Gazelle Stakes

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Gazelle Stakes
Grade II race
Location Aqueduct Racetrack
Ozone Park, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1887
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Gazelle Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $300,000

The Gazelle Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race raced annually at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, New York. Open to three-year-old fillies, it is a Grade II event run over a distance of one and one-eighth miles on dirt. The race is sometimes a stepping stone to the Breeders' Cup Distaff.

Inaugurated in 1887, the first New York-bred winner of an Eclipse Award, Saratoga Dew, won this race in 1992. That year she was American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly.

The Gazelle was run at Gravesend Race Track from 1887 to 1916, at Belmont Park from 1969 through 2008, and at Aqueduct Racetrack from 1917 to 1955, in 1960, from 1962 to 1968, and since 2009. It was not run from 1911 to 1916, nor from 1933 to 1935. Originally set at a mile and sixteenth from 1900 to 1958, it was set at one mile in 1959 and 1960. From 1917 through 1920, it was open to fillies three-years-old and up.

The Gazelle Stakes was run in two divisions in 1959 and 1960.

Records[edit]

Time record: (at current distance of 1⅛ miles)

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2014 My Miss Sophia Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher Mathis Stable 1:50.48
2013 Close Hatches Joel Rosario William Mott Juddmonte Farms 1:50.53
2012 Dance Card Ramon Dominguez Kiaran McLaughlin Godolphin Racing 1:50.39
2011 Awesome Feather Jeffrey Sanchez Chad C. Brown Stronach Stables 1:50.01
2010 No Such Word Terry J. Thompson Cindy Jones Brereton C. Jones 1:51.05
2009 Flashing Richard Migliore Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 1:50.94
2008 Music Note Javier Castellano Saeed bin Suroor Gainsborough Farm 1:50 2/5
2007 Lear's Princess Eibar Coa Kiaran McLaughlin West Point Thoroughbreds 1:47.86
2006 Pine Island Javier Castellano C. R. McGaughey III Phipps Stable 1:48.93
2005 In The Gold Gary L. Stevens Nick Zito Live Oak Plantation 1:49.75
2004 Stellar Jayne Robby Albarado D. Wayne Lukas Spendthrift Farm et al. 1:48.25
2003 Buy the Sport Pat Day Brian J. Meehan Georgica Stable 1:48.57
2002 Imperial Gesture Jose A. Santos Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 1:47.12
2001 Exogenous Javier Castellano Scotty Schulhofer Centaur Farms 1:47.68
2000 Critical Eye Mike E. Smith Scott Schwartz H. & C. Schwartz 1:48.54
1999 Silverbulletday Jerry D. Bailey Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 1:47.71
1998 Tap to Music Pat Day Joseph Orseno Stronach Stable 1:49.72
1997 Royal Indy Pat Day H. Allen Jerkens Georgia Hofmann 1:49.11
1996 My Flag Jerry D. Bailey C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1:48.08
1995 Serena's Song Gary L. Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Bob & Beverly Lewis 1:47.29
1994 Heavenly Prize Mike E. Smith C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1:47.20
1993 Dispute Jerry D. Bailey C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Mills Phipps 1:47.00
1992 Saratoga Dew Herb McCauley Gary Sciacca Charles F. Engel 1:47.63
1991 Versailles Treaty Angel Cordero, Jr. C. R. McGaughey III Cynthia Phipps 1:47.00
1990 Highland Talk Jean-Luc Samyn Philip G. Johnson Cobble View Stable 1:50.00
1989 Tactile Richard Migliore Richard W. Small Robert E. Myerhoff 1:48.00
