Kentucky Turf Cup

Carded at the Breeders’ Cup Turf conditions of 1½ miles for horses three years old and up, the Grade III Kentucky Turf Cup is the signature race of Kentucky Downs’ live race meet.
Past winners of the Kentucky Turf Cup have come from the barns of some of the most respected trainers in racing and have been ridden by jockeys whose names and records are very familiar to fans of Thoroughbred racing.

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
2013 Temeraine Gary L. Stevens Thomas F. Proctor Niall Racing 2:29.18
2012 Ioya Bigtime Jeffrey Sanchez Chris Block Team Block 2:30.06
2011 Rahystrada Greta Kuntzweiler Byron “Scooter” Hughes Robert Courtney Jr. 2:32.40
2010 Rezif Greta Kuntzweiler Matthew Jacobsen Sexton/Jacobson/Baughman 2:44.74
2009 Cloudy’s Knight Rosemary Homeister, Jr. Jonathan E. Sheppard S J Stables LLC 2:33.96
2008 Rumor Has It Eddie Perez David H. Hinsley W. Patterson/J. Glenn 2:28.27
2007 General Jumbo Jeremy Rose H. Graham Motion Thomas Conway 2:26.98
2006 Embossed Larry Melancon Niall O’Callaghan Gary A. Tanaka 2:36.92
2005 Silverfoot Rafael Bejarano Dallas Stewart Chrysalis Stables 2:30.30
2004 Sabiango Brice Blanc Tim Yakteen Monty Roberts 2:33.70
2003 Rochester Eddie Martin, Jr. Jonathan Sheppard Augustine Stable 2:31.39
2002 Rochester Eddie Martin, Jr. Jonathan Sheppard Augustine Stable 2:38.28
2001 Chorwon Jon Court Hal R. Wiggins Thomas C. Mueller 2:28.68
2000 Down The Aisle Robby Albarado William I. Mott Charles H. Deters 2:27.70
1999 Fahris Shane Sellers Kiaran McLaughlin Sabine Stable 2:29.60
1998 Yaqthan Brian Peck Anthony Reinstedler Merdonmar Stable 2:27.60
1995 Lassigny Pat Day William I. Mott Saud al Kabeer 2:30.60
1994 Lindon Lime Shane Sellers W. Elliott Walden F. Mansell 2:31.40
1993 Know Heights Kent Desormeaux Robert B. Hess, Jr. M. Sloan 2:25.60
1992 Drummer Boy Garrett Gomez Dennis W. Ebert E. Ebert 2:28.40
1991 Silver Medallion Craig Perret Philip M. Hauswald John A. Franks 2:31.30

NOTE: The Kentucky Turf Cup was not contested in 1996 and 1997.