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1998 Thoroughbred Horse Racing

1998

Date Race Track Miles Winner Jockey Purse
Jan. 4 Spectacular Bid B.C. Stakes* Gulfstream 6 F Time Limit Jerry Bailey $75,000
Jan. 17 Holy Bull Stakes* Gulfstream 11/16 Cape Town Jerry Bailey 100,000
Jan. 18 Golden Gate Derby Golden Gate 11/16 Clover Hunter Russell Baze 200,000
Jan. 31 Hutcheson Stakes* Gulfstream 7 F Time Limit Jerry Bailey 100,000
             
Feb. 1 Santa Catalina Stakes* Santa Anita 11/16 Artax Chris McCarron 107,200
Feb. 7 Charles H. Strub Stakes Santa Anita 11/4 Silver Charm Gary Stevens 500,000
Feb. 7 Donn Handicap Gulfstream 11/8 Skip Away Jerry Bailey 300,000
Feb. 7 San Vicente Stakes* Santa Anita 7 F Sea of Secrets Kent Desormeaux 100,000
Feb. 21 Fountain of Youth Stakes* Gulfstream 11/16 Lil's Lad Jerry Bailey 200,000
Feb. 28 Southwest Stakes* Oaklawn 1 Hot Wells Calvin Borel 75,000
Feb. 28 Gulfstream Park Handicap Gulfstream 11/4 Skip Away Jerry Bailey 500,000
             
Mar. 1 Rampart Handicap Gulfstream 11/16 Dance for Three Joe Bravo 200,000
Mar. 1 San Rafael Stakes* Santa Anita 1 Orville N Wilbur's Corey Nakatani 200,000
Mar. 7 El Camino Real Derby* Bay Meadows 11/16 Event of the Year Russell Baze 110,000
Mar. 7 Santa Anita Handicap Santa Anita 11/4 Malek Alex Solis 1,000,000
Mar. 8 Santa Margarita Handicap Santa Anita 11/8 Toda Una Dama Goncalino Almeida 300,000
Mar. 14 Swale Stakes* Gulfstream 7 F Favorite Trick Pat Day 100,000
Mar. 14 Florida Derby* Gulfstream 11/8 Cape Town Shane Sellers 750,000
Mar. 14 San Felipe Stakes* Santa Anita 11/16 Artax Chris McCarron 250,000
Mar. 15 Louisiana Derby* Fairgrounds 11/16 Comic Strip Shane Sellers 500,000
Mar. 15 Santa Anita Oaks Santa Anita 11/16 Hedonist Kent Desormeaux 250,000
Mar. 21 Rebel Stakes* Oaklawn 11/16 Victory Gallop Eibar Coa 125,000
Mar. 21 Gotham Stakes* Aqueduct 1 Wasatch Jerry Bailey 150,000
Mar. 22 Tampa Bay Derby* Tampa Bay 11/16 Parade Ground Pat Day 150,000
Mar. 28 Dubai Classic Nad al-Sheba 11/4 Silver Charm Gary Stevens 4,000,000
Mar. 29 Jim Beam Stakes* Turfway 11/8 Event of the Year Russell Baze 600,000
             
Apr. 4 Santa Anita Derby* Santa Anita 11/8 Indian Charlie Gary Stevens 450,000
Apr. 4 Flamingo Stakes Hialeah 11/8 Chilito Gary Boulanger 200,000
Apr. 4 Ashland Stakes Keeneland 11/16 Well Chosen Charles Woods Jr. 555,500
Apr. 4 Oaklawn Handicap Oaklawn 11/8 Precocity Carlos Gonzalez 750,000
Apr. 8 Lafayette Stakes* Keeneland 7 F Dontletthebigonego Willie Martinez 108,800
Apr. 10 Apple Blossom Handicap Oaklawn 11/16 Escena Jerry Bailey 500,000
Apr. 11 Blue Grass Stakes* Keeneland 11/8 Halory Hunter Gary Stevens $700,000
Apr. 11 Arkansas Derby* Oaklawn 11/8 Victory Gallop Alex Solis 500,000
Apr. 11 Wood Memorial* Aqueduct 11/8 Coronado's Quest Robbie Davis 500,000
Apr. 11 Bay Shore Stakes* Aqueduct 7 F Limit Out Jean-Luc Samyn 100,000
Apr. 18 Federico Tesio Stakes* Pimlico 11/8 Thomas Jo Steve Hamilton 150,000
Apr. 18 California Derby Golden Gate 9 F (T) Prime Meridian Rafael Q. Meza 200,000
Apr. 19 San Juan Capistrano Handicap Santa Anita 13/4 (T) Amerique Eddie Delahoussaye 400,000
Apr. 19 Lexington Stakes* Keeneland 11/16 Classic Cat Robby Albarado 368,225
Apr. 19 Lone Star Derby* Lone Star 11/16 Smolderin Heart Tim Doocy 250,000
Apr. 25 Derby Trial* Churchill Downs 1 Souvenir Copy David Flores 113,300
             