1988 Classic Crown Randy Romero D. Wayne Lukas Star Crown Stable 1:49.00
1987 Single Blade Chris Antley Robert Reinacher Greentree Stable 1:48.00
1986 Classy Cathy Earlie Fires C. R. McGaughey III Edward A. Cox, Jr. 1:48.00
1985 Kamikaze Rick Angel Cordero, Jr. John Parisella Theodore M. Sabarese 1:48.00
1984 Miss Oceana Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Newstead Farm 1:47.00
1983 High Schemes Jean-Luc Samyn Philip G. Johnson J. O. Morrisey, Jr. 1:48.00
1982 Broom Dance Gregg McCarron James W. Maloney Christiana Stables 1:47.00
1981 Discorama Ruben Hernandez James W. Maloney Christiana Stables 1:48.00
1980 Love Sign Ruben Hernandez Sidney Watters, Jr. Stephen C. Clark, Jr. 1:49.20
1979 Himalayan Eddie Maple George M. Baker Louis Lee Haggin II 1:48.40
1978 Tempest Queen Jorge Velasquez Thomas L. Rondinello Darby Dan Farm 1:49.80
1977 Pearl Necklace Steve Cauthen Roger Laurin Reginald N. Webster 1:48.00
1976 Revidere Angel Cordero, Jr. David A. Whiteley William Haggin Perry 1:47.80
1975 Land Girl Jacinto Vasquez John A. Nerud Tartan Stable 1:49.40
1974 Maud Muller Angel Cordero, Jr. Thomas L. Rondinello Darby Dan Farm 1:46.80
1973 Desert Vixen Jorge Velasquez Thomas F. Root, Sr. Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. 1:47.40
1972 Susan's Girl Laffit Pincay, Jr. John W. Russell Fred W. Hooper 1:48.00
1971 Forward Gal Michael Hole Warren A. Croll, Jr. Aisco Stable 1:48.60
1970 Missile Belle Pete D. Anderson Woody Stephens John A. Morris 1:50.80
1969 Gallant Bloom John L. Rotz Max Hirsch King Ranch 1:49.00
1968 Another Nell Craig Perret Paul L. Kelley Bruce A. Norris 1:50.80
1967 Sweet Folly Heliodoro Gustines John M. Gaver, Sr. Greentree Stable 1:50.20
1966 Prides Profile Manuel Ycaza J. Elliott Burch Rokeby Stable 1:52.40
1965 What a Treat John L. Rotz Sylvester E. Veitch George D. Widener, Jr. 1:51.40
1964 Face The Facts Larry Adams James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 1:51.60
1963 Lamb Chop Braulio Baeza James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 1:50.00
1962 Bramalea Braulio Baeza James P. Conway Darby Dan Farm 1:50.00
1961 Shimmy Dancer Manuel Ycaza not found Anne Minor Stone 1:49.00
1960 Berlo Eric Guerin Richard E. Handlen Foxcatcher Farm 1:35.80
1960 Sarcastic Henry Moreno James E. Fitzsimmons Ogden Phipps 1:35.40
1959 Sunset Glow Bill Shoemaker not found Sidney M. Barton 1:36.80
1959 Cee Zee Henry Moreno not found Rockburn Farm 1:36.00
1958 Idun Bill Hartack Sherrill W. Ward Mrs. Charles U. Bay 1:43.20
1957 Bayou Eddie Arcaro Moody Jolley Claiborne Farm 1:43.20
1956 Scampering Angel Valenzuela Victor J. Nickerson Victor J. Nickerson 1:43.80
1955 Manotick Angel Valenzuela Casey Hayes Christopher T. Chenery 1:45.60
1954 On Your Own William Boland Max Hirsch King Ranch 1:46.60
1953 Grecian Queen Eric Guerin James P. Conway Mrs. Ben F. Whitaker 1:45.80
1952 Hushaby Baby Raymond York Moody Jolley Cain Hoy Stable 1:45.60
1951 Kiss Me Kate Warren Mehrtens Oscar White Walter M. Jeffords 1:46.00
1950 Next Move Eric Guerin William C. Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 1:43.00
1949 Nell K. Douglas Dodson John B. Partridge Spring Hill Farm 1:47.80
1948 Sweet Dream Robert Permane Don Cameron Havahome Stable 1:45.20
1947 Cosmic Missile Harry Pratt Bert B. Williams Circle M Farm 1:46.00
1946 Bridal Flower Abelardo DeLara James W. Smith Edward R. Bradley 1:46.40
1945 Ace Card Eddie Arcaro Oscar White Sarah F. Jeffords 1:45.60
1944 Whirlabout Johnny Longden George M. Odom Louis B. Mayer 1:43.60
