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Sands Point Stakes

Grade II race
Sands Point Stakes
Location Belmont Park
Elmont, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1995
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Belmont Park at the NYRA
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000+

The Sands Point Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually near the end of May at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. A Grade II event open to three-year-old fillies, it is contested on turf over a distance of a mile and eighth (9 furlongs).

Inaugurated in 1995 as the Sands Point Handicap, the first two editions were contested at a mile and a sixteenth before being changed to a mile and an eight in 1997.


Speed record:

  • 1:46.65 - Auntie Mame (1997)

Most wins by an owner:

  • No owner has won this race more than once.

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - Angel Penna, Jr. (1995, 1997)







2010 Check the Label Ramon Dominguez H. Graham Motion Brereton C. Jones 1:47.16
2009 Gozzip Girl Kent Desormeaux Thomas Albertrani Farnsworth Stables 1:51.24
2008 Raw Silk Alan Garcia Thomas Albertrani Darley Stable 1:48.46
2007 Rutherienne † Garrett Gomez Christophe Clement Virginia Kraft Payson 1:48.53
2007 Bit of Whimsy † Edgar Prado Barclay Tagg Joyce Young 1:48.53
2006 Wait a While Garrett Gomez Todd A. Pletcher Arindel Farm 1:49.25
2005 Melhor Ainda John Velazquez Robert J. Frankel T N T Stud 1:47.50
2004 Mambo Slew Edgar Prado Patrick Biancone Frank Manganaro 1:47.24
2003 Savedbythelight Richard Migliore Richard Violette, Jr. Earle I. Mack 1:49.18
2002 Riskaverse Robbie Davis Patrick J. Kelly Fox Ridge Farm Inc. 1:51.63
2001 Tweedside Richard Migliore Todd A. Pletcher Eugene Melnyk 1:50.43
2000 Gaviola Jerry Bailey William H. Turner, Jr. Twilite Farms 1:47.77
1999 Perfect Sting Pat Day Joseph Orseno Stronach Stable 1:46.99
1998 Recording Jorge Chavez Jonathan E. Sheppard Augustin Stable 1:48.93
1997 Auntie Mame Jerry Bailey Angel Penna, Jr. Lazy F Ranch 1:46.65
1996 Merit Wings Robbie Davis Thomas J. Skiffington James W. Phillips 1:45.83
1995 Perfect Arc John Velazquez Angel Penna, Jr. Brazil Stables 1:43.14

* † There was a dead heat for the win in 2007.



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