Laurel Turf Cup Stakes

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Laurel Dash Stakes
Ungraded Stakes race
Location Laurel Park Racecourse,
Laurel, Maryland, Maryland
United StatesUnited States
Inaugurated 1952
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.laurelpark.com
Race information
Distance 1 12 miles (12 furlongs)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

The Laurel Dash Stakes was an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Maryland's Laurel Park Racecourse. Open to horses age three and older and run at 6 furlongs. The race was formerly called the Laurel Turf Cup and it was contested on turf over a distance of one and one eighth miles to a mile and a half.

From 1952 through 1955 the race was also known as the Turf Cup Handicap and then from 1955 to 1960 the race was called the Turf Cup Stakes. The race has been run at four different distances; from 1952 through 1965 the race was run at one mile and one eighth. In 1966 the race was contested at 1-3/8 miles. From 1967 through the year 2000 the race was run either at 1-1/2 miles or 1-1/4 miles.

The race was a grade three race from 1985 through 2000. The Turf Cup was taken off the grass and run on the dirt of the main track on the following years; 1971, 72, 75, 76, 85, 86, 90, 96 and 1997. The race was not run between 2007-2010. It was announced by Laurel Park that the famed race would be restored in 2012 and run on October 27 at 12 furlongs and named the Laurel Turf Cup Stakes. In 2014 the race was cut back to 6 furlongs and renamed the Laurel Dash Stakes.


The Laurel Dash Stakes is the final and championship leg of the Mid Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships Sprint Turf Division or MATCh Races. MATCh is a series of five races in five separate thoroughbred divisions run throughout four Mid-Atlantic States including; Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park Racecourse in Maryland; Delaware Park Racetrack in Delaware; Parx, Philadelphia Park and Presque Isle Downs in Pennsylvania and Monmouth Park in New Jersey.

Records[edit]

Speed record:

  • 1 18 miles - 1:40.40 - Dreadnaught (2005)
  • 1 12 miles - 2:25.00 - Native Courier (1978)
  • 1 14 miles - 1:59.20 - Storm on the Loose (1986)

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by a jockey:

Winners of the Laurel Dash Stakes since 1952[edit]

