|The Frizette Stakes is an
American Grade 1 flat horse race for thoroughbred two-year-old fillies
run at Belmont Park in New York over 1 mile on dirt in October each
year. With its lucrative $400,000 purse and Gr 1 status, it is one of
the most important preliminary races for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile
Inaugurated in 1945, the Frizette Stakes was named after Frizette, a
filly that belonged to well-known Wall Street stock broker and leading
racehorse breeder and owner, James R. Keene, who died in 1913. The
Frizette Stakes is the filly equivalent of the Champagne Stakes for
As part of the Breeders' Cup World Championship Challenge 'Win and
You're In' program, the winner of the Frizette Stakes earns an automatic
berth in that year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, a race famous for
showcasing many of America's top fillies.
In its first-ever running, the Frizette Stakes was hosted in the now
defunct Jamaica Racetrack in Queens, NYC. In 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964,
1965, 1966 and 1967 it was run at New York's Aqueduct Racetrack, and in
all other years - except for 1949 to 1951 - it has been run at Belmont
Park in Elmont, New York.
While over the years the Frizette Stakes has been run over various
distances, over 1 mile three horses have shared the fastest time of
1:35.40: Queen Of The Stage in 1967, Golferette in 1978 and Meadow Star
in 1990. Jockey Jerry D. Bailey has won the race a record four times: in
1992, 1997, 1998 and 2000.