Suburban Stakes

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The Suburban Stakes is an American Grade II Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Open to horses age three and older, it is now run at the ​1 14 mile distance on dirt for a $700,000 purse.

Suburban Stakes
Grade II race
LocationBelmont Park
Elmont, New York, USA
Inaugurated1884
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Website[1]
Race information
Distance1 14 miles (10 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-year-olds and up
WeightHandicap
Purse$700,000

Named after the City and Suburban Handicap in England, the Suburban had its 133rd running in 2019.

Inaugurated at the Sheepshead Bay Race Track in 1884, it was run there through 1910.[1] However, the 1908 passage of the Hart-Agnew anti-betting legislation by the New York Legislature under Republican Governor Charles Evans Hughes led to a state-wide shutdown of racing in 1911 and 1912.[2] [3] A February 21, 1913 ruling by the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division saw horse racing return in 1913.[4] However, it was too late for the Sheepshead Bay horse racing facility and it never reopened.[5][6] The race was picked up by the operators of Belmont Park where it was run in 1913. Not run the following year it was hosted by the Empire City Race Track in 1915 before returning to Belmont Park. It has remained there except for the races of 1961 to 1974 and 1976 when it was run at Aqueduct Racetrack.

The Suburban Handicap was contested at a distance of one and one half miles in 1975 and at a mile and three-sixteenths in 1976. Beginning in 1978, the race was started on Belmont Park's clubhouse turn. The event was renamed from the Suburban Handicap in 2017.

The race is the final of the three races that once composed the New York Handicap Triple series of races as it follows the Metropolitan Handicap and the Brooklyn Handicap. Four horses have won the Handicap Triple:

The list of former winners is like a who's who of the race horse world, featuring some of American racing's greatest champions. The first mare to win the Suburban Handicap was the great Hall of Famer, Imp.

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 8 - Eddie Arcaro (1945, 1947, 1949, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961)

