Gotham Stakes

  • Location: Aqueduct Racetrack, Jamaica, NY
  • Inaugural Race: 1953
  • Current Distance: 1 1/16 miles
  • Track Type: Left-Handed Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds
  • Status: Grade 3
  • 2020 Purse: $400,000
  • 2020 Race Date: Saturday, March 7th
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2019 Gotham Stakes Entries and Results

POST
HORSE
JOCKEY
TRAINER
WIN
PLACE
SHOW
5
Haikal
Rajiv Maragh
Kiaran P. McLaughlin
$10.80
$4.90
$2.90
3
Mind Control
John R. Velazquez
Gregory D. Sacco
$5.90
$3.30
6
Instagrand
Javier Castellano
Jerry Hollendorfer
$2.50
4
Much Better
Mike E. Smith
Bob Baffert
1
Family Biz
Kendrick Carmouche
Edward R. Barker
8
Tikhvin Flew
Dylan Davis
Steven M. Asmussen
2
Knicks Go
Jose Lezcano
Ben Colebrook
7
Not That Brady
Reylu Gutierrez
Rudy R. Rodriguez
Exotic Payoffs:
$2 Exacta (5-3) $48.00
$2 Trifecta (5-3-6) $208.48
$2 Superfecta (5-3-6-4) $705.00
 






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History of the Gotham Stakes

First run in 1953, the Gotham Stakes is the final prep for the Wood Memorial, the biggest race in the New York path to the Kentucky Derby.

It’s also one of the early races of the Road to the Kentucky Derby Championship series, with the first four home given points on a 50-20-10-5 basis. The 50 points earned by the winner almost certainly ensures they get a start in the Kentucky Derby.

Only one Gotham Stakes winner has gone on to win the Kentucky Derby, and that was Secretariat. It’s actually been a better guide to the other Triple Crown legs – the winners who then won Classics include Native Dancer, Jaipur, Easy Goer, and Red Bullet. Other outstanding winners include Fisherman, Career Boy, Dr. Fager, General Assembly, Gone West, Devil His Due, Lure, and Stay Thirsty.

Previous Winners of the Gotham

Year
Horse
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
2019
Haikal
Rajiv Maragh
Kiaran P. McLaughlin
Shadwell Stable
2018
Enticed
Junior Alvarado
Kiaran P. McLaughlin
Godolphin Racing, LLC
2017
J Boys Echo
Robby Albarado
Dale L. Romans
Betz/Blackburn/J. Betz/Ramsby/CNHHNK
2016
Shagaf
Irad Ortiz, Jr
Chad C. Brown
Shadwell Stable
2015
El Kabeir
Charles C. Lopez
John P. Terranova, II
Zayat Stables
2014
Samraat
Jose Ortiz
Richard Violette Jr.
My Meadowview Farm
2013
Vyjack
Joel Rosario
Rudy R. Rodriguez
Pick Six Racing
2012
Hansen
Ramon Dominguez
Mike Maker
Dr. Kendall Hansen
2011
Stay Thirsty
Ramon Dominguez
Todd Pletcher
Repole Stable
2010
Awesome Act
Julien Leparoux
Jeremy Noseda
Susan Roy/Vinery Stables