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Busanda Stakes

The Busanda Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York in mid-January each year. In its 38th running in 2011, the ungraded stakes is an event is for three-year-old fillies, set at a distance of one mile and seventy yards, and offers a purse of $75,000 added.

From 1974 to 1976, the Busanda was run at seven furlongs, and then at a mile and a sixteenth from 1977 to 1982.

The race is named for the fine racing mare Busanda who, bred to Tom Fool, produced the great Buckpasser.

Past winners

  • 2010 - Age of Humor (1:45.87) (A. R. Napravnik)
  • 2009 - Pumpkin Shell (1:42.30) (Chuckie Lopez)
  • 2006 – Daytime Promise (1:43.49) (Norberto Arroyo, Jr.)
  • 2005 – Amazing Buy (1:44 2/5) (Norberto Arroyo, Jr.)
  • 2004 – Island Sand (1:43) (Pablo Fragoso)
  • 2002 – Totally Wild (1:43 2/5) (Charles Lopez)
  • 2001 – Diversa (1:41 2/5) (Joe Bravo)
  • 1999 – Super Skirt (1:45 1/5) (Carlos Cruz)
  • 1996 – Little Miss Fast (1:41) (Joe Bravo)
  • 1992 – His Ginger (1:45 1/5) (Joe Rocco)
  • 1991 – I’m A Thriller (1:44 4/5) (Art Madrid, Jr.)
  • 1988 – Beru (1:46 2/5) (Nick Santagata)
  • 1987 – Bold Mate (1:42 3/5) (Jean-Luc Samyn)
  • 1985 – Count Pennies (1:45 1/5) (Ruben Hernandez)
  • 1984 – Mile High Lady (1:47) (Robbie Davis)
  • 1980 – Espadrille (1:46 1/5) (Eric Beitia)
  • 1979 – Out Ruled (1:44 4/5) (Jamie Arellano)
  • 1976 – Stick To Beauty (1:24 3/5) (Ron Turcotte)
  • 1975 – Alpine Lass (1:23 1/5) (Angel Cordero, Jr.)
  • 1974 – Quick Fare (1:25 2/5) (Michael Venezia)

In 1980, Going East finished first but was disqualified and placed third.

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