Lexington Stakes

Lexington Stakes Race Information

Location: Keeneland Race Course - Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Inaugural Race: 1936
Race type: Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Distance: 1 & 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track: Polytrack, left-handed
Qualification: Three-year-olds
Weight: Assigned
Purse: $200,000
Grade III race

The Lexington Stakes is sponsored by, Coolmore Stud, the world's largest breeding operation of thoroughbred racehorses, located in Ireland.

Lexington has been known as a major center for Thoroughbred breeding since the late 18th century due to the high calcium content in the soils of the Inner Bluegrass Region, which leads to stronger bones and greater durability in horses.

Lexington, KY is the second-largest city in Kentucky and the 62nd largest in the United States. Known as the "Horse Capital of the World", it is located in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass region.

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Lexington Stakes Past Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
2024 Encino Florent Geroux Brad Cox Godolphin 1:43.93
2023 First Mission Luis Saez Brad Cox Godolphin 1:43.74
2022 Tawny Port Florent Geroux Brad Cox Peachtree Stable 1:45.24
2021 King Fury Brian Hernandez Jr. Kenneth G. McPeek Fern Circle Stables & Three Chimneys Farm 1:43.50
2019 Owendale Florent Geroux Brad Cox Rupp Racing 1:44.14

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