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 $200000
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
2013 Last Gunfighter 4 119 1:50.78 John D. Gunther Chad C. Brown Rajiv Maragh $90,000
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
2011 Inherit the Gold 5 117 1:50.34 Glas-Tipp Stable and Susanne Hooper James Hooper Eddie Castro $60,000
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
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
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
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
1994 Colonial Affair 4 121 1:49 4/5 Centennial Farms Flint S. Schulhofer Jose Santos $90,000
1993 Devil His Due 4 117 2:03 Lion Crest Stable H. Allen Jerkens Mike Smith $72,120
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
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
1984 Canadian Factor 4 117 2:03 Frank Stronach Melvin W. Gross Jorge Velasquez $88,650
1983 Fast Gold 4 114 2:04 Aisco Stables Sally Bailie Jean?Luc Samyn $67,200
1982 Globe 5 112 2:03 2/5 Nelson Bunker Hunt Victor J. Nickerson Micheal Venezia $66,480
1981 Irish Tower 4 127 2:00 4/5 Malcolm H. Winfield Stanley M. Hough Jeffrey Fell $66,680
1980 Ring of Light 5 114 2:01 2/5 Viola Sommer Frank Martin Cash Asmussen $67,560
1979 Special Tiger 4 113 2:03 4/5 Albert Fried Jr. William F. Schmitt George Martens $63,600
1978 Cox's Ridge 4 129 1:50 3/5 Loblolly Stable Joseph B. Cantey Eddie Maple $49,005
1977 Turn And Count 4 123 1:51 Sigmund Sommer Frank Martin Steve Cauthen $48,150
1976 Double Edge Sword 6 112 1:48 Aisquith Stable Richard E. Dutrow Angel Cordero Jr. $51,120
1975 Step Nicely 5 126 1:48 2/5 Hobeau Farm H. Allen Jerkens Angel Cordero Jr. $33,990
1974 Everton II 5 117 1:49 Enrique Ubarri Lazaro S. Barrera Marco Castaneda $33,840
1973 Key To The Mint 4 126 1:47 4/5 Rokeby Stable J. Elliott Burch Ron Turcotte $32,640
1972 Autobiography 4 123 1:49 Sigmund Sommer Frank Martin Angel Cordero Jr. $34,860
1971 Loud 4 116 1:50 4/5 William Haggin Perry James W. Maloney Jacinto Vasquez $34,200
1970 Hydrologist 4 119 1:48 4/5 Meadow Stable Roger Laurin Chuck Baltazar $37,570
1969 San Roque 4 112 1:49 3/5 Lazy F Ranch Sherrill W. Ward Heliodoro Gustines $37,310
1968 Peter Piper 5 112 1:48 Joseph R. Daly - J. Velasquez $35,945
1966 Choker 6 115 1:49 1/5 Hobeau Farm - R. Ussery $36,010
1965 Tenacle 5 110 1:49 2/5 Joseph R. Straus - W. Mayorga $35,750
1964 Uppercut 5 112 1:50 W. L. Harmonay - J. Sellers $17,875
1963 Greek Money 4 115 1:48 3/5 Brandywine Stable - J. L. Rotz $18,265
1962 Hitting Away 4 116 1:50 Ogden Phipps - R. Ussery $18,558
1961 Mail Order 5 120 1:49 1/5 Alamode Farm - L. Adams $19,110
1960 Talent Show 5 119 1:34 4/5 Ada L. Rice - R. Broussard $18,745
1959 Whitley 4 116 1:43 4/5 W. Arnold Hanger - S. Boulmetis $18,485
1958 Kingmaker 5 125 1:43 3/5 Happy Hill Farm - R. Ussery $18,615
