Essex Handicap

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Essex Handicap
Ungraded stakes race
Location Oaklawn Park Race Track
Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
Inaugurated 1948
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.oaklawn.com
Race information
Distance 1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Surface Dirt
Track left-handed
Qualification Four-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The Essex Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually during the first week of February at Oaklawn Park Race Track in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Open to horses age four and older, it is contested on dirt over a distance of 1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs).

Inaugurated in 1948 as the Southland Handicap, its name was changed to the Essex beginning with the 1974 edition.

Past winners[edit]

  • 2015 - Golden Lad (5)
  • 2014 - Right to Vote (5)
  • 2013 - Donoharm (4)
  • 2012 - Alternation (4)
  • 2011 - Kates Main Man (6)
  • 2010 - Racing Bran (5) (Christopher A. Emigh)
  • 2009 - Prom Shoes (5)
  • 2008 - Spotsgone (5)
  • 2007 - Jonesboro (5)
  • 2006 - Rockport Harbor (4)
  • 2005 - Absent Friend (5)
  • 2004 - Private Emblem (5)
  • 2003 - Colorful Tour (4)
  • 2002 - Crafty Shaw (4)
  • 2001 - Mr. Ross (6)
  • 2000 - Maysville Slew (4)

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