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Garden State Futurity

The Garden State Futurity was an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in mid November at the now defunct Garden State Park Racetrack in Cherry Hill Township, New Jersey. Originally known as the Garden State Stakes, it was recreated as the Garden State Futurity during the 1953 fall meeting. Open to two-year-old horses, it was contested on dirt at a distance of 11/16 miles (8.5 furlong]]s). Offering a purse of $100,000, the new Futurity was the richest race in the world for two-year-olds. [1] In 1955, the racetrack created a counterpart for fillies, the Gardenia Stakes.

Future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame performers owned by the Christopher Chenery family won the 1971 and 1972 editions. Trained by Lucien Laurin, Riva Ridge won the race in 1971 and went on to win the following year's Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes. In 1972, Lucien Laurin trained the first two finishers in the Futurity. Secetariat, who would go on to win the U.S. Triple Crown, won the race with Angle Light coming in second.

A fire destroyed the Garden State Park Racetrack on April 14, 1977 and the Garden State Futurity was shifted to the Meadowlands Racetrack at East Rutherford, New Jersey. The March 18, 2000 issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the Garden State Stakes had been cancelled for financial reasons. [2]

Partal list of winners

  • 1998 - Judges View
  • 1995 - Claramount Hill
  • 1994 - Alleged Impression
  • 1992 - Fling
  • 1991 - Tank
  • 1990 - Killer Diller
  • 1989 - Wind Splitter
  • 1988 - Tsarbaby
  • 1987 - Mister S M
  • 1986 - Fobby Forbes
  • 1985 - Spend a Buck
  • 1969 - Forum
  • 1968 - Beau Brummel
  • 1967 - Bugged
  • 1965 - Prince Saim
  • 1964 - Sadair
  • 1962 - Crewman
  • 1961 - Crimson Satan
  • 1959 - Warfare
  • 1957 - Nadir
  • 1956 - Barbizon
  • 1954 - Summer Tan
  • 1952 - Laffango
  • 1951 - Candle Wood
  • 1950 - Iswas
  • 1949 - Cornwall
  • 1947 - Itsabet
  • 1945 - Marine Victory
  • 1944 - Alexis


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