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Sword Dancer Invitational


40th Running on Sunday, August 17, 2014

$500,000 1 1/2 3&UP (Turf) Grade: I

Year:Horse:AgeWt.TimeOwnerTrainerJockeyValueReplay
2013 Big Blue Kitten 5 123 2:26.46 Ramsey, Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Chad C. Brown Joe Bravo $360,000
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2012 Point of Entry 4 123 2:26.40 Phipps Stable Claude R. McGaughey III John R. Velazquez $360,000
replay
2011 Winchester 6 120 2:26.74 Firestone, Mr. and Mrs. Bertram R. Christophe Clement Cornelio H. Velasquez $300,000
replay
2010 Telling 6 120 2:25.29 Lieblong, Alex and JoAnn Steve Hobby Garrett K. Gomez $300,000
replay
2009 Telling 5 116 2:25.43 Lieblong, Alex and JoAnn Steve Hobby Javier Castellano $300,000
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2008 Grand Couturier (GB) 5 120 2:32.21 Marc Keller Robert Ribaudo Alan Garcia $300,000
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2007 Grand Couturier (GB) 4 117 2:26.59 Marc Keller Robert Ribaudo Calvin Borel $300,000
2006 Go Deputy 6 118 2:26.78 Wertheimer and Frere Todd Pletcher Eibar Coa $300,000
2005 King's Drama (IRE) 5 116 2:27.4 Gary A. Tanaka Robert J. Frankel Jorge Chavez $300,000
2004 Better Talk Now 5 118 2:28 2/5 Bushwood Stables H. Graham Motion Ramon Dominguez $300,000
2003 Whitmore's Conn 5 115 2:28 Michael & Lynn Shanley Randy Schulhofer Jean-Luc Samyn $300,000
2002 With Anticipation 7 120 2:24 Augustin Stable Jonathan Sheppard Pat Day $300,000
2001 With Anticipation 6 114 2:26 2/5 Augustin Stable Jonathan Sheppard Pat Day $300,000
2000 John's Call 9 114 2:32 Trillium Stable Thomas H. Voss Jean-Luc Samyn $300,000
1999 Honor Glide 5 116 2:28 1/5 Robert G. Schaedle Christophe Clement Jose Santos $240,000
1998 Cetewayo 4 115 2:29 2/5 John A. Chandler Michael W. Dickinson John R. Velazquez $180,000
1997 Awad 7 117 2:23 1/5 Ryehill Farm David Donk Pat Day $150,000
1996 Broadway Flyer 5 118 2:32 Sultan & Bienstock William Mott Mike Smith $150,000
1995 Kiri's Clown 6 114 2:25 4/5 Cobble View Stable Phil Johnson Mike Luzzi $150,000
1994 Alex The Great 5 118 2:28 3/5 Vistas Stables Rodney Rash Pat Valenzuela $150,000
1993 Spectacular Tide 4 112 2:30 1/5 Royal Lines Stable Stanley M. Hough Julie Krone $120,000
1992 Fraise 4 113 2:25 4/5 Mrs. Allen E. Paulson William I. Mott Jerry Bailey $150,000
1991 Dr. Root 4 109 2:25 2/5 Barry K. Schwartz Vincent L. Blengs Jean-Luc Samyn $150,000
1990 El Senor 6 119 2:28 William W. Wright William W. Wright Angel Cordero Jr. $140,400
1989 El Senor 5 118 2:27 Frances W. Luro William W. Wright Herb McCauley $139,920
1988 Anka Germania 6 117 2:32 1/5 Fernwood Stable Thomas Skiffington Craig Perret $141,120
1987 Theatrical 5 122 2:26 Bertram R. Firestone William I. Mott Randy Romero $133,080
1986 Southern Sultan 5 109 2:39 3/5 Buckland Farm Ross Pearce Robbie Davis $143,460
1985 Tri For Size 4 110 2:33 1/5 Rory Green Stable Michael C. Sedlacek Robert Thibeau Jr. $151,320
1984 Majesty's Prince 5 124 2:31 John DeWitt Marsh Joseph B. Cantey Eddie Maple $149,820
1983 Majesty's Prince 4 120 2:34 2/5 John DeWitt Marsh Joseph B. Cantey Eddie Maple $141,600
1982 Lemhi Gold 4 126 2:26 Aaron U. Jones Lazaro S. Barrera Chris McCarron $99,000
1981 John Henry 6 126 2:26 4/5 Dotsam Stable Victor J. Nickerson Bill Shoemaker $97,380
1980 Tiller 6 126 2:25 1/5 William Haggin Perry David A. Whiteley Ruben Hernandez $96,660
1979 Darby Creek Road 4 119 1:41 3/5 Joseph Allen Howard M. Tesher Angel Cordero Jr. $34,320
1978 True Colors 4 114 1:41 Robert Billips Willard C. Freeman Michael Venezia $34,020
1977 Effervescing 4 117 1:39 3/5 Ogden Phipps John W. Russell Angel Cordero Jr. $33,690
1976 Arabian Law 112 1:10 3/5 Lazy F Ranch David A. Whiteley Jacinto Vasquez $26,535
1975 Gallant Bob 126 1:09 3/5 Robert Horton Joseph D. Marquette Gerard Gallitano $27,630

First run in 1975, the Sword Dancer is named for the Hall of Fame thoroughbred who was bred and owned by Mrs. Isabel Dodge Sloane's Brookmeade Stable and trained by Elliott Burch. As a 3-year-old in 1959, Sword Dancer finished second in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness – losing the former by a nose to Tomy Lee – and won the Belmont Stakes, Metropolitan Handicap, Travers, Woodward, and Jockey Club Gold Cup en route to multiple year-end honors, including Horse of the Year. In 39 career starts, Sword Dancer competed only three times on grass, with his best finishes a second in the 1960 United Nations Handicap and a third in his final start, the Man o’ War at Belmont the same year. A 1 ½-mile turf race since 1980, the Sword Dancer moved from Belmont Park to Saratoga in 1992. From 1994-2003, it was run as an invitational handicap.