Philip H. Iselin Stakes

The Philip H. Iselin Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey. Open to horses three years of age and older, the race was first run in 1884. In 1891, New Jersey state legislators began a move to ban parimutuel betting and the race had to be moved to the Jerome Park Racetrack and the Morris Park Racetrack in The Bronx, New York. With a legislated permanent ban, after the 1893 running the Monmouth Park Racetrack was shut down and the property sold. In 1946 Thoroughbred racing returned to a new Monmouth Park facility, spurred on by the burgeoning American economy after the end of World War II.

Philip H. Iselin Handicap
Grade III race
LocationMonmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport, New Jersey, USA
Inaugurated1884
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitewww.monmouthpark.com
Race information
Distance1+116 miles (8.5 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds & up
WeightHandicap
Purse$100,000 (2016)

From inception until 1966 the race was known as the Monmouth Handicap; then from 1967 through 1980 it was run as the Amory L. Haskell Handicap. In 1981 it reverted to the Monmouth Handicap name, then in 1986, it was given its present name to honor Philip H. Iselin, a founding shareholder and director of the Monmounth Park Racetrack who would serve as its president and chairman of the Board of directors.

Created in the 19th century, when most Thoroughbred horse races were run at much longer distances than they are today, the early Monmouth Handicaps were raced over a distance of 1+12 miles.

The Philip Iselin Stakes is the second leg of the Mid Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships Long Dirt Division or MATCh Races. MATCh is a series of five races in five separate thoroughbred divisions run throughout four Mid-Atlantic States including; Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park Racecourse in Maryland; Delaware Park Racetrack in Delaware; Parx, Philadelphia Park and Presque Isle Downs in Pennsylvania and Monmouth Park in New Jersey.

RecordsEdit

Time record (since 1979):

