Alabama Stakes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Alabama Stakes
Grade I race
Location Saratoga Race Course
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1872
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Saratoga Race Course
Race information
Distance 1¼ miles (10 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight 121 lbs. (54.9 kg)
Purse $600,000

The Alabama Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race open to three-year-old fillies. Inaugurated in 1872, the Grade I race is run over a distance of one and one-quarter miles on the dirt track at Saratoga Race Course. Held in mid August, it currently offers a purse of $500,000. In 2010 it became the third leg of the American Triple Tiara of Thoroughbred Racing, after the Acorn Stakes and Coaching Club American Oaks.

The Alabama Stakes is named in honor of William Cottrell of Mobile, Alabama. "Alabama" was the name settled on because Cottrell was too modest to have a race named for him personally.

The race was not run from 1893 to 1896 and 1898 to 1900. Due to the New York State ban on parimutuel betting there was no racing in the state in 1911 and 1912. During World War II, from 1943 through 1945 the Alabama Stakes was run at Belmont Park.

The race has been contested at various distances:

  • 1 mile and 1 furlong - 1872-1901, 1904, 1906-1916
  • 1 1/16 miles - 1901, 1902, and on the turf in 1903
  • 1 5/16 miles - 1905
  • 1¼ miles - 1917 to present

Records[edit]

Speed record at current distance:

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Alabama Stakes since 1969[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Distance
(Miles)
Time Grade
2014 Stopchargingmaria 3 John R. Velazquez Todd Pletcher Repole Stable 1-1/4 2:05.14 I
2013 Princess of Sylmar 3 Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher King of Prussia Stable 1-1/4 2:03.21 I
2012 Questing 3 Irad Ortiz Jr. Kiaran McLaughlin Godolphin Racing LLC 1-1/4 2:01.29 I
2011 Royal Delta 3 Jose Lezcano William I. Mott Palides Investments 1-1/4 2:03.13 I
2010 Blind Luck 3 Joel Rosario Jerry Hollendorfer Hollendorfer/Dedomenico/
Carver/Abruzzo
1-1/4 2:03.89 I
2009 Careless Jewel 3 Robert Landry Josie Carroll Donver Stable 1-1/4 2:03.24 I
2008 Proud Spell 3 Gabriel Saez Larry Jones Brereton Jones 1-1/4 2:04.08 I
2007 Lady Joanne 3 Calvin Borel Carl Nafzger Bentley Smith 1-1/4 2:03.62 I
2006 Pine Island 3 Javier Castellano C. R. McGaughey III Phipps Stable 1-1/4 2:02.87 I
2005 Sweet Symphony 3 Jerry D. Bailey William I. Mott Kinsman Stable 1-1/4 2:04.45 I
2004 Society Selection 3 Cornelio Velasquez H. Allen Jerkens Marjorie & Irving Cowan 1-1/4 2:02.60 I
2003 Island Fashion 3 John R. Velazquez Barclay Tagg Jeffrey L. Nielsen 1-1/4 2:05.00 I
2002 Farda Amiga 3 Pat Day Paulo Lobo Escolastica Stable et al. 1-1/4 2:04.60 I
2001 Flute 3 Jerry D. Bailey Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farm 1-1/4 2:01.80 I
2000 Jostle 3 Mike E. Smith John C. Servis Fox Hill Farms Inc. 1-1/4 2:04.60 I
1999 Silverbulletday 3 Jerry D. Bailey Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 1-1/4 2:02.60 I
1998 Banshee Breeze 3 Jerry D. Bailey Carl Nafzger James B. Tafel 1-1/4 2:03.40 I
1997 Runup The Colors 3 Jerry D. Bailey Neil J. Howard William S. Farish III 1-1/4 2:02.20 I
1996 Yanks Music 3 John R. Velazquez Leo O'Brien M. Fennessy/A. Cooper 1-1/4 2:03.00 I
1995 Pretty Discreet 3 Mike E. Smith William Terrill E. Paul Robsham 1-1/4 2:02.00 I
1994 Heavenly Prize 3 Mike E. Smith C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1-1/4 2:03.20 I
1993 Sky Beauty 3 Mike E. Smith H. Allen Jerkens Georgia E. Hofmann 1-1/4 2:03.40 I
1992 November Snow 3 Chris Antley H. Allen Jerkens Earle I. Mack 1-1/4 2:02.60 I
1991 Versailles Treaty 3 Angel Cordero, Jr. C. R. McGaughey III Cynthia Phipps 1-1/4 2:02.40 I
1990 Go For Wand 3 Randy Romero William Badget, Jr. Christiana Stable 1-1/4 2:00.80 I
1989 Open Mind 3 Angel Cordero, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1-1/4 2:04.20 I
1988 Maplejinsky 3 Angel Cordero, Jr. Philip G. Johnson Susan Kaskel 1-1/4 2:01.80 I
1987 Up The Apalachee 3 Jorge Velasquez George Arcenaux J. Minos Simon 1-1/4 2:04.00 I
1986 Classy Cathy 3 Earlie Fires C. R. McGaughey III Edward A. Cox, Jr. 1-1/4 2:04.20 I
1985 Mom's Command 3 Abigail Fuller Edward T. Allard Peter Fuller 1-1/4 2:03.20 I
1984 Life's Magic 3 Jorge Velasquez D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1-1/4 2:02.60 I
1983 Spit Curl 3 Jean Cruguet Leroy Jolley Peter M. Brant 1-1/4 2:02.40 I
1982 Broom Dance 3 Gregg McCarron James W. Maloney Christiana Stable 1-1/4 2:02.20 I
1981 Prismatical 3 Eddie Maple Luis Barrera Happy Valley Farm 1-1/4 2:02.40 I
1980 Love Sign 3 Ruben Hernandez Sidney Watters, Jr. Stephen C. Clark, Jr. 1-1/4 2:01.00 I
1979 It's In The Air 3 Jeffrey Fell Lazaro S. Barrera Harbor View Farm 1-1/4 2:01.40 I
1978 White Star Line 3 Michael Venezia Woody Stephens Newstead Farm 1-1/4 2:04.00 I
1977 Our Mims 3 Jorge Velasquez John M. Veitch Calumet Farm 1-1/4 2:03.00 I
1976 Optimistic Gal 3 Eddie Maple Leroy Jolley Diana M. Firestone 1-1/4 2:01.60 I
1975 Spout 3 Jean Cruguet Victor J. Nickerson Elmendorf Farm 1-1/4 2:04.00 I
1974 Quaze Quilt 3 Heliodoro Gustines Charles R. Parke Fred W. Hooper 1-1/4 2:02.60 I
1973 Desert Vixen 3 Jorge Velasquez Thomas F. Root, Sr. Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. 1-1/4 2:04.20 I
1972 Summer Guest 3 Jorge Velasquez J. Elliott Burch Rokeby Stable 1-1/4 2:03.40
1971 Lauries Dancer 3 Ron Turcotte James C. Bentley Helen G. Stollery 1-1/4 2:03.00
1970 Fanfreluche 3 Sandy Hawley Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Levesque 1-1/4 2:03.80
1969 Shuvee 3 Jesse Davidson Willard C. Freeman Anne Minor Stone 1-1/4 2:06.40

