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Pucker Up Stakes

Grade III race
Pucker Up Stakes
Location Arlington Park
Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
Inaugurated 1961
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Arlington Park
Race information
Distance 9 Furlongs (1 1/8 miles)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Scale Weight
Purse $200,000

The Pucker Up Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race for 3-year-old fillies held annually in early September at Arlington Park race track near Chicago, Illinois. A Grade III event, it is contested over a distance of 9 furlongs (1 1/8 miles) on turf.

The race was named in honor of Ada L. Rice's filly, Pucker Up.Pucker Up was 1 of 5 champions trained by hall of fame trainer James P. Conway.

Recent winners






2009 Hot Cha Cha James Graham Philip Sims Nelson McMakin 1:47.67
2008 Closeout Jamie Theriot Thomas F. Proctor Glen Hill Farm 1:53.22
2007 Dreaming of Anna E. T. Baird Wayne Catalano Frank C. Calabrese 1:48.20
2006 Vacare Carlos Marquez, Jr. Chris Block Lathenbach Stables 1:49.71
2005 Royal Copenhagen Shaun Bridgmohan Laura De Seroux Richard L. Duchossois 1:48.76
2004 Ticker Tape Kent Desormeaux James M. Cassidy D. Pearson/J. Sweesy 1:48.63



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