Lexington Stakes

Lexington Stakes Race Information

Location: Keeneland Race Course - Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Inaugural Race: 1936
Race type: Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Distance: 1 & 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track: Polytrack, left-handed
Qualification: Three-year-olds
Weight: Assigned
Purse: $200,000
Grade III race

The Lexington Stakes is sponsored by, Coolmore Stud, the world's largest breeding operation of thoroughbred racehorses, located in Ireland.

Lexington has been known as a major center for Thoroughbred breeding since the late 18th century due to the high calcium content in the soils of the Inner Bluegrass Region, which leads to stronger bones and greater durability in horses.

Lexington, KY is the second-largest city in Kentucky and the 62nd largest in the United States. Known as the "Horse Capital of the World", it is located in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass region.

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Lexington Stakes Past Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
2019 Owendale Florent Geroux Brad Cox Rupp Racing 1:44.14
2018 My Boy Jack Kent Desormeaux J. Keith Desormeaux Monomoy Stables LLC 1:44.22
2017 Senior Investment Channing Hill Kenneth McPeek Fern Circle Stables 1:45.05
2016 Collected Javier Castellano Bob Baffert Speedway Stable 1:43.33
2015 Divining Rod Julien Leparoux Arnaud Delacour Lael Stables 1:43.29
2014 Mr. Speaker Jose Lezcano Claude R. McGaughey III Phipps Stable 1:44.18
2013 Winning Cause Julien Leparoux Todd Pletcher Alto Racing 1:43.93
2012 All Squared Away Julio Garcia Wesley Ward Altamira Racing Stable 1:42.55
2011 Derby Kitten Julien Leparoux Mike Maker Ken and Sarah Ramsey 1:42.03
2010 Exhi Robby Albarado Todd Pletcher Wertheimer et Frere 1:44.38
2009 Advice Garrett Gomez Todd Pletcher WinStar Farm LLC 1:43.33
2008 Behindatthebar David Flores Todd Pletcher Padua Stables. S. K. Sanan, et al. 1:42.14
2007 Slew's Tizzy Robby Albarado Gregory J. Fox Joseph LaCombe Stable 1:43.20
2006 Showing Up Cornelio Velasquez Barclay Tagg Lael Stables 1:46.42
2005 Coin Silver Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher Peachtree Stable 1:45.76
2004 Quintons Gold Rush Jerry Bailey Steve Asmussen Padua Stables & Jay Manoogian 1:43.82
2003 Scrimshaw Edgar Prado D. Wayne Lukas Bob & Beverly Lewis 1:45.47
2002 Proud Citizen Mike E. Smith D. Wayne Lukas R.Baker/D.Cornstein/W.Mack 1:44.58
2001 Keats Larry Melancon Niall M. O'Callaghan Henry E. Pabst 1:43.54
2000 Unshaded Shane Sellers Carl Nafzger James Tafel, LLC 1:43.60
1999 Charismatic Jerry Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Bob & Beverly Lewis 1:41.00
1998 Classic Cat Robby Albarado David C. Cross Jr. Gary M. Garber 1:42.80
1997 Touch Gold Gary Stevens David Hofmans Stonerside Stable 1:43.20
1996 City by Night Shane Sellers Patrick B. Byrne Nancy & Richard Kaster 1:42.20
1995 Star Standard Pat Day Nicholas P. Zito W. J. Condren & J. Cornacchia 1:45.00
1994 Southern Rhythm Garrett Gomez James O. Keefer William Heiligbrodt, et al. 1:45.60
1993 Grand Jewel Jerry Bailey Neil J. Howard W. S. Farish III & W. S. Kilroy 1:43.60
1992 My Luck Runs North Ricardo Lopez Angel M. Medina Melvin A. Benitez 1:44 .00
1991 Hansel Jerry Bailey Frank L. Brothers Lazy Lane Farms 1:42.60
1990 Home at Last Jerry Bailey Carl Nafzger Russell L. Reineman Stable 1:43.40
1989 Notation Pat Day James W. Murphy Joan C. Johnson, et al. 1:44.40
1988 Risen Star Jacinto Vasquez Louie J. Roussel III Louie Roussel & Ronnie Lamarque 1:42.80
1987 War Herb McCauley D. Wayne Lukas Tom Gentry 1:44.40
1986 Wise Times Keith Allen Philip A. Gleaves Russell L. Reineman Stable 1:44.80
1985 Stephan's Odyssey Laffit Pincay, Jr. Woody Stephens Henryk de Kwiatkowski 1:42.60
1984 He Is a Great Deal Julio C. Espinoza Bernard S. Flint B.Flint & M. Palmisano 1:45.40
1983 Highland Park Jacinto Vasquez Anthony L. Basile Bwamazon Farm & B.Jones 1:44.80
1982 Stage Reviewer Jerry Bailey Lucien Laurin Mrs. Lucien Laurin 1:44.20
1981 Swinging Light Dan Delahoussaye James P. Conway Edgar Zantker 1:44.20
1980 Rockhill Native John Oldham Herbert K. Stevens Harry A. Oak 1:43.40
1979 Pianist Michael Morgan Peter M. Howe Pillar Farm 1:43.00
1978 Sensitive Prince Mickey Solomone H. Allen Jerkens Joseph Taub 1:44.80
1977 Giboulee Jeffrey Fell Jacques Dumas Jean-Louis Levesque 1:42.80
1976 No Link Darrel McHargue Douglas Davis, Jr. Fred Selz & Gus Blass 1:43.20
1975 Master Derby Darrel McHargue William E. Adams Golden Chance Farm 1:42.60
1974 Satan's Hills David Whited Peter W. Salmen, Jr. Crimson King Farm 1:43.00
1973 Our Native Don Brumfield William Resseguet, Jr. M.Prichard & W.Resseguet 1:42.80
1938 - 1972 No Race        
1937 Co-Sport Porter Roberts Robert L. Dotter Bert Friend 1:12.80
1936 White Tie Joseph Cowley John M. Gaver, Sr. Manhasset Stable 1:12.00
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