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General George Handicap

Grade II race
General George Handicap
Location Laurel Park Racecourse, Template:Country data Maryland
Laurel, Maryland, United States
Inaugurated 1973
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.Laurelpark.com
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $300,000

The General George Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually on Presidents' Day in mid February at Laurel Park Racecourse in Laurel, Maryland. A Grade II event, it is open to horses age three and older. Named for General George Washington (1731-1799), first president of The United States and Commanding General of the American Revolutionary Army.

Raced on dirt over a distance of seven furlongs, it currently offers a purse of $300,000. The General George Handicap typically draws the third highest crowd of the year at Laurel Park Race Course each year, held on Presidents' Day annually, it trails only the Maryland Million and the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes in average attendance.[1]

Held at Bowie Race Course 1973-84. Held at Pimlico Race Course in 1986. Not held 1979, 1982-83 or 2006. In 2006, the General George Handicap was not run due to concerns over an outbreak of the equine herpesvirus that shut down all racing in Maryland for several weeks.[2]

Contents

Records

Speed record:

  • 7 furlongs - 1:20.95 - Greenspring (2010)
  • 1-1/16 miles - 1:44.00 - Templar Hill (1987)

Most wins by a horse:

  • No horse has ever won the General George Handicap more than once

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 2 - Five different jockeys are tied with two wins each

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - Jerry Robb (1987 & 1989)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Four Roses Thoroughbreds (1998 & 2007)

Winners of the General George Handicap

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Distance

Time

Purse

Grade

2010

Greenspring

5

Jeremy Rose Christopher Grove Our Chelsea Stable

7 fur

1:20.95

$150,000

II

2009

True Quality

4

Chuck Lopez John P. Campo, Jr. Paraneck Stable

7 fur

1:22.31

$200,000

II

2008

Bustin Stones

4

Ramon Dominguez Bruce N. Levine Roddy Valente

7 fur

1:24.47

$200,000

II

2007

Silver Wagon

6

Edgar Prado Anthony W. Dutrow Four Roses Thoroughbreds

7 fur

1:23.13

$200,000

II

2006

No Race

-

No Race No Race No Race

no race

0:00.00

no race

II

2005

Saratoga County

4

Javier Castellano George Weaver Evelyn M. Pollard

7 fur

1:23.43

$200,000

II

2004

Well Fancied

6

Edgar Prado Rick Dutrow Sanford Goldfarb et al.

7 fur

1:22.49

$200,000

II

2003

My Cousin Matt

4

Ramon Dominguez Scott A. Lake Richard A. Englander

7 fur

1:22.12

$200,000

II

2002

Wrangler

4

Aaron Gryder James Jerkens Frank Stronach

7 fur

1:22.53

$200,000

II

2001

Peeping Tom

4

Ariel Smith Patrick Reynolds Flatbird Stable

7 fur

1:22.00

$200,000

II

2000

Affirmed Success

6

Jorge Chavez Richard Schosberg Albert Fried, Jr.

7 fur

1:22.02

$200,000

II

1999

Esteemed Friend

5

Mike Luzzi Joseph Imperio Chi Ki Liu & J. Imperio

7 fur

1:22.54

$200,000

II

1998

Royal Haven

6

Richard Migliore Gasper S. Moschera Four Roses Thoroughbreds

7 fur

1:23.04

$200,000

II

1997

Why Change

4

Mark Guidry Joseph Pierce, Jr. Marvin Delfiner

7 fur

1:22.41

$200,000

II

1996

Moscow Monster

5

Rick Wilson Benjamin W. Perkins, Jr. Not Found

7 fur

1:22.11

$200,000

II

1995

Who Wouldn't

6

Joe Rocco Donald Barr M P. Higgins III

7 fur

1:22.08

$200,000

II

1994

Blushing Julian

4

Robert Colton Allen Iwinski Rosemont Farm, Inc.

7 fur

1:22.91

$200,000

II

1993

Majesty's Turn

4

Alberto Delgado Luigi Gino William T. Young

7 fur

1:22.66

$200,000

II

1992

Senior Speedy

5

Jorge F. Chavez Alfredo Callejas Robert Perez

7 fur

1:21.96

$200,000

II

1991

Star Touch

5

Mike Luzzi Edmond D. Gaudet Ted Sabarese

7 fur

1:22.90

$200,000

II

1990

King's Nest

5

Michael Hunter Lawrence E. Murray Sondra D. Bender

7 fur

1:22.00

$200,000

III

1989

Little Bold John

7

Donnie A. Miller, Jr. Jerry Robb Jack Owens

7 fur

1:22.80

$200,000

III

1988

Private Terms

3

Kent Desormeaux Charles Hadry Stuart Janney, Jr.

1 mile

1:38.80

$125,000

III

1987

Templar Hill

3

Greg W. Hutton Jerry Robb Paul Seefeldt

1-1/16

1:44.00

$125,000

III

1986

Broad Brush

3

Vincent Bracciale, Jr. Richard W. Small Robert E. Meyerhoff

1-1/16

1:44.20

$90,622

III

1985

Roo Art

3

Donnie A. Miller, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Barbara A. Holleran

1 mile

1:37.60

$89,539

1984

Judge McGuire

3

Carlos H. Mendoza Harold Rose C. A. Cuprill

1-1/16

1:46.60

$92,572

1983

No Race

-

No Race No Race No Race

no race

0:00.00

no race

1982

No Race

-

No Race No Race No Race

no race

0:00.00

no race

1981

Classic Go Go

3

Bryan Fann Del W. Carroll Verne H. Winchell

7 fur

1:23.20

$61,858

1980

Galaxy Road

3

Greg McCarron Leroy Jolley Herve Racivitch

7 fur

1:24.60

$61,100

1979

No Race

-

No Race No Race No Race

no race

0:00.00

no race

1978

Ten Ten

3

William J. Passmore

1-1/16

1:45.80

$30,333

1977

Do the Bump

3

Chris McCarron Archie Chase

1-1/16

1:47.20

$29,630

1976

Princely Game

3

Anthony Agnello

1-1/16

1:44.60

$29,900

1975

Pendulum Sam

3

Luigi Gino

1-1/16

1:48.20

$30,010

1974

Sharp Gary

3

Carlos Barrera Joseph DiAngelo Edward R. Scharps

1-1/16

1:46.60

$31,900

1973

Ecole Etage

3

George Cusimano Nuckols Brothers

1-1/16

1:44.60

$30,440

See also

References

  1. 2007 Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide, page 46 on March 3, 2007.
  2. 2007 Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide, page 46 on March 3, 2007.


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