Brooklyn Invitational Stakes

The Brooklyn Invitational Stakes (formerly known as the Brooklyn Handicap) is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in early June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, on Long Island. It currently is a Grade II event open to four-year-olds and up willing to race one and one-half miles on dirt. It was a Grade 1 race prior to 1993.[1]

Brooklyn Invitational Stakes
Grade II race
1904Brooklyn Handicap.jpg
"The Picket" winning the 1904 Brooklyn Handicap
LocationBelmont Park
Elmont, New York, USA
Inaugurated1887
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitewww.nyra.com/belmont/racing/stakes-schedule/brooklyn-invitational/
Race information
Distance1+12 miles (12 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-year-olds & up
WeightWeight-For-Age
Purse$400,000-added (2015)

Historical notesEdit

First run on May 14, 1887 at Gravesend Race Track on Coney Island, New York, it was won by Emery & Cotton's Dry Monopole in track record time for the mile and one-quarter distance.[2][3] A versatile horse, a year earlier on June 15, 1886 Dry Monopole had won America's first ever Thoroughbred flat race on turf.[4] The Brooklyn Handicap quickly became one of the top attractions on the New York racing circuit, drawing some of the best Thoroughbreds.[5]

Not run 1911–1912 due to the New York's Hart-Agnew Law which banned parimutuel betting[6][7]

The race was once the second leg of what is sometimes referred to as the New York Handicap Triple series of races. It was preceded by the Metropolitan Handicap and followed by the Suburban Handicap. Four horses won the Handicap Triple:

The race is currently run on the same day as the Metropolitan Handicap, so it is no longer possible to win the Handicap Triple.

Since inception the race has been held at:

The Brooklyn Handicap has been contested at a variety of distances:

  • 1+18 miles : 1915–1939, 1994–2007
  • 1+316 miles : 1956–1959, 1972–1974
  • 1+14 miles : 1887–1914, 1940–1955, 1960–1971, 1975–1976
  • 1+38 miles : 1991–1993
  • 1+12 miles : 1977–1990, 2008 to present

RecordsEdit

Stakes record: (at current distance of 1+12 miles)

