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Woody Stephens Stakes

Grade II race
Woody Stephens Stakes
Location Belmont Park
Elmont, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1985
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Belmont ParK at the NYRA
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $250,000

The Woody Stephens Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in early June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. A Grade II event raced on dirt over a distance of seven furlongs, it is open to three-year-old horses.

Inaugurated in 1986 as the Riva Ridge Stakes, it was named in honor of National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame inductee and Belmont Stakes winner, Riva Ridge. In 2006, it was renamed in memory of Hall of Fame trainer Woody Stephens who won eight U.S. Triple Crown races including a record five consecutive editions of the Belmont Stakes.


Speed record:

  • 1:20.33 - You And I (1994)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • No owner has one this race more than once.







2010 D' Funnybone Edgar Prado Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. Paul Pompa Jr. 1:22.64
2009 Munnings John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Tabor/Magnier/Smith 1:20.63
2008 J Be K Garrett Gomez Steve Asmussen Zayat Stables 1:21.85
2007 Teuflesberg Robby Albarado Jamie Sanders Jeff Singer, et al. 1:21.49
2006 Songster Edgar Prado Thomas Albertrani Darley Stable 1:21.45
2005 Lost in the Fog Edgar Prado Greg Gilchrist Harry J. Aleo 1:21.54
2004 Fire Slam Pat Day David Carroll Stan Fulton 1:20.94
2003 Posse Corey Lanerie Steve Asmussen Heiligbrodt Racing Stable 1:22.03
2002 Gygistar Pat Day Mark A. Hennig Edward P. Evans 1:22.61
2001 Put It Back Noel Wynter H. Allen Jerkens Hobeau Farm 1:21.76
2000 Trippi Jerry Bailey Todd Pletcher Dogwood Stable 1:23.68
1999 Yes It's True Jerry Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Padua Stable 1:22.35
1998 Coronado's Quest Mike E. Smith C. R. McGaughey III Stuart S. Janney III 1:22.50
1997 Smoke Glacken Craig Perret Henry L. Carroll Karkenny/Levy /Roberts 1:20.98
1996 Gold Fever Mike E. Smith C. R. McGaughey III Cynthia Phipps 1:23.30
1995 Western Larla Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Fares Farm Inc. 1:24.24
1994 You And I Chris McCarron Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1:20.33
1993 Montbrook Clarence Ladner Dean Gaudet Israel Cohen 1:23.34
1992 Superstrike Jose Santos Bruce L. Jackson David R. Kruse 1:22.41
1991 Fly So Free Jerry Bailey Flint S. Schulhofer Thomas F. Valando 1:23.13
1990 Adjudicating Jacinto Vasquez C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1:23.90
1989 Is It True Chris Antley D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1:22.29
1988 Evening Kris Laffit Pincay, Jr. Phillip Gleaves Robert E. Brennan 1:22.80
1987 Jazzing Around Jose Santos D. Wayne Lukas D. Wayne Lukas 1:22.40
1986 Ogygian Walter Guerra Jan H. Nerud Tartan Farms 1:23.40
1985 Ziggy's Boy Angel Cordero, Jr. Walter Kelley John B. Singer 1:22.20



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