W. L. McKnight Handicap
The W.L. McKnight Handicap is a Grade III race for Thoroughbred horses run at Calder Race Course, Florida, in the late fall of each year. The race is open to horses, age three and up. From 1973 to 1980, the distance was one and one-eighth miles on the turf.
Starting in 1981, the distance was set, and still remains at one and one-half miles on the turf.
The event, now being run at Gulfstream Park, offers a current purse of $100,000.
- 2015 - Charming Kitten (John Velazquez)
- 2014 - Divine Oath (Javier Castellano)
- 2013 - Twilight Eclipse (Jose Lezcano)
- 2012 - Twilight Eclipse (Manoel Cruz)
- 2011 - Musketier (Luis Saez)
- 2010 - Prince Will I Am (Javier Castellano)
- 2009 - Cloudy's Knight (Rosemary Homeister, Jr.)
- 2008 - Presious Passion (Elvis Trujillo)
- 2007 - Presious Passion (Elvis Trujillo)
- 2006 - Devil's Preacher (Rafael Bejarano)
- 2005 - Meteor Storm (Javier Castellano)
- 2004 - Dreadnaught (Jean-Luc Samyn)
- 2003 - Balto Star (John Velazquez)
- 2002 - Man From Wicklow (Jerry Bailey)
- 2001 - Profit Option (Mark Guidry)
- 2000 - A Little Luck (Mike Smith)
- 1999 - Wicapi
- 1998 - Wild Event
- 1997 - Panama City
- 1996 - Diplomatic Jet
- 1995 - Flag Down
- 1994 - Star of Manila, Cobblestone Road - Div.
- 1993 - Antarctic Wings
- 1992 - Bye Union Ave
- 1991 - Stolen Rolls
- 1990 - Drum Taps
- 1989 - Mataji
- 1988 - All Sincerity
- 1987 - Creme Fraiche
- 1986 - Flying Pidgeon
- 1985 - Jack Slade, Flying Pidgeon - Div.
- 1984 - Open Call, Nijinsky's Secret - Div.
- 1983 - Current Blade
- 1982 - Ghazwan, Russian George - Div.
- 1981 - El Barril, Buckpoint - Div.
- 1980 - Old Crony, Drums Captain
- 1979 - Bob's Dusty
- 1978 - Practitioner
- 1977 - Hall of Reason
- 1976 - Toonerville
- 1975 - Snurb
- 1974 - Shane's Prince
- 1973 - Getajetholme