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Selima Stakes

Ungraded stakes race
Selima Stakes
Location Laurel Park Racecourse,
Laurel, Maryland, United States
Inaugurated 1926
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.laurelpark.com
Race information
Distance 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Two-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $125,000

The Selima Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Laurel Park Racecourse in Laurel, Maryland. Raced in late November, it is open to two-year-old fillies and is raced on turf. Since 2002 it has been contested over a distance of 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs).

Inaugurated in 1926, it is named for Selima, who was imported to Maryland in 1750 and became a foundation mare by Benjamin Tasker, Jr., who managed Belair Farm in Prince George County. Selima was the daughter of the Godolphin Arabian, she was considered "queen of the turf," she also gained fame as one of the country's greatest broodmares in American history.

Currently an ungraded stakes race, at one time it was a Grade 1 event. The race was run as a grade one race from 1973 through 1989. It was a grade two race in 1990 and a grade three race from 1991 through 2000. Referring to the 1959 Selima Stakes, in his book Legacies of the Turf, author Edward L. Bowen says that it was "then one of the most important autumn races for juvenile fillies."

Contents

Records

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Selima Stakes since 1938

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Distance
(Miles)

Time

Purse

Grade

2008

No Race

-

No Race No Race No Race

No Race

0:00.00

No Race

2007

Bsharpsonata

2

Eric Camacho Timothy Salzman Cloverleaf Farm II

1-1/16

1:43.66

$100,000

2006

Street Sounds

2

Ramon Dominguez Michael Matz Hidden Creek Farm

1-1/16

1:46.35

$100,000

2005

J'ray

2

Jerry Bailey Todd Pletcher Lawrence Goichman

1-1/16

1:41.87

$125,000

2004

Hear Us Roar

2

Stewart Elliott Fran Campitelli John Davison

1-1/16

1:46.24

$125,000

2003

Richetta

2

Rick Wilson Robin Graham Higgins & Bowman Stable

1-1/16

1:44.76

$100,000

2002

Makin Heat

2

Mark Johnston Jerry Robb Michael Gill

1-1/16

1:47.60

$100,000

2000

Haitian Vacation

2

Rick Wilson Eddie Kenneally Everest Stables

1-1/8

1:53.81

$100,000

III

1999

Jostle

2

Stewart Elliott John Servis Fox Hill Farms

1-1/8

1:52.16

$100,000

III

1998

Magic Broad

2

Edgar Prado Richard W. Small Robert E. Meyerhoff

1-1/8

1:52.60

$100,000

III

1997

Clark Street

2

Edgar Prado William Badgett, Jr. Shortleaf Stable

1-1/8

1:56.00

$100,000

III

1996

Reach the Top

2

Edgar Prado Mary E. Eppler Samuel Rogers

1-1/8

1:52.40

$100,000

III

1995

River of Rum

2

William McCauley Richard Schosberg R. C. Halvorson

7.5 fur.

1:32.40

$100,000

III

1994

Stormy Blues

2

Jose A. Santos Flint S. Schulhofer Harriet Finkelstein

7.5 fur.

