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Mac Diarmida Handicap

Grade II race
Mac Diarmida Handicap
Location Gulfstream Park
Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
Inaugurated 1995
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.gulfstreampark.com
Race information
Distance 1⅜ miles (11 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Four-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $$150,000

The Mac Diarmida Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. A Grade II event since 2007, it is open to horses age four and older and is contested on turf over a distance of one-and-three-eighth miles (11 furlongs). Raced at the end of January, in 2009 it will run during the third week of February.

Inaugurated in 1995, for the first two years at a distance of one-and-one-sixteenth miles. In 1997, wet weather forced the race to be moved from the turf course to the main dirt track and set at a distance of one-and-one-quarter miles. In 1998 the race was set at its presnt distance of one-and-three-eighths miles.

For 2001, the race was put on hiatus.

Contents

Records

Speed record: (at current distance of 1⅜ miles on turf)

  • 2:10.87 - Stream of Gold (2008)

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

  • No owner has won this race more than once.

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • No trainer has won this race more than once.

Winners of the Mac Diarmida Handicap since 1995

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Distance

Time

Purse

Grade

2010

Presious Passion

7

Elvis Trujillo Mary Hartmann Patricia Generazio

1-3/8

2:13.49

$150,000

II

2009

Presious Passion

6

Elvis Trujillo Mary Hartmann Patricia Generazio

1-3/8

2:12.10

$150,000

II

2008

Stream of Gold

7

Eddie Castro Kiaran McLaughlin Zabeel Racing

1-3/8

2:10.87

$150,000

II

2007

Ramazutti

5

John Velazquez Anthony Sciametta, Jr. Anstu Stable

1-3/8

2:11.86

$150,000

II

2006

Hotstufanthensome

6

Rajiv Maragh Nathan Sinclair Running Horse Farm

1-3/8

2:10.90

$100,000

II

2005

Host

5

Javier Castellano John C. Kimmel C. Kimmel/P. Solondz

1-3/8

2:12.83

$100,000

II

2004

Request For Parole

5

Jose Santos Stanley M. Hough Jeri & Sam Knighton

1-3/8

2:12.58

$100,000

II

2003

Riddlesdown

6

Roger Velez Niall O'Callaghan Gary A. Tanaka

1-3/8

2:14.75

$100,000

II

2002

Crash Course

6

Jerry Bailey Warren A. Croll, Jr. Mack Robinson

1-3/8

2:16.27

$100,000

II

2001

No Race

-

No Race No Race No Race

no race

no race

no race

II

2000

Unite's Big Red

6

Jorge Chavez Randy Mills Breakaway Racing Stable

1-3/8

2:12.14

$100,000

II

1999

Panama City

5

Jerry Bailey William I. Mott R. Sangster/J. LaCombe

1-3/8

2:20.65

$100,000

II

1998

Copy Editor

6

Jerry Bailey Martin D. Wolfson Team Valor

1-3/8

2:16.72

$100,000

III

1997

Mecke

5

Jerry Bailey Emanuel Tortora James Lewis, Jr.

1-1/4

2:05.80

$75,000

III

1996

A Real Zipper

3

Aaron Gryder Ronald Spatz Not found

1-1/16

1:42.66

$50,000

1995

Kings Fiction

3

Robbie Davis H. Allen Jerkens Hardwicke Stables

1m 70y

1:43.12

$50,000

See also

Mac Diarmida Handicap top three finishers and starters

References



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