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Breeders' Stakes Facts

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A Bit O Gold wins the 2004 Breeders Stakes

A Bit O'Gold in the winner's circle with trainer Catherine Day Phillips after the 2004 Breeders' Stakes.

© Terence Dulay

Most Breeders' Stakes wins by a trainer:

  • Roger Attfield (7) - Sweetest Thing (2001), Free Vacation (1999), Pinafore Park (1998), Peteski (1993), Izvestia (1990), With Approval (1989), Carotene (1986)

Catherine Day Phillips became the first woman trainer to win the Breeders' Stakes with A Bit O'Gold in 2004, then won it again with Jambalaya in 2005.

Most Breeders' Stakes wins by a jockey:

  • Sandy Hawley (4) - King's Deputy (1988), Bridle Path (1979), Tiny Tinker (1976), Nice Dancer (1972)
  • Robin Platts (4) - Kingsbridge (1983), Runaway Groom (1982), Overskate (1978), Haymaker's Jig (1974)

Most Breeders' Stakes wins by an owner:

  • E. P. Taylor/Windfields Farm (5) - Bounding Away (1984), Bridle Path (1979), (1963), Song of Even (1961), New Povidence (1959)
  • Kinghaven Farms (5) - Charlie's Dewan (1995), Izvestia (1990), With Approval (1989), Carotene (1986), Kingsbridge (1983)
  • Sam-Son Farm (5) - Portcullis (2002), Chief Bearhart (1996), Dance Smartly (1991), King's Deputy (1988), Hangin On A Star (1987)

Shortest-priced winners:

  • $2.20 Peteski (1993)
  • $2.30 Izvestia (1990)
Longest-priced winners:
  • $43.70 (Social Wizard), (1981)
  • $33.50 (Free Vacation), (1999)
  • $23.50 (Bounding Away), (1984)

Stakes Record: Charlie's Dewan (1995) 2:26 2/5 (at 1 1/2 miles turf)

Slowest running: Crafty Lace (1962) 2:52.00 (at 1 1/2 miles turf)

Largest margin of victory: Ben Fab (1980) 14 lengths

Smallest margin of victory: Charlie's Dewan (1995) nose (most recent)

The 1994 edition was held at 1 5/8 miles at Fort Erie Race Track due to the reconstruction of the Woodbine Turf course.

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