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(Miles)
Time
Win$
2021 Lone Rock 6 Ramon Vazquez Robertino Diodoro Flying P Stable 112 M 2:28.97 $220,000
2019 Marconi 4 Jose Lezcano Todd Pletcher Bridlewood Farm, Susan Magnier, Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor 112 M 2:28.97 $220,000
2018 Hoppertunity 7 Flavien Prat Bob Baffert Karl Watson, M. E. Pegram, Paul Weitman 112 M 2:28.61 $220,000
2017 War Story 5 Javier Castellano Jorge Navarro Loooch Racing Stables, Glenn K. Ellis, Imaginary Stables 112 M 2:31.02 $220,000
2016 Shaman Ghost 4 Joel Rosario James Jerkens Stronach Stables 112 M 2:28.40 $220,000
2015 Coach Inge 4 John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Repole Stable 112 M 2:27.17 $220,000
2014 Norumbega 4 Joel Rosario Claude R. McGaughey III Stuart S. Janney III 112 M 2:27.13 $220,000
2013 Calidoscopio 10 Aaron Gryder Mike Puype Dona Pancha 112 M 2:31.64 $275,000
2012 Redeemed 4 Ramon Domínguez Richard E. Dutrow Jr. Jay Em Ess Stable 112 M 2:28.89 $120,000
2011 Birdrun 5 Rajiv Maragh Bill Mott Preston Stables (Jack, Art, & J. R. Preston) 112 M 2:28.24 $90,000
2010 Alcomo 7 Cornelio Velásquez Eduardo Caramori Abdul Rahman Al Jasmi 112 M 2:30.07 $90,000
2009 Eldaafer 4 Jorge Chavez Diane Alvarado Alghuwayriyah Stable 112 M 2:31.58 $120,000
2008 Delosvientos 5 Eibar Coa Giuseppe Iadisernia Giuseppe Iadisernia 112 M 2:30.96 $120,000
2007 Any Given Saturday 3 Garrett Gomez Todd Pletcher WinStar Farm & Padua Stables 118 M 1:48.31 $94,320
2006 Wanderin Boy 4 Javier Castellano Nick Zito Arthur Hancock III 118 M 1:47.94 $95,700
2005 Limehouse 4 John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Dogwood Stable 118 M 1:46.69 $150,000
2004 Seattle Fitz 5 Richard Migliore Kiaran McLaughlin West Point Stable (Terry Finley syndicate) 118 M 1:46.20 $150,000
2003 Iron Deputy 4 Richard Migliore James Jerkens Susan & John Moore 118 M 1:47.80 $150,000
2002 Seeking Daylight 4 Edgar Prado Mark A. Hennig Edward P. Evans 118 M 1:46.20 $150,000
2001 Albert the Great 4 Jorge Chavez Nicholas Zito Tracy Farmer 118 M 1:47.40 $150,000
2000 Lemon Drop Kid 4 Edgar Prado Scotty Schulhofer Jeanne G. Vance 118 M 1:49.80 $150,000
1999 Running Stag 5 Shane Sellers Philip Mitchell Richard J. Cohen 118 M 1:46.20 $210,000
1998 Subordination 4 Eibar Coa Gary Sciacca Klaravich Stables (Seth Klarman & Jeff Ravich) 118 M 1:46.60 $180,000
1997 Formal Gold 4 Jerry D. Bailey William Perry John D. Murphy 118 M 1:46.20 $180,000
1996 Wekiva Springs 5 Mike E. Smith William I. Mott Donald R. Dizney & James English 118 M 1:46.60 $180,000
1995 You And I 4 Jorge Chavez Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 118 M 1:49.00 $150,000
1994 Devil His Due 5 Mike E. Smith H. Allen Jerkens Lion Crest Stable (Edith Libutti) 118 M 1:46.60 $150,000
1993 Living Vicariously 3 Robbie Davis Claude R. McGaughey III Ogden Mills Phipps 138 M 2:17.80 $150,000
1992 Chief Honcho 5 Randy Romero William I. Mott Matthew K. Firestone 138 M 2:16.80 $210,000
1991 Timely Warning 6 Mike Luzzi Virgil W. Raines Anderson Fowler 138 M 2:14.00 $210,000
1990 Montubio 5 Jacinto Vásquez Angel Penna Jr. Dogwood Stable 112 M 2:28.60 $241,920
1989 Forever Silver 4 Jacinto Vásquez Stanley R. Shapoff Chevalier Stable (Stanley R. Shapoff) 112 M 2:28.60 $238,560
1988 Waquoit 6 José A. Santos Guido Federico Joseph Federico 112 M 2:28.80 $229,740
