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Evan Shipman Handicap

The Evan Shipman Handicap (NYB) is a race restricted to New York bred Thoroughbred horses, age three-years-old and up, run at Belmont Park in the state of New York. Set at a distance of one and one/sixteenth miles on the dirt, the ungraded stakes event offers a purse of $100,000 added.

The race, which will be in its 28th running in 2008, is named for Evan Shipman, long a racing columnist for the New York Morning Telegraph and one of the world’s authorities on Thoroughbred and harness racing and breeding. Shipman died in 1957, and is buried in the Gilkey Cemetery beside the family estate in Plainfield, New Hampshire.

The Evan Shipman was run at one mile in the years 1981 and 1982.

Due to the troubled economy in 2008, the Evan Shipman was canceled by the NYRA as they adjusted races to meet the new Grade I standard purse of $300,000.

Past winners

  • 2006 – Spite The Devil (6) (Javier Casteliano)
  • 2004 – Spite the Devil (4) (Edgar Prado)
  • 2003 – Well Fancied (5) (Edgar Prado)
  • 1999 – Sophisticated Man (4) (Aaron Gryder)
  • 1995 – Patsyprospect (4) (Julie Krone)
  • 1994 – Richmond Runner (4) (Robbie Davis)
  • 1993 – Liver Stand (4) (Jorge Chavez)
  • 1992 – Corax (4) (Julie Krone)
  • 1990 – Tinchen’s Prince (7) (Jacinto Vasquez)
  • 1988 – Claramount (4) (Chris Antley)
  • 1987 – Easy n Dirty (4) (Robbie Davis)
  • 1986 – Romancer (4) (Antonio Graell)
  • 1984 – Mugatea (4) (Angel Cordero Jr.)
  • 1983 – Shy Groom (4) (Angel Cordero Jr.)
  • 1981 – Fio Rito (6) (Leslie Hulet)

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