Diana Stakes

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Diana Stakes
Grade I race
Location Saratoga Race Course
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1939
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Saratoga Race Course at the NYRA
Race information
Distance 1 18 miles (9 furlongs)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares 3-years-old & Up
Weight Handicap
Purse $500,000

The Diana Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race. Named for the mythological goddess Diana, the race is run each year at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. Inaugurated in 1939, it is open to fillies and mares age three and up willing to race the one and one-eighth miles on the turf. The race is a Grade I with a current purse of $500,000.

Formerly the Diana Handicap, it is part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series that gives the winner of the Diana Stakes an automatica berth in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.[1]

From inception in 1939 to 1973, the race was run at a distance of a mile and a furlong on the Saratoga Race Course's dirt track prior. Because of large fields, it was split into two divisions in 1973, 1982, and 1983. During World War II, from 1943, through 1945 the race was run at Belmont Park in 1943, 1944, and 1945.

Records[edit]

Speed: (at current 1 18 miles on grass)

  • 1:45 2/5 - Waya (1978) (equalled world record)

Wins:

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Diana Handicap since 1939[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Distance
(Miles)
Time
Grade
2014 Somali Lemonade 5 Luis Saez Michael R. Matz Caroline A. Forgason 1-1/8 1:48.51 I
2013 Laughing (IRE) 5 Jose Lezcano Alan E. Goldberg Richard Santulli 1-1/8 1:47.24 I
2012 Winter Memories 4 Javier Castellano James J. Toner Phillips Racing 1-1/8 1:48.50 I
2011 Zagora 4 Javier Castellano Chad Brown Martin S. Schwartz 1-1/8 1:49.19 I
2010 Proviso 5 Mike E. Smith William I. Mott Juddmonte Farms 1-1/8 1:47.04 I
2009 Forever Together 5 Julien Leparoux Jonathan Sheppard Augustin Stable 1-1/8 1:48.21 I
2008 Forever Together 4 Julien Leparoux Jonathan Sheppard Augustin Stable 1-1/8 1:46.52 I
2007 My Typhoon 5 Eddie Castro William I. Mott Live Oak Plantation 1-1/8 1:46:47 I
2006 Angara 5 Fernando Jara William I. Mott Sangster Family Stable 1-1/8 1:49.20 I
2005 Sand Springs 5 John Velazquez William I. Mott Sangster Family Stable 1-1/8 1:46.91 I
2004 Wonder Again 5 Edgar Prado James J. Toner Phillips Racing Partners 1-1/8 1:48.99 I
2003 Voodoo Dancer 5 Corey Nakatani Christophe Clement Green Hills Farm 1-1/8 1:47.98 I
2002 Tates Creek 4 Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1-1/8 1:48.00 II
2001 Starine 4 John Velazquez Robert J. Frankel Robert J. Frankel 1-1/8 1:46.17 II
2000 Perfect Sting 4 Jerry Bailey Joseph Orseno Stronach Stable 1-1/8 1:47.01 II
1999 Heritage Of Gold 4 Shane Sellers Thomas Amoss Jack Garey 1-1/8 1:45.93 II
1998 Memories of Silver 5 Jerry Bailey James J. Toner Joan Phillips 1-1/8 1:46.14 II
1997 Rumpipumpy 4 Jose Santos Christophe Clement Gaye MacRae 1-1/8 1:48.59 II
1996 Electric Society 5 Mike E. Smith John C. Kimmel Gary A. Tanaka 1-1/8 1:46.56 II
1995 Perfect Arc 3 John Velazquez Angel Penna, Jr. Brazil Stables 1-1/8 1:46.85 II
1994 Via Borghese 5 Jose Santos Angel Penna, Jr. Malcolm E. Parrish 1-1/8 1:52.01 II
1993 Ratings 5 Julie Krone Jonathan Sheppard Augustin Stable 1-1/8 1:49.80 II
1992 Plenty of Grace 5 Herb McCauley John M. Veitch Darby Dan Farm 1-1/8 1:46.66 II
1991 Christiecat 4 Jean-Luc Samyn Patrick J. Kelly Fox Ridge Farm 1-1/8 1:47.66 II
1990 Foresta 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. Thomas Bohannan Loblolly Stable 1-1/8 1:48.40 II
1989 Glowing Honor 4 Jerry Bailey MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stable 1-1/8 1:50.20 II
1988 Glowing Honor 3 Pat Day MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stable 1-1/8 1:49.40 II
1987 Bailrullah 5 Jean Cruguet William W. Wright Laura Leigh Stable 1-1/8 1:46.20 II
1986 Duty Dance 4 Jean Cruguet C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Mills Phipps 1-1/8 1:49.80 II
1985 Lake Country 4 Jeffrey Fell Donnie Walker D.F. Prowse and D.A. McIntosh 1-1/8 1:48.40 II
