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Henry S. Clark Stakes

Ungraded Stakes race
Henry S. Clark Stakes
Location Pimlico Race Course,
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Inaugurated 2001
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.pimlico.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The Henry S. Clark Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Open to horses three-years-old & up, it is contested over a distance of one mile on turf.[1]

The race was named in honor of U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Henry S. Clark, the "dean of Maryland trainers," who spent 80 of his 95 years on the backstretch of Maryland's race tracks and remained active until his death in February 1999. He was the grandson of another famous Maryland trainer, William Jennings, Sr. Henry Clark was honored with induction into the Racing Hall of Fame in 1982.

Early in his career, Clark was selected by Liz Whitney to train her stable of runners and he sent out his first stakes winner, Blue Cyprus for Whitney at Garden State in 1944. In the late 1940's, Clark began his relationship with Harry Lunger, training the talented Christiana Stables' horses. Among those under his care were two-time Delaware Handicap winner Obeah (dam of champion Go for Wand), Endine, champion Tempted, Travers Stakes winner Thinking Cap, Belmont Futurity winner and top sire Cyane and Blue Grass Stakes winner Linkage, who finished second in the 1982 Preakness Stakes.

Contents

Records

Speed record:

  • 1 mile - 1:33.80 - Private Slip (2001)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 2 - Horactio A. Karamanos (2003 & 2006)

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - Michael Zwiesler (2007 & 2008)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - William S. Farish (2007 & 2008)

Winners of the Henry S. Clark Stakes

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Distance
(Miles)

Time

Purse

Grade

2010

Baltimore Bob

5

Vladimir Diaz J. B. Secor Robert Gerczak & Kaygar Stable

1 mile

1:35.39

$70,000

2009

Brickell

8

Harry Vega Ted Maher Harry Kassap LLC

1 mile

1:38.80

$75,000

2008

Stay Close

6

Rosie Napravnik Michael Zwiesler William S. Farish

1 mile

1:35.82

$75,000

2007

Stay Close

5

Oliver Castillo Michael Zwiesler William S. Farish

1 mile

1:37.20

$75,000

2006

Saint Stephen

6

Horacio A. Karamanos Christopher Clement Susan and Charles Harris

1 mile

1:35.40

$60,000

2005

Gunning For

4

J. C. Ferrer Timothy Walsh Wimborne Farm Inc.

1 mile

1:34.20

$50,000

2004

Mr. O'Brien

5

Rick Wilson Robin L. Graham Skeedattle Stable

1 mile

1:35.80

$60,000

2003

Tam's Terms

5

Horacio A. Karamanos Lawrence E. Murray Sondra D. Bender

1 mile

1:36.40

$75,000

2002

Mus-If

6

Mario Pino Michael V. Pino Hamdan Al Maktoum

1 mile

1:36.20

$50,000

2001

Private Slip

7

Joe Rocco Dale Capuano Crown Valley Stable

1 mile

1:33.40

$75,000

See also


References

  1. 2007 Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide, page 63 on March 3, 2007.



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