Sycamore Stakes

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Sycamore Stakes
Grade III race
Location Keeneland
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1995
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.keeneland.com
Race information
Distance 1 12 miles (12 furlongs)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The Sycamore Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. A Grade III event open to horses age three and older, it is contested on turf over a distance of ​1 12 miles.

Inaugurated in 1995, the Sycamore Stakes was run at a distance of ​1 58 miles from inception through 2000.

Due to extremely wet conditions, the Sycamore was run "off the turf" on the polytrack in 2011. It was also run at 1 and 5/8ths mile, originally scheduled for 1 and 1/2 miles. It was determined that the race lost its grade for this running and for that of 2013. But it was once again a Grade III in 2014.[1]

In 2013, the race was set at a distance of 13 furlongs.

Records[edit]

Speed record
  • 2:29.55 - Sharbayan (2003)
  • 2:39.40 - Sanagas for the 2011 running broke the track record for this distance.
Most wins
  • 3 - Rochester (2001, 2002, 2005)

Winners since 2003[2][edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2017 Big Bend 3 Drayden Van Dyke Thomas Proctor Union Rags Racing 2:33.24
2016 Reknown (GB) 5 Angel Cruz Elizabeth Voss Merriebelle Stable 2:35.37
2015 Holiday Star 5 Edgar S. Prado H. Graham Motion Augustin Stable 2:33.06
2014 Holiday Star 4 Rosie Napravnik H. Graham Motion Augustin Stable 2:33.83
2013 Najjaar 4 James Graham Daniel C. Peitz Shadwell Farm 2:41:49
2012 Kindergarden Kid 5 Julien Leparoux Michael J. Maker Sarah & Ken Ramsey 2:31.80
2011 Sanagas 5 Rajiv Maragh Graham Motion Andreas Jacobs 2:39.40
2010 Brass Hat 9 Calvin Borel Buff Bradley Fred Bradley 2:30.73
2009 Cloudy's Knight 9 Rosemary Homeister, Jr. Jonathan E. Sheppard S J Stables LLC 2:30.87
2008 Always First 7 Rene Douglas Thomas Voss Merriefield Farm 2:30.98
2007 Transduction Gold 4 James Graham John Glenney Kim & John Glenney 2:31.96
2006 Revved Up 8 Garrett Gomez Christophe Clement Live Oak Plantation Racing 2:29.83
2005 Rochester 9 Gary Stevens Jonathan E. Sheppard Augustin Stable 2:34.30
2004 Mustanfar 3 Jose Santos Kiaran P. McLaughlin Shadwell Stable 2:30.88
2003 Sharbayan 5 Pat Day Wallace A. Dollase Iron County Farms/Jess Miller Trust 2:29.55

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Equibase.com. "Equibase | Profiles". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 2017-10-20.