Albany Stakes (United States)

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Albany Stakes
Restricted race
LocationSaratoga Race Course
Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
Inaugurated1969
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.nyra.com/saratoga/
Race information
Distance1 18 miles (9 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds, New York-bred
Weight124 pounds (56 kg) with allowances
PurseUS$250,000 added

The Albany Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race that is held at the Saratoga Race Course and is open to Thoroughbred three-year-old horses of either gender bred in New York state. It is run at a mile and one eighth on the dirt and currently offers a purse of $250,000.[1]

The Albany is the third and final leg of the "Big Apple Triple," a grouping of three races in New York for horses bred in that state. A horse who wins all three of the Big Apple Triple wins the purse total of each race plus a $250,000 bonus.[2] The first leg is the Mike Lee Stakes run at Belmont Park, and the second leg is the New York Derby at Finger Lakes Race Track. The series began in 1999.[3]

Run since 1978, the Albany was held at Belmont Park in 1981, at Aqueduct Race Track in 1980 and from 1982 to 1985.

In 2008, Tin Cup Chalice won the first Big Apple Triple. Tin Cup Chalice came into the Albany Stakes unbeaten in her first six starts. She came out the first-ever winner of the Big Apple Triple, an accomplishment still unmatched through 2017.[4]

Records[edit]

Time record:

  • 1 18 miles - : Prospector's Flag, 1:48.73 (1993) (Albany Stakes)
  • 1 18 miles - : Lawyer Ron, 1:46.64 (2007) (Saratoga track record at this distance)

Most wins by a jockey

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Assunta Louis Farm (1979, 1985)
  • 2 - James F. Edwards (1989, 2001)

Past winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
Time
Win$
2017 Twisted Tom Javier Castellano Chad C. Brown Cobra Farms, R R Partners, Head of Plains Partners 1 1/8 m 1:50.25 $150,000
2016 Hit It Once More Kendrick Carmouche Gary J. Sciacca August Dawn Farm 1 1/8 m 1:50.38 $150,000
2015 Good Luck Gus Luis Saez Rudy R. Rodriguez Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables LLC, The Elkstone Group LLC 1 1/8 m 1:50.81 $150,000
2014 So Lonesome Jose Lezcano Thomas M. Bush Patricia Schuler 1 1/8 m 1:50.17 $150,000
2013 Escapefromreality Javier Castellano Dominick A. Schettino MeB Racing Stables LLC & Brooklyn Boyz Stables 1 1/8 m 1:51.61 $90,000
2012 Willy Beamin Alan Garcia Richard E. Dutrow Jr. James A. Riccio 1 1/8 m 1:50.34 $90,000
2011 Bigger Is Bettor Abel Lezcano Rodrigo A. Ubillo Chester & Mary Broman 1 1/8 m 1:51.12 $60,000
2010 Stormy's Majesty Edgar S. Prado Dominic G. Galluscio Majesty Stud 1 1/8 m 1:50.55 $60,000
2009 Fiddlers Afleet Ramon A. Dominguez Michael E. Hushion Marc C. Ferrell 1 1/8 m 1:49.78 $90,000
2008 Tin Cup Chalice Pedro A. Rodriguez Michael A. LeCesse M. A. LeCesse & Scott Vanlaer 1 1/8 m 1:51.33 $340,000
2007 Stunt Man Ramon A. Dominguez Gary C. Contessa Winning Move Stable 1 1/8 m 1:51.23 $90,000
2006 Indian Hawke Jose A. Santos George R. Weaver Donald Flanagan 1 1/8 m 1:51.44 $90,000
2005 Naughty New Yorker Jean-Luc Samyn Patrick J. Kelly Fox Ridge Farm, Inc. 1 1/8 m 1:50.88 $90,000
2004 West Virginia John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Donald & Roberta Mary Zuckerman 1 1/8 m 1:50.42 $102,150
2003 Traffic Chief Jose A. Santos Michael E. Hushion Barry K. Schwartz 1 1/8 m 1:49.66 $100,950
2002 Private Emblem Jerry D. Bailey Steven M. Asmussen James Cassels & Bob Zollars 1 1/8 m 1:52.45 $108,770
2001 Personal Pro Edgar S. Prado H. James Bond James F. Edwards 1 1/8 m 1:50.49 $119,200
2000 Gratiaen Edgar S. Prado Richard E. Schosberg Gallagher's Stud 1 1/8 m 1:50.08 $106,020
1999 Gander Pat Day Charles Assimakopoulos Gatsas Stables 1 1/8 m 1:48.98 $75,000
1998 Go Mikey Go Richard Migliore Gary C. Contessa John Cholakis 1 1/8 m 1:50.60 $39,708
1997 Mr. Grousch Jorge F. Chavez H. James Bond Rudlein Stable 1 1/8 m 1:49.80 $31,890
1996 Carr Tech Jorge F. Chavez Gary J. Sciacca Sam F. Morrell 1 1/8 m 1:51.60 $33,240
1995 Ave's Flag John R. Velazquez Leo O'Brien Jose F. Omland 1 1/8 m 1:52.10 $33,090
1994 Copper Mount Julie Krone Anthony R. Margotta Jr. Saul Kupferberg 1 1/8 m 1:50.80 $33,330
1993 Prospector's Flag Jerry D. Bailey Nicholas P. Zito Akindale Farm 1 1/8 m 1:48.73 $52,380
1992 Out Of The Realm Chris Antley Stephen W. Schaeffer Vista View Stable 1 1/8 m 1:49.80 $71,400
1991 Excellent Tipper Craig Perret Howard M. Tesher Earle I. Mack 1 1/8 m 1:50.19 $69,720
1990 Majesty's Time Jorge F. Chavez Gary J. Sciacca Howard T. Whitbred 1 1/8 m 1:49.40 $51,120
1989 Audio Cassette Jerry D. Bailey Sarah A. Lundy James F. Edwards 1 1/8 m 1:52.20 $53,730
1988 Fourstardave Angel Cordero Jr. Leo O'Brien Richard M. Bomze 1 1/8 m 1:50.40 $72,000
1987 Core A Apple Julio A. Garcia William M. Badgett Jr. Harvey Friedman 1 1/8 m 1:51.40 $71,160
1986 Cheapskate Marco Castenada Darrel J. Vienna Triple Dot Sash Stable 1 1/8 m 1:51.60 $69,360
1985 Poniard Walter Guerra Ramon M. Hernandez Assunta Louis Farm 7 F 1:23.60 $41,460
1984 Flying Skipper Don MacBeth Chester Ross Seymour Cohn 6 F 1:11.40 $43,480
1983 Jacque's Tip Angel Santiago Braulio Baeza Entremont 7 F 1:24.20 $33,480
1982 Majestic Kat Mary L. Russ Roger Laurin Lions Head Farm 7 F 1:23.20 $34,200
1981 Wimborne Castle Angel Cordero Jr. Albert S. Barrera Gedney Farm 7 F 1:24.60 $33,060
1980 Move It Now Ruben Hernandez James W. Maloney Snowberry Farm 7 F 1:23.00 $32,520
1979 Dedicated Rullah Ruben Hernandez Ramon M. Hernandez Assunta Louis Farm 7 F 1:23.00 $22,215
1978 Fio Rito Jacinto Vasquez Michael S. Ferraro Raymond J. Lecesse 7 F 1:24.20 $22,530

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