Gulfstream Park Handicap

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Gulfstream Park Handicap
Grade II race
Location Gulfstream Park
Hallandale Beach, Florida
Inaugurated 1946
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.gulfstreampark.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Surface Dirt
Track left-handed
Qualification Four-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $500,000

The Gulfstream Park Handicap is a race for thoroughbred horses run at Gulfstream Park each year. The race is open to horses age four and up, willing to race one mile on the dirt. A Grade II event run in early March, it currently offers a purse of $500,000.

In 1997, Barbara Minshall became the first woman trainer to win the race in its fifty-two-year history.

As part of his record seven Gulfstream Park Handicap wins, jockey Jerry Bailey won this race four years in a row from 1995 through 1998.

This race was set at one mile in 2009.

Records[edit]

Speed record:

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 7 - Jerry Bailey (1977, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)

Winners of the Gulfstream Park Handicap since 1973[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Distance
(Miles)
Time
Grade
2016 Blofeld 4 John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Glencrest Farm/JSM Equine 1 mile 1:35.03 II
2015 Honor Code 5 Javier Castellano Shug McGaughey III Lane's End Racing/Dell Ridge Farm 1 mile 1:36.42 II
2014 Palace Malice 5 John R. Velazquez Todd Pletcher Dogwood Stable 1 mile 1:33.80 II
2013 Discreet Dancer 5 Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher E. Paul Robsham Stables 1 mile 1:35.17 II
2012 Mucho Macho Man 4 Ramon A. Dominguez Katherine Ritvo Reeves Thoroughbred/Dream Team One 1 mile 1:35.50 II
2011 Tackleberry 4 Javier Santiago Luis Olivares Luis Olivares 1 mile 1:35.23 II
2010 You and I Forever 5 Javier Castellano Martin D. Wolfson Edmund A. Gann 1 mile 1:36.83 II
2009 Smooth Air 4 Paco Lopez Bennie Stutts Jr. Mount Joy Stable 1 mile 1:35:49 II
2008 Sir Whimsey 4 Edgar Prado James J. Toner Turtle Bird Stables 1 316 1:56.96 II
2007 Corinthian 4 Javier Castellano James A. Jerkens Centennial Farms 1 316 1:55.06 II
2006 Harlington 4 John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Eugene Melnyk 1 316 1:55.18 II
2005 Eddington 4 Eibar Coa Mark A. Hennig Willmott Stables 1 316 1:54.74 II
2004 Jackpot 6 Joe Bravo C. R. McGaughey III Cynthia Phipps 1 14 2:02.80 II
2003 Hero's Tribute 5 Edgar Prado John T. Ward, Jr. John C. Oxley 1 14 2:04.24 II
2002 Hal's Hope 5 Roger Velez Harold Rose Harold Rose 1 14 2:02.91 I
2001 Sir Bear 8 Eibar Coa Ralph Ziadie Barbara Smollin 1 14 2:02.96 I
2000 Behrens 6 Jorge Chavez H. James Bond Rudlein Stable 1 14 2:01.79 I
1999 Behrens 5 Jorge Chavez H. James Bond Rudlein Stable 1 14 2:01.91 I
1998 Skip Away 5 Jerry Bailey Sonny Hine Carolyn Hine 1 14 2:03.21 I
1997 Mt. Sassafras 5 Jerry Bailey Barbara J. Minshall Minshall Farms 1 14 2:02.39 I
1996 Wekiva Springs 5 Jerry Bailey William I. Mott D. Dizney / J. English 1 14 2:03.18 I
1995 Cigar 5 Jerry Bailey William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson 1 14 2:02.95 I
1994 Scuffleburg 5 Craig Perret William I. Mott Matthew K. Firestone 1 14 2:00.46 I
1993 Devil His Due 4 Herb McCauley H. Allen Jerkens Edith LiButti 1 14 2:01.33 I
1992 Sea Cadet 4 Alex Solis Ron McAnally Verne H. Winchell 1 14 2:01.79 I
1991 Jolie's Halo 4 Robin Platts Happy Alter Arthur I. Appleton 1 14 2:01.04 I
1990 Mi Selecto 5 Jerry Bailey Angel Penna, Sr. Frank Stronach 1 14 2:03.60 I
1989 Slew City Slew 5 Angel Cordero, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Tayhill Stable/Joe Allen 1 14 2:03.20 I
1988 Jade Hunter 4 Jerry Bailey Richard J. Lundy Summa Stable/Paulson 1 14 2:01.60 I
1987 Skip Trial 5 Randy Romero Sonny Hine Zelda Cohen 1 14 2:02.80 I
1986 Skip Trial 4 Randy Romero Sonny Hine Zelda Cohen 1 14 2:03.20 I
1985 Dr. Carter 4 Jorge Velasquez Scotty Schulhofer Frances A. Genter 1 14 2:02.00 I
1984 Mat-Boy 5 Jorge Valdivieso Armando Bani Noroma Stable 1 14 1:59.00 I
1983 Christmas Past 4 Jorge Velasquez Angel Penna, Jr. Cynthia Phipps 1 14 2:02.60 I
1982 Lord Darnley 4 Mary Russ Roger Laurin Jacqueline Getty Phillips 1 14 2:01.80 I
1981 Hurry Up Blue 4 Carlos Lopez Reynoldo Nobles Due Process Stable 1 14 1:59.00 I
1980 Private Account 4 Jeffrey Fell Angel Penna, Sr. Ogden Phipps 1 14 1:59.00 I
1979 Sensitive Prince 4 Jacinto Vasquez H. Allen Jerkens Top the Marc Stable 1 14 1:59.00 I
1978 Bowl Game 4 Jorge Velasquez John M. Gaver, Jr. Greentree Stable 1 14 1:59.00 I
1977 Strike Me Lucky 5 Jerry D. Bailey Neal Winick Maribel G. Blum 1 14 1:59.00 I
1976 Hail The Pirates 6 Braulio Baeza Horatio Luro John A. Bell III 1 14 2:01.80 I
1975 Gold and Myrrh 4 Walter Blum William Wilmot William F. Wilmot 1 14 2:01.80 I
1974 Forego 4 Heliodoro Gustines Sherrill W. Ward Lazy F Ranch 1 14 1:59.80 II
1973 West Coast Scout 5 Larry Adams Mervyn J. Marks Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. 1 14 2:01.00 II

Earlier winners[edit]

* In 1962, Yorky won the race but was disqualified and set back to second place.

See also[edit]

References[edit]