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Gotham Stakes

The 61st Running is scheduled for Saturday, March 1, 2014. The Gotham Stakes is the final local prep to the Wood Memorial Stakes and an official prep race for the Kentucky Derby. A number of Derby winners have competed in this race including U.S. Triple Crown winner, Secretariat.

Of course, GOTHAM is another name for New York City and the city in which Aqueduct Racetrack is located.

The Gotham STakes was run at Jamaica race track at 1 1/16 miles prior to 1960, and in 1977 and 1979. From 1960-78, 1980-83, 1985-2002, and 2004-05, it was run at one miles. Race horse, "Easy Goer," established the stakes and track record of 1:32 2/5 in 1989.

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Gotham Stakes Race Information

Location: Aqueduct Racetrack - Queens, New York, United States
Inaugurated: 1953
Race type: Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website: Aqueduct Racetrack
Distance: 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track: Dirt, left-handed
Qualification: Three-year-olds
Weight: Assigned
Purse: $500,000 (2014)
Grade: III

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Gotham Stakes Past Winners

Year | Winner | Jockey | Trainer | Owner | Time
2013 Vyjack | Joel Rosario | Rudy R. Rodriguez | Pick Six Racing | 01:44.1
2012 Hansen | RamonDominguez | Mike Maker | Dr. Kendall Hansen | 01:43.8
2011 Stay Thirsty | Ramon Dominguez | Todd Pletcher | Repole Stable | 01:44.8
2010 Awesome Act | Julien Leparoux | Jeremy Noseda | Susan Roy/Vinery Stables | 01:43.9
2009 I Want Revenge | Joseph Talamo | Jeff Mullins | David J. Lanzman | 01:42.7
2008 Visionaire | Jose Lezcano | Michael Matz | Team Valor/Vision Racing | 01:44.6
2007 Cowtown Cat | Ramon Dominguez | Todd A. Pletcher | Gulf Coast Farms/WinStar | 01:44.8
2006 Like Now | Fernando Jara | Kiaran McLaughlin | John J. Dillon | 01:43.2
2005 Survivalist | Richard Migliore | C. R. McGaughey III | Phipps Stable | 01:35.6
2004 Saratoga County | Javier Castellano | George Weaver | Evelyn M. Pollard | 01:35.5
2003 Alysweep | Richard Migliore | Patrick L. Reynolds | M. Dubb / M. Doneson | 01:40.6
2002 Mayakovsky | Edgar Prado | Patrick Biancone | Michael Tabor | 01:34.9
2001 Richly Blended | Rick Wilson | Ben Perkins, Jr. | Raymond Dweck | 01:35.1
2000 Red Bullet | Alex Solis | Joseph Orseno | Stronach Stables | 01:34.3
1999 Badge | Shaun Bridgmohan | Joseph Aquillino | Southbelle Stable | 01:34.7
1998 Wasatch | Jerry D. Bailey | Martin D. Wolfson | Frank Calabrese | 01:36.6
1997 Smokin Mel | John Velazquez | John DeStefano, Jr. | S. Port / E. Watchel | 01:34.4
1996 Romano Gucci | Julie Krone | Richard E. Dutrow | Herbert Kushner | 01:34.4
1995 TalkinMan | Mike E. Smith | Roger Attfield | Stollery & Kinghaven | 01:36.8
1994 Irgun | Jerry D. Bailey | Steven W. Young | B. & M. Chase | 01:36.3
1993 As Indicated | Caesar Bisono | Richard Schosberg | Heatherwood Farm | 01:36.2
1992 Lure | Mike E. Smith | C. R. McGaughey III | Claiborne Farm | 01:35.6
1992 Devil His Due | Herb McCauley | H. Allen Jerkens | Lion Crest Stable | 01:35.6
1991 Kyle's Our Man | Angel Cordero, Jr. | John M. Veitch | Darby Dan Farm | 01:34.7
1990 Thirty Six Red | Mike E. Smith | Nick Zito | B.Giles Brophy | 01:33.8