Humana Distaff Handicap

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Humana Distaff Stakes
Grade I race
Location Churchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1987
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.churchilldowns.com
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs
Surface Dirt
Track left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, four-years-old & up
Weight Allowance
Purse US$300,000 (since 2007)[1]

The Humana Distaff Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually on the first Saturday in May as part of Derby Day at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Open to fillies and mares age four and older, it is contested on dirt over a distance of 7 furlongs. The current purse is $300,000.[1]

Inaugurated in 1987 as the Brown & Williamson Handicap, the race's name was changed in 1995 to the Humana Distaff Handicap. In 2007, it was changed to the Humana Distaff Stakes, and is now run under allowance weight conditions. A Listed race until 1990 when it was given Grade III status, it was subsequently upgraded to a Grade II event in 1999 then to its present Grade I status in 2002.[1]

Records[edit]

Speed record
  • 1:20.44 - Groupie Doll (2012)
Most wins
  • No horse has won this race more than once.
Most wins by a jockey
  • 7 – Pat Day (1987-1991, 2001, 2004)
Most wins by a trainer
  • 2 - Bob Baffert (2006, 2014)

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Distance
Time
Grade
2017 Paulassilverlining 5 Jose Ortiz Chad C. Brown Juddmonte Farms 7 fur. 1:23.68 I
2016 Taris 5 Flavien Prat Simon Callaghan Tabor/Smith/Magnier 7 fur. 1:21.03 I
2015 Dame Dorothy 4 Javier Castellano Todd A. Pletcher Bobby Flay 7 fur. 1:22.67 I
2014 Midnight Lucky 4 Rosie Napravnik Bob Baffert Watson/Pegram/Weitman 7 fur. 1:22.23 I
2013 Aubby K 4 Edgar S. Prado Ralph E. Nicks James C. Spence 7 fur. 1:22.93 I
2012 Groupie Doll 4 Rajiv Maragh William Bradley Bradley/Bradley/Hurst/Brent 7 fur. 1:20.44 I
2011 Sassy Image 4 Robby Albarado Dale Romans Jerry Romans 7 fur. 1:20.01 I
2010 Mona de Momma 4 Joel Rosario John W. Sadler Michael Talla 7 fur. 1:22.73 I
2009 Informed Decision 4 Julien Leparoux Jonathan Sheppard Augustin Stable 7 fur. 1:23.69 I
2008 Intangaroo 4 Alonso Quinonez Gary Sherlock Tom Grether Farms 7 fur. 1:22.03 I
2007 Hystericalady 4 Rafael Bejarano Jerry Hollendorfer Rancho San Miguel et al. 7 fur. 1:21.87 I
2006 Pussycat Doll 4 Garrett Gomez Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 7 fur. 1:21.62 I
2005 My Trusty Cat 5 Jerry Bailey David R. Vance Carl Pollard 7 fur. 1:21.18 I
2004 Mayo on the Side 5 Pat Day Carl Nafzger Robert Lothenbach 7 fur. 1:22.78 I
2003 Sightseek 4 Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 7 fur. 1:22.12 I
2002 Celtic Melody † 4 Mark Guidry James A. Jerkens Vinery Stables 7 fur. 1:22.98 I
2001 Dream Supreme 4 Pat Day William I. Mott Kinsman Stable 7 fur. 1:20.70 II
2000 Ruby Surprise 5 Joseph Judice Robert E. Holthus James T. Hines, Jr. 7 fur. 1:21.25 II
1999 Zuppardo Ardo 5 Shane Sellers Bobby C. Barnett John A. Franks 7 fur. 1:23.40 II
1998 Colonial Minstrel 4 John Velazquez Mark A. Hennig Edward P. Evans 7 fur. 1:22.12 III
1997 Capote Belle 4 John Velazquez Daniel C. Peitz Lawana & Robert Low 7 fur. 1:22.38 III
1996 In Conference 4 Mike E. Smith C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Mills Phipps 7 fur. 1:23.30 III
1995 Laura's Pistolette 4 Corey Nakatani Murray W. Johnson Jack Smith 7 fur. 1:22.24 III
1994 Roamin Rachel 4 Mike E. Smith Claude R. McGaughey, III Tri Honors Stables 7 fur. 1:23.83 III
1993 Court Hostess 5 Chris McCarron Neil Howard W. S. Kilroy 7 fur. 1:23.18 III
1992 Ifyoucouldseemenow 4 Craig Perret Brian Mayberry Jan Siegel 7 fur. 1:22.22 III
1991 Illeria 4 Pat Day Michael Doyle Eaton Hall Farm 7 fur. 1:23.20 III
1990 Medicine Woman 4 Pat Day G. R. Arnold Glencrest Farm 7 fur. 1:23.40 III
1989 Sunshine Always Pat Day Ernest Retamoza 7 fur. Listed
1988 Le l'Argent Pat Day Philip Hauswald 7 fur. Listed
1987 Lazer Show Pat Day Donald R. Winfrey 7 fur. Listed
† In 2002, Gold Mover won the race but was disqualified to second after stewards ruled she had bumped and interfered with Celtic Melody near the eighth pole.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Humana Distaff Stakes Profile". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 6 May 2017.