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Skipat Stakes

Ungraded Stakes race
Skipat Stakes
Location Pimlico Race Course,
Baltimore, Maryland Flag of the United States
Inaugurated 1993
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.pimlico.com
Race information
Distance 6 furlongs
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up; fillies & mares
Weight Assigned
Purse $75,000

The Skipat Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Contested over a distance of six furlongs on the dirt, it is open to fillies and mares three-years-old and up.


Run during the latter part of April/early May. The race was named in honor of Skipat, a rangy, 17.1-hand chestnut daughterof Jungle Cove. She won 27 races from 45 starts over six years earning $614,215 in her career. Her two most memorable victories came in the grade two Barbara Fritchie Handicap in 1979 and 1981. Her second victory in the Fritchie came after she had been retired, bred and foaled. She was born of very modest means from a $1,000 mare and a $1,500 stallion. Tragically in August of 1989 she was struck by lightning and killed in her stall. Ironically her foal (Skilaunch) was standing right next to her and survived and went on to produce five stakes winners from only five foals.[1]


Contents

Records

Speed record:

  • 6 furlongs - 1:09.80 - Weather Vane (1998) & Big Bambu (2001)
  • 6.5 furlongs - 1:16.40 - Cherokee Wonder (1996) & Smart 'n Noble (1995)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - Richard W. Delp (1995 & 1998)
  • 2 - Michael E. Gorham (2000 & 2006)


Winners of the Skipat Stakes

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Distance

Time

Purse

Grade

2010

Lights Off Annie

5

Rajiv Maragh Michael E. Hushion Repole Stable

6 fur.

1:10.33

$70,000

2009

All Giving

5

Jonathan Joyce Flint Stites Concepts Unlimited Stables

6 fur.

1:10.70

$56,560

2008

Akronism

4

Pablo Morales Timothy F. Ritchey Robert S. Evans

6 fur.

1:09.76

$75,000

2007

Silmaril

6

Ryan Fogelsonger Christopher W. Grove Stephen E. Quick

6 fur.

1:10.80

$100,000

2006

Trickle of Gold

4

A. Beitia Michael E. Gorham John D. Murphy

6 fur.

1:11.20

$75,000

2005

Spring Rush

5

Steve Hamilton Mark Shuman Michael J. Gill

6 fur.

1:10.20

$75,000

2004

Love You Madly

4

Jozbin Santana Michael J. Trombetta Dixiana Farms

6 fur.

1:11.40

$50,000

2003

Bronze Abe

4

Erick Rodriguez Grover G. Delp Samuel Bayard

6 fur.

1:10.80

$75,000

2002

Madame Roar

4

Jeremy Rose Timothy F. Ritchey Hidden Point Farm, Inc.

6 fur.

1:11.20

$50,000

2001

Big Bambu

4

Mario Pino Alan Sobol E. Marshal and J. Schoonover

6 fur.

1:09.80

$75,000

2000

Lily's Affair

4

Harry Vega Michael E. Gorham Stronach Stable

6 fur.

1:11.00

$75,000

1999

Crab Grass

5

Rick Wilson Barclay Tagg William M. Backer

6 fur.

1:12.20

$75,000

1998

Weather Vane

4

Mario Pino Richard W. Delp Par Four Racing Stable

6 fur.

1:09.80

$80,000

1997

Conradley

5

Edgar Prado Ronald Cartwright Mea Culpa Stables

6 fur.

1:10.20

$80,000

1996

Cherokee Wonder

5

Mark T. Johnston Gary Capuano ZWP Stables

6.5 fur.

1:16.40

$55,000

1995

Smart 'n Noble

4

Mario Pino Richard W. Delp Robert L. Scruggs Jr.

6.5 fur.

1:16.40

$200,000

1994

Wild Lady A.

4

Jeff Lloyd Floyd W. Snyder Katherine Koontz

6.5 fur.

1:18.60

$35,000

1993

Tripp Trial

4

William Moorefield Francis P. Campitelli Chris Huber & Ron Slyder

7 fur.

1:26.00

$35,000

See also

References

  1. 2007 Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide, page 270 on March 3, 2007.





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