Just a Game Stakes

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Just A Game Stakes
Grade 1 race
Location Belmont Park
Elmont, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1994
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.nyra.com Belmont
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, four-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $700,000 (since 2015)[1]

The Just A Game Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in early June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Open to fillies and mares age four and up, it is contested on turf over a distance of one mile (8 furlongs). A Grade I event since 2008, it offered a purse of $750,000 in 2014. In 2015, the purse was changed to $700,000.

The race is named in honor of Peter Brant's filly, Just A Game, who was voted 1980 American Champion Female Turf Horse honors.

Records[edit]

Speed record:

  • 1:31.64 - Celestine (2016)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Caress (1995, 1996)

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2016 Celestine 4 Junior Alvarado William I. Mott James Bryan, Jr 1:31.64
2015 Tepin 4 Julien R. Leparoux Mark E. Casse Robert E. Masterson 1:35.65
2014 Coffee Clique 4 Javier Castellano Brian A. Lynch Amerman Racing 1:32.52
2013 Stephanie's Kitten 4 John Velazquez Wayne M. Catalano Ken & Sarah Ramsey 1:36.27
2012 Tapitsfly 5 Ramon Dominguez Dale Romans Frank Jones Jr. 1:32.34
2011 C.S. Silk 5 Javier Castellano Dale Romans Pacella/Barbara/Bonomo 1:40.53
2010 Proviso 5 Mike E. Smith William I. Mott Juddmonte Farms 1:34.09
2009 Diamondrella 5 Rajiv Maragh Angel Penna, Jr. Castletop Stable 1:36.49
2008 Ventura 4 Garrett Gomez Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:32.75
2007 My Typhoon 5 Eddie Castro William I. Mott Live Oak Racing 1:34.92
2006 Gorella 4 Julien Leparoux Patrick Biancone Martin S. Schwartz 1:37.14
2005 Sand Springs 5 John Velazquez William I. Mott Sangster Family Stable 1:33.05
2004 Intercontinental 4 Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:33.33
2003 Mariensky 4 Jose A. Santos Christophe Clement Waterville Lake Stable 1:43.28
2002 Babae 6 Jorge F. Chavez Frank A. Alexander Joseph P. Platt, Jr. 1:34.57
2001 License Fee 6 Pat Day W. Elliott Walden Winstar Farm 1:32.62
2000 Perfect Sting 4 Jerry Bailey Joe Orseno Stronach Stables 1:34.48
1999 Cozy Blues 5 Jorge F. Chavez H. James Bond Sandy & Joanne Dew 1:33.33
1998 Witchful Thinking 4 Chris McCarron Niall O'Callaghan Leslie R. Grimm 1:33.45
1997 Memories of Silver 4 Jerry Bailey James J. Toner Joan & John Phillips 1:32.90
1996 Caress † 5 Robbie Davis H. Allen Jerkens Harbor View Farm 1:33.30
1995 Caress 4 Robbie Davis H. Allen Jerkens Harbor View Farm 1:32.53
1994 Elizabeth Bay 4 Mike E. Smith William I. Mott Sheikh Mohammed 1:32.85
† In 1996, Class Kris finished first but was disqualified and set back to second, giving Caress her second straight victory in this event.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Just A Game Statistics". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 11 June 2016.