1943 Anthemion John Gilbert not found Christopher T. Chenery 1:48.20
1942 Vagrancy James Stout James E. Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 1:45.00
1941 Tangled Eddie Arcaro John M. Gaver, Sr. Greentree Stable 1:45.80
1940 Fairy Chant Basil James Richard E. Handlen Foxcatcher Farm 1:46.00
1939 Red Eye Basil James J. P. "Sammy" Smith Falaise Farm 1:43.20
1938 Invoke James Stout Andy Schuttinger Joseph M. Roebling 1:45.40
1937 Regal Lily James Stout Oscar White Walter M. Jeffords 1:44.00
1936 Gold Seeker Wayne D. Wright Richard E. Handlen Foxcatcher Farm 1:44.60
1932 Playfole Ira Hanford Selby L. Burch Selby L. Burch 1:45.40
1931 Avenger Raymond Workman T. J. Healey C. V. Whitney 1:46.00
1930 Erin James Burke James E. Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable 1:46.00
1929 March Hare James Burke James E. Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable 1:47.60
1928 Bateau Linus McAtee Scott P. Harlan Walter M. Jeffords 1:45.20
1927 Flambino Danny McAuliffe James E. Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 1:45.00
1926 Corvette Laverne Fator George H. Conway Glen Riddle Farm 1:44.80
1925 Nedana Laverne Fator Sam Hildreth Rancocas Stable 1:44.80
1924 Priscilla Ruley John Maiben James E. Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 1:44.40
1923 Untidy Earl Sande Scott P. Harlan Greentree Stable 1:45.80
1922 Lady Baltimore Chick Lang William Garth Joshua S. Cosden 1:45.80
1921 Banksia B. Kennedy James N. Evans Gifford A. Cochran 1:47.60
1920 Pen Rose (4) Laverne Fator O. J. Decker Triple Springs Farm 1:46.00
1919 Milkmaid (3) Andy Schuttinger H. Guy Bedwell J. K. L. Ross 1:45.00
1918 Fairy Wand (4) Charles Fairbrother James N. Evans Gifford A. Cochran 1:45.00
1917 Regret (5) Johnny Loftus James G. Rowe, Sr. Harry Payne Whitney 1:45.40
1910 Ocean Bound Carroll Shilling French Brooks Woodford Clay 1:52.00
1909 Maskette Richard Scoville James G. Rowe, Sr. James R. Keene 1:48.00
1908 Stamina Eddie Dugan John W. Rogers Harry Payne Whitney 1:48.00
1907 Court Dress Jack Martin James G. Rowe, Sr. James R. Keene 1:47.20
1906 Flip Flap Walter Miller A. J. Goldsborough Jack A. Bennet 1:48.00
1905 Tradition Willie Davis A. Jack Joyner Sydney Paget 1:51.40
1904 Beldame Frank O'Neill Fred Burlew Newton Bennington 1:52.60
1903 Stolen Moments Willie Gannon James G. Rowe, Sr. Foxhall P. Keene 1:49.60
1902 Blue Girl Thomas Burns John W. Rogers William C. Whitney 1:49.60
1901 Trigger George M. Odom Charles F. Hill Clarence H. Mackay 1:48.20
1900 Indian Fairy Winfield O'Connor Julius Bauer Arthur Featherstone 1:50.00
1899 The Rose Danny Maher Matthew M. Allen William H. Clark 1:57.50
1898 Geisha Tod Sloan not found Arthur White 1:56.75
1897 Casseopia Fred Littlefield R. Wyndham Walden Alfred & David Morris 1:59.25
1896 Intermission Fred Taral not found J. F. McDonald 1:58.50
1895 The Butterflies Henry Griffin John J. Hyland John Daly 1:59.50
1894 Nahma Fred Littlefield R. Wyndham Walden John, Alfred & David Morris 2:03.00
1893 Naptha Willie Simms William J. Speirs William J. Speirs 1:59.50
1892 Yorkville Belle Isaac Murphy Matthew M. Allen Frank A. Ehret 2:04.00
1891 Ambulance Fred Littlefield R. Wyndham Walden John & Alfred Morris 1:59.75
1890 Amazon Anthony Hamilton James G. Rowe, Sr. August Belmont 1:58.50
1889 Gypsy Queen William J. Fitzpatrick James Dumas Excelsior Stable 2:00.50
1888 Winona Willie Martin Robert W. Thomas Santa Anita Stable 2:03.00
1887 Firenze Anthony Hamilton Matthew Byrnes James Ben Ali Haggin 1:56.50