Purple Violet Stakes
|Restricted stakes race|
|Purple Violet Stakes|
Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Distance||1 mile (8 furlongs)|
|Track||Polytrack synthetic dirt, left-handed|
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.