|Grade II race|
Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Distance||7 furlong sprint|
The Swale Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in early February at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. A Grade II sprint race for three-year-olds, it is run on dirt over a distance of 7 furlongs. It currently offers a purse of $150,000.
The Swale Stakes was inaugurated in 1985 as a seven furlong sprint but in 2007 was modified to 6.5 furlongs.
The race was named in honor of Claiborne Farm's brilliant colt Swale who won the 1984 Florida Derby, Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes but who died suddenly of a heart attack eight days after his Belmont victory.
In 2009, Big Drama set a new stakes and track record of 1:20.88 but was disqualified and set back to second.
- 1:21.06 - Midas Eyes (2003) (at distance of 7 furlongs)
Winners of the Swale Stakes since 1998
|2010||D' Funnybone||Edgar Prado||Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.||Paul Pompa Jr.||1:21.98|
|2009||This Ones for Phil||Garrett Gomez||Rick Dutrow||Pompa Jr./Mandato/Dubb||1:20.88|
|2008||Eaton's Gift||Kent Desormeaux||Dale L. Romans||Zayat Stables||1:15.63|
|2007||Adore the Gold||Cornelio Velasquez||Michael E. Gorham||John D. Murphy, Sr.||1:15.86|
|2006||Sharp Humor||Mark Guidry||Dale L. Romans||Purdedel Stable/WinStar Farm||1:22.14|
|2005||Lost in the Fog||Russell Baze||Greg Gilchrist||Harry J. Aleo||1:22.21|
|2004||Wynn Dot Comma||Edgar Prado||Martin D. Wolfson||Martin Cherry||1:22.87|
|2003||Midas Eyes||Jerry D. Bailey||Robert J. Frankel||Edmund A. Gann||1:21.06|
|2002||Ethan Man||Pat Day||Patrick B. Byrne||West Point Thoroughbreds||1:22.29|
|2001||D'wildcat||Corey Nakatani||Robert B. Hess Jr.||Fog City Stable||1:22.25|
|2000||Trippi||Jerry D. Bailey||Todd A. Pletcher||Dogwood Stable||1:23.43|
|1999||Yes It's True||Jerry D. Bailey||D. Wayne Lukas||Padua Stables||1:22.29|
|1998||Favorite Trick||Pat Day||William I. Mott||Joseph LaCombe||1:22.86|
- 1997 - Confide
- 1996 - Roar
- 1995 - Mr. Greeley
- 1994 - Arrival Time
- 1993 - Premier explosion
- 1992 - D J Cat
- 1991 - Chihuahua
- 1990 - Housebuster