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Delaware Oaks

Grade II race
Delaware Oaks
Location Delaware Park Racetrack
Stanton, Delaware Flag of the United States
Inaugurated 1938
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Delaware Park
Race information
Distance 8.5 furlongs (1 1/16 miles)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old Fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $250,000

The Delaware Oaks Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in mid July at Delaware Park Racetrack in Stanton near Wilmington, Delaware.

Part of the Del Cap Festival Weekend that features other races over the two days including the Delaware Handicap, the Oaks is open to three-year-old fillies willing to race one and one-sixteenth miles on the dirt.

Currently, the Grade II race offers a purse of $250,000.

United States Hall of Fame fillies Gallorette (1945) and Dark Mirage (1968) have won this race as did the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Lauries Dancer.

There was no race held in 1943 and from 1983 through 1995.

Winners since 2000

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time

2000 Sincerely Michael J. McCarthy H. Graham Motion R. Larry Johnson 1:43.83
2001 Zonk Michael J. McCarthy John Servis Fox Hill Farms 1:45.27
2002 Allamerican Bertie Larry Melancon Steve Flint Richard, Bertram, & Elaine Klein 1:43.81
2003 Island Fashion Iggy Puglisi Nick Canani Everest Stable 1:44.95
2004 Yearly Report Jerry D. Bailey Bob Baffert Golden Eagle Farm 1:43.80
2005 R Lady Joy Jose Lezcano Kirk Ziadie Richard Averill 1:43.25
2006 Adieu John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Tabor, Smith, Magnier 1:43.72
2007 Moon Catcher Carlos Marquez, Jr. Timothy F. Ritchey CJZ Racing Stable/Ritchey 1:42:39
2008 Proud Spell Gabriel Saez Larry Jones Brereton C. Jones 1:43.34
2009 Careless Jewel Robert Landry Josie Carroll Donver Stable 1:42.95

Earlier winners

  • 1999 - Brushed Halory
  • 1998 - Nickel Classic
  • 1997 - Runup The Colors
  • 1996 - Like A Hawk
  • 1982 - Lady Eleanor
  • 1981 - Up The Flagpole
  • 1980 - Bishops Ring
  • 1978 - White Star Line
  • 1976 - Pacific Princess
  • 1975 - Let Me Linger
  • 1974 - Plantain
  • 1972 - Light Hearted
  • 1970 - Virginia Cracker
  • 1967 - Lewiston
  • 1965 - Juanita
  • 1963 - Spicy Living
  • 1962 - North South Gal
  • 1960 - Rash Statement
  • 1959 - Resaca
  • 1958 - Big Effort
  • 1957 - Bayou
  • 1956 - Dotted Line
  • 1953 - Cerise Reine
  • 1952 - Big Mo
  • 1951 - Kiss Me Kate
  • 1949 - Nasophar
  • 1947 - Camargo
  • 1946 - Bonnie Beryl
  • 1944 - Plucky Maud
  • 1941 - Tangled
  • 1940 - Piquet
  • 1939 - Wise Lady
  • 1938 - Handcuff




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