Oaklawn Handicap

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Oaklawn Handicap
Grade II race
Location Oaklawn Park Race Track
Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
Inaugurated 1946
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Oaklawn Jockey Club, Inc.
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Four-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $600,000 (2015)

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

A Grade II event raced on dirt, since 1984 it has been contested over a distance of 118 miles (9 furlongs). It previously was raced at 1116 miles (8.5 furlongs).

Records[edit]

Track record: (at current distance of 118 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 of the Oaklawn Handicap since 1969[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
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 Angel 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 Velasquez 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 & J Grissom 1:42.20
1970 Charlie Jr. 4 Larry Snyder Dewey Smith T & J Grissom 1:43.60
1969 Listado 5 Robert L. Baird John O. Meaux Harvey Peltier 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 winners[edit]

  • 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


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