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Miss Grillo Stakes

Grade III race
Miss Grillo Stakes
Location Belmont Park
Elmont, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1980
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Miss Grillo Stakes at the NYRA
Race information
Distance 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Two-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

The Miss Grillo Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. A Grade III event open to two-year-old filles it is contested over a distance of 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs) on turf.

Part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series since 2008, the winner of the Miss Grillo Stakes automactically qualifies for a berth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

In 2009, the Miss Grillo lost its graded stakes status due to the surface switch from turf to dirt because of weather conditions.

Winners since 1999






2009 Dad's Crazy Julien Leparoux Todd Pletcher Smarch Racing 1:40.04
2008 Maram Jose Lezcano Chad C. Brown Karen N. Woods 1:46.12
2007 Namaste's Wish Kent Desormeaux William I. Mott Live Oak Plantation Racing 1:40.49
2006 Chestoria Eibar Coa Bruce N. Levine E El R Stable 1:50.82
2005 Wait a While Jerry D. Bailey Todd A. Pletcher Arindel Farm 1:52.80
2004 Melhor Ainda Jose A. Santos Robert J. Frankel T N T Stud 1:51.20
2003 Please Take MeOut Aaron Gryder Alfredo Callejas Robert Perez 1:50.60
2002 Fircroft Jean-Luc Samyn George R. Arnold II G. Watts Humphrey 1:49.60
2001 Riskaverse Robbie Davis Patrick J. Kelly Fox Ridge Farm Inc. 1:51.60
2000 Ruff John Velazquez David G. Donk Robert Spiegel 1:49.60
1999 Wolf Alert Jerry D. Bailey Gary C. Contessa Nedlaw Stable 1:54.00



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