The Daingerfield Handicap was an American long distance Thoroughbred horse race held annually from 1941 through 1953 at Jamaica Race Course, Jamaica, Queens, New York. Run on dirt for horses age three and older, for the first two years it was contested at two miles after which the distance was set at two and one-sixteenth miles.
|Discontinued stakes race|
|Location||Jamaica Race Course, Jamaica, Queens, New York|
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Qualification||Three years old and up|
The inaugural running took place on October 25, 1941 at Empire City Race Track in Yonkers, New York. The two-mile event was won by Marshall Field's Piping Rock and was run at a distance of two miles. The race remained at Empire City for another year after which it was moved to the Jamaica Race Course in 1943 where the distance was increased to two miles and a sixteenth making it the longest race ever run at Jamaica.
The final running of the Daingerfield Handicap took place on November 11, 1953. It was won by a three-year-old colt named Guy with another Canadian-born jockey, Nick Wall, on board.
- 3:30 2/5 @ 2 1⁄16 miles: Royal Castle (1950) (new world record on dirt)
- no horse won this race more than once
Most wins by a jockey:
- 2 - Ted Atkinson (1945, 1950)
Most wins by a trainer:
- 2 - Sol Rutchick (1945, 1947)
Most wins by an owner:
- no owner won this race more than once
|1953||Guy||3||Nick Wall||R. W. "Buster" Lilly||Mrs. Harry L. Nathenson||2 1⁄16||3:33.60||$19,625|
|1952||Mandingo||4||Hedley Woodhouse||Kay Erik Jensen||Mrs. H. P. Christiansen & Bland G. Jensen||2 1⁄16||3:35.60||$18,025|
|1951||Saxony||3||Conn McCreary||William Stephens||Woolford Farm||2 1⁄16||3:33.40||$21,250|
|1950||Royal Castle||3||Ted Atkinson||George W. Coburn||Joe M. Seider||2 1⁄16||3:30.40||$16,850|
|1949||Flying Missel||4||Eddie Arcaro||Max Hirsch||King Ranch||2 1⁄16||3:32.40||$15,050|
|1948||Phalanx||4||Shelby Clark||Sylvester Veitch||Sonny Whitney||2 1⁄16||3:35.80||$20,300|
|1947||Reckon||3||Earl Knapp||Sol Rutchick||Col. Edmund P. Bixer||2 1⁄16||3:37.20||$19,250|
|1946||Hachazo||5||Ruperto Donoso||Horatio Luro||Boone Hall Stable||2 1⁄16||3:35.60||$9,975|
|1945||Eurasian||5||Ted Atkinson||Sol Rutchick||Havaholme Stable (Frank & Joseph Rabinovich)||2 1⁄16||3:33.40||$6,700|
|1944||Baruna||5||Charles Wahler||Edward Coates||Mrs. C. E. Coates||2 1⁄16||3:34.40||$6,775|
|1943||Resolute II||5||Claude Erickson||J. T. Maloney||Mrs. E. J. Maloney||2 1⁄16||3:35.80||$5,075|
|1942||Bright Gallant||4||Alfred Robertson||Hirsch Jacobs||Isidor Bieber||2||3:27.40||$3,330|
|1941||Piping Rock||4||Tommy May||George M. Odom||Marshall Field III||2||3:27.00||$3,340|
Past and present North American marathon racesEdit
- Annual Champion Stakes
- Display Handicap
- Empire City Gold Cup
- Gallant Fox Handicap
- Gallant Man Handicap
- Brooklyn Handicap
- Fort Harrod Stakes
- Tokyo City Cup
- Valedictory Stakes
- "Piping Rock Triumphs". Montreal Gazette, page 21. 1941-10-27. Retrieved 2020-06-05.
- "Death Of Maj. Algernon Daingerfield Is Mourned: Jockey Club Official Succumbs in New York After Long Illness". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1941-06-11. Retrieved 2012-06-05.
- "Resolute II Closes Fast to Annex $7,700 Daingerfield Handicap at Jamaica". New York Times, Section Sports, page 31. 1943-10-28. Retrieved 2020-06-11.
- "Royal Castle Sets World Mark in Jamaica Finale". Detroit Free Press, page 34. 1950-11-16. Retrieved 2020-06-29.