Violet Handicap

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Violet Handicap
Grade III race
Location Meadowlands Racetrack
East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Inaugurated 1977
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.thebigm.com
Race information
Distance 1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

The Violet Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually during the second week of October at Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Inaugurated in 1977, the current Grade III event is open to fillies and mares age three and older and is raced on turf over a distance of 1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs).

The Violet Handicap was raced on dirt in 1977, 1993, 1999 and was run in two divisions in 1980, 1982 through 1985, 1987 and 1988.

Records[edit]

Speed record:

  • 1:39.60 - Gather The Clan (1989)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Humoristic (2005, 2007)

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2009 Quiet Harbor 4 Eddie Castro C. R. McGaughey III McGaughey Stable 1:41.30
2008 American Border 4 Jose Lezcano Jason Servis Mr. Amore Stables 1:41.74
2007 Humoristic 6 Rajiv Maragh Hamilton A. Smith Mrs. Arturo Peralta-Ramos 1:41.23
2006 No Sleep 4 Mike Luzzi Bruce N. Levine Glencrest Farm LLC 1:42.48
2005 Humoristic 4 Harry Vega Hamilton A. Smith Mrs. Arturo Peralta-Ramos 1:42.23
2004 Changing World 4 Pablo Fragoso Barclay Tagg Mrs. S. H. Rogers, Jr. 1:41.53
2003 Dancal 5 Javier Castellano Todd A. Pletcher Marlon Aronstam 1:43.69
2002 Babae 6 Richard Migliore Frank A. Alexander Joseph Platt, Jr. 1:41.17
2001 Clearly A Queen 4 Jorge F. Chavez Bobby C. Barnett John A. Franks 1:43.56
2000 Follow The Money 4 Chris McCarron David Hofmans Christopher & Patricia Elia 1:42.65
1999 Tookin Down 4 Edgar Prado Richard W. Small Richard W. Small 1:42.39
1998 Heaven's Command 4 Richard Migliore Christophe Clement Skymarc Farm 1:40.71
1997 Sangria 4 Rick Wilson John R. S. Fisher Erdenheim Farm 1:42.02
1996 Plenty Of Sugar 5 Robert Colton John R. S. Fisher Erdenheim Farm 1:48.62
1995 Symphony Lady 5 Joe Bravo Flint S. Schulhofer J. Cohen 1:45.48
1994 It's Personal 4 John Velazquez Michael W. Dickinson Prestonwood Farm 1:42.61
1993 Mz. Zill Bear 4 Edgar Prado Ronald Cartwright Mea Culpa Stable 1:44.55
1992 Highland Crystal 4 Edgar Prado Barclay Tagg Bonner Farm 1:41.26
1991 Southern Tradition 4 Jose A. Santos Henry L. Carroll Delehanty Farm 1:43.60
1990 Miss Josh 4 Mario Pino Barclay Tagg Bonner Farm 1:40.00
1989 Gather The Clan 4 Craig Perret William I. Mott Bertram R. Firestone 1:39.60
1988 Just Class 4 Chris Antley Alan E. Goldberg Robert Masterson 1:40.20
1988 Graceful Darby 4 Randy Romero John M. Veitch James W. Phillips 1:41.00
1987 Videogenic 5 Jean Cruguet Gasper Moschera Albert & Barbara Davis 1:42.00
1987 Dismasted 5 Jean-Luc Samyn Philip G. Johnson Edward P. Evans 1:41.60
1986 Lake Country 5 Vince Bracciale, Jr. Donnie Walker D. Prowse & D. McIntosh 1:41.20
1985 Vers La Caisse 4 Richard Migliore Victor J. Nickerson Walter Haefner 1:43.00
1985 Possible Mate 4 Jean-Luc Samyn Philip G. Johnson Edward P. Evans 1:42.20
1984 Rash But Royal 4 Jack Kaenel Richard A. DeStasio M. Berry 1:42.20
1984 Aspen Rose 4 Jorge Velasquez John M. Veitch Daniel M. Galbreath 1:42.00
1983 Twosome 4 Jerry Bailey Laz Barrera Charles T. Wilson, Jr. 1:41.20
1983 Geraldine's Store 4 Jean-Luc Samyn Philip G. Johnson Thomas P. Whitney 1:40.60
1982 Dearly Too 3 Jean-Luc Samyn Stephen A. DiMauro R. E. Bailey 1:42.20
1982 Pat's Joy 4 Jerry Bailey Mitch Griffin Fred W. Hooper 1:42.20
1981 Honey Fox 4 Jean-Luc Samyn Flint S. Schulhofer Jerome M. Torsney 1:41.40
1980 Producer 4 Jeffrey Fell Claude Beniada R. Gottlieb 1:41.60
1980 The Very One 5 Jorge Velasquez Stephen A. DiMauro Helen Pollinger 1:42.40
1979 Terpsichorist 4 Mike Venezia Woody Stephens Hickory Tree Stable 1:43.20
1978 Navajo Princess 4 Craig Perret Douglas Dodson V. Green 1:44.00
1977 Lady Singer 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. Victor J. Nickerson Walter Haefner 1:48.40

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