The Futurity Stakes

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The Futurity Stakes Race Facts

  • Location: Belmont At The Big A, Ozone Park, NY
  • Inaugural Race: 1888
  • Distance: 3/4ths of a mile (6 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Two Year Olds
  • 2023 Purse: $150,000
  • 2023 Race Date: Sunday, October 8th

2023 Futurity Stakes Race Results

POST
HORSE
JOCKEY / TRAINER
WIN / PLACE / SHOW
8
Book'em Danno
Jose L. Ortiz / Derek S. Ryan
$2.80 / $2.10 / $2.10
4
Works for Me
Flavien Prat / Joseph R. Lee
$2.90 / $2.10
1
Where's Chris
Isaac Castillo / Richard E. Dutrow
$3.00
6
Jimmythetooth
Manuel Franco / Michael J. Maker
5
Ruddy Buddy
Mario Fuentes / Robert A. Werneth

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $1 Exacta (8-4): $2.50
  • $0.50 Trifecta (8-4-1): $2.35
  • $0.10 Superfecta (8-4-1-6): $0.77

Watch the 2022 Futurity Stakes

Futurity Stakes Race History

The Futurity Stakes is a Grade III horse race run each year at Belmont Park. Inaugurated in 1888, the race was considered on of the most prestigious dirt races for for two-year-old runners up until the running of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. The race was ran on dirt up until 2018 when it began being contested on turf.

Some of the greatest horses in history have won the Futurity Stakes, including Hall of Fame inductees Domino (1893), Artful (1904), Colin (1907), Maskette (1908), Man o' War (1919), Top Flight (1931), Bimelech (1939), Tom Fool (1951), Native Dancer (1952), Nashua (1954), Bold Ruler (1956), Riva Ridge (1971), Holy Bull (1993), and Triple Crown winners Citation (1947), Secretariat (1972), and Affirmed (1977).

The records for most wins by a jockey and trainer have been held for several decades now. In 1959, jockey Eddie Arcaro set the record with his sixth win, and trainer James G. Row Sr. set the record in 1921 with his ninth win.

The race serves as a qualifying race for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint, with winners gaining an automatic bid as part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series.  

Futurity Stakes Past Winners

Year
Winner
Jockey / Trainer
Distance / Time
2023
Book'em Danno
Jose L. Ortiz / Derek S. Ryan
6 F / 1:09.47
2022
Nagirroc
Manuel Franco / H. Graham Motion
6 F / 1:09.36
2021
Slipstream
Joel Rosario / Christophe Clement
6 F / 1:08.36
2020
Second of July
Dylan Davis / Philip A. Gleaves
6 F / 1:09.33
2019
Four Wheel Drive
Irad Ortiz Jr. / Wesley A. Ward
6 F / 1:08.07
2018
Uncle Benny
Irad Ortiz Jr. / Jason Servis
6 F / 1:11.26
2017
Engage
José Ortiz / Chad Brown
6 F / 1:10.09
2016
Theory
Javier Castellano / Todd A. Pletcher
6 F / 1:09.91
2015
Annual Report
Joe Bravo / Kiaran McLaughlin
6 F / 1:09.82
2014
Blofeld
John Velazquez / Todd Pletcher
6 F / 1:09.49