Bay Shore Handicap

The Bay Shore Handicap is a discontinued Thoroughbred horse race run from 1925 through 1955 at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York City. The race was open to horses age three and older and run on dirt. From 1956 to 1959 there was no Bay Shore Handicap but in 1960 Aqueduct Racetrack created the Bay Shore Handicap/Stakes as a race for three-year-olds.[1][2]

Bay Shore Handicap
Discontinued stakes race
LocationAqueduct Racetrack
Queens, New York, USA
Inaugurated1925 - 1955
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance7 furlongs
TrackDirt, left-handed
QualificationThree-years & older

The 1940 race was won by Jacomar, recorded as being owned by Mrs. E. Graham Lewis.[3] Better known as the highly successful cosmetics magnate Elizabeth Arden, she would establish Maine Chance Farm three years later and build it into one of the most successful breeding and racing operations of that era.[4]

The 1943 and 1944 Bay Shore Handicap winners, Wait A Bit and Brownie, were two of the three horses involved in the only triple dead heat on record in a Thoroughbred stakes race when they joined Bossuet to win the 1944 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack.[5]

RecordsEdit

Speed record: (at 7 furlongs)

  • 1:22.40 - Wait A Bit (1943)

Most wins:

  • No horse ever won this race more than once

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(F)
Time
1955 Red Hannigan 4 Eddie Arcaro Homer C. Pardue Woodley Lane Farm 7 F 1:24.00
1954 Joe Jones 4 Conn McCreary Hirsch Jacobs Ethel D. Jacobs 7 F 1:23.20
1953 Squared Away 6 James Nichols Carey Winfrey Jan Winfrey Burke 7 F 1:23.80
1952 Next Move 5 Eric Guerin Bill Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 7 F 1:24.00
1951 Sheilas Reward 4 Dave Gorman Gene Jacobs Mrs. Louis Lazare 7 F 1:23.40
1950 Piet 5 Nick Combest R. Emmett Potts BoMar Stable 7 F 1:23.20
1949 Loser Weeper 4 Eric Guerin Bill Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 7 F 1:25.00
1948 Coincidence 6 Ted Atkinson John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 7 F 1:26.40
1947 Rippey 4 Ovie Scurlock William M. Booth William G. Helis 7 F 1:24.00
1946 Gallorette 4 Job Dean Jessop Edward A. Christmas William L. Brann 7 F 1:23.40
1945 Apache 6 James Stout James E. Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 7 F 1:24.00
1944 Brownie 5 Eric Guerin John B. Theall Joe W. Brown 7 F 1:24.00
1943 Wait A Bit 4 Wayne Wright Matthew P. Brady William Ziegler Jr. 7 F 1:22.40
1942 Salto 3 Warren Mehrtens Max Hirsch King Ranch 7 F 1:23.20
1941 Pictor 4 George Woolf Frank Walker William L. Brann 7 F 1:23.80
1940 Jacomar 3 Ruperto Donoso Albert B. (Alex) Gordon Mrs. E. Graham Lewis 7 F 1:24.00
1939 Third Degree 3 Eddie Arcaro John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 6.5 F 1:16.60
1938 The Fighter 5 Basil James Edward L. Snyder William F. Morgan 6.5 F 1:17.60
1937 He Did 4 Lester Balaski J. Thomas Taylor W. Arnold Hanger 6.5 F 1:18.00
1936 Emileo 3 Ira Hanford C. H. "Pat" Knebelkamp Orienta Stable 6.5 F 1:18.00
1935 Miss Merriment 4 Raymond Workman J. P. "Sammy" Smith Dorwood Stable (Victor Emanuel) 6 F 1:11.40
1934 Open Range 3 Eddie Litzenberger George E. Phillips William Graham 6 F 1:12.80
1933 Dominus 3 James Stout James E. Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 8 F 1:38.20
1932 Halcyon 4 Alfred Robertson T. J. Healey C. V. Whitney 7 F 1:24.00
1931 Mr. Sponge 4 Mack Garner Henry McDaniel Joseph E. Widener 7 F 1:25.60
1930 Black Majesty 3 Charles Kurtsinger Bennett W. Creech William R. Coe 7 F 1:24.60
1929 Distraction 4 James H. Burke James E. Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable 7 F 1:24.20
1928 Buddy Bauer 4 Anthony Pascuma Herbert J. Thompson Edward R. Bradley 7 F 1:24.60
1927 Black Curl 3 Frank Catrone Sam Hildreth Rancocas Stable 7 F 1:26.80
1926 Backbone 4 Linus McAtee James G. Rowe, Sr. Harry Payne Whitney 7 F 1:23.40
1925 Superlette 3 Laverne Fator Sam Hildreth Rancocas Stable 7 F 1:24.20

ReferencesEdit