1984 Wild Applause 3 Walter Guerra MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stable 1-1/8 1:48.20 II
1983 Hush Dear 5 Jacinto Vasquez J. Elliott Burch C. V. Whitney 1-1/8 1:48.40 II
1983 Geraldine's Store 4 Jean-Luc Samyn Philip G. Johnson Thomas P. Whitney 1-1/8 1:47.20 II
1982 Hush Dear 4 Eric Beitia J. Elliott Burch C. V. Whitney 1-1/8 1:47.40 II
1982 If Winter Comes 4 Eric Beitia Mary Cotter E. W. Clucas Jr. 1-1/8 1:47.40 II
1981 De La Rose 3 Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Henryk de Kwiatkowski 1-1/8 1:50.60 II
1980 Just A Game 4 Don Brumfield David A. Whiteley P. Brant & J. Allen 1-1/8 1:49.00 II
1979 Pearl Necklace 5 Jeffrey Fell Roger Laurin Reginald N. Webster 1-1/8 1:48.80 II
1978 Waya 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. Angel Penna, Sr. Daniel Wildenstein 1-1/8 1:45.40 II
1977 Javamine 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. MacKenzie Miller Cragwood Stables 1-1/8 1:48.40 II
1976 Glowing Tribute 3 Ron Turcotte J. Elliott Burch Rokeby Stable 1-1/8 1:47.60 II
1975 Heloise 4 Michael Venezia John A. Nerud Tartan Stable 1-1/8 1:47.40 II
1974 Fairway Flyer 5 Eddie Belmonte H. Allen Jerkens William Floyd 1-1/8 1:47.20 II
1973 Lightning Lucy 3 Jorge Velasquez John Rigione Vee-Nine Stable 1-1/8 1:46.60 II
1973 Cathy Baby 4 Eddie Belmonte William Corbellini Mereworth Farm 1-1/8 1:46.80 II
1972 Blessing Angelica 4 Eddie Belmonte H. Allen Jerkens Hobeau Farm 1-1/8 1:49.80
1971 Shuvee 5 Ron Turcotte Willard C. Freeman Anne Minor Stone 1-1/8 1:50.60
1970 Shuvee 4 Ron Turcotte Willard C. Freeman Anne Minor Stone 1-1/8 1:49.60
1969 Gamely 5 Eddie Belmonte James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 1-1/8 1:49.60
1968 Green Glade * 4 Kenneth Knapp J. Elliott Burch Rokeby Stable 1-1/8 1:49.60
1967 Prides Profile 4 Manuel Ycaza J. Elliott Burch Rokeby Stable 1-1/8 1:49.60
1966 Open Fire 5 Frank Lovato Virgil W. Raines Brandywine Stable 1-1/8 1:48.80
1965 Steeple Jill 4 John Ruane Virgil W. Raines George D. Widener, Jr. 1-1/8 1:49.60
1964 Prodana Neviesta 4 Heliodoro Gustines Bert Mulholland Mrs. Laudy Lawrence 1-1/8 1:50.60
1963 Frimanaha 6 Johnny Sellers Edward A. Neloy Warner L. Jones, Jr. 1-1/8 1:50.00
1962 Waltz Song 4 Sheridan Mellon Thomas F. White Thomas F. White 1-1/8 1:49.20
1961 Craftiness 6 Bobby Ussery Jim McGee Frank J. Viggiani 1-1/8 1:49.60
1960 Tempted 5 Eldon Nelson Henry S. Clark Mooring Stable 1-1/8 1:51.40
1959 Tempted 4 Eldon Nelson Henry S. Clark Mooring Stable 1-1/8 1:50.40
1958 Searching 6 Bill Hartack Hirsch Jacobs Ethel D. Jacobs 1-1/8 1:52.20
1957 Pardala 4 Hedley Woodhouse Hugh L. Fontaine D and H Stable 1-1/8 1:53.00
1956 Searching 4 Conn McCreary Hirsch Jacobs Ethel D. Jacobs 1-1/8 1:52.00
1955 Misty Morn 3 Ted Atkinson Jim Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable 1-1/8 1:51.20
1954 Lavender Hill 5 Conn McCreary Thomas W. Kelley Mrs. Charles Silver 1-1/8 1:52.60
1953 Sabette 3 Jesse Higley Jim Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 1-1/8 1:52.60
1952 Busanda 3 Ted Atkinson James Fitzsimmons Ogden Phipps 1-1/8 1:53.40
1951 Vulcania 3 Robert Bernhardt Jim Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 1-1/8 1:52.60
1950 Ouija 3 William Boland Preston M. Burch Brookmeade Stable 1-1/8 1:51.60
1949 Spats 4 Ted Atkinson Not found Mrs. Tilyou Christopher 1-1/8 1:52.40
1948 Carolyn A. 4 Eddie Arcaro James P. Conway Mrs. Ben F. Whitaker 1-1/8 1:50.80
1947 Miss Grillo 5 Conn McCreary Horatio Luro Mill River Stable 1-1/8 1:50.40
1946 Miss Grillo 4 Conn McCreary Horatio Luro Mill River Stable 1-1/8 1:50.20
1945 Surosa 3 Albert Snider Richard E. Handlen Foxcatcher Farm 1-1/8 1:50.80
1944 Whirlabout 3 Herb Lindberg Graceton Philpot Louis B. Mayer 1-1/8 1:50.20
1943 Bonnet Ann 4 Leon Haas Hugh L. Fontaine Brookmeade Stable 1-1/8 1:50.00
1942 Pomayya 4 Alfred Robertson Hugh L. Fontaine Brookmeade Stable 1-1/8 1:53.00
1941 Rosetown 4 Johnny Longden Bert Mulholland George D. Widener, Jr. 1-1/8 1:53.40
1940 Piquet 3 Eddie Arcaro John M. Gaver, Sr. Greentree Stable 1-1/8 1:52.00
1939 War Regalia 3 Don Meade Preston M. Burch Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords 1-1/8 1:52.20
* 1968 - Gamely won the race but was disqualified.

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