Bet on the Acorn Stakes
The Acorn Stakes takes place at the legendary Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, usually during late May or early June. This competition is a Grade 1 stakes for thoroughbred fillies three years of age at a distance of one mile on the dirt track. Since 2008, the purse for this race has tripled from $250,000 to $750,000 thanks to various sponsors. As the first leg of the Triple Tiara of Thoroughbred Racing, formerly known as the Filly Triple Tiara, the Acorn Stakes is one of the biggest races of the year.
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2016 Acorn Stakes Contenders
A scant five have lined up for the 2016 Acorn to face Cathryn Sophia, a filly who has won five of six lifetime, including a convincing 2 3/4 length win in her latest, the (G1) Kentucky Oaks. She's won over four different tracks since breaking her maiden at first asking by 12 3/4 lengths at Parx Racing. The only blemish in her record was a puzzling third in the (G1) Ashland, where she couldn't sustain her bid in a race won by a 30-1 longshot. Here she'll face Go Maggie Go, who has a pair of Grade 2 wins to her name, most recently winning a front-end duel in the (G2) Black-Eyed Susan on Preakness weekend. Off The Tracks started her career with three straight wins including a Grade 3 event at Saratoga, and comes in off a 60-day layoff after running third in the Gulfstream Park Oaks.
Entries and ML Odds
1) Forever Darling (20/1)
2) Off The Tracks (5/1)
3) Paola Queen (15/1)
4) Carina Mia (4/1)
5) Cathryn Sophia (6/5)
6) Go Maggie Go (3/1)
Did you know?
The first time that the Acorn Stakes took place was in 1931. With the exception of 1960 to 1967 and 1969 to 1975, when this race was run at the Aqueduct Racetrack, these stakes have been hosted at Belmont. Due to its lengthy history, increased purse and its position as the first part of the Triple Tiara for Thoroughbreds, the Acorn Stakes draws some of the best competitive fillies in the industry. After winning the Acorn Stakes, thoroughbreds must also win the Coaching Club American Oaks and the Alabama Stakes to become only the ninth to win the Triple Tiara and the first to do so since 1993.
Although the Acorn Stakes has consistently been a part of the Triple Tiara, some trainers and owners seek to exclude this race from the competition, despite the fact that the Acorn Stakes have been a Grade 1 race for over four decades.
The fastest finish was achieved by You in 2002, who completed the mile in 1:34.05. Amazingly, this competition witnessed two dead heats separated by two years. In 1956, Beyond and Princess Turia shared the win with a time of 1:37.80 while Riverina and Happy Mood won with a time of 1:38.80 in 1954.