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Barbara Fritchie Handicap

Grade II race
Barbara Fritchie Handicap
Location Laurel Park Racecourse,
Laurel, Maryland, United States
Inaugurated 1952
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.Laurelpark.com
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up, fillies and mares
Weight Assigned
Purse $300,000

The Barbara Fritchie Handicap is an American race for Thoroughbred horses run at Laurel Park Racecourse in Laurel, Maryland each year. A Grade II, this race is open to fillies and mares, age three and up, willing to race seven furlongs on the dirt and offers a purse of $300,000.

The race is run in honor of Barbara Fritchie who was an American patriot during the American Civil War. According to legend, Barbara Fritchie, a 95-year-old woman at the time, stood in the street and attempted to block or at least antagonize Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and his troops by waving the Union flag as they marched through Frederick, Maryland on their campaign to the Battle of Gettysburg.[1]

The Barbara Fritchie Handicap was run at Bowie Race Course, in Bowie, Maryland from 1952-1984 before being moved to its present location at Laurel Park. The race was a grade 3 race from 1973-1991 before being upgraded to grade 2 status for the 1992 running. The race was not held in 1960, 1972 and 2006. The race was only six furlongs from 1957-1959 and 1963 and it was run at one mile in 1961. Tosmah won this race in 1966.[1]

The race was run in two divisions in1982, 1984 and 1985.

Contents

Records

Speed record:

  • 7 furlongs - 1:21.40 - Tappiano (1989)
  • 6 furlongs - 1:10.80 - All Brandy (1963) and Tinkalero (1958)
  • 1-1/16 miles - 1:44.80 - Sotto Voce (1954)

Most wins by an horse:

  • 2 - Xtra Heat (2002 & 2003); Twixt (1974 & 1975); Skipat (1979 & 1981); Too Bald (1968 & 1969)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 4 - Donnie A. Miller, Jr. (1982, 1984, 1984 & 1985)

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 3 - Katharine Voss (1974, 1975 & 1992)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - nine different owners are tied with two wins each

Winners of the Barbara Fritchie Handicap

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Distance

Time

Purse

Grade

2010

Sweet Goodbye

5

J. D. Acosta Christopher Grove William R. Harris

7 fur

1:21.81

$150,000

II

2009

Royale Michele

4

Geovany Garcia Matthew Kintz Sam B. Pollock

7 fur

1:23.64

$200,000

II

2008

Golden Dawn

4

Channing Hill Michael E. Hushion Marty Cunningham

7 fur

1:23.64

$200,000

II

2007

Oprah Winney

4

Mike E. Smith Anthony W. Dutrow Sanford Goldfarb, et al.

7 fur

1:23.64

$200,000

II

2006

No Race

-

No Race No Race No Race

no race

0:00.00

no race

II

2005

Cativa

5

Edgar Prado Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. Manorwood Stables

7 fur

1:23.64

$200,000

II

2004

Bear Fan

5

Ryan Fogelsonger Wesley A. Ward Peter Fan & W. A Ward

7 fur

1:23.55

$200,000

II

2003

Xtra Heat

5

Rick Wilson J. E. Salzman, Sr. J. E. Salzman, Sr., et al.

7 fur

1:24.76

$200,000

II

2002

Xtra Heat

5

Harry Vega J. E. Salzman, Sr. J. E. Salzman, Sr., et al.

7 fur

1:22.70

$200,000

II

2001

Prized Stamp

4

Travis Dunkelberger Dale Capuano William A. Sorokolit, Sr.

