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Native Dancer Stakes

Ungraded stakes race
Native Dancer Stakes
Location Laurel Park Racecourse,
Laurel, Maryland, United States
Inaugurated 1966
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.laurelpark.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $75,000

The Native Dancer Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Laurel Park Racecourse in Laurel, Maryland. Raced in early January, it is open to horses age three and older and is contested on dirt over a distance of 1 mile (8 furlongs).


From 1966 to 2002 the race was known as the Native Dancer Handicap. It has been run at four different distances; for the first eleven years (from 1966 to 1976) the race was run at 6 furlongs, from 1977 to 1984 and in 2005 it was raced at a distance of 1³/16 miles; in 1985 and from 2006 through 2010 the race was contested at it's present distance of 1 mile and from 1986 through 2003 it was run at a distance of 1³/8 miles. The race was originally run at Bowie Race Course from 1966 through 1984.[1]


The race is named in honor of Alfred G. Vanderbilt's Native Dancer. Native Dancer was the huge gray son of two of thoroughbred's top racing horses of the decade in Polynesian and Geisha. He was named Horse of the Year as a two year-old and then named a repeat winner as a four year-old. He also won the titles; Champion 2-year-old, Champion 3-year-old and Champion older horse in three consecutive years. Native Dancer won 21 of 22 races and earned $785,240. His 18 stakes victories included the Preakness Stakes, the Belmont Stakes and the Travers Stakes. Native Dancer's only loss was in the Kentucky Derby. Following a terrible trip in which he was bumped three times, he finished second, only a head behind Dark Star.


Native Dancer upon his retirement was entered into stud at Vanderbilt's Sagamore Farm in Glyndon, Maryland where he remained until his death in 1967. Native Dancer was buried at Sagamore. As a sire his influence was immeasurable. He was the sire of 45 stakes winners including; Raise a Native, grand sire to Mr. Prospector, Alydar, Natalma and Northern Dancer.

Winners of the Native Dancer Stakes since 1966

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Distance
(Miles)

Time

Purse

Grade

2010

Greenspring

5

Jeremy Rose Chris Grove Our Chelsea Stable

1 mile

1:38.18

$70,000

2009

Lord Snowdon

6

Jeremy Rose Tony Dutrow Kaplan Racing

1 mile

1:38.11

$50,000

2008

Throng

5

Carlos Marquez, Jr. Todd Pletcher Starlight Stable, LLC.

1 mile

1:34.80

$80,000

2007

Judith's Wild Rush

-

Julian Pimentel Julian Calet Harvey Tenenbaum

1 mile

1:36.40

$75,000

2006

Your Bluffing

-

Mario Pino Michael Trombetta R.D.M. Racing Stable

1 mile

1:40.20

$75,000

2005

Jim Thirds Bolero

-

Ryan Fogelsonger Annette M. Eubanks Rev. Mark L. Andrews

1-1/16

1:40.20

$75,000

2004

No Race

-

No Race No Race No Race

no race

0:00.00

no race

2003

P Day

-

Ryan Fogelsonger Charles H. Hadry Adam Russo

1-1/8

1:50.00

$75,000

2002

Private Ryan

-

Harry Vega Timothy Tullock, Jr. Edmund Gann

1-1/8

1:49.00

$50,000

2001

Do I ever

-

Harry Vega Bessie S. Gruwell John Morella

1-1/8

1:52.20

$55,000

2000

Montana Dreamin'

-

Joe Rocco Tim F. Ritchey Richard Reveley

1-1/8

1:50.20

$75,000

1999

Waited

-

Albert Delgado Barbara M. Kees Sherry Rudolph

1-1/8

1:49.40

$80,000

1998

Big Rut

-

Larry Reynolds Hamilton A. Smith James W. Peters Jr.

