The Acorn Stakes

The Acorn Stakes will be run at Saratoga for 2024, instead of the traditional home of Belmont Park due to ongoing construction. Will defending Kentucky Oaks favorite Just F Y I clash with Kentucky Oaks winner Thorpedo Anna? You can bet this exciting race at TwinSpires!

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Location: Belmont Park

Inaugural Race: 1931

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Current Distance: 1 mile

Track Type: Dirt

Age Qualification: 3yo fillies

Purse: $500,000

Race Date: Friday, June 7th

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A Brief History of the Acorn Stakes

The Acorn Stakes was first established in 1931 at the legendary Belmont Park. The 1-mile race features the best 3-year-old fillies in horse racing and rewards winners with a hefty purse of $750,000. Followed by the Coaching Club American Oaks and the Alabama Stakes, the Acorn Stakes serves as the first leg of the Triple Tiara, a prestigious title for fillies and counterpart to the Triple Crown. While Belmont has been home to the Acorn Stakes for a majority of its running’s, for two brief periods of time (1960 to 1967 and 1969 to 1975) the race was moved to Aqueduct Racetrack. For 2024, the race will be run at a changed distance of 1 1/16 miles at Saratoga due to Belmont Park renovations.

Several Acorn Stakes winners have gone on to be crowned US champions in that same year, including Cicada (1962), Dark Mirage (1968), Susan’s Girl (1972), and Davona Dale (1979).

Fastest Acorn Stakes Time

1.34.5 by You in 2002

Most Acorn Stakes Wins by a Jockey

5 wins by jockey Eddie Arcaro

Most Acorn Stakes Wins by an Owner

6 wins by Calumet Farm


Historical Results for the Acorn Stakes

Over the years, the Acorn Stakes has featured dozens of legendary entries and winners. In the table below, view a record of the winning horses, jockeys and trainers of the Acorn Stakes.

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2014
Sweet Reason
Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Leah Gyarmati
Treadway Racing Stable
01:35.0
2013
Midnight Lucky
Rosie Napravnik
Bob Baffert
Pegram,Watson & Weitman
01:35.1
2012
Contested
Javier Castellano
Bob Baffert
Natalie J. Baffert
01:34.6
2011
It's Tricky
Eddie Castro
Kiaran McLaughlin
Darley Stable
01:35.5
2010
Champagne d'Oro
Martin Garcia
Eric Guillot
Southern Equine Stables
01:37.4
2009
Gabby's Golden Gal
Javier Castellano
Bob Baffert
Arnold Zetcher
01:34.8
2008
Zaftig
John Velazquez
James A. Jerkens
Susan Moore et al.
01:34.5
2007
Cotton Blossom
John R. Velazquez
Todd A. Pletcher
Dogwood Stable
01:34.7
2006
Bushfire
Alex Solis
Eddie Kenneally
Ron & Ricki Rashinski
01:35.9
2005
Round Pond
Stewart Elliott
John Servis
Fox Hill Farms, Inc.
01:35.2

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