May 1 Kentucky Oaks Churchill Downs 11/8 Keeper Hill David Flores 500,000
May 2 Kentucky Derby* Churchill Downs 11/4 Real Quiet Kent Desormeaux 1,000,000
May 2 Withers Stakes* Belmont 1 Dice Dancer Jorge Chavez 150,000
May 9 Pimlico Special Pimlico 13/16 Skip Away Jerry Bailey 750,000
May 9 Illinois Derby* Sportsman's Park 11/8 Yarrow Brae Willie Martinez 500,000
May 15 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Pimlico 11/8 Added Gold John Velazquez 200,000
May 16 Preakness Stakes* Pimlico 13/16 Real Quiet Kent Desormeaux 1,000,000
May 24 Peter Pan Stakes* Belmont 11/8 Grand Slam Jerry Bailey 150,000
May 25 Metropolitan Mile Belmont 1 Wild Rush Jerry Bailey 500,000
May 25 Hollywood Turf Handicap Hollywood Park 11/4 (T) Storm Trooper Kent Desormeaux 400,000
May 30 Massachusetts Handicap Suffolk Downs 11/8 Skip Away Jerry Bailey 500,000
May 31 The Californian Hollywood Park 11/8 Mud Route Chris McCarron 250,000
             
June 6 Riva Ridge Stakes* Belmont 7 F Coronado's Quest Mike Smith 125,000
June 6 Vodafone English Derby Epsom Downs 11/2 (T) High-Rise Olivier Peslier 1,297,975
June 6 Belmont Stakes* Belmont 11/2 Victory Gallop Gary Stevens 1,000,000
June 7 Acorn Stakes Belmont 1 Jersey Girl Mike Smith 150,000
June 14 Leonard Richards Stakes* Delaware 11/16 Scatmandu Richard Migliore 150,000
June 14 Shoemaker BC Mile Hollywood 1 (T) Labeeb Kent Desormeaux 400,000
June 21 Affirmed Handicap* Hollywood Park 11/16 Old Trieste Chris McCarron 150,000
June 21 Queen's Plate Woodbine 11/4 Archers Bay Kent Desormeaux 425,800
June 27 Mother Goose Stakes Belmont 11/8 Jersey Girl Mike Smith 200,000
June 27 Jersey Shore BC* Monmouth 7 F Good and Tough Herb McCauley 75,000
June 28 Irish Derby Curragh 11/2 (T) Dream Well Cash Asmussen 700,000
June 28 Hollywood Gold Cup Hollywood Park 11/4 Skip Away Jerry Bailey 1,000,000
             
July 4 Beverly Hills Handicap Hollywood Park 11/4 (T) Squeak Gary Stevens 300,000
July 4 Suburban Handicap Belmont 11/4 Frisk Me Now Eddie King 350,000
July 12 Dwyer Stakes* Belmont 11/16 Coronado's Quest Mike Smith 150,000
July 12 Hollywood Oaks Hollywood Park 11/8 Manistique Gary Stevens 200,000
July 18 Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Laurel Park 6 F Kelly Kip Jean-Luc Samyn 300,000
July 19 Ohio Derby* Thistledown 11/8 Classic Cat Shane Sellers 300,000
July 19 Swaps Stakes* Hollywood Park 11/8 Old Trieste Chris McCarron 500,000
July 19 Coaching Club Am. Oaks Belmont 11/4 Banshee Breeze Jerry Bailey 250,000
July 20 Vanity Handicap Hollywood 11/8 Escena Jerry Bailey 350,000
July 25 K. George VI and Q.
Elizabeth Diamond Stakes
Ascot 11/2 (T) Swain Frankie Dettori 776,300
             
Aug. 2 Go for Wand Handicap Saratoga 11/8 Aldiza Mike Smith 250,000
Aug. 2 Eddie Read Handicap Del Mar 11/8 (T) Subordination David Flores 300,000
Aug. 8 Whitney Handicap Saratoga 11/8 Awesome Again Pat Day 400,000
Aug. 9 Haskell Invitational* Monmouth 11/8 Coronado's Quest Mike Smith 1,000,000
Aug. 9 Jim Dandy Stakes* Saratoga 11/8 Favorite Trick Pat Day 250,000
Aug. 15 Pacific Classic Del Mar 11/4 Free House Chris McCarron 1,000,000
Aug. 22 Alabama Stakes Saratoga 11/4 Banshee Breeze Jerry Bailey 250,000
Aug. 28 Personal Ensign Handicap† Saratoga 11/4 Tomisue's Delight Pat Day 400,000
Aug. 29 King's Bishop Stakes* Saratoga 7 F Secret Firm Edgar Prado 200,000
Aug. 29 Travers Stakes* Saratoga 11/4 Coronado's Quest Mike Smith 750,000
Aug. 30 Philip H. Iselin Handicap Monmouth 11/16 Skip Away Jerry Bailey 500,000
Aug. 30 Saratoga Cup Handicap Saratoga 11/4 Awesome Again Pat Day 300,000
Aug. 30 Remington Park Derby Remington 11/16 Classic Cat Shane Sellers 300,000
             
