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Sea o'Erin Stakes

Grade III race
Sea o'Erin Stakes
Location Arlington Park
Arlington Heights, Illinois,
United States
Inaugurated 1980
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.arlingtonpark.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The Sea o'Erin Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in early September at Arlington Park racetrack in Arlington Heights, Illinois. A Grade III event open to horses age three and older, it is contested on turf over a distance of one mile (8 furlongs).

Inaugurated in 1980 as the Sea o'Erin Handicap, the race has been run at various distances:

  • 1⅛ miles : 1980, 1987
  • 1 1/16 miles : 1981-1985

Due to heavy rains, the 1996 race was switched from the turf course to the main dirt track.

There was no race run in 1986, 1988, 1995, and 1997-2000.


Speed record:

  • 1:34.93 - First And Only (1994)

Most wins:

  • No horse has won this race more than once.

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Team Block (2002, 2005)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - Chris M. Block (2002, 2005)








2009 Public Speaker 4 Junior Alvarado Dale Bennett Peter J. Kalahalios 1:35.04
2008 Karelian 6 James Graham George R. Arnold II Richard Masson 1:36.37
2007 Spotsgone 4 Earlie Fires William Fires Robert Yagos 1:38.10
2006 Therecomesatiger 4 Mark Guidry Thomas F. Proctor Charles R. Patton 1:37.15
2005 Fort Prado 4 Eddie Razo, Jr. Chris M. Block Team Block 1:36.18
2004 Herculated 4 Carlos H. Marquez Jr. Mike Stidham Oak Crest Farm 1:36.48
2003 Rock Slide 5 Robby Albarado Neil J. Howard W. Farish/ J. Elkins/ W.T. Webber, Jr. 1:35.85
2002 Mystery Giver 4 Rene Douglas Chris M. Block Team Block 1:38.17
2001 Intern 5 Eddie Martin, Jr. Louie Roussel III Louie Roussel III 1:35.73
1997 - 2001 no races
1996 Jambalaya Jazz 4 Aaron Gryder John T. Ward, Jr. John C. Oxley 1:36.57
1995 no race
1994 First And Only 7 Aaron Gryder Walter Bindner, Jr. Mason C. Rudd 1:34.93
1993 Journalism 5 Shane Sellers Wallace Dollase Richard Stephen 1:36.35
1992 Lotus Pool 5 Charles Woods, Jr. Burke Kessinger, Jr. Yoshiki Akazawa 1:35.12
1991 Roscius 4 Francisco Torres Harvey L. Vanier Nancy Vanier & Dr. Louis Aitken 1:37.64
1990 Charlie Barley 4 Robin Platts Grant Pearce King Caledon Farms 1:36.60
1989 Set a Record 5 Patrick Johnson Steven Penrod Hermitage Farm 1:37.20
1988 no race
1987 New Colony 4 Heriberto Valdivieso Charlie Stutts Sonny Lou Stable 1:48.80
1986 no race
1985 Sari's Baba 5 Brent Bullard N. Calvin Moore N. Calvin Moore 1:43.00
1984 Jack Slade 4 Gerland Gallitano David Kassen Andrew Adams 1:42.40
1983 Dom Cimarosa 4 Juvenal Diaz J. Bert Sonnier Charles E. Schmidt, Jr. 1:44.20
1982 Parcel 4 Michael Morgan Carl Nafzger Tartan Stable 1:43.40
1981 Summer Advocate 4 Pat Day Mike Ball Don Ball 1:47.60
1980 Rossi Gold 4 Pat Day Ray Lawrence, Jr. Leslie Combs II & Frank McMahon 1:52.20



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