The Black-Eyed Susan Stakes: Race History & Key Facts
- Location: Pimlico Race Course
- Inaugural Race: 1919
- Distance: 1 & 1/8 miles (9 furlongs)
- Track Type: Left-Handed Dirt
- Age Qualifications: Three-year-old fillies
- 2015 Purse: $500,000
Video of the 2014 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
Check out footage of the 2014 running of the Black Eyed Susan Stakes, where jockey Javier Castellano rode Stopchargingmaria to a first place finish!
A Brief History of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
The Black-Eyed Susan Stakes race is hosted annually at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The race dates back to 1919 and was given graded stakes status in 1973.
Today, the Grade 2, three-year-old filly race covers a distance of 1 & 1/8th miles, with a purse of $500,000. Milkmaid was the first winner in 1973 and went on to earn United States Champion 3-Yr-Old Filly Honors. In fact, twenty three fillies that won the Black-Eyed Susan went on to be named a Champion.
The Black-Eyed Susan Stakes is a counterpart to the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing alongside the Kentucky Oaks and the Acorn Stakes. These races are often unofficially referred to as the “Filly Triple Crown”. Officially, the “Filly Triple Crown” is known as the Triple Tiara of Thoroughbred Racing and consists of three races held at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course in New York. Recently, there has been talk among officials to change the Triple Tiara Series to include the Black-Eyed Susan, the Kentucky Oaks and the Mother Goose Stakes.
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. The only Black-Eyed Susan winner to also win the Preakness Stakes is Nillie Morse.
Other notable entries into the race include Royal Delta, Serena’s Song, Office Queen, Airman’s Guide, and Real Delight.
Black-Eyed Susan Stakes – Race Records
Scroll over any box below to view the historical records & results for the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes:
Historical Results for the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
In the table below, view a records of the winning trainers, thoroughbreds, jockeys, and times for every Kentucky Oaks race.
|2014||Stopchargingmaria||Javier Castellano||Todd Pletcher|
|2013||Fiftyshadesofhay||Joel Rosario||Bob Baffert|
|2012||In Lingerie||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher|
|2011||Royal Delta||Jose Lezcano||William I. Mott|
|2010||Acting Happy||Jose Lezcano||Richard Dutrow|
|2009||Payton d'Oro||Terry Thompson||J. Larry Jones|
|2008||Sweet Vendetta||Channing Hill||Gary C. Contessa|
|2007||Panty Raid||Edgar Prado||Todd Pletcher|
|2006||Regal Engagement*||Ramon Dominguez||Thomas M. Bush|
|2005||Spun Sugar||John Velazquez||Todd A. Pletcher|
|2004||Yearly Report||Jerry Bailey||Bob Baffert|
|2003||Roar Emotion||John Velazquez||Carlos Martin|
|2002||Chamrousse||Jerry Bailey||Niall O'Callaghan|
|2001||Two Item Limit||Richard Migliore||Stephen DiMauro|
|2000||Jostle||Kent Desormeaux||John Servis|
|1999||Silverbulletday||Gary L. Stevens||Bob Baffert|
|1998||Added Gold||John Velazquez||John P. Campo|
|1997||Salt It||Carlos Marquez||Deborah Bodner|
|1996||Mesabi Maiden||Mike E. Smith||Shug McGaughey|
|1995||Serena's Song||Gary L. Stevens||D. Wayne Lukas|
|1994||Calipha||Rick Wilson||Bud Delp|
|1993||Aztec Hill||Mike E. Smith||Tom Bohannan|
|1992||Miss Legality||Chris McCarron||Sonny Hine|
|1991||Wide Country||Santos Chavez||Robert W. Camac|
|1990||Charon||Craig Perret||Eugene Navarro|
|1989||Imaginary Lady||Gary L. Stevens||D. Wayne Lukas|
|1988||Costly Shoes||Pat Day||Ross Pearce|
|1987||Grecian Flight||Craig Perret||Joseph H. Pierce|
|1986||Family Style||Chris McCarron||D. Wayne Lukas|
|1985||Koluctoos Jill||Chris McCarron||Bruce N. Levine|
|1984||Lucky Lucky Lucky||Angel Cordero, Jr.||D. Wayne Lukas|
|1983||Batna||Lisa D. Ruch||Glenn L. Ballenger|
|1982||Delicate Ice||Don Brumfield||James W. Murphy|
|1981||Dame Mysterieuse||Eddie Maple||Woody Stephens|
|1980||Weber City Miss||Vincent Bracciale||Howard M. Tesher|