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Hollie Hughes Handicap

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Hollie Hughes Handicap
Location Aqueduct Racetrack
Queens, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1979
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.nyra.com/aqueduct
Race information
Distance 6 furlongs
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification New York State bred, age three & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $65,000

The Hollie Hughes Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually since 1979 at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, Queens, New York. A six furlong sprint raced on dirt, it is open to horses bred in the State of New York age three and older. Run in mid February, the race currently offers a purse of $65,000.

The race is named in honor of New York native Hollie Hughes, a U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee who trained horses from a New York base for 70 years.


Speed record:

  • 1:08.60 - Stalwart Member (1997)

Most wins:

  • 3 - Papua (2003, 2004, 2005)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 4 - Michael E. Hushion (1998, 2003, 2004, 2005)

Most wins by an owner:








2008 Gold and Roses 6 Rajiv Maragh Thomas M. Bush Henry C. Gregory 1:10.82
2007 Introspect 7 Eddie Martin, Jr. Billy Turner Castle Village Farm 1:11.64
2006 Big Apple Daddy 4 Orlando Mojica Bruce N. Levine Ervin Rodriguez 1:11.49
2005 Papua 6 Richard Migliore Michael E. Hushion Barry K. Schwartz 1:09.60
2004 Papua 5 Michael Luzzi Michael E. Hushion Barry K. Schwartz 1:10.40
2003 Papua 4 Richard Migliore Michael E. Hushion Barry K. Schwartz 1:10.60
2002 Vodka 5 Heberto Castillo, Jr. John O. Hertler Joseph W. Gerrity, Jr. 1:11.10
2001 Say Florida Sandy 7 Joe Bravo Juan Serey John Rotella 1:09.40
2000 Kashatreya 6 Octavio Vergara John O. Hertler Seymour Cohn 1:09.40
1999 Kashatreya 5 Julio Pezua John O. Hertler Seymour Cohn 1:10.20
1998 Thepromonroe 6 Chuck C. Lopez Michael E. Hushion Barry K. Schwartz 1:10.00
1997 Stalwart Member 4 Herb McCauley Howard Tesher Edwin Watchel 1:08.60
1996 Crafty Alfel 8 Frank Alvarado Charles Carlesimo James Fabricature 1:09.80
1995 Crafty Alfel 7 Julio Pezua Charles Carlesimo James Fabricature 1:11.20
1994 Fabersham 6 Richard Migliore Gasper Moschera Barbara J. Davis 1:12.00
1993 Detox 4 Mike E. Smith Michael W. Downing Charles J. Murphy Jr. 1:10.40
1992 Argyle Lake 6 Dennis Carr Peter Ferriola James Riccio 1:11.00
1991 Argyle Lake 5 Herb McCauley Peter Ferriola James Riccio 1:10.60
1990 Appealing Guy 4 Jacinto Vasquez Gary Sciacca Vincent McGuire 1:08.80
1989 Notebook 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1:10.80
1988 Summer Tale 5 Nick Santagata Peter Ferriola Gold'N'Oats Stable 1:11.20
1987 Landing Plot 4 Jose A. Santos Arthur Wendel Triad Stable 1:11.00
1986 Hamlet 6 Robbie Davis Peter Ferriola Vee-Pee-Jay Stable 1:10.80
1985 Elegant Life 5 Jorge Velasquez Michael Brice Irma Brice 1:10.80
1984 Columbia Holme 4 Ruben Hernandez Ramon M. Hernandez Assunta Louis Farm 1:10.20
1983 Master Digby 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. Howard Tesher Jerome Brody 1:10.40
1982 Accipiter's Hope 4 Nick Santagata Stephen L. DiMauro Harold I. Snyder 1:12.20
1981 Kim's Chance 5 Angel Cordero, Jr. Steven T. Jerkens Rodger E. Leslie 1:11.40
1980 Kim's Chance 4 Ruben Hernandez Steven T. Jerkens Rodger E. Leslie 1:12.40
1979 Billy Redcoat 5 Joseph Brocklebank R. Von Skopczynski, Jr. Victoria Sloma 1:11.40



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