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Dahlia Stakes (United States)

For the British horse race of the same name, see Dahlia Stakes
Ungraded stakes race
Dahlia Stakes
Location Laurel Park Racecourse,
Laurel, Maryland, United States
Inaugurated 1985
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.laurelpark.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & Up; fillies and Mares
Weight Assigned
Purse $70,000

The Dahlia Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in April at Laurel Park Racecourse in Laurel, Maryland. It is open to fillies and mares three-year-olds and up and is raced on turf. It is contested over a distance of 1 mile (8 furlongs).

The race was named in honor of international race queen Dahlia. She was one of the preeminent turf runners in the world during the mid-1970's and retired in 1976 after her six year-old season as the world's leading money winning distaffer (female). In 48 starts made in France, Ireland, England, Canada, Italy and the U.S., Dahlia won 15 times, was second three times and third seven more times. That elevated her career earnings up to $1,543,139. She was voted England's racehorse of the year twice and was named champion grass horse in the U.S. (a category that included the males at that time) in 1974.

During her three year-old campaign, Dahlia was shipped from her base in France to race in the world's most prestigious turf race at that time, the Washington, D.C. International Stakes a grade one at Laurel Park Racecourse. In that race, she galloped away to a three and a quarter length victory over Big Spruce.[1]

Contents

Records

Speed record:

  • 1 mile - 1:34.00 - Sweet Talker (2006)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Dahlia Stakes since 1985

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Distance
(Miles)

Time

Purse

Grade

2010

My Main Starr

5

Horacio Karamanos Gary Capuano Gary Capuano & Paul Fowler,Jr.

1 mile

1:42.12

$70,000

2009

All Smiles

6

Jeremy Rose Frannie Campitelli Cynthia McGinnes

1 mile

1:39.12

$50,000

2008

Lady Digby

4

Jeremy Rose H. Graham Motion Earle I. Mack

1 mile

1:38.92

$80,000

2007

High Moment

4

Erick D. Rodriguez Rodney Jenkins Mr. & Mrs. D. R. Brown

1 mile

1:36.00

$60,000

2006

Sweet Talker

4

Ramon Dominguez H. Graham Motion Courtlandt Farm

1 mile

1:34.00

$60,000

1988

- 2005

-

No Races No Races No Races

no races

0:00.00

no races

1987

Kerygma

3

Allen Stacy Barclay Tagg D. E. Pardue

1 mile

1:37.60

$30,000

1986

I Mean It

4

George Martens Flint S. Schulhofer Ichikawa Bokujo

1 mile

1:35.80

$30,000

1985

Nothing Sweeter

4

Chris McCarron Barclay Tagg Walter D. Pinkard

1 mile

1:36.40

$30,000

See also

References

  1. Maryland Jockey Club, Media Guide, 2008, page 48




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