Turfway Park
PO Box 8
Florence, Kentucky, 41022


Date: February 28, 09
Purse: $100,000
Type: Thoroughbred
Distance: 1 1/16 Miles
Age: Three Year Olds
Turf: Dirt

The John Battaglia Memorial Stakes is an American horseracing event that is raced at a distance of one and one sixteenth miles on the dirt track of Turfway Park. This race is open to thoroughbred horses with age three. This ungraded stakes carries a purse amount of $100,000 and it is considered as the preparatory race for the Laneâs End Stakes. The name of this horseracing event has been taken from the former general manager of the old Latonia Race Course, which is at present known as Turfway Park. John Battaglia was also the general manager of Miles Park in Louisville, Kentucky. Mike Battaglia, his son, is one of the track announcers at Turfway Park Racetrack and is also a racing analysts working for NBC Sports. In 2009, Proceed Bee entertained spectators with his brilliant performance. He clinched the top position.

John Battaglia Memorial Stakes Winners
Year Winner Age Trainer Jockey Owner Time
2010 Vow to Wager John McKee
2009 Proceed Bee Rodney Prescott
2008 Absolutely Cindy Orlando Mojica 01:44.7
2007 Catman Running Willie Martinez 01:45.4
2006 Laity 01:46.9
2005 Magna Graduate 01:43.9
2004 Silver Minister 01:44.8
2003 Champali 01:46.2
2002 Request For Parole 01:43.1
2001 Bonnie Scot 1:45
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