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Kingston Stakes

Restricted stakes race
Kingston Stakes
Location Belmont Park
Elmont, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1979
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Kingston Stakes at the NYRA
Race information
Distance 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification New York-breds, Three years old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000+

The Kingston Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually during the second week of May at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Restricted to horses bred in the State of New York, three years of age and older, it is contested on Turf over a distance of a mile and a sixteenth (eight and a half furlongs).

Since inception in 1979, the Kingstom Handicap has been contested at various distances :

  • 1 1/16 miles : 1979-1986, 1988, 1994-1995, 2008-present
  • 1⅛ miles : 1991-1993, 1996-2007
  • 1³/16 miles : 1987, 1989-1990

Inaugurated at Belmont Park in 1979 as the Kingston Handicap, it was run at Aqueduct Racetrack in 1980, 1983, and from 1986 through 1995. the race is named in honor of U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Kingston The retrospective American Champion Older Male Horse of 1889 and 1890, Kingston's 89 wins is the most in the history of the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing. In addition to being an outstanding runner, Kingston was also the leading sire in North America in 1900 and 1910.

It was contested on dirt in 1980 and again in 1996 and was raced in two divisions in 1989.

Records

Speed record:

Most wins:

  • 2 - Draw Shot (1997, 1998)
  • 2 - Pebo's Guy (1999, 2001)
  • 2 - Banrock (2008, 2009)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Francis Santangelo (1997, 1998)
  • 2 - Peter DeStefano (1999, 2001)
  • 2 - Nyala Farm (2008, 2009)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - Sidney Watters, Jr. (1979, 1984)
  • 2 - Philip G. Johnson (1982, 1992)
  • 2 - Patrick J. Kelly (1986, 1994)
  • 2 - Angel Penna, Jr. (1997, 1998)
  • 2 - Thomas M. Bush (2008, 2009)

Winners

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2010 Minnie Punt 4 Jose Lezcano Michael Miceli Marjac Pino Stable/Bommarito 1:39.73
2009 Banrock 6 Kent Desormeaux Thomas M. Bush Nyala Farm 1:45.68
2008 Banrock 5 Kent Desormeaux Thomas M. Bush Nyala Farm 1:42.51
2007 Red Zipper 4 Eibar Coa John Morrison John Morrison 1:49.37
2006 Dave 5 Javier Castellano Barclay Tagg The Three Colleens Stable 1:49.13
2005 Golden Commander 5 Edgar Prado Philip Serpe Flying Zee Stable 1:45.20
2004 Quantum Merit 5 Richard Migliore Del Carroll II Very Un Stable 1:47.00
2003 Irish Colonial 4 Javier Castellano Randy Schulhofer Blue Sky Farm & Fred Martin 1:52.44
2002 Celtic Sky 4 Jose A. Santos Christophe Clement Waterville Lake Stable 1:47.03
2001 Pebo's Guy 7 Joe Bravo Gary Sciacca Peter Destefano 1:48.22
2000 Plato's Love 5 Mike Luzzi Warren Pascuma Pascuma & Olsen 1:49.03
1999 Pebo's Guy 5 John Velazquez Leo O'Brien Peter DeStefano 1:46.60
1998 Draw Shot 5 Jerry D. Bailey Angel Penna, Jr. Francis Santangelo 1:48.40
1997 Draw Shot 4 Jerry D. Bailey Angel Penna, Jr. Francis Santangelo 1:47.60
1996 Ormsby 4 Jorge F. Chavez Sue Alpers Woodside Stud 1:43.00
1995 Pride Of Summer 7 Mike E. Smith Anthony J. Bizelia Touch of Class Stable 1:39.60
1994 Jay Gee 5 Robbie Davis Patrick J. Kelly Fox Ridge Farm 1:40.60
1993 Social Retiree 6 Jose A. Santos Barclay Tagg Barclay Tagg 1:48.00
1992 Feten 5 Jean Cruguet Philip G. Johnson John A. Franks 1:49.20
1991 Fast 'N' Gold 5 Richard Migliore Sally A. Bailie Sally A. Bailie 1:51.00
1990 Kate's Valentine 5 Angel Cordero, Jr. Sarah A. Lundy James F. Edwards 1:54.60
1989 Jimmy's Bronco 5 Jean Cruguet Jose Martinez Michael Hanafin 1:54.80
1989 Closing Bid 4 Eddie Maple Willard C. Freeman Dutch Acres Farm 1:54.00
1988 Catch The Moon 4 Robbie Davis Thomas M. Waller Tanrackin Farm 1:45.20
1987 Hudson Newes 3 Joe Badamo Stanley R. Shapoff Robert B. Cohen 1:55.80
1986 Island Sun 4 Richard Migliore Patrick J. Kelly Live Oak Racing 1:42.60
1985 High Ice 4 Robbie Davis Del W. Carroll II William S. Farish III 1:41.80
1984 Slewpy 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. Sidney Watters, Jr. Equusequity Stable 1:41.40
1983 Thunder Puddles 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. John P. Campo Rockwood Stable 1:43.00
1982 Naskra's Breeze 5 Jean-Luc Samyn Philip G. Johnson Broadmoor Stable 1:44.40
1981 Adlibber 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. Jan H. Nerud Morton Fink 1:42.80
1980 Dedicated Rullah 4 Ruben Hernandez Ramon M. Hernandez Assunta Louis Farm 1:44.40
1979 Sweet Woodruff 4 Michael Venezia Sidney Watters, Jr. William C. MacMillen Jr. 1:41.40

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