Molly Pitcher Stakes

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Molly Pitcher Stakes
Grade III race
LocationMonmouth Park
Oceanport, New Jersey, United States
Inaugurated1946
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.monmouthpark.com
Race information
Distance1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationFillies & Mares, three-years-old & up
WeightAssigned
Purse$100,000 (2016)

The Molly Pitcher Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race raced annually during the last week of August at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey. The race is open to fillies and mares, age three and up, over one and one-sixteenth miles on the dirt. This Grade III event currently carries a purse of $100,000.

The Molly Pitcher was reduced from a Grade II to a Grade III event in 2015 and had its purse lowered.[1]

In 1951, the Molly Pitcher was the first race in the United States ever to be televised in color.[2]

Records[edit]

Speed record:

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 5 - Pat Day (1985, 1986, 1996, 1998, 2000)

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner Time
2018 Berned 4 Joe Bravo H. Graham Motion West Point Thoroughbreds, et al. 1:44.52
2017 Money'soncharlotte 5 Paco Lopez Kelly Breen George E. Hall 1:42.80
2016 Genre 4 Paco Lopez Todd Pletcher Cheyenne Stables 1:43.10
2015 Got Lucky 4 Paco Lopez Todd Pletcher Hill 'n' Dale Farms/Steinberg 1:44.12
2014 Majestic River 4 Rosie Napravnik Todd Pletcher Natrona Racing Stable 1:43.11
2013 Joyful Victory 5 Rosie Napravnik J. Larry Jones Fox Hill Farms 1:46.09
2012 Brushed by a Star 4 Corey Nakatani Grant T. Forster Team Forster 1:44.15
2011 Quiet Giant 4 Julien Leparoux Todd Pletcher Edward P. Evans 1:43.32
2010 Just Jenda 4 Terry J. Thompson Cindy Jones J. Larry/Cindy Jones 1:43.52
2009 Luna Vega 4 Elvis Trujillo Steve Asmussen Millennium Farms 1:41.91
2008 Hystericalady 5 Robby Albarado Jerry Hollendorfer Rancho San Miguel et al. 1:43.21
2007 Hystericalady 4 Eddie Castro Jerry Hollendorfer Rancho San Miguel et al. 1:41.85
2006 Promenade Girl 4 Jeremy Rose Lawrence E. Murray Sondra D. Bender 1:42.98
2005 Capeside Lady 4 Chris DeCarlo Todd A. Pletcher So Madcapt Stable 1:41.49
2004 La Reason 4 Chuck C. Lopez David R. Vance K & K Racing Stable 1:51.10
2003 Summer Colony 5 Gary Stevens Mark A. Hennig Edward P. Evans 1:51.83
2002 Atelier 5 Eibar Coa C. R. McGaughey III Alexander & Groves 1:48.63
2001 March Magic 4 Mike Luzzi Richard Violette Jr. Ralph M. Evans Jr. 1:43.79
2000 Lu Ravi 5 Pat Day Carl E. Bowman Yoshio Fujita 1:43.17
1999 Heritage of Gold 4 Casey Lambert Steve Asmussen Jack Garey 1:41.76
1998 Relaxing Rhythm 4 Pat Day Patrick B. Byrne Stronach Stable 1:42.30
1997 Rare Blend 4 Mike E. Smith C. R. McGaughey III H. Joseph Allen 1:43.60
1996 Halo America 6 Pat Day Bobby C. Barnett John A. Franks 1:41.60
1995 Inside Information 4 Mike E. Smith C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Mills Phipps 1:43.81
1994 Hey Hazel 4 Chuck C. Lopez Roger Attfield Mickey Canino 1:46.41
1993 Wilderness Song 5 David Clark James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:44.79
1992 Versailles Treaty 4 Mike E. Smith C. R. McGaughey III Cynthia Phipps 1:43.18
1991 Valay Maid 4 Marco Castaneda Ben W. Perkins Jr. Frank P. Wright 1:43.80
1990 A Penny Is a Penny 5 Aaron Gryder Steven Morguelan David L. Levitch 1:43.40
1989 Bodacious Tatas 4 Rick Wilson John C. Kimmel Aspen Stable 1:42.40