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(Miles)
Time
Win$
Gr.
2020 Tacitus 4 John R. Velazquez William I. Mott Juddmonte Farms Inc 114 1:59.51 $200,000 G2
2019 Preservationist 6 Junior Alvarado James A. Jerkens Centennial Farms (Don Little Jr.) 114 1:59.99 $375,000 G2
2018 Diversify 5 Irad Ortiz Jr. Richard Violette Jr. Lauren & Ralph Evans 114 1:59.84 $375,000 G2
2017 Keen Ice 5 Jose Ortiz Todd Pletcher Donegal Racing (syndicate) & Calumet Farm 114 2:02.02 $400,000 G2
2016 Effinex 5 Mike E. Smith James A. Jerkens Tri-Bone Stables (Bernice Cohen) 114 2:01.04 $275,000 G2
2015 Effinex 4 Junior Alvarado James A. Jerkens Tri-Bone Stables (Bernice Cohen) 114 2:01.55 $275,000 G2
2014 Zivo 5 Jose Lezcano Chad Brown Thomas Coleman 114 2:00.43 $275,000 G2
2013 Flat Out 7 Junior Alvarado William I. Mott Preston Stables LLC (Art Preston) 114 1:46.87 $210,000 G2
2012 Mucho Macho Man 4 Mike E. Smith Kathy Ritvo Dean Reeves 114 1:46.58 $210,000 G2
2011 Flat Out 5 Alex Solis Charles Dickey Jack Preston 114 1:46.64 $180,000 G2
2010 Haynesfield 4 Ramon Dominguez Steve Asmussen Turtle Bird Stable 114 1:48.52 $180,000 G2
2009 Dry Martini 6 Edgar Prado Barclay Tagg Carol Nyren 114 2:00.80 $240,000 G2
2008 Frost Giant 5 Rudy Rodriguez Rick Dutrow IEAH Stables 114 2:01.58 $240,000 G1
2007 Political Force 4 Cornelio Velasquez H. Allen Jerkens H. Joseph Allen 114 2:00.50 $240,000 G1
2006 Invasor 4 Fernando Jara Kiaran McLaughlin Shadwell Stable 114 2:01.23 $300,000 G1
2005 Offlee Wild 5 Edgar Prado Juan Rodriguez AZ Azalea Stables LLC 114 2:00.40 $300,000 G1
2004 Peace Rules 4 Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 114 1:59.40 $300,000 G1
2003 Mineshaft 4 Robby Albarado Neil J. Howard Farish, Elkins, Webber 114 2:01.40 $300,000 G1
2002 E Dubai 4 John Velazquez Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Stable 114 2:00.80 $300,000 G2
2001 Albert the Great 4 Jorge F. Chavez Nick Zito Tracy Farmer 114 2:00.20 $300,000 G2
2000 Lemon Drop Kid 4 Edgar Prado Scotty Schulhofer Jeanne G. Vance 114 1:58.80 $300,000 G2
1999 Behrens 5 Jorge F. Chavez H. James Bond Rudlein Stable (Donald & Anne Rudder) 114 2:01.06 $240,000 G2
1998 Frisk Me Now 4 Edwin L. King Jr. Robert J. Durso Carol R. Dender 114 2:00.45 $210,000 G2
1997 Skip Away 4 Shane Sellers Sonny Hine Carolyn Hine 114 2:02.20 $210,000 G2
1996 Wekiva Springs 5 Mike E. Smith William I. Mott Donald R. Dizney & James English 114 2:02.78 $300,000 G1
1995 Key Contender 7 Jerry Bailey Jose A. Martin Flying Zee Stables 114 2:02.20 $210,000 G1
1994 Devil His Due 5 Mike E. Smith H. Allen Jerkens Lion Crest Stable (Edith Libutti) 114 2:02.40 $210,000 G1
1993 Devil His Due 4 Herb McCauley H. Allen Jerkens Lion Crest Stable (Edith Libutti) 114 2:01.20 $180,000 G1
1992 Pleasant Tap 5 Eddie Delahoussaye Christopher Speckert Buckland Farm 114 2:00.20 $300,000 G1
1991 In Excess 4 Gary Stevens Bruce L. Jackson Jack J. Munari 114 1:58.20 $300,000 G1
1990 Easy Goer 4 Pat Day Claude R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 114 2:00.00 $239,400 G1
1989 Dancing Spree 4 Angel Cordero Jr. Claude R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 114 2:02.40 $258,720 G1
1988 Personal Flag 5 Pat Day Claude R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 114 2:01.40 $228,060 G1
1987 Broad Brush 4 Angel Cordero Jr. Richard W. Small Robert E. Meyerhoff 114 2:03.00 $232,260 G1
