Manhattan Handicap

The Manhattan Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race raced annually at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. It is named for Manhattan, the principal borough of the City of New York. Currently offering a purse of $1,000,000, the Grade I Manhattan Handicap is open to 4-year-olds & up, and is run on turf over the classic distance of ​1 14 miles.

Manhattan Handicap
Grade I race
LocationBelmont Park
Elmont, New York, USA
Inaugurated1867
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Website[1]
Race information
Distance1 14 miles (10 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-year-olds & up
WeightHandicap
Purse$1,000,000 (since 2014)[1]

Inaugurated in 1867 at the now defunct Jerome Park Racetrack it was there through 1894 when the racetrack closed. Moved in 1895 to Morris Park Racecourse in The Bronx, New York it remained there through 1904 when that racetrack also closed down. In 1905 the race was moved to Belmont Park. It was contested on dirt from inception through 1970, and again in 1977, 1979 and 1988. The race was hosted by Aqueduct Racetrack in 1959 and 1961, plus between 1963 and 1967.

There was no race held in 1897 and 1909 to 1913. Large fields in 1971, 1972, 1975 and 1977 saw the race divided into two divisions.

Since 1994, the race has been run on the undercard of the final leg of the U.S. Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes.

Over the years, the Manhattan Handicap has been set at a variety of distances:

  • 1867-1896, 1978 to present : 114 miles (10 furlongs)
  • 1898-1908 : six furlongs
  • 1914-1915 : seven furlongs
  • 1916-1932 : 1 mile
  • 1933-1958, 1960, 1962, 1963–1964, 1968–1969, 1977 : 1 12 miles (12 furlongs)
  • 1961 : 1 516 miles (11 furlongs)
  • 1959, 1965-1967 : 1 58 miles (13 furlongs)
  • 1970 to 1976 : 1 38 miles (11 furlongs)

