Youthful Stakes

The Youthful Stakes was an American Thoroughbred horse race for two-year-old horses run between 1903 and 1982. It was raced on dirt at three different tracks in the New York City area beginning with the Jamaica and Aqueduct Racetracks, then in 1972 to Belmont Park where it remained until being canceled after the 1982 running.[1] The inaugural edition in 1903 was won by Hazelwood with the race suspended until 1913.[2] [3]

Youthful Stakes
Discontinued stakes race
LocationBelmont Park
Elmont, New York, USA
Inaugurated1903–1982
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Race information
Distance1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
TrackDirt, left-handed
QualificationTwo-year-olds

The Youthful Stakes was established in an era when North American races like the Belmont Futurity Stakes, Tremont Stakes, Remsen Stakes, Arlington-Washington Futurity Stakes, Laurel Futurity Stakes, and Coronation Futurity Stakes for two-year-old horses were often the richest and most prestigious of the year. Among its most notable winners were U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductees Man O' War, Native Dancer, and Affirmed.[4][5][6]

In 1950, the Youthful Stakes was run in two divisions.

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 5 furlongs at Aqueduct Racetrack : 0:57.60, Golden Joey (1964)
  • 5 ½ furlongs at Belmont Park: 1:03.00, Raise A Cup (1973)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(Miles)
Time
1982 Flying Pocket David Clark Tony Mattine Three Of Us Stable 5.5 F 1:04.40
1981 Deputy Minister Lloyd Duffy Bill Marko Morton Levy 5.5 F 1:04.80
1980 Proud Appeal Jeffrey Fell Stanley M. Hough Malcolm H. Winfield et al. 5.5 F 1:05.00
1979 Blues Alley Craig Perret Douglas Dodson V. N. Green 5.5 F 1:05.20
1978 Coup de Kas Steve Cauthen Del W. Carroll William S. Farish III 5.5 F 1:03.60
1977 Affirmed Steve Cauthen Laz Barrera Harbor View Farm 5.5 F 1:05.00
1976 Medieval Man Ángel Cordero Jr. Thomas J. Kelly Live Oak Plantation 5.5 F 1:04.00
1975 Turn To Turia Eddie Maple Reggie Cornell Calumet Farm 5.5 F 1:04.40
1974 High Steel Chuck Baltazar LeRoy Jolley William P. Minnotte 5.5 F 1:03.20
1973 Raise A Cup Chuck Baltazar Reggie Cornell Calumet Farm 5.5 F 1:03.00
1972 Linda's Chief Braulio Baeza Alfred Scotti Neil Hellman 5.5 F 1:05.20
1971 Rest Your Case Chuck Baltazar MacKenzie Miller Cragwood Stables 5 F 0:59.20
1970 Cool Moon Jorge Velásquez Casey Hayes Buckland Farm 5 F 0:58.80
1969 Insubordination Mike Miceli William J. Resseguet Jr. Gerald Robins 5 F 0:58.20
1968 Night Invader Eddie Belmonte Joseph H. Pierce Jr. Sheila Pierce 5 F 0:59.40
1967 Kaskaskia Braulio Baeza Del W. Carroll William S. Farish III 5 F 0:58.60
1966 Tumiga Ben Feliciano Lucien Laurin Frank Holbrook 5 F 0:59.00
1965 Timely Move Braulio Baeza Eugene Jacobs Herbert A. Allen Sr. 5 F 0:59.20
1964 Golden Joey Robert Ussery Buddy Jacobson Marion R. Frankel 5 F 0:57.60
1963 Dark King Larry Adams Harris B. Brown Mrs. Harris B. Massey 5 F 0:58.00
1962 Be Somebody John L. Rotz Thomas J. Kelly David P. Reynolds 5 F 0:59.40
1961 Su Ka Wa John L. Rotz Morris Lacy Walnut Hill Farms 5 F 0:58.40
1960 Hail To Reason Robert Ussery Hirsch Jacobs Patrice Jacobs 5 F 0:58.60
1959 Race not held
1958 Royal Anthem Eric Guerin Lucien Laurin Reginald N. Webster 5 F 0:59.60
1957 Bolero U John Choquette William R. Mitchell John L. McKnight 5 F 1:00.20
1956 Bold Ruler Ted Atkinson James E. Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable 5 F 0:59.80
1955 Smooth Stride Douglas Dodson Merritt A. Buxton Trio Stables 5 F 1:00.20
1954 Summer Tan Eric Guerin Sherril W. Ward Dorothy Firestone Galbreath 5 F 0:59.40
1953 Revolt Ben Green Frank Barnett Hal Price Headley 5 F 0:59.80
1952 Native Dancer Eric Guerin William C. Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 5 F 0:59.40
1951 Primate Eddie Arcaro James R. Hastie Starmount Stable 5 F 0:59.00
1950-1 Iswas * John Gilbert D. W. Kerns Brookfield Farms 5 F 1:00.80
1950-2 Battlefield Eddie Arcaro Winbert F. Mulholland George D. Widener Jr. 5 F 0:59.80
