Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes

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Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes
Grade I race
Location Belmont Park
Elmont, New York, New York (state)
United States United States
Inaugurated 1979
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.nyra.com
Race information
Distance 1 14 miles (10 furlongs)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight 121 (Northern hemisphere)
125 (Southern hemisphere)
Purse $1,000,000

The Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in early July at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. A Grade I event open to three-year-old fillies, it is raced on turf over a distance of a mile and a quarter (10 furlongs). The purse was increased to $1,000,000 in 2014.[1] The race is a Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" event for the Filly and Mare Turf.[2]

The Belmont Oaks became a Grade I race in 1999. It was previously known as the Garden City Stakes from 2007-2013 when it was run in September at 1 18 miles. From 1996-2006, it was called the Garden City Breeders' Cup, and the Rare Perfume before that. The latter name was in honor of George Widener's racing mare, Rare Perfume. The Garden State name referred to Garden City, New York, a village in the Town of Hempstead in central Nassau County located near the racetrack.[3]

Records[edit]

Speed record: (at current distance of 1 14 miles)

  • 1:59.27 - Lady Eli (2015)

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Distance
(Miles)
Time
Win $
2016 Catch A Glimpse Florent Geroux Mark E. Casse Barber, Ambler and Windways Farm 1-1/4 1:59.87 $1,000,000
2015 Lady Eli Irad Ortiz Jr. Chad C. Brown Sheep Pond Partners 1-1/4 1:59.27 $1,000,000
2014 Minorette Joel Rosario Chad C. Brown Tabor, Magnier and Smith 1-1/4 2:01.64 $1,000,000
2013 Alterite (FR) John R. Velazquez Chad C. Brown Martin S. Schwartz 1-1/8 1:50.55 $500,000
2012 Samitar Ramon Dominguez Chad C. Brown Martin S. Schwartz 1-1/8 1:48.74 $180,000
2011 Winter Memories Javier Castellano James J. Toner Phillips Racing Partnership 1-1/8 1:51.06 $150,000
2010 Check the Label Ramon Dominguez H. Graham Motion Lael Stables 1-1/8 1:51.41 $150,000
2009 Miss World Cornelio Velasquez Christophe Clement Waratah Thoroughbreds 1-1/8 1:53.55 $180,000
2008 Backseat Rhythm Javier Castellano Patrick L. Reynolds Paul P. Pompa Jr. 1-1/8 1:51.82 $150,000
2007 Alexander Tango Shaun Bridgmohan Tommy Stack Noel O' Callaghan 1-1/8 1:48.97 $120,000
2006 Magnificent Song Garrett Gomez Todd A. Pletcher Parrish,Malcolm,Edward 1-1/8 1:48.48 $150,000
2005 Luas Line John Velazquez David Wachman Evelyn M. Stockwell 1-1/8 1:45.62 $180,000
2004 Lucifer's Stone Jose A. Santos Linda L. Rice Team Solaris Stable 1-1/8 1:48.88 $180,000
2003 Indy Five Hundred Pat Day Robert Barbara Georgica Stable 1-1/8 1:48.44 $150,000
2002 Wonder Again Edgar Prado James J. Toner Joan G. & John W. Phillips 1-1/8 1:47.33 $150,000
2001 Voodoo Dancer Corey Nakatani Christophe Clement Green Hills Farms 1-1/8 1:47.69 $150,000
2000 Gaviola Jerry D. Bailey William H. Turner, Jr. Twilite Farms 1-1/8 1:48.89 $150,000
1999 Perfect Sting Pat Day Joseph Orseno Stronach Stable 1-1/8 1:49.41 $129,900
1998 Pharatta-IR Corey Nakatani Carlos Laffon-Parias Hinojosa Dario 1-1/8 1:47.10 $129,720
1997 Auntie Mame Jerry D. Bailey Angel Penna, Jr. Lazy F Ranch 1-1/8 1:48.49 $128,040
1996 True Flare Gary Stevens Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1-1/16 1:42.58 $128,460
1995 Perfect Arc John Velazquez Angel Penna, Jr. Brazil Stables 1-1/16 1:42.35 $101,070
1994 Jade Flush Robbie Davis Nicholas P. Zito Condren, et al. 1-1/16 1:46.79 $67,140
1993 Sky Beauty Mike E. Smith H. Allen Jerkens Georgia E. Hofmann 1 1:35.76 $68,400
1992 November Snow Chris Antley H. Allen Jerkens Earle I. Mack 1 1:35.91 $66,480
1991 Dazzle Me Jolie Jose A. Santos Willard J. Thompson Jolie Stanzione 1 1:35.61 $72,000
1990 Aishah Jose A. Santos Flint S. Schulhofer Helen K. Groves 1 1:35.40 $57,690
1989 Highest Glory Jose A. Santos D. Wayne Lukas H. Joseph Allen 1 1:37.20 $70,440
1988 Topicount Angel Cordero, Jr. H. Allen Jerkens Centennial Farms 1 1:38.00 $82,260
1987 Personal Ensign Randy Romero Claude R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1 1:36.60 $82,140
1986 Life At The Top Chris McCarron D. Wayne Lukas Lloyd R. French 1 1:34.40 $51,210
1985 Kamikaze Rick Angel Cordero, Jr. John Parisella Theodore M. Sabarese 1 1:36.00 $50,490
1984 Given Matthew Vigliotti Alfino Pepino Ronald S. Green 1-1/16 1:43.40 $42,960
1983 Pretty Sensible Alfredo Smith, Jr. George Travers John Zervas 1 1:37.80 $33,600
1982 Nafees Jorge Velasquez Richard T. DeStasio Albert Fried, Jr. 1 1:38.40 $33,120
1981 Banner Gala Angel Cordero, Jr. Angel Penna, Sr. Ogden Phipps 1 1:35.60 $33,900
1980 Mitey Lively Jorge Velasquez Douglas R. Peterson Tayhill Stable 1 1:36.40 $33,480
1979 Danielle B. Ruben Hernandez John O. Hertler Our Precious Stable 1-1/16 1:45.40 $33,000

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