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William Donald Schaefer Handicap

Grade III race
William Donald Schaefer Handicap
Location Pimlico Race Course,
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Inaugurated 1987
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 1-1/8 miles 9 furlong
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up, open
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The William Donald Schaefer 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 three-year-old horses and up, it is contested on dirt over a distance of 1-1/8 miles (nine furlongs). This race had been previously run as the Never Bend Handicap.

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Namesake

The race was named in honor of former Maryland Governor and industry advocate William Donald Schaefer (born November 2, 1921). Schaefer is an American politician who served in public office for 50 years at both the state and local level in Maryland, a Democrat, he served as mayor of Baltimore from 1971 to 1987, the 58th Governor of Maryland from 1987 to 1995, and the Comptroller of Maryland from 1999 to 2007.[1]

Race Info

The William Donald Schaefer Handicap was inaugurated in 1994. It became an American graded stakes race in 2001. In 2007, the William Donald Schaefer Handicap was won by West Point Thoroughbred's Flashy Bull a multiple grade one winner including a win in the Stephen Foster Handicap. The stakes record is held by Tidal Surge who the race in 1995 in a time of 1:48.19.[1]

Records

Speed record:

  • 1-1/16 miles - 1:42.20 - Senator to Be (1991)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - West Point Thoroughbreds (2004 & 2007)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the William Donald Schaefer Handicap since 1994

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Distance

Time

Purse

Grade

2010

Blame Sharp

4

Garrett Gomez Al Stall Jr. Dlschneider/Claiborne Farm

1-1/16

1:43.40

$100,000

III

2009

No Advantage

4

J. D. Acosta Stephanie Beattie Joseph Besecker & Kirk Wycoff

1-1/16

1:42.79

$100,000

III

2008

no race

-

no race no race no race

no race

0:00.00

no race

III

2007

Flashy Bull

4

Alan Garcia Kiaran McLaughlin West Point Thoroughbreds

1-1/8

1:47.20

$100,000

III

2006

Master Command

4

Garrett Gomez Todd A. Pletcher Aaron & Marie Jones

1-1/8

1:49.42

$100,000

III

2005

Zakocity

4

Jerry Bailey Patrick L. Reynolds Paul Pompa, Jr.

1-1/8

1:49.19

$100,000

III

2004

Seattle Fitz

5

Richard Migliore Kiaran McLaughlin West Point Thoroughbreds

1-1/8

1:49.43

$100,000

III

2003

Windsor Castle

5

Jose A. Santos Frank A. Alexander Dogwood Stable

1-1/8

1:50.08

$100,000

III

2002

Tenpins

4

Robby Albarado Donald R. Winfree Joseph Vitello

1-1/8

1:50.20

$100,000

III

2001

Perfect Cat

4

Jerry Bailey Mark A. Hennig Edward P. Evans

1-1/8

1:49.55

$100,000

III

2000

Ecton Park

4

Pat Day W. Elliott Walden Mark H. Stanley

1-1/8

1:49.21

$100,000

III

1999

Perfect to a Tee

7

A. C. Cortez Linda L. Albert Nonsequitur Stable

1-1/8

1:49.20

$100,000

III

1998

Acceptable

4

Jerry Bailey Nick Zito Kinsman Stable

1-1/8

1:48.76

$100,000

III

1997

Western Echo

5

Edgar Prado Bud Delp Harry C. & Tom O. Meyerhoff

1-1/8

1:49.41

$100,000

III

1996

Canaveral

5

Shane Sellers H. Graham Motion Morven Stud

1-1/8

1:49.03

$100,000

III

1995

Tidal Surge

5

Jeff D. Carle Timothy F. Ritchey not found

1-1/8

1:48.19

$100,000

III

1994

Taking Risks

4

Mark T. Johnston King T. Leatherbury Lakeville Stables

1-1/8

1:49.53

$75,000

III

1993

Root Boy

5

W. McCauley Louis D. Bernier, Jr. Richard F. Blue, Jr.

1-1/16

1:42.60

$75,000

III

1992

Senator to Be

6

Pat Day Nick Zito BCC Stable

1-1/16

1:42.60

$51,000

III

1991

Senator to Be

5

Pat Day Nick Zito BCC Stable

1-1/16

1:42.20

$50,000

III

1990

Flaming Emperor

4

Clarence "Jo Jo" Ladner Kenny Cox Burning Tree Farm

1-1/8

1:49.60

$50,000

III

1989

Private Terms

4

Kent Desormeaux Charles Hadry Stuart Janney, Jr.

1-1/8

1:47.10

$50,000

III

1988

Little Bold John

6

Donnie A. Miller, Jr. Jerry Robb Jack Owens

1-1/8

1:50.20

$55,000

1987

Brilliant Stepper

5

Allen Stacy King Leatherbury Cot Campbell

1-3/16

1:58.20

$55,000

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 2007 Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide, page 47 on March 3, 2007.



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