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Jerome Handicap

Date: January 03, 15
Purse: $200,000
Grade: II
Type: T
Distance: 1 Mile
Age: 3 Year Olds
Turf: dirt

Aqueduct Racetrack
110-00 Rockaway Blvd
Jamaica, New York, 11417


Eight newly-turned sophomores jump on the road to the Kentucky Derby in the 1 st qualifying points race of 2014 and New York s 1 st graded stakes of the year for the division. A total of 17 Derby points are up for grabs and will be awarded on a 10-4-2-1 basis to the top four finishers. G2 Nashua S. 3 rd -place finisher Noble Moon has been installed as the 6-5 morning line favorite off that effort. He was flattered when the winner of that, Cairo Prince, just missed to the highly-regarded Honor Code in the G2 Remsen S. Noble Moon himself was entered in the Remsen but was forced to scratch after having an allergic reaction the night before the race. Master Lightning raced in both the Nashua and Remsen but showed little in each. He rebounded with a score in an optional claimer on 12/22 over this course. Matuszak is unraced since checking in a well-beaten 6 th in the Remsen. He broke his maiden 1 st out at Churchill Downs in September but hasn t hit the board in three races since. Mental Iceberg beat fellow New York breds on the grass in his debut then finished up the track in last in the Remsen. Marylander S. show finisher Classic Giacnroll will stretch out for the 1 st time after beginning his career with five sprint races. He picks up the services of Alex Solis, who previously rode Noble Moon. Laurel Park debut winner Lawmaker invades from his winter base in South Florida. He s a half-brother to multiple stakes hero Last Gunfighter and displayed the same late-running style as his sibling when breaking his maiden. Scotland is winless in two starts but finished a good 2 nd in both of those. Pin and Win broke his maiden in a MC 25000 and has been trounced in two subsequent races, most recently the Don Rickles overnight stakes on 12/21 here.

The Jerome Handicap is an American grade II thoroughbred horseracing event that is run each year at one mile on the dirt track of Belmont Park. This race is open for three years old horses. Jerome Handicap is the second oldest stakes race in the country and it is named for Leonard W Jerome, the founder of the old Jerome Park in The Bronx. In this racetrack, Eddie Arcaro rode the great Kelso and clinched victory in 1960. The Jerome was run for the first time at Jerome Park between 1866 and 1889 and then it was moved to Morris Park. From 1905 onwards, the race used to take place at Aqueduct Race Track. Between 1910 and 1913, the race did not take place and the distance was set at two miles from 1871 to 1877. The Jerome Handicap used to take place at a mile and quarter in 1893, 1894 and from 1896 to 1909 while it was a mile and a furlong in 1895.

