General George Handicap

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General George Handicap
Grade III race
Location Laurel Park Racecourse,
Laurel, Maryland, Maryland
United StatesUnited States
Inaugurated 1973
Race type ThoroughbredFlat racing
Website www.laurelpark.com
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs
Surface Dirt
Track left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $250,000

The General George Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually on Presidents' Day in mid February at Laurel Park Racecourse in Laurel, Maryland. A Grade III event, it is open to horses age three and older and is named for General George Washington (1731–1799), first president of The United States and Commanding General of the American Revolutionary Army.

Raced on dirt over a distance of seven furlongs, it currently offers a purse of $250,000. The General George Handicap typically draws the third highest crowd of the year at Laurel Park Race Course each year. Held on Presidents' Day annually, it trails only the Maryland Million and the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes in average attendance.[1]

The race was held at Bowie Race Course from 1973–84 and at Pimlico Race Course in 1986. It was not held in 1979, 1982–83 or 2006. In 2006, the General George Handicap was not run due to concerns over an outbreak of the equine herpesvirus that shut down all racing in Maryland for several weeks.[2]

Records[edit]

Speed record:

  • 7 furlongs – 1:20.95 – Greenspring (2010)
  • 1 116 miles – 1:44.00 – Templar Hill (1987)

Most wins by a horse:

  • No horse has ever won the General George Handicap more than once

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 2 – Five different jockeys are tied with two wins each

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 – Four Roses Thoroughbreds (1998 & 2007)

Winners of the General George Handicap[edit]

Yr
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist
Time
Purse
Gr
2017 Imperial Hint 4 Julian Pimentel Luis Carvajal,Jr. Raymond Mamone 7 fur. 1:21.20 $250,000 III
2016 Page McKenney 6 Horacio Karamanos Mary E. Eppler Jalin & Adam Staple 7 fur. 1:24.61 $250,000 III
2015 Misconnect 4 Kendrick Carmouche Bruce N. Levine Repole Stable 7 fur. 1:24.67 $250,000 III
2014 Bandbox 6 Xavier Perez Rodney Jenkins Hillwood Stable, LLC 7 fur. 1:24.13 $250,000 II
2013 Javerre 4 J. D. Acosta Cathal A. Lynch Smith Farm & Stable 7 fur. 1:23.81 $250,000 II
2012 Yawanna Twist 5 Mike Luzzi Richard Dutrow, Jr. Steel Face Stables 7 fur 1:22.38 $200,000 II
2011 No Advantage 6 Manuel Chaves Stephanie Beattie Suarez Racing, Inc. 7 fur 1:24.46 $150,000 II
2010 Greenspring 5 Jeremy Rose Christopher Grove Our Chelsea Stable 7 fur 1:20.95 $150,000 II
2009 True Quality 4 Chuck Lopez John P. Campo, Jr. Paraneck Stable 7 fur 1:22.31 $200,000 II
2008 Bustin Stones 4 Ramon Dominguez Bruce N. Levine Roddy Valente 7 fur 1:24.47 $200,000 II
2007 Silver Wagon 6 Edgar Prado Anthony W. Dutrow Four Roses T-breds 7 fur 1:23.13 $200,000 II
2006 No Race - No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00 no race II
2005 Saratoga County 4 Javier Castellano George Weaver Evelyn M. Pollard 7 fur 1:23.43 $200,000 II
2004 Well Fancied 6 Edgar Prado Richard Dutrow Sanford Goldfarb 7 fur 1:22.49 $200,000 II
2003 My Cousin Matt 4 Ramon Dominguez Scott A. Lake Richard A. Englander 7 fur 1:22.12 $200,000 II
2002 Wrangler 4 Aaron Gryder James Jerkens Frank Stronach 7 fur 1:22.53 $200,000 II
2001 Peeping Tom 4 Ariel Smith Patrick Reynolds Flatbird Stable 7 fur 1:22.00 $200,000 II
2000 Affirmed Success 6 Jorge Chavez Richard Schosberg Albert Fried, Jr. 7 fur 1:22.02 $200,000 II
1999 Esteemed Friend 5 Mike Luzzi Joseph Imperio Chi Ki Liu & Imperio 7 fur 1:22.54 $200,000 II
1998 Royal Haven 6 Richard Migliore Gasper Moschera Four Roses T-breds 7 fur 1:23.04 $200,000 II
1997 Why Change 4 Mark Guidry Joseph Pierce, Jr. Marvin Delfiner 7 fur 1:22.41 $200,000 II
1996 Moscow Monster 5 Rick Wilson Benjamin Perkins Not Found 7 fur 1:22.11 $200,000 II
1995 Who Wouldn't 6 Joe Rocco Donald Barr M. P. Higgins III 7 fur 1:22.08 $200,000 II
1994 Blushing Julian 4 Robert Colton Allen Iwinski Rosemont Farm, Inc. 7 fur 1:22.91 $200,000 II
1993 Majesty's Turn 4 Alberto Delgado Luigi Gino Calgary Stables, Ltd. 7 fur 1:22.66 $200,000 II
1992 Senior Speedy 5 Jorge F. Chavez Alfredo Callejas Robert Perez 7 fur 1:21.96 $200,000 II
1991 Star Touch 5 Mike Luzzi Edmond D. Gaudet Ted Sabarese 7 fur 1:22.90 $200,000 II
1990 King's Nest 5 Michael Hunter Lawrence E. Murray Sondra D. Bender 7 fur 1:22.00 $200,000
1989 Little Bold John 7 Donnie A. Miller, Jr. Jerry Robb Jack Owens 7 fur 1:22.80 $200,000
1988 Private Terms 3 Kent Desormeaux Charles Hadry Stuart Janney, Jr. 1 mile 1:38.80 $125,000
1987 Templar Hill 3 Greg W. Hutton Jerry Robb Paul Seefeldt 1-1/16 1:44.00 $125,000
1986 Broad Brush 3 Vincent Bracciale Richard W. Small Robert E. Meyerhoff 1-1/16 1:44.20 $90,622
1985 Roo Art 3 Donnie A. Miller, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Barbara A. Holleran 1 mile 1:37.60 $89,539
1984 Judge McGuire 3 Carlos H. Mendoza Harold Rose C. A. Cuprill 1-1/16 1:46.60 $92,572
1983 No Race - No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00 no race
1982 No Race - No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00 no race
1981 Classic Go Go 3 Bryan Fann Del W. Carroll Verne Winchell 7 fur 1:23.20 $61,858
1980 Galaxy Road 3 Greg McCarron Leroy Jolley Herve Racivitch 7 fur 1:24.60 $61,100
1979 No Race - No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00 no race
1978 Ten Ten 3 William Passmore King T. Leatherbury George Cobaugh 1-1/16 1:45.80 $30,333
1977 Do the Bump 3 Chris McCarron King T. Leatherbury Archie Chase 1-1/16 1:47.20 $29,630
1976 Princely Game 3 Anthony Agnello Hubert Hine Zelda Cohen 1-1/16 1:44.60 $29,900
1975 Pendulum Sam 3 Luigi Gino H. Stewart Mitchell Kristos M. Kiriakow 1-1/16 1:48.20 $30,010
1974 Sharp Gary 3 Carlos Barrera Joseph DiAngelo Edward R. Scharps 1-1/16 1:46.60 $31,900
1973 Ecole Etage 3 George Cusimano Bud Delp Bon Etage Farm 1-1/16 1:44.60 $30,440

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2007 Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide, page 46 on March 3, 2007.
  2. ^ 2007 Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide, page 46 on March 3, 2007.

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