1987 Waquoit 5 Chris McCarron Guido Federico Joseph Federico 112 M 2:28.40 $249,480
1986 Little Missouri 4 Jean-Luc Samyn George R. Arnold II Loblolly Stable 112 M 2:26.40 $168,900
1985 Bounding Basque 5 Antonio Graell Woody Sedlacek Jacques Wimpfheimer 112 M 2:28.40 $207,300
1984 Fit to Fight 5 Jerry D. Bailey MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stables 112 M 2:27.40 $174,000
1983 Highland Blade 5 Jacinto Vásquez David A. Whiteley Pen-Y-Bryn Farm 112 M 2:31.00 $172,800
1982 Silver Supreme 5 Ángel Cordero Jr. Richard DeStasio Michael Berry 112 M 2:29.40 $131,700
1981 Hechizado 5 Ruben Hernandez H. Allen Jerkens Charles Schmidt Jr. 112 M 2:26.00 $138,300
1980 Winter's Tale 4 Jeffrey Fell MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stables 112 M 2:28.60 $130,200
1979 The Liberal Member 4 Ramon Encinas Angel Penna Sr. Ogden Phipps 112 M 2:28.80 $99,000
1978 Nasty And Bold 3 Jean-Luc Samyn Philip G. Johnson Meadow Hill Lane Farm 112 M 2:26.00 $63,900
1977 Great Contractor 4 Ángel Cordero Jr. Roger Laurin Howard Wilson 112 M 2:26.20 $66,600
1976 Forego 6 Heliodoro Gustines Frank Y. Whiteley Jr. Lazy F Ranch 114 M 2:01.20 $67,860
1975 Forego 5 Heliodoro Gustines Sherrill W. Ward Lazy F Ranch 114 M 1:59.80 $66,780
1974 Forego 4 Heliodoro Gustines Sherrill W. Ward Lazy F Ranch 1316 M 1:54.80 $66,600
1973 Riva Ridge 4 Ron Turcotte Lucien Laurin Meadow Stable 1316 M 1:52.40 $67,200
1972 Key To The Mint 3 Braulio Baeza J. Elliott Burch Rokeby Stables 1316 M 1:54.80 $70,860
1971 Never Bow 5 Bobby Ussery Pancho Martin Sigmund Sommer 114 M 2:03.60 $69,060
1970 Dewan 5 Laffit Pincay Jr. James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 114 M 2:02.80 $69,810
1969 Nodouble 4 Eddie Belmonte J. Bert Sonnier Verna Lea Farm 114 M 2:00.40 $70,850
1968 Damascus 4 Manuel Ycaza Frank Y. Whiteley Jr. Edith W. Bancroft 114 M 1:59.20 $71,110
1967 Handsome Boy 4 Eddie Belmonte H. Allen Jerkens Hobeau Farm 114 M 2:00.20 $69,355
1966 Buckpasser 3 Braulio Baeza Edward A. Neloy Ogden Phipps 114 M 2:01.80 $69,615
1965 Pia Star 4 John Sellers Clyde Troutt Ada L. Rice 114 M 2:00.60 $69,680
1964 Gun Bow 4 Walter Blum Edward A. Neloy Gedney Farms (Harry Albert & Mrs. John Stanley) 114 M 1:59.60 $71,500
1963 Cyrano 4 Bobby Ussery John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 114 M 2:01.60 $72,800
1962 Beau Purple 5 William Boland H. Allen Jerkens Hobeau Farm 114 M 2:00.00 $71,240
1961 Kelso 4 Eddie Arcaro Carl Hanford Bohemia Stable 114 M 2:01.60 $73,320
1960 On-and-On 4 Ismael Valenzuela Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 114 M 2:03.00 $70,010
1959 Babu 5 Conn McCreary Jack Weipert W. Cal Partee 1316 M 1:56.40 $72,545
1958 Cohoes 4 John Ruane John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 1316 M 1:55.60 $36,450
1957 Portersville 4 Eldon Nelson Anthony J. Pupino Clearwater Stable (F.L. Leatherbury & E.A. Roberts) 1316 M 1:55.20 $37,700
1956 Dedicate 4 Eddie Arcaro G. Carey Winfrey Mrs. Jan Burke 1316 M 1:55.80 $37,600
1955 High Gun 4 Eddie Arcaro Max Hirsch King Ranch 114 M 2:03.00 $37,900
1954 Invigorator 4 Eddie Arcaro Edward A. Neloy Saxon Stables 114 M 2:04.40 $40,500
1953 Tom Fool 4 Ted Atkinson John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 114 M 2:04.40 $37,900
1952 Crafty Admiral 4 Eric Guerin Robert B. Odom Charfran Stable (Charles & Frances Cohen) 114 M 2:01.80 $41,700
