Sword Dancer Stakes

  • Location: Sarasota Race Course, Sarasota Springs, NY
  • Inaugural Race: 1975
  • Distance: 1 & 1/2 miles (12 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Three Year Olds and up
  • 2018 Purse: $1,000,000
  • 2018 Race Date: Saturday, August 25th

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2018 Sword Dancer Stakes Entries and Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
1Glorious Empire (IRE)Julien R. LeparouxJames L. Lawrence, II$33.40$14.40$9.80
7Channel MakerJoel RosarioWilliam I. Mott$8.20$5.30
2Spring QualityEdgar S. PradoH. Graham Motion$4.70
4Hi Happy (ARG)John R. VelazquezTodd A. Pletcher
5Highland SkyManuel FrancoBarclay Tagg
10Sadler's JoyJavier CastellanoThomas Albertrani
3FuntasticJose L. OrtizChad C. Brown
6Bigger PictureIrad Ortiz, Jr.Michael J. Maker
8SeahengeWayne LordanAidan P. O'Brien
9Revved UpJunior AlvaradoJorge R. Abreu

Exotic Payouts

  • $2 Exacta (1-7) Paid: $255.50
  • $2 Trifecta (1-7-2) Paid: $1,221.00
  • $2 Superfecta (1-7-2-4) Paid: $6,682.00

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The History of the Sword Dancer Stakes

First run in 1975, the Sword Dancer Stakes is a Grade I horse race run each year at the Saratoga Race Course. Named in honor of the 1959 Horse of the Year and Hall of Famer Sword Dancer, the race is also featured in the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series, allowing winners to compete in the Breeders’ Cup Turf.