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.

2016 TCA Stakes Race Winner - Irish Jasper

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: Stonetastic

3rd: Bendable


2015 TCA Stakes Race Winner - Fioretti

Purse $250,000

6 Furlongs  1:10.04

Two Hearts Farm, LLC & Don Janes, Owner

Anthony J. Hamilton, Jr., Trainer

Sophie Doyle, Jockey

Heykittykittykitty (2nd)

Judy The Beauty (3rd)

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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. 

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. 



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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.


*Photo Credit Keeneland Photo

2013 Best Turned Out Winner - Groupie Doll

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

2012 TCA Stakes Race Winner-Groupie Doll


The 32nd Running of The Thoroughbred Club of America

Gr II Keeneland Race Course Lexington, Kentucky

October 6, 2012

Purse $200,0006

Furlongs 1:09.21

Fred F. Bradley, William B. Bradley, Carl Hurst & Brent Burns, Owners William B. Bradley, Trainer Rajiv Maragh, Jockey Strike The Moon (2nd)Honey Chile (3rd)$2.80 $2.20 $2.10

2011 TCA Stakes Winner-Holiday for Kitten

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