|Grade II race|
|Location||Saratoga Race Course|
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Website||Saratoga Race Course|
The Amsterdam Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at the end of July at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. Open to three-year-old horses, it is a sprint race competed over a distance of 6½ furlongs. A Grade II event, it currently offers a purse of $150,000.
Inaugurated in 1993 as the Screen King Stakes and run at seven furlongs, it was raced at a distance of six furlongs between 1994 and 2005.
In 1998 the race was renamed for Amsterdam, New York, a neighbor town of Saratoga Springs in Upstate New York.
The race was run in two divisions in 1994.
Time record: (at current distance of 6½ furlongs)
- 1:13.74 - Quality Road (2009) (Breaking Saratoga’s 30-year track record, as well as the 37-year-old six-furlong record.)
- 1:09.13 - Distorted Humor (1996) (at previous distance of 6 furlongs)
Most wins by an owner:
- No owner has won this race more than once.
Most wins by a jockey:
- 4 - Pat Day (1995, 1996, 2000, 2002)
Most wins by a trainer:
- 2 - Steven M. Asmussen (2004, 2005)
Winners of the Amsterdam Stakes
|2009||Quality Road||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher||Edward P. Evans||1:13.74|
|2008||Kodiak Kowboy||Gabriel Saez||Larry Jones||Vinery Stables/Fox Hill Farm||1:15.56|
|2007||Most Distinguished||Rafael Bejarano||Nick Zito||Live Oak Plantation Racing||1:15.97|
|2006||Court Folly||Calvin Borel||Ian R. Wilkes||Robert Manfuso||1:16.14|
|2005||Santana Strings||Eibar Coa||Steven M. Asmussen||Millennium Farms||1:10.18|
|2004||Bwana Charlie||Shane Sellers||Steven M. Asmussen||Heiligbrodt Racing Stable||1:09.40|
|2003||Zavata||Jerry D. Bailey||Patrick L. Biancone||Michael B. Tabor||1:08.64|
|2002||Listen Here||Pat Day||William I. Mott||Nardelli & Lakin||1:09.58|
|2001||City Zip||Jorge Chavez||Linda L. Rice||Charles Thompson||1:11.03|
|2000||Personal First||Pat Day||David E. Paulus||D. Waldron, et al.||1:09.33|
|1999||Successful Appeal||Edgar Prado||John C. Kimmel||Starview Stable||1:10.20|
|1998||Mint||Eibar Coa||Mohammed Moubarak||Buckram Oak Farm||1:10.28|
|1998||Secret Firm||Edgar Prado||H. Graham Motion||Mea Culpa Stables||1:10.28|
|1997||Oro de Mexico||Chris Antley||Philip M. Serpe||Dee Flynn & Moran||1:10.58|
|1996||Distorted Humor||Pat Day||W. Elliott Walden||Reineman/Prestonwood||1:09.13|
|1995||Kings Fiction||Pat Day||H. Allen Jerkens||Hardwicke Stables||1:09.75|
|1994||Chimes Band||Jerry D. Bailey||D. Wayne Lukas||Fares Farm||1:09.90|
|1994||Mr. Shawklit||Herb McCauley||Frank LaBoccetta||Edward Anchel||1:10.80|
|1993||Evil Bear||Jose A. Santos||Robert E. Reid, Jr.||Joseph Sabini||1:22.09|
*In 1998 there was a Dead Heat between Mint and Secret Firm.