Sept. 12 Man o' War Stakes Belmont 13/8 (T) Daylami Jerry Bailey 400,000
Sept. 19 Woodward Stakes Belmont 11/8 Skip Away Jerry Bailey 500,000
Sept. 19 Ruffian Handicap Belmont 11/16 Sharp Cat Corey Nakatani 250,000
Sept. 20 Woodbine Mile Woodbine 1 Labeeb Kent Desormeaux 750,000
Sept. 26 Vosburgh Stakes Belmont 7 F Affirmed Success Jorge Chavez 250,000
Sept. 26 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Ascot 1 (T) Desert Prince Olivier Peslier £320,000
Sept. 27 Super Derby Louisiana Downs 11/4 Arch Corey Nakatani 500,000
             
Oct. 4 L'Arc De Triomphe Longchamp 11/8 (T) Sagamix Olivier Peslier 1,250,000
Oct. 10 Jockey Club Gold Cup Belmont 11/4 Wagon Limit Robbie Davis 1,000,000
Oct. 10 Champagne Stakes Belmont 11/16 The Groom Is Red Corey Nakatani 400,000
Oct. 10 Beldame Stakes Belmont 11/8 Sharp Cat Corey Nakatani 400,000
Oct. 10 Frizette Stakes Belmont 11/16 Confessional Jerry Bailey 400,000
Oct. 10 Turf Classic Invitational Belmont 11/2 (T) Buck's Bay Shane Sellers 500,000
Oct. 17 Goodwood Breeders Cup Santa Anita 11/8 Silver Charm Gary Stevens 446,000
Oct. 17 Spinster Stakes Keeneland 11/8 Banshee Breeze Robbie Albarado 551,500
Oct. 18 Canadian International Woodbine 11/2 (T) Royal Anthem Gary Stevens 1,050,000
Oct. 24 TC of America Stakes Keeneland 11/8 Bourbon Belle Willie Martinez 100,000
Oct. 24 Empire Classic Belmont 11/8 Mellow Roll Jerry Bailey 250,000
Oct. 25 Oak Tree Turf Champ. Santa Anita 11/4 (T) Sapphire Ring Gary Stevens 100,000
             
Nov. 7 Breeders Cup - Juv. Fillies Churchill Downs 11/16 Silverbulletday Gary Stevens $1,000,000
Nov. 7 Breeders Cup - Sprint Churchill Downs 6F Reraise Corey Nakatani 1,000,000
Nov. 7 Breeders Cup - Distaff Churchill Downs 11/8 Escena Gary Stevens 2,000,000
Nov. 7 Breeders Cup - Mile Churchill Downs 1 Da Hoss John Velazquez 1,000,000
Nov. 7 Breeders Cup - Juvenile Churchill Downs 11/16 Answer Lively Jerry Bailey 1,000,000
Nov. 7 Breeders Cup - Turf Churchill Downs 11/2 (T) Buck's Boy Shane Sellers 2,000,000
Nov. 7 Breeders Cup - Classic Churchill Downs 11/4 Awesome Again Pat Day 4,000,000
Nov. 29 Japan Cup Tokyo Racecourse 2400 M El Condor Pasa Masayoshi Ebina 2,600,000
Nov. 29 Matriarch Stakes Hollywood 11/4 (T) Squeak Alex O. Solis 700,000
Nov. 29 Hollywood Derby Hollywood 11/8 (T) Vergennes John Velazquez 500,000
             
Dec. 12 Hollywood Turf Cup Hollywood 11/2 (T) Lazy Lode Corey Naktani 500,000
Dec. 12 Hollywood Futurity Hollywood 11/16 Tactical Cat Laffit Pincay Jr. 403,000
* VISA 3-Year-Old Championship Series race (see tables on p. 788).
† formerly known as John A. Morris Handicap.
Note: The Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, Ill., which hosted the Arlington Million ($1,000,000 purse), Beverly D. Stakes ($500,000), Secretariat Stakes ($400,000) and Round Table Stakes ($100,000), closed after the 1997 season.

 

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