Northern Dancer Stakes

Northern Dancer Stakes
Grade III race
Northern Dancer Stakes
Location Churchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Inaugurated 2002
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance (1 1/16 miles) (8.5 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Purse US $150,000 Added

The Northern Dancer Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in mid-June at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

Named in honor of the horse, Northern Dancer, the Grade III stakes for three-year-olds is run on dirt over a distance of 8.5 furlongs (1 1/16 miles).

The race currently offers a purse of $150,000.

Canadian-bred and owned honoree Northern Dancer (1961–1990) won the 1964 Kentucky Derby in record time on the Churchill Downs track. He went on to win the Preakness Stakes and Queen's Plate. Retired from racing, Northern Dancer became the most important sire and sire of sires in the second half of the 20th century.


2010 Colizeo Garrett Gomez Todd Pletcher Wertheimer et Frere 1:43.60
2009 Successful Dan Julien Leparoux Charles Lopresti Morton Fink 1:43.30
2008 Pyro Shaun Bridgmohan Steve Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds 1:43.53
2007 Chelokee Ramon Dominguez Michael Matz Centennial Farms 1:42.46
2006 High Cotton Garrett Gomez Todd Pletcher Peachtree Stable 1:43.33
2005 Don't Get Mad Gary L. Stevens Ronald W. Ellis B. Wayne Hughes 1:42.46
2004 Suave III Rafael Bejarano Paul J. McGee Jay Em Ess Stable 1:44.50
2003 Champali Pat Day Gregory Foley Lloyd Madison Farm 1:34.69
2002 Danthebluegrassman Jerry Bailey Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 1:35.04

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