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Trenton Handicap

Discontinued horse race
Trenton Handicap
Location Aqueduct Racetrack
Queens, New York
United States
Inaugurated 1942
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website n/a
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned

The Trenton Handicap was an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Garden State Park Racetrack in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Open to horses age three and older, the race was contested on dirt at various distances during its tenure:

  • 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs) : 1942-1953, 1990–1996
  • 1¼ miles (10 furlongs) : 1954-1971, 1974, 1989
  • 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs) : 1973

The race was part of the inaugural season at Garden State Park Racetrack which opened for business on July 18, 1942. That year's winner was Calumet Farm's 1941 U.S. Triple Crown winner, Whirlaway.[1] In its heyday, Garden State Park Racetrack attracted racing's top stars and as many as 40,000 fans for big races such as the Trenton Handicap.[2]

There was no Trenton Handicap from 1977 through 1984 after a fire destroyed the Garden State Park Racetrack grandstand. The business did not reopen until new owners rebuilt the facility in 1984.[3]

There was another Trenton Handicap which was run at Havre de Grace Racetrack.

Records

Speed record:

  • 2:00.00 - Mongo (1962) (race and track record for 1¼ miles) [4]

Most wins:

  • 3 - Mr. Right (1967, 1968, 1969) [5]

Winners

  • 1996 - Relentless Star
  • 1995 - Poor But Honest
  • 1994 - Double Calvados
  • 1993 - Dr. Zoom
  • 1992 - Fiftysevenvette
  • 1991 - Killer Diller
  • 1990 - Wind Splitter
  • 1989 - Intensive Command
  • 1988 - Manzotti
  • 1986 - Land Of Believe
  • 1985 - Dr. Carter
  • 1976 - Royal Glint
  • 1975 - Mongongo
  • 1974 - True Knight
  • 1973 - Mr. Correlation
  • 1972 - not found
  • 1971 - Tinajero
  • 1970 - Ship Leave
  • 1969 - Mr. Right
  • 1968 - Mr. Right
  • 1967 - Mr. Right
  • 1966 - Handsome Boy
  • 1965 - Slystitch
  • 1960 - Manassa Mauler
  • 1959 - Greek Star
  • 1958 - Vertex
  • 1956 - Bardstown
  • 1955 - Social Outcast
  • 1954 - Helioscope
  • 1953 - Olympic
  • 1952 - Ken
  • 1951 - Call Over
  • 1950 - Chicle
  • 1949 - Sky Miracle
  • 1948 - Double Jay
  • 1946 - Turbine
  • 1945 - First Fiddle
  • 1944 - Bon Jour
  • 1943 - Aonbarr


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