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Evening Attire Stakes

Ungraded stakes race
Evening Attire Stakes
Location Aqueduct Racetrack
Queens, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1902
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Aqueduct Racetrack at NYRA
Race information
Distance 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds and up
Weight Handicap
Purse $65,000 Added

The race is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York. It was called the Aqueduct Handicap, but beginning in 2009, the name was changed to the Evening Attire Stakes in honor of the great grey gelding Evening Attire. He raced until he was 10 years old, retiring in 2008. The race is a ungraded stakes event run on dirt at a distance of 1 1/16 miles, it is open to horses three years old and up.

On November 28, 2007, this Grade III stakes race was downgraded to an ungraded stakes by the American Graded Stakes Committee.

Originally named for the racetrack where the inaugural race took place in 1902, until recently, it was mostly run on Labor Day but now is held in January. The race did not take place from 1910 through 1916, 1924-1925, 1956 through 1958, 1969 through 1972, 1974-1975, and in 1979. The 2010 edition marked its 91st running.

In 1961, the Aqueduct Handicap was run at Belmont Park.

The race was renamed the Aqueduct Stakes from 1962 to 1965 and in 1967 and 1968. In 1973 it was restricted to 2-year-old horses and was won by Cannonade who went on to win the 1974 Kentucky Derby.

On January 17, 2009 it was run as the Evening Attire Stakes.

The race's distance has been altered four times:

  • 15/16 miles : 1920 through 1924
  • 1⅛ miles : 1917 through 1919, 1926 through 1932, and from 1961 through 1973
  • 1 mile : 1976
  • 11/16 miles : 1977 to present

Winners of the Evening Attire Stakes since 1959

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2010 Understatement 5 David Cohen Todd Pletcher Paul Pompa, Jr. 1:42.94
2009 Barrier Reef 4 Ramon A. Dominguez Thomas Albertrani Darley Stable 1:43.81
2008 Angliana 6 Alan Garcia Kiaran McLaughlin Alvin D. Haynes 1:43.25
2007 Liquor Cabinet 6 Ramon A. Dominguez Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. Edward P. Evans 1:43.66
2006 Happy Hunting 5 Norberto Arroyo, Jr. C. R. McGaughey III Phipps Stable 1:44.56
2005 Country Be Gold 8 Jose Espinoza Steven Kappes B. Seinfeld & E. Dodson 1:44.80
2004 Seattle Fitz 5 Aaron Gryder Kiaran McLaughlin West Point Stable 1:42.00
2003 Snake Mountain 5 Michael Luzzi James A. Jerkens Berkshire Stud et al. 1:44.00
2002 Evening Attire 4 Shaun Bridgmohan Patrick J. Kelly Grant, Grant, Kelly 1:42.60
2001 Liberty Gold 7 Joe Bravo George Arnold II John Peace 1:42.20
2000 Sky Approval 6 Cornelio Velasquez Patrick J. Kelly Live Oak Plantation 1:44.40
1994 As Indicated 4 Robbie Davis Richard Schosberg Heatherwood Farm 1:45.60
1993 Shots Are Ringing 6 John Velazquez Peter Ferriola Jewel E Stable 1:44.40
1992 Formal Dinner 5 Julio Pezua D. Wayne Lukas Leonard D. Mathis 1:43.60
1991 Sports View 4 Jerry D. Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Edward A. Cox, Jr. 1:43.40
1990 Congeleur 5 Angel Cordero, Jr. Richard O'Connell Cap-Rus Stable 1:44.80
1989 Lord Of The Night 6 Herb McCauley Dominick Galluscio Winbound Farms 1:42.80
1988 Clever Secret 4 E. T. Baird D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1:45.20
1987 King's Swan 7 Jose Santos Richard E. Dutrow, Sr. Alvin Akman 1:41.80
1986 Aggressive Bid 5 Michael Venezia Robert G. Dunham Four Fifths Stable 1:43.80
1985 Fight Over 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. John Parisella Theodore M. Sabarese 1:42.60
1984 Moro 5 Jean-Luc Samyn Gasper S. Moschera Albert Davis 1:43.40
1983 Fort Monroe 4 Victor Molina Sidney Watters, Jr. Stephen C. Clark, Jr. 1:42.40
1982 Reef Searcher 5 Angel Cordero, Jr. Jack D. Ludwig John A. Franks 1:48.40
1981 Irish Tower 4 Jeffrey Fell Stanley M. Hough Malcolm H. Winfield 1:44.60
1980 Charlie Coast 5 Jimmy Miranda Warren J. Pascuma Bette S. Karlinsky 1:44.80
1978 Wise Philip 5 Jacinto Vasquez William Boland Domino Stable 1:43.80
1977 Magnetizer 4 Angel Santiago H. Allen Jerkens Peter E. Blum 1:45.40
1976 Right Mind 5 Ron Turcotte Joseph Kronovich Deronjo Stable 1:38.80
1973 Cannonade 2 Pete D. Anderson Woody Stephens John M. Olin 1:51.60
1968 Damascus 4 Braulio Baeza Frank Y. Whiteley, Jr. Edith W. Bancroft 1:48.40
1967 Damascus 3 William Shoemaker Frank Y. Whiteley, Jr. Edith W. Bancroft 1:48.20
1966 Tom Rolfe 4 William Shoemaker Frank Y. Whiteley, Jr. Powhatan Stables 1:52.20
1965 Malicious III 4 Bobby Ussery John M. Gaver, Sr. Greentree Stable 1:49.00
1964 Kelso 7 Ismael Valenzuela Carl Hanford Bohemia Stable 1:48.60
1963 Kelso 6 Ismael Valenzuela Carl Hanford Bohemia Stable 1:49.80
1962 Crozier 4 Braulio Baeza Julius E. Tinsley, Jr. Fred W. Hooper 1:48.80
1961 Tompion 4 John L. Rotz Robert L. Wheeler C. V. Whitney 1:47.40
1960 Bald Eagle 5 Manuel Ycaza Woody Stephens Cain Hoy Stable 1:34.80
1959 Hillsdale 4 Tommy Barrow Martin L. Fallon Clarence Whitted Smith 1:36.40

* Sun Edwin (1930), Dominus (1933), King's Swan (1988), and Shots Are Ringing (1992) all finished first but were disqualified.

Earlier winners

  • 1955 - Icarian
  • 1954 - Crash Drive
  • 1953 - First Aid
  • 1952 - Bryan G.
  • 1951 - Bryan G.
  • 1950 - Wine List
  • 1949 - Wine List
  • 1946 - Coincidence
  • 1945 - New Moon
  • 1944 - Alex Barth
  • 1943 - With Regards
  • 1942 - Pictor
  • 1941 - Ponty
  • 1940 - War Dog
  • 1939 - Volitant
  • 1938 - Isolater
  • 1937 - Caballero II
  • 1936 - Action
  • 1935 - Good Gamble
  • 1934 - Coequel
  • 1933 - Golden Way
  • 1932 - Blenheim III
  • 1931 - Curate
  • 1930 - Black Mammy
  • 1927 - Black Maria
  • 1926 - Black Maria
  • 1923 - My Play
  • 1922 - Prince James
  • 1921 - Damask
  • 1920 - John P. Grier
  • 1919 - Lucullite
  • 1918 - Corn Tassel
  • 1909 - Firestone
  • 1908 - Monfort
  • 1907 - Brookdale Bymph
  • 1906 - Rye
  • 1905 - Bedouin
  • 1904 - Israelite
  • 1903 - Wild Thyme
  • 1902 - Glenwater


References

Aqueduct's official website



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