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Jefferson Cup Stakes

Grade III race
Jefferson Cup Stakes
Location Churchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1977
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Churchill Downs
Race information
Distance 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The Jefferson Cup Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run in mid-June near the end of the Churchill Downs Spring Meet in Louisville, Kentucky. A race on turf, it is open to three year old horses of either gender.

For 2010, the purse was dropped from $200,000 to $100,000 and the race was downgraded from a Grade II event at a mile and an eighth (9 furlongs) [1] to a Grade III level at a mile and a sixteenth. [2]

Since inception, the Jefferson Cup Stakes has been contested at various distances:

  • 5.5 furlongs : 1977-1981
  • 1 1/16 miles : 1982, 2010
  • 1⅛ miles : 1983-2009

Contents

Records

Speed record:

  • 1:47.27 - King Cugat (2000) (at previous distance of 1⅛ miles)

Winners since 1999

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2010 Gleam of Hope E. T. Baird Anthony L. Reinstedler Dr. A. C. & Claire Asbury 1:45.61
2009 Florentino Alan Garcia Kiaran McLaughlin Darley Racing 1:51.59
2008 Tizdejavu Garrett Gomez Gregory Fox Michael Cooper & Pamela Ziebarth 1:49.15
2007 Inca King Shaun Bridgmohan Steve Asmussen Heiligbrodt Racing 1:48.94
2006 Brilliant Robby Albarado Neil J. Howard Mill House 1:48.47
2005 Rush Bay Robby Albarado Thomas Amoss Phoebe Ann Miller Trust 1:48.75
2004 Prince Arch Brice Blanc Kenneth McPeek Raymond H. Cottrell, Sr. 1:50.61
2003 Senor Swinger Robby Albarado Bob Baffert Bob & Beverly Lewis 1:47.54
2002 Orchard Park Mark Guidry William I. Mott Peter Vegso 1:48.53
2001 Indygo Shiner Lonnie Meche W. Elliott Walden Joseph LaCombe et al. 1:48.81
2000 King Cugat Robby Albarado William I. Mott Centennial Farms 1:47.27
1999 Special Coach Jorge Velasquez Bill March Cecilia Dixon 1:49.82

Earlier winners

  • 1998 - Buff (1:50.80)
  • 1997 - Greed is Good (1:49.47)
  • 1996 - Unruled (1:50.07)
  • 1995 - Ago (1:49.48)
  • 1994 - Milt's Overture (1:48.21)
  • 1993 - Lt. Pinkerton (1:48.27)
  • 1992 - Senor Thomas (1:49.80)
  • 1991 - Hanging Curve (1:50.89)
  • 1990 - Divine Warning (1:52.20)
  • 1989 - Shy Tom (1:49.20)
  • 1988 - Stop the Stage (1:51.60)
  • 1987 - Fast Forward (1:50)
  • 1986 - Buffalo Beau (1:52.80)
  • 1985 - Aveys Brother (1:50)
  • 1984 - Coax Me Chad (1:50.60)
  • 1983 - Pron Regard (1:51.60)
  • 1982 - Wavering Monarch (1:44.20)
  • 1981 - Talent Town (1:05.40)
  • 1980 - Golden Derby (1:04.20)
  • 1979 - Rockhill Native (1:05.20)
  • 1978 - Future Hope (1:05.20)
  • 1977 - Old Jake (1:04.80)


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