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Gotham Stakes

Date: March 07, 15
Purse: $400,000
Grade: III
Type: Thoroughbred
Distance: 8.5 Furlongs
Age: 3 Year Old
Sex: Both
Turf: Dirt

Aqueduct Racetrack
110-00 Rockaway Blvd
Jamaica, New York, 11417


Dual G2 stakes winner Overanalyze is the 5/2 morning line favorite for the 61 st running of the 400,000 G3 Gotham Stakes over Aqueduct s inner track. The 1 1/16m contest awards 50-20-10-5 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the top four finishers and 11 were entered to challenge the Todd Pletcher trainee. Overanalyze, who has raced exclusively in graded stakes since breaking his maiden at first asking last August, has only been off-the-board once. The son of Dixie Union will reunite with jockey John Valazquez, who was aboard for his debut and also when the colt won the G2 Futurity S. at Belmont Park at the end of September. Unbeaten Vyjack also has two stakes victories on his resume, having taken the non-graded Traskwood in his 2 nd start and then the G2 Jerome S. to launch his sophomore season. Joel Rosario travels from Florida to replace Cornelio Velasquez in the irons. Siete de Oros was a narrow loser to Vyjack in the Jerome before relinquishing the lead late and finishing 3 rd in the G3 Withers S. over this course. Withers runner up Escapefromreality only missed by a neck to Revolutionary in that one and was 1 3/4 lengths in front of Siete de Oros. Amerigo Vespucci is another Withers alum in this bunch, having finished 4 th in that contest. Prior to that, he was 3 rd behind Vyjack and Siete de Oros in the Jerome and earned place honors in two 100k Laurel stakes as a juvenile. Frank Whitely S. champ Ore Pass was absolutely stellar in his debut then disappointed as the heavy favorite in a Parx allowance before taking his stakes debut. Sky Captain invades from South Florida after scratching when he drew an unfavorable outside post in Gulfstream Park s Fountain of Youth S. He wasn t flatted when his 1/26 conqueror, Cerro, flopped in that Gulfstream stakes. West Hills Giant, winner of the New York Breeders Futurity last September, should improve off of his good 3 rd in the Java Gold S. to start his sophomore season. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin enters a trio of maiden winners, Elnaawi and the coupled pair of Transparent and Now and Then. The former will race on Lasix for the 1 st time and is a half brother to To Honor and Serve. Maiden Champion Boy was thrown to the wolves in the Withers off a 3 rd -place run in his career debut and will likely be every bit of his 30/1 morning line odds.
Gotham Stakes is a Grade3 horse racing event that is organized at Aqueduct. It has a purse value of 400,000. Horses that can cover a distance of 8.5 furlongs may participate in the race.