1957 Midafternoon 5 126 1:43 3/5 Mrs. E. E. Robbins - Eddie Arcaro $19,750
1956 Find 6 116 1:43 1/5 Alfred G. Vanderbilt - E. Guerin $19,800
1955 Fisherman 4 126 1:45 C. V. Whitney - H. Woodhouse $20,450
1954 Find 4 121 1:44 Alfred G. Vanderbilt - E. Guerin $21,250
1953 First Glance 6 118 1:44 Alfred G. Vanderbilt - E. Guerin $20,500
1952 Spartan Valor 4 126 1:44 3/5 W. G. Helis Jr. - J. Stout $18,950
1951 Lotowhite 4 116 1:44 1/5 T. G. Benson - E. Arcaro $20,750
1950 Arise 4 116 1:43 4/5 Addison Stable - D. Dodson $17,200
1949 My Request 4 126 1:44 4/5 B. F. Whitaker - C. Erickson $16,700
1948 Knockdown 5 114 1:46 Maine Chance Farm - F. Zufelt $20,750
1947 Coincidence 5 115 1:44 Greentree Stable - T. Atkinson $15,900
1946 Fighting Step 4 123 1:45 Murlogg Farm - J. Adams $12,750
1945 Saguaro 4 108 1:44 3/5 Jule Fink - M. Caffarella $7,070
1944 Alex Barth 4 105 1:46 2/5 Milbrook Stable - N. Jemas $7,375
1943 Riverland 5 124 1:44 2/5 Louisiana Farm - S. Brooks $9,300
1942 Waller 4 106 1:46 4/5 J. C. Clark - C. Wahler $8,775
1941 Robert Morris 3 100 1:43 3/5 J. F. Byers - N. Wall $8,275
1940 The Chief 5 112 1:44 1/5 Maxwell Howard - I. Anderson $6,200
1939 Thanksgiving 4 120 1:44 1/5 Mrs. P. Corning - R. Workman $6,950
1938 Cabarello II 6 114 1:45 2/5 Mrs. E. D. Jacobs - W. D. Wright $6,650
1937 Thorson 5 107 1:43 4/5 B. M. Byers - W. Ray $6,950
1936 King Saxon 5 121 1:45 1/5 C. H. Knebelkamp - C. Landolt $5,400
1935 King Saxon 4 120 1:43 3/5 C. H. Knebelkamp - C. Rainey $5,430
1934 Watch Him 5 108 1:46 Mrs. J. D. Hertz - E. Steffen $2,450
1932 Pompeius 3 105 1:45 1/5 W. R. Coe - J. Knapp $4,850
1931 Mokatam 4 126 1:46 Rancocas Stable - W. Kelsay $5,700
1930 Minotaur 4 104 1:45 4/5 J. R. Thompson Jr. - C. Kurtsinger $5,950
1929 Mowlee 4 115 1:45 1/5 Rancocas Stable - L. Fator $7,200
1928 Brown Flash 4 114 1:46 2/5 F. Johnson - V. Petersen $6,200
1927 Amberjack 4 102 1:44 Belair Stud - J. McCoy $6,200
1926 Turf Idol 4 108 1:45 3/5 James Butler - S. Hebert $6,400
1925 Sting 4 106 1:42 3/5 James Butler - B. Breuning $5,850
1924 Rialto 4 115 1:46 Greentree Stable - J. Corcoran $5,850
1923 Grey Lag 5 130 1:45 Rancocas Stable - L. Fator $5,850
1922 Sennings Park 6 115 1:44 4/5 Westmont Stable - C. Fairbrother $5,850
1921 Blazes 4 118 1:47 1/5 J. S. Cosden - T. Rice $8,550
1920 Boniface 5 117 1:45 1/5 J. K. L. Rose - E. Sande $4,850
1919 Naturalist 5 122 1:45 2/5 J. E. Widener - C. Fairbrother $3,850
1918 George Smith 5 117 1:45 2/5 John Sanford - W. Kelsay $3,850
1917 Roamer 6 123 1:45 2/5 Andrew Miller - A. Schuttinger $2,825
1916 Sand Marsh 4 109 1:46 F. E. Rose - J. Butwell $2,425
1915 Addie M. 4 97 1:45 4/5 J. W. Messervy - J. McCahey $1,925
1906 Merry Lark 4 106 1:47 1/5 Newcastle Stable - W. Miller $7,350
1905 Santa Catalina 3 93 1:46 2/5 Albermale Stable - W. Miller $6,450
1904 Rostand 4 105 1:45 3/5 F. R. Doctor - H. Phillips $6,600
1903 Blackstock 4 98 1:46 3/5 W. C. Whitney - G. C. Fuller $6,730