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Purple Violet Stakes

Restricted stakes race
Purple Violet Stakes
Location Arlington Park
Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
Inaugurated 1976
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.arlingtonpark.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Polytrack synthetic dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000+

The Purple Violet Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually during the first week of September at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Open to three-year-old fillies registered in the State of Illinois, the non-graded stakes is contested at a distance of one mile (8 furlongs) on Polytrack synthetic dirt.

Inaugurated in 1976, it was known as the Colfax Maid Stakes until 1997.

Since inception it has been contested at various distances:

  • 6.5 furlongs : 1976-1978
  • 7 furlongs : 1979-1987, 1990-1994
  • 8 furlongs : 1988-1989, 1995-present

It was run in two divisions in 1984. there was no race run in 1998 and 1999.



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