Appleton Stakes

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Appleton Stakes
Grade III race
Location Gulfstream Park
Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
Inaugurated 1952
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.gulfstreampark.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $200,000 (2015)

The Appleton Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually near the end of March at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. A Grade III event raced on turf at a distance of 1 mile, it is open to horses age four and older.

Race history[edit]

The race was run in two divisions in 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973–1982, 1984–1985, and 1987.

Race distance[edit]

  • 1952- ​1 116 mile
  • 1953–1964 - ​1 18 mile
  • 1965–1966 - 7 furlongs
  • 1967–1971 - 1 mile
  • 1972 - 7 furlongs
  • 1973–1982 - 1 mile
  • 1983 - 7 furlongs
  • 1984–1990 - 1 mile
  • 1991 - 1 mile and 70 yards
  • 1992–2000 - ​1 116 mile
  • 2001–2008 - 1 mile
  • 2009–2010 - ​7 12 furlongs
  • 2011 onwards - 1 mile

Records[edit]

Most wins:

  • 2 - Better Bee (1958, 1959)

Winners since 1999[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2016 Reporting Star 6 Luis Saez Brendan P. Walsh Merriebelle Stable 1:35.52
2015 War Correspondent 5 John R. Velazquez Christophe Clement Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners 1:34.81
2014 Hey Leroy 4 Alex O. Solis Manuel J. Azpurua Rontos Racing Stable 1:32.49
2013 Za Approval 5 Jose Lezcano Christophe Clement Live Oak Plantation 1:33.99
2012 Corporate Jungle 4 Javier Castellano Chad Brown Gary & Mary West Racing Stables 1:33.99
2011 Little Mike 4 Joe Bravo Dale Romans Priscilla Vaccarezza 1:32.87
2010 Society's Chairman 7 Jose Lezcano Roger Attfield Charles E. Fipke 1:27.79
2009 Kiss The Kid 5 Elvis Trujillo Amy Tarrant Hardacre Farm 1:28.01
2008 Buffalo Man 4 Edgar Prado Cam Gambolati Ol Memorial Stable 1:34.86
2007 Silver Tree 7 Edgar Prado William I. Mott Peter Vegso 1:32.12
2006 Gulch Approval 6 Roberto Alvarado, Jr. Reynaldo Abreu Marylou Whitney 1:32.80
2005 Mr. Light 6 Cornelio Velasquez Angel Penna, Jr. Earle I. Mack 1:32.98
2004 Millennium Dragon 5 Richard Migliore Kiaran McLaughlin Darley Racing 1:34.40
2003 Point Prince 4 Manoel Cruz Dale L. Romans Team Valor 1:37.84
2002 Pisces 5 Roger Velez Mohammed Moubarak Diamond C Stable 1:39.41
2001 Associate 6 Jorge F. Chavez Leslie Weiner James Orr, Jr. 1:33.69
2000 Band Is Passing 4 Eibar Coa Stanley M. Ersoff Stanley M. Ersoff 1:40.11
1999 Behaviour 7 Shane Sellers Martin D. Wolfson David Feldman 1:45.77

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1998 - Sir Cat
  • 1997 - Montjoy
  • 1996 - The Vid
  • 1995 - Dusty Screen
  • 1994 - Paradise Creek
  • 1993 - Cigar Toss
  • 1992 - Royal Ninja
  • 1991 - Jolies Halo
  • 1990 - Highland Springs
  • 1989 - Fabulous Indian
  • 1988 - Yankee Affair
  • 1987 - Regal Flier
  • 1987 - Racing Star
  • 1986 - Cool
  • 1985 - Smart And Sharp
  • 1985 - Star Choice
  • 1984 - Super Sunrise
  • 1984 - Great Substance
  • 1983 - Northrop
  • 1982 - Gleaming Channel
  • 1982 - King of Mardi Gras
  • 1981 - North Course
  • 1981 - Drums Captain
  • 1980 - Morning Frolic
  • 1980 - Pipedreamer
  • 1979 - Fleet Gar
  • 1979 - Regal And Royal
  • 1978 - Do Lishus
  • 1978 - Qui Native
  • 1977 - Gay Jitterbug
  • 1977 - Cinteelo
  • 1976 - Step Forward
  • 1976 - Improviser
  • 1975 - Duke Tom
  • 1975 - Beau Bugle
  • 1974 - Right On
  • 1973 - Windtex
  • 1973 - Life Cycle
  • 1972 - No No Billy
  • 1972 - Mr. Pow Wow
  • 1971 - Rocky Mount
  • 1971 - Brokers Tip
  • 1970 - Prevailing
  • 1969 - Quite An Accent
  • 1969 - Go Marching
  • 1968 - Rego
  • 1967 - Canal
  • 1966 - Pollux
  • 1965 - Ampose
  • 1964 - Frankies Nod
  • 1963 - Key Issue
  • 1962 - Beau Purple
  • 1961 - Tudor Way
  • 1960 - Oligarchy
  • 1959 - Better Bee
  • 1958 - Better Bee
  • 1957 - Bardstown
  • 1956 - Mielleux
  • 1955 - Fly Wheel
  • 1954 - Dr. Stanley
  • 1953 - Battlefield
  • 1952 - Alerted

See also[edit]

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