Skipat Stakes

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Skipat Stakes
Ungraded Stakes race
Location Pimlico Race Course, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland United States
Inaugurated 1993
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.pimlico.com
Race information
Distance 6 furlongs
Surface Dirt
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up; fillies & mares
Weight Assigned
Purse $75,000

The Skipat Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Contested over a distance of six furlongs on the dirt, it is open to fillies and mares three-years-old and up.

The race is during the latter part of April/early May and was named in honor of Skipat, a rangy, 17.1-hand chestnut daughter of Jungle Cove. She won 27 races from 45 starts over six years, earning $614,215 in her career. In 1979 and 1981, she won the grade two Barbara Fritchie Handicap. Her second victory in the Fritchie came after she had been retired, bred and foaled. In August 1989, she was struck by lightning and killed in her stall. Her foal (Skilaunch) was standing next to her, survived, and went on to produce five stakes winners from five foals.[1]

Records[edit]

Speed record:

  • 6 furlongs - 1:09.80 - Weather Vane (1998) & Big Bambu (2001)
  • 6.5 furlongs - 1:16.40 - Cherokee Wonder (1996) & Smart 'n Noble (1995)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Skipat Stakes[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Distance
Time Purse
Grade
2017 Clipthecouponannie 4 John R. Velazquez Todd Pletcher Repole Stable 6 fur. 1:10.93 $100,000
2016 Disco Chick 5 Trevor McCarthy Mario Serey Freedom Acres 6 fur. 1:10.33 $100,000
2015 Galiana 5 Abel Lezcano Rodolfo Romero Triple R Stable 6 fur. 0:00.00 $100,000
2014 Lion D N A 5 Joel Rosario Rudy Rodriguez Bethlehem Stables 6 fur. 1:11.09 $100,000
2013 Dance to Bristol 4 Ollie Figgins, III Xavier Perez Copperville Farm 6 fur. 1:11.86 $100,000
2012 Bold Affair 4 Abel Castellano Howard Wolfendale M. Zanella & C. Reed 6 fur. 1:11.71 $100,000
2011 No Race - No Race No Race No Race no race no race no race
2010 Lights Off Annie 5 Rajiv Maragh Michael E. Hushion Repole Stable 6 fur. 1:10.33 $70,000
2009 All Giving 5 Jonathan Joyce Flint Stites Concepts Unlimited Stables 6 fur. 1:10.70 $56,560
2008 Akronism 4 Pablo Morales Timothy F. Ritchey Robert S. Evans 6 fur. 1:09.76 $75,000
2007 Silmaril 6 Ryan Fogelsonger Christopher W. Grove Stephen E. Quick 6 fur. 1:10.80 $100,000
2006 Trickle of Gold 4 A. Beitia Michael E. Gorham John D. Murphy 6 fur. 1:11.20 $75,000
2005 Spring Rush 5 Steve Hamilton Mark Shuman Michael J. Gill 6 fur. 1:10.20 $75,000
2004 Love You Madly 4 Jozbin Santana Michael J. Trombetta Dixiana Farms 6 fur. 1:11.40 $50,000
2003 Bronze Abe 4 Erick Rodriguez Grover G. Delp Samuel Bayard 6 fur. 1:10.80 $75,000
2002 Madame Roar 4 Jeremy Rose Timothy F. Ritchey Hidden Point Farm, Inc. 6 fur. 1:11.20 $50,000
2001 Big Bambu 4 Mario Pino Alan Sobol E. Marshal and J. Schoonover 6 fur. 1:09.80 $75,000
2000 Lily's Affair 4 Harry Vega Michael E. Gorham Stronach Stable 6 fur. 1:11.00 $75,000
1999 Crab Grass 5 Rick Wilson Barclay Tagg William M. Backer 6 fur. 1:12.20 $75,000
1998 Weather Vane 4 Mario Pino Richard W. Delp Par Four Racing Stable 6 fur. 1:09.80 $80,000
1997 Conradley 5 Edgar Prado Ronald Cartwright Mea Culpa Stables 6 fur. 1:10.20 $80,000
1996 Cherokee Wonder 5 Mark T. Johnston Gary Capuano ZWP Stables 6.5 fur. 1:16.40 $55,000
1995 Smart 'n Noble 4 Mario Pino Richard W. Delp Robert L. Scruggs Jr. 6.5 fur. 1:16.40 $200,000
1994 Wild Lady A. 4 Jeff Lloyd Floyd W. Snyder Katherine Koontz 6.5 fur. 1:18.60 $35,000
1993 Tripp Trial 4 William Moorefield Francis P. Campitelli Chris Huber & Ron Slyder 7 fur. 1:26.00 $35,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2007 Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide, page 270 on March 3, 2007.