Alabama Stakes

The Alabama Stakes is a Grade 1 stakes race held annually at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York and is run over a distance of 1 1/4 miles (10 furlongs).

The 2024 Alabama Stakes has a purse of $600,000 and will take place on Saturday, August 17, 2024.

Scroll down for details on this year's horses, odds, results and more.

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Alabama Stakes Information

DateSaturday, 17 August 2024
Post TimeApprox. TBA ET
RacetrackSaratoga Race Course
Distance1 1/4 miles (10 furlongs)
Conditions3 Year Old Fillies
StatusGrade 1 Stakes
Purse$600,000
Track DirectionLeft-handed
Track SurfaceDirt
2023 WinnerRandomizer

Alabama Stakes History

The Alabama Stakes is a prominent horse race held annually at the Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. Established in 1872 when won by Woodbine, it is named after William Cottrell's filly, Alabama, who won the Saratoga Cup in 1870.

The event is a key highlight of the summer racing season, attracting top competitors and horse racing enthusiasts from across the country.

It is the third oldest race in the United States exclusively for fillies and is part of the American Triple Tiara series, which also includes the Acorn Stakes and the Coaching Club American Oaks.

The Alabama has been run at various distances, and was not run in the following years: 1893-96, 1898-1900, and 1911-12. It was famously one of few races that was still held during the Second World War, although it made its temporary home at Belmont Park.

There have been some memorable performances in the race throughout history, including Go For Wand's record-breaking speed finish of 2:00.80 in the 1990 edition.

A number of recent winners of the race have also come with massive reputations, including 2020 victor Swiss Skydiver, who also became the sixth filly to win a Triple Crown race after her win in the Preakness Stakes.

Malathaat wins the 2021 Alabama Stakes
Malathaat wins the 2021 Alabama Stakes

Alabama Stakes Entries

View our horse racing entries section closer to the Alabama Stakes race day for details on each horse. 

Fan Odds provides morning line and current odds, along with insights on each horse's past performance.

Alabama Stakes Past Performances

View our free past performances section closer to the Alabama Stakes race day for detailed insights on each horse, including their win, place and show strike rate percentages.

Alabama Stakes 2024 Horses & Field

This year's Alabama Stakes horses, jockeys, trainers and field information will be provided closer to raceday:

In the meantime, you can view the 2023 field:

No.HorseTrainerJockeyBarrierWeight
1Sacred WishGeorge WeaverJohn Velazquez1-
2Wet PaintB CoxFlavien Prat2-
3Julia ShiningTodd PletcherLuis Saez3-
4Sabra TuffDallas StewartReylu Gutierrez4-
5FirelineChad BrownJavier Castellano5-
6Chocolate GelatoTodd PletcherJose Ortiz6-
7Gambling GirlTodd PletcherIrad Ortiz Jr7-
8RandomizedChad BrownJoel Rosario8-
9TaxedRandy MorseRafael Bejarano9-
10Defining PurposeKenneth McPeekBrian Jr Hernandez10-

Alabama Stakes 2024 Favorites

This year's Alabama Stakes favorites will be listed below closer to the race.

Alabama Stakes 2024 Picks

When available – See this year's Alabama Stakes top picks below.

How To Bet On The Alabama Stakes

To start betting on the Alabama Stakes, follow these simple steps: 

Step 1: Choose a Racebook

Start by choosing an online racebook. We recommend TwinSpires but there are other legal and registered racebooks available like TVG and FanDuel.

Step 2: Sign Up 

Signing up with a racebook is easy: verify you're 18+, fill in your details, and you're set!

Step 3: Deposit Funds

After signing up with a racebook, add funds to your account using your card or an approved deposit method like PayPal. Remember to review the minimum deposit and any fees for your chosen deposit method.

Step 4: Place Your Bets 

With funds now in your account, you're ready to bet. To learn about the various Alabama Stakes bet types available, keep reading below.

Metal cases with the emblem of the $15,000 Bet for the Alabama Stakes celebrating the 150 years of the Saratoga Race Course during a press conference at the track on Thursday, May 16, 2013 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Committee Honorary Chairs and Chairman held the news conference to announce final, detailed plans for Saratoga?s five-month-long celebration. (Photo by Lori Van Buren/Albany Times Union via Getty Images)
Metal cases with the emblem of the $15,000 Bet for the Alabama Stakes celebrating the 150 years of the Saratoga Race Course during a press conference at the track on Thursday, May 16, 2013 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Committee Honorary Chairs and Chairman held the news conference to announce final, detailed plans for Saratoga?s five-month-long celebration. (Photo by Lori Van Buren/Albany Times Union via Getty Images)

Bet Types For The Alabama Stakes

There are many ways to bet on the Alabama Stakes. You can place a bet to win or hedge your bets with an exacta, trifecta or superfecta.

