Victory Ride Stakes

The Victory Ride Stakes is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old fillies run at a distance of 6+12 furlongs on the dirt held annually in late June or early July at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.

Victory Ride Stakes
Grade III race
LocationBelmont Park
Elmont, New York
Inaugurated2003
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
WebsiteNYRA
Race information
Distance6+12 furlongs
SurfaceDirt
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-year-old fillies
Weight123lbs with allowances
PurseUS$100,000 (2020)

HistoryEdit

The race is named in honor of Victory Ride, winner of the Grade I Test Stakes in 2001.

The event was inaugurated on 23 August 2003 and was held at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York over a distance of six furlongs. The event was won by the D. Wayne Lukas trained Country Romance in a time of 1:09.62.[1]

The race was ungraded for its first three editions and was upgraded to Grade III in 2006.[2]

Since 2012, the event has been run at Belmont Park in early July. The race was run at 6 furlongs until 2013, when it was increased to 6+12 furlongs.[2]

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 6+12 furlongs: 1:14.47 – Frank's Rockette (2020)
  • 6 furlongs: 1:08.89 – Emma's Encore (2012)

Margins:

  • 9+14 lengths – La Traviata (2007)

Most wins by a jockey:

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
At Belmont Park
2020 Frank's Rockette John Velazquez William I. Mott Frank Fletcher Racing Operations 6+12 furlongs 1:14.47 $97,000 III [3]
2019 Royal Charlotte Javier Castellano Chad C. Brown First Row Partner 6+12 furlongs 1:15.82 $139,500 III [4]
2018 Dixie Serenade Mychel J. Sanchez Edward J. Coletti Jr. Uptowncharlybrown Stud 6+12 furlongs 1:16.57 $150,000 III [5]
2017 American Gal Flavien Prat Simon Callaghan Kaleem Shah 6+12 furlongs 1:17.38 $144,000 III [6]
2016 Coppa Joseph Talamo Philip D'Amato Anthony Fanticola & Joseph Scardino 6+12 furlongs 1:16.23 $150,000 III [7]
2015 Irish Jasper Javier Castellano Derek S. Ryan Derek S. Ryan 6+12 furlongs 1:16.70 $147,000 III [8]
2014 Street Story Joel Rosario Steven M. Asmussen Whispering Oaks Farm 6+12 furlongs 1:17.08 $150,000 III [9]
2013 Baby J Joel Rosario Patrick L. Reynolds Paul P. Pompa 6 furlongs 1:10.84 $147,000 III [10]
2012 Emma's Encore Junior Alvarado H. Allen Jerkens Brenda Mercer & Peter A. Berglar 6 furlongs 1:08.89 $150,000 III [11]
At Saratoga
2011 Hot Summer Cornelio Velásquez David Fawkes Harold L. Queen 6 furlongs 1:10.18 $102,000 III [12]
2010 Rapport Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Thoroughbred Legends Racing Stable 6 furlongs 1:09.66 $100,000 III [13]
2009 Sara Louise Edgar S. Prado Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 6 furlongs 1:09.66 $110,000 III [14]
2008 Porte Bonheur Ramon A. Dominguez David P. Duggan Johanna Murphy-Leopoldsberger 6 furlongs 1:09.51 $110,100 III [15]
2007 La traviata Julien R. Leparoux Patrick L. Biancone Michael B. Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier & Derrick Smith 6 furlongs 1:09.78 $114,700 III [16]
2006 Wildcat Bettie B Mario G. Pino J. Larry Jones Oasis Racing 6 furlongs 1:10.81 $110,700 III [17]
2005 Nothing But Fun Richard Migliore Michael E. Hushion Barry K. Schwartz 6 furlongs 1:09.40 $81,500 Listed [18]
2004 Smokey Glacken Joe Bravo James A. Jerkens Susan and John Moore 6 furlongs 1:09.64 $76,800 Listed [19]
2003 Country Romance Jorge F. Chavez D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 6 furlongs 1:09.62 $76,200 Listed [1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2003 Victory Ride Stakes Listed – (race 7)". Equibase. 23 August 2003. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Victory Ride Stakes". Equibase. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  3. ^ "2020 Victory Ride Stakes Grade 3 – (race 3)" (PDF). Equibase. 4 July 2020. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  4. ^ "2019 Victory Ride Stakes Grade 3 – (race 8)". Equibase. 5 July 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  5. ^ "2018 Victory Ride Stakes Grade 3 – (race 9)". Equibase. 8 July 2018. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  6. ^ "2017 Victory Ride Stakes Grade 3 – (race 7)". Equibase. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  7. ^ "2016 Victory Ride Stakes Grade 3 – (race 6)". Equibase. 9 July 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  8. ^ "2015 Victory Ride Stakes Grade 3 – (race 6)". Equibase. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  9. ^ "2014 Victory Ride Stakes Grade 3 – (race 8)". Equibase. 29 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  10. ^ "2013 Victory Ride Stakes Grade 3 – (race 9)". Equibase. 29 June 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  11. ^ "2012 Victory Ride Stakes Grade 3 – (race 8)". Equibase. 7 July 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  12. ^ "2011 Victory Ride Stakes Grade 3 – (race 9)". Equibase. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  13. ^ "2010 Victory Ride Stakes Grade 3 – (race 9)". Equibase. 28 August 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  14. ^ "2009 Victory Ride Stakes Grade 3 – (race 7)". Equibase. 29 August 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  15. ^ "2008 Victory Ride Stakes Grade 3 – (race 8)". Equibase. 23 August 2008. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  16. ^ "2007 Victory Ride Stakes Grade 3 – (race 10)". Equibase. 25 August 2007. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  17. ^ "2006 Victory Ride Stakes Grade 3 – (race 8)". Equibase. 24 August 2006. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  18. ^ "2005 Victory Ride Stakes Listed – (race 8)". Equibase. 25 August 2005. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  19. ^ "2004 Victory Ride Stakes Listed – (race 8)". Equibase. 28 August 2004. Retrieved 30 June 2020.