Turf Sprint Stakes

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Turf Sprint Stakes Race Facts

  • Location: Kentucky Downs, Franklin, KY
  • Inaugural Race: 1998
  • Distance: 3/4th of a mile (6 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Three Year Olds and up
  • 2021 Purse: $1,000,000
  • 2021 Race Date: Saturday, September 11th

2021 Turf Sprint Stakes Race Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEY / TRAINERWIN / PLACE / SHOW
4Gear JockeyJose Lezcano / George R. Arnold, II$13.40 / $7.20 / $5.40
1Diamond OopsFlorent Geroux / Patrick L. Biancone$19.20 / $11.40
3BombardFlavien Prat / Richard E. Mandella$5.40
2Fast BoatJoel Rosario / Joe Sharp
7Casa CreedJunior Alvarado / William I. Mott
9Got StormyTyler Gaffalione / Mark E. Casse
6Front Run the FedRicardo Santana, Jr. / Caio Caramori
10Chewing GumUmberto Rispoli / William I. Mott
11StubbinsLuis Saez / Doug F. O'Neill
12ImprimisIrad Ortiz, Jr. / Joseph F. Orseno
8Siem RiepJames Graham / Terry J. Brennan
5Born GreatAdam Beschizza / Brendan P. Walsh

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $1.00 Exacta (4-1) Paid: $127.70
  • $0.50 Trifecta (4-1-3) Paid: $619.00
  • $0.10 Superfecta (4-1-3-2) Paid: $431.04

Watch the 2021 Turf Sprint Stakes

Turf Sprint Stakes Race History

The Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint Stakes is a Grade III horse race run each year at Kentucky Downs. Inaugurated in 1998 as the Kentucky Cup Turf Dash Stakes, the race is contested at 6 furlongs on turf (although it was run at 6 1/2 furlongs between 2014 and 2018).

Gear Jockey set the 6 furlong speed record in 2021 with a time of 1:07.90, while Proforma captured the 6 1/2 furlong record in its final year at that length with a time of 1:15.72. Robby Albarado holds the record for most wins by a jockey with four, winning in 2000, 2001, 2015 and 2016. Trainers Kenneth E. Hoffman, James A. Dodgen, Michael J. Maker and George R. Arnold II are tied with a record two wins each.

As part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” Series, winners are automatically entered into the Breeders’ Turf Sprint.

Turf Sprint Stakes Past Winners

YearWinnerJockey / TrainerDistance / Time
2021Gear JockeyJose Lezcano / George R. Arnold, II6 F / 1:07.90
2020ImprimisIrad Ortiz Jr. / Joseph Orseno6 F / 1:09.93
2019Totally BossFlorent Geroux / George R. Arnold II6 F / 1:09.21
2018ProformaJoe Bravo / Michael Stidham6 1⁄2 F / 1:15.72
2017HogyFlorent Geroux / Michael J. Maker6 1⁄2 F / 1:16.88
2016Successful NativeRobby Albarado / Aubrey A. Maragh6 1⁄2 F / 1:17.51
2015Sweet LucaRobby Albarado / Chris M. Block6 1⁄2 F / 1:19.44
2014Dimension (GB)Chris Landeros / Conor Murphy6 1⁄2 F / 1:17.16
2013Longhunter (GB)Alan Garcia / Michael J. Maker6 F / 1:10.28
2012Good LordGabriel Saez / Forrest Kaelin6 F / 1:18.58
2011Race not held
2010Due DateTony Farina / Steve Margolis6 F / 1:16.41
2009Fort PradoEduardo E. Perez / Chris M. Block6 F / 1:11.49
2008Hold the SaltRosemary Homeister Jr. / James A. Dodgen6 F / 1:09.15
2007Hold the SaltCharles R. Woods Jr. / James A. Dodgen6 F / 1:09.25
2006Atticus KristyJesus Lopez Castanon / Merrill R. Scherer6 F / 1:12.64
2005Durban Thunder (BRZ)Calvin H. Borel / Helen Pitts-Blasi6 F / 1:10.20
2004Battle WonRafael Bejarano / Charles Simon6 F / 1:10.86
2003FredericktownRafael Bejarano / Darrin Miller6 F / 1:12.59
2002Red LightningCalvin H. Borel / Jeffrey D. Thornbury6 F / 1:14.90
2001Amazon RiverRobby Albarado / Kenneth E. Hoffman6 F / 1:11.34
2000MorlucRobby Albarado / Randy L. Morse6 F / 1:09.66
1999Run JohnnyPat Day / Morris G. Nicks6 F / 1:11.60
1998G H's PleasureVictor Espinoza / Kenneth E. Hoffman6 F / 1:09.80