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Ashland Stakes

Grade I race
Ashland Stakes
Location Keeneland Race Course
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1936
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Keeneland
Race information
Distance 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Weight-For-Age
Purse $500,000

The Ashland Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in early April at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky, United States. It and the Ashland Oaks, the Kentucky Association racetrack's predecessor race, were named for Ashland, the homestead and breeding farm of statesman Henry Clay in Lexington, Kentucky. Restricted to three-year-olds fillies, the Grade 1 race is currently run at a distance of one and one-sixteenth miles and offers a purse of $500,000.

Part of the 1936 inaugural events for the new Keeneland Race Course, the first two editions of the Ashland Stakes were open to fillies and mares, 3-years of age and older. Not run again until 1940, it was then made a race exclusively for 3-year-old fillies. During World War II, from 1943 through 1945 the race was hosted by Churchill Downs in Louisville.

The Ashland Stakes was run in two heats in 1952, 1965, 1974 and 1980. Don Brumfield is the only jockey to ever have won both heats. In the 1974 edition, Brumfield rode to victory on Winged Wishes, a horse owned by his mother, Viola., then took the second running aboard Darby Dan Farm's, Maud Muller.

Since its inception, the Ashland Stakes has been raced at various distances:

  • 1936-1937, 1981 to present : 1 1/16 miles
  • 1940-1973 : 6 furlongs
  • 1974-1980 : 7 furlongs, 184 feet


Speed record at current distance:

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Ashland Stakes since 1969






2010 Evening Jewel Kent Desormeaux James M. Cassidy Braly Family Trust 1:43.80
2009 Hooh Why Corey Lanerie Donna L. Dupuy Derby Daze Farm/M. Hoffman 1:43.54
2008 Little Belle Rajiv Maragh Kiaran McLaughlin Darley Stable 1:43.69
2007 Christmas Kid Rene R. Douglas James A. Jerkens Edward P. Evans 1:42.90
2006 Bushfire Cornelio Velasquez Eddie Kenneally Homewrecker Stable 1:45.16
2005 Sis City Edgar S. Prado Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. Stonerside Stable et al. 1:46.35
2004 Madcap Escapade Rene R. Douglas Frank L. Brothers W. Bruce Lunsford 1:44.55
2003 Elloluv Robby Albarado Craig Dollase J. Paul Reddam 1:43.58
2002 Take Charge Lady Tony D'Amico Kenneth G. McPeek Select Stable 1:43.29
2001 Fleet Renee John R. Velazquez Michael W. Dickinson V.H.W. Stable Inc 1:43.77
2000 Rings a Chime Shane Sellers Lonnie Arterburn Turf Side Stables 1:44.40
1999 Silverbulletday Jerry D. Bailey Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 1:41.60
1998 Well Chosen Charles R. Woods, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas S. Magnier / M. Tabor 1:43.00
1997 Glitter Woman Mike E. Smith C. R. McGaughey III H. Joseph Allen 1:43.80
1996 My Flag Jerry D. Bailey C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1:42.60
1995 Urbane Eddie Delahoussaye Brian Mayberry Samantha Siegel 1:43.40
1994 Inside Information Mike E. Smith C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Mills Phipps 1:46.80
1993 Lunar Spook Shane Sellers J. Bert Sonnier Sandbar Farms 1:43.40
1992 Prospectors Delite Craig Perret Neil J. Howard William S. Farish III 1:42.60
1991 Do It With Style Shane Sellers Gary C. Contessa DJ Stable 1:43.60
1990 Go for Wand Randy Romero William Badgett, Jr. Christiana Stable 1:43.60
1989 Gorgeous Eddie Delahoussaye Neil Drysdale Robert N. Clay 1:43.20
1988 Willa On the Move Chris McCarron Leon J. Blusiewicz Lorraine Quinichett 1:45.80
1987 Chic Shirine Sandy Hawley D. Wayne Lukas Emory Alexander 1:44.60
1986 Classy Cathy Earlie Fires Joseph M. Bollero Edward A. Cox, Jr. 1:44.00
1985 Koluctoo's Jill Randy Romero Bruce N. Levine Brandy Hills Farm 1:44.40
1984 Enumerating Don Brumfield Dennis W. Ebert Hardesty/Walden/Ebert 1:49.20
1983 Princess Rooney Jacinto Vasquez Frank Gomez Paula J. Tucker 1:45.40
1982 Blush With Pride Bill Shoemaker D. Wayne Lukas Stonereath Farm 1:45.00
1981 Truly Bound Bill Shoemaker Grover G. Delp Windfields Farm 1:44.00
1980 Flos Florum Randy Romero William S. Borders Strapro Stable 1:26.40
1980 Sugar and Spice Jeffrey Fell John M. Veitch Calumet Farm 1:27.20
1979 Candy Eclair Anthony Black Mary Edens Adele W. Paxson 1:27.00
1978 Mucchina Jose Amy Alan B. Marcus Donald Newman 1:27.20
1977 Sound of Summer Fernando Toro Thomas A. Pratt T. Busching/C. Bernstein 1:26.80
1976 Optimistic Gal Braulio Baeza LeRoy Jolley Diana M. Firestone 1:26.80
1975 Sun and Snow Garth Patterson George T. Poole C.V. Whitney 1:26.60
1974 Winged Wishes Don Brumfield David Kassen Viola Brumfield 1:28.80
1974 Maud Muller Don Brumfield Lou Rondinello Darby Dan Farm 1:27.00
1973 Raging Whirl Weston Soirez Glenn Hild Glenn Hild 1:10.80
1972 Barely Even John L. Rotz Lou M. Goldfine Mrs. S. L. Gilmartin 1:11.00
1971 You All Kenny Knapp George T. Poole C.V. Whitney 1:11.00
1970 Gay Missile Ray Broussard Del W. Carroll Michael G. Phipps 1:10.00
1969 Double Delta Carlos H. Marquez Stanley M. Rieser Drymon & Greenslit 1:10.00

*1972 - Hempens Song Disqualified from first and placed eighth.

Earlier winners

  • 1968 - Miss Swapsco
  • 1967 - Dun-Cee
  • 1966 - Justakiss
  • 1965 - Terentia
  • 1965 - Bright Bauble
  • 1963 - Sally Ship
  • 1962 - Windy Miss
  • 1961 - Goldflower
  • 1960 - Tingle
  • 1959 - Hidden Talent
  • 1958 – Ramadel
  • 1957 - Jota Jota
  • 1955 - Insouciant
  • 1954 - Jenjay
  • 1953 - Cerise Reine
  • 1952 - Free For Me
  • 1951 - Sickle's Image
  • 1950 - Wondring
  • 1949 - Tall Weeds
  • 1947 - Cosmic Missile
  • 1946 - Sweet Caprice
  • 1945 - Come And Go
  • 1944 - Harriet Sue
  • 1943 - Valdina Marl
  • 1942 - The Swallow
  • 1941 - Valdina Myth
  • 1940 - June Bee
  • 1939 - No race
  • 1938 - No race
  • 1937 - Drowsy


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