Hialeah Turf Cup Handicap

The Hialeah Turf Cup Handicap is a discontinued American Thoroughbred horse race open to horses aged three and older that was run each year at Hialeah Park Race Track in Hialeah, Florida until the track closed at the end of the 2001 racing season. At the time, it was the oldest grass race in America.

Hialeah Turf Cup Handicap
Discontinued stakes race
LocationHialeah Park Race Track
Hialeah, Florida, United States
Inaugurated1926
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Race information
Distance1 316 miles (9.5 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-years-old & up
WeightHandicap
PurseUS$200,000

The race was inaugurated as the Miami Cup Handicap ion March 13, 1926 and was open to horses age three and older. In addition to the President's gold cup, winner Boon Companion received what at the time was a very sizeable winner's purse of $24,950.[1] From 1929 through 1952 it was run as the Miami Beach Handicap then in 1953 was renamed the Hialeah Turf Cup Handicap.[2] The race was run on dirt until 1939 when it was permanently moved to the turf. It was a Grade 1 event in 1989 when financial difficulties saw racing at Hialeah Park suspended. On resumption in 1992, the race lost its graded stakes status.

Run in two divisions in 1944, the race was contested at different distances:

  • 1 mile – 1932–1938
  • 1 mile, 70 yards – 1929–1931
  • 1 116 miles – 1926, 1939–1944
  • 1 18 miles – 1927
  • 1 316 miles – 1995–1999, 2001
  • 1 14 miles – 1946
  • 1 38 miles – 2000
  • 1 12 miles – 1947–1994

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 2:25.40 @ 112 miles – El Senor (1989)

