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Safely Kept Stakes

Grade III race
Safely Kept Stakes
Location Laurel Park Racecourse, Template:Country data Maryland
Laurel, Maryland, United States
Inaugurated 1986
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website at Laurelpark.com
Race information
Distance 6 furlong sprint
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up fillies and mares
Weight Assigned
Purse $200,000

The Safely Kept Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Laurel Park Racecourse in Laurel, Maryland. Open to fillies aged three, it is competed on dirt over a distance of six furlongs. Run during October, it currently offer a purse of $200,000.

The Safely Kept Breeders' Cup Stakes is one of the top sprints for three-year old fillies in the country. One of the only four six-furlong contests with graded status for three-year olds that leads to the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint. It was inaugurated in 1986 as the Columbia Stakes. The stakes record is presently held by Godmother who finished the six furlongs in 1:09.21.[1]

The race is named in honor of Jayeff "B" Stable's and Barry Weisbord's 1989 Eclipse Award Champion Sprinter and 1989 Columbia Stakes winner Safely Kept in 1996. The race has been called several different titles beginning with Columbia Handicap (after a nearby town in Maryland) from 1986-1987, then the Columbia Stakes from 1989-1995.[2]

The race was at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland and has been moved to back and forth from Laurel to Pimlico depending on dates that were assigned by the Maryland Racing Commission. The race has been held at Pimlico in 1986-1987, 1989, 1991-1996. The race was run at Colonial Downs in New Kent, Virginia in 1997. The race was run at Laurel in 1988, 1990, 1998-2000 and from 2006 to present.[3] The race was run at 6-1/2 furlongs in 1987 and 1988.

The Safely Kept Breeders' Cup Stakes was given Graded stakes status in 1990. On August 7, 2008 it was announced that the race would be on hiatus for 2008, the Maryland Jockey Club cited financial distress as the reason for the races' cancellation.

Contents

Records

Speed record:

  • 6 furlongs - 1:09.12 - Miss Indy Anna (1993)
  • 6.5 furlongs - 1:16.40 - Clever Power (1988)

Most wins by an horse:

  • No horse has won the Safely Kept Stakes more than once

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners of the Safely Kept Stakes

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Distance

Time

Purse

Grade

2008

No Race No Race No Race No Race

no race

0:00.00

no race

III

2007

Sindy with an S Jeremy Rose Mike R. Mitchell Dream Stable, LLC

6 fur

1:10.16

$200,000

III

2006

Wild Gams Ryan Fogelsonger Ben Perkins, Jr. Everett B. Novak

6 fur

1:09.93

$200,000

III

2005

Trikle of Gold Jeremy Rose Michael Gorham John Murphy

6 fur

1:10.45

$150,000

III

2004

Bending Strings Hector Karamanos Kiaran McLaughlin John Gunther

6 fur

1:10.11

$150,000

III

2003

Randaroo Heberto Castillo, Jr. Kiaran McLaughlin H. Joseph Allen

6 fur

1:10.54

$150,000

III

2002

Miss Lodi Ryan Fogelsonger Thomas M. Amoss Richard Colton & Henry Mast

6 fur

1:11.20

$150,000

III

2001

Kimbralata Travis Dunkelberger Dale Capuano Donald Mensh

6 fur

1:11.20

$100,000

III

2000

Swept Away Jeremy Beasley Bernard Flint Richard, Bertram, & Elaine Klein

6 fur

1:09.51

$100,000

III

1999

Godmother Mario Pino Robert W. Camac Arthur I. Appleton

6 fur

1:09.21

$100,000

III

1998

Hair Spray Jose A. Velez, Jr. Charlie Whittingham Not Found

6 fur

1:10.67

$110,000

III

1997

Weather Vane Mario Pino

6 fur

1:10.21

$110,000

III

1996

J J's Dream Mario Pino Eddie Plesa, Jr. John A. Franks

6 fur

1:09.45

$100,000

III

1995

Broad Smile Jerilyn Brown

6 fur

1:10.30

$100,000

III

1994

Twist Afleet Dennis Carr John C. Kimmel Lucille Conover

6 fur

1:10.88

$100,000

III

1993

Miss Indy Anna Herb McCauley Ned Allard Charles T. Matses

6 fur

1:09.12

$100,000

III

1992

Meafara Brian Swatuk Leslie Ahrens Frank Muench

6 fur

1:10.55

$100,000

III

1991

Missy's Mirage Herb McCauley H. Allen Jerkens Middletown Stable

6 fur

1:10.53

$100,000

III

1990

Voodoo Lily Kent Desormeaux D. Wayne Lukas H. Joseph Allen

6 fur

1:10.60

$100,000

III

1989

Safely Kept Craig Perret Alan E. Goldberg Jayeff B Stable/Barry Weisbord

6 fur

1:11.20

$100,000

III

1988

Clever Power Julie Krone Richard E. Dutrow, Sr. Marvin Moncrief

6.5 fur

1:16.40

$110,000

1987

Endless Surprise Kent Desormeaux Hyman Ravich Peter Angelos

6.5 fur

1:17.40

$47,250

1986

Debtor's Prison David Byrnes Not Found Not Found

6 fur

1:11.40

$47,000

See also

References

  1. 2007 Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide, page 37 on March 3, 2007.
  2. 2007 Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide, page 37 on March 3, 2007.
  3. 2007 Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide, page 37 on March 3, 2007.




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