Jerome Handicap Past Winners

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Owner Time
2013 Vyjack Rudy R. Rodriguez Cornelio Velasquez Pick Six Racing 1:40.67
2012 The Lumber Guy Michael E. Hushion Michael J. Luzzi Barry K. Schwartz 1:36.04
2011 Adios Charlie Stanley M. Hough Rajiv Maragh S. M. Hough/Robert Sahn 1:36.81
2010 No Race
2009 Girolamo Saeed bin Suroor Alan Garcia Godolphin Racing 1:33.81
2008 Tale of Ekati Barclay Tagg Cornelio Velasquez Charles E. Fipke 1:36.17
2007 Daaher Kiaran McLaughlin Mike Luzzi Shadwell Racing 1:34.28
2006 Discreet Cat Saeed bin Suroor Garrett Gomez Godolphin Racing 1:36.46
2005 Silver Train Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. Edgar Prado Buckram Oak Farm 1:34.24
2004 Teton Forest Bob Baffert Shaun Bridgmohan B. Wayne Hughes 1:35.74
2003 During Bob Baffert Jose A. Santos James McIngvale 1:36.32
2002 Boston Common Michael V. Pino Jorge Chavez Richard Englander 1:36.12
2001 Express Tour Saeed bin Suroor John Velazquez Godolphin Racing 1:34.57
2000 Fusaichi Pegasus Neil D. Drysdale Kent Desormeaux Sekiguchi & Shadai 1:34.07
1999 Doneraile Court Nick Zito Chris Antley Magnier 1:35.63
1998 Limit Out H. Allen Jerkens Jean-Luc Samyn Joseph V. Shields, Jr. 1:36.22
1997 Richter Scale Patrick B. Byrne Shane Sellers Nancy & Richard Kaster 1:35.88
1996 Why Change Joseph Pierce, Jr. Chuck C. Lopez Marvin Delfiner 1:34.22
1995 French Deputy Neil D. Drysdale Gary Stevens Irving & Marjorie Cowan 1:33.53
1994 Prenup Mark A. Hennig Jerry Bailey Edward P. Evans 1:34.59
1993 Schossberg Phil England Jerry Bailey Steve Stavro 1:35.53
1992 Furiously C. R. McGaughey III Jerry Bailey Mill House 1:34.20
1991 Scan Flint S. Schulhofer Jose A. Santos William Haggin Perry 1:34.09
1990 Housebuster Warren A. Croll, Jr. Craig Perret Robert P. Levy 1:34.14
1989 De Roche Thomas Bohannan Dennis Carr Loblolly Stable 1:34.56
1988 Evening Kris Philip Gleaves Jerry Bailey Robert E. Brennan 1:37.80
1987 Afleet Phil England Gary Stahlbaum Richard R. Kennedy 1:33.80
1986 Ogygian Jan H. Nerud Walter Guerra Tartan Farms 1:34.00
1985 Creme Fraiche Woody Stephens Eddie Maple Brushwood Stables 1:34.60
1984 Is Your Pleasure Edward I. Kelly, Sr. Don MacBeth Brookfield Farm 1:35.20
1983 A Phenomemon Angel Penna Jr. Angel Cordero, Jr. Brownell Combs II 1:35.20
1982 Fit To Fight MacKenzie Miller Jerry Bailey Rokeby Stables 1:35.40
1981 Noble Nashua Jose A. Martin Cash Asmussen Flying Zee Stable 1:33.20
1980 Jaklin Klugman Leroy Jolley Chris McCarron Jack Klugman 1:34.20
1979 Czaravich William H. Turner, Jr. Jean Cruguet William L. Reynolds 1:35.20
1978 Sensitive Prince H. Allen Jerkens Jacinto Vasquez Top the Marc Stable 1:36.00
1977 Broadway Forli † Homer C. Pardue Pat Day Strapro Stable 1:36.20
1976 Dance Spell James W. Maloney Ruben Hernandez Christiana Stables 1:35.00
1975 Guards Up Thomas H. Heard, Jr. Carlos Lopez Heardsdale 1:34.20
1974 Stonewalk Daniel J. Lopez Angel Cordero, Jr. Timberland Stable 1:34.00
1973 Step Nicely H. Allen Jerkens Angel Cordero, Jr. Hobeau Farm 1:34.00
1972 True Knight Lou Rondinello Angel Cordero, Jr. Darby Dan Farm 1:36.60
1971 Tinajero Laz Barrera Eddie Belmonte Rafael Escudero 1:35.80
1970 Great Mystery Lynn S. Whiting Phil Grimm Dario Bacchiocchi 1:34.80
1969 Mr. Leader MacKenzie Miller Jorge Velasquez Cragwood Stables 1:36.00
1968 Iron Ruler Edward J. Yowell Jorge Velasquez October House Farm 1:35.20
1967 High Tribute Victor J. Nickerson Laffit Pincay, Jr. Elmendorf Farm 1:34.80
1966 Bold and Brave Edward A. Neloy Braulio Baeza Wheatley Stable 1:38.00
1965 Bold Bidder Randy Sechrest Eldon Nelson Paul Falkenstein 1:36.00
1964 Irvkup Burley Parke John L. Rotz Harbor View Farm 1:35.00
1963 Chateaugay James P. Conway Braulio Baeza Darby Dan Farm 1:36.00
1962 Black Beard James P. Conway Braulio Baeza Darby Dan Farm 1:34.60
1961 Carry Back Jack A. Price Johnny Sellers Katherine Price 1:36.00
1960 Kelso Carl Hanford Eddie Arcaro Bohemia Stable 1:34.80
1959 Intentionally Edward Kelly, Sr. Manuel Ycaza Brookfield Farm 1:35.40
