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Red Bank Stakes

Grade III race
Red Bank Stakes
Location Monmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport, New Jersey, United States
Inaugurated 1974
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Monmouth Park Racetrack
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

The Red Bank Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually since 1974 at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey. A Grade III event raced in late August/early September, it is open to horses age three and older and is contested at a distance of one mile (8 furlongs) on turf

Inaugurated in 1974 as a stakes race on dirt for two-year-old fillies, in 1975 is was made open to fillies and mares. In 1980, the race was converted to a handicap event on turf which was open to horses age three and older.

An earlier version of the Red Bank Stakes was run in 1885 as a six-furlong race for two-year-olds. It was won by A. J. Cassatt's, The Bard. [1]

Since inception the race has been contested at various distances:

  • 1 mile : 1980 to present
  • 1 mile and 70 yards on dirt : 1976
  • 1 1/16 miles on dirt : 1974-1975, 1977-1978
  • 1 1/16 miles on turf : 1979

Following heavy rains, the 2003 race was switched to the dirt track.

The Red Bank Handicap was run in two divisions in 1984 and 1985.


Speed record: (at current distance of 1 mile)

  • 1:32.42 - Icy Atlantic (2007) (Stakes and Monmouth Park turf course record)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Adam Smith (1993, 1994)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Lord White (1993, 1994)
  • 2 - Mac Fehsenfeld (2002, 2003)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Past winners







2009 Get Serious 5 Pablo Fragoso John Forbes Dinan/Moore/Phantom House Farm 1:33.02
2008 Buffalo Man 4 Carlos Marquez, Jr. Cam M. Gambolati Clint E. Glasscock et al. 1:33.05
2007 Icy Atlantic 6 Joe Bravo Todd Pletcher James T. Scatuorchio 1:32.42
2006 Miesque's Approval 7 Eddie Castro Martin D. Wolfson Live Oak Racing 1:33.36
2005 American Freedom 6 Jose Velez, Jr. Jamie Woodington Freedom Acres Inc. 1:43.00
2004 Burning Roma 6 Jesus Castanon Heather Giglio H. L. Queen 1:34.60
2003 Just Le Facts 4 Joe Bravo Dennis J. Manning Mac Fehsenfeld 1:37.60
2002 Key Lory 8 Harry Vega Dennis J. Manning Mac Fehsenfeld 1:35.80
2001 Pavillon 7 Joe Bravo Martin D. Wolfson Rio Aventura Stables 1:36.20
2000 Mi Narrow 6 Cornelio Velasquez Edwin T. Broome Lisa Hall 1:34.80
1999 Inkatha 5 Heberto Castillo, Jr. William I. Mott R. Gene Saith 1:33.80
1998 Statesmanship 4 Jose A. Santos Christophe Clement Harris & Karches 1:35.00
1997 Basqueian 6 Rick Wilson Joe Orseno Frank Stronach 1:35.20
1996 Joker 4 Jose Velez, Jr. Guadalupe Preciado Joseph M. Imbesi 1:35.80
1995 Dove Hunt 4 Herb McCauley Neil J. Howard William S. Farish III 1:33.80
1994 Adam Smith 6 Julie Krone Christophe Clement Lord White 1:34.40
1993 Adam Smith 5 Jean-Luc Samyn Christophe Clement Lord White 1:34.20
1992 Daarik 5 Larry Saumell Tom Skiffington, Jr. Shadwell Stable 1:34.00
1991 Double Booked 6 Jose C. Ferrer Linda L. Rice R. Gorham 1:33.20
1990 Norquestor 4 Jean-Luc Samyn Hubert Hine S. C. Savin 1:36.00
1989 Arlene's Valentine 4 Jose C. Ferrer Daniel Perlsweig A. London 1:40.20
1988 Iron Courage 4 Herb McCauley Harvey L. Vanier Roncart & Vanier 1:35.40
1987 Feeling Gallant 5 Chris Antley James E. Picou H. P. Link 1:37.20
1986 Mazatleca 6 Chris Antley Alan E. Goldberg B. Marcus 1:35.80
1985 Ends Well 4 Michael R. Morgan Robert Reinacher, Jr. Greentree Stable 1:35.60
1985 Castelets 6 Vince Bracciale, Jr. Ronald Cartwright Buckingham Farm 1:37.00
1984 Tough Mickey 4 Kenny Skinner Philip G Johnson M. Napolitano 1:36.40
1984 Castle Guard 5 Jose C. Ferrer H. Wells Colonial Farm 1:35.80
1983 Sun and Shine 4 J. Terry Peter D. Pugh Red Bank Farm 1:36.60
1982 Alhambra Joe 5 William Nemeti P. Riegler H. Tobey 1:38.60
1981 Colonel Moran 4 Gary Donahue Thomas J. Kelly Townsend B. Martin 1:35.20
1980 Horatius 5 Don MacBeth James W. Murphy P. J. Torsney 1:35.00
1979 Navajo Princess 5 Jacinto Vasquez Douglas Dodson Glen Oaks Farm 1:43.20
1978 Love Jenny 4 M. Gomez Eugene Euster R. A. Nixon 1:46.20
1977 Playin' Footsie 4 Ronald Ardoin William I. Mott B. Erickson 1:44.40
1976 Collegiate 4 Jimmy Edwards Anthony J. Bardaro Bright View Farm 1:40.20
1975 Kudara 4 Don MacBeth Tom Harraway Tinton Falls Stable 1:42.20
1974 Mystery Mood 2 Jorge Tejeira Joseph Pierce, Jr. W. P. Burke/J. H. Pierce 1:45.20



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