Selima Stakes

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Selima Stakes
Listed Stakes race
Location Laurel Park Racecourse,
Laurel, Maryland, Maryland
United StatesUnited States
Inaugurated 1926
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.laurelpark.com
Race information
Distance 5.5 furlongs
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Two-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

The Selima Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Laurel Park Racecourse in Laurel, Maryland. Raced in late November, it is open to two-year-old fillies and is raced on turf.

History[edit]

Inaugurated in 1926, it is named for Selima, who was imported to Maryland in 1750 and became a foundation mare by Benjamin Tasker, Jr. at the Belair Stud Farm in Prince George County.[1][2] Selima was the daughter of the Godolphin Arabian, she was considered "queen of the turf," she also gained fame as one of the country's greatest broodmares in American history. Referring to the 1959 Selima Stakes, in his book Legacies of the Turf, author Edward L. Bowen says that it was "then one of the most important autumn races for juvenile fillies."

Modern times[edit]

The race was run as a grade one race from 1973 through 1988. It was a grade two race in 1989 and a grade three race from 1990 through 1999. Since 2002 it has been contested over a distance of 1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs). The race was cancelled in 2008 for economic reasons.[3] It was announced by Laurel Park that the famed race would be restored in 2011 and run on October 15 at 6 furlongs.

Records[edit]

Speed record:

  • 1 18 miles - 1:52.16 - Jostle (1999)
  • 1 116 miles - 1:41.87 - J'Ray (2005)
  • 1 mile - 1:38.00 - Nellie Flag (1934)
  • 7 12 furlongs - 1:30.20 - Stormy Blues (1994)

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners of the Selima Stakes since 1938[edit]

