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Transylvania Stakes

Grade III race
Transylvania Stakes
Location Keeneland
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1989
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.keeneland.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Two-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

The Transylvania Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in early April at Keeneland Race Course near Lexington, Kentucky. The Grade III event is the first race of the year in Kentucky for three-year-olds and is contested on turf over a distance of one mile (8 furlongs). It currently offers a purse of $150,000.

The Transylvania Stakes is named for the local Transylvania University and was first run in 1989. It was a listed race until it earned Grade III status in 2003.

In 2008, 2009 and 2010, the race was run at a distance of one and one-sixteenth mile.

Past winners

  • 2008 - Boss Lafitte (1:44.43)
  • 2007 - Marcavelly (1:36.98)
  • 2006 - Chin High (1:37.87)
  • 2005 - Chattohoochee War (1:35.28)
  • 2004 - Timo (1:36.52)
  • 2003 - White Cat (1:34.98)
  • 2002 - Flying Dash (1:35.69)
  • 2001 - Baptize (1:35.28)
  • 2000 - Field cat (1:35.19)
  • 1999 - Good Night (1:35.00)
  • 1998 - Dog Watch (1:34.65)
  • 1997 - Near The Bank (1:36.53)
  • 1996 - More Royal (1:35.92)
  • Race changes from 8.5 furlongs to 8 furlongs
  • 1995 - Crimson Guard (1:44.04)
  • 1994 - Star of Manila (1:42.87)
  • 1993 - Proud Shot (1:44.17) (Mulitple Grade I winner, Awad, came in third.)
  • 1992 - Casino Magistrate (1:46.62)
  • 1991 - Eastern Dude (1:42 4/5)
  • 1990 - Izvestia (1:43 4/5) (Canadian Horse of the Year & Triple Crown winner.)
  • 1989 - Shy Tom (1:50)

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