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(Miles)
Time
2001 Del Mar Show 4 Robbie Davis William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson trust 1316 1:53.06
2000 Monkey Puzzle 4 René Douglas Stephen L. DiMauro Joseph F. Graffeo 138 2:13.50
1999 Federal Trial 4 Robbie Davis Lou M. Goldfine Arthur I. Appleton 1316 1:52.67
1998 Yagli 5 Heberto Castillo Jr. William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson 1316 1:51.79
1997 Sharp Appeal 4 Gary Boulanger Martin D. Wolfson Martin L. Cherry 1316 1:54.93
1996 Signal Tap 5 John Velazquez Flint S. Schulhofer Centennial Farm 1316 1:53.15
1995 Turk Passer 5 John Velazquez Anthony Margotta Jr. Michael Shanley, Leonard Leveen, Steven M. Weiss 1316 1:54.40
1994 Awad 4 Eddie Maple David G. Donk Ryehill Farm (Jim & Eleanor Ryan) 112 2:30.00
1993 Spectacular Tide 4 René Douglas Stanley M. Hough Elizabeth & David Whelan 112 2:25.60
1992 Crystal Moment 7 Rick Wilson Ronald Houghton Longleaf Pine Farm (Shirley "Cosy" Lathrop) 112 2:28.22
1990 – 1991 Race not held
1989 El Senor 5 Herb McCauley William W. Wright Frances W. Luro 112 2:25.40
1988 Double Bed 5 Gérald Mossé François Doumen Ronald Reeves 112 2:27.80
1987 Theatrical 5 Pat Day William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson 112 2:28.60
1986 Sondrio 5 Craig Perret Howard M. Tesher Craig B. Singer 112 2:27.60
1985 Selous Scout 4 Robin Platts Roger Attfield Charles Rittenberg 112 2:27.20
1984 Nijinsky's Secret 6 José Vélez Jr. Kent Stirling John A. "Bud" McDougald 112 2:26.80
1983 Nijinsky's Secret 5 José Vélez Jr. Kent Stirling John A. "Bud" McDougald 112 2:27.20
1982 The Bart 6 Eddie Delahoussaye John Sullivan Franklin N. Groves 112 2:26.00
1981 Lobsang 5 Mike Venezia Victor J. Nickerson Walter Haefner 112 2:27.20
1980 John Henry 5 Darrel McHargue Ron McAnally Dotsam Stable 112 2:29.40
1979 Bowl Game 5 Ángel Cordero Jr. John M. Gaver Jr. Greentree Stable 112 2:26.60
1978 Noble Dancer 6 Steve Cauthen Thomas J. Kelly Haakon Fretheim 112 2:28.00
1977 Improviser 5 Miguel A. Rivera John J. Weipert Elmendorf Farm 112 2:28.00
1976 Legion 6 Earlie Fires Gerald F. Jabalee Ralph Chapman 112 2:29.20
1976 Lord Henham 4 Roger I. Velez Stephen A. DiMauro Robert E. Sangster 112 2:28.20
1975 Outdoors 6 Daryl Montoya John W. Russell Ogden Phipps 112 2:27.40
1974 Big Whippendeal 4 Miguel A. Rivera Oscar Dishman Kinsman Stable 112 2:26.20
1973 Gleaming 5 Ángel Cordero Jr. Reggie Cornell Calumet Farm 112 2:27.60
1972 Gleaming 4 Ángel Cordero Jr. Reggie Cornell Calumet Farm 112 2:27.20
1971 Drumtop 5 Chuck Baltazar Roger Laurin James B. Moseley 112 2:26.80
1970 Vent du Nord 5 Ron Turcotte Al Scotti Emanuel Mittman 112 2:27.40
1969 Blanquette 5 Sandino Hernandez Angel Penna Sr. Gustave Ring 112 2:29.00
1968 He's A Smoothie 5 Braulio Baeza Warren Beasley William R. Beasley 112 2:32.80
1967 War Censor 4 Earlie Fires S. Bryant Ott Fourth Estate Stable 112 2:28.20
1966 Kentucky Jug 5 William Boland Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 112 2:27.20
1965 Hot Dust 5 Steve Brooks Sidney J. Smith Mrs. Alfred J. Giordano 112 2:29.20
1964 Carteret 6 Ray Broussard Harry Trotsek Hasty House Farm 112 2:28.60
1963 Intercepted 4 Robert Ussery Joseph H. Pierce Sr. Pin Oak Farm 112 2:40.40
1962 El Loco 5 John Sellers Harry Trotsek Hasty House Farm 112 2:29.80
1961 Wolfram 5 John L. Rotz Burley Parke Harbor View Farm 112 2:29.60
1960 Amerigo 5 Bill Hartack Harris Brown Lillian B. Christopher 112 2:29.20
1959 Tudor Era 6 Pete Anderson Arnold N. Winick Mrs. Herbert Herff 112 2:29.80
1958 Meeting 5 John Ruane John Sceusa Tartan Stable 112 2:27.80
1957 Jabneh 5 Bill Hartack Phil S. Goodwin Eugenia E. Bankhead 112 2:31.20
1956 Guardian 6 Ray Mikkonen George M. Odom Josephine Widener Bigelow 112 2:29.20
1955 Stan 5 John Adams Harry Trotsek Hasty House Farm 112 2:29.60
1954 Picador 7 Hedley Woodhouse Preston M. Burch Brookmeade Stable 112 2:28.80
1953 Royal Vale 5 William Boland James E. Ryan Esther du Pont Weir 112 2:28.80
1952 Pilaster 8 Nick Shuk Frank A. Bonsal Mrs. Henry L. Straus 112 2:30.20
1951 Going Away 5 Joe Culmone Preston M. Burch Brookmeade Stable 112 2:31.60
1950 Chicle II 5 Hedley Woodhouse Joseph H. Pierce Sr. Palatine Stable (Frank Rosen) 112 2:29.00
1949 Dinner Hour 5 Angel Rivera Larry H. Thompson Helen S. Reineman 112 2:30.40
1948 Stud Poker 5 Donald MacAndrews Paul L. Kelley Edward E. Voynow 112 2:29.20
1947 Tel O'Sullivan 4 James Stout George W. Carroll Mrs. Louis Rabinowitz 112 2:36.00
1946 Frere Jacques 4 Conn McCreary Marion McGonigle Jacob Sher 114 2:04.20
1945 No race held due to WW II restrictions
1944-1 Air Current 5 Ted Atkinson Walter A. Kelley Allen T. Simmons 1116 1:44.40
1944-2 Rascal 5 Conn McCreary Paul L. Kelley V. L. Shea 1116 1:45.00
1943 No race held due to WW II restrictions
1942 Sir Marlboro 6 Eddie Arcaro Eddie Coates Mrs. Joseph Eitinger 1116 1:44.80
1941 Robert L 7 Eddie Arcaro John B. Partridge John B. Partridge 1116 1:47.40
1940 Sandy Boot 7 Willie Lee Johnson John B. Partridge James D. Norris 1116 1:48.20
1939 Maeriel 6 Joseph Renick George E. Phillips Maemere Farm 1116 1:46.20
1938 Wise Prince 6 Carroll Bierman Hirsch Jacobs Felix Spatola 1m 1:37.00
1937 White Cockade 4 Hilton Dabson James E. Fitzsimmons Ogden Phipps 1m 1:39.00
1936 Nectarine 4 Joseph Renick Bert S. Michell Jean Denmark 1m 1:36.40
1935 Larranaga 6 Wayne Wright Frank J. Kearns Anall Stable (Allan A. Ryan) 1m 1:37.20
1934 Springsteel 5 Jimmy Burke William Irvine Sylvester W. Labrot 1m 1:38.00
1933 Curaçao 4 Silvio Coucci William Brennan Greentree Stable 1m 1:38.20
1932 Repentance 4 Herbert Callahan Mose Lowenstein Gladys M. Pulitzer 1m 1:36.40
1931 Silverdale 5 Eddie Ambrose John F. Schorr Edward B. McLean 1m,70yds 1:45.40
1930 Herrick 4 Charles Kurtsinger James Gass C. E. Hamilton 1m,70yds 1:42.20
1929 Fly Hawk 5 O. Brown A. G. Robertson William Maher 1m,70yds 1:43.60
1927 War Eagle 3 Eddie Ambrose John F. Schorr Edward B. McLean 118 1:51.20
1926 Boon Companion 4 Vincent Stott Al G. Woodman Coventry Stable (S. A. Cowan) 1116 1:46.40

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Miami Cup Captured by Boon Companion; Cowan Colt Wins $24,950 by Beating Superfrank in Richest Stake of Meeting". New York Times. 1926-03-14. Section 10 Sports, page 1. Retrieved 2020-02-08.
  2. ^ Miami Daily News – March 2, 1954