American Turf Stakes

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American Turf Stakes
Grade II race
Location Churchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.churchilldowns.com
Race information
Distance 1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $300,000 (2016)

The American Turf Stakes is an American flat Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds held annually at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. It is currently a Grade II race run over a distance of 8.5 furlongs on turf. The American Graded Stakes Committee upgraded the race to its current Grade II status in 2010.[1]

The race is run in early May on the same day as the Kentucky Oaks. It has been sponsored by Ram Trucks since 2011.

Winners since 1998[edit]

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
Grade
2016 Camelot Kitten Irad Ortiz, Jr. Chad C. Brown Sarah & Kenneth Ramsey 1:41.13
2015 Divisidero Rafael Manuel Hernandez William B. Bradley Gunpowder Farms 1:41.59 II
2014 Global View Gary Stevens Thomas F. Proctor Glen Hill Farm 1:41.65 II
2013 Noble Tune Javier Castellano Chad C. Brown Schwartz/Dell Ridge Farm 1:41.63 II
2012 Silver Max Rafael Bejarano Dale Romans Mark Bacon/Dana Wells 1:41.10 II
2011 Banned Garrett Gomez Tom Proctor Glen Hill Farm 1:42.05 II
2010 Doubles Partner Garrett Gomez Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm 1:41.05 II
2009 Orthodox Jon Court John Glenney Kim and John Glenney 1:44.37 III
2008 Tizdejavu Garrett Gomez Gregory Fox M. Cooper/P. Ziebarth 1:46.14 III
2007 Duveen Mark Guidry Dale L. Romans Andrew Farm 1:44.03 III
2006 Stream Cat Julien Leparoux Patrick Biancone Fab Oak Stable et al. 1:42.27 III
2005 Rey de Cafe Javier Castellano George R. Arniold II G. Watts Humphrey 1:42.00 III
2004 Kitten's Joy Jerry Bailey Dale L. Romans Ken & Sarah Ramsey 1:43.21 III
2003 Senor Swinger Pat Day Bob Baffert Bob & Beverly Lewis 1:41.38 III
2002 Legislator Edgar Prado H. James Bond Judy E. Turetsky 1:44.43 III
2001 Strategic Partner John Velazquez Mark A. Hennig Lee Lewis 1:42.89 III
2000 King Cugat Jerry Bailey William I. Mott Centennial Farms 1:41.25 III
1999 Air Rocket Jerry Bailey Robert E. Holthus Frank Fletcher 1:42.65 III
1998 Dernier Croise Gary Stevens Thomas Amoss Richard Colton Jr. 1:44.28 III

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1997 - Royal Strand
  • 1996 - Broadway Beau
  • 1995 - Unanimous Vote
  • 1994 - Jaggery John
  • 1993 - Desert Waves
  • 1992 - Senor Tomas

Notes[edit]

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