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Maker's Mark Mile Stakes

Grade 1 race
Maker's Mark Mile Stakes
Location Keeneland Race Course
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1989
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.keeneland.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Four-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $300,000

The Maker's Mark Mile Stakes is an American Grade I Thoroughbred horse race run annually during the second week of April at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. Open to horses age four and older, it is contested on turf at a distance of one mile (8 furlongs).

Inaugurated as the Fort Harrod Stakes in 1989 at a distance of about 1 1/16 miles, since 1990 it has been contested at one mile. In 1997 distillers, Maker's Mark, began their sponsorship of the event. A Listed race in 1989 and 1990, it was a Grade 3 race from 1991 through 1999 and a Grade 2 race from 2000 through 2007. a Grade I event since 2008,


Speed record:

  • 1:33.54 - Perfect Soul (2004) (New stakes and course record)

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:








2010 Karelian 8 Julien Leparoux George R. Arnold Green Lantern Stables 1:34.33
2009 Mr. Sidney 5 Kent Desormeaux William I. Mott Circle E Racing 1:41.84
2008 Kip Deville 5 Cornelio Velásquez Rick Dutrow IEAH Stables 1:36.78
2007 Kip Deville 4 Edgar Prado Rick Dutrow IEAH Stables 1:35.51
2006 Miesque's Approval 7 Eddie Castro Martin D. Wolfson Live Oak Racing 1:34.06
2005 Artie Schiller 4 Edgar Prado James A. Jerkens Timber Bay Farm/Mrs. T. J. Walsh 1:34.09
2004 Perfect Soul 6 Edgar Prado Roger Attfield Charles E. Fipke 1:33.54
2003 Royal Spy 5 Robby Albarado Thomas M. Amoss V.D. & K.K. Jayaraman 1:35.82
2002 Touch of the Blues 5 Kent Desormeaux Neil D. Drysdale Gainsborough Farm 1:35.02
2001 North East Bound 5 Jose Velez, Jr. William W. Perry Julian DeMarco/Richard DiSano 1:34.44
2000 Conserve 4 Shane Sellers Frank L. Brothers Claiborne Farm 1:35.00
1999 Soviet Line 9 John Velazquez Mark A. Hennig Gainsborough Farm 1:35.20
1998 Lasting Approval 4 Robby Albarado Diane L. Perkins Wimborne Farm 1:35.40
1997 Influent 6 Jean-Luc Samyn Howard M. Tesher Richard Kumble/Michael Becker 1:34.40
1996 Tejano Run 4 Jerry Bailey Kenneth McPeek Roy K. Monroe 1:35.00
1995 Dove Hunt 4 Jose A. Santos Neil J. Howard William S. Farish III 1:35.80
1994 First and Only 7 Tracy Hebert Walter M. Bindner, Jr. Mason Rudd 1:36.60
1993 Ganges 5 Jerry Bailey William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson 1:35.40
1992 Shudanz 4 Craig Perret Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:36.40
1991 Opening Verse 5 Jerry Bailey Richard J. Lundy Allen E. Paulson 1:36.00
1990 Charlie Barley 4 Robin Platts Grant Pearce King Caledon Farms 1:35.80
1989 Yankee Affair 7 Randy Romero Henry L. Carroll Ju Ju Gen Stable 1:43.60



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