Arlington Handicap

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Arlington Handicap
Grade III race
Location Arlington Park
Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
Inaugurated 1929
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Arlington Park
Race information
Distance 1 14 miles (10 furlongs)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $200,000

The Arlington Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually since 1929 at Arlington Park racetrack in Arlington Heights, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. Open to 3-Year-Olds & Up, it is currently a Grade III stakes run in July at a distance of 1 14 miles on turf. It offers a purse of $200,000 and serves as the final local prep race for the Arlington Million.

The race was hosted by the now defunct Washington Park Race Track in 1943, 1944, 1945 and by the Hawthorne Race Course in 1985.

The Arlington Handicap was run on dirt in 1929–1940, 1942–1953, 1963, 1965–1972, and in 1975. There was no race held in 1940, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1988, 1998, or 1999.

Distances:

  • 78 mile - 1968
  • 1 mile - 1963, 1966–1967
  • 1 18 miles - 1929, 1952, 1965
  • 1 14 miles - 1930–1939, 1942–1951, 1984 to present
  • 1³⁄₁₆ miles - 1941, 1953–1962, 1964, 1973–1976
  • 1 12 miles - 1972, 1977–1983

Records[edit]

Speed record:

  • 2:00.62 - Sky Classic (1992) (at current distance of 1 14 miles on Arlington Park turf)
  • In 1985, Pass the Line ran 1 14 miles on turf in 2:00 2/5 at Hawthorne Race Course.

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Arlington Handicap[edit]

