Excelsior

114 Running on Saturday, April 08, 2017

"Excelsior" is Latin for "Upward, ever upward," and is the motto of the state of New York.The race was run at the old Jamaica Racetrack from 1903 to 1910, and then again from 1915 to 1959. In 1913, it was run at Belmont Park. It wasn’t run at all in 1909, 1911, 1912, 1914, 1933, and 1967. Since inception, the race has been contested at various distances and as initially a handicap as the race was known as the Excelsior Handicap.

$150,000 1 1/4 () Grade:III

Year Horse Age Weight Time Owner Trainer Jockey Value
2017 Send It In 117 1:36.35 Paul P. Pompa, Jr. Todd A. Pletcher John R. Velazquez $150,000
2016 Kid Cruz 117 2:04:52 Vina Del Mar Thoroughbreds LLC and Black Swan Stables Linda Rice Jose L. Ortiz $200,000
2015 Effinex 123 2:02:16 Tri-Bone Stables James A. Jerkens Angel Arroyo $200,000
2014 Romansh 4 123 1:49.07 Godolphin Racing LLC Thomas Albertrani Jose L. Ortiz $90,000.00
2013 Last Gunfighter 4 119 1:50.78 John D. Gunther Chad C. Brown Rajiv Maragh $90,000.00
2012 Marilyn's Guy 6 119 1:52.54 Dubb, Michael, Bethlehem Stables LLC and Aisquith, Gary Anthony W. Dutrow Charles C. Lopez $90,000.00
2011 Inherit the Gold 5 117 1:50.34 Glas-Tipp Stable and Susanne Hooper James Hooper Eddie Castro $60,000.00
2010 Goldsville 5 117 1:51.43 Marc C. Ferrell Michael Hushion Ramon Dominguez $120,000
2009 Giant Moon 4 118 1:50.90 Albert Fried Jr. Richard Schosberg Edgar Prado $120,000
2008 Temporary Saint 5 113 1:51.13 Maggi Moss Bruce Levine C.C. Lopez $66,720.00
2007 Magna Graduate 5 118 1:48.10 Elisabeth Alexander Todd Pletcher John Velazquez $125,460
2006 West Virginia 5 115 1:48.28 Donald and Roberta Zuckerman Todd Pletcher Norberto Arroyo Jr. $67,140.00
2005 Offlee Wild 5 121 1:50 2/5 AZ Azalea Stables LLC Richard Dutrow Jr. Rafael Bejarano $120,000
2004 Funny Cide 4 120 1:49 2/5 Sackatoga Stable Barclay Tagg Jose Santos $120,000
2003 Classic Endeavor 5 113 1:48 Schwartz, Schwartz Scott Schwartz Charles Lopez $90,000.00
2002 John Little 4 111 1:49 1/5 Deborah Bodner Deborah Bodner Norberto Arroyo Jr $120,000
2001 Cat's At Home 4 115 1:48 4/5 Edward Evans Mark Hennig F. Leon $120,000
2000 Lager 6 113 1:49 3/5 Susan & John Moore James A. Jerkens H. Castillo Jr. $120,000
1999 Smart Coupons 6 114 1:49 3/5 Louis J. Porreco Deborah Bodner Rene Douglas $120,000
1998 Sir Bear 5 117 1:49 1/5 Barbara Smollin Ralph Ziade E.M. Jurado $120,000
1997 Ormsby 5 116 1:47 3/5 Woodside Stud Sue Alpers C.C. Lopez $120,000
1996 May I Inquire 5 111 1:50 3/5 Barbara J. Davis Gasper Moschera Joe Bravo $120,000
1995 Iron Gavel 5 111 1:49 1/5 Joques Farm Gasper Moschera Jose Martinez $90,000.00
1994 Colonial Affair 4 121 1:49 4/5 Centennial Farms Flint S. Schulhofer Jose Santos $90,000.00
1993 Devil His Due 4 117 2:03 Lion Crest Stable H. Allen Jerkens Mike Smith $72,120.00
1992 Defensive Play 5 117 2:01 4/5 Juddmonte Farm Robert Frankel David Flores $102,780
