The Vinery Madison Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in early April at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. Contested on Polytrack synthetic dirt over a distance of seven furlongs, it is open to fillies and mares, age four and older.
Inaugurated in 2002 as the Madison Stakes, in 2005 the event was upgraded from a Listed race to Grade III status then in 2006 to Grade II. It was upgraded in 2009 to a Grade I event.
The race is named for Madison County, the largest county in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. In 2004 the name of the race was amended to add the name of its new sponsor, Vinery, a local Thoroughbred breeding operation.
Keeneland Race Course Graded Stakes Races
|Maker's Mark Mile Stakes||I||$300,000|
|Jenny Wiley Stakes||II||$200,000|
|Blue Grass Stakes||I||$750,000|
|Ben Ali Stakes||III||$150,000|
|Darley Alcibiades Stakes||I||$400,000|
|Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes||II||$200,000|
|First Lady Stakes||I||$350,000|
|Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes||I||$600,000|
|Dixiana Breeders' Futurity Stakes||I||$400,000|
|Juddmonte Spinster Stakes||I||$500,000|
|Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes||I||$400,000|
|Valley View Stakes||III||$150,000|
|Raven Run Stakes||II||$250,000|
|Race Tracks||Time (ET)|