Laurel Turf Cup Stakes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Laurel Dash Stakes
Ungraded Stakes race
LocationLaurel Park Racecourse,
Laurel, Maryland, Maryland
United StatesUnited States
Inaugurated1952
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.laurelpark.com
Race information
Distance1 12 miles (12 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-years-old & up
WeightAssigned
Purse$150,000

The Laurel Dash Stakes was an American Thoroughbred horse race run, held 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[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
2007 - 2010 Race not held
2005 Dreadnaught Jerry D. Bailey Thomas H. Voss Trillium Stable 1-1/8 1:47.40 $75,000
2001 - 2004 Race not held
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 Sture G. Olsson 1-1/4 2:01.80 $100,000 III
1995 Hasten to Add Eddie Martin Jr. Jim Day Gary Norris 1-1/2 2:40.80 $100,000 III
1994 Asserche Mark Johnston John V. Alecci 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 Michael V. Pino Charles Linhoss 1-1/2 2:34.80 $100,000 III
1988 Grey Classic Robin Platts Jim Day Sam-Son Farm 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 Kelly Castaneda William D. Curtis, Jr. Dogwood Stable 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. John Gosden 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 Robert D. DeBonis 1-1/2 2:29.20 $70,000
1980 Yvonand Vincent Bracciale Jr. 1-1/2 2:28.80 $70,000
1979 Race not held
1978 Native Courier Eddie Maple Sidney Watters Jr. 1-1/2 2:25.00 $70,000
1977 Grey Beret Leroy 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 Jack Kurtz 1-1/4 2:03.60 $35,000
1974 Clyde William Herb Hinojosa 1-1/2 2:29.40 $30,000
1973 Anono Mike Venezia 1-1/2 2:27.00 $30,000
1972 Amber Hawk Barry Alberts 1-1/2 2:29.40 $32,500
1971 Crack Ruler Carlos Jimenez 1-1/4 2:04.80 $31,500
1970 Barking Steeple Carlos Barrera 1-1/2 2:38.40 $32,500
1969 One for All Chuck Baltazar 1-1/2 2:28.60 $25,000
1968 Sea Castle Hector Pilar Frank C. Tortora 1-1/2 2:34.40 $26,750
1967 Jean-Pierre Braulio Baeza 1-1/2 2:35.00 $36,000
1966 Knightly Manner Tommy Lee 1-3/8 2:20.40 $35,000
1965 Chieftain Ismael Valenzuela Frank Whiteley Jr. Powhatan Stable 1-1/8 1:47.80 $25,000
1964 Turbo Jet II Howard Grant 1-1/8 1:50.60 $30,750
1963 Parka Walter Blum 1-1/8 1:51.00 $25,000
1962 Bronze Babu Herb Hinojosa 1-1/8 1:55.40 $25,000
1961 Race not held
1960 Quiz Star Howard Grant Burley Parke Harbor View Farm 1-1/8 1:51.60 $25,000
1959 Li'l Fella William Camer J. Bowes Bond Jaclyn Stable 1-1/8 1:52.60 $25,000
1958 Tudor Era Willie Harmatz Arnold N. Winick Mrs. Herbert Herff 1-1/8 1:47.80 $25,000
1957 Mahan Sam Boulmetis Sr. Harry Trotsek Hasty House Farm 1-1/8 1:53.40 $27,500
1956 Traffic Judge Jack Westrope 1-1/8 1:54.20 $26,500
1955 Aeschylus Fred A. Smith Douglas R. Small 1-1/8 1:47.20 $30,000
1954 Stan Eldon Nelson 1-1/8 1:51.00 $30,000
1953 Sunglow Dave Gorman 1-1/8 1:51.20 $25,000
1952 Brush Burn Rocco Sisto Stanley C. Mikell Stanley C. Mikell 1-1/8 1:48.40 $20,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]