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Nassau County Stakes

Grade III race
Nassau County Stakes
Location Belmont Park
Elmont, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1996
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.nyra.com/Nassau County
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $200,000+

The Nassau County Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Belmont Park in Elmont, Nassau County, New York. A Grade III event, it is open to three-year-old fillies willing to run the distance of seven furlongs on dirt. The race offers a purse $200,000 added.

Inaugurated in 1996, it is named after the county on Long Island in which Belmont Park is located.

On November 28, 2007, this Grade II stakes race was downgraded to a Grade III by the American Graded Stakes Committee.

Previously, Belmont Park hosted the Nassau County Handicap, a race on dirt for horses of either sex, age three and older. This race was last run in 1993.



Speed record:

  • 1:22.04 - Dream Rush (2007)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • No trainer has won this race more than once.

Most wins by an owner:

  • No owner has won this race more than once.







2009 Flashing Javier Castellano Thomas Albertrani Darley Stable 1:23.59
2008 Zaftig Jorge Chavez James A. Jerkens Susan Moore/M and M Thoroughbred Partners 1:22.74
2007 Dream Rush Eibar Coa Richard Violette, Jr. West Point Stable 1:22.04
2006 Hello Liberty Norberto Arroyo, Jr. J. Larry Jones J. Ferris, M. Riley, D. Gamble, J. L. Jones 1:22.65
2005 Seeking the Ante Mike Luzzi John C. Kimmel Mary & Chester Broman 1:22.86
2004 Bending Strings Jerry Bailey Kiaran McLaughlin John D. Gunther 1:22.70
2003 House Party Jose Santos H. Allen Jerkens Joseph V. Shields, Jr. 1:23.28
2002 Nonsuch Bay Javier Castellano Frank A. Alexander Joseph P. Platt, Jr. 1:23.90
2001 Cat Chat John Velazquez Alan E. Goldberg Jayeff B Stables 1:23.02
2000 C'est L'Amour Edgar Prado Philip G. Johnson Lael Stables 1:23.46
1999 Oh What a Windfall Mike E. Smith C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1:23.59
1998 Jersey Girl Mike E. Smith Todd A. Pletcher Ackerley Bros. Farm 1:22.63
1997 Alyssum Jose Santos Flint S. Schulhofer Alexander & Groves 1:22.90
1996 Star de Lady Ann Jorge Chavez William W. Perry John D. Murphy 1:22.19

Nassau County Handicap

Open to horses of either sex, age three and older, it was raced on dirt over a distance of 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs).

In 1970, the Ogden Phipps four-year-old, Reviewer, set a new track record of 1:46 4/5 in winning the Nassau County Handicap.


  • 1993 - West By West
  • 1991 - Festin
  • 1990 - Tricky Creek
  • 1989 - Forever Silver
  • 1988 - Personal Flag
  • 1987 - Lac Ouimet
  • 1986 - Roo Art
  • 1985 - Secret Prince
  • 1984 - Moro
  • 1982 - Fools Prayer
  • 1981 - Princlet
  • 1978 - Upper Nile
  • 1975 - Queen City Lad
  • 1974 - Timeless Moment
  • 1973 - Icecapade
  • 1972 - Towzie Tyke
  • 1971 - Proliferation
  • 1969 - Rixdal
  • 1968 - Primo Richard
  • 1967 - Handsome Boy
  • 1966 - Pluck
  • 1965 - Malicious
  • 1964 - Garwol
  • 1962 - Beau Prince
  • 1961 - Black Thumper
  • 1960 - Polylad
  • 1959 - Endine
  • 1958 - Eddie Schmidt
  • 1956 - Admiral Vee


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