Sugar Swirl Stakes

The Sugar Swirl Stakes is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for fillies and mares that are three years old or older, over a distance of 6 furlongs on the dirt track held annually in December at Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, Florida. The event currently carries a purse of $100,000.

Sugar Swirl Stakes
Grade III race
LocationGulfstream Park
Hallandale Beach, Florida,
United States
Inaugurated1981 (as First Lady Handicap)
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing – Dirt
WebsiteGulfstream Park
Race information
Distance6 furlongs
SurfaceDirt
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFillies and Mares, three years old and older
WeightAllowance
PurseUS$100,000 (2019)

HistoryEdit

The event is named in honor of the Canadian bred mare Sugar Swirl[1] who was owned by Stronach Stables. The Stronach Group are the owners of Gulfstream Park where this event is held.

The race was inaugurated in 1981[2] and the event was run as The First Lady Handicap.[2] At that time the event was held in January and the conditions of the race were for fillies and mares that were four years old or older.

In 2008 Sugar Swirl won this event and in 2010 the event was renamed to Sugar Swirl Stakes.[3] The event was moved to December in 2011 and there were two runnings of the event that year.

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 6 furlongs – 1:08.66 – Dust and Diamonds (2012)

Margins:

  • 6 34 lengths – Lady's Island (2019)
Most wins by a jockey
Most wins by a trainer