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(Miles)
Time
Win $
Gr.
2020 Warrior's Charge 4 Paco Lopez Brad H. Cox Ten Strike Racing (Clay Sanders & Marshall Gramm m.p.'s) & Madaket Stables 1-1/16 m 1:43.37 $200,000 G3
2019 Monongahela 5 Jose Lezcano Jason Servis Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables LLC (Michael J. Caruso), Gary Aisquith 1-1/16 m 1:42.45 $150,000 G3
2018 Harlan Punch 5 Joe Bravo David Jacobson David Jacobson 1-1/16 m 1:44.53 $100,000 G3
2017 Just Call Kenny 6 Eddie Castro Patrick B. McBurney ABL Stable, et al. 1-1/8 m 1:47.73 $100,000 G3
2016 Baccelo 6 Nik Juarez David Jacobson David Jacobson 1-1/8 m 1:48.55 $100,000 G3
2015 Valid 5 Nik Juarez Marcus J. Vitali Crossed Sabres Farm (Carolyn Vogel) 1-1/8 m 1:50.14 $150,000 G3
2014 Balance of Power 4 Chuck Lopez David Jacobson Drawing Away Stable (Ed Boden, m.p.) & David Jacobson 1-1/8 m 1:48.78 $150,000 G3
2013 Last Gunfighter 4 Joe Bravo Chad C. Brown John D. Gunther 1-1/8 m 1:52.03 $150,000 G3
2012 San Pablo 4 Christopher DeCarlo Todd Pletcher Burning Sands Stable (Dan Bearden) 1-1/8 m 1:49.59 $150,000 G3
2011 Where's Sterling 4 Paco Lopez Nick Canani Frank Calabrese 1-1/8 m 1:48.57 $252,500 G3
2010 Duke of Mischief 4 Eibar Coa David Fawkes Alex & Joann Lieblong, Fawkes Racing (David Fawkes), Marilyn McMaster 1-1/8 m 1:51.15 $300,000 G3
2009 Chirac 4 Elvis Trujillo Jane Cibelli Pia M. Kirkham 1-1/8 m 1:49.11 $300,000 G3
2008 Honest Man 4 Terry J. Thompson J. Larry Jones WinStar Farm & Foxhill Farms (Rick Porter) 1-1/8 m 1:49.12 $300,000 G3
2007 Gottcha Gold 4 Chuck Lopez Edward Plesa Jr. Centaur Farms Inc. 1-1/8 m 1:48.36 $300,000 G3
2006 Park Avenue Ball 4 Christopher DeCarlo James T. Ryerson Char-Mari Stable (Charles & Marianne Hesse) 1-1/8 m 1:49.73 $250,000 G3
2005 West Virginia 4 José A. Vélez Jr. Todd Pletcher Don & Roberta Zuckerman 1-1/8 m 1:50.83 $250,000 G3
2004 Ghostzapper 4 Javier Castellano Robert J. Frankel Stronach Stables 1-1/8 m 1:47.66 $200,000 G3
2003 Tenpins 5 Robby Albarado Donald Winfree Joseph V. Vitelli 1-1/8 m 1:50.20 $200,000 G3
2002 Cat's At Home 5 José A. Vélez Jr. Mark A. Hennig Edward P. Evans 1-1/8 m 1:49.00 $350,000 G2
2001 Broken Vow 4 Ramon Domínguez H. Graham Motion Pin Oak Stable 1-1/8 m 1:49.40 $350,000 G2
2000 Rize 4 José C. Ferrer Norman R. Pointer Runnin Horse Farm 1-1/8 m 1:48.40 $350,000 G2
1999 Frisk Me Now 5 Edwin L. King Jr. Robert J. Durso Carol R. Dender 1-1/8 m 1:49.20 $350,000 G2
1998 Skip Away 5 Jerry Bailey Sonny Hine Carolyn H. Hine 1-1/8 m 1:47.20 $500,000 G2
1997 Formal Gold 4 Kent Desormeaux William W. Perry John D. Murphy 1-1/16 m 1:40.20 $250,000 G2
1996 Smart Strike 4 Craig Perret Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm 1-1/16 m 1:41.40 $300,000 G1
1995 Schossberg 5 Dave Penna Phil England Steve Stavro 1-1/8 m 1:49.20 $300,000 G1
1994 Taking Risks 4 Mark T. Johnston King T. Leatherbury Lakeville Stables (Baird Brittingham & Dan Lufkin) 1-1/8 m 1:48.20 $250,000 G1
1993 Valley Crossing 5 Chris Antley Richard W. Small Robert E. Meyerhoff 1-1/8 m 1:49.20 $500,000 G1
1992 Jolie's Halo 5 Edgar Prado Robert W. Camac Arthur I. Appleton 1-1/8 m 1:46.80 $500,000 G1
1991 Black Tie Affair 5 Pat Day Ernie T. Poulos Jeff Sullivan 1-1/8 m 1:47.80 $500,000 G1
1990 Beau Genius 5 Ricardo Lopez Gerald S. Bennett Brian Davidson 1-1/8 m 1:48.20 $250,000 G1
1989 Proper Reality 4 Jerry Bailey Robert E. Holthus Juanita Winn 1-1/8 m 1:48.00 $250,000 G1
1988 Alysheba 4 Chris McCarron Jack Van Berg Dorothy & Pamela Scharbauer 1-1/8 m 1:47.80 $500,000 G1
1987 Bordeaux Bob 4 Chris Antley D. Wayne Lukas Mark Barge 1-1/8 m 1:48.20 $250,000 G1
1986 Roo Art 4 Bill Shoemaker D. Wayne Lukas Barbara Holleran 1-1/8 m 1:48.80 $250,000 G1
1985 Spend a Buck 3 Laffit Pincay Jr. Cam Gambolati Hunter Farm (Dennis Diaz) 1-1/8 m 1:46.80 $250,000 G1
1984 Believe The Queen 4 Donnie Miller Jr. H. Allen Jerkens Bohemia Stable 1-1/8 m 1:48.20 $250,000 G1
1983 Bates Motel 4 Terry Lipham John Gosden Jacqueline Getty 1-1/8 m 1:47.20 $250,000 G1
1982 Mehmet 4 Eddie Delahoussaye Robert J. Frankel A.J. Chlad, Sam Mevorach, Elizabeth Vallone 1-1/8 m 1:48.20 $250,000 G1
1981 Amber Pass 4 Cash Asmussen Sonny Hine Entremont Stable (Jean R. Poirier, Al Cohen, Dave Weinberg) 1-1/8 m 1:47.40 $250,000 G1
