Test Stakes

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.

Test Stakes
Grade I race
LocationSaratoga Race Course
Saratoga Springs, New York,
United States
Inaugurated1922
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.nyra.com/saratoga/racing/stakes-schedule/test/
Race information
Distance7 furlongs
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-year-old fillies
WeightAssigned
Purse$500,000[1]

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.

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2019 Covfefe Joel Rosario Brad Cox LNJ Foxwoods 1:21.26
2018 Separationofpowers Jose Ortiz Chad Brown Klaravich Stables 1:22.78
2017 American Gal Jose Ortiz Simon Callaghan Kaleem Shah 1:22.26
2016 Paola Queen Luis Saez Gustavo Delgado Grupo Seven C Stable 1:22.32
2015 Cavorting Irad Ortiz Jr Kiaran McLaughlin Stonestreet Stables 1:22.81
2014 Sweet Reason Irad Ortiz Jr Leah Gyarmati Treadway Racing Stable 1:22.31
2013 Sweet Lulu Julien Leparoux Jerry Hollendorfer Steven Beneto 1:23.45
2012 Contested Rafael Bejarano Bob Baffert Natalie J. Baffert 1:22.47
2011 Turbulent Descent David Flores Mike Puype Blinkers On Racing & Partners 1:24.17
2010 Champagne d'Oro Miguel Mena Eric Guillot Southern Equine Stables/Smith 1:22.71
2009 Flashing Richard Migliore Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Stable 1:22.40
2008 Indian Blessing John Velazquez Bob Baffert Patti & Hal Earnhardt 1:22.70
2007 Dream Rush Eibar Coa Richard Violette Jr. West Point Stable 1:22.42
2006 Swap Fliparoo Eibar Coa H. Allen Jerkens Hobeau Farm 1:24.13
2005 Leave Me Alone Kent Desormeaux J. Eric Kruljac Mitchell Ranch LLC 1:22.76
2004 Society Selection Edgar Prado H. Allen Jerkens Irving & Marjorie Cowan 1:23.69
2003 Lady Tak Jerry Bailey Steve Asmussen Heiligbrodt Racing 1:20.83
2002 You Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1:22.84
2001 Victory Ride Edgar Prado George Arnold II G. Watts Humphrey Jr. 1:21.72
2000 Dream Supreme Pat Day William I. Mott Kinsman Stable 1:22.66
1999 Marley Vale John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Eugene Melnyk 1:22.77
1998 Jersey Girl Mike E. Smith Todd Pletcher Ackerley Bros. Farm 1:23.02
1997 Fabulously Fast Jerry Bailey John C. Kimmel Caesar Kimmel / Philip Solondz 1:21.65
1996 Capote Belle John Velazquez Daniel C. Peitz Robert & Lawana Low 1:21.08
1995 Chaposa Springs Jerry Bailey Martin Wolfson Suresh Chintamaneni 1:21.81
1994 Twist Afleet Jerry Bailey John C. Kimmel Lucille Conover 1:22.08
1993 Missed the Storm Mike E. Smith William I. Mott Pin Oak Farm 1:22.00
1992 November Snow Chris Antley H. Allen Jerkens Earle I. Mack 1:21.20
1991 Versailles Treaty Angel Cordero Jr. C. R. McGaughey III Cynthia Phipps 1:22.80
1990 Go For Wand Randy Romero William Badgett Jr. Christiana Stable 1:21.12
1989 Safely Kept Craig Perret Alan E. Goldberg Barry L. Weisbord 1:21.33
1988 Fara's Team Jerry Bailey Richard Dutrow Sr. Happy Valley Farm 1:22.85
1987 Very Subtle Pat Valenzuela Melvin F. Stute Pearl Grinstead 1:21.00
1986 Storm & Sunshine Craig Perret Thomas J. Kelly Woodcrest Farms 1:22.80
1985 Lady's Secret Jorge Velasquez D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1:22.60
1984 Sintra Keith Allen Steven Penrod Cherry Valley Farm 1:22.60
1983 Lass Trump Pat Day C. R. McGaughey III Alan Samford 1:22.20
1982 Gold Beauty Don Brumfield William D. Curtis Georgia E. Hoffman 1:22.80
1981 Cherokee Frolic Gary Cohen William A. Cole Carolsteve Stables 1:23.20
1980 Love Sign Angel Cordero Jr. Sidney Watters Jr. Stephen C. Clark Jr. 1:22.20
1979 Blitey Angel Cordero Jr. Angel Penna Sr. Ogden Phipps 1:22.60
1979 Clef d' Argent Ruben Hernandez David A. Whiteley Lazy F Ranch 1:22.20
1978 Tingle Stone Ruben Hernandez David A. Whiteley Christiana Stable 1:22.00
1978 White Star Line Jeffrey Fell Woody Stephens Newstead Farm 1:21.40
1977 Northern Sea Jorge Velasquez John M. Veitch Windfields Farm 1:22.40
1977 Small Raja Mickey Solomone Thomas J. Kelly David P. Reynolds 1:21.80
1976 Ivory Wand Pat Day J. Elliott Burch Rokeby Stable 1:23.00
1975 Hot N Nasty Jorge Tejeira Gordon R. Potter Dan Lasater 1:22.00
1975 My Juliet Jacinto Vasquez Leland G. Ripley George Weasel Jr. 1:22.00
1974 Quaza Quilt Jacinto Vasquez Charles R. Parke Fred W. Hooper 1:22.40