Earlier winners of the Alabama Stakes[edit]

  • 1968 - Gay Matelda +
  • 1967 - Gamely
  • 1966 - Natashka +
  • 1965 - What A Treat
  • 1964 - Miss Cavandish
  • 1963 - Tona
  • 1962 - Firm Policy
  • 1961 - Primonetta
  • 1960 - Make Sail
  • 1959 - High Bid
  • 1958 - Tempted
  • 1957 - Here and There
  • 1956 - Tournure
  • 1955 - Rico Reto
  • 1954 - Parlo
  • 1953 - Sabette
  • 1952 - Lily White
  • 1951 - Kiss Me Kate
  • 1950 - Busanda
  • 1949 - Adile
  • 1948 - Compliance
  • 1947 - But Why Not
  • 1946 - Hypnotic
  • 1945 - Sicily
  • 1944 - Vienna
  • 1943 - Stefanita
  • 1942 - Vagrancy +
  • 1941 - War Wizard
  • 1940 - Salaminia
  • 1939 - War Plumage
  • 1938 - Handcuff
  • 1937 - Regal Lily
  • 1936 - Floradora
  • 1935 - Alberta
  • 1934 - Hindu Queen
  • 1933 - Barn Swallow
  • 1932 - Top Flight
  • 1931 - Risque
  • 1930 - Escutcheon
  • 1929 - Aquastella
  • 1928 - Nixie
  • 1927 - Nimba
  • 1926 - Rapture
  • 1925 - Maid at Arms
  • 1924 - Priscilla Ruley
  • 1923 - Untidy
  • 1922 - Nedna
  • 1921 - Prudery
  • 1920 - Cleopatra
  • 1919 - Vexatious
  • 1918 - Eyelid
  • 1917 - Sunbonnet
  • 1916 - Malachite
  • 1915 - Waterblossom
  • 1914 - Addie M.
  • 1913 - Flying Fairy
  • 1912 - no race
  • 1911 - no race
  • 1910 - Ocean Bound
  • 1909 - Maskette
  • 1908 - Mayfield +
  • 1907 - Kennyetto
  • 1906 - Running Water
  • 1905 - Tradition
  • 1904 - Beldame
  • 1903 - Stamping Ground
  • 1902 - Par Excellence
  • 1901 - Morningside
  • 1888-1900 - no races
  • 1897 - Poetess
  • 1893-1896 - no races
  • 1892 - Ignite
  • 1891 - Sallie McClelland
  • 1890 - Sinaloa II
  • 1889 - Princess Bowling
  • 1888 - Bella B.
  • 1887 - Grisette
  • 1886 - Millie
  • 1885 - Ida Hope
  • 1884 - Tolu
  • 1883 - Miss Woodford
  • 1882 - Belle of Runnymede
  • 1881 - Thora
  • 1880 - Glidelia
  • 1879 - Ferida
  • 1878 - Belle
  • 1877 - Susquehanna
  • 1876 - Merciless
  • 1875 - Olitipa
  • 1874 - Regardless
  • 1873 - Minnie
  • 1872 - Woodbine


+ In 1968 Heartland finished first but was disqualified and placed second.
+ In 1966 Lady Pitt finished first but was disqualified and placed second.
+ In 1942 Bonnet Ann finished first but was disqualified and placed last.
+ In 1908 Stamina finished first but was disqualified and placed last.

External links[edit]