1986 Roo Art 4 Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas Barbara A. Holleran 114 2:01.20 $170,700 G1
1985 Vanlandingham 4 Don MacBeth Shug McGaughey Loblolly Stable 114 2:01.00 $180,600 G1
1984 Fit To Fight 5 Jerry Bailey MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stable 114 2:00.60 $201,300 G1
1983 Winter's Tale 7 Jeffrey Fell MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stable 114 2:01.60 $168,600 G1
1982 Silver Buck 4 Don MacBeth J. Elliott Burch C. V. Whitney 114 1:59.60 $100,620 G1
1981 Temperence Hill 4 Don MacBeth Joseph B. Cantey Loblolly Stable 114 2:02.00 $100,620 G1
1980 Winter's Tale 4 Jeffrey Fell MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stable 114 2:00.60 $92,920 G1
1979 State Dinner 4 Jorge Velasquez J. Elliott Burch C. V. Whitney 114 2:01.60 $79,125 G1
1978 Upper Nile 4 Jorge Velasquez MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stable 114 2:01.80 $63,840 G1
1977 Quiet Little Table 4 Eddie Maple Philip G. Johnson Meadowhill 114 2:03.00 $63,840 G1
1976 Foolish Pleasure 4 Eddie Maple Leroy Jolley John L. Greer 1316 1:55.40 $65,280 G1
1975 Forego 5 Heliodoro Gustines Sherrill W. Ward Lazy F Ranch 112 2:27.80 $66,840 G1
1974 True Knight 5 Angel Cordero Jr. Lou Rondinello Darby Dan Farm 114 2:01.40 $68,880 G1
1973 Key To The Mint 4 Braulio Baeza J. Elliott Burch Rokeby Stable 114 2:00.80 $65,700 G1
1972 Hitchcock 6 Carlos H. Marquez Pancho Martin Sigmund Sommer 114 2:00.00 $67,980
1971 Twice Worthy 4 John Ruane James P. Conway Saddle Rock Farm (Al Lippe) 114 2:02.20 $69,240
1970 Barometer 5 Angel Cordero Jr. Robert J. Frankel Marion R. Frankel 114 2:01.20 $71,565
1969 Mr. Right 6 Angel Cordero Jr. Evan S. Jackson Dansar Stable (Frank Sinatra, Daniel Schwartz, Milton Rudin) 114 2:04.80 $69,550
1968 Dr. Fager 4 Braulio Baeza John A. Nerud Tartan Stable 114 1:59.60 $69,615
1967 Buckpasser 4 Braulio Baeza Edward A. Neloy Ogden Phipps 114 2:02.20 $71,370
1966 Buffle 3 Ron Turcotte Max Hirsch King Ranch 114 2:02.00 $72,085
1965 Pia Star 4 Johnny Sellers Clyde Troutt Ada L. Rice 114 2:01.00 $70,720
1964 Iron Peg 4 Manuel Ycaza Woody Stephens Cain Hoy Stable 114 2:01.80 $72,500
1963 Kelso 6 Ismael Valenzuela Carl Hanford Bohemia Stable 114 2:01.80 $70,525
1962 Beau Purple 5 William Boland H. Allen Jerkens Hobeau Farm 114 2:00.60 $68,380
1961 Kelso 4 Eddie Arcaro Carl Hanford Bohemia Stable 114 2:02.00 $72,735
1960 Sword Dancer 4 Eddie Arcaro J. Elliott Burch Brookmeade Stable 114 2:01.60 $69,165
1959 Bald Eagle 4 Manuel Ycaza Woody Stephens Cain Hoy Stable 114 2:01.60 $71,635
1958 Bold Ruler 4 Eddie Arcaro James Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable 114 2:01.00 $43,360
1957 Traffic Judge 5 Eddie Arcaro James W. Maloney Louis P. Doherty 114 2:02.60 $58,450
1956 Nashua 4 Eddie Arcaro James Fitzsimmons Leslie Combs II 114 2:00.80 $55,900
1955 Helioscope 4 Sam Boulmetis Howard Hausner William G. Helis Jr. 114 2:00.60 $61,150
1954 Straight Face 4 Ted Atkinson John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 114 2:03.20 $44,400
1953 Tom Fool 4 Ted Atkinson John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 114 2:00.60 $40,400
1952 One Hitter 6 Ted Atkinson John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 114 2:02.00 $41,900