You can split bet types for the Alabama Stakes into three different categories:

  • Straight Bets (Win, Place & Show)
  • Horizontal Bets (Parlay)
  • Vertical Bets (Exotic)

Straight Bets

Straight bets are straightforward and ideal for newcomers or more casual horse racing fans. 

Bet TypeExplanation
WinYour horse must win
PlaceYour horse must finish first or second
ShowYour horse must finish first, second or third

Horizontal Bets

Horizontal bets are parlay bets – to win, you must correctly select the winner of consecutive races.

Bet TypeExplanation
Daily DoubleSelect the winning horse, two races in a row 
Pick 3Select the winning horse, three races in a row
Pick 4Select the winning horse, four races in a row
Pick 5Select the winning horse, five races in a row
Pick 6Select the winning horse, six races in a row

Vertical Bets

Vertical bets are exotic bets – to win, you must correctly select the finishing order of multiple horses in a single race.

Bet TypeExplanation
QuinellaSelect the horses that finish first and second, in any order
ExactaSelect the horses that finish first and second, in the correct order
TrifectaSelect the horses that finish first, second and third, in the correct order
SuperfectaSelect the horses that finish first, second, third and fourth, in the correct order

Alabama Stakes Past Winners

See a list of past winners for the Alabama Stakes since the year 2000 below.

YearWinnerJockeyTrainer
2023RandomizedJoel RosarioChad C. Brown
2022NestIrad Ortiz Jr.Todd A. Pletcher
2021MalathaatJohn R. VelazquezTodd A. Pletcher
2020Swiss SkydiverTyler GaffalioneKenneth McPeek
2019Dunbar RoadJosé OrtizChad C. Brown
2018Eskimo KissesJosé OrtizKenneth McPeek
2017ElateJosé OrtizWilliam I. Mott
2016SongbirdMike E. SmithJerry Hollendorfer
2015Embellish the LaceJavier CastellanoAnthony W. Dutrow
2014StopchargingmariaJohn R. VelazquezTodd A. Pletcher
2013Princess of SylmarJavier CastellanoTodd A. Pletcher
2012QuestingIrad Ortiz Jr.Kiaran McLaughlin
2011Royal DeltaJose LezcanoWilliam I. Mott
2010Blind LuckJoel RosarioJerry Hollendorfer
2009Careless JewelRobert LandryJosie Carroll
2008Proud SpellGabriel SaezLarry Jones
2007Lady JoanneCalvin BorelCarl Nafzger
2006Pine IslandJavier CastellanoC. R. McGaughey III
2005Sweet SymphonyJerry D. BaileyWilliam I. Mott
2004Society SelectionCornelio VelásquezH. Allen Jerkens
2003Island FashionJohn R. VelazquezBarclay Tagg
2002Farda AmigaPat DayPaulo Lobo
2001FluteJerry D. BaileyRobert J. Frankel
2000JostleMike E. SmithJohn C. Servis

Alabama Stakes 2023 Results

See the full list of results for the 2023 Alabama Stakes below.

Pos.Horse (Post Pos)TrainerJockeyWeightMarginOdds
1st
Randomized
8.Randomized (8)
T: C. Brown
J: J. Rosario (121lbs)
Chad BrownJoel Rosario121lbs-
6-1
2nd
Wet Paint
2.Wet Paint (2)
T: B. Cox
J: F. Prat (121lbs)
B CoxFlavien Prat121lbs-
2-5
3rd
Defining Purpose
10.Defining Purpose (10)
T: K. McPeek
J: B. Jr (121lbs)
Kenneth McPeekBrian Jr Hernandez121lbs-
3-1
4th
Sabra Tuff
4.Sabra Tuff (4)
T: D. Stewart
J: R. Gutierrez (121lbs)
Dallas StewartReylu Gutierrez121lbs-
8-1
5th
Taxed
9.Taxed (9)
T: R. Morse
J: R. Bejarano (121lbs)
Randy MorseRafael Bejarano121lbs-
5-1
7th
Sacred Wish
1.Sacred Wish (1)
T: G. Weaver
J: J. Velazquez (121lbs)
George WeaverJohn Velazquez121lbs-
5-1
8th
Fireline
5.Fireline (5)
T: C. Brown
J: J. Castellano (121lbs)
Chad BrownJavier Castellano121lbs-
4-1
9th
Julia Shining
3.Julia Shining (3)
T: T. Pletcher
J: L. Saez (121lbs)
Todd PletcherLuis Saez121lbs-
1-1
Chocolate Gelato
6.Chocolate Gelato (6)
T: T. Pletcher
J: J. Ortiz (121lbs)
Todd PletcherJose Ortiz121lbs-
15-1
Gambling Girl
7.Gambling Girl (7)
T: T. Pletcher
J: I. Ortiz (121lbs)
Todd PletcherIrad Ortiz Jr121lbs-
3-1