Yr
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
Time
Purse
Gr
2017 Snowday Daniel Centeno J. Willard Thompson Quiet Winter Farm 6 fur. 1:09.02 $100,000
2016 Mosler Edgar S. Prado William I. Mott Adele B. Dilschneider 6 fur. 1:08.26 $100,000
2015 Spring to the Sky Michael Luzzi Bruce R. Brown Anthony P. McCarthy 6 fur. 1:13.57 $100,000
2014 Dreamsgonewild Trevor McCarthy Bruce F. Alexander Paul M. Steckel 6 fur. 1:07.99 $100,000
2013 Ben's Cat Julian Pimentel King T. Leatherbury The Jim Stable 6 fur. 1:07.40 $100,000
2012 Dannhauser Sheldon Russell Kathleen O'Connell Prince Farm LLC 1-1/2 2:27.17 $100,000
2011 Jazzy Idea Elvis Trujillo Edwin W. Merryman Edwin W. Merryman 6 fur. 1:07.29 $100,000
2010 No Race No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00 no race
2009 No Race No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00 no race
2008 No Race No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00 no race
2007 No Race No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00 no race
2006 Fishy Advice Mario Pino David Donk Charles Marquis 1-1/8 1:51.60 $75,000
2005 Dreadnaught Jerry D. Bailey Thomas H. Voss Trillium Stable 1-1/8 1:47.40 $75,000
2004 No Race No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00 no race
2003 No Race No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00 no race
2002 No Race No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00 no race
2001 No Race No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00 no race III
2000 Dynamic Trick Mark Johnston King T. Leatherbury Charles N. Bassford 1-1/2 2:29.00 $100,000 III
1999 John's Call Steve Hamilton Thomas H. Voss Trillium Stable 1-1/2 2:33.40 $100,000 III
1998 A Little Luck Edgar Prado Barclay Tagg Kathleen Crompton 1-1/2 2:30.20 $100,000 III
1997 Algar Edgar Prado Barbara C. Graham Barbara C. Graham 1-1/4 2:05.00 $100,000 III
1996 Rugged Bugger Mario Pino Katherine M. Voss 1-1/4 2:01.80 $100,000 III
1995 Hasten to Add Eddie Martin, Jr. James E. Day Gary Norris 1-1/2 2:40.80 $100,000 III
1994 Asserche Mark Johnston John V. Alecci 1-1/2 2:29.60 $100,000 III
1993 Square Cut Edgar Prado Joseph A. Devereux Arthur Benjamin Racing 1-1/2 2:32.40 $200,000 III
1992 Master Dreamer Mike Luzzi Annie Weeden-Smart Due Process Stable 1-1/2 2:43.80 $200,000 III
1991 Learned Jake Mike Luzzi King T. Leatherbury Silver Hawk Stable 1-1/2 2:30.00 $100,000 III
1990 Chas' Whim Anthony Stacy 1-1/4 2:03.00 $100,000 III
1989 Ten Keys Kent Desormeaux 1-1/2 2:34.80 $100,000 III
1988 Grey Classic Robin Platts 1-1/2 2:37.20 $100,000 III
1987 Yankee Affair Matthew Vigliotti Henry L. Carroll Ju Ju Gen Stable 1-1/4 2:00.40 $125,000 III
1986 Storm on the Loose Gary Stahlbaum 1-1/4 1:59.20 $125,000 III
1985 Crazy Moon K. Castaneda 1-1/4 2:04.00 $215,000 III
1984 Domynski Vincent Bracciale, Jr. 1-1/2 2:30.00 $120,000 III
1983 Chem Donnie A. Miller, Jr. 1-1/2 2:31.40 $70,000
1982 Royal Roberto Jeffrey Fell 1-1/2 2:27.80 $70,000
1981 Change the Patch Don MacBeth 1-1/2 2:29.20 $70,000
1980 Yvonand Vincent Bracciale, Jr. 1-1/2 2:28.80 $70,000
1979 No Race No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00 no race
1978 Native Courier Eddie Maple 1-1/2 2:25.00 $70,000
1977 Grey Beret L. Moyers 1-1/2 2:32.00 $45,000
1976 Take the Pledge Greg McCarron 1-1/4 2:04.00 $35,000
1975 Continuous Count J. Kurtz 1-1/4 2:03.60 $35,000
1974 Clyde William H. Hinojosa 1-1/2 2:29.40 $30,000
1973 Anono M. Venezia 1-1/2 2:27.00 $30,000
1972 Amber Hawk B. Alberts 1-1/2 2:29.40 $32,500
1971 Crack Ruler C. Jimenez 1-1/4 2:04.80 $31,500
1970 Barking Steeple C. Barrera 1-1/2 2:38.40 $32,500
1969 One for All C. Baltazar 1-1/2 2:28.60 $25,000
1968 Sea Castle B. Pilar 1-1/2 2:34.40 $26,750
1967 Jean-Pierre Braulio Baeza 1-1/2 2:35.00 $36,000
1966 Knightly Manner T. Lee 1-3/8 2:20.40 $35,000
1965 Chieftain I. Valenzuela 1-1/8 1:47.80 $25,000
1964 Turbo Jet II H. Grant 1-1/8 1:50.60 $30,750
1963 Parka W. Blum 1-1/8 1:51.00 $25,000
1962 Bronze Babu H. Hinojosa 1-1/8 1:55.40 $25,000
1961 No Race No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00 no race
1960 Quiz Star H. Grant 1-1/8 1:51.60 $25,000
1959 Li'l Fella W. Camer 1-1/8 1:52.60 $25,000
1958 Tudor Era W. Harmatz 1-1/8 1:47.80 $25,000
1957 Mahan Sam Boulmetis, Sr. 1-1/8 1:53.40 $27,500
1956 Traffic Judge J. Westrope 1-1/8 1:54.20 $26,500
1955 Aeschylus F. A. Smith Douglas R. Small 1-1/8 1:47.20 $30,000
1954 Stan E. Nelson 1-1/8 1:51.00 $30,000
1953 Sunglow D. Gorman 1-1/8 1:51.20 $25,000
1952 Brush Burn R. Sisto 1-1/8 1:48.40 $20,000

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