Appalachian Stakes

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Appalachian Stakes
Grade III race
Location Keeneland Racecourse
Lexington, Kentucky
United States
Inaugurated 1989
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.keeneland.com/racing
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $125,000 (2015)

The Appalachian Stakes is an American Grade III Thoroughbred horse race run annually in April at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky. Open to three-year-old fillies, it is contested on turf over a distance of one mile (8 furlongs).[1]

First held in 1989, the Appalachian Stakes was named for the Appalachian Mountains which extend into Eastern Kentucky.

The race was run at a distance of 1 116 miles from 1989 through 1995. A Listed race, it was elevated to a Grade III event in 2008.

Recently it has been presented by the Japan Racing Association.

Records[edit]

Speed record
  • 1:34.80 - Halo River (1998)
Most wins by an owner
Most wins by a jockey
  • 4 - Pat Day (1991, 1993, 2000, 2002)
Most wins by a trainer

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Distance
(Miles)
Time
2017 La Coronel Florent Geroux Mark E. Casse Kim & Rodney Nardelli et al 1 1:37.12
2016 Catch a Glimpse Florent Geroux Mark E. Casse Barber/Ambler/Windways Farm 1 1:37.27
2015 Lady Eli Irad Ortiz, Jr. Chad C. Brown Sheep Pond Partners 1 1:35.80
2014 Daring Dancer Alan Garcia H. Graham Motion Sagamore Farm 1 1:36.04
2013 Unbelievable Dream Joel Rosario Barclay Tagg Sure Thing Stables 1 1:37.91
2012 Dayatthespa Javier Castellano Chad Brown Frankels/Laymon/Bradley Thoroughbreds 1 1:36.08
2011 Winter Memories Jose Lezcano James J. Toner Phillips Racing Partnership 1 1:37.27
2010 Check the Label Julien Leparoux H. Graham Motion Brereton C. Jones 1 1:34.87
2009 Afternoon Stroll Jamie Theriot Timothy Hamm Blazing Meadows Fatms 1 1:36.67
2008 Alwajeeha John Velazquez Kiaran McLaughlin Shadwell Stable 1 1:37.37
2007 Audacious Chloe John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Team Valor 1 1:36.39
2006 Lady of Venice Julien Leparoux Patrick Biancone Martin S. Schwartz 1 1:35.85
2005 Melhor Ainda John Velazquez Robert J. Frankel TNT Stud 1 1:37.69
2004 Lucifer's Stone Jose A. Santos Linda L. Rice Team Solaris Stable 1 1:37.58
2003 Ocean Drive Jerry Bailey Todd Pletcher Sybon Stable 1 1:36.13
2002 Stylelistick Pat Day William I. Mott Team Valor/Dream With Me Stable 1 1:36.62
2001 Bold Answer Mark Guidry Michael H. Stidham Linda Neece 1 1:35.22
2000 Impending Bear Pat Day Michael H. Stidham Michael J. Ryan 1 1:36.24
1999 Tres Coronas Jorge Chavez Stanley M. Hough Bea & Robert H. Roberts 1 1:35.26
1998 Halo River Craig Perret Anthony L. Reinstedler Robert B. Berger 1 1:34.80
1997 Witchful Thinking Shane Sellers Niall M. O'Callaghan Peter Grimm 1 1:35.19
1996 Dyna Whirl Robbie Davis Burk Kessinger, Jr. Nancy & Richard Kaster/S. E. Ricker 1 1:38.22
1995 Bail Out Becky Shane Sellers William I. Mott Kenneth L. Ramsey 1 1/16 1:41.60
1994 Bedroom Blues Mike E. Smith William A. Deakins Alan Booge & Pauline Deakins 1 1/16 1:45.00
1993 Harlan Honey Pat Day Philip M. Hauswald Brereton C. Jones 1 1/16 1:45.20
1992 White Corners Craig Perret Warren A. Croll, Jr. Robert P. Levy 1 1/16 1:44.40
1991 Radiant Ring Pat Day James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1 1/16 1:43.60
1990 Super Fan Jose A. Santos Steven Penrod Hermitage Farm 1 1/16 1:44.00
1989 To The Lighthouse Randy Romero William Badgett, Jr. Christiana Stables 1 1/16 1:46.20

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