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Princess Rooney Handicap

Grade I race
Princess Rooney Handicap
Location Calder Race Course
Miami Gardens, Florida, United States
Inaugurated 1985
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.calderracecourse.com
Race information
Distance 6 furlongs
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $350,000

The Princess Rooney Handicap is an American Grade I Thoroughbred horse race run annually during the second week of July at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, Florida, the six furlong sprint on dirt is open to fillies and mares age three-years and older.

Named for the U.S. Hall of Fame filly Princess Rooney, it has been a Grade I event since 2006.

Inaugurated in 1985, it was contested at a distance of seven furlongs until 1997 when it was modified to its present six furlongs.

Part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series, the winner of the 2009 Princess Rooney Handicap automatically qualifies for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint. [1]


Speed record: (at current distasnce of 6 furlongs)

  • 1:09.93 - Madcap Escapade (2005)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Classy Tricks (1986, 1987)
  • 2 - Magal (1991, 1992)
  • 2 - Gold Mover (2002, 2003)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - Ron Felix (1986, 1987)
  • 2 - Ray Tamargo, Jr. (1991, 1992)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Harry Katz (1986, 1987)
  • 2 - Dolares S. Tamargo (1991, 1992)
  • 2 - Edward P. Evans (2002, 2003)








2010 Jessica Is Back 6 Elvis Trujillo Martin Wolfson Farnsworth Stables 1:11.48
2009 Game Face 4 Edgar Prado Todd A. Pletcher Zabeel Racing International 1:10.74
2008 Mistical Plan 4 Corey Nakatani Douglas F. O'Neill J. Paul Reddam 1:10.76
2007 River's Prayer 4 Clinton Potts Paula Capestro Paula Capestro et al. 1:10.66
2006 Malibu Mint 4 Josue Arce James K. Chapman John & Martha Mulholland 1:10.02
2005 Madcap Escapade 4 Jerry Bailey Frank L. Brothers Bruce Lunsford 1:09.93
2004 Ema Bovary 5 Roberto Gonzalez Larry Ross R. Beal, Jr. & L. Ramsey-Borg 1:10.81
2003 Gold Mover 5 Jerry Bailey Mark A. Hennig Edward P. Evans 1:11.31
2002 Gold Mover 4 Jerry Bailey Mark A. Hennig Edward P. Evans 1:10.21
2001 Dream Supreme 4 Pat Day William I. Mott Kinsman Stable 1:10.48
2000 Hurricane Bertie 5 Pat Day Bernard Flint Richard, Bertram & Elaine Klein 1:11.43
1999 Princess Pietrina 5 Rosemary Homeister, Jr. Frank Carlisi Gemini Stables, Inc. 1:10.49
1998 U Can Do It 5 Eibar Coa Larry Pilotti Carina & Frank Marano 1:10.00
1997 Vivace 4 Randy Romero Cam M. Gambolati Post Oak Farm 1:10.80
1996 Chaposa Springs 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Martin D. Wolfson Suresh Chintamaneni 1:23.40
1995 Miss Gibson County 4 Gary Boulanger Martin D. Wolfson Michael E. Pegram 1:23.00
1994 Roamin Rachel 4 Wigberto Ramos C. R. McGaughey III Tri Honors Stable 1:24.00
1993 Lady Sonata 4 Michael Lee Oliver Edwards VEJ Stables 1:23.00
1992 Magal 5 Ruben Hernandez Ray Tamargo, Jr. Dolares S. Tamargo 1:23.60
1991 Magal 4 Ruben Hernandez Ray Tamargo, Jr. Dolares S. Tamargo 1:24.60
1990 Sweet Proud Polly 3 Pedro Rodiguez Ron Sarazin Mrs. Eric H. Cocks 1:25.00
1989 Ana T. 4 Robert Lester George Julian Holly Rincon 1:24.80
1988 Spirit of Fighter 5 Odin Londono Daniel Hurtak Dennis Punches & Dan Hurtak 1:24.60
1987 Classy Tricks 4 Marland Suckie Ron Felix Harry Katz & Sidney L. Port 1:25.00
1986 Classy Tricks 3 Robert Lester Ron Felix Harry Katz 1:25.00
1985 Birdie Belle 4 Juan Santiago Leo Sierra Cuardra Santa Rita 1:24.40



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