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Bewitch Stakes

Grade III race
Bewitch Stakes
Location Keeneland Race Course
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1962
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.keeneland.com racing
Race information
Distance 1½ miles (12 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, four-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

The Bewitch Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually during the second half of April at the Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. Contested on turf over a distance of 1½ miles (12 furlongs), it is open to fillies and mares age four and older. Currently a Grade III event sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka, it offers a purse of $150,000.

Inaugurated in 1962, the race is named for Calumet Farm's great Hall of Fame filly, Bewitch.


Speed record: (at current distance of 1½ miles on turf)

  • 2:27.40 Bursting Forth (1999)

Winners since 1999







2010 Lady Shakespeare 4 John Velazquez Roger Attfield Charles Fipke 2:31.42
2009 Winter View 5 Julien Leparoux Jonathan Sheppard Augustin Stable 2:34.11
2008 Communique 4 Garrett Gomez Rusty Arnold G. Watts Humphrey 2:28.91
2007 Safari Queen 5 John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Arindel Farm 2:28.75
2006 Noble Stella 5 Edgar Prado Roger Attfield Gary A. Tanaka 2:33.15
2005 Angara 4 Gary Stevens Patrick Biancone Martin S. Schwartz 2:36.24
2004 Meridiana 4 Edgar Prado Christophe Clement Sarah & Jon Kelly 2:31.05
2003 Lilac Queen 5 Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Gary A. Tanaka 2:29.70
2002 Sweetest Thing 4 Mark Guidry Roger Attfield Attfield/M. Canino/W. Werner 2:31.97
2001 Keemoon 5 Jerry Bailey Neil Drysdale Henry E. Pabst 2:30.28
2000 The Seven Seas 4 Alex Solis Robert J. Frankel Charles Kenis 2:29.20
1999 Bursting Forth 5 Jorge Chavez H. Graham Motion Sam Huff 2:27.40



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