Just A Game Stakes: Race Info & Results

  • Location: Belmont Park
  • Inaugural Race: 1994
  • Distance: 1 mile (8 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-Handed Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Fillies & Mares, four-years-old and up
  • 2015 Purse: $750,000
A photo of Coffee Clique, the winner of the 2014 Just A Game Stakes

Video of the 2014 Just A Game Stakes

Check out footage of the 2014 running of the Just A Game Stakes, where jockey Javier Castellano rode Coffee Clique to a first place finish!


A Brief History of the Just A Game Stakes

Every year in June, Belmont Park host the Just A Game Stakes, a Grade I race open to fillies and mares ages four and up. Inaugurated in 1994, the one mile race was named after the filly Just A Game, who gained notoriety racing in both the US and in Ireland. In 1980, the horse won an Eclipse Award as the American Champion Female Turf Horse, becoming the second ever winner of the title.

Past entries of the Just A Game Stakes include several notable horses, including Caress (1994 & 1995 winners), Perfect Sting (2000 winner), My Typhoon (2007 winner), and Ventura (2008 winner).


Just A Game Stakes – Race Records

Scroll over any box below to view the historical records for the Just A Game Stakes:

Speed record

1:32.34
Tapitsfly – 2012

Most Wins by a Jockey

3
Jerry Bailey (1997, 2000, 2004)

Most Wins by a Trainer

3
William I. Mott (1994, 2005, 2007)

Most Wins by an Owner

2
Harbor View Farm (1995, 1996) & Juddmonte Farms (2004, 2008)

Historical Results for the Just A Game Stakes

In the table below, you will find a full record of the results of the Just A Game Stakes, including winning horses, jockeys, trainers, and owners.

YearWinnerJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
2014Coffee CliqueJavier CastellanoBrian A. LynchAmerman Racing01:32.5
2013Stephanie's KittenJohn VelazquezWayne M. CatalanoKen & Sarah Ramsey01:36.3
2012TapitsflyRamon DominguezDale RomansFrank Jones Jr.01:32.3
2011C.S. SilkJavier CastellanoDale RomansPacella/Barbara/Bonomo01:40.5
2010ProvisoMike E. SmithWilliam I. MottJuddmonte Farms01:34.1
2009DiamondrellaRajiv MaraghAngel Penna, Jr.Castletop Stable01:36.5
2008VenturaGarrett GomezRobert J. FrankelJuddmonte Farms01:32.7
2007My TyphoonEddie CastroWilliam I. MottLive Oak Racing01:34.9
2006GorellaJulien LeparouxPatrick BianconeMartin S. Schwartz01:37.1
2005Sand SpringsJohn VelazquezWilliam I. MottSangster Family Stable01:33.1
2004IntercontinentalJerry BaileyRobert J. FrankelJuddmonte Farms01:33.3
2003MarienskyJose A. SantosChristophe ClementWaterville Lake Stable01:43.3
2002BabaeJorge F. ChavezFrank A. AlexanderJoseph P. Platt, Jr.01:34.6
2001License FeePat DayW. Elliott WaldenWinstar Farm01:32.6
2000Perfect StingJerry BaileyJoe OrsenoStronach Stables01:34.5
1999Cozy BluesJorge F. ChavezH. James BondSandy & Joanne Dew01:33.3
1998Witchful ThinkingChris McCarronNiall O'CallaghanLeslie R. Grimm01:33.5
1997Memories of SilverJerry BaileyJames J. TonerJoan & John Phillips01:32.9
1996CaressRobbie DavisH. Allen JerkensHarbor View Farm01:33.3
1995CaressRobbie DavisH. Allen JerkensHarbor View Farm01:32.5
1994Elizabeth BayMike E. SmithWilliam I. MottSheikh Mohammed01:32.8