Hanger 6 F 1:11.20 $6,425
1940 Mettlesome * Alfred Robertson Hugh L. Fontaine Brookmeade Stable 6 F 1:11.20 $6,425
1939 Camp Verde Don Meade Lewis T. Whitehill T. P. Morgan 6 F 1:11.80 $6,600
1938 Johnstown James Stout James E. Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 6 F 1:11.00 $7,100
1937 Bourbon King Charles Kurtsinger Duval A. Headley Hal Price Headley 6 F 1:12.40 $7,500
1936 Clodion John Gilbert Walter A. Carter Walter A. Carter 6 F 1:12.60 $3,065
1935 The Fighter Eddie Arcaro Robert McGarvey Milky Way Farm Stable 6 F 1:12.00 $3,885
1934 Esposa Earl Porter Matthew P. Brady Middleburg Stable (William Ziegler Jr.) 6 F 1:13.40 $3,660
1933 Sgt. Byrne Alfred Robertson James Ritchie John Simonetti 6 F 1:12.60 $1,690
1932 Quel Jeu Jack Long George M. Odom Arden Farm 6 F 1:11.80 $1,425
1931 Cambal Eddie Ambrose John J. Hastings Mrs. George U. Harris 6 F 1:13.00 $2,895
1930 Vander Pool Whitey Abel D. R. "Puddin" McDaniel Tennessee Stable (Agnes Allen) 6 F 1:13.80 $5,100
1929 Flying Heels Willie Kelsay Henry McDaniel Gifford A. Cochran 6 F 1:12.80 $4,350
1928 Chatford Clarence Watters Andrew Walker Dave Lederer 6 F 1:12.80 $4,250
1927 Excalibur George Ellis Clyde S. Phillips Greentree Stable 6 F 1:12.00 $4,950
1926 Sweepster Laverne Fator Sam Hildreth Rancocas Stable 6 F 1:12.60 $4,500
1925 Timmara Harold Thurber John O. Burttschell T. W. O'Brien 6 F 1:13.40 $4,175
1924 Master Charlie George Babin Andrew G. Blakely William Daniel 6 F 1:11.60 $4,675
1923 Ladkin Harold Thurber Louis Feustel August Belmont Jr. 6 F 1:12.00 $4,075
1922 Tall Timber James Butwell T. J. Healey Richard T. Wilson Jr. 6 F 1:12.00 $4,125
1921 Missionary Andy Schuttinger Kimball Patterson Lexington Stable (E. F. Simms & H. W. Oliver) 6 F 1:13.60 $4,450
1920 Grey Lag Lavelle Ensor Sam Hildreth Sam Hildreth 6 F 1:13.00 $3,625
1919 Pilgrim Charles Fairbrother Thomas Welsh Joseph E. Widener 6 F 1:12.80 $2,675
1918 War Pennant Johnny Loftus Walter B. Jennings A. Kingsley Macomber 6 F 1:13.20 $1,925
1909 - 1917 Race not held
1908 The Turk Carroll Shilling Richard O. Miller Silver Brook Farm 5.5 F 1:08.20 $1,050
1908 Race not held
1907 King Cobalt Eddie Dugan Algernon W. Claxon Brownleigh Park Stable 5.5 F 1:07.40 $1,525
1906 Frank Gill Joe Notter John I. Smith J. L. McGinnis 5.5 F 1:08.00 $1,635
1905 Jacobite Joseph A. Jones A. Jack Joyner Sydney Paget 5.5 F 1:07.40 $1,810
1904 Dandelion Willie Davis John E. Madden Francis R. Hitchcock 5.5 F 1:06.80 $1,535
  • 1984 – Stone White finished first, but was disqualified from purse money.
  • 1980 – Akureyri finished first, but was disqualified and placed third.
  • 1952 – Jamie K finished first, but was disqualified.
  • 1940, 1944 – Dead heat for the win.

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