1974 Maybellene Don Meade Jr. James Lewis Penny Acres Farm 1:23.60
1973 Desert Vixen Jorge Velasquez Tommy Root Sr. Harry Mangurian Jr. 1:23.00
1973 Waltz Fan Jorge Velasquez Victor J. Nickerson Mereworth Farm 1:23.60
1972 Numbered Account Jacinto Vasquez Roger Laurin Ogden Phipps 1:23.80
1971 Lucky Traveler Chuck Baltazar John W. Jacobs Nelson B. Hunt 1:23.80
1970 Hunnemannia Eddie Belmonte Angel Penna Sr. Gedney Farm 1:23.60
1970 Princess Roycraft Larry Adams Warren Pascuma Franlyn Stable 1:22.40
1969 Ta Wee Eddie Belmonte John A. Nerud Tartan Stable 1:23.60
1968 Heartland John L. Rotz Max Hirsch King Ranch 1:22.40
1967 Gamely Eddie Belmonte James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 1:21.80
1967 Treacherous Michael Sorrentino Sherrill Ward Lazy F Ranch 1:23.00
1966 Belle de Nuit John Ruane Bert Mulholland Jesse S. Widener 1:23.60
1966 Moccasin Braulio Baeza Harry Trotsek Claiborne Farm 1:23.40
1965 Cestrum Sam Boulmetis Carl Hanford Bohemia Stable 1:23.00
1965 Discipline Walter Blum William C. Winfrey Wheatley Stable 1:23.60
1964 Time For Bed John L. Rotz John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 1:23.80
1963 Barbwolf Bobby Ussery Burley Parke Harbor View Farm 1:25.00
1963 Bold Consort Hedley Woodhouse James Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable 1:25.80
1962 Firm Policy Johnny Sellers E. Barry Ryan E. Barry Ryan 1:23.40
1962 Polylady Braulio Baeza James P. Conway Darby Dan Farm 1:23.40
1960 Be Cautious Bobby Ussery John A. Nerud Joseph M. Roebling 1:24.00
1960 Brave Pilot Hedley Woodhouse John Rigione Kenneth W. Thornhill 1:23.80
1959 Shirley Jones Paul J. Bailey James W. Smith Brae Burn Farm 1:26.00
1958 Any Morn John Ruane Jake Byer North Hill Farm 1:25.80
1957 Miss Blue Jay Ted Atkinson Sol Rutchick Adele Rutchick 1:24.40
1956 Glamour Sidney Cole James Fitzsimmons Ogden Phipps 1:25.80
1955 Blue Banner Eddie Arcaro Jack Skinner Rokeby Stable 1:24.60
1954 Dispute Eric Guerin Sylvester Veitch C. V. Whitney 1:25.20
1953 Canadiana Dave Gorman Gordon J. McCann E. P. Taylor 1:25.60
1952 Gay Grecque Raymond York Gene Jacobs Mrs. S. George Zauderer 1:26.80
1951 Vulcania Robert Bernhardt James Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 1:26.00
1950 Honey's Gal George Hettinger Winbert F. Mulholland Fitz Eugene Dixon Jr. 1:24.40
1949 Lady Dorimar Conn McCreary Woody Stephens Woodvale Farm 1:25.20
1948 Alablue Eric Guerin John H. Skirvin John H. Skirvin 1:25.80
1947 Miss Disco Nick Combest Anthony Pascuma Sydney S. Schupper 1:24.40
1946 Red Shoes Eddie Arcaro Thomas D. Rodrock Howell E. Jackson III 1:23.40
1945 Safeguard Ted Atkinson Preston M. Burch Brookmeade Stable 1:24.20
1944 Whirlabout Herb Lindberg Graceton Philpot Louis B. Mayer 1:24.80
1943 Stefanita Conn McCreary Bert Mulholland George D. Widener Jr. 1:25.20
1942 Vagrancy James Stout James Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 1:26.00
1941 Imperatrice Jack Skelly George M. Odom William LaBoyteaux 1:25.20
1940 Piquet Eddie Arcaro John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 1:24.40
1939 Redlin Don Meade John P. Jones William H. Lipscomb 1:24.00
1938 Black Wave John Gilbert Preston M. Burch Nydrie Stable 1:25.80
1937 Evening Tide Charles Kurtsinger Albert Gordon E. Dale Shaffer 1:26.00
1936 Fair Stein Eddie Yager Jake Byer Herman Phillips 1:24.80
1935 Good Gamble Sam Renick Bud Stotler Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 1:24.80
1934 Bazaar Don Meade Herbert Thompson Edward R. Bradley 1:24.60
1933 Speed Boat John Gilbert George Conway Glen Riddle Farm 1:24.20
1932 Suntica Mack Garner Jack Whyte Willis Sharpe Kilmer 1:26.00
1931 Buckup Mack Garner J. Howard Lewis Joseph E. Widener 1:25.80
1930 Conclave D. Lyons William H. Karrick William R. Coe 1:24.20
1929 Dinah Did Upset Norman LeBlanc C. B. Read Sylvester W. Labrot 1:24.20
1928 Nixie Danny McAuliffe James Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable 1:25.80
1927 Black Curl Laverne Fator Sam Hildreth Rancocas Stable 1:26.60
1926 Ruthenia Earl Sande Pete Coyne Joseph E. Widener 1:25.60
1922 Emotion Linus McAtee George M. Odom Robert L. Gerry Sr. 2:11.20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Graded Stakes Profile - Test". equibase.com. Retrieved 7 August 2016.