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


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

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 â 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 Winners
Year Winner Age 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
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