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Lake Placid Stakes

Grade II race
Lake Placid Stakes
Location Saratoga Race Course
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1984
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Lake Placid Stakes history at NYRA
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

The Lake Placid Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. It is run at a distance of one and one-eighths miles on the turf and is open to three-year-old fillies and carries a purse of $150,000. The race is a Grade II event.

Inaugurated as the Nijana Handicap in 1984, it was renamed the Lake Placid Stakes in 1998.

The Lake Placid Stakes has been contested at different distances:

  • 11/16 miles : 1985-1989
  • 1⅛ miles : 1984, 1990, 1996-present

In 1990, it was run on dirt.

The Lake Placid was run in two divisions in 1988, 1991, and from 1992 through 1995.


Speed record: (at current distance of 1⅛ miles)

  • 1:46.33 - Tenski (1998)

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:







2009 Shared Account Edgar Prado H. Graham Motion Sagamore Farm 1:54.62
2008 Backseat Rhythm Javier Castellano Patrick L. Reynolds Paul P. Pompa, Jr. 1:50.69
2007 Sharp Susan Kent Desormeaux William I. Mott IEAH Stables 1:46.69
2006 Wait a While Garrett Gomez Todd A. Pletcher Arindel Farm 1:46.59
2005 Naissance Royale Edgar Prado Christophe Clement Monceaux Stable 1:47.14
2004 Spotlight Jerry D. Bailey Christophe Clement Green Hills Farm 1:50.54
2003 Sand Springs Mark Guidry Anthony Reinstedler Willmott Stables 1:49.03
2002 Wonder Again Edgar Prado James J. Toner Joan & John Phillips 1:49.24
2001 Snow Dance Richard Migliore John T. Ward, Jr. John C. Oxley 1:47.42
2000 Gaviola Jerry D. Bailey William H. Turner, Jr. Twilite Farms 1:48.02
1999 Badouizm Robbie Davis Brian Ange Michael Fowler 1:46.44
1998 Tenski Richard Migliore Linda L. Rice Richard L. Golden 1:46.33
1997 Witchful Thinking Shane Sellers Niall O'Callaghan Leslie Grimm 1:47.65
1996 Memories of Silver Jerry D. Bailey James J. Toner Joan & John Phillips 1:47.80
1995 Class Kris Pat Day James E. Picou Fred W. Hooper 1:40.90
1995 Bail Out Becky Shane Sellers William I. Mott Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey 1:41.87
1994 Coronation Cup Jerry D. Bailey MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stables 1:43.88
1994 Alywow Mike E. Smith Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:43.81
1993 Statuette Mike E. Smith Richard A. Destasio Peter E. Blum 1:41.58
1993 Amal Hayati Jerry D. Bailey D. Wayne Lukas A. & R. al Kalifa 1:40.97
1992 Shannkara Mike E. Smith Nicolas Clement Craig B. Singer 1:41.84
1992 Heed Mike E. Smith William Badgett, Jr. August Belmont IV 1:40.80
1991 Jinski's World Jose A. Santos Leo O'Brien Teresa M. Maher 1:41.01
1991 Grab The Green Angel Cordero, Jr. Barclay Tagg Samuel H. Rogers, Jr. 1:40.20
1990 Jefforee Jose A. Santos D. Wayne Lukas Calumet Farm 1:49.00
1989 Capades Angel Cordero, Jr. Richard O'Connell Poma Stable 1:41.00
1988 Love You By Heart Randy Romero John M. Veitch Darby Dan Farm 1:40.80
1988 Betty Lobelia Jose A. Santos H. Allen Jerkens Bohemia Stable 1:41.60
1987 Graceful Darby Jerry D. Bailey John M. Veitch James W. Phillips 1:41.40
1986 An Empress Jose A. Santos Laz Barrera Harbor View Farm 1:42.00
1985 Videogenic Robbie Davis Gasper Moschera Albert Davis 1:41.20
1984 Possible Mate Don MacBeth Philip G. Johnson Edward P. Evans 1:50.00



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