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Distaff Handicap

Grade II race
Distaff Handicap
Location Aqueduct Racetrack
Ozone Park, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1954
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 6 furlong sprint
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

The Distaff Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race held each spring at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, Queens. Open to fillies and mares, age three and up, willing to race the six furlong distance, the Grade II event offers a purse of $150,000 added.

Inaugurated in 1954 at the old Aqueduct racetrack, the Distaff Handicap was run at Belmont Park from 1956 through 1959.

The race has been contested at two different distances:

  • 7 furlongsĀ : 1954-1976, 1980-1983, 1985-1992, 1995-2005
  • 6 furlongsĀ : 1977, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1994, 2006-present

It was run in two divisions in 1964. There was no race run in 1993 due to inclement weather.

The Distaff Handicap, in its 56th running in 2010, is one of the few graded stakes for fillies and mares at a sprint distance.

Records

Speed record:

  • 1:09.73 - Maryfield (2007) (at current distance of 6 furlongs)
  • 1:21.18 - Devil's Orchid (1991) (at previous distance of 7 furlongs)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Happy Princess (1958, 1959)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2010 Tar Heel Mom 5 Ramon Dominguez Stanley Hough Alex Rankin 1:24.51
2009 Secret Gypsy 4 Robby Albarado Ronny W. Werner Richland Hills Stable/John Kuehl 1:10.01
2008 Rite Moment 4 Rajiv Maragh Gary C. Contessa Winning Move Stable et al. 1:09.86
2007 Maryfield 6 Jorge Chavez Douglas F. O'Neil Mark Gorman, etc. 1:09.73
2006 Smokey Glacken 5 Javier Castellano James A. Jerkens Susan & John Moore 1:10.49
2005 Bank Audit 4 Richard Migliore Frank LaBoccetta, Jr. Robert Amendola 1:22.07
2004 Randaroo 4 Richard Migliore Kiaran McLaughlin H. Joseph Allen 1:22.64
2003 Carson Hollow 4 Michael Luzzi Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. Stronach Stables et al. 1:22.42
2002 Raging Fever 4 John Velazquez Mark A. Hennig Edward P. Evans 1:21.78
2001 Dream Supreme 4 Aaron Gryder William I. Mott Kinsman Stable 1:23.66
2000 Honest Lady 4 Brice Blanc Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:22.10
1999 Furlough 5 Heberto Castillo, Jr. C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1:23.23
1998 Parlay 4 Richard Migliore John C. Kimmel Ackerly Bros. Farm 1:24.10
1997 Miss Golden Circle 5 Richard Migliore John C. Kimmel Kimmel & Solondz 1:24.47
1996 Lottsa Talc 6 Frank Alvarado Tim Kelly McGuire Werner 1:24.04
1995 Recognizable 4 Mike E. Smith C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1:22.94
1994 Classy Mirage 4 Robbie Davis H. Allen Jerkens Middletown Stable 1:11.37
1993 no race
1992 Nannerl 5 Mike E. Smith Flint S. Schulhofer Marablue Farm 1:24.68
1991 Devil's Orchid 4 Russell Baze Richard E. Mandella George Yates 1:21.18
1990 Channel Three 4 Jorge Chavez Michael J. Goswell Mrs. Henry Elser 1:23.20
1989 Avie's Gal 4 Nick Santagata John J. Lenzini, Jr. John R. Cioci 1:24.00
1988 Cadillacing 5 Randy Romero C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1:22.60
1987 Pine Tree Lane 5 Angel Cordero, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Leonard Mathis 1:22.00
1986 Ride Sally 5 Walter Guerra Nick Zito Manhasset Stable 1:21.60
1985 Give Me A Hint 5 Wesley Ward Braulio Baeza Nathaniel Usdan 1:25.20
1984 Am Capable 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. John Parisella Theodore Sabarese 1:11.00
1983 Jones Time Machine 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. John Parisella Theodore Sabarese 1:23.20
1982 Lady Dean 4 Donald Miller, Jr. Ronald A. Alfano David P. Reynolds 1:23.80
1981 Lady Oakley 4 Jeffrey Fell Warren J. Pascuma Bette S. Karlinsky 1:25.40
1980 Misty Gallore 4 Don MacBeth Thomas J. Kelly Spring Hill Stable 1:24.60
1979 Skipat 5 James Edwards Daniel Hasbany John A. Grondin 1:10.40
1978 Vandy Sue 4 Angel Rodriquez Ramon M. Hernandez Assunta Louis Farm 1:12.00
1977 What A Summer 5 Eddie Maple Leroy Jolley Diana M. Firestone 1:11.60
1976 Shy Dawn 5 Angel Cordero, Jr. Woodrow Sedlacek Jacques D. Wimpfheimer 1:24.20
1975 Something Super 5 Jean Cruguet Willard C. Freeman Skara Glen Stable 1:22.20
1974 Krislin 5 Vincent Bracciale, Jr. Stephen A. DiMauro Harold Snyder 1:22.00
1973 Ferly 5 Ron Turcotte Frank Caltrone Ada L. Rice 1:24.00
1972 Royal Signal 5 Chuck Baltazar Stephen A. DiMauro Mrs. Lawrence W. Knapp, Jr. 1:24.20
1971 Double Delta 5 Braulio Baeza Stanley M. Reiser James D. Drymon 1:22.80
1970 Process Shot 4 Chuck Baltazar J. Bowes Bond Elberon Farm 1:22.80
1969 Heartland 4 John L. Rotz Max Hirsch King Ranch 1:22.40
1968 Just Kidding 4 Jorge Velasquez J. Elliott Burch Rokeby Stable 1:23.20
1967 Cologne 4 Braulio Baeza Frank H. Merrill, Jr. Mrs. Romola Voynow 1:24.20
1966 Sailor Princess 4 Gary Mineau Burley Parke Harbor View Farm 1:22.40
1965 Affectionately 5 Walter Blum Hirsch Jacobs Ethel D. Jacobs 1:24.00
1964 Charspiv 4 Bobby Ussery Buddy Jacobson Marion Frankel 1:24.00
1964 Smart Deb 4 Bill Hartack Arnold N. Winick Mrs. Russell L. Reineman 1:21.60
1963 Cicada 4 Bill Shoemaker Casey Hayes Meadow Stable 1:23.80
1962 Rose O'Neill 4 Ismael Valenzuela Ted Saladin Bert W. Martin 1:23.60
1961 Teacation 4 Ray Broussard Charles R. Parke Fred W. Hooper 1:23.60
1960 Mommy Dear 4 Manuel Ycaza Eddie Hayward Circle M. Farm 1:23.00
1959 Happy Princess 7 Hedley Woodhouse George Lewis Mabel D. Lewis 1:24.20
1958 Happy Princess 6 Hedley Woodhouse George Lewis Mabel D. Lewis 1:24.00
1957 Searching 5 Conn McCreary Hirsch Jacobs Ethel D. Jacobs 1:24.40
1956 Blue Banner 4 Eddie Arcaro Jack Skinner Rokeby Stable 1:23.80
1955 Oil Painting 4 Hedley Woodhouse Anthony W. Rupelt Mrs. Joseph A. Goodwin 1:24.00
1954 Mab's Choice 5 Angel Valenzuela Charles Whittingham Robert Stewart Howard 1:24.40

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