With Anticipation Stakes

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With Anticipation Stakes
Grade II race
Location Saratoga Race Course
Saratoga Springs, New York,
United States
Inaugurated 2005
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.nyra.com/index_saratoga
Race information
Distance 1 mile and 1/16 mile
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Two-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $200,000 (2014)

The With Anticipation Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually near the end of August or early September at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. Raced on turf at a distance of originally one mile, now a mile and 1/16th, it is open to two-year-old horses. Formerly a Grade III race, the American Graded Stakes Committee upgraded it to Grade II for 2011.[1]

The race is currently part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series. The winner will automatically qualify for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.

The race is named in honor of George W. Strawbridge, Jr.'s outstanding turf runner, With Anticipation.


Speed record:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Fab Oak Stable (2005, 2007)
  • 2 - Klaravich Stables/Lawrence (2012, 2014)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:


2017 Catholic Boy Manuel Franco Jonathan Thomas Robert V. LaPenta 1:40.94 III
2016 Made You Look Javier Castellano Todd A. Pletcher Let's Go Stable/Three Chimneys Farm 1:43.12 IIT
2015 Azar John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Alto Racing 1:41.68 IIT
2014 Startup Nation Joel Rosario Chad C. Brown Klaravich Stables/Lawrence 1:41.63 IIT
2013 Bashart Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher Rosedown Racing 1:41.97 IIT
2012 Balance the Books Julien Leparoux Chad C. Brown Klaravich Stables/Lawrence 1:42.30 IIT
2011 State of Play Ramon Dominguez Graham Motion Team Valor International 1:43.97 IIT
2010 Soldat Alan Garcia Kiaran McLaughlin H. Clarke & C. Robertson III 1:41.37 III
2009 Interactif Kent Desormeaux Todd A. Pletcher Wertheimer et Frere 1:41.41 III
2008 Bittel Road John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher J. Scatuorchio & J. Iracane 1:42.30 NG
2007 Nownownow Julien Leparoux Patrick L. Biancone Fab Oak Stable 1:41.26 NG
2006 Fernando Po Edgar Prado Michael E. Hushion Barry K. Schwartz 1:44.47 NG
2005 Stream Cat Gary Stevens Patrick L. Biancone Fab Oak Stable et al. 1:45.40 NG