1949 Ferd Basil James Andy Schuttinger Mrs. Andy Schuttinger 5 F 0:57.80
1948 Eternal World Ted Atkinson Frank Catrone Allen T. Simmons 5 F 1:00.40
1947 Nearway Eric Guerin Tommy Heard Claude C. Tanner 5 F 0:59.80
1946 Eternal War Basil James Frank Catrone Allen T. Simmons 5 F 0:59.60
1945 Twenty-Six Ted Atkinson James W. Healy Vera S. Bragg 5 F 1:00.60
1944 Jeep Ted Atkinson Andy Schuttinger C. V. Whitney 5 F 0:59.80
1943 Lucky Draw Walter Mann Winbert F. Mulholland George D. Widener Jr. 5 F 1:00.60
1942 Red Sonnet Jack Breen Winbert F. Mulholland George D. Widener Jr. 5 F 0:59.40
1941 Requested Alfred Robertson J. H. "Blackie" McCoole Ben F. Whitaker 5 F 0:59.80
1940 Zacharias Basil James Patrick F. Dwyer Millsdale Stable 5 F 0:59.20
1939 Gannet Ronnie Nash Jack Howard Ben F. Whitaker 5 F 0:59.40
1938 El Chico Nick Wall Matthew P. Brady William Ziegler Jr. 5 F 1:00.00
1937 Inhale John Gilbert James W. Healy John Hay Whitney 5 F 0:59.00
1936 Court Scandal John Gilbert James W. Healy John Hay Whitney 5 F 1:01.60
1935 White Cockade George Ellis James E. Fitzsimmons Ogden Phipps 5 F 0:59.40
1934 Angelic Anthony Tipton Hirsch Jacobs Mrs. Damon Runyon 5 F 0:59.40
1933 Billy M Laverne Fator Ernest Sietas Samuel R. Rosoff 5 F 0:59.60
1932 Disdainful Alfred Robertson Fred Hopkins C. V. Whitney 5 F 1:00.00
1931 Universe Willie Kelsay Joseph Bauer Thomas M. Cassidy 5 F 0:59.60
1930 Vander Pool Willie Kelsay D. R. "Puddin" McDaniel Mrs. Agnes Allen 5 F 1:01.80
1929 Sarazen Willie Garner Max Hirsch Virginia Fair Vanderbilt 5 F 0:59.60
1928 Kopeck Frank Moon A. Jack Joyner George D. Widener Jr. 5 F 1:01.00
1927 Ariel Laverne Fator Sam Hildreth Rancocas Stable 5 F 0:59.00
1926 Thrace George Ellis Clyde Phillips Greentree Stable 5 F 1:00.40
1925 Chance Play Clarence Kummer Louis Feustel Log Cabin Stable 5.5 F 1:05.20
1924 Elf James H. Burke James G. Rowe Sr. Harry Payne Whitney 5.5 F 1:05.60
1923 Tester Mark Fator Sam Hildreth Rancocas Stable 5.5 F 1:06.00
1922 Bud Lerner Earl Sande Frank M. Taylor John E. Madden 5.5 F 1:06.20
1921 Lord Baltimore Ted Rice William M. Garth Joshua S. Cosden 5.5 F 1:07.20
1920 Tryster Eddie Ambrose James G. Rowe Sr. Harry Payne Whitney 5.5 F 1:07.20
1919 Man O' War Johnny Loftus Louis Feustel Glen Riddle Farm 5.5 F 1:06.60
1918 Lord Brighton Lawrence Lyke George M. Odom Brighton Stable 5.5 F 1:06.20
1917 Lucullite James Butwell Sam Hildreth August Belmont Jr. 5.5 F 1:06.80
1916 Tumbler Thomas McTaggart James G. Rowe Sr. Harry Payne Whitney 5.5 F 1:07.60
1915 Paddy Whack George Byrne Richard C. Benson James Butler 5.5 F 1:07.00
1914 Race not held
1913 Gainer John Wilson H. I. Marshall James L. Holland 6 F 1:13.60
1904 – 1912 Race not held
1903 Hazelwood John Bullman William L. Oliver William L. Oliver 6 F 1:14.00

* 1930 - Equipose won by was disqualified for twice impeding runner-up Vander Pool.[7]
* 1950 - 1st division - Bank Account finished first but was disqualified to last.[8] [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Daily Racing Form April 11, 2011 Retrieved September 30, 2018
  2. ^ New York Times July 28, 1903 statistics for the first running of the Youthful Stakes at Jamaica Race Course Retrieved September 30, 2018
  3. ^ Washington Post August 1, 1913 page 9 article on Gainer's win in the Youthful Stakes Retrieved September 30, 2018
  4. ^ Man O' War statistics at Avalyn Hunter's American Classic Pedigrees Retrieved September 30, 2018
  5. ^ National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame profile for Native Dancer Retrieved September 30, 2018
  6. ^ ESPN July 31, 2003 "Affirmed the last to wear the Crown" Retrieved September 30, 2018
  7. ^ Daily Racing Form May 12, 1930 article titled "Equipoise Finishes First But Is Disqualified" Retrieved September 30, 2018
  8. ^ Daily Racing Form May 6, 1950 article titled "Disqualify Bank Account in Division of Youthful" Retrieved September 30, 2018
  9. ^ "Jamaica - Official Racing Charts". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1950-05-06. Retrieved 2021-11-24.