New York Stakes

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New York Stakes
Grade II race
Location Belmont Park
Elmont, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1940
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.nyra.com Belmont
Race information
Distance 1 14 miles (10 furlongs)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, Four-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $300,000 (2015)

The New York Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually during the third week of June at Belmont Park in Elmont, Long Island, New York. A Grade II event open to fillies and mares age four and older, it is contested on turf at a distance of one and one-quarter miles (10 furlongs).

Prior to 1962 the race was open to horses of either sex. For 1972 only, it was restricted to three-year-old fillies.

Inaugurated in 1940 as the New York Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack, it was moved to Belmont Park in 1961 but returned to Aqueduct in 1963 where it remained until 1975 when it was shifted permanently to Belmont Park. Since its inception, it has been contested at various distances on both dirt and turf:

  • 2 14 miles : 1940-1950 on dirt
  • 1 18 miles : 1951-1954 on dirt
  • 1 18 miles : 1959-1960 on turf
  • 1 38 miles : 1955-1956, 1958, 1961, on turf
  • 1 316 miles : 1963-1964, 1968–1971, on turf
  • 1 116 miles : 1965-1967, 1977–1979, on turf
  • 7 furlongs : 1972, on dirt
  • 1 14 miles : 1980 to present, on turf

There was no race run in 1957 and 1973-1975.

The race was run in two divisions in 1960, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, and 1978.

In 2009, due to heavy rains, the race was taken off the turf and shortened from 1 and 1/4 miles to 1 and 1/8 miles.

Records[edit]

Speed record: (At current distance of 1 14 miles on turf)

  • 1:58.40 - Capades (1990)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Blue Thor (1963, 1965)
  • 2 - Batteur (1964, 1965)