1951 Palestinian 5 Sam Boulmetis Sr. Hirsch Jacobs Isidor Bieber 114 M 2:03.80 $39,000
1950 My Request 5 Ted Atkinson James P. Conway Ben F. Whitaker 114 M 2:03.00 $41,000
1949 Assault 6 Dave Gorman Max Hirsch King Ranch 114 M 2:02.80 $40,600
1948 Conniver 4 Ted Atkinson William Post Harry La Montague 114 M 2:05.80 $39,300
1947 Assault 4 Eddie Arcaro Max Hirsch King Ranch 114 M 2:03.60 $38,100
1946 Gallorette 4 Job Dean Jessop Edward A. Christmas William L. Brann 114 M 2:05.00 $41,100
1945 Stymie 4 Robert Permane Max Hirsch Ethel D. Jacobs 114 M 2:02.20 $39,120
1944 Four Freedoms 4 Eddie Arcaro John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 114 M 2:02.80 $39,720
1943 Devil Diver 4 Steve Brooks John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 114 M 2:03.40 $23,200
1942 Whirlaway 4 George Woolf Ben A. Jones Calumet Farm 114 M 2:02.40 $23,650
1941 Fenelon 4 James Stout James Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 114 M 2:03.60 $19,250
1940 Isolater 7 James Stout James Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 114 M 2:03.00 $16,900
1939 Cravat 4 Basil James Walter Burrows Townsend B. Martin 118 M 1:48.20 $18,250
1938 The Chief 3 Johnny Longden Earl Sande Maxwell Howard 118 M 1:48.40 $18,450
1937 Seabiscuit 4 Red Pollard Tom Smith Charles S. Howard 118 M 1:50.20 $18,025
1936 Discovery 5 Leo Fallon Bud Stotler Alfred G. Vanderbilt Jr. 118 M 1:50.00 $10,575
1935 Discovery 4 John Bejshak Bud Stotler Alfred G. Vanderbilt Jr. 118 M 1:48.20 $10,200
1934 Discovery 3 John Bejshak Bud Stotler Alfred G. Vanderbilt Jr. 118 M 1:49.80 $2,925
1933 Dark Secret 4 Hank Mills James Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable 118 M 1:51.20 $3,380
1932 Blenheim III 4 Hank Mills James Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable 118 M 1:51.20 $9,800
1931 Questionnaire 4 Raymond Workman Andy Schuttinger James Butler 118 M 1:49.00 $13,900
1930 Sortie 5 Pete Walls Max Hirsch A. Charles Schwartz 118 M 1:49.80 $10,800
1929 Light Carbine 6 Georgie Rose Michael J. Dunleavy Ira B. Humphreys 118 M 1:50.60 $14,300
1928 Black Panther 4 John Maiben Thomas J. Healey Walter J. Salmon Sr. 118 M 1:51.20 $13,750
1927 Peanuts 5 Harold Thurber George M. Odom Aknusti Stable 118 M 1:48.80 $13,150
1926 Single Foot 4 Clarence Turner Harry Rites J. Edwin Griffith 118 M 1:50.40 $11,950
1925 Mad Play 4 Laverne Fator Sam Hildreth Rancocas Stable 118 M 1:50.00 $7,600
1924 Hephaistos 5 John Maiben Frank E. Brown Frank E. Brown 118 M 1:50.80 $7,600
1923 Little Chief 4 Earl Sande Sam Hildreth Rancocas Stable 118 M 1:50.00 $7,600
1922 Exterminator 7 Albert Johnson Henry McDaniel Willis Sharpe Kilmer 118 M 1:50.00 $7,600
1921 Grey Lag 3 Laverne Fator Sam Hildreth Rancocas Stable 118 M 1:49.80 $7,600
1920 Cirrus 4 Lavelle Ensor Sam Hildreth Sam Hildreth 118 M 1:50.00 $5,850
1919 Eternal 3 Andy Schuttinger Kimball Patterson James W. McClelland 118 M 1:49.80 $4,850
1918 Cudgel 4 Lawrence Lyke H. Guy Bedwell J. K. L. Ross 118 M 1:50.20 $4,850
1917 Borrow 9 Willie Knapp James G. Rowe Sr. Harry P. Whitney 118 M 1:49.40 $4,850
1916 Friar Rock 3 Everett Haynes Sam Hildreth August Belmont Jr. 118 M 1:50.00 $3,850
1915 Tartar 5 John McTaggart Thomas J. Healey Richard T. Wilson Jr. 118 M 1:50.60 $3,850
1914 Buckhorn 5 Joe McCahey Jack D. Adkins Roderick J. Mackenzie 114 M 2:08.00 $3,350