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

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$
Gr.
2020 Instilled Regard 5 Irad Ortiz Jr. Chad C. Brown OXO Equine LLC 114 m 2:02.59 $220,000 G1
2019 Bricks and Mortar 5 Irad Ortiz Jr. Chad C. Brown Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence 114 m 1:58.11 $535,000 G1
2018 Spring Quality 6 Edgar Prado Graham Motion Augustin Stable 114 m 1:58.58 $535,000 G1
2017 Ascend 5 Jose Ortiz Graham Motion Stone Farm & Madaket Stables (Sol Kumin) 114 m 1:59.97 $535,000 G1
2016 Flintshire 6 Javier Castellano Chad C. Brown Juddmonte Farms 114 m 1:58.92 $535,000 G1
2015 Slumber 7 Irad Ortiz Jr. Chad C. Brown Dubb/Sheep Pond/Bethlehem Stables 114 m 2:01.23 $535,000 G1
2014 Real Solution 5 Javier Castellano Chad C. Brown Ken & Sarah Ramsey 114 m 1:59.27 $535,000 G1
2013 Point of Entry 5 John Velazquez C. R. McGaughey III Phipps Stable 114 m 2:02.55 $300,000 G1
2012 Desert Blanc 4 Ramon Dominguez Chad C. Brown Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc., Mackie Racing, Vintage Thoroughbreds LLC, et al. 114 m 1:59.65 $300,000 G1
2011 Mission Approved 7 Jose Espinoza Naipaul Chatterpaul Naipaul & Terikchand Chatterpaul 114 m 2:06.32 $240,000 G1
2010 Winchester 5 Cornelio Velasquez Christophe Clement Bertram & Diana Firestone 114 m 1:59.46 $240,000 G1
2009 Gio Ponti 4 Garrett Gomez Christophe Clement Castleton Lyons 114 m 2:02.91 $240,000 G1
2008 Dancing Forever 5 Rene Douglas C. R. McGaughey III Phipps Stable 114 m 1:59.62 $240,000 G1
2007 Better Talk Now 8 Ramon Dominguez H. Graham Motion Bushwood Stable (Brent Johnson, Karl Barth, Chris Dwyer) 114 m 2:02.39 $240,000 G1
2006 Cacique 5 Edgar Prado Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 114 m 2:04.10 $240,000 G1
2005 Good Reward 4 Jerry D. Bailey C. R. McGaughey III Phipps Stable 114 m 2:00.69 $240,000 G1
2004 Meteor Storm 5 Jose Valdivia Jr. Wallace Dollase The Horizon Stable (M. Jarvis, G. Margolis, K. Smole, J. Conway) 114 m 1:59.34 $240,000 G1
2003 Denon 5 Jerry D. Bailey Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann & Flaxman Stable 114 m 2:14.16 $240,000 G1
2002 Beat Hollow 5 Alex Solis Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 114 m 2:01.29 $240,000 G1
2001 Forbidden Apple 6 Corey Nakatani Christophe Clement Arthur I. Appleton 114 m 2:00.77 $240,000 G1
2000 Manndar 4 Jerry D. Bailey C. Beau Greely Columbine Stable (Andrea Pollack) 114 m 1:59.61 $240,000 G1
1999 Yagli 6 Jerry D. Bailey William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson 114 m 1:58.48 $180,000 G1
1998 Chief Bearhart 5 José A. Santos Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm 114 m 1:58.25 $150,000 G1
1997 Ops Smile 5 Robbie Davis William Boniface Jim Karp, Kennard Warfield, et al. 114 m 1:59.00 $120,000 G1
1996 Diplomatic Jet 4 Jorge Chavez James E. Picou Fred W. Hooper 114 m 2:00.14 $120,000 G1
1995 Awad 5 Eddie Maple David G. Donk Ryehill Farm (James P. Ryan) 114 m 1:58.57 $120,000 G1
1994 Paradise Creek 5 Pat Day William I. Mott Nishiyama Masayuki 114 m 1:57.79 $90,000 G1
1993 Star of Cozzene 5 José A. Santos Mark A. Hennig Team Valor 114 m 1:58.89 $90,000 G2
1992 Sky Classic 5 Pat Day James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 114 m 2:02.42 $172,860 G2
1991 Academy Award 5 Art Madrid Jr. Richard A. DeStasio Peter E. Blum 114 m 1:59.78 $111,600 G2
1990 Phantom Breeze 4 Mike E. Smith William I. Mott Bertram R. Firestone 114 m 2:02.00 $52,110 G2
