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Woodward Stakes top three finishers

This is a listing of the horses that finished in either first, second, or third place and the number of starters in the Woodward Stakes, an American Grade 1 race for three year-olds at 1-1/8 miles on dirt held at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga, New York.[1] (List 1972-present)

Year Winner Second Third Starters
2009 Rachel Alexandra Macho Again Bullsbay 8
2008 Curlin Past the Point Wanderin Boy 7
2007 Lawyer Ron Sun King Diamond Stripes 8
2006 Premium Tap Second of June Sun King 10
2005 Saint Liam Sir Shackleton Commentator 5
2004 Ghostzapper Saint Liam Bowman's Band 7
2003 Mineshaft Hold That Tiger Puzzlement 5
2002 Lido Palace Gander Express Tour 6
2001 Lido Palace Albert the Great Tiznow 5
2000 Lemon Drop Kid Behrens Gander 5
1999 River Keen Almutawakel Stephen Got Even 7
1998 Skip Away Gentlemen Running Stag 5
1997 Formal Gold Skip Away Will's Way 5
1996 Cigar L'Carriere Golden Larch 5
1995 Cigar Star Standard Golden Larch 5
1994 Holy Bull Devil His Due Colonial Affair 8
1993 Bertrando Devil His Due Valley Crossing 6
1992 Sultry Song Pleasant Tap Out of Place 8
1991 In Excess Farma Way Festin 6
1990 Dispersal Quiet American Rhythm 8
1989 Easy Goer Its Academic Forever Silver 5
1988 Alysheba Forty Niner Waquoit 8
1987 Polish Navy Gulch Creme Fraiche 9
1986 Precisionist Lady's Secret Personal Flag 5
1985 Track Barron Vanlandingham Chief's Crown 6
1984 Slew o'Gold Shifty Sheik Bet Big 6
1983 Slew o'Gold Bates Motel Sing Song 10
1982 Island Whirl Silver Buck Silver Supreme 7
1981 Pleasant Colony Amber Pass Herb Water 9
1980 Spectacular Bid none none 1
1979 Affirmed Coastal Czaravich 5
1978 Seattle Slew Exceller It's Freezing 5
1977 Forego Silver Series Great Contractor 10
1976 Forego Dance Spell Honest Pleasure 10
1975 Forego Wajima Group Plan 6
1974 Forego Arbees Boy Group Plan 11
1973 Prove Out Secretariat Cougar II 5
1972 Key to the Mint Autobiography Summer Guest ‡ 5

A designates a Filly or Mare


  1. Stakes Histories, The Original Racing Almanac 2009, page 494 on June 26, 2008.


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