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Washington Handicap

The Washington Handicap was an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Laurel Park Racecourse in Laurel, Maryland. Open to horses age three and older, it was contested on dirt over a distance of a mile and a quarter (10 furlongs).

At one time the Washington Handicap was an important event that drew many of the top horses. Winners include several U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductees including U.S. Triple Crown champions, War Admiral and Whirlaway.

Selected winners

  • 1911 - Sir John Johnson
  • 1913 - Lahore
  • 1915 - Gainer
  • 1916 - Boots
  • 1918 - Midway
  • 1922 - Oceanic
  • 1923 - Rialto
  • 1924 - Big Blaze
  • 1925 - Joy Smoke
  • 1926 - Mars
  • 1928 - Mike Hall
  • 1931 - Clock Tower
  • 1932 - Tred Avon
  • 1933 - Dark Secret
  • 1934 - Azucar
  • 1935 - Firethorn
  • 1936 - Roman Soldier
  • 1939 - Masked General
  • 1940 - Can't Wait
  • 1941 - Pictor
  • 1943 - Anticlimax
  • 1944 - Megogo
  • 1946 - Seven Hearts
  • 1947 - Loyal Legion
  • 1948 - Quarter Pole
  • 1949 - High Trend
  • 1951 - Blue Hills

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