Manhattan Handicap: Race History & Records

  • Location: Belmont Park
  • Inaugural Race: 1887
  • Distance: 1 & 1/4 miles (10 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-Handed Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Four-year-olds & up
  • 2020 Purse: $400,00
  • 2020 Race Date: Saturday, July 4th
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2020 Manhattan Handicap - Entries & Results

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1
Instilled Regard
Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Chad C. Brown
$6.30
$3.50
$2.80
2
Rockemperor (IRE)
John R. Velazquez
Chad C. Brown
$2.90
$2.60
4
Sadler's Joy
Javier Castellano
Thomas Albertrani
$3.90
6
Channel Maker
Manuel Franco
William I. Mott
3
Cross Border
Jose L. Ortiz
Michael J. Maker
8
Spooky Channel
Julien R. Leparoux
Brian A. Lynch
5
Devamani (FR)
Joel Rosario
Chad C. Brown
7
Dot Matrix
Florent Geroux
Brad H. Cox

Exotic Payouts: 

  • $2 Exacta (1-2) Paid: $19.20
  • $2 Trifecta (1-2-4) Paid: $86.00
  • $2 Superfecta (1-2-4-6) Paid: $670.00

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A Brief History of the Manhattan Handicap

Established in 1887 at the now defunct Morris Park Racetrack, the Manhattan Handicap (sometimes referred to as the Manhattan Stakes) is a Grade I race open to older horses ages 4 years and up. Records have shown that over its 128-year history, the Manhattan Handicap has been run at a variety of lengths before settling at its current distance of 1-¼ miles. Between 1898 and 1908, the race was run at its shortest distance of ¾ of a mile (6 furlongs). At its longest, the race was run at 1-5/8th miles (13 furlongs) for 4 years, once in 1959 and between 1965 and 1967.

Notable entries and winners of the Manhattan Handicap include The Finn (1915 3-Year Old Champ and 1916 winner), Stymie (1946 winner and 1975 Hall of Fame inductee), and Round Table (1959 winner, 1972 Hall of Fame inductee, and ranked 17th in the Top 100 Racehorses of the 20th Century).


Manhattan Handicap – Race Records

Scroll over any box below to view the historical records of the Manhattan Handicap:

Speed record

1:57.79
Paradise Creek - 1994

Most Wins by a Jockey

5
Jerry D. Bailey (1986, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005)

Most Wins by a Trainer

6
James Row, Sr. (1882, 1887, 1890, 1914, 1926, 1928)

Most Wins by an Owner

4
3 Tied: Harry Payne Whitney (1907, 1908, 1926, 1928), Townsend B. Martin (1940, 1942, 1943, 1945) & Greentree Stable (1944, 1950, 1962, 1972)


Historical Results for the Manhattan Handicap

Some of the racings most prominent horses and figures have been crowned winners at the Manhattan Handicap. In the table below you will find a full record of the winning race entries and results, including the horse, jockey, owner, trainer, and time.

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2020
Instilled Regard
Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Chad C. Brown
OXO Equine LLC
2:02.59
2019
Bricks and Mortar
Irad Ortiz Jr.
Chad C. Brown
Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence
1:58.11
2018
Spring Quality
Edgar Prado
Graham Motion
Augustin Stable
1:58.58
2017
Ascend
Jose Ortiz
Graham Motion
Stone Farm & Madaket Stables (Sol Kumin)
1:59.97
2016
Flintshire
Javier Castellano
Chad C. Brown
Juddmonte Farms
1:58.92
2015
Slumber
Irad Ortiz Jr.
Chad C. Brown
Dubb/Sheep Pond/Bethlehem Stables
2:01.23
2014
Real Solution
Javier Castellano
Chad C. Brown
Ken & Sarah Ramsey
01:59.3
2013
Point of Entry
John Velazquez
Claude R. McGaughey III
Phipps Stable
02:02.6
2012
Desert Blanc
Ramon Dominguez
Chad Brown
Swift, Vintage, Bradley Thoroughbreds/Mackie Racing
01:59.7
2011
Mission Approved
Jose Espinoza
Naipaul Chatterpaul
Naipaul Chatterpaul
02:06.3