1:30.20

$100,000

III

1993

Irish Forever

2

Edgar Prado J. William Boniface Roger Schipke

1-1/16

1:48.40

$145,400

III

1992

Booly

2

Mike Luzzi Vincent L. Blengs Sy Cohen

1-1/16

1:45.20

$200,000

III

1991

Ken de Saron

2

Edgar Prado Maurice Zilber E.M. Fares

1-1/16

1:49.80

$200,000

III

1990

Tycoon's Drama

2

Cash Asmussen Robert Collet Richard Strauss/Robert Aubert

1-1/16

1:44.60

$300,000

II

1989

Sweet Roberta

2

Kent Desormeaux William I. Mott Diana M. Firestone

1-1/16

1:46.00

$300,000

II

1988

Capades

2

Angel Cordero, Jr. Richard O'Connell Poma Stable

1-1/16

1:44.80

$300,000

I

1987

Minstrel's Lassie

2

Freddy Head Francois Boutin Allen E. Paulson

1-1/16

1:45.60

$250,000

I

1986

Collins

2

George Martens Flint S. Schulhofer Frances A. Genter

1-1/16

1:43.80

$260,000

I

1985

I'm Splendid

2

Vincent Bracciale, Jr. James J. Toner Caesar P. Kimmel

1-1/16

1:43.00

$235,000

I

1984

Mom's Command

2

Gregg McCarron Edward T. Allard Peter Fuller

1-1/16

1:43.60

$253,000

I

1983

Miss Oceana

2

Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Newstead Farm

1-1/16

1:44.00

$215,000

I

1982

Bemissed

2

Frank Lovato, Jr. Woody Stephens Ryehill Farm

1-1/16

1:44.00

$227,000

I

1981

Snow Plow

2

Jack Kaenel Leon Blusiewicz Joanne Blusiewicz

1-1/16

1:46.20

$210,000

I

1980

Heavenly Cause

2

Laffit Pincay, Jr. Woody Stephens Ryehill Farm

1-1/16

1:43.40

$160,000

I

1979

Smart Angle

2

Sam Maple Woody Stephens Ryehill Farm

1-1/16

1:45.20

$170,000

I

1978

Candy Éclair

2

Anthony Black S. Allen King Adele W. Paxson

1-1/16

1:45.60

$140,000

I

1977

Lakeville Miss

2

Ruben Hernandez Jose A. Martin Randolph Weinsier

1-1/16

1:45.40

$125,000

I

1976

Sensational

2

Jorge Velasquez Woody Stephens Mill House Stable

1-1/16

1:43.80

$130,000

I

1975

Optimistic Gal

2

Darrel McHargue LeRoy Jolley Diana M. Firestone

1-1/16

1:42.80

$140,000

I

1974

Aunt Jin

2

Carlos Marquez Sonny Hightower Paul Cresci

1-1/16

1:44.00

$135,000

I

1973

Dancealot

2

Laffit Pincay, Jr. Woody Stephens Mill House Stable

1-1/16

1:42.80

$125,000

I

1972

La Prevoyante

2

John LeBlanc Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Lévesque

1-1/16

1:46.40

$125,000

I

1971

Numbered Account

2

Braulio Baeza Roger Laurin Ogden Phipps

1-1/16

1:44.40

$130,000

1970

Patelin

2

Laffit Pincay, Jr. Sylvester Veitch George D. Widener, Jr.