Gotham Stakes Past Winners

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Owner Time
2012 Hansen Mike Maker Ramon Dominguez Dr. Kendall Hansen 1:43.84
2011 Stay Thirsty Todd Pletcher Ramon Dominguez Repole Stable 1:44.78
2010 Awesome Act Jeremy Noseda Julien Leparoux Susan Roy/Vinery Stables 1:43.85
2009 I Want Revenge Jeff Mullins Joseph Talamo David J. Lanzman 1:42.65
2008 Visionaire Michael Matz Jose Lezcano Team Valor/Vision Racing 1:44.60
2007 Cowtown Cat Todd A. Pletcher Ramon Dominguez Gulf Coast Farms/ WinStar 1:44.75
2006 Like Now Kiaran McLaughlin Fernando Jara John J. Dillon 1:43.17
2005 Survivalist C. R. McGaughey III Richard Migliore Phipps Stable 1:35.61
2004 Saratoga County George Weaver Javier Castellano Evelyn M. Pollard 1:35.53
2003 Alysweep Patrick L. Reynolds Richard Migliore M. Dubb / M. Doneson 1:40.60
2002 Mayakovsky Patrick Biancone Edgar Prado Michael Tabor 1:34.90
2001 Richly Blended Ben Perkins, Jr. Rick Wilson Raymond Dweck 1:35.14
2000 Red Bullet Joseph Orseno Alex Solis Stronach Stables 1:34.27
1999 Badge Joseph Aquillino Shaun Bridgmohan Southbelle Stable 1:34.72
1998 Wasatch Martin D. Wolfson Jerry D. Bailey Frank Calabrese 1:36.56
1997 Smokin Mel John DeStefano, Jr. John Velazquez S. Port / E. Watchel 1:34.38
1996 Romano Gucci Richard E. Dutrow Julie Krone Herbert Kushner 1:34.40
1995 Talkin Man Roger Attfield Mike E. Smith Kinghaven 1:36.82
1994 Irgun Steven W. Young Jerry D. Bailey B. & M. Chase 1:36.27
1993 As Indicated Richard Schosberg Caesar Bisono Heatherwood Farm 1:36.24
1992 Lure C. R. McGaughey III Mike E. Smith Claiborne Farm 1:35.63
1992 Devil His Due H. Allen Jerkens Herb McCauley Lion Crest Stable 1:35.63
1991 Kyle's Our Man John M. Veitch Angel Cordero, Jr. Darby Dan Farm 1:34.69
1990 Thirty Six Red Nick Zito Mike E. Smith B. Giles Brophy 1:33.80
1989 Easy Goer C. R. McGaughey III Pat Day Ogden Phipps 1:32.40
1988 Private Terms Charles Hadry Chris Antley Locust Hill Farm 1:34.80
1987 Gone West Woody Stephens Robbie Davis Hickory Tree Stable 1:34.60
1986 Mogambo Leroy Jolley Jacinto Vasquez Peter M. Brant 1:34.60
1985 Eternal Prince John J. Lenzini, Jr. Richard Migliore Brian J. Hurst, Jr. 1:35.80
1984 Bear Hunt Roger Laurin Don MacBeth Taylor Purchase Farm 1:40.40
1983 Assault Landing Charles Hadry Vince Bracciale, Jr. Locust Hill Farm 1:35.80
1983 Chas Conerly Mervin Marks Jeffrey Fell Daniel Lavezzo, Jr. 1:36.60
1982 Air Forbes Won Frank LaBoccetta Michael Venezia Edward Anchel 1:35.60
1981 Proud Appeal Stanley M. Hough Jeffrey Fell Malcolm H. Winfield 1:33.60
1980 Colonel Moran Thomas J. Kelly Jorge Velasquez Townsend B. Martin 1:37.00
1979 General Assembly Leroy Jolley Jacinto Vasquez Bertram R. Firestone 1:43.60
1978 Slap Jack Lou M. Goldfine Jorge Velasquez Jerry Frankel 1:38.60
1977 Cormorant James P. Simpson Danny Wright Charles Berry, Jr. 1:43.60
1976 Zen David A. Whiteley Jacinto Vasquez Pen Y Bryn Farm 1:35.60
1975 Laramie Trail Jose A. Martin Mike Venezia Joseph M. Roebling 1:38.00
1975 Singh John W. Russell Angel Cordero, Jr. Cynthia Phipps 1:37.00
1974 Stonewalk Daniel Lopez Miguel A. Rivera Timberland Stable 1:36.00
1974 Rube The Great Frank Martin Miguel A. Rivera Sigmund Sommer 1:35.20
1973 Secretariat Lucien Laurin Ron Turcotte Meadow Stable 1:33.40
1972 Freetex William T. Raymond Chuck Baltazar Middletown Stable 1:36.40
1971 Good Behaving John P. Campo Ron Turcotte Neil Hellman 1:36.00
1970 Native Royalty John T. Davis Angel Cordero, Jr. Happy Valley Farm 1:36.20
1969 Dike Lucien Laurin Jorge Velasquez Claiborne Farm 1:34.80
1968 Verbatim James P. Conway John L. Rotz Elmendorf Farm 1:34.00
1967 Dr. Fager John A. Nerud Manuel Ycaza Tartan Stable 1:35.20
1966 Stupendous Edward A. Neloy Pete Anderson Wheatley Stable 1:34.60
1965 Flag Raiser Hirsch Jacobs Bobby Ussery Isidor Bieber 1:36.60
1964 Mr. Moonlight Nick Combest John Combest Mrs. Magruder Dent 1:37.20
1963 Debbysman Robert Dotter Larry Adams Gustave Ring 1:34.60
1962 Jaipur Bert Mulholland Bill Shoemaker George D. Widener, Jr. 1:37.00
1961 Ambiopoise Thomas M. Waller Bobby Ussery Robert Lehman 1:35.80
1960 John William G. Auerbach Sam Boulmetis Merrick Stable 1:36.40
1959 Atoll Ray Metcalf Eddie Arcaro Elkcam Stable 1:43.00
1958 Oh Johnny Norman R. McLeod William Boland Mrs. Wallace Gilroy 1:43.60
1957 Mister Jive George M. Carter Hedley Woodhouse J. L. Appelbaum 1:45.60
1956 Career Boy Sylvester Veitch Eric Guerin C. V. Whitney 1:45.60
1955 Go Lightly James McGee Joe Culmone Roslyn Farm 1:46.60
1954 Fisherman Sylvester Veitch Hedley Woodhouse C. V. Whitney 1:46.20
1953 Native Dancer William C. Winfrey Eric Guerin Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 1:44.20
1953 Laffango Merritt Buxton Nick Shuk Trio Stable 1:44.00

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