Maryland Sprint Handicap

Maryland Sprint Handicap
Grade III race
Maryland Sprint Handicap
Location Pimlico Race Course, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Inaugurated 1987
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.pimlico.com
Race information
Distance 6 furlong sprint
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

The Maryland Breeders' Cup Sprint Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually during the third week of May at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. A Grade III event open to horses three-years-old and up, it is contested on dirt over a distance of six furlongs.

The Maryland Breeders' Cup Sprint Handicap was born in 1987 and its inaugural run was held at Laurel Park Racecourse at seven furlongs. Since its second running, the race has been run on the Preakness Stakes undercard at six furlongs. The race has been run with several variations of name changes beginning as the Maryland Budweiser Breeders' Cup Handicap from 1987-1995. From 1996-2005 the race was called the Maryland Breeders' Cup Handicap and in 2005 and 2006 it was called the Emeriates Airline Maryland Breeders' Cup Sprint.[1]

The Maryland Breeders' Cup Sprint Handicap was made American graded stakes race, earning grade 3 status beginning in 1994.[2]

Contents

Records

Speed record: (at current distance of six furlongs)

  • 1:09.07 - Forest Wildcat (1996)

Most wins:

  • No horse has won this race more than once.

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Overbrook Farm (1995, 2002)

Winners of the Maryland Sprint Handicap since 1987

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Distance
Time
Purse
Grade
2011 Ventana 5 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 6 fur. 1:09.88 $100,000 III
2010 Taqarub 4 Eibar Coa Kiaran McLaughlin Shadwell Stable 6 fur. 1:10.02 $100,000 III
2009 Ravalo 5 John Velazquez Donald H. Barr Lindy M. Redding 6 fur. 1:09.95 $200,000 III
2008 Starforaday 5 Edgar Prado Gary C. Contessa Winning Move Stable 6 fur. 1:09.80 $200,000 III
2007 Diabolical 4 Mario Pino Steve Klesaris Jeff Puglisi 6 fur. 1:09.16 $200,000 III
2006 Friendly Island 5 Garrett Gomez Todd A. Pletcher Anstu Stables 6 fur. 1:09.94 $200,000 III
2005 Willy o'the Valley 4 Edgar Prado Richard Dutrow IEAH Stables et al. 6 fur. 1:09.95 $200,000 III
2004 Gators N Bears 4 Chuck C. Lopez Leo S. Nechamkin II Leo S. Nechamkin II 6 fur. 1:10.84 $200,000 III
2003 Pioneer Boy 5 Jeremy Rose John J. Robb Mike Gill 6 fur. 1:10.35 $100,000 III
2002 Snow Ridge 4 Mike E. Smith D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 6 fur. 1:10.06 $200,000 III
2001 Disco Rico 4 Harry Vega Valora Testerman Alfred DiRico 6 fur. 1:10.40 $200,000 III
2000 Dr. Max 4 Shane Sellers Gloria Wenderoth M. Bernstein & R. Freeman 6 fur. 1:10.91 $100,000 III
1999 Yes It's True 3 Jerry Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Padua Stable 6 fur. 1:09.20 $200,000 III
1998 Richter Scale 4 Jerry Bailey Mary Jo Lohmeier Nancy & Richard Kaster 6 fur. 1:09.45 $200,000 III
1997 Cat Be Nimble 5 Joe Rocco Timothy F. Ritchey Candy Stable 6 fur. 1:10.12 $212,600 III
1996 Forest Wildcat 5 Joe Bravo Ben Perkins, Sr. Fred Seitz & Everett Novak 6 fur. 1:09.07 $216,200 III
1995 Commanche Trail 4 Mike E. Smith D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 6 fur. 1:09.35 $154,750 III
1994 Secret Odds 4 Edgar Prado Lawrence E. Murray Sondra D. Bender 6 fur. 1:10.38 $154,750 III
1993 Senor Speedy 6 Jerry Bailey Alfredo Callejas Robert Perez 6 fur. 1:09.69 $155,650 III
1992 Potentiality 6 Pat Day Robert E. Holthus Dan Jones & H. E. Sutton 6 fur. 1:10.25 $155,500 III
1991 Jeweler's Choice 6 Chris McCarron John P. Hicks Fourbros Stable 6 fur. 1:10.38 $154,350 III
1990 Norquestor 4 Craig Perret Sonny Hine Scott C. Savin 6 fur. 1:09.40 $155,900 III
1989 King's Nest 4 Joe Rocco Richard Dutrow, Sr. Sondra D. Bender 6 fur. 1:09.60 $154,600 III
1988 Fire Plug 5 Josiah Hampshire, Jr. Eddie Gaudet Arthur I. Appleton 6 fur. 1:10.60 $60,000
1987 Purple Mountain 5 Eliezer Ortiz, Jr. Woody Sedlacek Jacques Wimpfheimer 6 fur. 1:24.40 $166,800

See also

References

  1. ^ 2007 Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide, page 55 on March 3, 2007.
  2. ^ 2007 Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide, page 55 on March 3, 2007.

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