1989 Milesius 5 Richard Migliore Thomas Skiffington Virginia Kraft Payson 114 m 2:00.00 $73,440 G1
1988 Milesius 4 Chris Antley Richard J. Lundy Virginia Kraft Payson 114 m 2:04.00 $71,760 G1
1987 Silver Voice 4 Julio Pezua Angel Penna Jr. Lazy F Farm 114 m 2:01.00 $86,220 G1
1986 Danger's Hour 4 Jerry D. Bailey MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stable 114 m 2:02.00 $73,300 G1
1985 Cool 4 Jacinto Vasquez Angel Penna Jr. Pin Oak Farm 114 m 2:02.00 $77,280 G1
1984 Win 4 Antonio Graell Sally A. Bailie Fredrick Ephraim 114 m 2:00.00 $77,520 G1
1983 Acaroid 5 Angel Cordero Jr. Jan H. Nerud Tartan Stable 114 m 2:00.00 $72,240 G2
1982 Sprink 4 Jimmy Miranda Gene Colandonato Irving Paparo 114 m 2:01.00 $51,570 G2
1981 Match The Hatch 5 Jean-Luc Samyn Philip G. Johnson Kathy M. Johnson 114 m 2:03.00 $52,470 G2
1980 Morold 5 Eddie Maple Michael J. Doyle George C. Frostad 114 m 2:00.20 $53,910 G2
1979 Fluorescent Light 4 Jeffrey Fell Angel Penna Sr. Ogden Mills Phipps 114 m 2:04.00 $51,615 G2
1978 Fabulous Time 4 Angel Cordero Jr. John W. Russell Ogden Mills Phipps 114 m 2:01.40 $48,690 G2
1977-1 Gentle King 4 Steve Cauthen W. Preston King Canam East Stable (Arthur Fouks) 112 m 2:28.00 $32,070 G2
1977-2 Gallivantor 5 Steve Cauthen Joseph A. Trovato Jack R. Hogan 112 m 2:28.00 $32,070 G2
1976 Caucasus 4 Fernando Toro Charlie Whittingham Cardiff Stock Farm 138 m 2:14.40 $33,930 G2
1975-1 Salt Marsh 4 Eddie Maple Thomas J. Kelly Brookmeade Stable 138 m 2:16.60 $33,600 G2
1975-2 Snow Knight 4 Jorge Velasquez MacKenzie Miller Windfields Farm 138 m 2:16.20 $33,990 G2
1974 Golden Don 4 Jean Cruguet Kay Erik Jensen Archie Donaldson 138 m 2:19.80 $35,970 G2
1973 London Company 3 Laffit Pincay Jr. Leroy Jolley Chance Hill Farm 138 m 2:15.60 $36,120 G2
1972-1 Star Envoy 4 Jorge Velasquez Everett W. King Lloyd I. Miller 138 m 2:13.00 $28,110
1972-2 Ruritania 3 Ron Turcotte John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 138 m 2:14.00 $28,110
1971-1 Happy Way 4 Heliodoro Gustines Nick Combest Clinton LaGrosa 138 m 2:16.00 $27,390
1971-2 Big Shot II 6 Jorge Tejeira Pancho Martin Sigmund Sommer 138 m 2:16.40 $27,990
1970 Shelter Bay 4 Robert Woodhouse Flint S. Schulhofer Tartan Stable 138 m 2:14.60 $40,300
1969 Harem Lady 5 Eddie Belmonte H. Allen Jerkens Hobeau Farm 112 m 2:30.20 $34,580
1968 Quicken Tree 5 Bill Hartack Clyde Turk Louis R. Rowan & Wheelock Whitney Jr. 112 m 2:28.00 $37,895
1967 Munden Point 5 Bobby Ussery Ira Hanford Loren P. Guy 158 m 2:41.00 $37,180
1966 Moontrip 5 Eddie Belmonte Kay Erik Jensen Ewing Kauffman 158 m 2:42.00 $38,545
1965 Roman Brother 4 Braulio Baeza Burley Parke Harbor View Farm 158 m 2:43.20 $36,790
1964 Going Abroad 4 Ray Broussard Joseph H. Pierce Jr. Edward Seltzer 112 m 2:26.20 $37,765
1963 Smart 4 Eldon Nelson Henry S. Clark Christiana Stable 112 m 2:28.00 $38,220
1962 Tutankhamen 4 Braulio Baeza John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 112 m 2:28.00 $37,765
1961 Nickel Boy 6 Ismael Valenzuela Walter A. Kelley Elmendorf Farm 1516 m 2:10.00 $36,985
1960 Don Poggio 4 Sam Boulmetis Robert L. Dotter Gustave Ring 112 m 2:29.00 $36,255
1959 Round Table 5 Bill Shoemaker William Molter Kerr Stable 158 m 2:42.00 $37,320
1958 Warhead 3 Eddie Arcaro Kay Erik Jensen Mabel C. Scholtz 112 m 2:28.00 $36,515
1957 Reneged 4 Bobby Ussery Homer Pardue Woodley Lane Farm (Joe Straus, Lafayette Ward, Steven B. Wilson) 112 m 2:29.00 $37,300
1956 Flying Fury 4 Ted Atkinson Woody Stephens Cain Hoy Stable 112 m 2:30.20 $37,600
