Miss Grillo Stakes

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Miss Grillo Stakes
Grade III race
Location Belmont Park
Elmont, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1980
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Miss Grillo Stakes at the NYRA
Race information
Distance 1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Two-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $200,000

The Miss Grillo Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. A Grade III event open to two-year-old filles it is contested over a distance of 1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs) on turf.

The race was named for the Argentinian-bred filly Miss Grillo, a record breaking stakes winner in the 1940s.

The race was part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series from 2008 to 2010, with the winner automatically qualifying for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

Winners since 1991[edit]

2016 New Money Honey Javier Castellano Chad C. Brown 1:44.58 III
2015 Tin Type Gal Luis Saez H. Graham Motion 1:41.41 III
2014 Lady Eli Irad Ortiz, Jr. Chad C. Brown 1:43.50 III
2013 Testa Rossi (FR) Jose Lezcano Chad C. Brown 1:41.73 III
2012 Watsdachances Javier Castellano Chad Brown 1:47.90 III
2011 Pure Gossip Ryan Curatolo Phil Serpe 1:47.71 III
2010 Winter Memories Jose Lezcano Jimmy Toner 1:45.69 III
2009‡ Dad's Crazy Julien Leparoux Todd Pletcher 1:40.04 NG
2008 Maram Jose Lezcano Chad C. Brown 1:46.12 III
2007 Namaste's Wish Kent Desormeaux William I. Mott 1:40.49 NG
2006 Chestoria Eibar Coa Bruce N. Levine 1:50.82 NG
2005 Wait A While Jerry D. Bailey Todd A. Pletcher 1:52.80 NG
2004 Melhor Ainda Jose A. Santos Robert J. Frankel 1:51.20 NG
2003 Please Take MeOut Aaron Gryder Alfredo Callejas 1:50.60 NG
2002 Fircroft Jean-Luc Samyn George R. Arnold II 1:49.60 NG
2001 Riskaverse Robbie Davis Patrick J. Kelly 1:51.60 NG
2000 Ruff John Velazquez David G. Donk 1:49.60 III
1999 Wolf Alert Jerry D. Bailey Gary C. Contessa 1:54.00 III
1998 Belle Cherie John Velazquez Philip Johnson 1:49.53 III
1997‡ Compassionate Robbie Davis Mark Hennig 1:53.13 III
1996‡ Miss Huff n' Puff Richard Migliore Richard Violette Jr. 1:41.47 III
1995‡ Mountain Affair Todd Kabel Kathy Patton-Casse 1:53.91 III
1994 Upper Noosh Eddie Maple Patrick Kelly 1:47.10 III
1993 Chelsey Flower Jorge Velasquez Jose A. Martin 1:45.21 III
1992 Missymooiloveyou Herb McCauley Thomas Walsh 1:42.57 III
1991 Good Mood Mike Smith Richard DeStasio 1:42.76 III
  • ‡ In 2009, the race was run off the turf and lost its graded status as a result.
  • ‡ In 1997, the race was run at Aqueduct.
  • ‡ In 1996, the race was run off the turf, but retained its GIII status.
  • ‡ In 1995, the race was run at Aqueduct.