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Busher Stakes

race
Busher Stakes
Location Aqueduct Racetrack
Jamaica, New York, USA
Inaugurated 1978
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website New York Racing Association
Race information
Distance 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Dirt, Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Purse $65,000


The Busher Handicap is an American Thoroughbred stakes horse race for three-year-old fillies run each February at Aqueduct Race Track in Jamaica, New York and carries a purse of $65,000.

The Busher Handicap is named in honor of champion racing mare Busher, Champion Two Year Old Filly of 1944.

The race was run at 1 mile (8 furlongs in 1978 and 1979 and at a mile and an eighth (9 furlongs) from 1985 to 1992. It was not run in 1986 and 1987.[1]

Records

Speed Record:
At one mile and one-sixteenth (1993 to present):

  • 1:43 4/5 - Shopping for Love (2000)
  • 1:44 1/5 - True Affair (1993)
  • 1:44.32 - Little Belle (2008)

At one mile and an eighth (1985 to 1992):

  • 1:50 - Kamikaze Rick (1985)
  • 1:52 2/5 - I'm A Thriller (1991)
  • 1:52 3/5 - Queen Of Triumph (1992)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Christiana Stable

Most wins by a jockey: Six jockeys have won this race twice.

  • Aaron Gryder (1998 and 2004)
  • Angel Cordero Jr. (1981 and 1985)
  • Joe Bravo (1993 and 2001)
  • Jorge Chavez (1992 and 1997)
  • Norberto Arroyo Jr. (2000 and 2005)
  • Ruben Hernandez (1978 and 1979)

Most wins by a Trainer:

  • 3 - John Kimmel (1995, 1997, and 2001)
  • 2 - James W. Maloney (1978 and 1979)

Past winners

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time

2010 Roman Chestnut Angel Serpa Leah Gyarmati Ellen O'Connell 1:45.93
2009 What a Pear Channing Hill Joseph Parker Tri-Bone Stables 1:45.17
2008 Little Belle Rajiv Maragh Kiaran McLaughlin Durley Stable 1:44.32
2007 Olivine Chuck C. Lopez David Donk Dileo Punk 1:44.76
2006 Regal Engagement Ramon Dominguez Tom Bush Mark Spitzer 1:47.15
2005 Amazing Buy Norberto Arroyo, Jr. Jennifer Pedersen Paraneck Stable 1:44 3/5
2004 Fond Aaron Gryder George Weaver Dogwood Stable 1:44 4/5
2003 Elegant Designer Mario Pino Anthony Dutrow Michael H. Sherman 1:45 1/5
2002 Bema Javier Castellano Claude R. McGaughey III Claiborne Farm 1:45 4/5
2001 Diversa Joe Bravo John C. Kimmel December Hill Farm 1:45 3/5
2000 Shopping for Love Norberto Arroyo, Jr. Kenneth A. Nesky George & d'Arcangelo 1:43 4/5
1999 Synchronized Jose Espinoza Martin Warnsborough George Yemec 1:44 4/5
1998 Best Friend Stro Aaron Gryder Michael E. Hushion Eugene E. Hauman 1:46
1997 Glory in Motion Jorge F. Chavez John C. Kimmel Kentucky Blue/E. Sitt 1:46
1996 Mackie Joe Bravo W. Elliot Walden Walden Vanmeter 1:45 4/5
1995 Ammy Hils Mike Luzzi John C. Kimmel Be Stables 1:46 1/5
1994 Forcing Bid Filberto Leon Del W. Carroll II Hassan Shoaib 1:45 4/5
1993 True Affair Joe Bravo Gary C. Contessa Winbound Farms 1:44 1/5
1992 Queen Of Triumph Jorge Chavez Alfredo Callejas Robert Perez 1:52 3/5
1991 I'm A Thriller Art Madrid, Jr. Michael J. Kelly Adele L. Rand 1:52 2/5
1990 My Girl Jeannie James Bruin William V. Terrill Hugh Keith 1:55 1/5
1989 Dreamy Mimi Richard Migliore George R. Arnold II A. G. Campbell, Jr. 1:53 3/5
1988 Fulbright Scholar Jose A. Santos D. Wayne Lukas J. Anthony Forstmann 1:53 2/5
1985 Kamikaze Rick Angel Cordero Jr. John Parisella Theodore Sabarese 1:50
1984 Squan Song Herb McCauley Carlos A. Garica Robert E. Brennan 1:43 2/5
1983 Far Flying Jean-Luc Samyn Michael Kay G. Watts Humphrey, Jr. 1:44 3/5
1982 Mochila Michael Venezia Jan H. Nerud John A. Nerud 1:43 2/5
1981 Andover Way Angel Cordero Jr. Howard M. Tesher H. Joseph Allen 1:41 4/5
1980 Wistful Don Brumfield Anthony Bardaro Bright View Farm 1:41.80
1979 Croquis Ruben Hernandez James W. Maloney Christiana Stables 1:38.60
1978 Tingle Stone Ruben Hernandez James W. Maloney Christiana Stables 1:34.60

References

  1. Busher Stakes | New York Racing Association http://nyra.com/aqueduct/Stakes/Busher.shtml



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