The Tyro Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually near in July at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey. A non-graded stakes race offering a current purse of $60,000, it is open to two-year-old horses weighted at 122 pounds with allowances. It was a run on a dirt track from inception until 2012 when it became a race on turf. It is currently contested at a distance of five furlongs.

Tyro Stakes
Ungraded stakes race
LocationMonmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport, New Jersey,
United States
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Race information
Distance5 furlongs (0.63 mi)
QualificationTwo years old

In 1886, this race was won by Tremont, the United States Champion Two-Year-Old Male. Tremont won every one of his 13 races during a period of 10 weeks but refused to train at the age of three. The great California filly, Los Angeles, won this race in 1887.

Winners since 1989Edit

2018 Mooji Moo Jr 2 Jairo Rendon Patrick B. McBurney Robert Deckert Jr. 5 F (D) * 0:58.39
2017 Hemp Hemp Hurray 2 Albin Jimenez Wesley Ward Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey 5.5 F (T) 1:04.91
2016 Race not held
2015 Expected Ruler 2 Wilmer A. Garcia Liam Daniel Benson Liam F. Benson 5 F (T) 0:56.84
2014 Souper Colossal 2 Paco Lopez Edward Plesa Jr. Live Oak Plantation 5 F (T) 0:57.75
2013 Yes I'm Lucky 2 Paco Lopez Edward Plesa Jr. Trilogy Stable/Plesa 5 F (T) 0:56.93
2012 Rip Roarin Richie 2 Elvis Trujillo Wesley Ward Richard M. Ravin 5 F (T) 0:56.46
2011 She Digs Me 2 Elvis Trujillo Steve Asmussen J. Kirk & Judy Robison 5.5 F (D) 1:03.95
2010 Vengeful Wildcat 2 Carlos H. Marquez Jr. Ben Perkins Jr. New Farm (Everett Novak) 5.5 F (D) 1:04.59
2009 Phils Prospect 2 Tony Maragh Gary Capuano Non Stop Stable (Gary Capuano) 5.5 F (D) 1:04.13
2008 Fellow Crasher 2 Joe Bravo Anthony W. Dutrow Michael Dubb, Stuart Grant & Samuel Bayard 5.5 F (D) 1:03.32
2007 Lantana Mob 2 Stewart Elliott Steve Asmussen Vinery Stables 5.5 F (D) 1:03.83
2006 Bella Shambrock 2 Chris DeCarlo Todd Pletcher J and J Stables (John Williams Jr.) 5.5 F (D) 1:04.44
2005 He's Got Grit 2 Aaron Gryder Steve Asmussen Curtis C. Green 5.5 F (D) 1:03.97
2004 Park Avenue Ball 2 Dale Beckner James T. Ryerson Char-Mari Stable (Charles & Marianne Hesse) 5.5 F (D) 1:05.02
2003 Deputy Storm 2 Joe Bravo Todd Pletcher James C. Spence 5.5 F (D) 1:03.73
2002 Farno 2 Tommy Turner Frank Generazio Jr. Patricia A. Generazio 5.5 F (D) 1:05.01
2001 Pure Precision 2 José Vélez Jr. John J. Tammaro III Kinsman Stable 5.5 F (D) 1:05.12
2000 Waltz King 2 Dale Beckner John F. Mazza Holly Crest Farm (Vincent Annarella) 5.5 F (D) 1:04.02
1999 Outrigger 2 Jerry Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Grousemont Farm (Theiline P. Scheumann) 5.5 F (D) 1:03.93
1998 Delaware Township 2 Abdiel Toribio Benjamin W. Perkins Sr. New Farm (Everett Novak) 5.5 F (D) 1:03.93
1997 Unreal Madness 2 Herb McCauley Edward T. Allard Gilbert G. Campbell 5.5 F (D) 1:04.61
1996 Smoke Glacken 2 Craig Perret Henry L. Carroll William Roberts, Alexander Karkenny, Robert P. Levy 5.5 F (D) 1:04.60
1995 Foolish Pole 2 Herb McCauley Virgil W. Raines Anderson Fowler 5.5 F (D) 1:05.62
1994 Enlighten 2 Cesar Torres William W. Perry Daffodil Hill Farm 5.5 F (D) 1:05.22
1993 Sacred Honour 2 Carlos Lopez Sr. Benjamin W. Perkins Jr. New Farm (Everett Novak) 5.5 F (D) 1:05.60
1992 Wild Zone 2 Rick Wilson Benjamin W. Perkins Jr. Mrs. Augustus Riggs 5.5 F (D) 1:04.60
1991 Thanks to Randy 2 Joe Bravo William D. Anderson P. M. S. Stable 5.5 F (D) 1:03.82
1990-1 Alaskan Frost 2 Ángel Cordero Jr. Joseph H. Pierce Jr. Two Sisters Stable 5.5 F (D) 1:04.60
1990-2 Friendly Lover 2 Dean A. Sarvis Joseph H. Pierce Jr. Pastime Stable (G. Watts Humphrey Jr., et al.) 5.5 F (D) 1:05.80
1989 Dawn Quixote 2 Ruben Hernandez Sonny Hine Scott C. Savin 5.5 F (D) 1:03.80
  • 2018: off turf