Saranac Stakes

The Saranac Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. The Grade III stakes is open to three-year-old horses and is raced on turf over a distance of 1 mile. The event, currently run in early September, raised its purse to $300,000 in 2014.[1]

Saranac Stakes
Grade III race
LocationSaratoga Race Course
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
Inaugurated1901
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Race information
Distance1 mile
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
WeightScale Weight
Purse$300,000 (since 2014)[1]

Inaugurated in 1901, the race is named for the village of Saranac in Clinton County, New York in the Adirondack Mountains. Due to a legislated ban on parimutuel betting, all New York State racetracks ceased operations in 1911 and 1912. Cancellation of the race occurred again from 1943 to 1947 as a result of World War II. When it returned in 1948, the race was shifted to the now defunct Jamaica Racetrack until 1956 when it was moved to Aqueduct Racetrack where it was held from 1957–1961, 1963–1967, 1972–1974, and in 1976.

Raced on dirt until 1979, over the years the Saranac Stakes has been run at various distances:

  • 1 mile, 1 furlong : 1901–1908, 1910, 1996
  • 1 116 miles : 1948–1959
  • 1 mile : 1960–1995
  • 1 316 miles : 1997–2010
  • 1 18 miles : 2011–2018
  • 1 116 miles : 2019
  • 1 mile : 2020 to present

RecordsEdit

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 7 – Eddie Maple (1972, 1975, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1992)

