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Hill Prince Stakes

Grade III race
Hill Prince Stakes
Location Belmont Park
Elmont, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1975
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The Hill Prince Stakes is an American Grade III Thoroughbred horse race contested annually in early June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Open to three-year-old horses, it is raced on turf at a distance of one mile (8 furlongs).

Inaugurated in 1975, from its inception through 2005 it was raced at 1 1/8 miles (9 furlongs). The Hill Prince Stakes was hosted by the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York in 1979, 1980, and again in 1982.

The race is named for Christopher Chenery's Hall of Fame colt, Hill Prince.

The race was run in two divisions in 1982.

Contents

Records

Speed record: (at current distance of one mile)

  • 1:33.45 - Marcavelly (2007)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Klaravich Stable (1997, 2006)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners since 1999

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2010 Krypton Rajiv Maragh Kiaran McLaughlin Harvey Clarke & Ron Winchell 1:34.97
2009 Despite the Odds Jeremy Rose Michael Trombetta Johnson/Ryan/Dilger 1:35.68
2008 Gio Ponti Garrett Gomez Christophe Clement Castleton Lyons 1:35.03
2007 Marcavelly Edgar Prado William I. Mott Zayat Stables 1:33.45
2006 Outperformance Javier Castellano Richard Violette, Jr. Klaravich Stables 1:36.74
2005 Rey de Café Javier Castellano George R. Arnold G. Watts Humphrey, Jr. 1:49.25
2004 Artie Schiller Richard Migliore James A. Jerkens Timber Bay Farm et al. 1:50.06
2003 Happy Trails Shaun Bridgmohan Steve Klesaris Sanford Goldfarb et al. 1:50.13
2002 Van Minister Michael Luzzi Carlos F. Martin Our Sugar Bear Stable 1:54.42
2001 Proud Man Rene Douglas Harry Benson Robert Kaufman 1:48.25
2000 Promontory Gold Edgar Prado Robert J. Frankel Robert A. Witt 1:49.15
1999 Time Off Jean-Luc Samyn Scott M. Schwartz H. & C. Schwartz 1:47.48

Earlier winners

  • 1998 - Recommended List
  • 1996 - Optic Nerve
  • 1995 - Green Means Go
  • 1994 - Pennine Ridge
  • 1993 - Halissee
  • 1992 - Free At Last †
  • 1991 - Young Daniel
  • 1990 - Solar Splendor
  • 1989 - Slew The Knight
  • 1987 - Forest Fair
  • 1986 - Double Feint
  • 1985 - Danger's Hour
  • 1984 - A Gift
  • 1983 - Domynsky
  • 1982 - Majesty's Prince
  • 1982 - Larida
  • 1980 - Ben Fab
  • 1979 - Bends Me Mind
  • 1978 - Darby Creek Road
  • 1977 - Forward Charger
  • 1976 - Fifth Marine
  • 1975 - Don Jack †


  • † In 1975 Annie's Brat finished first, but was disqualified and set back to second.
  • † In 1992 Casino Magistrate finished first but was disqualified and set back to second.

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