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Whirlaway Stakes

The Whirlaway Stakes is a race for Thoroughbred horses held in February at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Whirlaway Stakes is open to three-year-olds willing to race one and one-sixteenth miles (8.5 furlongs) on the dirt. It is an ungraded event offering a purse of $100,000 added. The Whirlaway is the second of four two-turn races for 3-year-olds run in New York prior to the Kentucky Derby.

The Whirlaway is named in honor of Whirlaway, the firth Triple Crown of Horse Racing winner in 1942. Called "Mr. Longtail" for obvious reasons, he was a thrilling closer and a huge crowd pleaser. Like Silky Sullivan, many of his races were won by last minute come-from-behind efforts.

Past winners

  • 2005 - Sort It Out - 1:43 1/5 (Timothy Thornton)
  • 2004 - Little Matth Man - 1:45 3/5 (Pablo Fragoso)
  • 2000 - Country Only - 1:43 3/5 (Heberto Castillo, Jr.)
  • 1997 - Concerto - 1:44 (Carlos Marquez)
  • 1996 - Devil's Honor - 1:45 (Anthony Black)
  • 1992 - Dr. Unright - 1:44 1/5 (Rick Wilson)
  • 1991 - Stately Wager - 1:47 2/5 (Jorge Chavez)
  • 1988 - Dr. Carrington - 1:45 (Nick Santagata)
  • 1987 - High Brite - 1:45 3/5 (Chris Antley)
  • 1986 - Point Of America - 1:46 (Nick Santagata)
  • 1984 - Lt. Flag - 1:46 3/5 (Jorge Velasquez)
  • 1982 - Ask Muhammad - 1:44 1/5 (Angel Cordero, Jr.)
  • 1981 - Noble Nashua - 1:43 (Angel Cordero, Jr.)
  • 1980 - Don Daniello - 1:45 1/5 (Larry Saumell)

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