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Fayette Stakes

Grade II race
Fayette Stakes
Location Keeneland Race Course
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1959
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Keenelan Racing
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

The Fayette Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in late October at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. A Grade III event, it is open to horses age three and older. It is contested on Polytrack synthetic dirt and offers a purse of $150,000.

The Fayette Stakes is named for Fayette County, Kentucky, of which the city of Lexington is the county seat. First elevated to a Grade III event in 1979, it was a Grade II event from 1987 through 1996. For 2009, the race has been returned to its Grade II status.

The race was contested on turf in 1985 and was run in two divisions in 1976 and 1982.

In 1983 there was a dead heat for first.

Distances:

  • 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs): 1963-1978
  • 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs) : 1959-1962, 1979-present

Records

Speed record: (at current distance of 1⅛ miles)

  • 1:46.80 - Good Command (1987) & Grand Jewel (1993) (on natural dirt)

Most wins:

  • 3 - Royal Harmony (1969, 1970, 1971)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 3 - Thomas F. Devereux (1969, 1970, 1971)
  • 3 - William S. Farish III (1973, 2004, 2005)

Winners

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2009 Blame 3 Jamie Theriot Albert Stall Jr. Adele Dilschneider/Claiborne Farm 1:50.54
2008 Ball Four 7 Julio Garcia Derek Galvin M. Tabor & D. Smith 1:48.37
2007 Go Between 4 Miguel Mena William I. Mott Peter Vegso 1:47.97
2006 Eccentric 5 Eddie Castro Roger Attfield Gary A. Tanaka 1:49.16
2005 Alumni Hall 6 Calvin Borel Neil J. Howard William S. Farish III et al. 1:51.37
2004 Midway Road 4 Calvin Borel Neil J. Howard William S. Farish III 1:50.39
2003 M B Sea 4 Craig Perret Dale L. Romans Michael J. Bruder 1:50.30
2002 Tenpins 4 Craig Perret Donald R. Winfree Joseph Vitello 1:51.17
2001 Connected 4 Marlon St. Julien David M. Carroll Alexander/Groves Trust 1:50.05
2000 Jadada 5 Shane Sellers Mitch Shirota Sterling Stud 1:54.80
1999 Social Charter 4 Marlon St. Julien Patrick B. Byrne Stonerside/Sangster 1:55.20
1998 Arch 3 Shane Sellers Frank L. Brothers Claiborne/A. Dilschneider 1:53.80
1997 Whiskey Wisdom 4 Willie Martinez Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:48.60
1996 Isitingood 5 David Flores Bob Baffert Mike Pegram/Terry Henn 1:50.40
1995 Judge T C 4 Joe Johnson Gary G. Hartlage Bea & R. H. Roberts 1:49.00
1994 Sunny Sunrise 7 Jeff Carle Bud Delp Harry Meyerhoff 1:50.00
1993 Grand Jewel 3 Jerry Bailey Neil J. Howard W. Farish/W. Kilroy 1:46.80
1992 Barkerville 4 Shane Sellers Frank L. Brothers Darley Racing 1:48.40
1991 Summer Squall 4 Pat Day Neil J. Howard Dogwood Stable 1:48.80
1990 Lac Ouimet 7 Randy Romero Tom Skiffington Virginia Kraft Payson 1:47.20
1989 Drapeau Tricolore 4 James Bruin D. Wayne Lukas Wildenstein Stable 1:48.20
1988 Homebuilder 4 Don Brumfield Woody Stephens Ryehill Farm 1:51.20
1987 Good Command 4 Don Brumfield Gary Jones Prestonwood Farm 1:46.80
1986 Harham's Sizzler 7 Randall Meier Lou M. Goldfine Harold Florsheim 1:49.20
1985 Wop Wop 3 Darrell Foster John T. Ward, Jr. A. C. Hiler, Jr. 1:51.40
1984 Star Choice 5 James McKnight Carl Nafzger Frances A. Genter 1:47.40
1983 Frost King DH 5 Robin Platts Bill Marko Ted Smith/Bill Marko 1:48.80
1983 Cad DH 5 Don Brumfield David Kassen Double Eagle Stable 1:48.80
1982 Rivalero 6 Randy Romero Frank Whiteley, Jr. Calumet Farm 1:50.40
1982 El Baba 3 Don Brumfield Dewey Smith Mrs. Joe W. Brown 1:50.20
1981 Ironworks 3 Pat Day Charles R. Werstler Dixiana 1:49.20
1980 Hurry Up Blue 3 Gerland Gallitano Joseph M. Bollero Russell L. Reineman 1:49.00
1979 Architect 3 Stanley Spencer Harvey L. Vanier Carl Lauer 1:49.60
1978 Silver Series † 4 Don Brumfield Peter M. Howe Pillar Farm 1:41.20
1977 Bob's Dusty 3 Richard dePass Smiley Adams Robert N. Lehmann 1:42.80
1976 Silver Badge 5 Garth Patterson George T. Poole C. V. Whitney 1:44.60
1976 Yamanin 4 Garth Patterson George T. Poole Hajima Doi 1:43.20
1975 Warbucks 5 Jimmy Nichols Don Combs E. E. Elzemeyer 1:44.40
1974 Jesta Dream Away 4 Anthony Rini James E. Morgan G. Zimmerman/E. Zwiesler 1:41.60
1973 Chateauvira 5 Gerland Gallitano Del W. Carroll William S. Farish III 1:42.80
1972 Chou Croute 4 John L. Rotz Bob G. Dunham E.V. Benjamin III, et al. 1:44.00
1971 Royal Harmony 7 David Whited Pat Devereux, Sr. Thomas F. Devereux 1:42.60
1970 Royal Harmony 6 Earl Knapp Pat Devereux, Sr. Thomas F. Devereux 1:42.80
1969 Royal Harmony 5 Mickey Solomone Pat Devereux, Sr. Thomas F. Devereux 1:42.60
1968 Yorkville 4 David Whited John M. Hart E. J. Grosfield 1:42.00
1967 Swoonaway 6 Billy Phelps S. Bryant Ott E. Gay Drake 1:42.60
1966 Yumbel 5 Hector Pilar Albert Filicomo Walnut Hill Farm 1:43.60
1965 Old Hat 6 Robert Gallimore Charles C. Norman Stanley Conrad 1:42.80
1964 Swoonen 4 Kenny Knapp Willard L. Proctor J. Graham Brown 1:42.00
1963 Choker 3 Kenneth Church Joe Kramer Louis Lee Haggin II 1:41.40
1962 Blue Croon 4 Norman Cox Doug Davis, Jr. W. R. Henderson 1:48.80
1961 Zumbador II 4 Ray Broussard Leo Sierra Bruno Ferrari 1:47.60
1960 Little Fitz 5 W. A. Peake R. C. Steele J. C. Hauer 1:49.60
1959 Terra Firma 4 Kenneth Church R. D. Prewitt H. E. Olson/R. D. Prewitt 1:51.40
  • † In 1978, Buckfinder finished first but was disqualified and set back to second.

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