Golden Rod Stakes

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Golden Rod Stakes
Grade II race
Location Churchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1910
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.churchilldowns.com
Race information
Distance 1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Surface Dirt
Track left-handed
Qualification Two-year-old filies
Weight Assigned
Purse $200,000+

The Golden Rod Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in late November at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. A Grade II event open to two-year-old fillies, it is contested on dirt over a distance of 1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs).

The Golden Rod is named for the official flower of the state of Kentucky and dates back to 1910.

Eastern Stockings, champion three-year-old of 1927, won this race that year. Chris Evert won it in 1973.

Records[edit]

Speed record: (at current distance of 1 116 miles)

Most wins by a trainer

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2016 Farrell Channing Hill Wayne M. Catalano Coffeepot Stables 1:44.26
2015 Carina Mia Julien Leparoux William I. Mott Three Chimneys Farm 1:45.42
2014 West Coast Belle Shaun Bridgmohan Wayne M. Catalano Mary & Gary West 1:45.52
2013 Vexed Shaun Bridgmohan Albert M. Stall, Jr. Claiborne Farm/Dilschneider 1:43.83
2012 Seaneen Girl Miguel Mena Bernard S. Flint Naveed Chowhan 1:44.95
2011 On Fire Baby Joe Johnson Gary Hartiage Anita Cauley 1:45.98
2010 Kathmanblu Julien Leparoux Kenneth McPeek Five D Thoroughbreds 1:44.48
2009 Sassy Image Robby Albarado Dale Romans Jerry Romans Jr. 1:44.51
2008 Rachel Alexandra Calvin Borel Hal R. Wiggins Dolphus C. Morrison 1:43.08
2007 Pure Clan Julien Leparoux Robert E. Holthus Lewis Lakin 1:43.59
2006 Lady Joanne John McKee Carl Nafzger Bentley L. Smith 1:44.12
2005 French Park Mark Guidry Helen Pitts Stevestan Stable 1:47.26
2004 Runway Model Eddie Martin, Jr. Bernard S. Flint Naveed Chowhan 1:45.97
2003 Be Gentle John McKee D. Wayne Lukas Thomas F. Van Meter II 1:45.91
2002 My Boston Gal Calvin Borel Carl Nafzger Stoneledge Racing et al. 1:45.00
2001 Belterra Jon Court Carl Nafzger Robert T. Manfuso 1:43.82
2000 Miss Pickums Justin Vitek Paul J. McGee Siegel family 1:48.84
1999 Humble Clerk Jon Court Niall M. O'Callaghan Gary A. Tanaka 1:45.26
1998 Silverbulletday Gary Stevens Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 1:43.87

Previous winners[edit]

  • 1997 - Love Lock
  • 1996 - City Band
  • 1995 - Gold Sunrise
  • 1994 - Lilly Capote
  • 1993 - At the Half
  • 1992 - Boots 'n Jackie
  • 1991 - Vivid Imagination

See also[edit]

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