Vinery Madison Stakes

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Vinery Madison Stakes
Grade I race
Location Keeneland Race Course
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 2002
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs
Surface Dirt
Track Left-handed
Qualification fillies and mares, Four-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $300,000

The Vinery Madison Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in early April at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. Contested on dirt over a distance of seven furlongs, it is open to fillies and mares, age four and older. From 2006 to 2014, it was contested on a Polytrack artificial dirt surface. After the spring meet of 2014, the Polytrack was replaced by a new dirt surface.[1]

Inaugurated in 2002 as the Madison Stakes, in 2005 the event was upgraded from a Listed race to Grade III status, then in 2006 to Grade II. In 2009 it became a Grade I event.

The race is named for Madison County, the largest county in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. In 2004 the name of the race was amended to add the name of its new sponsor, Vinery, a local Thoroughbred breeding operation.


Speed record
Most wins
  • No horse has won this race more than once.
Most wins by a jockey
Most wins by a trainer
  • No trainer has won this race more than once.
Most wins by an owner
  • No owner has won this race more than once.


2017 Paulassilverlining 5 Jose Ortiz Chad C. Brown Juddmonte Farms, Inc. 1:23.68
2016 Sheer Drama 6 Joe Bravo David Fawkes Harold L. Queen 1:22.07
2015 Princess Violet 4 Junior Alvarado Linda Rice Barry K. Schwartz 1:22.73
2014 Judy the Beauty 5 John Velazquez Wesley A. Ward Wesley A. Ward 1:22.86
2013 Last Full Measure 5 Corey Nakatani Philip J. Oliver St. George Farm Racing LLC (Banwell) 1:23.32
2012 Groupie Doll 4 Rajiv Maragh Buff Bradley Fred & Buff Bradley 1:23.76
2011 Shotgun Gulch 4 Garrett Gomez C.R. Trout C.R. Trout 1:24.14
2010 Dr. Zic 4 Kent Desormeaux Joan Scott Scott/Derby Lane/Farrell 1:21.32
2009 Informed Decision 4 John Velazquez Jonathan Sheppard George W. Strawbridge, Jr. 1:21.64
2008 Ventura 4 Garrett Gomez Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:22.06
2007 Mary Delaney 4 Edgar Prado Eddie Kenneally Fergus Galvin 1:22.24
2006 Dubai Escapade 4 Edgar Prado Eoin G. Harty Darley Racing 1:22.34
2005 Madcap Escapade 4 Jerry Bailey Frank L. Brothers W. Bruce Lunsford 1:23.33
2004 Ema Bovary 5 Roberto Gonzalez Larry D. Ross R.T. Beal & L. Ramsey 1:23.41
2003 A New Twist 4 Pat Day John C. Kimmel L. Conover & G. Bolton 1:24.32
2002 Victory Ride 4 Edgar Prado George R. Arnold II G. W. & L. I. Humphrey 1:23.70


  1. ^ "Keeneland Debuts New Dirt Surface on Main Race Track". Retrieved 15 June 2016.