|The Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes
is an American Grade 1 flat horse race for thoroughbred three-year-olds
and up and is run over 1 mile on turf at Keeneland Race Course in
Lexington, Kentucky. Inaugurated in 1986, the Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes
is run every year in October and offers a $600,000 purse.
The Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes got its name from its sponsor Shadwell
Farm in Kentucky, and is well known for attracting exceptionally strong
fields of up-and-coming sprinters. As part of the Breeders' Cup
Challenge 'Win and You're In ' program, the winner earns a guaranteed
spot in the Breeders' Cup Mile.
When it was launched, the Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes was a listed race.
In 1998 it received a Gr 3 listing which was upgraded to a Gr 2 listing
in 1998. In 2002 the race received its Gr 1 rating. From 1986 until 1993
it was run over 1 1/8 miles and in 1994 was shortened to its current 1
In 2000, Altibr set the fastest time over 1 mile in the Shadwell in
1:33.72. Dumaani is the only horse to win the Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes
twice (in 1995 and 1996), while top trainer Kiaran McLaughlin has three
wins to his name (in 1995, 1996 and 2000).
In terms of jockey records, since the Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes was
launched only three jockeys have won the race more than once - Jerry Bailey in 1986 and 2001, Julie Krone in 1995 and 1996, and Edgar Prado
in 2002 and 2003.