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Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes

Grade 1 race
Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes
Location Belmont Park
Elmont, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1978
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.nyra.com/index_belmont.html
Race information
Distance 1¼ miles (10 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $600,000

The Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes is an American Grade I race for thoroughbred fillies and mares run in early October at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. For horses ages three and up, it is raced on turf at a distance of one and a quarter miles and offers a purse of $600,000.

In 1987, the race was run on dirt.

The race was named for Flower Bowl, a winner of the Ladies Handicap at Belmont Park and an outstanding broodmare. It is a major prep race to the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.


Speed record:

  • 1:59.05 Lahudood (2007)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Riskaverse (2004, 2005)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 3 - Peter M. Brant (1980, 1986, 1989)
  • 3 - Fox Ridge Farm, Inc. (1992, 2004, 2005)








2009 Pure Clan 4 Julien R. Leparoux Robert E. Holthus Lakland Farm 2:12.43
2008 Dynaforce 5 Alan Garcia William I. Mott Dr. John A. Chandler 2:07.59
2007 Lahudood 4 Alan Garcia Kiaran McLaughlin Shadwell Racing 1:59.05
2006 Honey Ryder 5 John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Glencrest Farm LLC 2:02.47
2005 Riskaverse 6 Jose A. Santos Patrick J. Kelly Fox Ridge Farm, Inc. 2:00.27
2004 Riskaverse 5 Cornelio Velasquez Patrick J. Kelly Fox Ridge Farm, Inc. 2:04.65
2003 Dimitrova 3 Jerry D. Bailey Dermot Weld Joseph Higgins 2:02.74
2002 Kazzia 3 Jorge F. Chavez Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 2:05.22
2001 Lailani 3 Jerry D. Bailey Ed Dunlop Sheikh Maktoum 2:01.88
2000 Colstar 4 Jean-Luc Samyn Paul R. Fout Beverly Steinman 2:01.78
1999 Soaring Softly 4 Jerry D. Bailey James J. Toner Joan & John Phillips 2:01.41
1998 Auntie Mame 4 John Velazquez Angel Penna, Jr. Lazy F Ranch 1:59.33
1997 Yashmak 3 Corey Nakatani Henry Cecil Juddmonte Farms 1:59.73
1996 Chelsey Flower 5 Robbie Davis Nick Zito Farfellow Farm 2:05.96
1995 Northern Emerald 6 Ramon Perez William I. Mott H. Polk/D. Richards 2:06.68
1994 Dahlia's Dreamer 5 Jorge F. Chavez William I. Mott Madeleine Paulson 2:05.52
1993 Far Out Beast 6 Jean-Luc Samyn Philip G. Johnson Sullimar Stable 2:03.88
1992 Christiecat 5 Jean-Luc Samyn Patrick J. Kelly Fox Ridge Farm, Inc. 2:01.06
1991 Lady Shirl 4 Richard Migliore Noel P. Hickey Noel P. Hickey 2:02.43
1990 Laugh And Be Merry 5 Herb McCauley Angel Penna, Jr. Pin Oak Stable 2:00.20
1989 River Memories 5 Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas Peter M. Brant 2:06.80
1988 Gaily Gaily 5 Julie Krone William I. Mott Diana M. Firestone 2:02.80
1987 Slew's Exceller 5 Jose A. Santos Tom Skiffington K. Myers 2:02.20
1986 Scoot † 3 Bill Shoemaker Leroy Jolley Peter M. Brant 2:00.40
1986 Dismasted † 4 Jean-Luc Samyn Philip G. Johnson Edward P. Evans 2:00.40
1985 Dawn's Curtsey 3 Eddie Maple John M. Veitch Darby Dan Farm 2:02.20
1984 Rossard 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Evan S. Jackson Catherine T. Koffen 2:03.40
1983 First Approach 5 Jorge Velasquez Jonathan Sheppard Augustin Stable 2:00.20
1982 Trevita 5 Ruben Hernandez Jonathan Sheppard Augustin Stable 2:01.40
1981 Rokeby Rose 4 Jeffrey Fell MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stables 2:01.60
1980 Just A Game 4 Don Brumfield David A. Whiteley Peter M. Brant 2:00.80
1979 Pearl Necklace 5 Bill Shoemaker Roger Laurin Reginald N. Webster 2:02.20
1978 Waya 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. Angel Penna, Sr. Daniel Wildenstein 2:00.60

* † In 1986 there was a dead-heat for the win.



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