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Federico Tesio Stakes

Ungraded Stakes race
Federico Tesio Stakes
Location Pimlico Race Course,
Baltimore, Maryland Flag of the United States
Inaugurated 1981
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.pimlico.com
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $75,000

The Federico Tesio Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Contested over a distance of one and one-eighth miles on dirt, it is open to three-year-olds horses.

Run during the latter part of April/early May, the race can be a stepping stone to the second leg of the U.S. Triple Crown series, the Preakness Stakes. In fact, local patrons refer to the Tesio Stakes as the "Preakness Trial."[1]


The last horse to win this race and then go on to capture the Preakness was Deputed Testamony in 1983. Several Tesio runners have gone on to have a major impact on the Triple Crown by placing in the Preakness during the last twenty years, they include Icabad Crane in 2008, Magic Weisner in 2002, Oliver's Twist in 1995, Cherokee Run in 1993 and Broad Brush in 1986.

The race was named in honor of the famous Italian breeder Federico Tesio, owner of Dormello Stud in Dormelletto, Novara and who was one of the most important breeders of Thoroughbreds in the history of horse racing. His homebreds Nearco and Ribot, both great sires, dominate Thoroughbred bloodlines throughout the world. Tesio died in 1954 at age 85.

The Federico Tesio Stakes was an American Grade III stakes race from 1986 through 1997. The race was restricted to Maryland breds from 1981 through 1985.

Contents

Records

Speed record:

  • 1-1/8 miles - 1:49.00 - Marciano (2001)
  • 1-1/16 miles - 1:42.60 - Sparrowvon (1985)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Earle I. Mack (1998 & 2008)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - J. William Boniface (1983 & 1995)

Winners of the Federico Tesio Stakes

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Distance
(Miles)

Time

Purse

Grade

2010

Bank the Eight

3

Mario G. Pino Anthony W. Dutrow Mercedes Stables LLC

1-1/8

1:52.11

$70,000

2009

Miner's Escape

3

Luis Garcia Nick Zito Robert V. LaPenta

1-1/8

1:51.23

$75,000

2008

Icabad Crane

3

Jeremy Rose H. Graham Motion Earle I. Mack

1-1/8

1:50.83

$100,000

2007

Xchanger

3

Ramon Dominguez Mark Shuman Circle Z Stables

1-1/8

1:49.98

$100,000

2006

Ah Day

3

Ryan Fogelsonger King T. Leatherbury Jim Stable

1-1/8

1:50.88

$125,000

2005

Malibu Moonshine

3

Steve Hamilton King T. Leatherbury Woodrow Marriott

1-1/8

1:53.31

$125,000

2004

Water Cannon

3

Ryan Fogelsonger Linda Albert Ellen Fredel/Pat Dooher

1-1/8

1:50.50

$100,000

2003

Cherokee's Boy

3

Ryan Fogelsonger Gary Capuano Z W P Stable

1-1/8

1:49.86

$150,000

2002

Smoked Em

3

Richard Migliore Todd A. Pletcher G Three Stable

1-1/8

1:50.33

$100,000

2001

Marciano

3

Mark T. Johnston Timothy F. Ritchey Win More Stable

1-1/8

1:49.00

$150,000

2000

Runspastum

3

Robbie Davis Alan E. Goldberg Jayeff B Stables

1-1/8

1:51.16

$150,000

1999

Talks Cheap

3

Mike Luzzi Linda L. Rice Harry V. Quadracci et al.

1-1/8

1:50.11

$150,000

1998

Thomas Jo

3

Steve Hamilton James A. Jerkens Earle I. Mack/Team Valor

1-1/8

1:50.04

$200,000

1997

Concerto

3

Mike Smith John Tammaro Kinsman Stables

1-1/8

1:49.10

$150,000

III

1996

Tour's Big Red

3

Joe Bravo Enrique Alonso William Penn

1-1/8

1:50.00

$200,000

III

1995

Oliver's Twist

3

Alberto Delgado J. William Boniface Charles M. Oliver

1-1/8

1:52.00

$200,000

III

1994

Silver Profile

3

Omar Klinger Vincent L. Blengs Vincent L. Blengs

1-1/8

1:51.40

$150,000

III

1993

Woods of Windsor

3

Rick Wilson Ben W. Perkins, Jr. Augustus Riggs, IV

1-1/8

1:49.40

$125,000

III

1992

Speakerphone

3

Clarence J. Ladner III Dean Gaudet Israel Cohen

1-1/8

1:49.40

$125,000

III

1991

Tong Po

3

Marco Castaneda Leon Blusiewicz Robert & Lorraine Quinichett

1-1/16

1:44.20

$175,000

III

1990

Smelly

3

Jean Cruguet Craig Nicholson Bob Watkins

1-1/16

1:45.20

$200,000

III

1989

Rock Point

3

Chris Antley Sydney Watters, Jr. Brookmeade Stable

1-1/16

1:44.20

$200,000

III

1988

Private Terms

3

Chris Antley Charles Hadry Locust Hill Farm

1-1/16

1:44.60

$170,000

III

1987

Rolls Aly

3

Richard Migliore Bruce Johnstone Francis X. Weber

1-1/16

1:44.40

$205,000

III

1986

Broad Brush

3

Chris McCarron Richard W. Small Robert E. Meyerhoff

1-1/16

1:44.80

$125,000

III

1985

Sparrowvon

3

Wayne Barnett Harold A. Allen Harold A. Allen

1-1/16

1:42.60

$115,000

1984

Fourmatt

3

Paul Nicol, Jr. Joe Clancy Not Found

1-1/16

1:43.80

$125,000

1983

Deputed Testamony

3

Donald Miller, Jr. J. William Boniface Bonita Farm

1-1/16

1:42.80

$125,000

1982

Hush Hush Hush

3

Jack Kaenel Not Found Not Found

1-1/16

1:46.40

$92,500

1981

Boston Tea

3

William Jenkins Glenn L. Ballenger Glenn L. Ballenger

1-1/16

1:44.80

$35,000

See also

References

  1. 2007 Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide, page 107 on March 3, 2007.




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