Belmont Park

Complete List of Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Winners, Champions Every Year

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Location – Belmont Park

Distance – 1 ½ Miles

Surface – Turf

Purse – $600,000

Restrictions – Three-year-olds and up

YearWinnerJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
2015Big Blue KittenJoe BravoChad C. BrownSarah & Ken Ramsey2:23.39
2014Main SequenceRajiv MaraghGraham MotionFlaxman Holdings2:26.32
2013Little MikeMike E. SmithDale L. RomansPriscilla Vaccarezza2:25.00
2012Point of EntryJohn VelazquezClaude R. McGaughey IIIPhipps Stable2:33.73
2011Cape Blanco (IRE)Jamie SpencerAidan O'BrienSmith / Magnier / Tabor / Mrs F Hay2:36.61
2010WinchesterCornelio VelasquezChristophe ClementMr. and Mrs. Bertram Firestone2:36.09
2009InterpatationRobby AlbaradoRobert BarbaraElliot Mavorah2:41.22
2008Grand CouturierAlan GarciaRobert RibaudoMarc Keller2:34.84
2007English ChannelJohn VelazquezTodd A. PletcherJames T. Scatuorchio2:25.73
2006English ChannelJohn VelazquezTodd A. PletcherJames T. Scatuorchio2:28.69
2005ShakespeareJerry D. BaileyWilliam I. MottDell Ridge Farm/W. Schettine2:27.22
2004Kitten's JoyJohn VelazquezDale L. RomansKen & Sarah Ramsey2:29.97
2003SulamaniJerry D. BaileySaeed bin SuroorGodolphin Racing2:27.51
2002DenonEdgar PradoRobert J. FrankelE. Gann/Flaxman Stable2:28.47
2001TimboroaEdgar PradoRobert J. FrankelEdmund A. Gann2:29.43
2000John’s CallJean-Luc SamynThomas H. VossTrillium Stable2:28.58
1999Val's PrinceJorge ChavezH. James BondR. Martin & S. Weiner2:28.63
1998Buck's BoyShane SellersP. Noel HickeyQuarter B Farm2:33.25
1997Val's PrinceMike E. SmithJames E. PicouR. Martin & S. Weiner2:28.92
1996Diplomatic JetJorge ChavezJames E. PicouFred W. Hooper2:27.51
1995Turk PasserJohn VelazquezFlint S. SchulhoferLeveen & Shanley & Weiss2:36.63
1994TikkanenCash AsmussenJonathan PeaseAugustin Stable2:25.88
1993Apple TreeMike E. SmithAndre FabreMohammed Al Kabeer2:28.31
1992Sky ClassicPat DayJames E. DaySam-Son Farm2:24.50
1991Solar SplendorHerb McCauleyPatrick J. KellyLive Oak Plantation2:27.89
1990CacoethesRay CochraneGuy HarwoodLady Jane Harrison2:25.00
1989Yankee AffairJose SantosHenry L. CarrollJujugen Stable2:27.20
1988Sunshine ForeverAngel Cordero, Jr.John M. VeitchDarby Dan Farm2:33.80
1987TheatricalPat DayWilliam I. MottBertram R. Firestone2:29.20
1986ManilaJose SantosLeroy JolleyBradley M. Shannon2:27.80
1985Noble FighterAlain LequeuxMitri SalibaBuckram Oak Farm2:25.40
1984John HenryChris McCarronRon McAnallyDotsam Stable2:25.20
1983All AlongWalter SwinburnPatrick L. BianconeDaniel Wildenstein2:34.00
1982April RunCash AsmussenFrancois BoutinDiana M. Firestone2:29.80
1981April RunPhilippe PaquetFrancois BoutinDiana M. Firestone2:31.20
1980AnifaAlfred GibertMitri SalibaBuckram Oak Farm2:39.60
1979Bowl GameJorge VelasquezJohn M. Gaver, Jr.Greentree Stable2:28.20
1978WayaAngel Cordero, Jr.Angel Penna, Sr.Daniel Wildenstein2:26.80
1977Johnny D.Steve CauthenMichael KayDana S. Bray, Jr.2:33.20

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