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Alcibiades Stakes

Grade I race
Alcibiades Stakes
Location Keeneland Race Course
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1952
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.keeneland.com
Race information
Distance 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Polytrack, left-handed
Qualification Two-year-old fillies
Weight 1952-1978 :119 lbs
1979-present : 118 lbs
Purse $500,000

The Alcibiades Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in early October at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. A Grade I race, it is open to two-year-old fillies willing to race one and one-sixteenth miles on the dirt. Sponsored by Darley Racing since 2003, the Alcibiades Stakes was named for Hal Price Headley's great foundation mare Alcibiades.

Part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series, the winner of the 2008 Alcibiades Stakes automatically qualifies for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. [1]

The race obtained Graded stakes race status in 1973 and was a Grade III race through 1975, a Grade II from 1976 through 2006 and elevated in 2007 to Grade I status with a purse of $500,000.

Inaugurated in 1952 as a seven furlong race, from 1956 through 1980 it was run at seven furlongs, 184 feet. In 1981 it was changed to its present distances of 11/16 miles.

The Alcibiades Stakes was raced on dirt until 2006 when Keeneland Race Course installed the synthetic Polytrack surface.


Time record: (at present distance of 11/16 miles)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 4 - Leslie Combs II (1957, 1967, 1978. 1983)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Alcibiades Stakes






2009 Negligee Rajiv Maragh John Terranova Sovereign Stable 1:43.76
2008 Dream Express Robby Albarado Kenneth McPeek Kelly Colliver 1:43.82
2007 Country Star Rafael Bejarano Robert J. Frankel Stonerside Stable 1:45.85
2006 Bel Air Beauty Fernando Jara Frank L. Brothers W. Bruce Lunsford 1:45.32
2005 She Says It Best Eddie Martin, Jr. Vickie L. Foley Carl Bowling/Foley, et al. 1:49.07
2004 Runway Model Rafael Bejarano Bernard S. Flint Naveed Chowhan 1:44.31
2003 Be Gentle Cornelio Velasquez D. Wayne Lukas Thomas F. Van Meter II 1:45.51
2002 Westerly Breeze Robby Albarado Carl Nafzger A. Stevens Miles, Jr. 1:46.90
2001 Take Charge Lady Anthony J. D'Amico Kenneth McPeek Select Stable 1:46.23
2000 She's A Devil Due Mark Guidry Kenneth McPeek Brian Griggs/Mike Goetz 1:44.80
1999 Scratch Pad Willie Martinez Joseph Waunsch Jaime S. Carrion 1:44.00
1998 Silverbulletday Gary L. Stevens Bob A. Baffert Mike Pegram 1:42.20
1997 Countess Diana Shane Sellers Patrick B. Byrne M/M Richard Kaster 1:45.20
1996 Southern Playgirl Randy Romero Harvey L. Vanier Nancy A. Vanier 1:46.80
1995 Cara Rafaela Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas TNT Stud 1:44.40
1994 Post It Sam Maple Ronald Allen, Sr. Jerry Campbell 1:46.20
1993 Stellar Cat Shane Sellers D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 1:44.60
1992 Eliza Patrick Valenzuela Alex L. Hassinger, Jr. Allen E. Paulson 1:43.20
1991 Spinning Round Joe Johnson James E. Baker Kinsman Stable 1:47.20
1990 Private Treasure Jerry D. Bailey Joseph H. Pierce, Jr. Pastime Stable 1:43.80
1989 Special Happening Jose A. Santos D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1:44.60
1988 Wonders Delight Gary L. Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1:46.40
1987 Terra Incognita Darrell Foster Michael Ball Robert C. Billips 1:44.60
1986 Zero Minus Sandy Hawley Carl Nafzger William H. Floyd 1:45.20
1985 Silent Account Keith Allen H. Allen Jerkens Centennial Farms 1:46.20
1984 Foxy Deen Daryl Montoya Ronnie Warren Elmer E. Miller 1:45.60
1983 Lucky Lucky Lucky Jacinto Vasquez D. Wayne Lukas Leslie Combs II/Equites St 1:47.00
1982 Jelly Bean Holiday Don Brumfield Herbert K. Stevens Mrs. James H. Gallagher 1:45.80
1981 Apalachee Honey Bill Shoemaker Timothy J. Muckler Muckler Stables 1:45.20
1980 Sweet Revenge Jorge Velasquez Del W. Carroll William S. Farish III 1:28.00
1979 Salud Julio C. Espinoza William C. Thomas Phillip Hurley, et al. 1:28.20
1978 Angel Island Ed Delahoussaye Ray Lawrence, Jr. Leslie Combs II 1:26.40
1977 L'Alezane Ron Turcotte Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Levesque 1:27.20
1976 Sans Supplement William Gavidia Donald M. McKellar Donald M. McKellar 1:27.60
1975 Optimistic Gal Darrel McHargue LeRoy Jolley Diana M. Firestone 1:28.00
1974 Hope of Glory Jimmy Nichols Donald M. McKellar Donald M. McKellar 1:27.20
1973 City Girl Earlie Fires Frank Catrone Ada L. Rice 1:27.80
1972 Coraggioso Don Brumfield Anthony Basile Bwamazon Farm 1:27.00
1971 Mrs. Cornwallis Gerardo Mora Harry Shillick Dogwood Stable 1:28.40
1970 Patelin Laffit Pincay, Jr. Sylvester Veitch George D. Widener, Jr. 1:27.00
1969 Belle Noire Heriberto Arroyo Stanley M. Rieser A.P. and D.H. Gehl 1:27.20
1968 Lil's Bag Don Brumfield Ronnie Warren M/M Robert F. Roberts 1:28.40
1967 Lady Tramp Ismael Valenzuela Richard J. Fischer Leslie Combs II 1:28.00
1966 Teacher's Art Laffit Pincay, Jr. J. E. Tinsley, Jr. Fred W. Hooper 1:28.40
1965 Moccasin Larry Adams Harry Trotsek Claiborne Farm 1:25.80
1964 Fairway Fun Jack Leonard T. M. Crowe William H. Floyd 1:26.40
1963 Secret Veil W. D. Lucas Strother Griffin Reverie Knoll Farm 1:27.40
1962 Abrogate Robert L. Baird B. B. Williams Hugh A. Grant 1:27.20
1961 Journalette Willie Carstens S. Bryant Ott Fourth Estate Stable 1:27.20
1960 Little Tumbler Ray Broussard W. R. Mitchell Bruno Ferrari 1:26.60
1959 Rash Statement John L. Rotz Allen Hultz Hal Price Headley 1:25.60
1958 Fiji Jimmy Nichols Lloyd P. Tate Mrs. Lloyd P. Tate 1:28.00
1957 Moon Glory John Heckmann S. Bryant Ott Leslie Combs II 1:27.20
1956 Leallah Sam Boulmetis, Sr. MacKenzie Miller Charlton Clay 1:27.00
1955 Doubledogdare Steve Brooks Moody Jolley Claiborne Farm 1:24.20
1954 Myrtle's Jet Walter Blum Ike K. Mourar Maine Chance Farm 1:23.00
1953 Oil Painting Al Popara Anthony W. Rupelt Mrs. J. A. Goodwin 1:24.40
1952 Sweet Patootie Sherman Armstrong H. H. Battle Mrs. E. E. D. Shaffer 1:23.60


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