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Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

Grade II race
Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
Location Pimlico Race Course,
Baltimore, Maryland Flag of the United States
Inaugurated 1919
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Black-Eyed Susan Day
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight 122 lb (55.3 kg)
Purse $200,000

The Black-Eyed Susan Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The race is open to three-year-old fillies willing to race one and one-eighth miles on the dirt and currently offers a purse of $150,000.

The Black-Eyed Susan was given graded stakes race status in 1973 and has been a Grade II event since 1976. First run in 1919 as the Pimlico Oaks, in 1952 the name was changed to its present style to compliment Preakness and to acknowledge the Maryland State flower. The inaugural edition was won by Milkmaid who went on to earn United States Champion 3-Yr-Old Filly honors. Milkmaid's owner J. K. L. Ross had a very good 1919 racing campaign, also winning the first U.S. Triple Crown with the colt Sir Barton.

In its 86th running in 2010, the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes is one of three races that are the de facto distaff counterparts to the Triple Crown races, along with the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs and the Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park. They have not, however, been officially referred to as the "Filly Triple Crown." That distinction goes to three races run at Belmont and Saratoga Race Course in New York, now officially called the Triple Tiara to avoid trademark conflicts. However, consideration has been given within the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), the sport's governing body in the United States, to change the Triple Tiara series to the Kentucky Oaks, Black-Eyed Susan and Acorn.[1]

Fourteen fillies that won The Black-Eyed Susan went on to be named a Champion according to the Maryland Jockey Club, those fillies include; Silverbulletday, Serena's Song, Davona Dale, Office Queen, Airmans Guide, Real Delight, Wistful III, But Why Not, Gallorette, Twilight Tear, Vagrancy, Fairy Chant, Nellie Morse and Milkmaid.[2]

Davona Dale is the only filly to win the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, Kentucky Oaks, Acorn Stakes, Mother Goose Stakes, and Coaching Club American Oaks. Nellie Morse is the only winner to also win the Preakness Stakes.

The Kentucky Oaks, the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, and the Acorn Stakes are the counterparts to the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, held at Churchill Downs, Pimlico Race Course and Belmont Park, respectively. The "Filly Triple Crown", known as the Triple Tiara of Thoroughbred Racing, is a series of three races at the Belmont Park. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has considered changing the Triple Tiara series to the three counterparts of the Triple Crown.

Contents

Records

Speed record:

  • 1-1/16 miles - 1:41 2/5 - Lucky Lucky Lucky (1984)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes since 1919

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Distance
(Miles)

Time

Purse

Grade

2010

Acting Happy

3

Jose Lezcano Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. Jay Em Ess Stable

1-1/8

1:50.00

$200,000

II

2009

Payton d'Oro

3

Terry Thompson J. Larry Jones John Ferris/Mike Presley

1-1/8

1:49.75

$150,000

II

2008

Sweet Vendetta

3

Channing Hill Gary C. Contessa Team Penney Racing

1-1/8

1:49:60

$250,000

II

2007

Panty Raid

3

Edgar Prado Todd Pletcher Glencrest Farm LLC

1-1/8

1:50.07

$250,000

II

2006

Regal Engagement *

3

Ramon Dominguez Thomas M. Bush Mark D. Spitzer

1-1/8

1:50.11

$250,000

II

2005

Spun Sugar

3

John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Frank Stronach

1-1/8

1:53.27

$200,000

II

2004

Yearly Report

3

Jerry Bailey Bob Baffert Golden Eagle Farm

1-1/8

1:52.65

$200,000

II

2003

Roar Emotion

3

John Velazquez Carlos Martin H. Joseph Allen

1-1/8

1:52.33

$200,000

II

2002

Chamrousse

3

Jerry Bailey Niall O'Callaghan Hancock & James H. Stone

1-1/8

1:51.61

$200,000

II

2001

Two Item Limit

3

Richard Migliore Stephen L. DiMauro Joseph F. Graffeo

1-1/8

1:50.84

$200,000

II

2000

Jostle

3

Kent Desormeaux John Servis Fox Hill Farms

1-1/8

1:52.56

$200,000

II

1999

Silverbulletday

3

Gary L. Stevens Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram

1-1/8

1:47.83

$200,000

II

1998

Added Gold

3

John Velazquez John P. Campo Stonerside Stable

1-1/8

1:49.75

$200,000

II

1997

Salt It

3

Carlos Marquez, Jr. Deborah Bodner Deborah Bodner

1-1/8

1:50.52

$200,000

II

1996

Mesabi Maiden

3

Mike E. Smith Gary C. Contessa Stuart Janney III

1-1/8

1:51.00

$200,000

II

1995

Serena's Song

3

Gary L. Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Robert & Beverly Lewis