1980 Spectacular Bid 4 Bill Shoemaker Grover G. Delp Hawksworth Farm (Harry & Teresa Meyerhof) 1-1/8 m 1:48.00 $250,000 G1
1979 Text 5 Bill Shoemaker Vincent Clyne Elmendorf Farm (Maxwell Gluck) 1-1/8 m 1:47.40 $100,000 G1
1978 Life's Hope 5 Craig Perret Laz Barrera Harbor View Farm 1-1/4 m 2:03.20 $100,000 G1
1977 Majestic Light 4 Sandy Hawley John W. Russell Ogden Mills Phipps 1-1/4 m 2:00.40 $100,000 G1
1976 Hatchet Man 5 Vincent Bracciale Jr. John M. Gaver Jr. Greentree Stable 1-1/4 m 2:00.60 $100,000 G1
1975 Royal Glint 5 Craig Perret Gordon R. Potter Dan Lasater 1-1/4 m 2:00.60 $109,150
1974 True Knight 5 Miguel A. Rivera Lou Rondinello Darby Dan Farm 1-1/4 m 2:02.00 $111,100
1973 West Coast Scout 5 Larry Adams Mervin Marks Oxford Stable 1-1/4 m 2:01.20 $114,300
1972 West Coast Scout 4 John L. Rotz Mervin Marks Oxford Stable 1-1/4 m 2:02.20 $113,500
1971 Jontilla 4 John Giovanni Alfred Cleff William R. Kelly 1-1/4 m 2:01.00 $115,600
1970 Gladwin 4 Heliodoro Gustines Evan S. Jackson Hastings Harcourt 1-1/4 m 2:02.60 $116,400
1969 Verbatim 4 Pete Anderson James P. Conway Elmendorf Farm (Maxwell Gluck) 1-1/4 m 2:02.20 $113,800
1968 Bold Hour 4 William Boland Sylvester Veitch George D. Widener Jr. 1-1/4 m 2:03.00 $111,000
1967 Handsome Boy 4 Jacinto Vásquez H. Allen Jerkens Hobeau Farm 1-1/4 m 2:02.00 $112,400
1966 Bold Bidder 4 Pete D. Anderson Woody Stephens John R. Gaines 1-1/4 m 2:03.60 $114,450
1965 Repeating 4 Hedley Woodhouse Lucien Laurin Mrs. Lucien Laurin 1-1/4 m 2:04.20 $108,300
1964 Mongo 5 Wayne Chambers Frank A. Bonsal Montpelier 1-1/4 m 2:01.80 $107,500
1963 Decidedly 4 Manuel Ycaza Horatio Luro El Peco Ranch 1-1/4 m 2:02.00 $111,300
1962 Carry Back 4 John L. Rotz Jack A. Price Katherine Price 1-1/4 m 2:00.40 $109,150
1961 Don Poggio 5 Sam Boulmetis Sr. Pancho Martin Gustave Ring 1-1/4 m 2:02.40 $122,300
1960 First Landing 4 Eddie Arcaro Casey Hayes Meadow Stable 1-1/4 m 2:02.80 $112,000
1959 Sword Dancer 3 Bill Shoemaker J. Elliott Burch Brookmeade Stable 1-1/4 m 2:05.00 $113,750
1958 Bold Ruler 4 Eddie Arcaro James E. Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable 1-1/4 m 2:01.60 $110,650
1957 Dedicate 5 Eddie Arcaro G. Carey Winfrey Jan Burke 1-1/4 m 2:01.80 $113,500
1956 Nashua 4 Eddie Arcaro James E. Fitzsimmons Leslie Combs II 1-1/4 m 2:02.80 $114,400
1955 Helioscope 4 Sam Boulmetis Sr. Howard Hausner William G. Helis Jr. 1-1/4 m 2:02.20 $83,550
1954 Bassanio 4 Sidney Cole James E. Fitzsimmons Ogden Phipps 1-1/4 m 2:02.20 $58,800
1953 My Celeste 7 Logan Batcheller William S. Cotton Constance Morabito 1-1/4 m 2:05.20 $34,350
1952 One Hitter 6 Ted Atkinson John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 1-1/4 m 2:04.20 $28,050
1951 Arise 5 Sam Boulmetis Sr. James C. Bentley Addison Stable (Harry Addison Sr.) 1-1/4 m 2:04.80 $28,500
1950 Greek Ship 3 Joe Culmone Preston M. Burch Brookmeade Stable 1-1/4 m 2:02.40 $30,500
1949 Three Rings 4 Hedley Woodhouse Willie Knapp Evelyn L. Hopkins 1-1/4 m 2:03.60 $29,500
1948 Tide Rips 4 Porter Roberts William L. Passmore Bayard Sharp 1-1/4 m 2:03.20 $29,150
1947 Round View 4 Louis F. Hildebrandt Hollie Hughes Sanford Stud Farms 1-1/4 m 2:01.20 $29,000
1946 Lucky Draw 5 Conn McCreary Bert Mulholland George D. Widener Jr. 1-1/4 m 2:01.80 $22,970
1894 - 1945 Race not held Purse $
1893 Gloaming 6 Alonzo Clayton Harry M. Mason John G. Follansbee 1-1/2 m 2:33.00 $3,955
1892 Reckon 4 William Penn R. Wyndham Walden John A. & Alfred H. Morris 1-1/2 m 2:33.50 $3,770
1891 Banquet 4 John Lamley Hardy Campbell Jr. Michael F. Dwyer 1-1/2 m 2:40.00 $5,055
1890 Tea Tray 5 James J. Moore William Lakeland William Lakeland 1-1/2 m 2:34.00 $5,335
1889 Eurus 6 William Hayward John Huggins Alexander Cassatt 1-1/2 m 2:50.00 $4,715
1888 Firenze 4 Edward Garrison Matthew Byrnes James Ben Ali Haggin 1-1/2 m 2:36.00 $5,385
1887 Kaloolah 4 George Church James Murphy J. D. Morrissey 1-1/2 m 2:42.25 $3,570
1886 Hidalgo 4 John Spellman Matthew Byrnes James Ben Ali Haggin 1-1/2 m 2:39.50 $3,570
1885 Richmond 3 Jim McLaughlin Frank McCabe Dwyer Brothers Stable 1-1/2 m 2:38.50 $4,025
1884 Drake Carter 4 William Hayward Green B. Morris Green B. Morris & James D. Patton 1-1/2 m 2:37.75 $3,460

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