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Essex Handicap

Ungraded stakes race
Essex Handicap
Location Oaklawn Park Race Track
Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
Inaugurated 1948
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Oaklawn Jockey Club, Inc.
Race information
Distance 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Four-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The Essex Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually during the first week of February at Oaklawn Park Race Track in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Open to horses age four and older, it is contested on dirt over a distance of 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs).

Inaugurated in 1948 as the Southland Handicap, its name was changed to the Essex beginning with the 1974 edition.

Past winners

  • 2010 - Racing Bran (5) (Christopher A. Emigh)
  • 2009 - Prom Shoes (5)
  • 2008 - Spotsgone (5)
  • 2007 - Jonesboro (5)
  • 2006 - Rockport Harbor (4)
  • 2005 - Absent Friend (5)
  • 2004 - Private Emblem (5)
  • 2003 - Colorful Tour (4)
  • 2002 - Crafty Shaw (4)
  • 2001 - Mr. Ross (6)
  • 2000 - Maysville Slew (4)


Ctaegory:Horse races in the United States


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