Princess Rooney Stakes

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Princess Rooney Stakes Race Facts

  • Location: Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, FL
  • Inaugural Race: 1985
  • Distance: 7/8ths mile (7 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Fillies & Mares, Three Year Olds and up
  • 2021 Purse: $250,000
  • 2021 Race Date: Saturday, July 3rd

2021 Princess Rooney Stakes Race Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEY / TRAINERWIN / PLACE / SHOW
5Ce CeVictor Espinoza / Michael W. McCarthy$7.40 / $3.40 / $2.60
1Estilo TalentosoJavier Castellano / Juan Arriagada$2.60 / $2.20
8Sound MachineEdgard J. Zayas / Saffie A. Joseph, Jr.$5.00
7HallawallahHector Isaac Berrios / Juan Carlos Avila
4Pacific GaleRomero Ramsay Maragh / John C. Kimmel
6Laura's LightFlorent Geroux / Peter Miller
2HeiressallMiguel Angel Vasquez / Teresa M. Pompay
3ThissmytimeEmisael Jaramillo / Kathleen O'Connell

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $1.00 Exacta (5-1) Paid: $8.60
  • $0.50 Trifecta (5-1-8) Paid: $29.65
  • $0.10 Superfecta (5-1-8-7) Paid: $17.23

Watch the 2021 Princess Rooney Stakes

Princess Rooney Stakes Race History

The Princess Rooney Stakes is a Grade II horse race run each year in July at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The race was named in honor of famed filly Princess Rooney, a hall of famer best known for her 1986 campaign that saw her win five races (including the Breeders’ Cup Distaff) and crowned U.S. Champion Older Mare. Initially run at the Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, the race was moved to its current home at Gulfstream in 2015. Historically the race has been run at 7 furlongs, but between 1998 and 2015, the race was shortened to six furlongs.

As part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series, winners of the race gain automatic entry into the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.

Princess Rooney Stakes Past Winners

YearWinnerJockey / TrainerDistance / Time
2021Ce CeVictor Espinoza / Michael W. McCarthy7 fur. / 1:21.94
2020no race
2019Stormy EmbraceWilmer A Garcia / Kathleen O'Connell7 fur. / 1:22.99
2018Stormy EmbraceWilmer A Garcia / Kathleen O'Connell7 fur. / 1:21.81
2017Curlin's ApprovalLuis Saez / Martin D. Wolfson7 fur. / 1:21.68
2016Spelling AgainLuis Saez / Brad H. Cox7 fur. / 1:22.09
2015Merry MeadowJavier Castellano / Mark A. Hennig6 fur. / 1:09.29
2014no race
2013Starship TrufflesEdgard J. Zayas / Martin D. Wolfson6 fur. / 1:10.57
2012Musical RomanceJuan Leyva / Bill Kaplan6 fur. / 1:10.92
2011Sassy ImageMike E. Smith / Dale Romans6 fur. / 1:11.61
2010Jessica Is BackElvis Trujillo / Martin D. Wolfson6 fur. / 1:11.48
2009Game FaceEdgar Prado / Todd A. Pletcher6 fur. / 1:10.74
2008Mistical PlanCorey Nakatani / Douglas F. O'Neill6 fur. / 1:10.76
2007River's PrayerClinton Potts / Paula Capestro6 fur. / 1:10.66
2006Malibu MintJosue Arce / James K. Chapman6 fur. / 1:10.02
2005Madcap EscapadeJerry Bailey / Frank L. Brothers6 fur. / 1:09.93
2004Ema BovaryRoberto Gonzalez / Larry Ross6 fur. / 1:10.81
2003Gold MoverJerry Bailey / Mark A. Hennig6 fur. / 1:11.31
2002Gold MoverJerry Bailey / Mark A. Hennig6 fur. / 1:10.21
2001Dream SupremePat Day / William I. Mott6 fur. / 1:10.48
2000Hurricane BertiePat Day / Bernard Flint6 fur. / 1:11.43
1999Princess PietrinaRosemary Homeister, Jr. / Frank Carlisi6 fur. / 1:10.49
1998U Can Do ItEibar Coa / Larry Pilotti6 fur. / 1:10.00
1997VivaceRandy Romero / Cam Gambolati6 fur. / 1:10.80
1996Chaposa SpringsLaffit Pincay, Jr. / Martin D. Wolfson7 fur. / 1:23.40
1995Miss Gibson CountyGary Boulanger / Martin D. Wolfson7 fur. / 1:23.00
1994Roamin RachelWigberto Ramos / C. R. McGaughey III7 fur. / 1:24.00
1993Lady SonataMichael Lee / Oliver Edwards7 fur. / 1:23.00
1992MagalRuben Hernandez / Ray Tamargo, Jr.7 fur. / 1:23.60
1991MagalRuben Hernandez / Ray Tamargo, Jr.7 fur. / 1:24.60
1990Sweet Proud PollyPedro Rodiguez / Ron Sarazin7 fur. / 1:25.00
1989Ana T.Robert Lester / George Julian7 fur. / 1:24.80
1988Spirit of FighterOdin Londono / Daniel Hurtak7 fur. / 1:24.60
1987Classy TricksMarland Suckie / Ron Felix7 fur. / 1:25.00
1986Classy TricksRobert Lester / Ron Felix7 fur. / 1:25.00
1985Birdie BelleJuan Santiago / Leo Sierra7 fur. / 1:24.40