Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes

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Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes Race Facts

  • Location: Keeneland Race Course, Lexington, KY
  • Inaugural Race: 1981
  • Distance: 3/4ths of a mile (6 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Fillies and Mares, Three-years-old & up
  • 2023 Purse: $350,000
  • 2023 Race Date: Saturday, October 7th

2023 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes Race Results

POST
HORSE
JOCKEY / TRAINER
WIN / PLACE / SHOW
6
Yuugiri
Flavien Prat / Rodolphe Brisset
$5.76 / $3.18 / $2.60
1
Wicked Halo
Tyler Gaffalione / Steven M. Asmussen
$2.88 / $2.36
3
Last Leaf
Luis Saez / Eddie Kenneally
$3.80
2
Fire On Time
Martin Garcia / Dale L. Romans
5
Happy Soul
John R. Velazquez / Wesley A. Ward
4
Static Fire
Cristian A. Torres / Brian A. Lynch
7
Be Like Water
Edgar Morales / Victoria H. Oliver

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $1.00 Exacta (6-1) Paid: $7.44
  • $0.50 Trifecta (6-1-3) Paid: $14.75
  • $0.10 Superfecta (6-1-3-2) Paid: $9.68

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Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes Race History

The Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes is a Grade II horse race run each year at Keeneland Race Course. Inaugurated in 1981, from then until 1985 the race was limited to horses whose owners were members of the club but once they dropped that rule the race was allowed to qualify for Graded stakes consideration. In 1988, the race was elevated to Grade III and further to Grade II in 2009.

So far four previous winners have gone on to be crowned American Champion Female Sprint Horse that same year: Informed Decision (2009), Dubai Majesty (2010), Groupie Doll (2012) and Judy the Beauty (2014). Safely Kept won the race in 1990 after being crowned U.S. Champion Sprinter the previous year. The Hall of Fame inductee also captured victory at the 1990 Breeders' Cup Sprint as well.

In 2001, Pat Day took home his fifth victory at the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes, making him the all time winningest jockey. As for trainers, there is a six-way tie for most wins shared by C.R. McGaughey III, D. Wayne Lukas, Larry Robideaux Jr., W. Bret Calhoun, Wesley A. Ward and Florent Geroux. All six trainers have two wins to their name.

The race serves as a prep race for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, allowing winners an automatic berth as part of the Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" Challenge Series.

Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes Past Winners

Year
Winner
Jockey / Trainer
Distance / Time
2023
Yuugiri
Flavien Prat / Rodolphe Brisset
6 F / 1:10.44
2022
Slammed
Florent Geroux / Todd W. Fincher
6 F / 1:10.03
2021
Bell's the One
Corey J. Lanerie / Neil L. Pessin
6 F / 1:08.63
2020
Inthemidstofbiz
Martin Garcia / Cipriano Contreras
6 F / 1:09.84
2019
Spiced Perfection
Javier Castellano / Peter L. Miller
6 F / 1:10.60
2018
Golden Mischief
Florent Geroux / Brad H. Cox
6 F / 1:09.39
2017
Finley'sluckycharm
Brian Hernandez Jr. / W. Bret Calhoun
6 F / 1:10.01
2016
Irish Jasper
Julien Leparoux / Chad C. Brown
6 F / 1:09.64
2015
Fioretti
Sophie Doyle / Anthony Hamilton Jr.
6 F / 1:10.04
2014
Leigh Court
Gary Boulanger / Josie Carroll
6 F / 1:09.46