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Rushaway Stakes

Race Name Grade Track
Rushaway Stakes Ungraded Turfway Park Rushaway Stakes

Rushaway Stakes

The Rushaway Stakes is an annual American ungraded race for three-year-old thoroughbreds at Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky, and is contested over 1 mile on dirt. It boasts a purse of $100,000 and acknowledged to be a prep race for the Kentucky Derby which is run in May at Churchill Downs Racecourse.

The Rushaway Stakes was named after a colt called Rushaway, a black colt that was born in 1933 and ran in more than 100 races. In 1936 Rushaway won the Illinois Derby, and the same day he was transported to Kentucky to compete in the Latonia Derby the next day. Incredibly, he actually won the Latonia Derby.

Inaugurated in 1988, the Rushaway Stakes is a pretty new race. One of its better-known winners, Brass Hat (2004), went on to win both the New Orleans Handicap and the Donn Handicap in 2006 and the Massachusetts Handicap in 2007. In 2000, champion jockey Garrett Gomez won the Rushaway Stakes aboard Ronton.

Rushaway Stakes - Past Winners

2004 Brass Hat
2005 Cat Shaker
2006 High Cotton
2007 Dominican
2008 Big Glen

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