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John B. Campbell Handicap

Ungraded stakes race
John B. Campbell Handicap
Location Laurel Park Racecourse,
Laurel, Maryland, United States
Inaugurated 1954
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.laurelpark.com
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $75,000

The John B. Campbell Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Laurel Park Racecourse in Laurel, Maryland. Raced in mid February, it is open to horses age three and older and is contested on dirt over a distance of 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs).

Prior to 2001 the race was held at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore and was raced at a distance of 1³/16 miles.

In his book Legacies of the Turf, prominent racing historian Edward L. Bowen says that at one time the John B. Campbell Handicap was a race of national importance. During the mid 1950s and 1960 the race was won by outstanding horses such as Sailor, Dedicate, Mongo, and the great U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Kelso.

The event is one of a series of races in state that was named in honor of a famous Marylander that contributed either by a single act or a life's body of work to state's history and lore. The race itself was named in honor of John B. Campbell (September 11, 1765 – June 23, 1828) who was a United States Representative from Maryland. Born near Port Tobacco, Maryland, he studied law and was admitted to the bar and practiced. He held several local offices and was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates for three years and Maryland State Senate for many years. Campbell was a protege of John Hanson, who became the first President of Congress to be elected under the terms of the Articles of Confederation.

Campbell was elected as a Federalist to the Seventh United States Congress and to the five succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1801 to March 3, 1813. He established and sat as the judge of the orphans’ court of Charles County. Campbell was famous for his tireless contributions to Charles County and the five county Southern Maryland area. He died at his family's "Charleston" farm, in Charles County.


Contents

Winners of the John B. Campbell Handicap since 1976

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Distance
(Miles)

Time

Purse

Grade

2010

Redding Colliery

4

Anna Napravnik Kiaran McLaughlin Mrs. Fitriani Hay

1-1/8

1:47.39

$70,000

2009

Richard's Kid

4

Jenna Joubert Richard Small Fitzhugh LLC

1-1/8

1:50.01

$75,000

2008

Nite Light

4

Mike Luzzi Todd Pletcher Edward P. Evans

1-1/8

1:50.33

$75,000

2007

Future Fantasy

6

Winston Thompson Leona McKanas Andrew Perkins

1-1/8

1:53.74

$75,000

2006

Your Bluffing

6

Mario Pino Michael Trombetta R.D.M. Racing Stable

1-1/8

1:51.30

$75,000

2005

Coast Line

4

John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Overbrook Farm

1-1/8

1:50.09

$125,000

2004

Ole Faunty

5

Mike Luzzi W. Elliott Walden T. Van Meter/D. Hend

1-1/8

1:49.05

$150,000

2003

Tempest Fugit

6

Jose Caraballo John Servis Dennis A. Drazin

1-1/8

1:49.90

$75,000

2002

Lyracist

6

Jeremy Rose Michael P. Petro Timothy Cunningham

1-1/8

1:50.10

$75,000

2001

Do I Ever †

6

Harry Vega Bessie S. Gruwell John Morella

1-3/16

1:55.37

$100,000

2000

Salty Note

5

Mario Pino Alec Fehr Bruno Schickedanz

1-3/16

1:56.45

$75,000

III

1999

Crosspatch

5

Rick Wilson Berkley Kern Frank A. Bonsal, Jr.

1-3/16

1:56.67

$100,000

III

1998

Hot Brush

4

Rick Wilson Richard W. Small Robert Meyerhoff

1-3/16

1:56.00

$100,000

III

1997

Traffic Circle

5

Herberto Castillo, Jr. John C. Kimmel Kimmel, Moelis & Solonez

1-3/16

1:55.00

$100,000

III

1996

Sunny Sunrise

5

Jeff D. Carle Grover G. Delp Harry Meyerhoff

1-3/16

1:55.00

$100,000

III

1995

Ameri Valay

6

Mark T. Johnston King T. Leatherbury Elaine & Nick Bassford

1-3/16

1:54.60

$100,000

III

1994

Ameri Valay

5

Albert Delgado King T. Leatherbury Elaine & Nick Bassford

1-3/16

1:56.20

$100,000

III

1993

Sunny Sunrise

5

Rick Wilson Grover G. Delp Harry Meyerhoff

1-1/8

1:49.80

$100,000

III

1992

Sunny Sunrise

4

Mike Smith Grover G. Delp Harry Meyerhoff

1-1/8

1:49.20

$100,000

III

1991

J.R.'s Horizon

-

Calixto Juarez W. Meredith Bailes Marvin Champion

1-1/8

1:50.20

$125,000

III

1990

Jet Stream

-

Donnie A. Miller, Jr. W. Meredith Bailes John Mobberley

1-1/8

1:50.80

$150,000

III

1989

Little Bold John

5

Donnie A. Miller, Jr. Jerry Robb Jack Owens

1-1/8

1:49.20

$150,000

III

1988

Manzotti

-

Eddie Maple Michael Stidham Stuart Janney

1-1/4

2:01.80

$80,000

III

1987

Broad Brush

5

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

1-1/4

2:05.60

$170,000

III

1986

Skip Trial

-

Jean-Luc Samyn Sonny Hine Ben Cohen

1-1/4

2:03.20

$175,000

III

1985

Imp Society

-

Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas Heslop Stable

1-1/4

2:03.00

$190,000

III

1984

Island Champ

-

Albert Delgado Hank Allen James J. Devaney

1-1/4

2:04.40

$182,500

II

1983

Recusant

-

Jorge Velasquez Mike Ball Fred W. Hooper

1-1/4

2:05.60

$155,000

II

1982

Majesty's World

-

Anthony Black Not Found

1-1/4

2:03.40

$152,750

II

1981

Relaxing

-

Angel Cordero, Jr. Angel Penna Carl Lizza

1-1/4

2:04.60

$152,500

II

1980

Pole Position

-

Gunnar Lindberg Goody Goodman Edward J. DeBartolo, Jr.

1-1/4

2:05.40

$121,000

II

1979

Mister Brea

-

Ruben Hernandez

1-1/4

2:04.60

$100,000

II

1978

Ripon

-

Marco Castaneda

1-1/4

2:05.00

$122,000

II

1977

No Race

-

No Race No Race No Race

no race

0:00.00

no race

II

1976

Festive Mood

-

Herberto Hinosa

1-1/4

2:05.40

$121,333

II

* † In 2001, Top Official won but was disqualified to third.

Earlier winners

  • 1975 - Jolly Johu (Ben Feliciano)
  • 1972 - Boone the Great (Anthony Agnello)
  • 1970 - Best Turn (Chuck Baltizar)
  • 1970 - Mitey Prince (Paul Kallai)
  • 1969 - Juvenile John (John Giovanni)
  • 1965 - Lt. Stevens (Tommy Barrow)
  • 1962 - Yorktown (Jimmy Nichols)
  • 1960 - Yes You Will (Larry Adams)


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References



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