Oaklawn Handicap

The Oaklawn Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in April at Oaklawn Park Race Track in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Oaklawn Handicap
Grade II race
LocationOaklawn Park Race Track
Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
Inaugurated1946
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitewww.oaklawn.com
Race information
Distance1 18 miles (9 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationFour-years-old & up
WeightAssigned
Purse$1 Million (2020)

A Grade II event raced on dirt, since 1984 it has been contested over a distance of ​1 18 miles (9 furlongs). It used to be raced at ​1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs).

RecordsEdit

Track record: (at current distance of ​1 18 miles)

  • 1:46 3/5 – Snow Chief (1987) (New race and track record)

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 5 – Pat Day (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 2001)

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners since 1969Edit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2020 By My Standards 4 Gabriel Saez W. Bret Calhoun Allied Racing Stable 1:47.80
2019 Quip 4 José Ortiz Rodolphe Brisset WinStar Farm et al. 1:50.21
2018 City of Light 4 Drayden Van Dyke Michael W. McCarthy Mr. & Mrs. William K. Warren Jr. 1:48.26
2017 Inside Straight 4 Geovanni Franco Robertino Diodoro Randy Howg 1:48.40
2016 Effinex 5 Mike E. Smith James A. Jerkens Tri-Bone Stables 1:49.00
2015 Race Day 4 John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Matthew Schera 1:47.93
2014 Will Take Charge 4 Luis Saez D. Wayne Lukas Horton/Three Chimneys Farm 1:49.55
2013 Cyber Secret 4 Robby Albarado Lynn S. Whiting Charles J. Cella 1:49.67
2012 Alternation 4 Luis Quinonez Donnie K. Von Hemel Pin Oak Stable 1:49.94
2011 Win Willy 5 Cliff Berry McLean Robertson Jer-Mar Stable LLC 1:48.82
2010 Duke of Mischief 4 Eibar Coa David Fawkes Lieblongs/McMaster/Fawkes 1:49.14
2009 Runforthedoe 4 Jon Court Paulo H. Lobo Stud TNT 1:48.96
2008 Tiago 4 Mike E. Smith John Shirreffs Jerome & Ann Moss 1:50.34
2007 Lawyer Ron 4 Edgar Prado Todd Pletcher Hines Racing LLC 1:49.00
2006 Buzzards Bay 4 Jose Valdivia Jr. Ronald W. Ellis Gary Broad 1:48.22
2005 Grand Reward 4 John Mckee D. Wayne Lukas M. Tabor/S. Magnier/Bev Lewis 1:49.54
2004 Peace Rules 4 Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1:48.26
2003 Medaglia d'Oro 4 Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1:47.66
2002 Kudos 5 Ed Delahoussaye Richard Mandella Jerome S. Moss 1:49.34
2001 Traditionally 4 Pat Day C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1:48.15
2000 K One King 4 Calvin Borel Akiko Gothard A. E. & M. A. Paulson 1:48.02
1999 Behrens 5 Jorge Chavez H. James Bond Rudlein Stable & W. Clifton 1:47.60
1998 Precocity 4 Carlos Gonzalez Bobby C. Barnett John A. Franks 1:48.40
1997 Atticus 5 Shane Sellers Richard Mandella La Presle Farm 1:48.20
1996 Geri 4 Jerry Bailey William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson 1:47.40
1995 Cigar 5 Jerry Bailey William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson 1:47.20
1994 The Wicked North 5 Kent Desormeaux David Bernstein P & S Hersh Trust 1:47.80
1993 Jovial 6 Ed Delahoussaye Bruce C. Jackson B. Jackson & J. Swift 1:48.60
1992 Best Pal 4 Kent Desormeaux Gary F. Jones Golden Eagle Farm 1:48.00
1991 Festin 5 Ed Delahoussaye Ron McAnally Haras Sonoita 1:48.00
1990 Opening Verse 4 Chris McCarron Richard J. Lundy Allen E. Paulson 1:47.20
1989 Slew City Slew 5 Ángel Cordero Jr. D. Wayne Lukas J. Allen & Tayhill Stable 1:49.00
1988 Lost Code 4 Craig Perret L. William Donovan Wendover Stable 1:47.00
1987 Snow Chief 4 Alex Solis Melvin F. Stute Ben Rochelle & Est. Carl Grinstead 1:46.60
1986 Turkoman 4 Chris McCarron Gary F. Jones Saron Stable 1:47.40
1985 Imp Society 4 Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas Heslop Stable 1:48.40
1984 Wild Again 4 Pat Day Vincent Timphony Black Chip Stable 1:46.80
1983 Bold Style 4 Pat Day Jack Van Berg Louis B. Mayer 1:43.00
1982 Eminency 4 Pat Day Joseph Cantey Happy Valley Farm 1:44.00
1981 Temperence Hill 4 Eddie Maple Joseph Cantey Loblolly Stable 1:43.40
1980 Uncool 5 Jorge Velásquez Jake J. Pletcher Bradley & Przilas 1:44.40
1979 San Juan Hill 4 Don Brumfield John M. Gaver Jr. Greentree Stable 1:43.60
1978 Cox's Ridge 4 Eddie Maple Joseph Cantey Loblolly Stable 1:43.20
1977 Soy Numero Uno 4 Ray Broussard Homer Pardue Straus & Proler 1:42.40
1976 Master Derby 4 Darrel McHargue Smiley Adams Golden Chance Farm 1:41.60
1975 Warbucks 5 Danny Gargan Don Combs E. E. Elzemeyer 1:42.80
1974 Royal Knight 4 Ismael Valenzuela M. Sims Kenneth Opstein 1:43.40
1973 Prince Astro 4 Danny W. Whited J. Dillard C. Warner 1:43.60
1972 Gage Line 4 Larry Spindler David R. Vance Dan Lasater 1:44.60
1971 Rio Bravo 5 Fernando Valdizan Roy J. Gillem T. Allie & J. E. Grissom 1:42.20
1970 Charlie Jr. 4 Larry Snyder Dewey Smith T. Allie & J. E. Grissom 1:43.60
1969 Listado 5 Robert L. Baird John O. Meaux Harvey Peltier Sr. 1:45.00
* † In 2009, It's a Bird won the race but was later disqualified after testing positive for trace levels of naproxen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1968 – Diplomat Way
  • 1967 – Mike's Red
  • 1966 – Swift Ruler
  • 1965 – Gay Revoke
  • 1964 – Gay Revoke
  • 1963 – Wa-Wa Cy
  • 1962 – Blue Croon
  • 1961 – Santiago
  • 1960 – Little Fitz
  • 1959 – Styrunner
  • 1958 – Manassas
  • 1957 – Styrunner
  • 1956 – Come On Red
  • 1955 – No race
  • 1954 – Andros
  • 1953 – Our Challenge
  • 1952 – Spur On
  • 1951 – Boo Boo Shoo
  • 1950 – Thwarted
  • 1949 – Fancy Flyer
  • 1948 – Dinner Hour
  • 1947 – Sugar Beet
  • 1946 – Lights Abeam
  • 1944 – Challenge Me

ReferencesEdit