Flower Bowl Stakes

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Flower Bowl Stakes Race Facts

  • Location: Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Inaugural Race: 1978
  • Distance: 1 & 3/8ths mile (11 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Two Year Olds and up
  • 2023 Purse: $500,000
  • 2023 Race Date: Saturday, September2nd

2023 Flower Bowl Stakes Race Results

POST
HORSE
JOCKEY / TRAINER
WIN / PLACE
1
Parnac (FR)
Dylan Davis / Christophe Clement
$18.40 / $4.10
2
McKulick (GB)
Irad Ortiz, Jr. / Chad C. Brown
$2.10
4
Amazing Grace (GER)
Joel Rosario / Christophe Clement
3
Tamarama (GB)
Javier Castellano / Jack Sisterson

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $1.00 Exacta (1-2) Paid: $19.30
  • $1.00 Daily Double (5-1): Paid: 23.80
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Flower Bowl Stakes Race History

The Flower Bowl Stakes is a Grade II horse race historically run each year at Belmont Park, although it shifted to the Saratoga Race Course starting in 2021. The race is named for the notable filly Flower Bowl, who ended her racing career to become a successful and sought after broodmare. Among her best foals were:

  • Bowl of Flowers: Hall of Fame Inductee and 2-time American Champion Filly
  • Graustark: 1985 Leading broodmare sire in Great Britain & Ireland
  • His Majesty: 1982 Leading sire in North America.

John Velazquez set the record for most wins by a jockey by capturing his 5th win in 2019. Chad C. Brown cemented his record for most wins by a trainer by notching his 7th overall win in 2022. Velazquez had previously ridden the Brown-trained mare Stephanie's Kitten in 2014, the first of her back to back wins. She is tied with Riskaverse for most wins by a horse, who also captured back to back wins in 2004 and 2005.

The race serves as a qualifier for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf as part of the Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" Challenge Series.

Flower Bowl Stakes Past Winners

Year
Winner
Jockey / Trainer
Distance / Time
2023
Parnac (FR)
Dylan Davis / Christophe Clement
1 3/8 M / 2:19.51
2022
Virginia Joy (GER)
Irad Ortiz, Jr. / Chad C. Brown
1 3/8 M / 2:19.51
2021
War Like Goddess
Julien R. Leparoux / William I. Mott
1 3/8 M / 2:13.07
2020
Civil Union
Joel Rosario / Claude R. McGaughey III
1 1/4 M / 2:01.28
2019
Sistercharlie
John Velazquez / Chad C. Brown
1 1/4 M / 2:02.21
2018
Fourstar Crook
Irad Ortiz Jr. / Chad C. Brown
1 1/4 M / 2:03.28
2017
War Flag
José Ortiz / Claude R. McGaughey III
1 1/4 M / 2:00.26
2016
Lady Eli
Irad Ortiz Jr. / Chad C. Brown
1 1/4 M / 1:59.85
2015
Stephanie's Kitten
Irad Ortiz Jr. / Chad C. Brown
1 1/4 M / 2:06.23
2014
Stephanie's Kitten
John Velazquez / Chad Brown
1 1/4 M / 2:01.15