Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes

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Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes
Grade II race
Location Keeneland Race Course
Lexington, Kentucky
Inaugurated1981
Race type ThoroughbredFlat racing
Website www.keeneland.com
Race information
Distance6 furlongs
TrackDirt
Qualification Fillies and Mares,
Three-years-old & up
PurseUS$250,000

The Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes is an American Grade II Thoroughbred horse race run annually in early October at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. A six furlong sprint raced on dirt, it is open to fillies and mares, age three and older. It was run on Polytrack synthetic dirt from 2006–2013. The Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes is part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" program which gives the annual winner entry into the Filly and Mare Sprint. [1]

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Historical notes

Originally raced as the TCA Dinner Purse from 1941 through 1980, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Graded Stakes Committee elevated it to a stakes race in 1981. From then through 1985 the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes was restricted to horses whose owner was a member of the club. [2] Dropping that restriction allowed the race to qualify for Graded stakes consideration which it achieved in 1988. A Grade III event from 1988 through 2008 it was given Grade II status for 2009.

Indyanne's record run

Owned by David & Jill Heerensperger and trained by Greg Gilchrist, Indyanne came into the 2008 race as a favorite, having won the Azalea Stakes at Calder Race Course by 9½ lengths before finishing second in the Victory Ride Stakes at Saratoga. [3] With the lead in the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes coming down the stretch, Indyanne was hard pressed to hold off Wild Gams, Everrett Novak's very fast filly and winner of the 2007 TCA race. Indyanne held on to win by a head in a new stakes record time which through 2019 still stands. [4] After an illness kept Indyanne out of Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, [5] she came back to racing on November 22 and finished second in the Sausalito Stakes at Golden Gate Fields. In her next outing, the December 27 Grade 1 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita Park, she suffered a fractured sesamoid in her left front ankle. Two weeks later veterinarians at the renowned Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital advised that complications had set in which meant they could not perform successful surgery and that it would be inhumane to continue treatment. Indyanne was euthanized on January 13, 2009. [6]

Records

Speed record:

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(Furlongs)
Time
Win$
2019Spiced Perfection4 Javier Castellano Peter L. Miller Pantofel Stable, Wachtel Stable & Peter Deutsch6 F1:10.60G2
2018Golden Mischief4 Florent Geroux Brad H. Cox Juddmonte Farms 6 F1:09.39G2
2017Finley'sluckycharm4 Brian Hernandez Jr. W. Bret Calhoun Carl R. Moore Management6 F1:10.01G2
2016 Irish Jasper 4 Julien Leparoux Chad C. Brown William S. Farish III & David F. Mackie6 F1:09.64G2
2015Fioretti5Sophie DoyleAnthony Hamilton Jr.Two Hearts Farm LLC (Tony Braddock & A. J. Hamilton) & Don Janes6 F1:10.04G2
2014Leigh Court4 Gary Boulanger Josie Carroll Melnyk Racing Stables Inc. 6 F1:09.46G2
2013 Judy the Beauty 4 John Velazquez Wesley A. Ward Wesley A. Ward 6 F1:09.23G2
2012 Groupie Doll 4 Rajiv Maragh William B. Bradley Fred F. Bradley/William B. Bradley/Carl Hurst/Brent Burns6 F1:09.21G2
2011Holiday for Kitten3 Kendrick Carmouche Wesley A. Ward Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey 6 F1:08.72G2
2010 Dubai Majesty 5 Jamie Theriot W. Bret Calhoun Martin Racing Stable (William & Stephanie Martin) & Dan Morgan6 F1:09.81G2
2009 Informed Decision 4 Julien Leparoux Jonathan E. Sheppard Augustin Stable 6 F1:09.03G2
2008 Indyanne 3 Robby Albarado Greg Gilchrist David & Jill Heerensperger6 F1:08.50G3
2007Wild Gams4 Ramon Domínguez Benjamin W. Perkins Jr. New Farm (Everett Novak)6 F1:10.00G3
2006Malibu Mint4Kyle KaenelJames R. ChapmanJohn R. & Martha Jane Mulholland6 F1:08.71G3
2005Reunited3 Robby Albarado Neil J. Howard William S. Farish III 6 F1:11.59G3
2004Molto Vita4 Rafael Bejarano Dallas Stewart John D. Gunther6 F1:09.92G3
2003Summer Mis4 René Douglas Anthony MitchellRichard Otto Stables, Inc.6 F1:09.77G3
2002French Riviera3 Donnie Meche Larry Robideaux Jr. Barnett Stables, LLC6 F1:09.75G3
2001Cat Cay4 Pat Day C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 6 F1:09.24G3
2000Katz Me If You Can3 Jorge Chavez D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm (William T. Young)6 F1:09.40G3
1999Cinemine4Eddie Martin Jr. Larry Robideaux Jr. Nolan Creek Farm LLC (Diane Connell)6 F1:08.80G3
1998Bourbon Belle3 Willie Martinez Peter W. Salmen Jr.Donna Salmen/Susan Bunning/Highland Farms (George Hofmeister)6 F1:08.60G3
1997Sky Blue Pink3 Pat Day Thomas M. Amoss Mrs. Morton Rosenthal6 F1:10.00G3
1996Surprising Fact3 Pat Day Joseph H. Pierce Jr. G. Watts Humphrey Jr. 6 F1:10.00G3
1995Cat Appeal3 Donna Barton D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm (William T. Young)6 F1:10.00G3
1994Tenacious Tiffany4 Craig Perret Warren A. Croll Jr. M.R.P. Stable (Robert P. Levy, et al.)6 F1:11.00G3
1993Jeano5 Pat Day Carl A. Nafzger Frances A. Genter Stable 6 F1:09.20G3
1992Ifyoucouldseemenow4 Craig Perret Brian A. Mayberry Jan, Mace, & Samantha Siegel6 F1:09.60G3
1991Avie Jane7 Craig Perret Gene A. Lotti Jr.Tony Canonie Jr. & Tony Canonie Sr.6 F1:10.20G3
1990 Safely Kept 4 Craig Perret Alan E. Goldberg Jayeff-B Stable (Richard Santulli) & Barry Weisbord6 F1:10.40G3
1989Plate Queen4 Randy Romero J. Bert Sonnier Saron Stable (Corbin J. Robertson)6 F1:11.20G3
1988 Tappiano 4 Jacinto Vásquez Flint S. Schulhofer Frances A. Genter Stable 6 F1:10.20G3
1987There Are Rainbows †7Ron FletcherDanny W. WhitedMildred Fike6 F1:11.00L
1986Zenobia Empress5 Earlie Fires Joseph M. Bollero Russell Fortune Jr.6 F1:11.80L
1985Boldara4Phil Rubbicco C. R. McGaughey III George A. Hoskins6 F1:10.80L
1984Bids and Blades3 Donald Brumfield Richard J. GallagherMrs. James H. Gallagher6 F1:11.60L
1983Excitable Lady5 Pat Day Eduardo Inda Tom Gentry 6 F1:09.80NG
1982Excitable Lady4 Darrel McHargue Ronald McAnally Tom Gentry 6 F1:09.20NG
1981Gold Treasure4Mark SellersJohn J. WeipertKeswick Stable6 F1:10.20NG

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