7 fur

1:23.74

$200,000

II

2000

Tap To Music

5

Joe Bravo Joe Orseno Frank Stronach

7 fur

1:24.75

$200,000

II

1999

Passeggiata

6

Mario Pino A. Ferris Allen III Burning Daylight Farms

7 fur

1:23.55

$250,000

II

1998

J J's Dream

5

Larry Reynolds Edward Plesa, Jr. John A. Franks

7 fur

1:24.21

$250,000

II

1997

Miss Golden Circle

5

Richard Migliore John C. Kimmel Caesar Kimmel & Philip Solondz

7 fur

1:23.05

$250,000

II

1996

Lottsa Talc

6

Frank Alvarado Tim Kelly Vincent McGuire

7 fur

1:22.61

$200,000

II

1995

Smart 'n Noble

4

Mario Pino Richard Delp Nickel's Stable

7 fur

1:24.13

$200,000

II

1994

Mixed Appeal

6

Austreberto Salazar Dean Gaudet Israel Cohen

7 fur

1:23.31

$200,000

II

1993

Moon Mist

4

Tommy Turner Wray Lawrence Barlee Farms

7 fur

1:23.50

$200,000

II

1992

Wood So

5

Mario Pino Katharine Voss John A. Franks

7 fur

1:24.56

$200,000

II

1991

Fappaburst

4

Angel Cordero, Jr. Philip G. Johnson Susan Kaskel

7 fur

1:23.30

$200,000

II

1990

Amy Be Good

4

Mike E. Smith Tim Kelly David P. Reynolds

7 fur

1:23.40

$200,000

II

1989

Tappiano

5

Kent Desormeaux Flint S. Schulhofer Frances A. Genter

7 fur

1:21.40

$200,000

II

1988

Psyched

5

Kent Desormeaux Barclay Tagg Russell B. Jones

7 fur

1:22.60

$200,000

II

1987

Spring Beauty

4

Julio Santos Bruce N. Levine Glencrest Farm

7 fur

1:25.40

$135,420

II

1986

Willowy Mood

4

Buck Thornburg Ron McAnally Verne Winchell

7 fur

1:25.40

$123,660

II

1985

Dumdedumdedum

4

Donnie A. Miller, Jr. Mel Gross not found

7 fur

1:25.00

$146,655

II

1985

Flip's Pleasure

5

Jean-Luc Samyn H. Allen Jerkens Hobeau Farm

7 fur

1:24.00

$146,655

II

1984

Pleasure Cay

4

Donnie A. Miller, Jr. Neil D. Drysdale William S. Kilroy

7 fur

1:22.80

$93,875

II

1984

Bara Lass

5

Donnie A. Miller, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Sam Edward Stevens

7 fur

1:24.00

$93,875

II

1983

Stellarette

5

Alberto Delgado Mel Gross Frank Stronach

7 fur

1:24.40

$123,850

II

1982

Lady Dean

4

Donnie A. Miller, Jr. Ronald Alfano David P. Reynolds

7 fur

1:24.20

$77,950

II

1982

The Wheel Turns

5

Greg McCarron George R. Arnold II David T. Greathouse

7 fur

1:23.60

$77,950

II

1981

Skipat

7

James Edwards Leon Blusiewicz Constance P. Beler

7 fur

1:23.00

$121,440

II

1980

Misty Galore

4

Don MacBeth Thomas J. Kelly Spring Hill Stable

7 fur

1:23.60

$92,950

II

1979

Skipat

6

James Edwards Leon Blusiewicz Constance P. Beler

7 fur

1:22.40

$89,590

II

1978

Bold Brat

5

James Mosely Carlos A. Garcia Boginod Farm

7 fur

1:23.40

$62,290

II

1977

Mt. Airy Queen

4

Danny Ray Wright Leslie G. Glazier Leslie G. Glazier

7 fur

1:23.80

$60,450

II

1976

Donetta

5

James Mosely Carlos A. Garcia Herman Kossow

7 fur

1:24.60

$62,940

II

1975

Twixt

6

William J. Passmore Katharine Voss Mrs. John Franklin

7 fur

1:25.40

$63,915

II

1974

Twixt

5

William J. Passmore Katharine Voss Mrs. John Franklin

7 fur

1:24.40

$63,915

II

1973

First Bloom

5

Avelino Gomez Not Found Lucien Chen

7 fur

1:23.40

$63,375

II

1972

No Race

-

No Race No Race No Race

no race

0:00.00

no race

1971

Cold Comfort

-

Mike Venezia Willard Freeman Alfred G. Vanderbilt II

7 fur

1:23.60

$64,500

1970

Process Shot

-

Larry Adams J. Bowes Bond Elberon Farm

7 fur

1:23.60

$64,500

1969

Too Bald

-

Manuel Ycaza William W. Stephens Cain Hoy Stable

7 fur

1:23.80

$63,150

1968

Too Bald

-

Manuel Ycaza William W. Stephens Cain Hoy Stable

7 fur

1:21.80

$63,150

1967

Holly-O.

-

Frank Lovato Robert W. Camac Guy H. Burt

7 fur

1:21.80

$63,150

1966

Tosmah

-

Sam Boulmetis, Sr. Joe Mergler Briardale Farm

7 fur

1:23 2/5

$63,150

1965

Basking

-

Oliver Cutshaw Hirsch Jacobs Dennis Noviello

7 fur

1:25.00

$37,250

1964

Pams Ego

-

Ronnie Ferraro Not Found Clear Springs Stable

7 fur

1:24.40

$37,250

1963

All Brandy

-

Sam Boulmetis, Sr. E. B. Ryan John A. Manfuso, Sr.

6 fur

1:10.80

$29,000

1962

Call Card

-

Joe Culmone Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm

7 fur

1:25.60

$29,000

1961

Sun Glint

-

Johnny Sellers Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm

1 mile

1:40.20

$29,000

1960

No Race

-

No Race No Race No Race

no race

0:00.00

no race

1959

Tinkalero

-

Art Sherman Casey Hayes John J. Monaco

6 fur

1:10.80

$29,000

1958

Movitave

-

Nick Shuk Not Found Knollwood Stable

6 fur

1:13.60

$30,000

1957

Solar System

-

Jim Lynch Tom Taaffe Mrs. Louis L. Voigt Jr.

6 fur

1:12.00

$31,000

1956

Sometime Thing

-

Eric Guerin Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons Alfred G. Vanderbilt II

7 fur

1:22.80

$31,000

1955

Guayana

-

Walter Blum Harry Trotsek Lily-Ann Stable

7 fur

1:24.40

$31,000

1954

Sotto Voce

-

Walter Blum Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons Mrs. Louis Lazare

1-1/16

1:44.80

$18,000

1953

Sunshine Nell

-

Hedley Woodhouse William C. Winfrey Meyer J. Kaplan

1-1/16

1:46.20

$25,000

1952

Singing Beauty

-

Nick Shuk Not Found Mrs. S. M. Pistorio

1-1/16

1:51.60

$25,000

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 2007 Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide, page 45 on March 3, 2007.


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