Winners of the Saranac Stakes since 1938Edit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2020 Bye Bye Melvin John Velazquez H. Graham Motion Alex G. Campbell Jr. 1:39.92
2019 Global Access John Velazquez Michael J. Trombetta Live Oak Plantation 1:41.80
2018 Raging Bull Joel Rosario Chad C. Brown Peter M. Brant 1:47.19
2017 Voodoo Song Jose Lezcano Linda L. Rice Barry K. Schwartz 1:46.18
2016 Inspector Lynley Joel Rosario Claude R. McGaughey III Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable 1:46.68
2015 World Approval Joel Rosario Mark Casse Live Oak Plantation 1:45.39
2014 Ring Weekend John Velazquez H. Graham Motion St. Elias Stable/West Point Thoroughbreds 1:46.48
2013 Five Iron Luis Saez Brian A. Lynch Fred M. Allor 1:48.21
2012 Unbridled Command Ramon Domínguez Thomas M. Bush Lakland Farm 1:46.54
2011 Brilliant Speed John Velazquez Tom Albertrani Live Oak Plantation 1:48.73
2010 Lethal Combination Alan Garcia Kiaran McLaughlin Namcook Stables 1:53.18
2009 Al Khali Kent Desormeaux William I. Mott Brous Stable/Wachtel Stable 1:53.00
2008 Marlang Richard Dos Ramos Deborah England Gus Schickedanz 1:53.10
2007 Mission Approved Eibar Coa Gary C. Contessa William F. Coyro Jr. 1:53.81
2006 Rock Lobster Eibar Coa Michael W. Dickinson Flatbird Stable 1:57.36
2005 Jambalaya Jono Jones Catherine Day Phillips Catherine Day Phillips 1:54.20
2004 Prince Arch Javier Castellano Kenneth McPeek Raymond H. Cottrell Sr. 1:53.89
2003 Shoal Water John R. Velazquez Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farms 1:55.43
2002 Ibn Al Haitham Richard Migliore Kiaran McLaughlin Sheikh Mohammed 1:55.30
2001 Blazing Fury Javier Castellano James J. Toner Caesar Kimmel 1:54.88
2000 Rob's Spirit Jerry D. Bailey William I. Mott E. White & M. Paulson 1:55.47
1999 Phi Beta Doc Ramon Domínguez Robert W. Leonard D. Foster & R. Leonard 1:51.61
1998 Crowd Pleaser Jean-Luc Samyn Jonathan Sheppard Augustin Stable 1:53.42
1997 River Squall Craig Perret Pete Vestal Thomas Carey 1:52.82
1996 Harghar Pat Day Burk Kessinger Jr. Turf Stables Inc. 1:48.59
1995 Debonair Dan Jorge Chavez Gary Sciacca Lee Pokoik 1:33.65
1994 Casa Eire Joe Bravo Leo O'Brien Bernard Connaughton 1:34.67
1993 Halissee Julie Krone William I. Mott John A. Nerud 1:34.34
1992 Casino Magistrate Eddie Maple Thomas J. Kelly Blue Goose Stable 1:39.37
1991 Club Champ Ángel Cordero Jr. Stephen Schaeffer Robert Spiegel 1:34.20
1990 Rouse The Louse Jerry D. Bailey George R. Arnold Jr. Alexander G. Campbell Jr. 1:37.00
1989 Expensive Decision * Jean-Luc Samyn Stanley R. Shapoff Edward L. Shapoff 1:36.00
1989 Slew The Knight * Jean-Luc Samyn John O. Hertler Philip Dileo 1:36.00
1988 Posen Don Brumfield Woody Stephens Kennelot Stables 1:38.40
1987 Lights And Music Eddie Maple MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stable 1:34.80
1986 Glow Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Claiborne Farm 1:34.60
1985 Equalize Robbie Davis Jan H. Nerud Tartan Stable 1:39.00
1984 Is Your Pleasure Ángel Cordero Jr. Edward I. Kelly Brookfield Farm 1:35.20
1983 Sabin Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Henryk de Kwiatkowski 1:39.60
1982 Prince Westport Jerry D. Bailey Stanley M. Hough Harbor View Farm 1:39.00
1981 De La Rose Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Henryk de Kwiatkowski 1:34.40
1980 Key To Content George Martens MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stable 1:33.80
1979 Told Jean Cruguet Philip G. Johnson Meadowhill 1:34.40
1978 Buckaroo Jorge Velásquez John M. Gaver Jr. Greentree Stable 1:35.00
1977 Bailjumper Ángel Cordero Jr. David A. Whiteley Pen-Y-Bryn Farm 1:35.20
1976 Dance Spell Ángel Cordero Jr. James W. Maloney Christiana Stables 1:34.20
1975 Bravest Roman Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Mrs. John A. Morris 1:34.80
1974 Accipiter Angel Santiago Pancho Martin Sigmund Sommer 1:36.40
1973 Linda's Chief Braulio Baeza Al Scotti Neil Hellman 1:34.00
1972 Icecapade Eddie Maple David A. Whiteley Locust Hill Farm 1:33.60
1971 Salem Jacinto Vásquez Edward L. Holton Christiana Stable 1:34.80
1970 Silent Screen John L. Rotz J. Bowes Bond Elberon Farm 1:36.00
1969 Best Turn Eddie Belmonte Henry Forrest Calumet Farm 1:35.60
1968 Stage Door Johnny Heliodoro Gustines John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 1:35.40
1967 Bold Hour John L. Rotz Bert Mulholland George D. Widener Jr. 1:36.00
1966 Alexville Manuel Ycaza Max Hirsch Alexandra I. Kissam 1:36.00
1965 La Cima Bobby Ussery Homer C. Pardue Joseph R. Straus 1:34.40
1964 Lt. Stevens Tommy Barrow Charles P. Sanborn Ernest H. Woods 1:36.40
1963 Outing Class Braulio Baeza John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 1:36.80
1962 David K Bobby Ussery Burley Parke Harbor View Farm 1:35.80
1961 Globemaster John L. Rotz Thomas J. Kelly Leonard P. Sasso 1:36.60
1960 Divine Comedy Mike Sorrentino Stanley T. Greene Llangollen Farm 1:34.60
1959 Mail Order Paul J. Bailey Larry H. Thompson Alamode Farm 1:41.40
1958 Nasco Ray Broussard Jim Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable 1:44.40
1957 Cohoes Ted Atkinson John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 1:43.40
1956 Ricci Tavi Paul J. Bailey Henry S. Clark Christiana Stable 1:42.20
1955 Saratoga Nick Shuk Frank A. Bonsal Montpelier 1:44.00
1954 Full Flight Jesse Higley Jim Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable 1:44.80
1953 First Aid Augustine Catalano J. Elliott Burch Brookmeade Stable 1:43.80
1952 Golden Gloves Nick Wall Jim Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 1:45.40
1951 Bold Eddie Arcaro J. Elliott Burch Brookmeade Stable 1:43.60
1950 Sunglow Eddie Arcaro J. Elliott Burch Brookmeade Stable 1:43.60
1949 Sun Bahram Eddie Arcaro Carson Kirk Mrs. Eben Ellison Jr. 1:45.00
1948 Mount Marcy Eddie Arcaro Sylvester Veitch C. V. Whitney 1:44.20
1942 Bless Me Sterling Young George M. Odom Edward R. Bradley 1:37.20
1941 Whirlaway Alfred Robertson Ben A. Jones Calumet Farm 1:38.00
1940 Parasang Basil James Sylvester Veitch C. V. Whitney 1:38.20
1939 Heather Broom Basil James Earl Sande John Hay Whitney 1:38.80
1938 Thanksgiving Lucas Dupps Mary Hirsch Anne C. Corning 1:38.80
* In 1989, the race was run in two divisions.

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1937 – Burning Star
  • 1936 – Sun Teddy
  • 1935 – Good Gamble
  • 1934 – Kievex
  • 1933 – War Glory
  • 1932 – Morfair
  • 1931 – Danour
  • 1930 – Whichone
  • 1929 – Hard Tack
  • 1928 – Sun Edwin
  • 1927 – Osmand
  • 1926 – Mars
  • 1925 – Peanuts
  • 1924 – Sarazen
  • 1923 – Cherry Pie
  • 1922 – Little Chief
  • 1921 – Crocus
  • 1920 – Dinna Care
  • 1919 – Purchase
  • 1918 – Motor Cop
  • 1917 – Midway
  • 1916 – Dodge
  • 1915 – Regret
  • 1914 – Stromboli
  • 1913 – Ten Point
  • 1910 – Martinez
  • 1909 – Field Mouse
  • 1908 – Golconda
  • 1907 – Vails
  • 1906 – Gallavant
  • 1905 – Dandelion
  • 1904 – Dolly Spanker
  • 1903 – Molly Brant
  • 1902 – Hermis
  • 1901 – Dublin
  1. ^ a b "Saranac Stakes Profile". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 4 September 2016.