1-1/8

1:50.80

$60,000

1997

Mary's Buckaroo

-

Mario Verge Mary Joanne Hughes Jackson Bryer

1-1/8

1:49.40

$80,000

1996

Gulf Reckoning

5

Carlos Marquez, Jr. Ben W. Perkins, Jr. Dr. Charles Staats

1-1/8

1:48.40

$55,000

1995

Dixie Hero

-

Edgar Prado Charles Peoples Bayard Sharp

1-1/8

1:51.40

$90,000

1994

No Race

-

No Race No Race No Race

no race

0:00.00

no race

1993

Ameri Valay

-

Larry Reynolds King T. Leatherbury Elaine & Nick Bassford

1-1/8

1:49.80

$60,000

1992

Valley Crossing

4

Edgar Prado Richard W. Small Robert Meyerhoff

1-1/8

1:48.60

$60,000

1991

Jet Stream

5

Edgar Prado John C. Mobberly John C. Mobberly

1-1/8

1:50.80

$65,000

1990

Flaming Emperor

-

Clarence "Jo Jo" Ladner Kenny Cox Burning Tree Farm

1-1/8

1:48.60

$75,000

1989

Learned Jake

-

Kent Desormeaux Art Benjamin Dick Vermillion

1-1/8

1:48.60

$60,000

1988

Due North

-

Michael Hunter Katy Voss Peter McGill

1-1/8

1:49.60

$60,000

1987

Little Bold John

5

Donnie A. Miller, Jr. Jerry Robb Jack Owens

1-1/8

1:51.60

$80,000

1986

Little Bold John

4

Paul A. Nicol, Jr. Jerry Robb Jack Owens

1-1/8

1:53.20

$80,000

1985

Kaye's Prince

-

Donnie A. Miller, Jr. Not Found Not Found

1 mile

1:36.60

$65,000

1984

Island Champ

-

Albert Delgado Hank Allen James J. Devaney

1-1/16

1:46.00

$65,000

1983

Hail Emperor

-

Vincent Bracciale, Jr.

1-1/16

1:46.00

$65,000

1982 #

Buc 'n Bronc

-

Mario Pino

1-1/16

1:44.60

$50,000

1982 #

Decent Davey

-

Leroy Moyers

1-1/16

1:43.60

$50,000

1981

Skippers Friend

-

Vincent Bracciale, Jr.

1-1/16

1:44.60

$65,000

1980

Pole Position

-

Gunnar Lindberg Goody Goodman

1-1/16

1:45.20

$65,000

1979

Isella

-

M. Drury

1-1/16

1:45.60

$65,000

1978 #

Ripon

-

Kelly Castaneda

1-1/16

1:45.60

$45,500

1978 #

Take the Pledge

-

Jack Kurtz

1-1/16

1:45.40

$45,500

1977

Jolly Johu

-

Larry Moyers

1-1/16

1:44.20

$65,000

1976

Christopher R.

-

William J. Passmore Art Rooney

6 fur.

1:10.60

$30,000

1975

Christopher R.

-

William J. Passmore Art Rooney

6 fur.

1:09.60

$30,000

1974

Tap the Tree

-

Vincent Bracciale, Jr.

6 fur.

1:09.00

$30,000

1973

Joys Fella

-

C. Jimenez

6 fur.

1:10.60

$31,000

1972

Pro Bidder

-

George Cusimano

6 fur.

1:10.40

$31,000

1971

Jaikyl

-

Paul Kallai

6 fur.

1:10.40

$30,000

1970

Gaelic Dancer

-

Robert Nono

6 fur.

1:10.20

$31,000

1969

Illustrious

-

D. Petrucelli

6 fur.

1:09.20

$30,000

1968

Understudy

-

Frank Lovato

6 fur.

1:11.00

$30,000

1967

Sandoval

-

Dave Gorman

6 fur.

1:10.20

$30,000

1966

Hoist Bar

-

Ismael Valenzuela

6 fur.

1:10.40

$30,650

A # designates that the race was run in two divisions in 1978 and 1982.

See also

References

  1. 2007 Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide, page 173 on March 3, 2007.




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