1951 Busanda 4 Keith Stuart James Fitzsimmons Ogden Phipps 114 2:02.60 $42,100
1950 Loser Weeper 5 Nick Combest Bill Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 114 2:02.00 $41,400
1949 Vulcan's Forge 4 Eddie Arcaro Don Cameron Isaac J. Collins 114 2:03.00 $43,200
1948 Harmonica 4 Warren Mehrtens Max Hirsch W. Arnold Hanger 114 2:03.00 $39,700
1947 Assault 4 Eddie Arcaro Max Hirsch King Ranch 114 2:01.80 $40,100
1946 Armed 5 Douglas Dodson Ben A. Jones Calumet Farm 114 2:02.00 $43,000
1945 Devil Diver 6 Eddie Arcaro John M. Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 114 2:04.00 $34,995
1944 Aletern 5 Herb Lindberg John H. Skirvin Alwin C. Ernst 114 2:01.20 $39,210
1943 Don Bingo 4 Joseph Renick William Post Binglin Stock Farm 114 2:01.40 $27,600
1942 Market Wise 4 Basil James George W. Carroll Louis Tufano 114 2:01.80 $27,800
1941 Your Chance 4 Don Meade Bert Mulholland Jessie Widener 114 2:02.60 $25,200
1940 Eight Thirty 4 Harry Richards Bert Mulholland George D. Widener Jr. 114 2:01.60 $19,850
1939 Cravat 4 Jack Westrope Walter Burrows Townsend B. Martin 114 2:02.80 $17,750
1938 Snark 5 Johnny Longden James Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable 114 2:01.40 $17,050
1937 Aneroid 4 Charley Rosengarten Dion K. Kerr John A. Manfuso 114 2:01.60 $10,950
1936 Firethorn 4 Harry Richards Preston M. Burch Walter M. Jeffords 114 2:04.60 $12,125
1935 Head Play 5 Charles Kurtsinger J. Thomas Taylor Suzanne B. Mason 114 2:02.00 $12,175
1934 Ladysman 4 Silvio Coucci Bud Stotler William R. Coe 114 2:02.60 $5,750
1933 Equipoise 5 Raymond Workman Thomas J. Healey C. V. Whitney 114 2:02.00 $7,250
1932 White Clover II 6 Raymond Workman Preston M. Burch Foxcatcher Farms 114 2:03.40 $11,100
1931 Mokatam 4 Alfred Robertson Frank Taylor Rancocas Stable 114 2:02.40 $11,200
1930 Petee-Wrack 5 Earl Sande Willie Booth John R. Macomber 114 2:07.40 $11,850
1929 Bateau 4 Eddie Ambrose Scott P. Harlan Walter M. Jeffords 114 2:03.40 $14,100
1928 Dolan 4 John Callahan Edward W. Heffner Edward F. Cooney 114 2:06.60 $13,675
1927 Crusader 4 Clarence Kummer George Conway Glen Riddle Farm 114 2:02.40 $11,875
1926 Crusader 3 John Callahan George Conway Glen Riddle Farm 114 2:03.00 $13,150
1925 Sting 4 Bennie Breuning Jimmy Johnson James Butler 114 2:04.20 $11,300
1924 Mad Hatter 8 Earl Sande Sam Hildreth Rancocas Stable 114 2:03.60 $9,150
1923 Grey Lag 5 Earl Sande Sam Hildreth Rancocas Stable 114 2:03.00 $7,800
1922 Captain Alcock 5 Clyde Ponce James Fitzsimmons Quincy Stable (James Francis Johnson) 114 2:05.40 $8,200
1921 Audacious 5 Clarence Kummer Sandy McNaughton Foreign Stable 114 2:02.20 $8,100
1920 Paul Jones 3 Andy Schuttinger William M. Garth Ral Parr 114 2:09.60 $6,350
1919 Corn Tassel 5 Lavelle Ensor Thomas J. Healey Richard T. Wilson Jr. 114 2:02.20 $5,200
1918 Johren 3 Frank Robinson Albert Simons Harry Payne Whitney 114 2:06.00 $5,850
1917 Boots 6 Johnny Loftus Walter B. Jennings A. Kingsley Macomber 114 2:05.20 $4,900
1916 Friar Rock 3 Mack Garner Sam Hildreth August Belmont Jr. 114 2:05.00 $3,450
1915 Stromboli 4 Clarence Turner Sam Hildreth August Belmont Jr. 114 2:05.40 $3,925
1914 Race not held
1913 Whisk Broom II 6 Joe Notter James G. Rowe Sr. Harry Payne Whitney 114 2:00.00 $3,000
1912 No races held due to the Hart–Agnew Law
1911
1910 Olambala 4 George Archibald Thomas J. Healey Richard T. Wilson Jr. 114 2:04.40 $4,800
