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Eight Belles Stakes

Grade III race
Eight Belles Stakes
Location Churchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1956
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.churchilldowns.com
Race information
Distance 7.5 furlongs
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse US$100,000

The Eight Belles Stakes is a Grade III race run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky each year on Kentucky Derby Day. Run at a distance of 7½ furlongs, it is open to three-year-old filly sprinters and offers a purse of $100,000.

Raced as the Oaks Prep from 1956–1966, thern as the La Troienne Stakes from 1967–2009 when it was renamed for one of the greatest broodmares in the United States throughout the Twentieth century, La Troienne. In June 2008, Churchill Downs announced that beginning in 2009 this race would be called the Eight Belles Stakes in honor of the deceased filly, Eight Belles who placed in the 2008 running of the Kentucky Derby.[1] In 2010, the Louisville Distaff Stakes was renamed the La Troienne Stakes.

Contents

Winners of the Eight Belles Stakes since 1998

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2010 Buckleupbuttercup 3 Julien Leparoux Eddie Kenneally Avalon Farms, Inc. 1:29.49
2009 Four Gifts 3 Shaun Bridgmohan Steve Asmussen Heligbrodt Stable 1:30.94
2008 Game Face 3 John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Zabeel Racing 1:28.44
2007 Silverinyourpocket 3 Calvin Borel Helen Pitts M/M R. David Randal 1:30.14
2006 Joint Effort 3 Edgar Prado Dale Romans Donald R. Dizney 1:28.18
2005 Seek A Star 3 Jorge F. Chavez John T. Ward John C. Oxley 1:28.75
2004 Friendly Michele 3 Alex Solis Bob Baffert M/M Ed Friendly 1:28.26
2003 Final Round 3 Jerry Bailey George R. Arnold II G. Watts Humphrey, Jr. 1:22.13
2002 Cashier's Dream 3 Donnie Meche Steve Asmussen Heligbrodt Racing 1:24.83
2001 Caressing 3 Pat Day David R. Vance Carl F. Pollard 1:22.90
2000 Roxelana 3 Larry Melancon William Huffman William Landes III 1:21.97
1999 Sapphire n' Silk 3 Pat Day Dallas Stewart William Carl 1:23.85
1998 Sister Act 3 Calvin Borel Jeffrey N. Jacobs Choctaw Racing/C. Harold Kitchen 1:24.46

Earlier winners

  • 1997 - Star of Goshen
  • 1996 - Rare Blend
  • 1995 - Dixieland Gold
  • 1994 - Packet
  • 1993 - Traverse City
  • 1992 - Bell Witch
  • 1991 - Exclusive Bird
  • 1990 - Screen Prospect
  • 1989 - Top Of My Life
  • 1988 - Gerri n' Jo Go
  • 1987 - Footy
  • 1986 - Lazer Show
  • 1985 - Magnificent Lindy
  • 1984 - Sintra
  • 1983 - How Clever
  • 1982 - Betty Money
  • 1980 - Ribbon
  • 1979 - Justa Reflection
  • 1978 - White Star Line
  • 1977 - Sweet Alliance
  • 1976 - Moreland Hills
  • 1975 - High Estimate
  • 1974 - Shantung Silk
  • 1971 - Graffiti
  • 1970 - Missile Belle
  • 1969 - Double Delta
  • 1967 - Furl Sail
  • 1966 - Justakiss
  • 1965 - Marry The Prince
  • 1964 - Silver Dollar
  • 1963 - Saree
  • 1961 - Play Time
  • 1960 - Rash Statement
  • 1959 - Ruwenzori
  • 1958 - Stay Smoochie
  • 1957 - Pillow Talk


References

References

  1. Daily Racing Form: News Login/Access Your Account



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