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Gravesend Handicap

Non-graded stakes race
Gravesend Handicap
Location Aqueduct Racetrack
Queens, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1885
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Gravesend Handicap history at the NYRA
Race information
Distance 6 furlongs
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000 added

The Gravesend Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York late in the year. In its 50th running in December 2009, the Gravesend will be downgraded from a Grade III event to ungraded status.[1]. This race is for three-year-olds and up and set at a distance of six furlongs. It offers a purse of $100,000 added.

The Gravesend is named in honor of the early American racetrack once sited near Coney Island, Brooklyn. The Gravesend Race Track was closed in 1910.

Prior to 1961, the Gravesend was run at Jamaica Racetrack, and once, in 1975, at Belmont Park. In 1962, it was set at seven furlongs.

Past winners

  • 2005 - Banjo Picker (5) (Tara Hemmings)
  • 2004 - Don Six (4) (Mike Luzzi)
  • 2003 - Shake You Down (5) (Mike Luzzi)
  • 2002 - Multiple Choice (4) (Victor Carrero)
  • 1995 - Cold Execution (4) (Julio Pezua)
  • 1994 - Mining Burrah (4) (John Velazquez)
  • 1993 - Astudillo (3) (Fabio Arguello, Jr.)
  • 1992 - Hidden Tomahawk (4) (Jorge F. Chavez)
  • 1989 - Never Forgotten (5) (Art Madrid, Jr.)
  • 1988 - High Brite (4) (Angel Cordero, Jr.)
  • 1986 - Comic Blush (3) (Antonio Graell)
  • 1984 - Elegant Life (4) (Jorge Velasquez)
  • 1983 - Main Stem (5) (Victor Lopez)
  • 1980 - Clever Trick (4) (Jorge Velasquez)
  • 1979 - Shelter Half (4) (Sam Boulmetis, Jr.)
  • 1978 - Half High (5) (Angel Santiago)
  • 1977 - Full Out (4) (Angel Cordero, Jr.)
  • 1973 - Petrograd (4) (Angel Cordero, Jr.)
  • 1971 - Summer Air (4) (Angel Cordero Jr.)
  • 1969 - Royal Exchange (4) (Angel Cordero, Jr.)
  • 1968 - Jim J. (4) (Angel Cordero, Jr.)
  • 1967 - Tumiga (3) (Ben Feliciano)
  • 1963 - Ahoy (3) (Howard Grant)

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