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Fort Marcy Handicap

Grade III race
Fort Marcy Handicap
Location Aqueduct Racetrack
Ozone Park, Queens, United States
Inaugurated 1975
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.nyra.com
Race information
Distance 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The Fort Marcy Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually near the end of April at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York. A Grade III race, it is open to horses three-years-old and up and is raced on turf over a distance of 1 1/16 miles. The event currently offers a purse of $100,000 added.

The race is named for the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame horse, Fort Marcy.

Inaugurated in 1975 at a distance of seven furlongs, it was run in two divisions that year as well as in 1978, 1981, and 1987. There was no race held in 1976 and 1977.

In 1980, the Fort Marcy Handicap was restricted to horses, age four and older. The event was hosted by Belmont Park in 1981, 1987, 1988 and 2009. In 1998 and 2003, bad weather resulted in the race being contested on the dirt track at a distance of one mile (8 furlongs).


Speed record: (at current distance of 11/16 miles)

  • 1:40.88 - Spindrift (2000) (new course record)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Adam Smith (1993, 1994)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 3 - Hobeau Farm (1975, 1983, 2004)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:








2010 Baletti 6 Cornelio Velasquez Angel J. Penna, Jr. Castletop Stable 1:40.36
2009 Cosmonaut 7 Jose Lezcano Phil Serpe Flying Zee Stable 1:42.00
2008 Silver Tree 8 Edgar Prado William I. Mott Peter Vegso 1:42.07
2007 Woodlander 5 Alan Garcia Gary Contessa Martin J. Minnella et al. 1:44.88
2006 Foreverness 7 Eibar Coa Gregg Sacco Red Oak Stable 1:42.99
2005 Better Talk Now 6 Ramon Dominguez H. Graham Motion Buchwood Stables 1:42.74
2004 Chilly Rooster 4 Shannon Uske H. Allen Jerkens Hobeau Farm 1:42.47
2003 Saint Verre 5 Jose Espinoza H. Allen Jerkens H. Joseph Allen 1:33.77
2002 Pyrus 4 Edgar Prado W. Elliott Walden Jubilee Stable & Bradley 1:44.53
2001 Strategic Mission 6 Richard Migliore William I. Mott Live Oak Plantation 1:41.62
2000 Spindrift 5 Jean-Luc Samyn Kiaran McLaughlin Rashid Al Maktoum 1:40.88
1999 Wised Up 4 Mike Luzzi Richard DeStasio Wayne R. Ewald 1:45.03
1998 Subordination 4 Jorge F. Chavez Gary Sciacca Klaravich Stable 1:35.24
1997 Influent 6 Jean-Luc Samyn Howard Tesher M. Becker/Turfnpaddock 1:42.59
1996 Warning Glance 5 Mike E. Smith C. R. McGaughey III Stuart Janney III 1:42.48
1995 Fourstars Allstar 7 Jose A. Santos Leo O'Brien Richard M. Bomze 1:41.69
1994 Adam Smith 6 Mike E. Smith Christophe Clement Gordon White 1:42.49
1993 Adam Smith 5 Jean-Luc Samyn Christophe Clement Gordon White 1:42.30
1992 Maxigroom 4 Julie Krone Tom Skiffington J. T. Jones 1:42.66
1991 Stage Colony 4 Craig Perret Ross Pearce Buckland Farm 1:42.38
1990 Crystal Moment 5 Santos Chavez Ronald Houghton Shirley N. Lathrop 1:43.40
1989 Arlene's Valentine 4 Julie Krone Daniel Perlsweig Arlene London 1:50.20
1988 Equalize 6 Jose A. Santos Angel Penna, Sr. Alejandro Menditeguy 1:42.60
1987 Dance of Life 4 Randy Romero MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stable 1:45.00
1987 Glaros 5 Eddie Maple Tom Skiffington Mandysland Farm 1:45.00
1986 Onyxly 5 Jose A. Santos John P. Campo Luck Si Si Stable 1:42.20
1985 Forzando II 4 Jorge Velasquez John Sullivan S. C. Chillingworth 1:46.00
1984 Hero's Honor 4 Jerry Bailey MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stable 1:43.60
1983 John's Gold 4 Antonio Graell H. Allen Jerkens Hobeau Farm 1:47.40
1982 Folge 4 Jorge Velasquez Michael Kay Barbara Rosenthal 1:42.80
1981 Masked Marvel 5 Ramon Encinas Angel Penna, Sr. Wildenstein Stable 1:44.80
1981 Key To Content 4 Jeffrey Fell MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stable 1:46.00
1980 Sten 5 Cash Asmussen Richard DeStasio Michael Berry 1:44.00
1979 Uncle Pokey 5 Jean Cruguet Jerome C. Meyer Dogwood Stable 1:45.60
1978 True Colors 4 Eddie Maple Willard C. Freeman Robert Billips 1:42.20
1978 Tiller 4 Jeffrey Fell David A. Whiteley William Haggin Perry 1:41.80
1975 Apollo Nine 8 Mike Venezia Ronald Warren Audley Farm Stable 1:23.00
1975 Beau Bugle 5 Jean Cruguet H. Allen Jerkens Hobeau Farm 1:22.40



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