1991 Chief Honcho 4 117 2:02 3/5 Bertram R. Firestone William I. Mott Mike Smith $102,060
1990 Lay Down 6 112 2:02 1/5 Ogden Mills Phipps Claude R. McGaughey III Chris Antley $100,980
1989 Forever Silver 5 111 2:02 3/5 Chevalier Stable Stanley R. Shapoff Julie Krone $99,720.00
1988 Lac Ouimet 5 116 2:00 1/5 Virginia Kraft Payson Richard J. Lundy Jerry D. Bailey $140,880
1987 Lac Ouimet 4 114 2:02 Virginia Kraft Payson Richard J. Lundy Eddie Maple $106,380
1986 Garthorn 6 124 2:02 2/5 Jerome S. Moss Robert Frankel Rafael Meza $101,340
1985 Morning Bob 4 115 2:04 1/5 Mike?Rich Stable Nicholas P. Zito Jacinto Vasquez $87,750.00
1984 Canadian Factor 4 117 2:03 Frank Stronach Melvin W. Gross Jorge Velasquez $88,650.00
1983 Fast Gold 4 114 2:04 Aisco Stables Sally Bailie Jean?Luc Samyn $67,200.00
1982 Globe 5 112 2:03 2/5 Nelson Bunker Hunt Victor J. Nickerson Micheal Venezia $66,480.00
1981 Irish Tower 4 127 2:00 4/5 Malcolm H. Winfield Stanley M. Hough Jeffrey Fell $66,680.00
1980 Ring of Light 5 114 2:01 2/5 Viola Sommer Frank Martin Cash Asmussen $67,560.00
1979 Special Tiger 4 113 2:03 4/5 Albert Fried Jr. William F. Schmitt George Martens $63,600.00
1978 Cox's Ridge 4 129 1:50 3/5 Loblolly Stable Joseph B. Cantey Eddie Maple $49,005.00
1977 Turn And Count 4 123 1:51 Sigmund Sommer Frank Martin Steve Cauthen $48,150.00
1976 Double Edge Sword 6 112 1:48 Aisquith Stable Richard E. Dutrow Angel Cordero Jr. $51,120.00
1975 Step Nicely 5 126 1:48 2/5 Hobeau Farm H. Allen Jerkens Angel Cordero Jr. $33,990.00
1974 Everton II 5 117 1:49 Enrique Ubarri Lazaro S. Barrera Marco Castaneda $33,840.00
1973 Key To The Mint 4 126 1:47 4/5 Rokeby Stable J. Elliott Burch Ron Turcotte $32,640.00
1972 Autobiography 4 123 1:49 Sigmund Sommer Frank Martin Angel Cordero Jr. $34,860.00
1971 Loud 4 116 1:50 4/5 William Haggin Perry James W. Maloney Jacinto Vasquez $34,200.00
1970 Hydrologist 4 119 1:48 4/5 Meadow Stable Roger Laurin Chuck Baltazar $37,570.00
1969 San Roque 4 112 1:49 3/5 Lazy F Ranch Sherrill W. Ward Heliodoro Gustines $37,310.00
1968 Peter Piper 5 112 1:48 Joseph R. Daly - J. Velasquez $35,945.00
1966 Choker 6 115 1:49 1/5 Hobeau Farm - R. Ussery $36,010.00
1965 Tenacle 5 110 1:49 2/5 Joseph R. Straus - W. Mayorga $35,750.00
1964 Uppercut 5 112 1:50 W. L. Harmonay - J. Sellers $17,875.00
1963 Greek Money 4 115 1:48 3/5 Brandywine Stable - J. L. Rotz $18,265.00
1962 Hitting Away 4 116 1:50 Ogden Phipps - R. Ussery $18,558.00
1961 Mail Order 5 120 1:49 1/5 Alamode Farm - L. Adams $19,110.00
1960 Talent Show 5 119 1:34 4/5 Ada L. Rice - R. Broussard $18,745.00
1959 Whitley 4 116 1:43 4/5 W. Arnold Hanger - S. Boulmetis $18,485.00
1958 Kingmaker 5 125 1:43 3/5 Happy Hill Farm - R. Ussery $18,615.00
1957 Midafternoon 5 126 1:43 3/5 Mrs. E. E. Robbins - Eddie Arcaro $19,750.00
1956 Find 6 116 1:43 1/5 Alfred G. Vanderbilt - E. Guerin $19,800.00