1955 Social Outcast 4 Eric Guerin William C. Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 112 m 2:30.00 $22,200
1954 High Gun 3 Eddie Arcaro Max Hirsch King Ranch 112 m 2:30.00 $24,150
1953 Jampol 4 Jorge Contreras Max Kahlbaum Max Kahlbaum 112 m 2:30.00 $23,300
1952 Lone Eagle 6 Con Errico Kay Erik Jensen Gustave Ring 112 m 2:30.00 $23,950
1951 County Delight 4 Eric Guerin James E. Ryan Rokeby Stable 112 m 2:29.00 $19,550
1950 One Hitter 4 Ted Atkinson John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 112 m 2:29.20 $20,800
1949 Donor 5 Warren Mehrtens George P. Odom Elizabeth Howe 112 m 2:28.00 $20,400
1948 Loyal Legion 4 Ted Atkinson Oscar White Walter M. Jeffords 112 m 2:29.00 $19,600
1947 Rico Monte 5 Eddie Arcaro Horatio Luro W. Arnold Hanger 112 m 2:29.00 $19,250
1946 Stymie 5 Basil James Hirsch Jacobs Ethel D. Jacobs 112 m 2:29.00 $20,050
1945 Bankrupt 4 Arnold Kirkland Walter Burrows Townsend B. Martin 112 m 2:31.00 $12,475
1944 Devil Diver 5 Eddie Arcaro John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 112 m 2:36.00 $10,595
1943 Bolingbroke 6 Steve Brooks Walter Burrows Townsend B. Martin 112 m 2:30.00 $7,775
1942 Bolingbroke 5 Herb Lindberg Walter Burrows Townsend B. Martin 112 m 2:27.00 $8,175
1941 Fenelon 4 James Stout James Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 112 m 2:29.00 $8,175
1940 Bolingbroke 3 Sidney Hebert Walter Burrows Townsend B. Martin 112 m 2:30.00 $7,725
1939 Sorteado 4 Leon Haas Tom Smith Charles S. Howard 112 m 2:28.00 $6,675
1938 Isolater 5 James Stout James Fitzsimmons Belair Stud 112 m 2:31.00 $4,300
1937 Count Stone 4 Frank Kopel Stephen J. Lawler Arthur H. Waterman 112 m 2:30.00 $4,230
1936 Action 7 John Gilbert Hirsch Jacobs Ethel D. Jacobs 112 m 2:31.20 $4,450
1935 Count Arthur 3 Wayne D. Wright Frank Hackett Fannie Hertz 112 m 2:30.00 $4,430
1934 Dark Secret 5 Charles Kurtsinger George Tappen Wheatley Stable 112 m 2:29.20 $4,239
1933 Dark Secret 4 Raymond Workman George Tappen Wheatley Stable 112 m 2:30.00 $2,560
1932 Larranaga 3 Raymond Workman Edward J. Bennett Anall Stable (Allan A. Ryan) 1 m 1:36.80 $2,875
1931 Mr. Sponge 4 Mack Garner Henry McDaniel Joseph E. Widener 1 m 1:35.80 $3,325
1930 Flying Heels 3 Willie Kelsay Henry McDaniel Gifford A. Cochran 1 m 1:37.40 $3,400
1929 Ironsides 4 Linus McAtee George M. Odom Robert L. Gerry Sr. 1 m 1:36.00 $6,675
1928 Victorian 3 Laverne Fator James Rowe Sr. Harry Payne Whitney 1 m 1:37.60 $3,800
1927 Valorous 3 George Fields Howard Oots Hamilton Farm 1 m 1:37.40 $3,975
1926 Croyden 3 Linus McAtee James Rowe Sr. Harry Payne Whitney 1 m 1:38.80 $3,350
1925 Pepp 4 Harold Thurber Max Hirsch George W. Loft 1 m 1:37.40 $3,575
1924 Sarazen 3 John Maiben Max Hirsch Fair Stable 1 m 1:36.40 $3,500
1923 Little Chief 4 Earl Sande Sam Hildreth Rancocas Stable (Harry F. Sinclair) 1 m 1:35.80 $3,425
1922 Little Chief 3 Laverne Fator Sam Hildreth Rancocas Stable (Harry F. Sinclair) 1 m 1:38.00 $3,100
1921 Yellow Hand 4 C. H. Miller A. J. Goldsborough Charles A. Stoneham 1 m 1:36.00 $2,925
1920 Naturalist 6 Clarence Kummer Thomas Welch Joseph E. Widener 1 m 1:36.00 $2,775
1919 Lucullite 4 Laverne Fator Sam Hildreth Sam Hildreth 1 m 1:36.60 $2,800
1918 Naturalist 4 Willie Knapp Thomas Welch Joseph E. Widener 1 m 1:37.80 $2,350
1917 Stargazer 3 Merritt C. Buxton Walter B. Jennings A. Kingsley Macomber 1 m 1:39.20 $1,420
1916 The Finn 4 Andy Schuttinger Edward W. Heffner Harry C. Hallenbeck 1 m 1:39.40 $1,430
1915 The Finn 3 Tommy Davies Edward W. Heffner Harry C. Hallenbeck 7 F 1:26.00 $1,195