1-1/8

1:48.45

$200,000

II

1994

Calipha

3

Rick Wilson Bud Delp Nancy Bayard

1-1/8

1:51.12

$200,000

II

1993

Aztec Hill

3

Mike E. Smith Tom Bohannan Loblolly Stable

1-1/8

1:49.78

$200,000

II

1992

Miss Legality

3

Chris McCarron Sonny Hine Norton Waltuch

1-1/8

1:51.11

$250,000

II

1991

Wide Country

3

Santos Chavez Robert W. Camac Tommy Tanner

1-1/8

1:51.26

$250,000

II

1990

Charon

3

Craig Perret Eugene Navarro Stanley M. Ersoff

1-1/8

1:48.40

$250,000

II

1989

Imaginary Lady

3

Gary L. Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Joe & Marion Conrad

1-1/8

1:48.20

$250,000

II

1988

Costly Shoes

3

Pat Day Ross Pearce Buckland Farm

1-1/16

1:44.80

$150,000

II

1987

Grecian Flight

3

Craig Perret Joseph H. Pierce, Jr. Henry C. B. Lindh

1-1/16

1:44.20

$150,000

II

1986

Family Style

3

Chris McCarron D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein

1-1/16

1:44.60

$150,000

II

1985

Koluctoos Jill

3

Chris McCarron Bruce N. Levine Brandy Hills Farm

1-1/16

1:43.00

$150,000

II

1984

Lucky Lucky Lucky

3

Angel Cordero, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Leslie Combs III

1-1/16

1:41.20

$150,000

II

1983

Batna

3

Lisa D. Ruch Glenn L. Ballenger Not Found

1-1/16

1:42.40

$125,000

II

1982

Delicate Ice

3

Don Brumfield James W. Murphy Stephen N. Connor

1-1/16

1:44.60

$125,000

II

1981

Dame Mysterieuse

3

Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Hickory Tree Stable

1-1/16

1:44.20

$125,000

II

1980

Weber City Miss

3

Vincent Bracciale, Jr. Howard M. Tesher H. Joseph Allen

1-1/16

1:44.40

$125,000

II

1979

Davona Dale

3

Jorge Velásquez John M. Veitch Calumet Farm

1-1/16

1:42.60

$125,000

II

1978

Caesars Wish

3

Danny Ray Wright Richard W. Small Sally M. Gibson

1-1/16

1:44.20

$91,850

II

1977

Small Raja

3

Angel Cordero, Jr. Thomas Joseph Kelly David P. Reynolds

1-1/16

1:42.80

$91,850

II

1976

What A Summer

3

Chris McCarron Leroy Jolley Diana M. Firestone

1-1/16

1:42.40

$63,150

II

1975

My Juliet

3

Alan Hill Eugene Euster George Weasel, Jr.

1-1/16

1:44.00

$63,150

II

1974

Blowing Rock

3

Anthony Agnello Woody Stephens Edward Fanning

1-1/16

1:43.00

$39,600

III

1973

Fish Wife

3

Dan Gargan George Poole C. V. Whitney

1-1/16

1:44.00

$39,600

III

1972

Summer Guest

3

Ron Turcotte Lucien Laurin Rokeby Stable

1-1/16

1:44.00

$37,800

1971

At Arm's Length

3

Ronnie Barnes Ned Allard not found

1-1/16

1:43.20

$37,800

1970

Office Queen

3

Carlos Marquez Bud Lepman Stephen A. Calder

1-1/16

1:43.40

$37,800

1969

Process Shot

3

Chuck Baltazar J. Bowes Bond Elberon Farm

1-1/16

1:44.00

$37,800

1968

Singing Rain

3

Garth B. Patterson Oscar White Walter M. Jeffords, Jr.

1-1/16

1:44.20

$37,800

1967

Farest Nan

3

Oswaldo Rosado E. Giuffra June M. Benson

1-1/16

1:44.00

$31,500

1966

Holly - O

3

Joe Culmone Robert W. Camac Guy H. Burt

1-1/16

1:44.80

$31,500

1965

Sue Baru

3

Ronnie Witmer John D. Boruff Mrs. Donelson Christmas

1-1/16

1:48.40

$26,000

1964

Bold Queen

3

Tommy Lee William C. Winfrey Wheatley Stable

1-1/16

1:47.00

$26,650

1963

Nalee

3

Wayne Chambers Horatio Luro Edith Cardy

1-1/16

1:46.80

$26,650

1962

Batter Up

3

Larry Adams Not Found Wheatley Stable

1-1/16

1:45.80

$27,000

1961

Funloving

3

Bobby Ussery Jim Fitzsimmons Ogden Phipps

1-1/16

1:45.80

$26,650

1960

Airmans Guide

3

Willie Harmatz Burton Williams Hugh A. Grant, Sr.

