Fantasy Stakes

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Fantasy Stakes
Grade III race
Location Oaklawn Park Race Track
Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
Inaugurated 1973
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Surface Dirt
Track left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $400,000

The Fantasy Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in April at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The Fantasy is open to three-year-old fillies competing at a distance of one and one-sixteenth miles on the dirt. The race is a Grade II event with a current purse of $400,000 and has been a prep race to the Triple Tiara of Thoroughbred Racing, including the Kentucky Oaks, Black-Eyed Susan Stakes and Mother Goose Stakes.


Speed record:

  • 1:41.20 - My Darling One (1984)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:


2016 Terra Promessa Ricardo Santana, Jr. Steve Asmussen Stonestreet Stables 1:45.06
2015 Include Betty Rosemary Homeister Thomas F. Proctor Jones/Thornton 1:44.16
2014 Sugar Shock Channing Hill Doug L. Anderson On Cloud Nine 1:43.87
2013 Rose to Gold Calvin Borel Sal Santoro Amaya/Centofanti 1:45.80
2012 Mamma Kimbo Mike E. Smith Bob Baffert Peachtree Stable 1:43.64
2011 Joyful Victory Mike Smith J. Larry Jones Fox Hill Farms 1:44.74
2010 Blind Luck Rafael Bejarano Jerry Hollendorfer DeDomenico/Carver/Abruzzo/Hollendorfer 1:42.56
2009 Rachel Alexandra Calvin Borel Hal R. Wiggins D. Morrison/M. Lauffer 1:43.35
2008 Eight Belles Ramon Dominguez J. Larry Jones Fox Hill Farms 1:43.06
2007 High Heels Joe Johnson Gary Hartlage Anita Ebert 1:44.40
2006 Ready to Please Stewart Elliot Todd A. Pletcher James T. Scatuorchio 1:45.60
2005 Round Pond Stewart Elliot John Servis Fox Hill Farms 1:43.40
2004 House of Fortune Alexis Solis Ron McAnally Arnold Zetcher 1:42.60
2003 Ruby's Reception Terry Thompson J. Larry Jones Oasis Racing Stable 1:44.60
2002 See How She Runs Don Pettinger Donnie Von Hemel Pin Oak Stable 1:43.80
2001 Mystic Lady Eibar Coa Mark A. Hennig Lee Lewis 1:43.20
2000 Classy Clara Ignacio Puglisi Douglas F. O'Neill John J. Zamora 1:43.80
1999 Excellent Meeting Kent Desormeaux Bob Baffert Golden Eagle Farm 1:42.60
1998 Silent Eskimo Carlos Gonzalez Bobby C. Barnett John A. Franks 1:43.80
1997 Blushing K.D. Lonnie Meche Sam David,Jr. James & Sue Burns 1:42.60
1996 Escena Pat Day William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson 1:43.80
1995 Cat's Cradle Chris Antley David Hofmans Ridder Thoroughbred 1:44.20
1994 Two Altazano Kirk LeBlanc Mike Stidham Harold Goodman 1:43.60
1993 Aztec Hill Mike E. Smith Tom Bohannan Loblolly Stable 1:44.20
1992 Race The Wild Wind Chris McCarron Ron McAnally M & B Chase 1:43.60
1991 Lite Light Corey Nakatani Jerry Hollendorfer Oaktown Stable 1:41.80
1990 Silvered Don Howard Dewey Smith Hancock & Bowen 1:44.20
1989 Fantastic Look Chris McCarron Gary F. Jones M/M John C. Mabee 1:43.20
1988 Jeanne Jones Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham M/M John C. Mabee 1:42.20
1987 Very Subtle Chris McCarron Melvin F. Stute Ben Rochelle et al. 1:42.40
1986 Tiffany Lass Gary Stevens Laz Barrera Aaron U. Jones 1:42.00
1985 Rascal Lass Ray Sibille Lin Wheeler Paternostro P V 1:43.20
1984 My Darling One Chris McCarron Laz Barrera Dolly Green 1:41.20
1983 Brindy Brindy Kenny Jones Jack Van Berg Jane M. Martin 1:44.60
1982 Flying Partner Ray Sibille Charles E. Whittingham Buckland Farm 1:47.00
1981 Heavenly Cause Laffit Pincay, Jr. Woody Stephens Ryehill Farm 1:43.80
1980 Bold 'n Determined Ed Delahoussaye Neil Drysdale Saron Stable 1:45.20
1979 Davona Dale Jorge Velasquez John M. Veitch Calumet Farm 1:44.40
1978 Equanimity Henry E. Moreno Henry M. Moreno Pine Tree Stable 1:44.60
1977 Our Mims Don Brumfield John M. Veitch Calumet Farm 1:45.00
1976 T.V. Vixen Bernie Walt Pete Salmen, Jr. Crimson King Farm 1:43.40
1975 Hoso Mickey Solomone Frank H. Merrill, Jr. Roxie Gian 1:46.00
1974 Miss Musket Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Aaron U. Jones 1:44.40
1973 Knitted Gloves Julio Espinoza Ike Mourar Robert E. Lehmann 1:42.60
* † In 1987, Up The Apalachee won the race but was disqualified.

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