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2015 Waltzing Matilda (IRE) 4 Junior Alvarado Tommy Stack Mrs. Paul Shanahan 2:01.30
2014 Riposte (GB) 4 Joel Rosario William I. Mott Juddmonte Farms 1:59.71
2013 Starformer 5 Edgar Prado William I. Mott Juddmonte Farms 2:00.33
2012 Mystical Star 4 Jose Lezcano Christophe Clement Cheyenne Stables 2:00.07
2011 Giants Play 4 Rajiv Maragh Christophe Clement Newells Park Stud 2:04.76
2010 Lady Shakespeare 4 John Velazquez Roger Attfield Charles Fipke 2:00.34
2009 Icon Project 4 Jose Valdivia, Jr. Martin D. Wolfson Star Crown Stable 1:49.38
2008 Mauralakana 5 Kent Desormeaux Christophe Clement Robert Scarborough 2:01.31
2007 Makderah 4 Alan Garcia Kiaran McLaughlin Shadwell Racing 2:00.07
2006 Noble Stella 5 Mike E. Smith Roger Attfield Gary A. Tanaka 2:08.26
2005 Wend 4 Jerry Bailey William I. Mott Claiborne Farm 2:02.23
2004 Wonder Again 5 Edgar Prado James J. Toner Joan & John Phillips 2:05.60
2003 Snow Dance 5 Richard Migliore John T. Ward, Jr. John C. Oxley 1:59.63
2002 Owsley 4 Edgar Prado Randy Schulhofer Arthur B. Hancock III 1:59.81
2001 England's Legend 4 Corey Nakatani Christophe Clement Edouard de Rothschild 1:59.63
2000 Perfect Sting 4 Jerry Bailey Joseph Orseno Stronach Stable 2:05.36
1999 Soaring Softly 4 Mike E. Smith James J. Toner Joan & John Phillips 2:02.20
1998 Auntie Mame 4 John Velazquez Angel Penna, Jr. Lazy F Ranch 1:59 .50
1997 Maxzene 4 Mike E. Smith Thomas Skiffington Ken-Mort Stable 1:59.91
1996 Electric Society 5 Jorge F. Chavez John C. Kimmel Gary A. Tanaka 2:03.79
1995 Irish Linnet 7 John Velazquez Leo O'Brien Austin Delaney 1:59.92
1994 You'd Be Surprised 5 Jerry Bailey MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stables 1:59.69
1993 Aquilegia 4 Julie Krone Flint S. Schulhofer Helen K. Groves 1:59.05
1992 Plenty of Grace 5 Julie Krone John M. Veitch Darby Dan Farm 2:00.74
1991 Foresta 5 Angel Cordero, Jr. Thomas Bohannan Loblolly Stable 1:59.20
1990 Capades 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. Richard O'Connell Poma Stable 1:58.40
1989 Miss Unnameable 5 Raul Rojas Wayne Widmer Tatt Stable 2:05.80
1988 Beauty Cream 5 Pat Day Patrick Clark Warren N. Moore 2:03.00
1987 Anka Germania 5 Craig Perret Thomas Skiffington Glencrest Farm 2:01.00
1986 Possible Mate 5 Jean-Luc Samyn Philip G. Johnson Edward P. Evans 2:02.40
1985 Powder Break 5 Jerry Bailey Luis Olivares Robert Green 2:03.60
1984 Annie Edge 5 Jorge Velasquez Jonathan Sheppard Augustin Stable 2:02.20
1983 Sabin 4 Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Henryk de Kwiatkowski 2:01.00
1982 Noble Damsel 5 Jorge Velasquez Michael Kay G. Watts Humphrey, Jr. 2:07.00
1981 Mairzy Doates 5 Angel Cordero, Jr. Horatio Luro Arno Schefler 2:04.00
1980 Just A Game 4 Don Brumfield David A. Whiteley Peter M. Brant 2:00.40
1979 La Soufriere 4 Jean Cruguet Eugene Jacobs Herbert Allen 1:41.20
1978 Late Bloomer 4 Jorge Velasquez John M. Gaver, Jr. Greentree Stable 1:41.20
1978 Pearl Necklace 4 Ruben Hernandez Roger Laurin Reginald N. Webster 1:40.00
1977 Fleet Victress 5 Ruben Hernandez James W. Maloney Ralph Kercheval 1:39.20
1976 Sugar Plum Time 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. John W. Russell Cynthia Phipps 2:03.20
1972 Barely Even 3 Ray Broussard Lou M. Goldfine Mrs. Leonard Gilmartin 1:23.40
1971 Princess Pout 5 Jean Cruguet Michael Smithwick June McKnight 1:56.00
1971 Telly 3 Jamie Arellano William O. Hicks Cambridge Stable 1:55.20
1970 Last Of The Line 3 Laffit Pincay, Jr. William J. Hirsch William R. Hawn 1:57.40
1970 Marchandeuse 4 Heliodoro Gustines Sherrill W. Ward Lazy F Ranch 1:58.00
1969 Klassy Poppy 4 Michael Hole Edward Anspach Harold Minassian 1:55.40
1969 Drumtop 3 Larry Adams Roger Laurin James B. Moseley 1:54.40
1968 Ludham 4 Jacinto Vasquez Frank I. Wright Happy Hill Farm 1:57.20
1967 Politely 4 Ray Broussard George M. Baker Bohemia Stable 1:43.20
1966 Swinging Mood 3 Earlie Fires Ivan H. Parke Harbor View Farm 1:44.00
1966 Indian Sunlite 3 Larry Adams Sherrill W. Ward George M. Humphrey 1:43.40
1965 Batteur 5 Manuel Ycaza James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 1:42.60
1965 Blue Thor 5 Walter Blum Thomas Heard, Jr. Charles E. Wilson 1:42.40
1964 Batteur 4 Larry Adams James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 1:55.60
1963 Blue Thor 3 Eugene Monacelli Oleg Dubassoff Charles E. Wilson 1:57.00
1962 Honey Dear 4 Johnny Sellers Ivor G. Balding C. V. Whitney 2:03.80
1961 Wise Ship 4 Heliodoro Gustines Jake Byer Milton J. Ritzenberg 2:14.00
1960 Wolfram 4 Eldon Nelson Burley Parke Harbor View Farm 1:50.00
1960 Nickle Boy 5 Ismael Valenzuela Walter A. Kelley Elmendorf Farm 1:51.00
1959 Amerigo 4 Bill Hartack Harris Brown Mrs. Tilyou Christopher 1:47.00
1958 Anxious Moment 4 Bill Shoemaker James E. Ryan Jacnot Farm 2:17.20
1956 Nearque II 7 Ismael Valenzuela Carl A. Roles Herman Helbush 2:18.80
1955 Chevation 4 Eric Guerin Richard E. Handlen Foxcatcher Farm 2:25.80
1954 Bicarb 4 Ted Atkinson Philip Bieber Mrs. Philip Bieber 1:48.60
1953 Crafty Admiral 5 Eddie Arcaro Robert T. Odom Charfran Stable 1:48.80
1952 Battlefield 4 Eddie Arcaro Bert Mulholland George D. Widener, Jr. 1:48.40
1951 Hill Prince 5 Eddie Arcaro Casey Hayes Christopher Chenery 1:49.00
1950 Pilaster 6 Robert Martin Frank A. Bonsal Frank A. Bonsal (Lessee) 3:52.60
1949 Donor 5 Warren Mehrtens George P. Odom Mrs. W. Deering Howe 3:51.20
1948 Miss Grillo 6 Conn McCreary Horatio Luro Mill River Stable 3:53.60
1947 Rico Monte 5 Eddie Arcaro Horatio Luro W. Arnold Hanger 3:48.40
1946 Stymie 5 Basil James Hirsch Jacobs Ethel D. Jacobs 3:51.20
1945 Reply Paid 3 Warren Mehrtens George W. Carroll Mrs. L. Rabinowitz 3:53.80
1944 Caribou 5 Ted Atkinson Preston M. Burch Brookmeade Stable 3:53.00
1943 Bolingbroke 6 Steve Brooks Walter Burrows Townsend B. Martin 3:52.20
1942 Alsab 3 Carroll Bierman Sarge Swenke Mrs. Albert Sabath 3:47.20
1941 Fenelon 4 James Stout James Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 3:47.00
1940 Shot Put 4 Willie Garner Donald McEachern Mrs. Marie Evans 3:48.80

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