1914 Stromboli 3 Clarence Turner James Rowe Sr. August Belmont Jr. 7 F 1:24.00 $1,245
1913 Race not held
1912 No races held due to the Hart–Agnew Law.
1911
1909 -1910 Race not held
1908 Delirium 3 Charles Gilbert A. Jack Joyner Harry Payne Whitney 6 F 1:11.60 $1,570
1907 Baby Wolf 3 Eddie Dugan A. Jack Joyner Harry Payne Whitney 6 F 1:12.20 $2,500
1906 Roseben 5 Willie Shaw Frank D. Weir Davy C. Johnson 6 F 1:12.20 $2,530
1905 Roseben 4 Frank O'Neill Frank D. Weir Davy C. Johnson 6 F 1:11.60 $2,120
1904 Broadcloth 3 William Crimmins Robert Tucker Samuel S. Brown 6 F 1:10.25 $2,080
1903 Castalian 3 Tommy Burns Preston M. Burch Francis R. Hitchcock 6 F 1:09.00 $2,090
1902 King Pepper 4 Arthur Redfern Crit Davis Pepper Stable (James E. Pepper) 6 F 1:12.00 $2,140
1901 Musette 4 Otto Wonderly William Hayward Sr. J. S. Ferguson 6 F 1:12.00 $1,510
1900 Firearm 5 Tommy Burns John Boden John Boden 6 F 1:10.00 $1,940
1899 Firearm 4 Frank O'Leary John Boden John Boden 6 F 1:08.75 $2,280
1898 Sanders 3 Henry Spencer Charley Hill F. V. Alexander 6 F 1:11.00 $2,520
1897 Race not held
1896 Belmar 4 Tod Sloan Edward Feakes Preakness Stables 114 m 2:07.50 $1,450
1895 Henry of Navarre 4 Henry Griffin John J. Hyland August Belmont Jr. 114 m 2:07.00 $3,500
1894 Sir Excess 3 Willie Simms John W. Rogers John W. Rogers 114 m 2:09.75 $2,000
1893 info not found
1892 Banquet 5 John Lamley Hardy Campbell Jr. Michael F. Dwyer 114 m 2:07.50 $2,000
1891 Bermuda 4 Tony Hamilton Byron McClelland Byron McClelland 114 m 2:07.50 $2,000
1890 Raceland 5 Edward Garrison James Rowe Sr. August Belmont Sr. 114 m 2:11.00 $2,000
1889 Los Angeles 4 Pike Barnes Robert E. Campbell Santa Anita Stable 114 m 2:16.75 $1,500
1888 Firenze 4 Edward Garrison Matthew Byrnes James B. A. Haggin 114 m 2:13.25 $1,500
1887 Lady Primrose 3 William Donohue James Rowe Sr. August Belmont Sr. 114 m 2:13.00 $1,000
1886 Electric 3 Rafferty Locust Stable 114 m 2:11.00 $1,000
1885 Pontiac 4 Harris Onley Matthew Byrnes Rancocas Stable (Pierre Lorillard) 114 m 2:14.00 $1,000
1884 Heel and Toe 4 Meaton Mr. Kelso 114 m 2:14.00 $500
1883 Aella 5 Brennan R. Wyndham Walden George L. Lorillard 114 m 2:17.00 $500
1882 Bootjack 4 Jim McLaughlin James Rowe Sr. Dwyer Brothers 114 m 2:20.50 $500
1881 Parole 8 Edward Feakes William Brown Pierre Lorillard IV 114 m 2:11.00 $500
1880 Harold 4 Tom Costello R. Wyndham Walden George L. Lorillard 114 m 2:12.25 $500
1879 Harold 3 Tom Costello R. Wyndham Walden George L. Lorillard 114 m 2:12.25 $500
1878 Garrick 3 William Barrett William Brown Pierre Lorillard IV 114 m 2:11.75 $400
1877 Inspiration 6 Harry Blaylock Mr. Smith 114 m 2:15.00 $500
1876 Virginius 3 John Spellman David McDaniel David McDaniel 114 m 2:17.50 $500
1875 Piccolo 4 George Evans Edward A. Clabaugh 114 m 2:14.25 $500
1874 Mate 5 William Hayward Sr. William Hayward Sr. Milton H. Sanford 114 m 2:11.75 $500
1873 Preakness 6 William Hayward Sr. William Hayward Sr. Milton H. Sanford 114 m 2:13.00 $500
1872 Fanchon 4 Hazzard J. O'Donnel 114 m 2:13.00 $500
1871 Ortolan 5 Carroll & Coar 114 m 2:20.00 $500
1870 Corsican 5 Robinson Bacon & Holland 114 m 2:15.25 $500
1869 General Duke 4 Granville Andrew Thompson J. O'Donnell 114 m 2:14.75 $500
1868 R. B. Connolly 5 Hennessy J. O'Donnell 114 m 2:14.75 $500
1867 Enchantress 4 Davison T. B. Read 114 m 2:12.25 $700

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Manhattan Handicap Statistics". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 11 June 2016.