The Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes is for three year old Colts and Geldings (123 lbs.); Fillies (118 lbs.) The $550,000 purse will be split as follows: 1% to all owners of horses finishing 7th through last, 60% of the remaining purse shall be paid to the owner of the winner plus 50 Road To The Kentucky Derby Points, 20% to second plus 20 Road To The Kentucky Derby Points; 10% to third plus 10 Road To The Kentucky Derby Points; 5% to fourth plus 5 Road To The Kentucky Derby Points; 3% to fifth and 2% to sixth.
Kentucky Derby Prep Race
The Spiral Stakes is part of the Kentucky Derby Prep Races - Championship Series, where the first four finishers will receive the following points in their race for the roses: 1st - 50points, 2nd - 20points, 3rd - 10points, 4th - 5points.
2014 Spiral Stakes
The Spiral Stakes will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Turfway Park. Nominations closed with a total of 137 horses but the starting line up is limited to 12. Final entries for the Spiral Stakes will be drawn Wednesday, March 19, at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati which is an invitation only event.
Spiral Stakes Race Information
Location: Turfway Park, Florence, Kentucky, United States
Inauguratal Race: 1972
Race type: Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Distance: 1 1/8 miles (9 furlongs)
Track: PolyTrack, left-handed
Grade III race
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Spiral Stakes Past Winners
Year - Winner - Jockey - Trainer - Owner - Time
2013 - Black Onyx - Joe Bravo - Kelly Breen - Sterling Racing - 01:52.0
2012 - Went the Day Well - John Velazquez - H. Graham Motion - Team Valor/Ford - 01:51.3
2011 - Animal Kingdom - Alan Garcia - H. Graham Motion - Team Valo - r 01:52.3
2010 - Dean's Kitten - Cornelio Velasquez - Michael J. Maker - Ken and Sarah Ramsey - 01:50.6
2009 - Hold Me Back - Kent Desormeaux - William I. Mott - WinStar Farm - 01:49.6
2008 - Adriano - Edgar Prado - H. Graham Motion - Courtlandt Farms - 01:50.2
2007 - Hard Spun - Mario G. Pino - J. Larry Jone - s Fox Hill Farms Inc. - 01:49.4
2006 - With A City - Brice Blanc - Michael J. Maker - Equirace - 01:51.1
2005 - Flower Alley - Jorge Chavez - Todd A. Pletcher - Melnyk Racing Stables - 01:50.3
2004 - Sinister G - Paul Toscano - John Toscano, Jr. -. John T. Toscano III et al. - 01:50.7
2003 - New York Hero - Norberto Arroyo, Jr - . Jennifer Pedersen - Paraneck Stable - 01:50.7
2002 - Perfect Drift - Ed Delahoussaye - Murray W. Johnson - Stonecrest Farm - 01:48.8
2001 - Balto Star - Mark Guidry - Todd A. Pletcher - Anstu Stable - 01:47.2
2000 - Globalize - Francisco Torres - Jerry Hollendorfer - Howard Litt et al - . 01:49.2
1999 - Stephen Got Even - Shane Sellers - Nick Zito - Stephen Hilbert - 01:49.0
1998 - Event of the Year - Russell Baze - Jerry Hollendorfer - Golden Eagle Farm - 01:47.0
1997 - Concerto - Carlos Marquez, Jr. - John J. Tammaro III - Kinsman Stable - 01:48.2
1996 - Roar - Mike E. Smith - C. R. McGaughey III - Claiborne/Dilschneider - 01:49.6
1995 - Serena's Song - Corey Nakatani - D. Wayne Lukas - Bob & Beverly Lewis - 01:49.6
1994 - Polar Expedition - Curt Bourque - Hugh H. Robertson - James Cody - 01:49.0
1993 - Prairie Bayou - Chris McCarron - Thomas Bohannan - Loblolly Stable - 01:50.8
1992 - Lil E. Tee - Pat Da - y Lynn S. Whiting - W. Cal Partee - 01:53.4
1991 - Hansel - Jerry D. Bailey - Frank L. Brothers - Lazy Lane Farm - 01:46.6
1990 - Summer Squal - l Pat Day - Neil J. Howard - Dogwood Stable - 01:49.4