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Spectacular Bid Stakes

Non-graded stakes race
Spectacular Bid Stakes
Location Gulfstream Park
Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.gulfstreampark.com
Race information
Distance 6 furlong sprint
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The Spectacular Bid Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at the beginning of January at Gulfstream Park race track in Hallandale Beach, Florida. An ungraded stakes race for three-year-old horses, it is contested at a distance of six furlongs on dirt and offers a purse of $100,000.

With the demise of Calder Race Course's Grade III Tropical Park Derby, the Spectacular Bid, named for the great Spectacular Bid, is the first stakes race of the three-year-old Florida campaign for many Kentucky Derby hopefuls, and is run on Gulfstream Park's winter season opening day.

Past winners

  • 2009 – Notonthesamepage (1:08.48) (Elvis Trujillo) (an 8 1/4 length win, missing the track record for six furlongs by .02 of a second.)
  • 2008 - NOT RUN
  • 2006 - Exclusive Quality (1:15.88) (Beat In Summation, twice winner of the El Conejo Stakes.)
  • 2004 - Wynn Dot Comma (1:10.6) (Joe Bravo) (Saratoga County, a 2005 Eclipse Award finalist in sprint, placed.)
  • 1999 - Texas Glitter (1:09.40) (wire to wire in the slop.)
  • 1997 - Confide (1:09.87)
  • 1996 - Seacliff (1:11.92) (Gomtuu, 1995 Canadian Champion Two-Year-Old, came in third.)
  • 1994 - Halo's Image (1:10.39)
  • 1993 - Great Navigator (1:09.53)
  • 1992 - Return To Quarters (1:10.10)
  • 1989 - Halrose (1:12) (Douglas Valiente)
  • 1988 - Cook's Brown Rice (1:11) (Alfredo Smith, Jr.)
  • 1987 - Spectacularphantom



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