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John Battaglia Memorial Stakes

The John Battaglia Memorial Stakes is a race for thoroughbred horses held in early March at Turfway Park. The race is open to three-year-olds willing to race one and one-sixteenth miles on the dirt. The race is an ungraded stakes with a purse of $100,000.

Begun in 1982, the race is a prep to the Lane's End Stakes.

John Battaglia was the former general manager of the old Latonia Race Track (now Turfway). He also was the general manager of Miles Park in Louisville, Kentucky. His son, Mike Battaglia, serves as the track announcer at Turfway and is also a racing analyst for NBC Sports.

Past winners

  • 2010 - Vow to Wager (John McKee)
  • 2009 - Proceed Bee (Rodney Prescott) (Parade Clown placed.)
  • 2008 - Absolutely Cindy - 1:44.69 (lone filly in 11 horse field) (Orlando Mojica)
  • 2007 - Catman Running - 1:45.42 (Willie Martinez)
  • 2006 - Laity (1:46.88)
  • 2005 - Magna Graduate (1:43.94)
  • 2004 - Silver Minister (1:44.79)
  • 2003 - Champali (1:46.23)
  • 2002 - Request For Parole (1:43.08)
  • 2001 - Bonnie Scot (1:45)
  • 2000 - Nature
  • 1999 - K One King
  • 1998 - Daniel My Brother
  • 1997 - Concerto (1:42.41)
  • 1996 - Beefchopper
  • 1995 - Car Dealer
  • 1994 - Mahogany Hall
  • 1993 - Fafa Lemos
  • 1983 - Runs Like A Prince (1:41.60)
  • 1982 - Baraco (1:17.80)

References

  • [1] Turfway Park official site



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