Belmont Park
2150 Hempstead Turnpike
Elmont, New York, 11003


Date: July 04, 09
Purse: $200,000
Grade: II
Distance: 8.5 Furlongs
Age: 3 Year Olds
Turf: Dirt

Dwyer Stakes is a popular âGrade IIâ thoroughbred horseracing meet at Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont, Long Island, New York. It is for three-year-old horses willing to run 8.5 furlongs. The name of the stakes is after the Dwyer brothers, who dominated thoroughbred racing in the late 1800s. Recent winners include: Â Strong Contender (2006) Â Roman Ruler (2005) Â Medallist (2004) Â Strong Hope (2003) Â Gygistar (2002) Â E Dubai (2001) Â Albert the Great (2000) Notable performance: Â Seeking the Gold (1988) Â Omaha (1935) Â Man O\\\' War (1920) Â War Cloud (1918) Â Fair Play (1908)

Dwyer Stakes Winners
Year Winner Age Trainer Jockey Owner Time
2008 Mint Lane James Jerkens Eibar Coa Pinebloom Stable 1:44.29
2007 Any Given Saturday Todd A. Pletcher Garrett Gomez Winstar / Padua 1:40.69
2006 Strong Contender John T. Ward, Jr Edgar Prado John C. Oxley 1:45.24
2005 Roman Ruler Bob Baffert Jerry D. Bailey Fog City Stable 1:40.83
2004 Medallist H. Allen Jerkens Jorge Chavez Robert N. Clay 1:40.02
2003 Strong Hope Todd A. Pletcher John Velazquez Eugene & Laura Melnyk 1:41.76
2002 Gygistar Mark Hennig John Velazquez Edward P. Evans 1:42.59
2001 E Dubai Saeed bin Suroor Jerry D. Bailey Godolphin Racing 1:40.38
2000 Albert the Great Nick Zito Richard Migliore Tracy Farmer 1:42.62
1999 Forestry Bob Baffert Jerry D. Bailey Aaron & Marie Jones 1:41.00
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