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Arlington Washington Lassie Stakes

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Inaugurated  1929
Distance  7 furlongs
Website  www.arlingtonpark.com
Track  Synthetic, left-handed
Location  Arlington Park Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
Race type  Thoroughbred - Flat racing

The Arlington-Washington Breeders' Cup Lassie Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in mid September at Arlington Park Racetrack in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Raced on Polytrack synthetic dirt over a distance of seven furlongs, it is open to Two-Year-Old Fillies and currently offers a purse of $75,000. It was a Grade III race through 2012, but was a listed stakes in 2013.

Inaugurated in 1929 as the Arlington Lassie Stakes, in 1963 it was renamed the Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes and in 2005 was given the Breeders' Cup designation.

Since inception, the race has been competed at various distances:

  • 1929-1931 : 5.5 furlongs
  • 1932-1961 & 1972-1979 : 6 furlongs
  • 1962-1969 : 6.5 furlongs
  • 1980-1984 & 1986-1987 : 7 furlongs
  • 1985 : 6.5 furlongs (at Hawthorne Race Course)
  • 1986–2013 : 1 mile
  • 2014 to present : 7 furlongs
  • The race was not run in 1970, 1971, 1988, 1995, 1998 and 1999.

    Records

    Time record: (at one mile distance)

  • 1:35.93 - Original Spin (2005)
  • Largest winning margin:

  • 12 lengths - Eliza (1992)
  • Most wins by an owner:

  • 4 - Calumet Farm (1937, 1943, 1947, 1949)
  • Most wins by a jockey:

  • 5 - Steve Brooks (1949, 1952, 1954, 1959, 1960)
  • Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - Ben A. Jones (1938, 1943)
  • 2 - A. Holberg (1939, 1941)
  • 2 - Howard Wells (1942, 1950)
  • 2 - J. Hodgins (1946, 1952)
  • 2 - Horace A. Jones (1947, 1949)
  • 2 - Harry Trotsek (1951, 1953)
  • 2 - Moody Jolley (1954, 1959)
  • 2 - Joe Pierce, Jr. (1969, 1972)
  • 2 - Woody Stephens (1983, 1984)
  • 2 - Michael L. Reavis (1994, 2010)
  • References

    Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes Wikipedia


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