McLennan Handicap

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McLennan Handicap
Defunct race
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Location Hialeah Park Race Track Florida
Hialeah, Florida, United States
Inaugurated 1934
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned

The McLennan Handicap was an American thoroughbred horse race run annually each February from 1934-1961 at Hialeah Park Race Track in Hialeah, Florida. First run in 1934 as the Joseph McLennan Memorial Handicap, the race was named In honor of the late Joseph "Sandy" McLennan, the former racing secretary at Hialeah Park and at Chicago's Arlington Park who died in December 1933. [1] In winning the first edition in 1934, Col. Edward R. Bradley's Blessed Event equaled the world record for a mile and an eighth on dirt. [2] In 1938 the race name was shortened to the McLennan Memorial Handicap and shortened again in 1948 to the McLennan Handicap.

In 1941 the race had twenty-five entries and had to be run in two divisions.

Records[edit]

Speed record:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Distance
Time
1961 Yorky 4 Johnny Sellers Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 1⅛ 1:48.00
1960 On-and-On 4 Steve Brooks Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 1⅛ 1:48.80
1959 Sharpsburg 6 Howard Grant Tony Puglisi Roy E. Faircloth 1⅛ 1:49.00
1958 Iron Liege 4 Bill Hartack Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 1⅛ 1:48.00
1957 Summer Tan 5 David Erb Sherrill W. Ward Dorothy Firestone Galbreath 1⅛ 1:48.80
1956 Switch On 5 Bobby Ussery John A. Nerud Gerald S. Colella 1⅛ 1:49.40
1955 Social Outcast 5 Eric Guerin William C. Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 1⅛ 1:49.40
1954 Elixir 6 Sam Boulmetis David J. Schneider David J. Schneider 1⅛ 1:49.00
1953 Crafty Admiral 5 Kenny Church Robert T. Odom Charfran Stable 1⅛ 1:53.40
1952 Spartan Valor 4 James Stout Frank Catrone William G. Helis, Jr. 1⅛ 1:47.20
1951 Gangway 6 Logan Batcheller Paul L. Kelley Paul L. Kelley 1⅛ 1:49.40
1950 Three Rings 5 Hedley Woodhouse Willie Knapp Evelyn L. Hopkins 1⅛ 1:50.20
1949 Coaltown 4 Ted Atkinson Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 1⅛ 1:48.40
1948 El Mono 4 Porter Roberts Roscoe Troxler Daniel Lamont 1⅛ 1:48.40
1947 Armed 6 Douglas Dodson Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 1⅛ 1:50.00
1946 Concordian 4 Joe Renick J. B. Rosen Barney A. Murphy 1⅛ 1:48.60
1945 no race
1944 Sun Again 5 Ted Atkinson Ben A. Jones Calumet Farm 1⅛ 1:52.20
1943 no race
1942 Market Wise 4 Wendell Eads George W. Carroll Louis Tufano 1⅛ 1:50.80
1941 Haltal 4 Conn McCreary Steve Judge Woodvale Farm 1⅛ 1:49.00
1941 Big Pebble 5 George Seabo William B. Finnegan Circle M Ranch 1⅛ 1:48.80
1940 Many Stings 5 Ruperto Donoso Mose Shapoff Leo J. Marks 1⅛ 1:50.60
1939 Stagehand 4 Jack Westrope Earl Sande H. Maxwell Howard 1⅛ 1:48.20
1938 Piccolo 5 James Stout Walter A. Carter R. A. Moore 1⅛ 1:50.60
1937 Finance 5 Charles Kurtsinger Bert S. Michell Mrs. Emil Denemark 1⅛ 1:48.80
1936 Sablin 4 John Longden Frank Gilpin Edward F. Seagram 1⅛ 1:49.20
1935 Stand Pat 4 John Gilbert Frank Gilpin Edward F. Seagram 1⅛ 1:49.20
1934 Blessed Event 3 Don Meade Henry J. Thompson Edward R. Bradley 1⅛ 1:48.40

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