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Next Move Handicap

Grade III race
Next Move Handicap
Location Aqueduct Racetrack
Ozone Park, Queens, New York,
United States
Inaugurated 1975
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Aqueduct Racetrack at the NYRA
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The Next Move Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually near the end of March at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, Queens, New York. A Grade III event open to fillies and Mares, age three and older, it is contested on dirt over a distance of one mile and one furlong. It offers a purse of $100,000.

Inaugurated in 1975, the race was restricted to three-year-old fillies at one mile in 1975. It was contested at a mile and three sixteenths from 1984 through 1994.

The race is named in honor of the filly Next Move who was the American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly of 1950 and the American Co-Champion Older Female Horse in 1952.

Since inception, the Next Move Handicap has been contested at various distances:

  • 1 mile : 1975
  • 1⅛ miles : 1976-1983, 1995-present
  • 1³/16 miles : 1984-1994

On December 4, 2009 the New York Racing Association announced that the Next Move Handicap was being placed on hiatus. [1]


Speed record: (at current distance of 1⅛ miles)

  • 1:48.96 - Diggins (1999)

Most wins:

  • 2 - One Sum (1978, 1979)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 4 - Ruben Hernandez (1976, 1978, 1979, 1981)

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Charles T. Wilson Jr. (1978, 1979)
  • 2 - Edward P. Evans (1998, 2002)








2010 no race
2009 Weathered 4 Mike Luzzi Karl Grusmark Chevalier Stable 1:52.44
2008 Wow Me Free 4 Alan Garcia Kiaran McLaughlin Edward A. Seltzer 1:50.86
2007 Indian Vale 5 Mike Luzzi Todd A. Pletcher Eugene Melnyk 1:50.51
2006 Fleet Indian 5 Jose Santos Todd A. Pletcher Paul Saylor 1:49.32
2005 Daydreaming 4 Edgar Prado Claude McGaughey III Phipps Stable 1:50.77
2004 Smok'n Frolic 5 Richard Migliore Todd A. Pletcher Dogwood Stable 1:51.55
2003 Smok'n Frolic 4 John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Dogwood Stable 1:49.11
2002 With Ability 4 Javier Castellano Mark A. Hennig Edward P. Evans 1:49.88
2001 Atelier 4 Edgar Prado Claude McGaughey III Robert N. Clay 1:50.60
2000 Biogio's Rose 6 Norberto Arroyo, Jr. Robert Ribaudo J. & A. Nastasi 1:51.32
1999 Diggins 5 Jose Espinoza Mark A. Hennig December Hill Farm 1:48.96
1998 Panama Canal 4 Shaun Bridgmohan Mark A. Hennig Edward P. Evans 1:51.37
1997 Full and Fancy 5 Richard Migliore John C. Kimmel Red Oak Stables 1:51.12
1996 Madame Adolphe 4 Filiberto Leon Susan Duncan Leroy Close 1:51.39
1995 Restored Hope 4 Mike Luzzi Bruce N. Levine John Valentino 1:52.26
1994 Groovy Feeling 5 Mike Luzzi Peter Ferriola Robert Donaldson 1:59.79
1993 Low Tolerance 4 Mike Smith John M. Veitch Darby Dan Farm 1:55.93
1992 Spy Leader Lady 4 Mike Smith Gasper S. Moschera Joques Farm 2:00.20
1991 Buy The Firm 5 Herb McCauley Carlos F. Martin Morven Stud Farm 1:56.40
1990 Bold Wench 5 Jorge Velasquez Jose A. Martin Jack R. Maro 1:58.40
1989 Rose's Cantina 5 Eddie Maple Leroy Jolley, Jr. Carl Icahn 1:59.80
1988 Triple Wow 4 Richard Migliore Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:57.60
1987 Tricky Squaw 4 Chris Antley D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1:58.40
1986 Cherry Jubilee 4 Carlos Marquez, Jr. H. Allen Jerkens Charles M. Armstrong 1:56.00
1985 Flip's Pleasure 5 Jean-Luc Samyn H. Allen Jerkens Hobeau Farm 1:58.20
1984 Adept 5 Michael Venezia Frank I. Wright Nelson Bunker Hunt 1:57.80
1983 Chieftan's Command 4 Alfredo Smith, Jr. John Parisella Theodore M. Sabarese 1:53.20
1982 Andover Way 4 Jorge Velasquez Howard M. Tesher H. Joseph Allen 1:50.20
1981 Plankton 5 Ruben Hernandez Howard M. Tesher H. Joseph Allen 1:53.40
1980 Water Lily 4 Marco Castaneda not found Nelson Bunker Hunt 1:51.00
1979 One Sum 5 Ruben Hernandez Luis Barrera Charles T. Wilson Jr. 1:53.00
1978 One Sum 4 Ruben Hernandez Luis Barrera Charles T. Wilson Jr. 1:52.80
1977 Forty Nine Sunsets 4 Jacinto Vasquez Frank Gomez Janet Gomez 1:51.00
1976 Yes Dear Maggy 4 Ruben Hernandez Robert S. DuBois John C. Oxley 1:49.40
1975 My Juliet 3 Darrel McHargue Eugene Euster George Weasel, Jr. 1:35.60



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