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Kelso Stakes

Grade II race
Kelso Stakes
Location Belmont Park
Elmont, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1980
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.nyra.com/Belmont/Stakes/Kelso
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $250,000

The Kelso Stakes is an American race for Thoroughbred horse race run annually in late September/early October at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. A Grade II event open to horses, age three and up, it is contested on turf over a distance of one mile (8 furlongs).

The race is named for Kelso, Allaire du Pont's five-time winner of American Horse of the Year honors.

First run in 1980, the race has been contested at three different distances:

  • 2 miles : 1980-1982
  • 1¼ miles : 1984-1987
  • 1 mile : 1988-present

Records

Speed record: (at current distance of 1 mile)

  • 1:32.07 - Ashkal Way (2006)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Peat Moss (1980, 1981)
  • 2 - I'm a Banker (1986, 1987)
  • 2 - Forbidden Apple (2000, 2001)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Murray M. Garren (1980, 1981)
  • 2 - Albert Davis (1986, 1987)
  • 2 - Arthur I. Appleton (2000, 2001)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - Gilbert Puentes (1980, 1981)
  • 2 - Gasper Moschera (1986, 1987)
  • 2 - Robert Barbara (1996, 1998)

Winners

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2009 Le Grand Cru 4 Jose Lezcano Allen Jerkens Judson Streicher 1:37.36
2008 Tam Lin 5 Javier Castellano Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 1:39.13
2007 Trippi's Storm 4 Javier Castellano Stanley M. Hough E. Paul Robsham Stables 1:32.36
2006 Ashkal Way 5 Mike Luzzi Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 1:32.07
2005 Funfair 6 Edgar Prado H. Graham Motion Cheveley Park Farm 1:32.95
2004 Mr O'Brien 5 Eibar Coa Robin L. Graham Skeedattle Stable 1:32.69
2003 Freefourinternet 5 Jose Espinoza Joan Scott Equirace.com LLC 1:34.73
2002 Green Fee 6 John Velazquez Daniel Peitz Robert & Lawana Low 1:33.83
2001 Forbidden Apple 6 Jose Santos Christophe Clement Arthur I. Appleton 1:36.77
2000 Forbidden Apple 5 Jean-Luc Samyn Christophe Clement Arthur I. Appleton 1:34.39
1999 Middlesex Drive 4 Shane Sellers Philip M. Hauswald C. Steven Duncker 1:35.45
1998 Dixie Bayou 5 Jorge Chavez Robert Barbara Sabine Stable 1:36.21
1997 Lucky Coin 4 Robbie Davis Richard Nieminski Edward I. Kelly, Sr. 1:33.72
1996 Same Old Wish 6 Shane Sellers Robert Barbara Friendship Stable 1:34.42
1995 Mighty Forum 4 Eddie Delahoussaye Mark A. Hennig Team Valor 1:39.58
1994 Nijinsky's Gold 5 Jose Santos Richard Violette, Jr. Stanton P. Powell 1:34.18
1993 Lure 4 Mike E. Smith C. R. McGaughey III Claiborne Farm 1:35.86
1992 Roman Envoy 4 Craig Perret James E. Picou Fred W. Hooper 1:36.39
1991 Star of Cozzene 3 Jose Santos D. Wayne Lukas Clover Racing Stable 1:33.37
1990 Expensive Decision 4 Jean-Luc Samyn Stanley Shapoff Edward Shapoff 1:32.40
1989 I Rejoice 6 Jerry Bailey Edward I. Kelly, Sr. Brookfield Farms 1:36.40
1988 San's The Shadow 4 Chris Antley Timothy A. Hills J. Scott Rutan 1:42.00
1987 I'm a Banker 5 Antonio Graell Gasper S. Moschera Albert Davis 2:10.80
1986 I'm a Banker 4 Antonio Graell Gasper S. Moschera Albert Davis 2:03.20
1985 Mourjane 5 Richard Migliore Thomas J. Skiffington Fernwood Stables 2:02.00
1984 Who's For Dinner 5 Walter Guerra Jan H. Nerud Tartan Stable 2:01.20
1983 No race
1982 Worthy Too 4 Jean-Luc Samyn Michael J. Kelly Adele L. Rand 3:24.40
1981 Peat Moss 6 Frank Lovato, Jr. Gilbert Puentes Murray M. Garren 3:20.80
1980 Peat Moss 5 Frank Lovato, Jr. Gilbert Puentes Murray M. Garren 3:24.60

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