Year Winner Age
Jockey Trainer Owner Time
2013 Rahystrada 9 Rosie Napravnik Byron G. Hughes Robert E. Courtney, Jr. 2:01.66
2012 Rahystrada 8 Joel Rosario Byron G. Hughes Robert E. Courtney, Jr. 2:01.84
2011 Tajaaweed 6 James Graham Daniel Peitz Shadwell Stable 2:01.83
2010 Rahystrada 6 Inez Karlsson Byron Hughes Robert Courtney 2:01.26
2009 Just As Well 6 E. T. Baird Jonathan E. Sheppard Jonathan E. Sheppard 2:02.84
2008 Stream Cat 5 James Graham Rusty Arnold Fab Oak Stable/Hurley/Goldthorpe 2:04.83
2007 Cosmonaut 5 Julien Leparoux Patrick Biancone Flying Zee Stable 2:01.32
2006 Cosmonaut 4 Julien Leparoux Patrick Biancone Flying Zee Stable 2:03.10
2005 Cool Conductor 4 Cornelio Velasquez Ralph Nicks David E. Garner 2.02.26
2004 Senor Swinger 4 Brice Blanc Bob Baffert Robert & Beverly Lewis 2:03.38
2003 Honor In War 4 David Flores Paul McGee Turn Stable LLC 2:02.71
2002 Falcon Flight 6 Rene Douglas Donald Burke, Jr. Gary A. Tanaka 2:03.13
2001 Make No Mistake 6 Robby Albarado Burke Kessinger, Jr. B. Barton/A. D. Haynes 2:02.53
2000 Northern Quest 5 Robby Albarado Robert J. Frankel Plus U Stables 2:02.13
1997 Wild Event 4 Mark Guidry Lou M. Goldfine Arthur I. Appleton 2:01.52
1996 Torch Rouge 5 Mark Guidry Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 2:03.32
1995 Manilaman 4 Randy Romero Wallace Howard Herb & Precious Luster 2:02.82
1994 Fanmore 6 Pat Day Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 2:01.72
1993 Evanescent 6 Aaron Gryder Lou M. Goldfine Mark Levy 2:00.93
1992 Sky Classic 5 Pat Day James E. Day Sam-Son Farms 2:00.62
1991 Filago 4 Pat Valenzuela Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 2:01.40
1990 Pleasant Variety 6 Earlie Fires Jerry M. Fanning M. B. & E. Alpert 2:04.00
1989 Unknown Quantity 4 Jorge Velasquez W. Hastings-Bass Queen Elizabeth II 2:11.20
1987 Ifrad 5 Gary Baze Charles Whittingham S. L. Port & Whittingham 2:12.20
1986 Mourjane 6 Jose Santos Tom Skiffington, Jr. Fernwood Stable 2:01.40
1985 Pass The Line 4 Juvenal Diaz Carl J. Domino Stanley Ersoff 2:00.40
1984 Who's For Dinner 5 Mike Venezia Jan H. Nerud Tartan Stable 2:04.00
1983 Palikaraki 5 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Sidney L. Port 2:35.40
1982 Flying Target 5 Roger Cox Chuck Werstler Dixiana Stable 2:32.20
1981 Spruce Needles 4 Julio Espinoza Smiley Adams Golden Chance Farm 2:35.00
1980 Yvonand 4 Don Combs Eric Beitia Double Eagle Stable 2:31.40
1979 Bowl Game 5 Jorge Velasquez John M. Gaver, Jr. Greentree Stable 2:32.20
1978 Romeo 5 Earlie Fires Joe Bollero J. E. Johnson 2:32.00
1977 Cunning Trick 4 Bryan Fann John W. Russell Ogden Phipps 2:33.80
1976 Victorian Prince 6 Robin Platts Michael Whittingham Grovetree Stable 1:58.20
1975 Royal Glint 5 Jorge Tejeira Gordon R. Potter Dan Lasater 1:55.80
1974 Buffalo Lark 4 Larry Snyder Joe Bollero Rogers Red Top Farm 1:54.40
1973 Dubassoff 4 Jacinto Vasquez Thomas J. Kelly John M. Schiff 1:58.60
1972 Cloudy Dawn 3 Bill Hartack Frank Whiteley, Jr. Pen-Y-Bryn Farm 2:31.00
1968 Tumiga 4 Walter Blum Roger Laurin George E. Robb 1:20.40
1967 Stupendos 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Edward A. Neloy Wheatley Stable 1:35.00
1966 Tronado 6 Balsamino Moreira Arnold N. Winick Herff-Lacroix 1:35.80
1965 Chieftain 4 Bill Shoemaker Frank Whiteley, Jr. Powhatan Stable 1:49.40
1964 Master Dennis 4 Don Brumfield Burley Parke Harbor View Farm 1:55.80
1963 Bounding Main 4 Jimmy Nichols Pete Divito Lindsay C. Howard 1:36.40
1962 El Bandito 5 Ray Broussard Joseph H. Pierce, Jr. Edward A. Seltzer 1:58.60
1961 Tudorich 4 Sandino Hernandez Paul L. Kelley Spring Hill Farm 1:57.80
1960 One-Eyed King 6 Manuel Ycaza Woody Stephens Cain Hoy Stable 1:58.60
1959 Round Table 5 Bill Shoemaker William Molter Kerr Stable 1:53.40
1958 Round Table 4 Bill Shoemaker William Molter Kerr Stable 1:54.40
1957 Manassas 4 Douglas Dodson John Zitnik John Zitnik 1:55.40
1956 Mister Gus 5 Ismael Valenzuela Charles Whittingham Llangollen Farm 1:54.60
1955 Platan 5 John H. Adams Harry Trotsek Hasty House Farm 1:54.40
1954 Stan 4 Eldon Nelson Harry Trotsek Hasty House Farm 1:57.00
1953 Oil Capitol 6 Conn McCreary Harry Trotsek Hasty House Farm/Trotsek 2:03.40
1952 To Market 4 William Boland Max Hirsch King Ranch 1:52.20
1951 Cochise 5 Ovie Scurlock Virgil W. Raines Brandywine Stable 2:03.40
1950 Ponder 4 Steve Brooks Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 2:01.60
1949 Coaltown 4 Steve Brooks Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 2:03.40
1948 Stud Poker 5 Robert L. Baird Paul L. Kelley Edward E. Voynow 2:04.40
1947 Armed 6 Douglas Dodson Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 2:02.40
1946 Historian 5 Ovie Scurlock Edwin Anspach Woolford Farm 2:01.00
1945 Busher 3 Johnny Longden George M. Odom Louis B. Mayer 2:03.80
1944 War Knight 4 Chaeles Corbett Hurst Philpot Miss Ethel Hill 2:02.00
1943 Marriage 7 Guy Burns Rene A. Coward Rene A. Coward & Carl L. Dupuy 2:03.60
1942 Rounders 3 Fred A. Smith Frank Catrone Valdina Farm 2:04.00
1941 Equifox 4 Arthur Craig Howard Wells Howard Wells 1:58.80
1939 Count d'or 4 Johnny Longden Don Cameron Fannie Hertz 2:05.00
1938 Cardinalis 4 J. G. Wilson Paul L. Kelley Paul L. Kelley 2:05.00
1937 Dellor 3 Sterling Young John Milton Goode James W. Parrish 2:03.20
1936 Sun Teddy 3 Basil James Bert B. Williams Calumet Farm 2:02.00
1935 Discovery 4 John Bejshak Bud Stotler Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 2:01.20
1934 Riskulus 3 Don Meade Elwood L. Fitzgerald Norman W. Church 2:02.40
1933 Equipoise 5 Raymond Workman Thomas J. Healey C. V. Whitney 2:02.60
1932 Plucky Play 5 George Woolf Elwood L. Fitzgerald Northway Stable 2:02.20
1931 Sun Beau 6 Charley Phillips Jack Whyte Willis Sharpe Kilmer 2:03.20
1930 Pigeon Hole 5 Robert Finnerty Walter W. Taylor Hal Price Headley 2:07.60
1929 Misstep 4 Clarence McCrossen Mose Lowenstein Le Mar Stock Farm 1:50.40

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