1-1/16

1:46.20

$24,750

1959

Toluene

3

Karl Korte Yevgeni Gottlieb Elmendorf Farm

1-1/16

1:48.80

$25,000

1958

Daumay

3

Chris Rogers Jimmy Irrud Howard Jones

1-1/16

1:46.60

$27,000

1957

Pillow Talk

3

Bill Hartack Not Found Hal Price Headley

1-1/16

1:45.00

$29,000

1956

Princess Turia

3

Bill Hartack Jimmy Jones Calumet Farm

1-1/16

1:45.60

$25,800

1955

High Voltage

3

Eddie Arcaro Jim Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable

1-1/16

1:46.20

$28,500

1954

Queen Hopeful

3

Eddie Arcaro Harry Trotsek Hasty House Farm

1-1/16

1:45.80

$27,500

1953

Spinning Top

3

Charlie Burr J. Bowes Bond John S. Phipps

1-1/16

1:47.20

$30,000

1952

Real Delight

3

Eddie Arcaro Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm

1-1/8

1:51.40

$27,500

1951

Discreet

3

George Hettinger J. D. Puckett George D. Widener

1-3/16

2:01.20

$14,000

1950

No Race

-

No Race No Race No Race

no race

0:00.00

no race

1949

Wistful

3

Steve Brooks Ben A. Jones Calumet Farm

1-1/16

1:44.20

$17,000

1948

Scattered

3

Warren Mehrtens Max Hirsch King Ranch

1-1/16

1:50.60

$18,000

1947

But Why Not

3

Warren Mehrtens Max Hirsch King Ranch

1-1/16

1:46.40

$24,250

1946

Red Shoes

3

Carson Kirk Not Found Not Found

1-1/16

1:49.40

$32,650

1945

Gallorette

3

George Woolf Edward A. Christmas William L. Brann

1-1/16

1:44.20

$33,500

1944

Twilight Tear

3

Conn McCreary Ben A. Jones Calumet Farm

1-1/16

1:45.20

$27,350

1943

Askmenow

3

Carroll Bierman Warren Wright Hal Price Headley

1-1/16

1:45.80

$17,000

1942

Vagrancy

3

Thomas Malley James E. Fitzsimmons Belair Stud Farm

1-1/16

1:45.20

$16,300

1941

Cis Marion

3

G. Smith R. Thomas Smith Mrs. Ella K. Bryson

1-1/16

1:45.60

$16,300

1940

Fairy Chant

3

Ralph Neves Richard E. Handlen Foxcatcher Farm

1-1/16

1:49.80

$19,200

1939

Alms

3

Charley Stevenson Anthony Pelleteri Mrs. Anthony Pelleteri

1-1/16

1:47.80

$17,000

1938

Sketchbook

3

Nick Wall Jules Wessler William J. Hlrsch

1-1/16

1:45.20

$14,000

1937

Sweet Desire

3

Willie Saunders George Conway Glen Riddle Farm

1-1/8

1:54.80

$3,875

1932

-1937

-

No Races No Races No Races

no races

0:00.00

no races

1931

Dark Magnet

3

Alfred Robertson Andy Schuttinger Willis Sharpe Kilmer

1-1/16

1:47.00

$4,650

1930

Flimsy

3

Alfred Robertson Fred Hopkins Harry Payne Whitney

1-70yds.

1:49.60

$8,300

1929

Altitude

3

George Fields Tom Healey Audley Farm

1-1/16

1:49.60

$7,950

1928

Princess Tina

3

George Fields Tom Healey Audley Farm

1-1/16

1:46.40

$7,000

1927

Pandera

3

Albert "Whiey" Abel Fred Hopkins Harry Payne Whitney

1-1/16

1:48.40

$7,415

1926

Rapture

3

George Ellis James G. Rowe, Sr. Harry Payne Whitney

1-1/16

1:45.80

$7,380

1925

Maid at Arms

3

Albert Johnson Not Found Samuel Riddle

1-1/16

1:46.00

$7,380

1924

Nellie Morse

3

J. Merimee Albert B. Gordon Bud Fisher

1-1/16

1:48.00

$6,250

1923

Gadfly

3

Linus McAtee James G. Rowe, Sr. Harry Payne Whitney

1-1/16

1:46.60

$8,085

1922

Dinahmeur

3

Albert Johnson Not Found Willis Sharpe Kilmer

1-1/16

1:47.00

$6,425

1921

Careful

3

Frank Keogh Not Found Walter P. Salmon

1-1/16

1:49.80

$6,000

1920

Cleopatra

3

Linus McAtee James G. Rowe, Sr. William R. Coe

1-1/16

1:53.00

$6,100

1919

Milkmaid

3

Earl Sande John E. Madden J.K.L. Ross

1-1/16

1:51.40

$6,100

* Smart N Pretty won the 2006 race but was disqualified from first place for interference.

See also

References

  1. 2007 Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide, page 54 on March 3, 2007.
  2. 2007 Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide, page 55 on March 3, 2007.





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