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Kentucky Cup Classic Stakes

Grade II race
Kentucky Cup Classic Stakes
Location Turfway Park
Florence, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1994
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.turfway.com
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Polytrack, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds and up
Weight Handicap
Purse $350,000

The Kentucky Cup Classic Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in late September as part of Kentucky Cup Day at Turfway Park in the Cincinnati, Ohio suburb of Florence, Kentucky. A Grade II event for three-year-olds and up, the Kentucky Cup Classic currently offers a purse of $350,000 and is set at a distance of 1⅛ miles on the dirt.


Time record:

  • 1:47.43 - Atticus (1996)

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Kentucky Cup Classic Stakes







2009 Furthest Land 4 Garrett Gomez Michael J. Maker Ken & Sarah Ramsey 1:48.41
2008 Zanjero 4 Shaun Bridgmohan Steve Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds 1:49.27
2007 Hard Spun 3 Mario Pino J. Larry Jones Fox Hill Farms 1:48.48
2006 Ball Four 5 Willie Martinez Patrick L. Biancone M. Tabor / D. Smith 1:48.29
2005 Shaniko 4 Rafael Bejarano Todd A. Pletcher Aaron & Marie Jones 1:49.74
2004 Roses in May 3 John R. Velazquez Dale L. Romans Ken & Sarah Ramsey 1:49.13
2003 Perfect Drift 4 Pat Day Murray W. Johnson Stonecrest Farm 1:50.43
2002 Pure Prize 4 Mike E. Smith C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Mills Phipps et al. 1:51.24
2001 Guided Tour 5 Larry Melancon Niall O'Callaghan Morton Fink 1:47.90
2000 Captain Steve 3 Shane Sellers Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 1:49.95
1999 Da Devil 4 Calvin Borel Forrest Kaelin Hall, Case, Glasscock et al. 1:50.54
1998 Silver Charm (DH) 4 Gary L. Stevens Bob Baffert Bob & Beverly Lewis 1:47.48
1998 Wild Rush (DH) 4 Pat Day Patrick B. Byrne Stronach Stables 1:47.48
1997 Semoran 4 Kent Desormeaux Bob Baffert Donald R. Dizney 1:48.08
1996 Atticus 4 Corey Nakatani Richard Mandella La Presle Farm 1:47.43
1995 Thunder Gulch 3 Gary L. Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Michael Tabor 1:49.42
1994 Tabasco Cat 3 Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook / D. P. Reynolds 1:50.32



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