Yr
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
Time
Purse
Gr
2013 Aibhilin 2 Edwin Rivera Cal Lynch David & Margaret Wimer 5.5 fur. 1:02.25 $100,000
2012 Mystic Love 2 Elvis Trajillo Francis Campitelli John Davison 5.5 fur. 1:02.23 $150,000
2011 Softly Lit 2 Sarah Rook Dane Kobiskie PTK, LLC 6 fur. 1:14.83 $75,000
2010 No Race - No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00 no race
2009 No Race - No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00 no race
2008 No Race - No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00 no race
2007 Bsharpsonata 2 Eric Camacho Timothy Salzman Cloverleaf Farm II 1-1/16 1:43.66 $100,000
2006 Street Sounds 2 Ramon Dominguez Michael Matz Hidden Creek Farm 1-1/16 1:46.35 $100,000
2005 J'ray 2 Jerry Bailey Todd Pletcher Lawrence Goichman 1-1/16 1:41.87 $125,000
2004 Hear Us Roar 2 Stewart Elliott Fran Campitelli John Davison 1-1/16 1:46.24 $125,000
2003 Richetta 2 Rick Wilson Robin Graham Bowman Stable 1-1/16 1:44.76 $100,000
2002 Makin Heat 2 Mark Johnston Jerry Robb Michael Gill 1-1/16 1:47.60 $100,000
2001 No Race - No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00 no race
2000 Haitian Vacation 2 Rick Wilson Eddie Kenneally Everest Stables 1-1/8 1:53.81 $100,000
1999 Jostle 2 Stewart Elliott John Servis Fox Hill Farms 1-1/8 1:52.16 $100,000 III
1998 Magic Broad 2 Edgar Prado Richard W. Small Robert E. Meyerhoff 1-1/8 1:52.60 $100,000 III
1997 Clark Street 2 Edgar Prado William Badgett, Jr. Shortleaf Stable 1-1/8 1:56.00 $100,000 III
1996 Reach the Top 2 Edgar Prado Mary E. Eppler Samuel Rogers 1-1/8 1:52.40 $100,000 III
1995 River of Rum 2 William McCauley Richard Schosberg R. C. Halvorson 7.5 fur. 1:32.40 $100,000 III
1994 Stormy Blues 2 Jose A. Santos Flint S. Schulhofer Harriet Finkelstein 7.5 fur. 1:30.20 $100,000 III
1993 Irish Forever 2 Edgar Prado J. William Boniface Roger Schipke 1-1/16 1:48.40 $145,400 III
1992 Booly 2 Mike Luzzi Vincent L. Blengs Sy Cohen 1-1/16 1:45.20 $200,000 III
1991 Ken de Saron 2 Edgar Prado Maurice Zilber E.M. Fares 1-1/16 1:49.80 $200,000 III
1990 Tycoon's Drama 2 Cash Asmussen Robert Collet R. Strauss/R. Aubert 1-1/16 1:44.60 $300,000 III
1989 Sweet Roberta 2 Kent Desormeaux William I. Mott Diana M. Firestone 1-1/16 1:46.00 $300,000 II
1988 Capades 2 Angel Cordero, Jr. Richard O'Connell Poma Stable 1-1/16 1:44.80 $300,000 I
1987 Minstrel's Lassie 2 Freddy Head Francois Boutin Allen E. Paulson 1-1/16 1:45.60 $250,000 I
1986 Collins 2 George Martens Flint S. Schulhofer Frances A. Genter 1-1/16 1:43.80 $260,000 I
1985 I'm Splendid 2 Vincent Bracciale James J. Toner Caesar P. Kimmel 1-1/16 1:43.00 $235,000 I
1984 Mom's Command 2 Gregg McCarron Edward T. Allard Peter Fuller 1-1/16 1:43.60 $253,000 I
1983 Miss Oceana 2 Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Newstead Farm 1-1/16 1:44.00 $215,000 I
1982 Bemissed 2 Frank Lovato, Jr. Woody Stephens Ryehill Farm 1-1/16 1:44.00 $227,000 I
1981 Snow Plow 2 Jack Kaenel Leon Blusiewicz Joanne Blusiewicz 1-1/16 1:46.20 $210,000 I
1980 Heavenly Cause 2 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Woody Stephens Ryehill Farm 1-1/16 1:43.40 $160,000 I
1979 Smart Angle 2 Sam Maple Woody Stephens Ryehill Farm 1-1/16 1:45.20 $170,000 I
1978 Candy Éclair 2 Anthony Black S. Allen King Adele W. Paxson 1-1/16 1:45.60 $140,000 I
1977 Lakeville Miss 2 Ruben Hernandez Jose A. Martin Randolph Weinsier 1-1/16 1:45.40 $125,000 I
1976 Sensational 2 Jorge Velasquez Woody Stephens Mill House Stable 1-1/16 1:43.80 $130,000 I
1975 Optimistic Gal 2 Darrel McHargue LeRoy Jolley Diana M. Firestone 1-1/16 1:42.80 $140,000 I
1974 Aunt Jin 2 Carlos Marquez Sonny Hightower Paul Cresci 1-1/16 1:44.00 $135,000 I
1973 Dancealot 2 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Woody Stephens Mill House Stable 1-1/16 1:42.80 $125,000 I
1972 La Prevoyante 2 John LeBlanc Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Lévesque 1-1/16 1:46.40 $125,000 I
1971 Numbered Account 2 Braulio Baeza Roger Laurin Ogden Phipps 1-1/16 1:44.40 $130,000
1970 Patelin 2 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Sylvester Veitch George Widener 1-1/16 1:45.40 $125,000
1969 Predictable 2 Robert Ussery Edward A. Neloy Wheatley Stable 1-1/16 1:43.20 $125,000
