Texas Mile Stakes

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Texas Mile Stakes
Grade III race
Location Lone Star Park
Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Inaugurated 1997
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.lonestarpark.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Surface Dirt
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $200,000 (2014)

The Texas Mile Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in late April at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. A Grade III event open to horses age three and older, it is contested on dirt over a distance of one mile (8 furlongs).

History[edit]

Inaugurated in 1997, in 1999 it became the first graded Thoroughbred stakes race in Texas.

The event[edit]

In 2001, Dixie Dot Com became the only horse to win in the same year the Texas Mile and the Lone Star Park Handicap, known as "The Texas Two Step."

Among notable horses who ran in the Texas Mile but did not win were Skip Away, who finished third in 1997, and Real Quiet who finished second in 1999.

Records[edit]

Speed record:

  • 1:34.44 - Isitingood (1997) (stakes and track record)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Littlebitlively (1998, 1999)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2016 Great Minds 5 C.J. McMahon Albert M. Stall, Jr. Vince Wilfork 1:37.68
2015 Texas Air 7 Quincy Hamilton Allen Milligan Paul J. Rigali, Jr. 1:37.31
2014 Grand Contender 6 Richard E. Eramia Thomas M. Amoss Maggi Moss 1:36.68
2013 Master Rick 5 Glen Murphy Steven M. Asmussen Zayat Stables 1:36.01
2012 Endorsement 5 Robby Albarado Eoin G. Harty Casner Racing 1:36.69
2011 Thiskyhasnolimit 4 Justin Sheppard Steve Asmussen Zollars/Wagner 1:37.28
2010 Mythical Power 4 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Peachtree Stable 1:35.71
2009 Jonesboro 7 Cliff Berry Randy L. Morse Michael Langford 1:36.94
2008 Monterey Jazz 4 David Flores Craig Dollase A and R Stables et al. 1:35.25
2007 Silent Pleasure 4 Tracy Hebert Howard Scarberry S & S Stables LLC 1:35.39
2006 Preachinatthebar 5 Jon Court Bob Baffert Mike Pegram 1:36.81
2005 High Strike Zone 5 Ricky Faul Amos LaBorde Donald Erickson 1:35.34
2004 Kela 6 David Nuesch Mike R. Mitchell Jay Manoogian 1:35.64
2003 Bluesthestandard 6 Martin Pedroza Ted H. West Jeffrey Sengara 1:35.68
2002 Unrullah Bull 5 Anthony Lovato Cole Norman Jim & Theresa Donnan 1:37.78
2001 Dixie Dot Com 6 David Flores William Morey, Jr. D & C Chaiken/B & R Heller 1:34.72
2000 Sir Bear 7 Eibar Coa Ralph Ziadie Barbara Smollin 1:35.98
1999 Littlebitlively 5 Carlos Gonzalez Bobby C. Barnett John A. Franks 1:35.65
1998 Littlebitlively 4 Carlos Gonzalez Bobby C. Barnett John A. Franks 1:37.07
1997 Isitingood 6 David Flores Bob Baffert Mike Pegram/Terry Henn 1:34.44

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