1-1/16

1:45.40

$125,000

1969

Predictable

2

Robert Ussery Edward A. Neloy Wheatley Stable

1-1/16

1:43.20

$125,000

1968

Shuvee

2

Ron Turcotte Willard C. Freeman Anne Minor Stone

1-1/16

1:44.80

$112,500

1967

Syrian Sea

2

Eddie Belmonte Casey Hayes Christopher Chenery

1-1/16

1:44.40

$112,500

1966

Regal Gleam

2

Manuel Ycaza Hirsch Jacobs Patrice Jacobs

1-1/16

1:44.80

$130,500

1965

Moccasin

2

Larry Adams Harry Trotsek Claiborne Farm

1-1/16

1:45.80

$100,500

1964

Marshua

2

Wayne Chambers Norman R. McLeod Mrs. W. Gilroy

1-1/16

1:44.20

$100,000

1963

My Card

2

Buck Thornburg Oscar White Sarah F. Jeffords

1-1/16

1:48.20

$100,000

1962

Fool's Play

2

Johnny Sellers James E. Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable

1-1/16

1:46.80

$60,000

1961

Tamarona

2

Johnny Sellers Max Hirsch King Ranch

1-1/16

1:45.60

$60,000

1960

Good Move

2

Eric Guerin William C. Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt II

1-1/16

1:44.60

$62,000

1959

La Fuerza

2

Sammy Boulmetis Max Hirsch King Ranch

1-1/16

1:47.80

$65,000

1958

Rich Tradition

2

William Boland Casey Hayes Christopher Chenery

1-1/16

1:47.00

$65,000

1957

Guide Line

2

William Boland Charles E. Whittingham Llangollen Farm

1-1/16

1:45.60

$75,000

1956

Lebkuchen

2

Johnny Longden Dr. Eslie Asbury

1-1/16

1:44.40

$80,000

1955

Levee

2

Ray Broussard Norman R. McLeod Vernon G. Cardy

1-1/16

1:44.60

$85,000

1954

High Voltage

2

Ray Broussard James E. Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable

1-1/16

1:45.00

$90,000

1953

Small Favor

2

Pete McLean Sylvester Veitch C. V. Whitney

1-1/16

1:46.40

$75,000

1952

Tritium

2

Ronnie Nash Preston M. Burch Brookmeade Stable

1-1/16

1:46.80

$75,000

1951

Rose Jet

2

Eric Guerin William Booth Maine Chance Farm

1-1/16

1:47.00

$64,000

1950

Aunt Jinny

2

Nick Wall Duval A. Headley Duval A. Headley

1-1/16

1:46.40

$62,000

1949

Bed O' Roses

2

Eric Guerin William C. Winfrey Sagamore Farm

1-1/16

1:45.80

$70,000

1948

Gaffery

2

Carson Kirk Richard E. Handlen William duPont, Jr.

1-1/16

1:46.00

$70,000

1947

Whirl Some

2

Douglas Dodson Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm

1-1/16

1:46.40

$70,000

1946

Bee Ann Mac

2

Abelardo DeLara Max Hirsch King Ranch

1-1/16

1:50.00

$70,000

1945

Athene

2

Warren Mehrtens William J. Hirsch Edward Lasker

1-1/16

1:47.40

$56,500

1944

Busher

2

Eddie Arcaro James W. Smith Edward R. Bradley

1-1/16

1:49.60

$45,000

1943

Miss Keeneland

2

Fred A. Smith Ben A. Jones Calumet Farm

1-1/16

1:48.40

$35,000

1942

Askmenow

2

Carroll Bierman Kenneth Osborne Hal Price Headley

1-1/16

1:46.80

$36,500

1941

Ficklebush

2

Kenneth McCombs Richard E. Handlen William duPont, Jr.

1-1/16

1:47.20

$42,000

1940

Valdina Myth

2

Harry Richards J. J. Flanigan Emerson F. Woodward

1 mile

1:41.40

$40,000

1939

War Beauty

2

Alfred Robertson John Oliver Keene John Oliver Keene

1 mile

1:41.80

$44,000

1938

Big Hurry

2

Fred A. Smith William J. Hurley Edward R. Bradley

1 mile

1:41.00

$43,000

1937

Jacola

2

Wayne Wright Selby L. Burch Nancy Carr Friendly

1 mile

1:41.80

$40,700

1936

Talma Dee

2

Alfred Robertson Robert McGarvey Milky Way Farms

1 mile

1:39.40

$37,500

1935

Split Second

2

Eddie Arcaro Max Hirsch King Ranch

1 mile

1:39.60

$34,500

1934

Nellie Flag

2

Eddie Arcaro Bert B. Williams Calumet Farm

1 mile

1:38.00

$37,250

1933

Jabot

2

Charles Kurtsinger Thomas J. Healey C. V. Whitney

1 mile

1:40.00

$37,250

1932

Notebook

2

Hank Mills James E. Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable

1 mile

1:40.60

$39,750

1931

Laughing Queen

2

J. Bejshak Bud Stotler William R. Coe

1 mile

1:41.00

$39,000

1930

Tambour

2

Louis Schaeffer Preston M. Burch Preston M. Burch

1 mile

1:39.80

$43,500

1929

Khara

2

L. Fator John Lowe Rancocas Stable

1 mile

1:39.40

$41,250

1928

Current

2

F. Pool Jack Baker Robert S. Clark

1 mile

1:40.60

$37,250

1927

Bateau

2

E. Ambrose Scott P. Harlan Walter M. Jeffords, Sr.

1 mile

1:39.20

$40,000

1926

Fair Star

2

Oscar Bourassa Carl Utz William duPont, Jr.

1 mile

1:40.00

$39,000

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