1968 Shuvee 2 Ron Turcotte Willard C. Freeman Anne Minor Stone 1-1/16 1:44.80 $112,500
1967 Syrian Sea 2 Eddie Belmonte Casey Hayes Christopher Chenery 1-1/16 1:44.40 $112,500
1966 Regal Gleam 2 Manuel Ycaza Hirsch Jacobs Patrice Jacobs 1-1/16 1:44.80 $130,500
1965 Moccasin 2 Larry Adams Harry Trotsek Claiborne Farm 1-1/16 1:45.80 $100,500
1964 Marshua 2 Wayne Chambers Norman R. McLeod Mrs. W. Gilroy 1-1/16 1:44.20 $100,000
1963 My Card 2 Buck Thornburg Oscar White Sarah F. Jeffords 1-1/16 1:48.20 $100,000
1962 Fool's Play 2 Johnny Sellers Jim Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable 1-1/16 1:46.80 $60,000
1961 Tamarona 2 Johnny Sellers Max Hirsch King Ranch 1-1/16 1:45.60 $60,000
1960 Good Move 2 Eric Guerin William C. Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 1-1/16 1:44.60 $62,000
1959 La Fuerza 2 Sammy Boulmetis Max Hirsch King Ranch 1-1/16 1:47.80 $65,000
1958 Rich Tradition 2 William Boland Casey Hayes Christopher Chenery 1-1/16 1:47.00 $65,000
1957 Guide Line 2 William Boland Charlie Whittingham Llangollen Farm 1-1/16 1:45.60 $75,000
1956 Lebkuchen 2 Johnny Longden Dr. Eslie Asbury 1-1/16 1:44.40 $80,000
1955 Levee 2 Ray Broussard Norman R. McLeod Vernon G. Cardy 1-1/16 1:44.60 $85,000
1954 High Voltage 2 Ray Broussard Jim Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable 1-1/16 1:45.00 $90,000
1953 Small Favor 2 Pete McLean Sylvester Veitch C. V. Whitney 1-1/16 1:46.40 $75,000
1952 Tritium 2 Ronnie Nash Preston M. Burch Brookmeade Stable 1-1/16 1:46.80 $75,000
1951 Rose Jet 2 Eric Guerin William Booth Maine Chance Farm 1-1/16 1:47.00 $64,000
1950 Aunt Jinny 2 Nick Wall Duval A. Headley Duval A. Headley 1-1/16 1:46.40 $62,000
1949 Bed O' Roses 2 Eric Guerin William C. Winfrey Sagamore Farm 1-1/16 1:45.80 $70,000
1948 Gaffery 2 Carson Kirk Richard E. Handlen William duPont, Jr. 1-1/16 1:46.00 $70,000
1947 Whirl Some 2 Douglas Dodson Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 1-1/16 1:46.40 $70,000
1946 Bee Ann Mac 2 Abelardo DeLara Max Hirsch King Ranch 1-1/16 1:50.00 $70,000
1945 Athene 2 Warren Mehrtens William J. Hirsch Edward Lasker 1-1/16 1:47.40 $56,500
1944 Busher 2 Eddie Arcaro James W. Smith Edward R. Bradley 1-1/16 1:49.60 $45,000
1943 Miss Keeneland 2 Fred A. Smith Ben A. Jones Calumet Farm 1-1/16 1:48.40 $35,000
1942 Askmenow 2 Carroll Bierman Kenneth Osborne Hal Price Headley 1-1/16 1:46.80 $36,500
1941 Ficklebush 2 Kenneth McCombs Richard E. Handlen William duPont, Jr. 1-1/16 1:47.20 $42,000
1940 Valdina Myth 2 Harry Richards John J. Flanigan Emer. Woodward 1 mile 1:41.40 $40,000
1939 War Beauty 2 Alfred Robertson John Oliver Keene John Oliver Keene 1 mile 1:41.80 $44,000
1938 Big Hurry 2 Fred A. Smith William A. Hurley Edward R. Bradley 1 mile 1:41.00 $43,000
1937 Jacola 2 Wayne Wright Selby L. Burch Nancy Carr Friendly 1 mile 1:41.80 $40,700
1936 Talma Dee 2 Alfred Robertson Robert McGarvey Milky Way Farms 1 mile 1:39.40 $37,500
1935 Split Second 2 Eddie Arcaro Max Hirsch King Ranch 1 mile 1:39.60 $34,500
1934 Nellie Flag 2 Eddie Arcaro Bert B. Williams Calumet Farm 1 mile 1:38.00 $37,250
1933 Jabot 2 Charles Kurtsinger Thomas J. Healey C. V. Whitney 1 mile 1:40.00 $37,250
1932 Notebook 2 Hank Mills Jim Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable 1 mile 1:40.60 $39,750
1931 Laughing Queen 2 John Bejshak Bud Stotler William R. Coe 1 mile 1:41.00 $39,000
1930 Tambour 2 Louis Schaeffer Preston M. Burch Preston M. Burch 1 mile 1:39.80 $43,500
1929 Khara 2 Laverne Fator John Lowe Rancocas Stable 1 mile 1:39.40 $41,250
1928 Current 2 F. Pool Jack Baker Robert S. Clark 1 mile 1:40.60 $37,250
1927 Bateau 2 Eddie Ambrose Scott P. Harlan Walter M. Jeffords, Sr. 1 mile 1:39.20 $40,000
1926 Fair Star 2 Oscar Bourassa Carl Utz William duPont, Jr. 1 mile 1:40.00 $39,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deubler, Cindy (May 2002), "Belair Museums stand in path of "Progress"", Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred: 22–27 
  2. ^ Remly, Lynn L. (Fall 2002), "Art Among the Oats: Belair Stable Museum", Equine Images 2000 (81): 5–56 
  3. ^ http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/racing-news/2008/august/19/laurel-park-to-hold-23-stakes-races-during-fall-meeting.aspx

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