1988 Personal Ensign 4 Randy Romero C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1:41.80
1987 Reel Easy 4 Herb McCauley Mickey Preger Stephen D. Peskoff 1:42.00
1986 Lady's Secret 4 Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1:41.20
1985 Sefa's Beauty 6 Pat Day William I. Mott Farid Sefa 1:42.60
1984 Sultry Sun 4 Mickey Solomone Patrick J. Kelly Live Oak Racing 1:41.60
1983 Ambassador of Luck 4 Antonio Graell Mitchell C. Preger Envoy Stable 1:41.20
1982 Jameela 6 Jack Kaenel Hyman M. Ravich Peter M. Brant 1:42.60
1981 Weber City Miss 4 Ruben Hernandez Howard M. Tesher H. Joseph Allen 1:44.00
1980 Plankton 4 Vince Bracciale Jr. Howard M. Tesher Frederick K. Tesher 1:44.20
1979 Navajo Princess 5 Craig Perret Douglas Dodson Glen Oaks Farm 1:43.40
1978 Creme Wave 4 Don MacBeth Charles P. Sanborn Seth Beller 1:45.20
1977 Dottie's Doll 4 Craig Perret Paul A. Healy Joseph R. Daly 1:41.80
1976 Garden Verse 4 Frank Lovato Sr. James P. Conway Niblick Stable 1:46.00
1975 Honky Star 4 Jorge Tejeira David R. Vance Dan Lasater 1:43.00
1974 Lady Love 4 Michael Hole Frank Catrone Ada L. Rice 1:43.80
1973 Light Hearted 4 Eldon Nelson Henry S. Clark Christiana Stables 1:41.40
1972 Out in Space 5 Carlos Barrera Beverly P. Hacker Milton Polinger 1:43.80
1971 Double Delta 5 Kennard Knapp Stanley M. Rieser Drymond/Greenslit 1:42.80
1970 Double Ripple 5 Eldon Nelson John Tammaro Jr. Victor Mosca 1:44.00
1969 Singing Rain 4 Ray Broussard Oscar White Walter M. Jeffords Jr. 1:43.80
1968 Politely 5 Angel Cordero Jr. George M. Baker Bohemia Stable 1:45.00
1967 Politely 4 William Boland George M. Baker Bohemia Stable 1:44.20
1966 Discipline 4 Ray Broussard Edward A. Neloy Wheatley Stable 1:43.60
1965 Miss Cavandish 4 Howard Grant Roger Laurin Harry S. Nichols 1:44.60
1964 Spicy Living 4 Manuel Ycaza Jimmy Rowe Eleonora Sears 1:43.20
1963 Patrol Woman 4 Steve Brooks Kenny Noe Sr. Mrs. Joseph A. Goodwin 1:44.40
1962 Primonetta 4 Braulio Baeza James P. Conway Darby Dan Farm 1:42.40
1961 Shirley Jones 5 Howard Grant James W. Smith Brae Burn Farm 1:43.20
1960 Royal Native 4 Bill Hartack Peter F. Gacicia William B. MacDonald 1:43.80
1959 Miss Orestes 4 Larry Gilligan Sidney Culver Alfred T. Taylor 1:45.60
1958 Searching 6 Harold Keene Hirsch Jacobs Ethel D. Jacobs 1:44.20
1957 Manotick 5 John Choquette Casey Hayes Christopher Chenery 1:42.80
1956 Blue Sparkler 4 Ovie Scurlock Harry M. Wells Woodland Farm 1:44.60
1955 Misty Morn 3 Sam Boulmetis James Fitszimmons Wheatley Stable 1:45.40
1954 Shady Tune 4 Walter Blum Nate L. Byer Carolyn K Stable 1:44.00
1953 My Celeste 7 Logan Batcheller William S. Cotton Constance Morabito 1:47.60
1952 Dixie Flyer 5 Porter Roberts Harold O. Simmons Duntreath Farm 1:45.40
1951 Marta 4 Conn McCreary Woody Stephens Woodvale Farm 1:46.20
1950 Danger Ahead 4 Herb Lindberg E. Barnes H. W. Fingher 1:46.20
1949 Allie's Pal 4 John Gilbert Morrie Sidell S. D. Sidell 1:46.20
1948 Camargo 4 Carson Kirk Henry S. Clark Christiana Stables 1:45.40
1947 Elpis 5 Frank Moon Arthur Skelton William G. Helis 1:45.00
1946 Mahmoudess 4 Merritt A. Buxton Hirsch Jacobs Joseph G. Dushock 1:46.60

References[edit]

  1. ^ Equibase.com. "Molly Pitcher Stakes profile". www.equibase.com. Archived from the original on 2013-12-31. Retrieved 2017-07-09.
  2. ^ "First Color Television Broadcast of a Sporting Event was 60 Years Ago on July 14, 1951 by CBS". TV By The Numbers by zap2it.com. 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2017-07-09.