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Conniver Stakes

Ungraded Stakes race
Conniver Stakes
Location Laurel Park Racecourse,
Laurel, Maryland, United States
Inaugurated 1969
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.Laurelpark.com
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares; Three-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $70,000

The Conniver Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in March at Laurel Park Racecourse in Laurel, Maryland. The Conniver Stakes, is open to fillies and mares age three-years-old and up willing to race seven furlongs on the dirt. It was the 43th running of the stakes race in 2010. An ungraded stakes race, it offers a purse of $70,000.

The race was named in honor of Conniver, the Maryland-bred that was named the nation's top handicap mare in 1948 for an incredible season that included wins in the Brooklyn Handicap and Vagrancy Handicap (defeating both legend mares as Gallorette and Stymie. She also won the Beldame Stakes, the Comely Stakes and the Vagrancy Handicap. She was the brown daughter of Discovery out of The Schemer out of Challenger II and was bred by Alfred G. Vanderbilt II. She was owned by Harry LaMontagne, who had purchased Conniver as a yearling for a mere $1,500. The gawky, 17 hand mare was undistinguished at age 2 and 3 and was nealy sold as a polo pony prior to the 1948 season. When Conniver retired at age 5, she had earned $227,825 from 56 starts with 15 wins, 6 seconds and 6 thirds.[1]

Contents

Records

Speed record:

  • 7 furlongs - 1:23.00 - Winter Leaf (2002)
  • 1-1/16 miles - 1:45.00 - Dear to All (1970)
  • 1-1/8 miles - 1:49.00 - Stem the Tide (1992)

Most wins by an horse:

  • No horse has ever won more than one Conniver Stakes

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Stephen E. Quick (2007 & 2010)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 3 - Vincent Bracciale, Jr. (1999, 2002 & 2008)

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - Christopher W. Grove (2007 & 2010)
  • 2 - Richard W. Small (1994 & 2000)

Winners of the Conniver Stakes since 1969

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Distance

Time

Purse

2010

Sweet Goodbye

5

J.D. Acosta Christopher W. Grove William Harris

7 fur.

1:23.85

$70,000

2009

Fancy Diamond

5

Harry Vega Cathal Lynch Kildare Stable

7 fur.

1:23.72

$60,000

2008

All Giving

4

Erick D. Rodriguez Flint W. Stites Concepts Unlimited Stable

7 fur.

1:24.40

$60,000

2007

Silmaril

6

Ryan Fogelsonger Christopher W. Grove Stephen E. Quick

7 fur.

1:25.00

$75,000

2006

Spirited Game

5

Jose Caraballo Dove Houghton Wirth Brothers

7 fur.

1:23.60

$75,000

2005

Chrusciki

5

Ryan Fogelsonger A. Ferris Allen, III Nancy Lee Farms

7 fur.

1:26.00

$60,000

2004

Bronze Abe

5

Erick D. Rodriguez Grover G. Delp Samuel Bayard

7 fur.

1:23.60

$75,000

2003

Gazillion

4

Ramon A. Dominguez Hamilton A. Smith Lucy C. Kessler

7 fur.

1:24.40

$60,000

2002

Winter Leaf

4

Larry Reynolds Ronald Cartwright

7 fur.

1:23.00

$60,000

2001

A Lot of Mary

6

Bruce Kravets Scott A. Lake WinStar Farm

7 fur.

1:24.40

$60,000

2000

Shashobegon

5

Jozbin Santana Richard W. Small

7 fur.

1:24.40

$60,000

1999

Halo's Security

5

Nick Goodwin Robert L. Beall Robert L. Beall

7 fur.

1:24.40

$60,000

1998

Brush Over

4

Edgar Prado Dale Capuano Donald H. Mensh

7 fur.

1:23.60

$60,000

1997

Secret Prospect

4

Carlos H. Marquez, Jr. John J. Tammaoro, III Alan S. Kline

7 fur.

1:23.80

$60,000

1996

Julie's Brilliance

4

Mark Johnston King T. Leatherbury

7 fur.

1:23.60

$60,000

1995

Queen Letizia

4

Nick Goodwin King T. Leatherbury

7 fur.

1:23.80

$60,000

1994

Fleet Broad

4

Steve Hamilton Richard W. Small

7 fur.

1:24.20

$60,000

1993

Silver Tango

5

Mike Luzzi Gary Capuano Jeanne F. Begg

7 fur.

1:24.40

$60,000

1992

Brilliant Brass

5

Edgar Prado Carlos A. Garcia

7 fur.

1:23.60

$60,000

1991

Run Spot

6

Edgar Prado Katherine M. Voss Mr. and Mrs. John B. Merryman

7 fur.

1:25.00

$60,000

1990

Double Artemis

4

Mark Johnston

7 fur.

1:24.20

$60,000

1989

Eesee's Taw

4

Kent Desormeaux

6.5 fur.

1:16.60

$65,000

1988

Parade of Roses

5

Vincent Bracciale, Jr.

7 fur.

1:23.20

$60,000

1987

Tulindas

4

Mike Sellers

6.5 fur.

1:17.60

$48,500

1986

La Caleche

3

Allen Stacy

1 mile

1:39.40

$58,000

1985

La Reine Elaine

4

Greg Hutton

1 mile

1:35.40

$42,000

1984

Final Chapter

4

Vincent Bracciale, Jr.

1-1/16

1:47.40

$43,000

1983

Kattegat's Pride

4

Donnie A. Miller, Jr. Stephen E. Quick

1-1/16

1:47.10

$42,000

1982

Lady Dean

4

Donnie A. Miller, Jr. D. P. Reynolds

1-1/16

1:45.60

$40,000

1981

Contrary Rose

5

Vincent Bracciale, Jr. A. S. Kline

1-1/16

1:47.00

$40,000

1980

Sentencia

4

Arnold Iliescu Charles A. Cuprill

1-1/16

1:49.00

$30,000

1979

Silver Ice

4

Greg McCarron C. Oliver Goldsmith

1-1/16

1:46.80

$30,000

1978

Lucky Penny

5

Leroy Moyers

1-1/16

1:48.00

$30,000

1977

Shark's Jaw

4

Leroy Moyers

1-1/16

1:48.00

$30,000

1976

War Exchange

4

James Mosely Dr. A. E. Verdi

1-1/16

1:45.80

$30,000

1975

Sarah Percy

7

Chris McCarron Mrs. Richard Worthington

1-1/16

1:46.80

$35,000

1974

Euonymous

5

Herbert Hinojosa

1-1/16

1:47.00

$23,500

1973

Alma North

5

Ron Turcotte

1-1/16

1:46.40

$23,500

1972

Lead Me On

5

Eldon Nelson Mooring Stable

1-1/16

1:45.60

$23,500

1971

Daring Step

4

Anthony Agnello Eddie McMullen Greystone Manor Stable

1-1/16

1:46.60

$23,500

1970

Dear to All

4

John Baboolal

1-1/16

1:45.00

$23,500

1969

Miss Spin

6

Garth Patterson Flamingo Farm

1-1/16

1:47.00

$23,500

See also

References

  1. 2007 Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide, page 324 on March 3, 2007.


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