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Eddie Read Stakes

Grade I race
Eddie Read Handicap
Location Del Mar Racetrack
Del Mar, California, United States
Inaugurated 1974
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.dmtc.com
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $400,000

The Eddie Read Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually during the second half of July at the Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California. Open to horses age three and older, it is raced at a distance of one and one-eighth miles on turf. A Grade I event since 1988, it can be an important prep to the Breeders' Cup Mile.

The Eddie Read Handicap was first run in 1974.


Speed record:

  • 1:44.79 - Aragorn (2006) (new race and course record)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Wickerr (1981, 1982)
  • 2 - Fastness (1995, 1996)
  • 2 - Special Ring (2003, 2004)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Edmund A. Gann (1981, 1982)
  • 2 - Evergreen Farm (1995, 1996)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:








2009 Global Hunter 6 Corey Nakatani A. C. Avila L-Bo Racing/Pyle/Monte 1:46.24
2008 Monzante 4 Rafael Bejarano Michael Mitchell Scott Anastasi et al. 1:46.53
2007 After Market 4 Alex Solis John Shirreffs Pam & Martin Wygod 1:47.36
2006 Aragorn 4 Corey Nakatani Neil D. Drysdale Ballygallon Stud 1:44.79
2005 Sweet Return 5 Alex Solis Ron McAnally Red Oak Stable 1:46.53
2004 Special Ring 7 Victor Espinoza Julio C. Canani Prestonwood Farm 1:45.90
2003 Special Ring 6 David Flores Julio C. Canani Prestonwood Farm 1:45.87
2002 Sarafan 5 Corey Nakatani Neil D. Drysdale Gary A. Tanaka 1:46.77
2001 Redattore 6 Alex Solis Richard Mandella Luis Taunay 1:47.16
2000 Ladies Din 5 Kent Desormeaux Julio C. Canani Lanni & Schiappa 1:48.64
1999 Joe Who 6 Chris Antley Bob Baffert James Helzer 1:48.60
1998 Subordination 4 David Flores Gary Sciacca Klaravich Stables 1:47.40
1997 Expelled 5 Julio A. Garcia Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:48.40
1996 Fastness 6 Corey Nakatani Jenine Sahadi Evergreen Farm 1:47.00
1995 Fastness 5 Gary Stevens Jenine Sahadi Evergreen Farm 1:48.20
1994 Approach The Bench 6 Corey Nakatani Richard L. Cross John E. Mulhern 1:48.80
1993 Kotashaan 5 Kent Desormeaux Richard Mandella La Presle Farm 1:48.40
1992 Marquetry 5 David Flores Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms et al. 1:47.20
1991 Tight Spot 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Ron McAnally VHW Stable et al. 1:47.20
1990 Fly Till Dawn 4 Rafael Meza Darrell Vienna Josephine Gleis 1:48.20
1989 Saratoga Passage 4 Ed Delahoussaye Robert J. Frankel Saratoga I Stable 1:49.00
1988 Deputy Governor 4 Ed Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Universal Stable 1:48.80
1987 Sharrood 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. John Gosden Sheikh Maktoum 1:48.00
1986 Al Mamoon 5 Pat Valenzuela Robert J. Frankel B. Firestone & E. Gann 1:46.60
1985 Tsunami Slew 4 Gary Stevens Eddie Gregson Royal Lines (Lessee) 1:46.80
1984 Ten Below 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Ron McAnally Viola Sommer 1:48.20
1983 Prince Spellbound 4 Chris Lamance Larry W. Holt William L. Pease 1:48.80
1982 Wickerr 7 Ed Delahoussaye Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1:48.40
1981 Wickerr 6 Chris McCarron Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1:49.80
1980 Go West Young Man 5 Ed Delahoussaye Mary Lou Tuck Wild Plum Farm 1:47.60
1979 Good Lord 8 Bill Shoemaker Charlie Whittingham M. L. Hines 1:49.20
1978 Effervescing 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas M. Hatley & A. Yank 1:48.60
1977 No Turning 4 Fernando Toro Robert J. Frankel Martin Ritt 1:48.80
1976 Branford Court 6 Rudy Campas Gene Cleveland Cardiff Stock Farm 1:48.40
1975 Blue Times 4 Jerry Lambert Charlie Whittingham Aaron U. Jones 1:49.20
1974 My Old Friend 5 A. L. Diaz Vincent Clyne Elmendorf Farm 1:49.20



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