1909 Fitz Herbert 3 Eddie Dugan Sam Hildreth Sam Hildreth 114 2:03.40 $3,850
1908 Ballot 4 Joe Notter James G. Rowe Sr. James R. Keene 114 2:03.00 $19,750
1907 Nealon 4 Eddie Dugan Frank M. Taylor Charles E. Durnell 114 2:06.40 $16,800
1906 Go Between 5 Willie Shaw John Shields Alex Shields 114 2:05.20 $16,800
1905 Beldame 4 Frank O'Neill John J. Hyland August Belmont Jr. 114 2:05.40 $16,800
1904 Hermis 5 Arthur Redfern William Shields Edward R. Thomas 114 2:05.00 $16,800
1903 Africander 3 Grover Fuller Richard O. Miller Hampton Stable (Charles F. Dwyer & Simon Deimel) 114 2:10.40 $16,490
1902 Gold Heels 4 Otto Wonderly Matthew M. Allen Fred C. McLewee/Brady 114 2:05.20 $7,800
1901 Alcedo 4 Henry Spencer James H. McCormick Louis V. Bell 114 2:05.60 $7,800
1900 Kinley Mack 4 Patrick McCue Peter Wimmer Augustus Eastin & Samuel E. Larabie 114 2:06.80 $6,800
1899 Imp 5 Nash Turner Charles E. Brossman Daniel R. Harness & Charles E. Brossman 114 2:05.80 $6,800
1898 Tillo 4 Alonzo Clayton John W. Rogers John W. Rogers & Robert L. Rose 114 2:08.20 $6,800
1897 Ben Brush 4 Willie Simms Hardy Campbell Jr. Michael F. Dwyer 114 2:07.20 $6,800
1896 Henry of Navarre 5 Henry Griffin John J. Hyland Blemton Stable 114 2:07.00 $5,850
1895 Lazzarone 4 Anthony Hamilton William Donohue Eric Stable 114 2:07.80 $5,850
1894 Ramapo 4 Fred Taral John J. Hyland David Gideon & John Daly 114 2:06.20 $4,730
1893 Lowlander 5 Patsy McDermott Fred Lowe Fred Lowe 114 2:06.60 $12,070
1892 Montana 4 Edward Garrison Matthew Byrnes Marcus Daly 114 2:07.40 $17,750
1891 Loantaka 5 Marty Bergen David W. McConn David W. McConn 114 2:07.00 $9,900
1890 Salvator 4 Isaac Burns Murphy Matthew Byrnes James Ben Ali Haggin 114 2:06.80 $6,900
1889 Raceland 4 Edward Garrison James G. Rowe Sr. August Belmont Sr. 114 2:09.80 $6,900
1888 Elkwood 5 Willie Martin James B. Dyer Walter Gratz 114 2:07.50 $6,812
1887 Eurus 4 G. Davis John Huggins Alexander Cassatt 114 2:12.00 $6,065
1886 Troubadour 4 William Fitzpatrick John W. Rogers Samuel S. Brown 114 2:12.25 $5,697
1885 Pontiac 4 Harris Olney Matthew Byrnes Rancocas Stable 114 2:09.50 $5,855
1884 General Monroe 6 William Donohue Walter C. Rollins Edward J. McElmeel 114 2:11.75 $4,945

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History of the Suburban" (PDF). New York Times. 1904-06-17. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  2. ^ "Penalties in the New York Bills". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1908-01-18. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  3. ^ Times, Special To The New York (July 14, 1911). "Race Track Bill Defeated In Senate; Measure Modifying Directors' Liability for Gambling Fails of Passage". Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  4. ^ "Oral Betting Held Legal: Appellate Division of New York Supreme Court Renders Important Decision". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1913-02-22. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  5. ^ "Destruction Wrought by Hughes". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1908-12-15. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  6. ^ "Famous Old Track is Sold". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1914-11-17. Retrieved 2018-11-30.

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