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Kentucky Cup Sprint Stakes

Grade III race
Kentucky Cup Sprint
Location Turfway Park
Florence, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1994
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.turfway.com
Race information
Distance 6 furlong Sprint
Track Polytrack, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The Kentucky Cup Sprint Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually since 1994 at Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky. Contested over a distance of six furlongs on Polytrack synthetic dirt, the Grade III event is open to three-year-old horses.

Contested in late September, previous winners Reraise and Cajun Beat went on to win the Breeders' Cup Sprint.


Speed record:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Overbrook Farm (2001, 2002)

Winners Stakes






2009 El Brujo Garrett Gomez Malcolm Pierce Windways Farm 1:09.04
2008 Fatal Bullet Eurico Rosa Da Silva Reade Baker Bear Stables 1:08.03
2007 Piratesonthelake Diego Sanchez James DiVito B Jock Racing LLC 1:09.09
2006 Reigning Court Corey Lanerie Scott Blasi Brenda & Philip Robertson 1:09.13
2005 Estate Collection Patrick Valenzuela Doug O'Neill Suarez Racing Inc. 1:09.75
2004 Level Playingfield John McKee Robert E. Holthus Fly Racing LLC 1:09.78
2003 Cajun Beat Cornelio Velasquez Stephen Margolis S. Sanan/J. & J. Iracane 1:09.54
2002 Day Trader Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 1:10.01
2001 Snow Ridge Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 1:09.22
2000 Caller One Kent Desormeaux James K. Chapman C. Chapman & T. McArthur 1:09.46
1999 Successful Appeal Edgar Prado John C. Kimmel Starview Stable 1:09.42
1998 Reraise Corey Nakatani Craig Dollase B Fey/M Han et al. 1:08.50
1997 Partner's Hero Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas Horton Stable Inc. 1:09.02
1996 Appealing Skier Mike E. Smith Ben Perkins, Sr. New Farm 1:08.24
1995 Lord Carson Mike E. Smith D. Wayne Lukas David P. Reynolds 1:08.60
1994 End Sweep Chris McCarron Mark E. Casse Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. 1:09.99



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