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Maryland Sprint Handicap

Grade III race
Maryland Sprint Handicap
Location Pimlico Race Course,
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Inaugurated 1987
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.pimlico.com
Race information
Distance 6 furlong sprint
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

The Maryland Breeders' Cup Sprint Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually during the third week of May at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. A Grade III event open to horses three-years-old and up, it is contested on dirt over a distance of six furlongs.

The Maryland Breeders' Cup Sprint Handicap was born in 1987 and its inaugural run was held at Laurel Park Racecourse at seven furlongs. Since its second running, the race has been run on the Preakness Stakes undercard at six furlongs. The race has been run with several variations of name changes beginning as the Maryland Budweiser Breeders' Cup Handicap from 1987-1995. From 1996-2005 the race was called the Maryland Breeders' Cup Handicap and in 2005 and 2006 it was called the Emeriates Airline Maryland Breeders' Cup Sprint.[1]

The Maryland Breeeders' Cup Sprint Handicap was made American graded stakes race, earning grade 3 status beginning in 1994.[2]

Contents

Records

Speed record: (at current distance of six furlongs)

  • 1:09.07 - Forest Wildcat (1996)

Most wins:

  • No horse has won this race more than once.

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Overbrook Farm (1995, 2002)

Winners of the Maryland Sprint Handicap since 1987

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Distance

Time

Purse

Grade

2010

Taqarub

4

Eibar Coa Kiaran McLaughlin Shadwell Stable

6 fur.

1:10.02

$100,000

III

2009

Ravalo

5

John Velazquez Donald H. Barr Lindy M. Redding

6 fur.

1:09.95

$200,000

III

2008

Starforaday

5

Edgar Prado Gary C. Contessa Winning Move Stable

6 fur.

1:09.80

$200,000

III

2007

Diabolical

4

Mario Pino Steve Klesaris Jeff Puglisi

6 fur.

1:09.16

$200,000

III

2006

Friendly Island

5

Garrett Gomez Todd A. Pletcher Anstu Stables

6 fur.

1:09.94

$200,000

III

2005

Willy o'the Valley

4

Edgar Prado Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. IEAH Stables et al.

6 fur.

1:09.95

$200,000

III

2004

Gators N Bears

4

Chuck C. Lopez Leo S. Nechamkin II Leo S. Nechamkin II, et al.

6 fur.

1:10.84

$200,000

III

2003

Pioneer Boy

5

Jeremy Rose John J. Robb Mike Gill

6 fur.

1:10.35

$100,000

III

2002

Snow Ridge

4

Mike E. Smith D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm

6 fur.

1:10.06

$200,000

III

2001

Disco Rico

4

Harry Vega Valora Testerman Alfred DiRico

6 fur.

1:10.40

$200,000

III

2000

Dr. Max

4

Shane Sellers Gloria Wenderoth M. Bernstein & R. Freeman

6 fur.

1:10.91

$100,000

III

1999

Yes It's True

3

Jerry Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Padua Stable

6 fur.

1:09.20

$200,000

III

1998

Richter Scale

4

Jerry Bailey Mary Jo Lohmeier Nancy & Richard Kaster

6 fur.

1:09.45

$200,000

III

1997

Cat Be Nimble

5

Joe Rocco Timothy F. Ritchey Candy Stable

6 fur.

1:10.12

$212,600

III

1996

Forest Wildcat

5

Joe Bravo Ben Perkins, Sr. Fred Seitz & Everett Novak

6 fur.

1:09.07

$216,200

III

1995

Commanche Trail

4

Mike E. Smith D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm

6 fur.

1:09.35

$154,750

III

1994

Secret Odds

4

Edgar Prado Lawrence E. Murray Sondra D. Bender

6 fur.

1:10.38

$154,750

III

1993

Senor Speedy

6

Jerry Bailey Alfredo Callejas Robert Perez

6 fur.

1:09.69

$155,650

III

1992

Potentiality

6

Pat Day Robert E. Holthus Dan Jones & H. E. Sutton

6 fur.

1:10.25

$155,500

III

1991

Jeweler's Choice

6

Chris McCarron John P. Hicks Fourbros Stable

6 fur.

1:10.38

$154,350

III

1990

Norquestor

4

Craig Perret Sonny Hine Scott C. Savin

6 fur.

1:09.40

$155,900

III

1989

King's Nest

4

Joe Rocco Richard Dutrow, Sr. Sondra D. Bender

6 fur.

1:09.60

$154,600

III

1988

Fire Plug

5

Josiah Hampshire, Jr. Eddie Gaudet Arthur I. Appleton

6 fur.

1:10.60

$60,000

1987

Purple Mountain

5

Eliezer Ortiz, Jr. Woody Sedlacek Jacques Wimpfheimer

6 fur.

1:24.40

$166,800

See also

References

  1. 2007 Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide, page 55 on March 3, 2007.
  2. 2007 Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide, page 55 on March 3, 2007.




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