Kent Stakes

Kent Stakes
Listed race
LocationDelaware Park Racetrack
Stanton, Delaware, United States
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Race information
Distance1+38 miles (11 furlongs)
Weight124 lbs. with allowances
PurseUS$250,000 (2023)

The Kent Stakes is a Listed American race for Thoroughbred race horses, age three, run on the turf at Delaware Park Racetrack located in Stanton, Delaware. Set at a distance of one and three eighth mile (11 furlongs), the race currently offers a purse of $250,000.

In 2011, due to heavy rain, this turf race was held on the main track. Because of this, the number of horses contesting was reduced by scratches from 13 to 6.

First run in 1937 when Delaware Park opened, there was no Kent Stakes run in 1943, 1977–1978, 1980–1981, and 1983–1995.

In 2023 the American Graded Stakes Committee downgraded the event to a Listed race.[1]


Speed record[edit]

1 1⁄8 miles – 1:46.95 – Gufo (2020)[2]

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 – Live Oak Plantation Racing: (2002, 2005)

Winners since 1999[edit]

2022 Main Event Eric Cancel George Weaver Harrell Ventures LLC 1:48.74
2021 Yes This Time Joe Bravo Kelly J. Breen Edge Racing 1:52.39
2020 Gufo Trevor McCarthy Christophe Clement Otter Bend Stables LLC 1:46.94
2019 Eons Trevor McCarthy Arnaud Delacour Mark B. Grier 1:49.26
2018 Golden Brown Jairo Rendon Patrick B. McBurney ABL Stable, D. Bossone, et al. 1:48.06
2017 Frostmourne Joel Rosario Christophe Clement Green Lantern Stables 1:49.95
2016 American Patriot José L. Ortiz Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm 1:47.19
2015 Syntax Junior Alvarado William I. Mott Matthew Schera 1:49.77
2014 Divine Oath Jose C. Caraballo Todd Pletcher Let's Go Stable 1:47.78
2013 Are You Kidding Me Rajiv Maragh Roger L. Attfield Kirk/Bates/Riordan 1:47.61
2012 Optimizer Jon Court D. Wayne Lukas Bluegrass Hall 1:47.27
2011 I'm Steppin' It Up Jeremy Rose Tony Pecoraro Roman Hill Farm 1:50.50
2010 Grand Rapport Ramon Domínguez Gary Contessa Earle I. Mack 1:48.77
2009 No Inflation Rosemary Homeister Jr. Thomas Proctor Glen Hill Farm 1:48.29
2008 Adriano Kent Desormeaux William I. Mott Donald Adam 1:52.54
2007 Nobiz Like Shobiz Javier Castellano Barclay Tagg Elizabeth J. Valando 1:49.60
2006 Brilliant Mark Guidry Neil J. Howard Mill House Stable 1:56.63
2005 Seeking Slew Ramon Domínguez William I. Mott Live Oak Plantation Racing 1:47.32
2004 Timo Richard Migliore William Badgett Jr. C. K. Woods Stable 1:55.75
2003 Foufa's Warrior Ramon Domínguez Lawrence E. Murray Sondra D. Bender 1:47.44
2002 Miesque's Approval Jerry Bailey William I. Mott Live Oak Plantation Racing 1:48.81
2001 Navesink Ramon Domínguez Alan E. Goldberg Jayeff B Stables 1:49.98
2000 Three Wonders Pat Day W. Elliott Walden Mark H. Stanley 1:48.95
1999 North East Bound José A. Vélez Jr. William W. Perry Julian Demarco & Richard Disano 1:51.93


  1. ^ "American Graded Stakes Committee Releases 2023 Grades; The Stephen Foster Stakes is the only new grade 1 stakes for 2023". Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. 16 December 2022. Retrieved 28 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Gufo Sets Delaware Turf Course Record in Kent Stakes". Retrieved 2020-07-06.

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