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
Sugar Swirl Stakes
2019 Lady's Island 5 Emisael Jaramillo Georgina Baxter Matties Racing Stable & Averill Racing 6 furlongs 1:10.75 $100,000 3 [4]
2018 Dream Pauline 3 Javier Castellano Kiaran P. McLaughlin Stonestreet Stables 6 furlongs 1:11.10 $100,000 3 [5]
2017 Rich Mommy 3 Luis Saez Victor Barboza Jr. Winds of Change Racing Stable 6 furlongs 1:10.44 $100,000 3 [6]
2016 Dearest 3 Edgard J. Zayas Gilberto Zerpa Gelfenstein Farm 6 furlongs 1:09.59 $100,000 3 [7]
2015 Best Behavior 5 John R. Velazquez Martin D. Wolfson Miller Racing 6 furlongs 1:09.69 $100,000 3 [8]
2014 Merry Meadow 4 Javier Castellano Mark A. Hennig David S. Howe & William Parsons 6 furlongs 1:10.29 $100,000 3 [9]
2013 Heart Stealer 3 Javier Castellano Martin D. Wolfson Peachtree Stable 6 furlongs 1:09.49 $100,000 3 [10]
2012 Dust and Diamonds 4 John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Gorges Torrealba Hldgs. & Three Chimneys Farms 6 furlongs 1:08.66 $100,000 3 [11]
2011[a] Pomeroys Pistol 3 Javier Castellano Amy Tarrant Hardacre Farm 6 furlongs 1:09.35 $100,000 3 December[12]
2011 Tar Heel Mom 6 Alan Garcia Stanley M. Hough Alex Rankin 6 furlongs 1:09.75 $100,000 3 January[13]
2010 Pretty Prolific 4 Edgar S. Prado James E. Baker Tom R. Walters 6 furlongs 1:10.75 $100,000 3 [14]
First Lady Stakes
2009 Game Face 4 John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Zabeel Racing International 6 furlongs 1:10.57 $100,000 3 [15]
First Lady Handicap
2008 Sugar Swirl 5 Javier Castellano Brian A. Lynch Stronach Stables 6 furlongs 1:10.06 $100,000 3 [16]
2007 Any Limit 4 Rafael Bejarano H. Allen Jerkens Joseph V. Shields, Jr 6 furlongs 1:10.58 $100,000 3 [17]
2006 Smokey Glacken 5 Javier Castellano James A. Jerkens Susan & John Moore 6 furlongs 1:09.98 $100,000 3 [18]
2005 Savorthetime 6 John R. Velazquez Steven M. Asmussen Brenda & Philip Robertson 6 furlongs 1:09.21 $100,000 3 [19]
2004 Harmony Lodge 6 Richard Migliore Todd A. Pletcher Eugene & Laura Melnyk 6 furlongs 1:09.64 $100,000 3 [20]
2003 Harmony Lodge 5 John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Eugene & Laura Melnyk 6 furlongs 1:10.31 $100,000 3 [21]
2002 Raging Fever 4 John R. Velazquez Mark A. Hennig Edward P. Evans 6 furlongs 1:10.36 $100,000 3 [22]
2001 Another 4 Edgar S. Prado Thomas Victor Smith Robert E. Masterson 6 furlongs 1:10.41 $100,000 3 [23]
2000 Hurricane Bertie 5 Pat Day Bernard S. Flint Richard, Bertram & Elaine Klein 6 furlongs 1:10.22 $75,000 3 [24]
1999 Scotzanna 7 Richard Migliore Michael Wright Jr. Bruno Schickedanz 6 furlongs 1:10.17 $75,000 3 [25]
1998 U Can Do It 4 Shane Sellers Larry Pilotti Carina & Frank Marano 6 furlongs 1:09.86 $75,000 3 [26]
1997 Chip 4 Joe Bravo Sonny Hine Carolyn H. Hine 6 furlongs 1:09.76 $75,000 3 [27]
1996 Chaposa Springs 4 Jerry D. Bailey Martin D. Wolfson Suresh Chintamanen 6 furlongs 1:10.23 $75,000 3 [28]
1995 Recognizable 4 Mike E. Smith Claude R. McGaughey III Ogden Mills Phipps 6 furlongs 1:09.74 $50,000 3 [29]
1994 Santa Catalina 6 Jerry D. Bailey Mark A. Hennig Team Valor 6 furlongs 1:11.26 $50,000 3 [30]
1993 Si Si Sezyou 3 Ruben Hernandez Robert A. Hale Anne Yates 6 furlongs 1:10.06 $50,000 3 [31]
1992 Withallprobability 4 Craig Perret D. Wayne Lukas E P. Evans 6 furlongs 1:11.14 $50,000 Listed [32]
1991 Spirit of Fighter 8 José A. Vélez Jr. Daniel C. Hurtak Hurtak & Punches 6 furlongs 1:11.70 $50,000 Listed [33]
First Lady Breeders' Cup Handicap[b]
1990 Sez Forty 4 Miguel A. Gonzalez Luis Olivares Marissa Olivares & Three G Stable 6 furlongs 1:11.20 $50,000 Listed [c]
First Lady Handicap
1989 Waggley 6 Jean-Luc Samyn Sonny Hine S.C. Savin 6 furlongs 1:11.00 $40,000 Listed [d]
1988 Funistrada 5 Walter Guerra J. Bert Sonnier J.S. Carrion 6 furlongs 1:10.20 $40,000 Listed [e]
1987 One Fine Lady 5 Roger Danjean Pedro J. Sobarzo Larry Foggle 6 furlongs 1:10.40 $35,000 Listed [f]
1986 Sugar's Image 5 José A. Vélez Jr. Happy Alter Alter's Racing Stable 6 furlongs 1:11.20 $40,000 [g]
1985 Nany 5 Gene St. Leon Richard R. Root H.T. Mangurian Jr. 6 furlongs 1:09.80 $40,000 [h]
1984 Race not held
1983 Prime Prospect 5 Donald MacBeth Stanley M. Hough Mrs B. R. Firestone 6 furlongs 1:10.80 $30,000 [i]
1982 Race not held
1981 Island Charm 4 Jorge Velásquez Stephen A. DiMauro J. Chandler 6 furlongs 1:10.60 $30,000 [j]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Gulfstream Park administration moved the event to earlier in their 2011–12 meeting from January to December. Hence, there were two runnings of the event in the calendar year (2011)
  2. ^ The event in 1990 was run as The First Lady Breeders' Cup Handicap[2]
  3. ^ Held 24 January 1990[34]
  4. ^ Held 25 January 1989[2]
  5. ^ Held 10 January 1988[2]
  6. ^ Held 8 April 1987[2]
  7. ^ Held 29 January 1986[2]
  8. ^ Held 30 January 1985[2]
  9. ^ Held 26 January 1983[2]
  10. ^ Held 3 February 1981[2]

ReferencesEdit

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