Governor Stakes

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The Governor Stakes was an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually on Labor Day at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. The race started out as the Governor Nicholls Stakes for the first 2 years. At one time a Grade 1 race, it was discontinued after the 1975 edition.

The race was open to horses age three and older and was contested on dirt over a distance of 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs).

Winners 1971-1975[edit]

1975 Wajima 3 Braulio Baeza Stephen A. DiMauro East-West Stable 1:47.20
1974 Big Spruce 5 Michael Hole Victor J. Nickerson Elmendorf Farm 1:46.20
1973 Tentam 4 Jorge Velasquez MacKenzie Miller E. P. Taylor 1:46.80
1972 Loud 5 Jacinto Vasquez James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 1:48.20
1971 Farewell Party 3 Robert Woodhouse J. Elliott Burch Rokeby Stable 1:47.20
1970 Distinctive 4 Walter Blum Eugene Jacobs Herbert Allen 1:48
1969 Verbatim 4 Pete Anderson Jerome Meyer Elmendorf Farm 1:48.40