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Barbaro Stakes at Delaware Park

Grade III race
Barbaro Stakes
Location Delaware Park Racetrack
Stanton, Delaware, United States
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.delawarepark.com
Race information
Distance 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $300,000

The Barbaro Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in mid July at Delaware Park Racetrack in Stanton, Delaware. Previously known as the Leonard Richards Stakes, in 2007 it was renamed in honor of Barbaro, the horse who won the Kentucky Derby in 2006 but who eventually died after shattering his leg in that year's Preakness Stakes.

A Grade III race, it is open to three-year-old horses running one and one sixteenth mile on the dirt and offers a purse of $300,000.

There was no race from 1983 through 1996.

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Records

Speed record: (since 1997 at current distance of 11/16 miles)

  • 1:42.41 - Burning Roma (2001)
  • Previously the race has been contested at 1⅛ miles. On June 18, 1960, Victoria Park won the race in a track record time of 1:47.40 for 1⅛ miles. As at 2008, that record remains intact.

Winners since 1997

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2009 Our Edge Alan Garcia Nick Zito Robert LaPenta 1:43.70
2008 Magical Forest Jorge Chavez Joseph Demola Paraneck Stable 1:44.02
2007 Xchanger Edgar Prado Mark Shuman Circle Z Stable et al. 1:43.40
2006 Awfully Smart Ramon Dominguez Alan E. Goldberg Jayeff B Stables 1:43.23
2005 Sun King Rafael Bejarano Nick Zito Tracy Farmer 1:43.33
2004 Pollard's Vision Jerry Bailey Todd Pletcher Edgewood Farm 1:43.85
2003 Awesome Time Anthony Black Nick Zito Robert V. LaPenta 1:43.26
2002 Running Tide Ramon Dominguez Rodney Jenkins On The Run Farm 1:45.10
2001 Burning Roma Rick Wilson Anthony Dutrow Harold Queen 1:42.41
2000 Grundlefoot Travis Dunkelberger Gary Capuano Paul Fowler, Jr. 1:44.04
1999 Stellar Brush Mike McCarthy Richard W. Small Robert E. Meyerhoff 1:42.78
1998 Scatmandu Richard Migliore John C. Kimmel Robert Waxman 1:42.43
1997 Leestown Jose Velez, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Not found 1:43.46

Earlier winners (partial list)

  • 1982 - Northrop
  • 1981 - Sportin Life
  • 1980 - Proctor
  • 1979 - Lucys Axe
  • 1977 - True Colors
  • 1976 - Cinteelo
  • 1975 - My Friend Gus
  • 1974 - Silver Florin
  • 1973 - London Company
  • 1971 - Gleaming
  • 1970 - The Pruner
  • 1965 - First Family
  • 1964 - Sheldrake
  • 1963 - Crewman
  • 1962 - Noble Jay
  • 1961 - Hitting away
  • 1959 - Waltz
  • 1957 - Lucky Dip
  • 1955 - Saratoga
  • 1954 - Full Flight
  • 1953 - Jamie K
  • 1951 - Hall of Fame
  • 1950 - Post Card
  • 1949 - Sun Bahram
  • 1948 - Page Boots


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