Black-Eyed Susan Stakes


Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

Horseraces infobox
class = Grade II
horse race = Black-Eyed Susan Stakes


caption =
location = Pimlico Race Course
Baltimore, Maryland flagicon|USA
inaugurated = 1919
race type = Thoroughbred - Flat racing
website = [http://www.preakness.com/BlackEyedSusanDay/ Black-Eyed Susan Day]
distance = 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
track = Dirt, left-handed
qualification = Three-year-old fillies
weight = 122 lb (55.3 kg)
purse = $250,000
bonuses =
The Black-Eyed Susan Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The race is open to three-year-old fillies willing to race one and one-eighth miles on the dirt and currently offers a purse of $250,000.

The Black-Eyed Susan was given graded stakes race status in 1973 and has been a Grade II event since 1976. First run in 1919 as the Pimlico Oaks, in 1952 the name was changed to its present style. The inaugural edition was won by Milkmaid who went on to earn United States Champion 3-Yr-Old Filly honors. Milkmaid's owner J. K. L. Ross had a very good 1919 racing campaign, also winning the first U.S. Triple Crown with the colt Sir Barton.

In its 85th running in 2009, the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes is one of three races that are the de facto distaff counterparts to the Triple Crown races, along with the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs and the Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park. They have not, however, been officially referred to as the "Filly Triple Crown." That distinction goes to three races run at Belmont and Saratoga Race Course in New York, now officially called the Triple Tiara to avoid trademark conflicts. However, consideration has been given within the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), the sport's governing body in the United States, to change the Triple Tiara series to the Kentucky Oaks, Black-Eyed Susan and Acorn.

Davona Dale is the only filly to win the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, Kentucky Oaks, Acorn Stakes, Mother Goose Stakes, and Coaching Club American Oaks. Nellie Morse is the only winner to also win the Preakness Stakes.

Winners since 1999

* Smart N Pretty won the 2006 race but was disqualified from first place for interference.

Earlier winners


*1998 - Added Gold
*1997 - Salt It
*1996 - Mesabi Maiden
*1995 - Serena's Song
*1994 - Calipha
*1993 - Aztec Hill
*1992 - Miss Legality
*1991 - Wide Country
*1990 - Charon
*1989 - Imaginary Lady
*1988 - Costly Shoes
*1987 - Grecian Flight
*1986 - Family Style
*1985 - Koluctoos Jill
*1984 - Lucky Lucky Lucky
*1983 - Batna
*1982 - Delicate Ice
*1981 - Dame Mysterieuse
*1980 - Weber City Miss
*1979 - Davona Dale
*1978 - Caesars Wish
*1977 - Small Raja
*1976 - What A Summer
*1975 - My Juliet
*1974 - Blowing Rock

*1973 - Fish Wife
*1972 - Summer Guest
*1971 - At arms Length
*1970 - Office Queen
*1969 - Process Shot
*1968 - Singing Rain
*1967 - Farest Nan
*1966 - Holly - O
*1965 - Sue Baru
*1964 - Bold Queen
*1963 - Nalee
*1962 - Batter Up
*1961 - Funloving
*1960 - Airmans Guide
*1959 - Toluene
*1958 - Daumay
*1957 - Pillow Talk
*1956 - Princess Turia
*1955 - High Voltage
*1954 - Queen Hopeful
*1953 - Spinning Top
*1952 - Real Delight
*1951 - Discreet
*1949 - Wistful III

*1948 - Scattered
*1947 - But Why Not
*1946 - Red Shoes
*1945 - Gallorette
*1944 - Twilight Tear
*1943 - Askmenow
*1942 - Vagrancy
*1941 - Cis Marion
*1940 - Fairy Chant
*1939 - Alms
*1938 - Sketchbook
*1937 - Sweet Desire
*1931 - Dark Magnet
*1930 - Flimsy
*1929 - Altitude
*1928 - Princess tina
*1927 - Pandera
*1926 - Rapture
*1924 - Nellie Morse
*1923 - Gadfly
*1922 - Dinahmeur
*1921 - Careful
*1920 - Cleopatra
*1919 - Milkmaid


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