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).
|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|
- September 9, 1973 Chicago Tribune article on Tentam's win in the Governor Stakes
- September 14, 1975 New York Times article on Wajima's win in the Governor Stakes
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