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Regret Stakes

Grade III race
Regret Stakes
Location Churchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1970
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Churchill Downs
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Scale Weight
Purse $200,000


For the race of the same name at Monmouth Park Racetrack, see: Monmouth Regret Stakes.

The Regret Stakes is a Thoroughbred horse race for three year old fillies run on the turf at Churchill Downs in mid-June near the end of the Spring Meet in Louisville, Kentucky. Set at one and one-eighth miles (9 furlongs), the Grade III Regret offers a purse of $200,000 added.

The race is named for Harry Payne Whitney's 1915 champion filly Regret, the first filly to win the Kentucky Derby. In the Blood-Horse magazine ranking of the top 100 U.S. thoroughbred champions of the 20th Century, she is #71 and in a poll among members of the American Trainers Association, she was voted the third greatest filly in American racing history. Gallorette was voted first. Regret was undefeated as a two year-old, she made her three-year old debut in the Derby, winning in wire-to-wire fashion.[1]

It will be in its 40th running in 2009. The race was inaugurated in 1970 and became a graded stakes race for the first time in 1999. The Regret Stakes was run at six furlongs for its first twelve years (1970–1981). From 1982-1987 the race was run at a distance of one mile and from 1988-2002 it was run at 1-1/16 miles. From 2003 to present it has been run at its current distance of 1-1/8 miles. In 1977 a filly named Time for Pleasure won the race but was disqualified and placed second.[2]

Records

Speed record: (at current distance of 1⅛ miles)

  • 1:47.31 - Lady of Venice (2006)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 3 - James McKnight (1974, 1983, 1985)

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Leslie Combs II (1971, 1977)
  • 2 - Golden Chance Farm (1974, 1976)
  • 2 - H. Polk, Jr. (1984, 1991)

Past winners

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time

Purse

Grade

2010 Caminadora 3 Corey Nakatani Todd Pletcher Starlight Partners 1:52.04 $145,250 IIIT
2009 Keertana 3 Robby Albarado Thomas F. Proctor Barbara Hunter 1:52.02 $200,000 III
2008 Pure Clan 3 Julien Leparoux Robert E. Holthus Lewis Lakin, et al. 1:49.86 $217,000 III
2007 Good Mood 3 Edgar Prado Patrick Biancone Flying Zee Stable 1:47.57 $228,600 III
2006 Lady of Venice 3 Julien Leparoux Patrick Biancone Martin S. Schwartz 1:47.31 $229,000 III
2005 Rich In Spirit 3 Gary Stevens Thomas F. Proctor Glen Hill Farm 1:49.76 $225,000 III
2004 Sister Star 3 Brice Blanc Kenneth McPeek John & Julie Marker 1:51.40 $221,800 III
2003 Sand Springs 3 Mark Guidry Anthony L. Reinstedler Willmott Stables 1:48.78 $231,000 III
2002 Distant Valley 3 Jerry Bailey Niall O'Callaghan Gary A. Tanaka 1:42.71 $169,050 III
2001 Casual Feat 3 Larry Melancon Steve Penrod Hidaway Farm 1:42.75 $167,250 III
2000 Solvig 3 Pat Day Carl Nafzger Bentley Smith Revocable Trust 1:42.95 $168,450 III
1999 Nani Rose 3 Shane Sellers Patrick B. Byrne Stonerside Stable 1:42.40 $168,450 III
1998 Formal Tango 3 Charles R. Woods, Jr. Albert Stall, Jr. David J. Hulkewicz 1:48.73 $170,850
1997 Starry Dreamer 3 Willie Martinez C. R. McGaughey III H. Joseph Allen 1:42.77 $111,900
1996 Daylight Come 3 Curt Bourque Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1:45.72 $85,425
1995 Christmas Gift 3 Charles R. Woods, Jr. Mark A. Hennig Edward P. Evans 1:45.00 $83,400
1994 Packet 3 J. M. Johnson Gary Hartlage Upson Downs Farm 1:42.14 $83,925
1993 Lovats Lady 3 B. D. Peck Peter Perkins Wimborne Farm 1:42.95 $56,300
1992 Tiney Toast 3 Aaron Gryder John G. Locke Delwin Locke 1:44.40 $57,600
1991 Maria Balastiere 3 S. Payton William I. Mott David Richardson & Hiram Polk, Jr. 1:44.40 $54,950
1990 Secret Advice 3 B. E. Bartram W. Elliott Walden Golden Oak Farm 1:44.40 $55,100
1989 Justice Will Come 3 Steve H. Bass Herbert Stevens J. H. Gallagher 1:46.20 $56,450
1988 Lets Do Lunch 3 K. K. Allen Lou M. Goldfine Richard Duchossois 1:45.60 $70,550
1987 Jonowo 3 M. McDowell Burk Kessinger, Jr. R. Leniham 1:39.20 $57,100
1986 Rosemont Risk 3 Pat Day William I. Mott Rosemont Farm 1:36.80 $38,600
1985 Weekend Delight 3 James McKnight Neil J. Howard William S. Farish 1:35.60 $32,350
1984 Mrs. Revere 3 Larry Melancon William I. Mott Hiram Polk, Jr. 1:36.60 $33,650
1983 Rosy Specttre 3 James McKnight Eduardo Inda Tom Gentry 1:37.80 $30,800
1982 # Amazing Love 3 Larry Melancon A. J. Foyt III A. J. Foyt, Jr. 1:37.00 $29675
1982 # Sefa's Beauty 3 Mark Sellers Larry Edwards Farid Sefa 1:37.60 $29,450
1981 Contrefaire 3 Tommy Barrow Robert S. DuBois Herbert H. Hill 1:11.60 $25,700
1980 # Forever Cordial 3 Richard DePass John T. Ward, Jr. John Oxley 1:12.00 $24,563
1980 # No No Nona 3 Melvin A. Holland T. J. Walker Carl Swan 1:12.00 $23,692
1979 Fearless Dame 3 Richard DePass Stanley M. Rieser Robert Courtney 1:10.80 $16,120
1978 Unconscious Doll 3 Eddie Delahoussaye Ray Lawrence, Jr. C. C. Green 1:10.60 $14,853
1977 Shady Lou 3 Eddie Delahoussaye R. J. Fischer Leslie Combs II 1:10.60 $14,528
1976 # Carmelita Gibbs 3 Robert Breen D. M. Davis Don Sucher 1:12.80 $14,502
1976 # Confort Zone 3 J. C. Espinoza Smiley Adams Golden Chance Farm 1:12.80 $14,113
1975 Red Cross 3 Don Brumfield C. R. Werstler Dixiana Stable 1:09.60 $15,242
1974 # Clemanna 3 J. C. Espinoza Smiley Adams Golden Chance Farm 1:11.20 $14,763
1974 # Mary Dugan 3 James McKnight Johnnie Johnson, Jr. Jackson, Trick, Bayne 1:10.40 $15,153
1973 Juke Joint 3 W. Soirez Anthony Basile Bwamazon Farm 1:11.80 $15,535
1972 Nalees Folly 3 Robert Breen Stanley M. Rieser Mr. S. Fairman, Jr. 1:11.80 $15,064
1971 Peninsula Princess 3 M. Mangello R. J. Fischer Leslie Combs II 1:11.20 $15,778
1970 Three Pigeons 3 Tommy Barrow P. B. Devereaux J. W. Greathouse 1:10.80 $15,778

a # signifies that the race was run in two divisions (1982, 1980, 1976, 1974)

References

  1. The Kentucky Derby Media Guide, 135th Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, May 2, 2009, page 278.
  2. 2009 The Original Racing Almanac, June 26, 2008, page 427.




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