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Peter Pan Stakes

Grade II race
Peter Pan Stakes
Location Belmont Park
Elmont, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1940
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website New York Racing Association - Belmont Park
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $200,000

The Peter Pan Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually during the second week of May at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. A Grade II event, it is open to three-year-olds willing to race nine furlongs on the dirt.

The race is run in honor of National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame inductee, Peter Pan.

Inaugurated in 1940, it was run as a handicap at one and one eighth miles until 1960 when the race was placed on hiatus. Revived at Aqueduct Racetrack in 1975, the Peter Pan Stakes was moved to Belmont Park for the 1976 running. It was contested at a distance of one mile until 1977 when it reverted to its traditional one and one eighth mile format.


Speed record: (at current distance of 1⅛ miles)

  • 1:46.35 - Oratory (2005)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:







2010 no race
2009 Charitable Man Alan Garcia Kiaran McLaughlin Suzanne & William Warren 1:47.13
2008 Casino Drive Kent Desormeaux Kazuo Fujisawa Hidetoshi Yamamoto 1:47.87
2007 Sightseeking Edgar Prado C. R. McGaughey III Phipps Stable 1:48.89
2006 Sunriver Rafael Bejarano Todd A. Pletcher Aaron & Marie Jones 1:49.39
2005 Oratory Jerry Bailey Thomas Albertrani Darley Stable 1:46.35
2004 Purge John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Starlight Stables et al. 1:47.98
2003 Go Rockin' Robin Shaun Bridgmohan Scott Schwartz Herbert & Carol Schwartz 1:48.47
2002 Sunday Break Gary Stevens Neil D. Drysdale Koji Maeda 1:48.10
2001 Hero's Tribute Jorge F. Chavez John T. Ward, Jr. John C. Oxley 1:47.47
2000 Postponed Edgar Prado Flint S. Schulhofer Jeanne G. Vance 1:49.60
1999 Best of Luck Jean-Luc Samyn H. Allen Jerkens Bohemia Stable 1:47.94
1998 Grand Slam Jerry Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Baker, et al. 1:49.00
1997 Banker's Gold Eddie Maple H. Allen Jerkens Georgia Hofmann 1:48.60
1996 Jaimes First Punch John Velazquez Robert Barbara Zimpom Stable 1:47.20
1995 Citadeed Eddie Maple Richard Violette, Jr. Ivan W. Allan 1:50.03
1994 Twining Jose A. Santos Flint S. Schulhofer Mohammed Al Maktoum 1:49.11
1993 Virginia Rapids Eddie Maple H. Allen Jerkens Middletown Stable 1:48.48
1992 A.P. Indy Ed Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Tomonori Tsurumaki 1:47.40
1991 Lost Mountain Craig Perret Thomas Bohannan Loblolly Stable 1:49.40
1990 Profit Key Jose A. Santos D. Wayne Lukas H. Joseph Allen 1:47.20
1989 Imbibe Angel Cordero, Jr. Tim Kelly Roslyn Farm 1:48.60
1988 Seeking The Gold Pat Day C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1:47.60
1987 Leo Castelli Jose A. Santos Leroy Jolley Peter M. Brant 1:48.00
1986 Danzig Connection Pat Day Woody Stephens Henryk deKwiatowski 1:48.40
1985 Proud Truth Jorge Velasquez John M. Veitch Darby Dan Farm 1:47.60
1984 Back Bay Barrister Don MacBeth Vincent Blengs Myra H. Cohen 1:50.00
1983 Slew o'Gold Angel Cordero, Jr. Sidney Watters, Jr. Equusequity Stable 1:46.80
1982 Wolfie's Rascal Angel Cordero, Jr. Howard M. Tesher Wolfie Cohen 1:48.80
1981 Tap Shoes Ruben Hernandez Horatio Luro Leone J. Peters 1:48.40
1980 Comptroller Ramon Encinas Angel Penna, Sr. Ogden Phipps 1:49.20
1979 Coastal Ruben Hernandez David A. Whiteley William Haggin Perry 1:47.00
1978 Buckaroo Jorge Velasquez John M. Gaver, Jr. Greentree Stable 1:48.00
1977 Spirit Level Antonio Graell Stephen A. DiMauro Meadow Stable 1:49.20
1976 Sir Lister Jorge Velasquez MacKenzie Miller Mrs. Harold Whitmore 1:36.00
1975 Singh Eddie Maple John W. Russell Cynthia Phipps 1:35.20
1960 Keenation Chris Rogers Raymond Metcalf Elkcam Stable 1:50.00
1959 Black Hills Eddie Arcaro Max Hirsch King Ranch 1:49.00
1958 Cavan Pete Anderson Thomas J. Barry Joseph O'Connell 1:49.00
1957 Gallant Man Bill Shoemaker John A. Nerud Ralph Lowe 1:48.40
1956 Jazz Age John Choquette Sylvester Veitch C. V. Whitney 1:48.40
1955 Nance's Lad John Choquette Hilton A. Dabson Hilton A. Dabson 1:48.40
1954 High Gun Eric Guerin Max Hirsch King Ranch 1:52.40
1953 Invigorator Nick Shuk Norman R. McLeod Saxon Stable 1:50.40
1952 Armageddon Raymond York Moody Jolley Cain Hoy Stable 1:48.60
1951 Counterpoint Dave Gorman Sylvester Veitch C. V. Whitney 1:47.80
1950 Lights Up George Hettinger Bert Mulholland George D. Widener, Jr. 1:49.40
1949 Ponder Steve Brooks Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 1:49.40
1948 Escadru Arnold Kirkland Edward A. Christmas William L. Brann 1:49.60
1947 Tailspin Ted Atkinson John M. Gaver, Sr. Greentree Stable 1:50.60
1946 Mahout Johnny Longden Oscar White Sarah F. Jeffords 1:50.40
1945 Jeep Eddie Arcaro Andy Schuttinger C. V. Whitney 1:51.20
1944 Lucky Draw Johnny Longden Bert Mulholland George D. Widener, Jr. 1:52.00
1943 Slide Rule Conn McCreary Cecil Wilhelm William E. Boeing 1:51.20
1942 Fairaris Billie Thompson Frank Gilpin Samuel McLaughlin 1:48.40
1941 Robert Morris Alfred Robertson Thomas H. McCreery J. Frederic Byers 1:49.00
1940 Andy K. Irving Anderson Patrick F. Dwyer Millsdale Stable 1:50.20



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