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Aristides Breeders' Cup Stakes

Grade III race
Aristides Breeders' Cup Stakes
Location Churchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Inaugurated 1989
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Churchilldowns.com
Race information
Distance 6 furlongs
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds and up
Purse US$150,000 Added

The Aristides Breeders' Cup Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in early June at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The Grade III sprint race for three-year-olds is run on dirt over a distance of six furlongs The race currently offers a purse of $150,000.

The Aristides Breeders' Cup is named in honor of the racehorse Aristides who won the first edition of the Kentucky Derby in 1875 on the Churchill Downs track.

Prior to 2004, the Aristides Breeders' Cup was run at 6.5 furlongs. Bet on Sunshine, the only two-time winner in the race's history, set a new track record of 1:15.11 for 6.5 furlongs in 2000 then in 2001 beat his own record with a time of 1:14.79. At its current six-furlong distance, Kelly's Landing ran the fastest six furlongs in Churchill Downs history when he won the 2005 edition in a time of 1:07.59.

Winners since 2000







2010 Riley Tucker Shaun Bridgmohan Steve Asmussen Zayat Stables 1:08.34
2009 Bold Start Robby Albarado Ken McPeek Lawrence Carroll 1:09.04
2008 Indian Chant Jamie Theriot Tom Amoss Maggi Moss 1:08.40
2007 Fabulous Strike Ramon Dominguez Todd Beattie Tea Party Stable 1:07.64
2006 Lost in the Fog Russell Baze Greg Gilchrist Harry J. Aleo 1:08.52
2005 Kelly's Landing Gary L. Stevens Eddie Kenneally Summerplace Farm 1:07.59
2004 Champali Rafael Bejarano Gregory Foley Lloyd Madison Farms 1:09.04
2003 Mountain General Corey Lanerie Steve Asmussen Keith Asmussen 1:16.01
2002 Orientate II Robby Albarado D. Wayne Lukas Bob and Beverly Lewis 1:14.41
2001 Bet On Sunshine Calvin Borel Paul J. McGee David P. Halloway Racing 1:14.79
2000 Bet On Sunshine Francisco Torres Paul J. McGee David P. Halloway Racing 1:15.11

Earlier winners

  • 1999 - Run Johnny
  • 1998 - Thisnearlywasmine
  • 1997 - High Stakes Player
  • 1996 - Lord Carson
  • 1995 - Boones Mill
  • 1994 - Never Wavering
  • 1993 - Gold Spring
  • 1992 - Tricky Fun
  • 1991 - Bio
  • 1989 - Bet The Pot



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