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Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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08.30 2014

Woodward Stakes

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Saratoga Race Course

One of the premier races for Thoroughbreds age three and older, this race is named for prominent racehorse owner George Nicholas Woodward and it is run at a 1 1/8 miles (9 furlongs) on Saratoga Race Course’s main track.  

First run in 1954, the Woodward has been won by equine greats such as Sword Dancer, Kelso, Forego, Seattle Slew, Affirmed, Cigar, Curlin, and Rachel Alexandra. In addition, Spectacular Bid won the 1980 race in a walkover when no one wanted to face him.

Forego held control of the Woodward trophy for four consecutive years, winning from 1974-1977 with two different jockeys. Also during that time frame, Bill Shoemaker and Angel Cordero had a stranglehold on the Woodward winner's circle, winning nine of the 10 Woodwards run from 1976-1985. Since 2005, John Velazquez has won three editions of the race.

  • Race Number: 11
  • Date of Race: August 30, 2014
  • Current Purse: $600,000
  • Location: Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
  • Track: Saratoga Race Course
  • Distance: 1 1/8 miles
  • Surface: Dirt
  • Horse Age: 3-year-olds and older

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Date 08.30.2014

Race NameWoodward Stakes

Track Saratoga

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