The Test Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race open to three-year-old fillies and run each summer at the Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. It is contested at a distance of seven furlongs on the dirt and is an influential race in shaping the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint. A Grade I event, it carries a purse of $500,000.
|Grade I race|
|Location||Saratoga Race Course|
Saratoga Springs, New York,
|Race type||Thoroughbred – Flat racing|
It was first run at Saratoga in 1922. Over the years it has also become an important race for fillies pointing towards the Grade I Alabama Stakes which also runs at Saratoga Race Course.
Inaugurated at a mile and quarter, it went to seven furlongs in its second running. The Test Stakes took place at Belmont Park in 1943, 1944, and 1945. It was not run from 1923 to 1925 or in 1961. It was run in two divisions in 1960, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, and 1979.
- 1:20.83 – Lady Tak (2003),Gamine (2020)
Most wins by a jockey:
- 6 – Jerry Bailey (1988, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2003)
Most wins by a trainer:
- 5 – James Fitzsimmons (1928, 1942, 1951, 1956, 1963)
Most wins by an owner:
- "Graded Stakes Profile – Test". equibase.com. Retrieved 7 August 2016.