Gravesend Handicap

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Gravesend Handicap
Non-graded stakes race
Location Aqueduct Racetrack, Queens, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1885
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.nyra.com/aqueduct/Stakes/Gravesend.shtml
Race information
Distance 6 furlongs
Surface Dirt
Track left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000 added

The Gravesend Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York late in the year. In its 61st running in December 2017, the Gravesend was downgraded from a Grade III event to ungraded status.[1] This race is for three-year-olds and up and set at a distance of six furlongs. It offers a purse of $100,000 added.

The Gravesend is named in honor of the early American racetrack once sited near Coney Island, Brooklyn. The Gravesend Race Track was closed in 1910.

Prior to 1961, the Gravesend was run at Jamaica Racetrack, and once, in 1975, at Belmont Park. In 1962, it was set at seven furlongs.

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