1913 Whisk Broom II 6 Joe Notter James G. Rowe Sr. Harry P. Whitney 114 M 2:03.40 $3,125
1912 No races held due to the Hart–Agnew Law.
1911
1910 Fitz Herbert 4 Eddie Dugan Sam Hildreth Sam Hildreth 114 M 2:05.60 $4,800
1909 King James 4 Eddie Dugan Sam Hildreth Sam Hildreth 114 M 2:04.00 $3,850
1908 Celt 3 Joe Notter James G. Rowe Sr. James R. Keene 114 M 2:04.20 $19,750
1907 Superman 3 Walter Miller James G. Rowe Sr. James R. Keene 114 M 2:05.60 $15,800
1906 Tokalon 5 Richard Bedell J. W. Fuller J. W. Fuller 114 M 2:05.60 $15,800
1905 Delhi 4 Tommy Burns James G. Rowe Sr. James R. Keene 114 M 2:06.40 $15,800
1904 The Picket 4 Oscar Helgesen Carroll B. Reid Waldeck Stable (John Middleton & Carl Jungbluth) 114 M 2:06.60 $15,800
1903 Irish Lad 3 Frank O'Neill John W. Rogers Westbury Stable 114 M 2:05.40 $14,950
1902 Reina 4 Winfield O'Connor Julius Bauer Arthur Featherstone 114 M 2:07.00 $7,800
1901 Conroy 3 Winfield O'Connor James G. Rowe Sr. James & Foxhall Keene 114 M 2:09.00 7,800
1900 Kinley Mack 4 Patrick McCue Peter Wimmer Augustus Eastin & Samuel E. Larabie 114 M 2:10.00 $7,800
1899 Banastar 4 Danny Maher Matthew M. Allen William H. Clark 114 M 2:06.25 $7,800
1898 Ornament 4 Tod Sloan Charles T. Patterson Hal Price Headley & W. P. Norton 114 M 2:10.00 $7,800
1897 Howard Mann 4 Skeets Martin William C. Smith George E. Smith 114 M 2:09.75 $7,750
1896 Sir Walter 6 Fred Taral Walter C. Rollins Oneck Stable 114 M 2:08.50 $7,750
1895 Hornpipe 4 Anthony Hamilton William Lakeland James & Foxhall Keene 114 M 2:11.25 $7,750
1894 Dr. Rice 4 Fred Taral Fred Foster Fred Foster 114 M 2:07.25 $17,750
1893 Diablo 7 Fred Taral John S. Campbell Alfred F. Walcott & John S. Campbell 114 M 2:09.00 $17,750
1892 Judge Morrow 5 Alexander Covington Green B. Morris Green B. Morris 114 M 2:08.75 $17,750
1891 Tenny 5 Shelby Barnes P. S. Donovan David T. Pulsifer 114 M 2:10.00 $14,800
1890 Castaway II 4 W. Bunn John Campbell Beverwyck Stable 114 M 2:10.00 $6,900
1889 Exile 7 Anthony Hamilton William Lakeland William Lakeland 114 M 2:07.50 $6,900
1888 The Bard 5 William Hayward John Huggins Alexander Cassatt 114 M 2:13.00 $6,925
1887 Dry Monopole 4 Andy McCarthy Not found Emery & Co. 114 M 2:07.00 $5,850

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brooklyn Stakes". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Samuel Emerys Racing Plans". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1910-10-23. Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  3. ^ "Dry Monopole's Victory; Breaking The Mile And A Quarter Record". New York Times, page 7. 1887-05-15. Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  4. ^ "Winning the Lion's Share - Dry Monopole Never Headed". New York Times, page 3. 1886-06-16. Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  5. ^ "Condensed History Of The Brooklyn Handicap". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1907-05-19. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  6. ^ "Penalties in the New York Bills". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1908-01-18. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  7. ^ Times, Special To The New York (July 14, 1911). "Race Track Bill Defeated In Senate; Measure Modifying Directors' Liability for Gambling Fails of Passage". Retrieved September 2, 2017.

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