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Berkeley Handicap

The Berkeley Handicap is a Grade III race for thoroughbred horses held on the dirt at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, California, United States. Highlighting the Labor Day weekend, it's a race for three-year-olds and up of either gender and run at a distance of one and one sixteenth mile. The Berkeley was the richest race of the fall meeting, offering a purse of US$150,000.

In 2009, it will run on May 25 as part of the spring program.

Restless Con holds the track record at this distance of 1:39:50 on June 14, 1991.

Past winners

  • 2010 - Run it (Chad Schvaneveldt) (Bold Chieftain placed)
  • 2009 - Autism Awareness (David Lopez)
  • 2008 - McCann's Mojave (Frank Alvarado)
  • 2007 - My Creed (Modesto Linares) (Argentian stakes winner, Visa Parade, placed.)
  • 2006 - Spellbinder (Roberto Gonzalez)
  • 2005 - Desert Boom
  • 2004 - Snorter (Multiple stakes winner, Taste of Paradise, came in third.)
  • 2003 - I’madrifter
  • 2002 - Irisheyesareflying
  • 2001 - Blade Prospector (Brz)
  • 2000 - Voice of Destiny
  • 1999 - Hal's Pal
  • 1998 - Wild Wonder
  • 1997 - NOT RUN
  • 1996 - Houston Fleet M D
  • 1995 - Double Jab (Cleante, multiple Grade I winner in Argentina, came in third.)
  • 1994 - River Special (Twice a Grade I winner.)
  • 1993 - Infamous Deed
  • 1992 - Music Prospector (Flying Continental came in third.)
  • 1991 - High Energy
  • 1990 - On the Menu
  • 1989 - Ongoing Mister
  • 1988 - Sanger Chief
  • 1987 - Rocky Marriage
  • 1986 - Sun Master (Grade I winner, Beldare Lear, placed.)
  • 1984 - Songhay
  • 1982 - Foyts Ack
  • 1981 - Head Hawk
  • 1980 - NOT RUN
  • 1979 - Gustoso
  • 1978 - Boy Tike
  • 1977 - Lino
  • 1976 - Branford Court
  • 1975 - Star of Kuwait
  • 1974 - Yvetot
  • 1973 - Yvetot
  • 1968 - Mainsheet
  • 1967 - Carang
  • 1966 - High Perch
  • 1965 - Hasty Trip
  • 1964 - Saris Song (Filly)
  • 1963 - More Megaton
  • 1960 - Free Copy
  • 1959 - Revel
  • 1957 - Fire Alarm
  • 1956 - Lucky G L
  • 1955 - Noir
  • 1953 - Berseem
  • 1952 - Big Noise
  • 1951 - Simonsez
  • 1950 - Bullremember (Filly)
  • 1949 - Moonrush

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