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American Turf Stakes

Grade III race
American Turf Stakes
Location Churchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.churchilldowns.com
Race information
Distance 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

The American Turf Stakes is a United States Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Sponsored by Crown Royal whiskey since 1995, it is a 1 1/16 mile (8.5 furlongs) race on turf open to horses age three and older.

The race is run in early May on the same day as the Kentucky Oaks.

Winners since 1999






2010 Doubles Partner Garrett Gomez Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm 1:41.05
2009 Orthodox Jon Court John Glenney Kim and John Glenney 1:44.37
2008 Tizdejavu Garrett Gomez Gregory Fox M. Cooper/P. Ziebarth 1:46.14
2007 Duveen Mark Guidry Dale L. Romans Andrew Farm 1:44.03
2006 Stream Cat Julien Leparoux Patrick Biancone Fab Oak Stable et al. 1:42.27
2005 Rey de Cafe Javier Castellano George R. Arniold II G. Watts Humphrey 1:42.00
2004 Kitten's Joy Jerry Bailey Dale L. Romans Ken & Sarah Ramsey 1:43.21
2003 Senor Swinger Pat Day Bob Baffert Bob & Beverly Lewis 1:41.38
2002 Legislator Edgar Prado H. James Bond Judy E. Turetsky 1:44.43
2001 Strategic Partner John Velazquez Mark A. Hennig Lee Lewis 1:42.89
2000 King Cugat Jerry Bailey William I. Mott Centennial Farms 1:41.25
1999 Air Rocket Jerry Bailey Robert E. Holthus Frank Fletcher 1:42.65

Earlier winners

  • 1998 - Dernier Croise
  • 1997 - Royal Strand
  • 1996 - Broadway Beau
  • 1995 - Unanimous Vote
  • 1994 - Jaggery John
  • 1993 - Desert Waves
  • 1992 - Senor Tomas



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