TCA Stakes Race

The TCA Stakes was first contested in 1981 and was initially limited to horses owned by members of the Thoroughbred Club of America. Currently, it is a Grade II stakes event for fillies and mares, run as an open race each October at Keeneland. The winning owner recieves an appropriate trophy and their silks are painted on the jockey at the entry of the Club.

2017 TCA Stakes Race Winner - Finley'sluckycharm

 
        2017 TCA Stakes Race Winner - Finley'sluckycharm
  • Purse: $250,000
  • 6 furlongs  1:10.01
  • Breeder: Kentucky (USA) by Lakland Farm
  • Owner: Carl R. Moore Management LLC
  • Jockey: Brian Hernandez Jr.
  • Trainer: W. Bret Calhoun
  • 2nd Place: Chalon
  • 3rd Place: True Romance




 


 

Past TCA Stakes Race Winners

2016 TCA Stakes Race Winner - Irish Jasper

        Irish Jasper - 2016 TCA Stakes Race Winner
  • Purse: $250,000
  • Grade II 6 furlongs 3 yo's & up Fillies and Mares 1:09.64
  • Breeder: Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Courtney Sr.
  • Owner: Farish, W.S. and Mackie, David F. Anthony J. Hamilton, Jr.
  • Jockey: Julien R. Leparoux
  • Trainer: Chad C. Brown
  • 2nd Place: Stonetastic
  • 3rd Place: Bendable




 

2015 TCA Stakes Race Winner - Fioretti

        Fioretti - 2015 TCA Stakes Race Winner
  • Purse: $250,000
  • 6 furlongs 1:10.04
  • Breeder: James G. Bell
  • Owner:Two Hearts Farm, LLC & Don Janes.
  • Jockey: Sophie Doyle
  • Trainer: Anthony J. Hamilton, Jr.
  • 2nd Place: Heykittykittykitty
  • 3rd Place: Judt The Beauty

2015 TCA Stakes Race Winner



 

2015 Best Turned Out Winner - Heykittykittykitty

Each year TCA participates in the Best Turned Out Program at Keeneland during the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes Race. This program awards the winning groom with a $500 prize. TCA Board Members Tony Lacy and Susan Speckert chose Heykittykittykitty and her Groom as this year's winners.
Heykittykittykitty - 2015 Best Turned Out Winner

2014 TCA Stake Race Winner - Leigh Court

Melnyk Racing Stables' Leigh Court earned her ticket to the Breeders' Cup World Championships by winning the 34th running of the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland Race Course Oct. 4, 2014.




Leigh Court - 2014 TCA Stake-Race Winner



2013 TCA Stakes Race Winner - Judy the Beauty

Wesley Ward's Judy the Beauty cruised past pacesetter Gypsy Robin and last year's champion female sprinter Groupie Doll to win the $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) Oct. 5 at Keeneland.

The 4-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper covered the six furlongs on Polytrack in 1:09.23 under John Velazquez, topping Gypsy Robin by a length.



Judy The Beauty - 2013 TCA Stake-Race Winner

Leigh Court - 2014 TCA Stake-Race Winner
credit: Keeneland Photo

 

2012 TCA Stakes Race Winner - Groupie Doll

TCA Board Members Dr. George Mundy and Mr. Tim Turney chose Groupie Doll and her Groom as the 2013 winners.



Judy The Beauty - 2013 Best Turned Out Winner
 

2013 Best Turned Out Winner - Groupie Doll

        Fioretti - 2015 TCA Stakes Race Winner
  • Purse: $200,000
  • 6 furlongs 1:09.21
  • Breeder: Fred Bradley & William Bradley.
  • Owners: Fred F. Bradley, William B. Bradley, Carl Hurst & Brent Burns.
  • Jockey: Rajiv Maragh
  • Trainer: William B. Bradley.
  • 2nd Place: Strike The Moon
  • 3rd Place: Honey Chile



 

2011 TCA Stakes Winner - Holiday for Kitten

        Fioretti - 2015 TCA Stakes Race Winner