Tom Fool Handicap

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Tom Fool Handicap
Grade III race
Location Aqueduct Racetrack
Ozone Park, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1975
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website NYRA
Race information
Distance 6 furlongs
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $200,000 (2013)

The Tom Fool Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in early March at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, New York. It was formerly held at Belmont Park. The race is a Grade III event open to horses age three and up who are willing to race the six furlong distance on dirt.

The race is named for U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Tom Fool who was champion two-year-old of 1951 and U.S. Horse of the Year in 1953. He is one of four horses to win the New York Handicap Triple which consists of the Metropolitan Handicap, the Suburban Handicap and the Brooklyn Handicap.

Records[edit]

Speed record:

  • 1:20.17 - Left Bank (2002) (at former distance of 7 furlongs)
  • 1:09.07 - Calibrachoa (2012)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Calibrachoa (2011, 2012)
  • 2 - Rise Jim (1981, 1982)
  • 2 - Groovy (1986, 1987)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2015 Salutos Amigos 5 Cornelio Velasquez David Jacobson Jacobson/Southern Equine Stable 1:09.61
2014 Strapping Groom 7 Irad Ortiz, Jr. David Jacobson Drawing Away Stable/Jacobson 1:09.85
2013 Comma to the Top 5 Joel Rosario Peter Miller Gary Barber 1:10.26
2012 Calibrachoa 5 Cornelio Velasquez Todd Pletcher Mike Repole 1:09.07
2011 Calibrachoa 4 Ramon Dominguez Todd Pletcher Repole Stable 1:09.67
2010 Race not run
2009 Munnings 3 John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Tabor & partners/Magnier/Smith 1:21.08
2008 Lucky Island 4 Alan Garcia Kiaran McLaughlin Shadwell Racing 1:22.73
2007 High Finance 4 John Velazquez Richard Violette, Jr. West Point Stable 1:21.81
2006 Silver Train 4 Edgar Prado Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. Four Roses Thoroughbreds 1:21.66
2005 Smokume 4 Chantal Sutherland H. Allen Jerkens Hobeau Farm 1:21.92
2004 Ghostzapper 4 Javier Castellano Robert J. Frankel Stronach Stables 1:20.42
2003 Aldebaran 5 Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Flaxman Stable 1:22.54
2002 Left Bank 5 John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Michael B. Tabor 1:20.17
2001 Exchange Rate 4 Jerry Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Padua Stables 1:21.24
2000 Trippi 3 Jerry Bailey Todd A. Pletcher Dogwood Stable 1:21.69
1999 Crafty Friend 6 Richard Migliore John C. Kimmel the Thoroughbred Corporation 1:20.62
1998 Banker's Gold 4 Jorge F. Chavez H. Allen Jerkens Georgia E. Hofmann 1:21.04
1997 Diligence 4 Jose A. Santos Nick Zito Kinsman Stable 1:22.40
1996 Kayrawan 4 Richard Migliore Kiaran McLaughlin Shadwell Racing 1:22.95
1995 Lite the Fuse 4 Julie Krone Richard Dutrow, Sr. Richard Dutrow, Sr. 1:21.72
1994 Virginia Rapids 4 Jean-Luc Samyn H. Allen Jerkens Middletown Stables 1:22.27
1993 Birdonthewire 4 Craig Perret Philip Serpe Robert Kaufman 1:20.93
1992 Rubiano 5 Julie Krone Flint S. Schulhofer Centennial Farm 1:21.70
1991 Mr. Nasty 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. Guadalupe Preciado Hidden Lane Farm 1:21.60
1990 Quick Call 6 Jorge F. Chavez Sidney Watters, Jr. Lynda B. Stokes 1:21.57
1989 Sewickley 4 Randy Romero Flint S. Schulhofer Robert S. Evans 1:24.00
1988 King's Swan 8 Angel Cordero, Jr. Richard Dutrow, Sr. Alvin Akman 1:22.40
1987 Groovy 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. Jose A. Martin Lone Star Stable 1:22.40
1986 Groovy 3 Jose A. Santos Jose A. Martin John A. Ballis 1:21.60
1985 Track Barron 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. Leroy Jolley Peter M. Brant 1:22.00
1984 Believe The Queen 4 Jorge Velasquez H. Allen Jerkens Bohemia Stable 1:22.40
1983 Deputy Minister 4 Don MacBeth Reynaldo Nobles Robert E. Brennan 1:22.20
1982 Rise Jim 6 Angel Cordero, Jr. Joseph O'Shea William H. Grinold 1:23.80
1981 Rise Jim 5 Angel Cordero, Jr. Joseph O'Shea William H. Grinold 1:21.20
1980 Plugged Nickle 3 Jeffrey Fell Thomas J. Kelly John M. Schiff 1:22.20
1979 Cox's Ridge 5 Eddie Maple Joseph B. Cantey Loblolly Stable 1:22.20
1978 J. O. Tobin 4 Jeffrey Fell Laz Barrera George A. Pope, Jr. 1:20.80
1977 Mexican General 4 Craig Perret J. Bowes Bond Mrs. A. H. Lowenthal 1:22.00
1976 El Pitirre 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. Laz Barrera Enrique Ubarri 1:24.40
1975 Kinsman Hope 5 John Ruane H. Allen Jerkens Hobeau Farm 1:21.40

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