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Martha Washington Stakes

Non-Graded Stakes race
Martha Washington Stakes
Location Oaklawn Park Race Track
Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
Inaugurated 1979
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.oaklawn.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $50,000

The Martha Washington Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in mid February at Oaklawn Park Race Track in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Open to three-year-old fillies, it is contested on dirt over a distance of one mile.

Inaugurated in 1979, it was raced at 6 furlongs (¾ mile) until 2003 when it was modified to its present distance.

The Martha Washington Stakes was run in two divisions in 1979 and 2008.



Speed record:

Largest winning margin:

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 7 - Pat Day (1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1995)

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 3 - William H. Fires (1988, 1995, 2005)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 3 - Patricia B. Blass (1988, 1995, 2005)







2009 Rachel Alexandra Calvin Borel Hal R. Wiggins L and M Partners LLC 1:36.40
2008 Sky Mom Luis Quinonez Steve Asmussen Heather Stark 1:39.51
2008 Eight Belles Terry Thompson J. Larry Jones Fox Hill Farms, Inc. 1:39.00
2007 Devil House Terry Thompson Terry Gestes William Stiritz 1:38.83
2006 Brownie Points Luis Quinonez Donnie K. Von Hemel Pin Oak Stable 1:39.69
2005 Isabell's Shoes Terry Thompson William H. Fires Patricia B. Blass 1:39.11
2004 Turn To Lass Roman Chapa Eugene Brajczewski Hurstland & McLaughlin 1:41.93
2003 Explosive Beauty Jamie Theriot Cole Norman K. K. & V. Jayaraman 1:11.38
2002 Miss City Halo James Lopez Mark Hubley Rich Stable & Lawrence 1:11.21
2001 Cheryl P. Glen Murphy Barry Germany Ro G. Parra 1:10.00
2000 Miss Seffens Jon Court Steve Wren Karen & Hays Biggs 1:09.20
1999 The Happy Hopper Robby Albarado Robert E. Holthus Kerry & Linda Ozment 1:10.00
1998 Prospector's Song Calvin Borel Randy Morse R. S. Mitchell Trust 1:11.40
1997 Zuppardo Ardo Carlos Gonzalez Bobby C. Barnett John A. Franks 1:09.60
1996 Mama's Pro Mickey Walls Robert E. Holthus Mrs. James Winn 1:11.80
1995 Pink Shoes Pat Day William H. Fires Patricia B. Blass 1:10.60
1994 Beauty's Sake Garrett Gomez Larry Edwards K. K. & V. Jayaraman 1:10.20
1993 Proper Reflection Willie Martinez Robert E. Holthus Mrs. James Winn 1:11.60
1992 Vivid Imagination Pat Day Steven Morguelan S. Madison 1:10.60
1991 Chance To Dance Donald Pettinger Donnie K.Von Hemel Ashby Thoroughbreds IV 1:11.40
1990 Classy Irene Pat Day W. Cal Partee Lynn S. Whiting 1:11.00
1989 Rugosa Rose Antonio Castanon Melvin F. Stute Coelho, Fields & Valenti 1:10.00
1988 Fun Flight Pat Day William H. Fires Patricia B. Blass 1:11.20
1987 Up the Apalachee Pat Day George Arceneaux John Minos Simon 1:09.60
1986 Ann's Bid Pat Day Joseph B. Cantey Joseph O. Morrisey 1:13.60
1985 Take My Picture Don Howard J. D. Roberts Helen & L. E. Rhodes 1:10.60
1984 Robin's Rob Pat Day O. F. Duffield Lyle Whiting 1:09.20
1983 Lt. Pearle David Whited Burl McBride G. Givens 1:13.20
1982 Ambassador of Luck Garth Patterson William Carelli Richard Ransom 1:12.20
1981 Fiddleatune Garth Patterson James J. Eckrosh E. Lowrance 1:14.40
1980 Run Ky. Run M. Bryan Rick Hiles W. B. Robinson 1:11.20
1979 Sassy Simone John Lively Gary Thomas George Pappas 1:13.60
1979 Patience Worth David Whited Keith Wilkey Rosenthal & Levy 1:13.20


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