1955 Fisherman 4 126 1:45 C. V. Whitney - H. Woodhouse $20,450.00
1954 Find 4 121 1:44 Alfred G. Vanderbilt - E. Guerin $21,250.00
1953 First Glance 6 118 1:44 Alfred G. Vanderbilt - E. Guerin $20,500.00
1952 Spartan Valor 4 126 1:44 3/5 W. G. Helis Jr. - J. Stout $18,950.00
1951 Lotowhite 4 116 1:44 1/5 T. G. Benson - E. Arcaro $20,750.00
1950 Arise 4 116 1:43 4/5 Addison Stable - D. Dodson $17,200.00
1949 My Request 4 126 1:44 4/5 B. F. Whitaker - C. Erickson $16,700.00
1948 Knockdown 5 114 1:46 Maine Chance Farm - F. Zufelt $20,750.00
1947 Coincidence 5 115 1:44 Greentree Stable - T. Atkinson $15,900.00
1946 Fighting Step 4 123 1:45 Murlogg Farm - J. Adams $12,750.00
1945 Saguaro 4 108 1:44 3/5 Jule Fink - M. Caffarella $7,070.00
1944 Alex Barth 4 105 1:46 2/5 Milbrook Stable - N. Jemas $7,375.00
1943 Riverland 5 124 1:44 2/5 Louisiana Farm - S. Brooks $9,300.00
1942 Waller 4 106 1:46 4/5 J. C. Clark - C. Wahler $8,775.00
1941 Robert Morris 3 100 1:43 3/5 J. F. Byers - N. Wall $8,275.00
1940 The Chief 5 112 1:44 1/5 Maxwell Howard - I. Anderson $6,200.00
1939 Thanksgiving 4 120 1:44 1/5 Mrs. P. Corning - R. Workman $6,950.00
1938 Cabarello II 6 114 1:45 2/5 Mrs. E. D. Jacobs - W. D. Wright $6,650.00
1937 Thorson 5 107 1:43 4/5 B. M. Byers - W. Ray $6,950.00
1936 King Saxon 5 121 1:45 1/5 C. H. Knebelkamp - C. Landolt $5,400.00
1935 King Saxon 4 120 1:43 3/5 C. H. Knebelkamp - C. Rainey $5,430.00
1934 Watch Him 5 108 1:46 Mrs. J. D. Hertz - E. Steffen $2,450.00
1932 Pompeius 3 105 1:45 1/5 W. R. Coe - J. Knapp $4,850.00
1931 Mokatam 4 126 1:46 Rancocas Stable - W. Kelsay $5,700.00
1930 Minotaur 4 104 1:45 4/5 J. R. Thompson Jr. - C. Kurtsinger $5,950.00
1929 Mowlee 4 115 1:45 1/5 Rancocas Stable - L. Fator $7,200.00
1928 Brown Flash 4 114 1:46 2/5 F. Johnson - V. Petersen $6,200.00
1927 Amberjack 4 102 1:44 Belair Stud - J. McCoy $6,200.00
1926 Turf Idol 4 108 1:45 3/5 James Butler - S. Hebert $6,400.00
1925 Sting 4 106 1:42 3/5 James Butler - B. Breuning $5,850.00
1924 Rialto 4 115 1:46 Greentree Stable - J. Corcoran $5,850.00
1923 Grey Lag 5 130 1:45 Rancocas Stable - L. Fator $5,850.00
1922 Sennings Park 6 115 1:44 4/5 Westmont Stable - C. Fairbrother $5,850.00
1921 Blazes 4 118 1:47 1/5 J. S. Cosden - T. Rice $8,550.00
1920 Boniface 5 117 1:45 1/5 J. K. L. Rose - E. Sande $4,850.00
1919 Naturalist 5 122 1:45 2/5 J. E. Widener - C. Fairbrother $3,850.00
1918 George Smith 5 117 1:45 2/5 John Sanford - W. Kelsay $3,850.00
1917 Roamer 6 123 1:45 2/5 Andrew Miller - A. Schuttinger $2,825.00
1916 Sand Marsh 4 109 1:46 F. E. Rose - J. Butwell $2,425.00
1915 Addie M. 4 97 1:45 4/5 J. W. Messervy - J. McCahey $1,925.00
1906 Merry Lark 4 106 1:47 1/5 Newcastle Stable - W. Miller $7,350.00
1905 Santa Catalina 3 93 1:46 2/5 Albermale Stable - W. Miller $6,450.00
1904 Rostand 4 105 1:45 3/5 F. R. Doctor - H. Phillips $6,600.00
1903 Blackstock 4 98 1:46 3/5 W. C. Whitney - G. C. Fuller $6,730.00