Pocahontas Stakes

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Pocahontas Stakes Race Facts

  • Location: Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY
  • Inaugural Race: 1969
  • Distance: 1 & 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Three Year Olds
  • 2021 Purse: $300,000
  • 2021 Race Date: Saturday, September 18th

2021 Pocahontas Stakes Race Results

POST
HORSE
JOCKEY / TRAINER
WIN / PLACE / SHOW
9
Hidden Connection
Reylu Gutierrez / W. Bret Calhoun
$5.60 / $4.00 / $3.20
3
Mama Rina
Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. / Kenneth G. McPeek
$21.40 / $7.80
2
Goddess of Fire
Javier Castellano / Todd A. Pletcher
$4.20
1
Code for Success
Rafael Bejarano / Victoria H. Oliver
5
Majestic d'Oro
Martin Garcia / Brendan P. Walsh
4
Ontheonesandtwos
Ricardo Santana, Jr. / Norm W. Casse
8
Miss Chamita
Gregory Romero / Michel Douaihy
7
Kneesnhips
James Graham / Thomas M. Amoss
6
Maxine Machine
Florent Geroux / Brad H. Cox
10
Lemieux
Tyler Gaffalione / Mark E. Casse

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $2.00 Exacta (9-3) Paid: $191.20
  • $0.50 Trifecta (9-3-2) Paid: $228.00
  • $0.10 Superfecta (9-3-2-1) Paid: $302.43

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Pocahontas Stakes Race History

First run on Thanksgiving Day in 1969 at the legendary Churchill Downs, the Pocahontas Stakes was aptly named for the Native-American woman who aided early American settlers as well as English mare regarded as one of the most influential Thoroughbreds in horse racing history.

While the race has been contested at 1 mile, 1 1/16th and 7/8ths miles, at its current length Hidden Connection set the speed record with a time of 1:43.78 in 2021. Hall of fame jockey Pat Day has a record 7 wins at the race, including both divisions of the 1983 edition. For most wins by a trainer, we have a 3-way tie between Dale L. Romans, D. Wayne Lukas, and Pete Vestal, who all have three wins each.

As part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" Series, winners are automatically entered into the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

Pocahontas Stakes Past Winners

Year
Winner
Jockey / Trainer
Distance / Time
2021
Hidden Connection
Reylu Gutierrez / W. Bret Calhoun
1 1/16 M / 1:43.78
2020
Girl Daddy
Joseph Talamo / Dale Romans
1 M / 1:34.94
2019
Lazy Daisy
Abel Cedillo / Doug F. O'Neill
1 1⁄16 M / 1:44.89
2018
Serengeti Empress
Corey J. Lanerie / Thomas M. Amoss
1 1⁄16 M / 1:45.47
2017
Patrona Margarita
Brian Hernandez Jr. / W. Bret Calhoun
1 1⁄16 M / 1:46.35
2016
Daddys Lil Darling
Corey J. Lanerie / Kenneth G. McPeek
1 1⁄16 M / 1:47.19
2015
Dothraki Queen
Corey J. Lanerie / Kenneth G. McPeek
1 1⁄16 M / 1:45.80
2014
Cristina's Journey
Miguel Mena / Dale L. Romans
1 1⁄16 M / 1:46.37
2013
Untapable
Rosie Napravnik / Steven M. Asmussen
1 1⁄16 M / 1:44.38
2012
Sign
Rosie Napravnik / Albert Stall Jr.
1 M / 1:38.63