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Vinery Madison Stakes

Grade I race
Vinery Madison Stakes
Location Keeneland Race Course
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 2002
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.keeneland.com
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs
Track Polytrack synthetic dirt, left-handed
Qualification fillies and mares, Four-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $200,000

The Vinery Madison Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in early April at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. Contested on Polytrack synthetic dirt over a distance of seven furlongs, it is open to fillies and mares, age four and older.

Inaugurated in 2002 as the Madison Stakes, in 2005 the event was upgraded from a Listed race to Grade III status then in 2006 to Grade II. In 2009 it will be a Grade I event.

The race is named for Madison County, the largest county in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. In 2004 the name of the race was amended to add the name of its new sponsor, Vinery, a local Thoroughbred breeding operation.


Speed record:

  • 1.21:32 - Dr.Zic (2010)

Most wins:

  • No horse has won this race more than once.

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • No trainer has won this race more than once.

Most wins by an owner:

  • No owner has won this race more than once.








2010 Dr.Zic 4 Kent Desormeaux Joan Scott Scott/Derby Lane/Farrell 1:21.32
2009 Informed Decision 4 John Velazquez Jonathan Sheppard George W. Strawbridge, Jr. 1:21.64
2008 Ventura 4 Garrett Gomez Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:22.06
2007 Mary Delaney 4 Edgar Prado Eddie Kenneally Fergus Galvin 1:22.24
2006 Dubai Escape 4 Edgar Prado Eoin G. Harty Darley Racing 1:22.34
2005 Madcap Escapade 4 Jerry Bailey Frank L. Brothers W. Bruce Lunsford 1:23.33
2004 Ema Bovary 5 Roberto Gonzalez Larry D. Ross R.T. Beal & L. Ramsey 1:23.41
2003 A New Twist 4 Pat Day John C. Kimmel L. Conover & G. Bolton 1:24.32
2002 Victory Ride 4 Edgar Prado George R. Arnold II G. W. & L. I. Humphrey 1:23.70



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