1958 Warhead Kay Erik Jensen Eddie Arcaro Mrs. Mabel D. Scholz 1:37.20
1957 Bold Ruler James Fitzsimmons Eddie Arcaro Wheatley Stable 1:35.00
1956 Reneged Homer C. Pardue Angel Valenzuela Woodley Lane Farm 1:35.40
1955 Traffic Judge Woody Stephens Eddie Arcaro Clifford Mooers 1:35.20
1954 Martyr G. Carey Winfrey S. Small Jan Burke 1:35.80
1953 Navy Page Gordon J. McCann Nick Shuk E. P. Taylor 1:37.00
1952 Tom Fool John M. Gaver, Sr. Ted Atkinson Greentree Stable 1:37.00
1951 Alerted Jimmy Penrod Ovie Scurlock Hampton Stable 1:36.20
1950 Hill Prince Casey Hayes Eddie Arcaro Christopher Chenery 1:35.80
1949 Capot John M. Gaver, Sr. Ted Atkinson Greentree Stable 1:36.80
1948 Coaltown Horace A. Jones Newbold Pierson Calumet Farm 1:36.00
1947 Donor George P. Odom Job Dean Jessop W. Deering Howe 1:37.40
1946 Mahout Oscar White Eddie Arcaro Sarah F. Jeffords 1:37.00
1945 Buzfuz Joe Rosen Tom Luther Sunshine Stable 1:37.20
1944 Occupy Burley Parke Otto Grohs John Marsch 1:37.20
1943 Slide Rule Cecil Wilhelm Jack Westrope William E. Boeing 1:37.00
1942 King's Abbey Graceton Philpot Carroll Bierman Louis B. Mayer 1:36.40
1941 Stimady Not found Porter Roberts Michael E. Ryan 1:37.20
1940 Roman Daniel E. Stewart Wayne D. Wright Joseph E. Widener 1:37.20
1939 Easy Mon Ben A. Jones Leon Haas Calumet Farm 1:35.80
1938 Cravat Walter Burrows Alfred Robertson Townsend B. Martin 1:36.40
1937 Pasha J. Thomas Taylor Lester Balaski Myron Selznick 1:38.20
1936 Goldeneye A. A. Baroni Ira Hanford A. A. Baroni 1:36.60
1935 Good Harvest Bud Stotler Sam Renick Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 1:36.20
1934 Kievex J. J. Waldron Wayne D. Wright William Graham 1:37.00
1933 Golden Way Pete Coyne Mack Garner Joseph E. Widener 1:38.60
1932 Larranga Edward J. Bennett Raymond Workman Anall Stable 1:37.40
1931 Iron Clad Preston M. Burch Lester Pichon Walter M. Jeffords 1:37.00
1930 Mr. Sponge Henry McDaniel Mack Garner Joseph E. Widener 1:37.40
1929 Soul of Honor Robert A. Smith George Fields Audley Farm 1:36.20
1928 Sun Edwin Louis Feustel Linus McAtee Arden Farms 1:36.80
1927 Osmand G. Hamilton Keene Earl Sande Joseph E. Widener 1:38.00
1926 Croyden James G. Rowe, Sr. Linus McAtee Harry Payne Whitney 1:38.00
1925 Primrose Thomas J. Healey John Maiben Walter J. Salmon, Sr. 1:38.60
1924 Priscilla Ruley James Fitzsimmons John Maiben Belair Stud 1:37.80
1923 Chery Pie James G. Rowe, Sr. Frank Coltiletti Greentree Stable 1:35.40
1922 Kai-Sang Sam Hildreth Laverne Fator Rancocas Stable 1:37.00
1921 Tryster James G. Rowe, Sr. Frank Coltiletti Harry Payne Whitney 1:38.20
1920 Busy Signal William A. Hurley Clarence Kummer Edward R. Bradley 1:37.60
1919 Thunderclap Sam Hildreth Laverne Fator Sam Hildreth 1:39.40
1918 Sunny Slope Not found John Callahan William Martin 1:38.40
1917 Bally James H. McCormack Lucien Lyke James Butler 1:38.00
1916 Spur James H. McCormack Johnny Loftus James Butler 1:39.00
1915 Trial By Jury J. Simon Healy Thomas McTaggart Edward B. Cassatt 1:38.40
1914 Stromboli Sam Hildreth Clarence Turner August Belmont, Jr. 1:36.60
1909 Fitz Herbert Sam Hildreth Eddie Dugan Sam Hildreth 2:11.00
1908 Fair Play Sam Hildreth Clifford Gilbert August Belmont, Jr. 2:10.40
1907 Perseverance John W. Rogers "Puddin" McDaniel Harry Payne Whitney 2:13.80
1906 Ironsides John W. Rogers Herman Radtke Harry Payne Whitney 2:10.60
1905 Bedouin John Huggins Willie Shaw E. W. Jewett 2:10.60
1904 Ostrich Frank Lightfoot William Crimmins Boston Stable 2:13.00
1903 Eugenia Burch W. P. Maxwell Grover Fuller Mrs. L. Curtis 2:15.00
1902 Hermis James H. McCormick B. Rice L. B. Bell 2:06.20
1901 Blues Frank D. Weir Willie Shaw Frank J. Farrell 2:05.75
1900 Alcedo James H. McCormick Patrick McCue P. Dunne 2:07.00
1899 King Barleycorn Edward Heffner George M. Odom J. P. Robinson 2:09.00
1898 Handball Frank McCabe Nash Turner Philip J. Dwyer 2:06.00
1897 Rensselaer Henry Harris E. Hewitt John E. McDonald 2:07.00
1896 Array
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