Alabama Stakes 2023 Replay

See the full replay for the 2023 Alabama Stakes below.

How To Watch The Alabama Stakes

Racing fans keen to watch the Alabama Stakes have several viewing options to choose from.

On Television

The Alabama Stakes will be broadcast live on at least one of Foxsports, NBC, NBC Sports, and USA Network. You can also stream the race on the NBC Sports app (iOS Android) or USA Network website.

Streaming Online

For those preferring to stream on a computer or mobile, Foxsports, NBC Sports, and the NBC Sports app offer live coverage. Peacock, NBC's streaming service will also have coverage of the race for a subscription fee.

Alternative Streaming Options

Streaming services like Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, and FuboTV include NBC in their offerings. These platforms may offer free trials, potentially allowing viewers to watch the race without additional costs.

FanDuel

The Alabama Stakes and the rest of a stacked racecard will likely be shown exclusively on FanDuel TV, which will have a team of broadcasters on-site for coverage.

NYRA's Platforms

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) may provide live streaming through its official website or its app, NYRA Now. This can be a convenient option if you are looking to watch the race on a mobile device.

For International Fans

Viewers outside the United States can use a VPN to access the Alabama Stakes broadcast. A VPN connection to a US server, enables race fans anywhere to subscribe to US-based streaming services to watch the race live.

Tips For Watching the Alabama Stakes

  • Make sure to check your local TV listings for the correct channel and time.
  • If you're streaming online, ensure you have a stable internet connection to avoid any disruptions during the race.
  • You can also listen to the race on the radio or through online streaming services like SiriusXM.
  • Live at the Track: The race will take place on August 17, 2024, at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. If you plan to attend in person, you can purchase tickets and find more information about the event on the Saratoga Race Course website​ (NYRA)​​ (Saratoga.com)​.
The normally stoic Allen Jerkins (r) shares the triumph of the win in the Alabama Stakes by November Snow, one of his trainees. Sharing the excitement is Jerkins wife Elizabeth, at Saratoga Race Course, New York. Undated (Photo by Skip Dickstein/Albany Times Union Union via Getty Images)
The normally stoic Allen Jerkins (r) shares the triumph of the win in the Alabama Stakes by November Snow, one of his trainees. Sharing the excitement is Jerkins wife Elizabeth, at Saratoga Race Course, New York. Undated (Photo by Skip Dickstein/Albany Times Union Union via Getty Images)

Alabama Stakes FAQs

Where is the Alabama Stakes Held?

The Alabama Stakes is held at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York.

When is the Alabama Stakes 2024?

The Alabama Stakes race is scheduled for Saturday, August 17, 2024.

What Time is the Alabama Stakes?

The Alabama Stakes race time is scheduled for approximately TBA ET.

How Long is the Alabama Stakes?

The Alabama Stakes is usually run over a distance of 1 1/4 miles (10 furlongs)

How Many Horses are in the Alabama Stakes?

Typically, the field size for such Grade 1 races is around 8 to 14 horses, but it can vary.

What is the Purse for the Alabama Stakes?

This year’s Alabama Stakes purse is $600,000.

How Do You Bet on the Alabama Stakes?

To bet on the Alabama Stakes, simply choose a racebook, sign up, deposit your funds, and then place your bet once the deposit clears. For more details on bet types, see our Bet Types For The Alabama Stakes section above.

Who Won the Alabama Stakes in 2023?

Randomized won the Alabama Stakes in 2023. Randomized was trained by Chad C. Brown and jockeyed by Joel Rosario.