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East View Stakes

Non-graded stakes race
East View Stakes
Location Aqueduct Racetrack
Queens, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1910
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Aqueduct Racetrack
Race information
Distance 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Two-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $75,000 added

The East View Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York. It is restricted to fillies bred in the State of New York. Run in early December, the race is contested on dirt over a distance of 11/16 miles.

The race was inaugurated in 1910 at the Empire City Race Track in Yonkers, New York as a contest for horses of either sex. Due to a New York State ban on parimutuel betting there was no race run in 1911, 1912, or 1913. It was not run in 1915 and in 1953 the event was suspended indefinitely. It was revived in 1978 with its current entry restrictions. The race was hosted by the Jamaica Racetrack from 1943 through 1946, at Belmont Park in 1947, and again at the Jamaica Racetrack from 1948 through 1953 after which it was moved to its present location at Aqueduct Racetrack.

The race was named for "East View," the name of the Westchester County, New York estate of James Butler, founder of the Empire City Race Track.

Notable winners from the pre 1953 era include National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame inductees Native Dancer and Tom Fool. In the 1942 edition of the East View Stakes, Gold Shower upset the great Count Fleet.

On its return in 1978 as a race for fillies only, the East View Stakes was contested at a distance of seven furlongs until 1982 when it was run at one mile (eight furlongs). From 1987 through 1992 it reverted to seven furlongs then in 1993 it was run on turf at a distance of one mile. In 1994 the distance was set at its current 11/16 miles (eight and one half furlongs).



Speed record: (since 1994 at current distance of 11/16 miles)

Most wins by a jockey:

Winners since 1978






2009 Opus A Alan Garcia Richard A. Violette, Jr. Broadway Blue Stable 1:44.44
2008 Don't Forget Gil Rajiv Maragh Mark Hennig Alan Brodsky 1:46.34
2007 Sherine Alan Garcia Anthony Dutrow Zayat Stables 1:47.36
2006 My Kitty John Velazquez Gary Conressa D. Bilinski/M. Zaretsky 1:46.03
2005 Home and Away Jose Espinoza Joe Lostritto Joe Lostritto 1:47.95
2004 Successfully Sweet Ariel Smith Gary Conressa Richard Simon 1:47.01
2003 Leedle Dee Chuck Lopez Robert Barbara Jaz Kids Stable, Klein 1:48.01
2002 Marc's Rainbow Richard Migliore Todd A. Pletcher Albert Fried Jr. 1:46.64
2001 Seeyouinmydreams Javier Castellano Philip Serpe Flying Zee Stable 1:44.80
2000 Astrapi Diane Nelson Robert Klesaris Mialee Farms 1:46.40
1999 Shot Berry Frank Lovato, Jr. Willie Riley Blackmarlin Stable 1:45.00
1998 Long Distance Richard Migliore Gary Conressa Foss, Monty, et al. 1:45.60
1997 Best Friend Stro Aaron Gryder Michael Hushion Eugene Hauman 1:47.60
1996 Biogio's Rose Mike Luzzi Erik Jensen Alfred & Joseph Nastasi 1:44.80
1995 Thunder Achiever Ramon Perez Carlos Martin Flying Zee Stable 1:46.60
1994 Rogues Walk John Velazquez Angel Cordero, Jr. Italo Erin Stable 1:45.80
1993 Great Triumph Nick Santagata Joseph A. Lostritto Joseph A. Lostritto 1:41.00
1992 Our Shopping Spree Chris Antley Mark J. Reid Sanandsable Farm 1:25.20
1991 Windswept Wings Herb McCauley Andrew Elder Patricia M. Brown 1:25.60
1990 Fairlee Wild Craig Perret Timothy D. Kelly Boto Stable 1:26.00
1989 Elocat Jorge Chavez Robert P. Lake Arthur I. Klein 1:24.60
1988 Proud Puppy Jose Santos Robert P. Lake Paul E. Labe 1:25.00
1987 Joe's Tammie Craig Perret Darrell Vienna David S. Milch 1:27.00
1986 Chase The Dream Angel Cordero, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1:37.00
1985 Sonia's Scamp Jorge Velasquez Edward T. Allard E. G. Campbell 1:39.00
1984 Queen Alexandra Jean-Luc Samyn Philip G. Johnson Mrs. Morton Rosenthal 1:39.20
1983 Diane's Kin Mike Venezia Frank Tufariello Vee Kay Stables 1:39.80
1982 Cyanea Jorge Velasquez Leroy Jolley Charles Harris II 1:37.20
1981 Cupecoy's Joy Angel Santiago Alfredo Callejas Ri-Ma-Ro Stables 1:25.20
1980 Petite Nina Angel Cordero, Jr. Oscar Barrera John Muriell 1:26.40
1979 Swirlaway Jorge Velasquez Del W. Carroll William S. Farish III 1:27.00
1978 Hildy's Grey Darrel McHargue Frank X. Pagano, Jr. Merry E. Hochman 1:26.80

Earlier winners & jockey

  • 1949 - Selector (Arnold Kirkland)
  • 1943 - Stronghold (John Gilbert)
  • 1942 - Gold Shower (Billie Thompson)
  • 1940 - Omission (Don Meade)
  • 1939 - Williamstown (Don Meade)
  • 1938 - Entracte (Sam Renick)
  • 1936 - No Sir (Ira Hanford)
  • 1935 - Bien Joli (John Gilbert)
  • 1934 - Below Zero (Calvin S. Rainey)
  • 1933 - Sgt. Byrne (Howard Cruz)
  • 1931 - Universe (Thomas Malley)
  • 1928 - Lycidas (Edgar Barnes)
  • 1926 - General Lee (Fred Stevens)
  • 1925 - Pompey (Charles Fairbrother)
  • 1924 - Turf Idol (James H. Burke)
  • 1918 - Ute (George Walls)
  • 1916 - Tom Taggart (Edward Taplin)
  • 1915 - no race
  • 1914 - Pebbles (Joe Kederis)
  • 1913 - no race
  • 1912 - no race
  • 1911 - no race
  • 1910 - Amalfi (A. Thomas)

  • † In 1921, Runstar finished first but was disqualified.
  • † In 1950, the race was won by Maine Chance Farm's Win or Lose but who was later disqualified when it was found he had carried an incorrect weight assignment.



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