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Hillsborough Stakes

Grade III race
Hillsborough Stakes
Location Tampa Bay Downs
Tampa, Florida,
Inaugurated 1999
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.tampabaydowns.com
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, 3-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $175,000

The Hillsborough Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in mid March at Tampa Bay Downs in Tampa, Florida.

A Grade III event since 2004, it is open to fillies and mares, three years of age and older. Raced on turf, since 2004 it has been contested at a distance of 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs) prior to which it was run at 11/16 miles.


Speed record:

  • 1:41.14 - Strait From Texas (2003) (at current distance of 1⅛ miles)
  • 1:48.83 - Coney Kitty (2004) (at previous distance of 11/16 miles)

Most wins:

  • No horse has won this race more than once.

Most wins by an owner:

  • No owner has won this race more than once.

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - W. Elliot Walden (1999, 2000)

Winners of the Hillsborough Stakes







2010 Phola 4 Ramon Dominguez Todd Pletcher Saufley/Pletcher/Pattersons 1:52.51
2009 Backseat Rhythm 4 Eibar Coa Patrick Reynolds Paul Pompa, Jr. 1:51.43
2008 Dreaming of Anna 4 Cornelio Velasquez Wayne Catalano Frank C. Calabrese 1:52.18
2007 Cassydora 5 John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Green Hills Farm 1:48.90
2006 Ready's Gal 4 John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher James T. Scatuorchio 1:50.50
2005 Rizzi Girl 7 Oliver Castillo William Downing J. & M. Whitney 1:52.59
2004 Coney Kitty 6 Jose Santos James J. Toner Betz/Humphrey/Seel 1:48.83
2003 Strait From Texas 4 Jesus Castanon James Michael J & J Investments 1:41.14
2002 Platinum Tiara 4 Manoel Cruz Joe Waunsch M375 Thoroughbreds 1:41.34
2001 Song For Annie 5 Larry Melancon Henry Cochran Live Oak Plantation 1:41.23
2000 St. Clair Ridge 4 Pat Day W. Elliot Walden Hendrick, et al. 1:41.17
1999 Pleasant Temper 5 Pat Day W. Elliot Walden Mark Stanley 1:42.62



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