Whitney

90 Running on Saturday, August 05, 2017

Named after the family that for generations has had so much to do with racing at Saratoga, the Whitney Handicap was first run in 1928. The Whitney family’s involvement with thoroughbreds began when William Collins Whitney, one of the founders of The Jockey Club, began campaigning racehorses in 1898, bearing the familiar Eton blue-and-brown silks. His legacy was carried on by his son, Harry Payne Whitney, and grandson, Cornelius Vanderbilt “Sonny” Whitney, who died in 1992, with other family members involved under various names including Greentree Stables. Whitney-owned horses have won every major race in the United States including multiple wins at the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. Prior to 1954, the Whitney was run at 1 ¼ miles as a weight-for-age event, and from 1957-69 it was restricted to 4-year-olds and up. Beginning in 1955 it was run at its current distance of 1 1/8 miles. It returned to a weight-for-age event for the 2014 edition.

$1,200,000 1 1/8 (Dirt) Grade:I

Year Horse Age Weight Time Owner Trainer Jockey Value
2017 Gun Runner 4/C 124 1:47.71 Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm Steven M. Asmussen Florent Geroux $1,200,000
2016 Frosted 124 1:47.77 Godolphin Racing LLC Kiaran P. McLaughlin Joel Rosario $670,000
2015 Honor Code 124 1:47.82 Lane's End Racing and Dell Ridge Farm LLC Claude R. McGaughey III Javier Castellano $670,000
2014 Moreno 117 1:48.05 Southern Equine Stable LLC Eric J. Guillot Junior Alvarado $800,000
2013 Cross Traffic 4 117 1:47.89 GoldMark Farm, LLC Todd A. Pletcher John R. Velazquez $450,000
2012 Fort Larned 4 117 1:47.76 Janis R. Whitham Ian R. Wilkes Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. $450,000
2011 Tizway 6 118 1:52.43 William L. Clifton, Jr. H. James Bond Rajiv Maragh $450,000
2010 Blame 4 121 1:48.88 Claiborne Farm and Dilschneider, Adele B. Albert M. Stall, Jr. Garrett K. Gomez $450,000
2009 Bullsbay 5 116 1:48.12 Mitchell Ranch LLC, Frank Lewkowitz, Joe Rice H. Graham Motion Jeremy Rose $450,000
2008 Commentator 7 120 1:50.23 Tracy Farmer Nicholas P. Zito John R. Velazquez $450,000
2007 Lawyer Ron 4 118 1:46.64 Hines Racing LLC Todd Pletcher John Velazquez $450,000
2006 Invasor (ARG) 4 120 1:49.06 Shadwell Stable Kiaran McLaughlin Fernando Jara $450,000
2005 Commentator 4 116 1:48.3 Tracy Farmer Nicholas P. Zito Gary Stevens $450,000
2004 Roses in May 4 114 1:48 2/5 Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey Dale Romans Edgar Prado $450,000
2003 Medaglia d'Oro 4 123 1:47 3/5 Edmund A. Gann Robert Frankel Jerry Bailey $450,000
2002 Left Bank 5 118 1:47 2/5 Michael B. Tabor Todd Pletcher John Velazquez $450,000
2001 Lido Palace 4 115 1:47 4/5 John Amerman Robert Frankel Jerry Bailey $540,000
2000 Lemon Drop Kid 4 123 1:48 1/5 Jeanne G. Vance Flint S. Schulhofer Edgar Prado $680,000
1999 Victory Gallop 4 123 1:48 3/5 Prestonwood Farm Inc. W. Elliott Walden Jerry Bailey $360,000
1998 Awesome Again 4 117 1:49 3/5 Stronach Stables Patrick Byrne Pat Day $240,000
1997 Will's Way 4 117 1:48 1/5 Rudlein Stable H. James Bond Jerry Bailey $210,000
1996 Mahogany Hall 5 113 1:48 3/5 Woodlyn Farm James Baker Jose Santos $210,000
1995 Unaccounted For 4 114 1:49 1/5 Morven Stud Flint S. Schulhofer Pat Day $210,000
1994 Colonial Affair 4 117 1:48 3/5 Centennial Farms Flint S. Schulhofer Jose Santos $210,000
1993 Brunswick 4 112 1:47 2/5 Jerry Denker Anthony Margotta Jr. Mike Smith $150,000
1992 Sultry Song 4 115 1:47 1/5 Live Oak Plantation Patrick J. Kelly Jerry Bailey $150,000
1991 In Excess 4 121 1:48 Jack J. Munari Bruce L. Jackson Gary Stevens $150,000
1990 Criminal Type 5 126 1:48 3/5 Calumet Farm D. Wayne Lukas Gary Stevens $140,640
1989 Easy Goer 3 119 1:47 2/5 Ogden Phipps Claude R. McGaughey Pat Day $172,500
1988 Personal Ensign 4 117 1:47 4/5 Ogden Phipps Claude R. McGaughey Randy Romero $162,300
1987 Java Gold 3 113 1:48 2/5 Rokeby Stable Mack Miller Pat Day $173,100
1986 Lady's Secret 4 119 1:49 4/5 Eugene Klein D. Wayne Lukas Pat Day $202,500
1985 Track Barron 4 124 1:47 3/5 Peter M. Brant Leroy Jolley Angel Cordero Jr. $160,688
1984 Slew o' Gold 4 126 1:48 1/5 Equusequity Stable John O. Hertler Angel Cordero Jr. $165,744
1983 Island Whirl 5 123 1:48 2/5 Elcee-H Stable Lazaro S. Barrera Eddie Delahoussaye $103,860
1982 Silver Buck 4 115 1:47 4/5 C.V. Whitney Elliott Burch Don MacBeth $99,000.00
1981 Fio Rito 6 113 1:48 Raymond LeCesse Michael Ferraro Leslie Hulet $105,300
1980 State Dinner 5 120 1:48 1/5 C.V. Whitney Elliott Burch Ruben Hernandez $99,540.00
1979 Star De Naskra 4 120 1:47 3/5 Caryle J. Lancaster Richard D. Ferris Jeffrey Fell $65,040.00
1978 Alydar 3 123 1:47 2/5 Calumet Farm John M. Veitch Jorge Velasquez $49,545.00
1977 Nearly On Time 3 103 1:49 2/5 Mrs. Moody Jolley Leroy Jolley Steve Cauthen $49,545.00
1976 Dancing Gun 4 108 1:50 Gedney Farms Lazaro S. Barrera Roger I. Velez $48,825.00
1975 Ancient Title 5 128 1:48 1/5 Ethel Kirkland Keith Stucki Sandy Hawley $50,085.00
1974 Tri Jet 5 123 1:47 Fred W. Hooper Charles R. Parke Laffit Pincay Jr. $33,390.00
1973 Onion 4 119 1:49 1/5 Hobeau Farm H. Allen Jerkens Jacinto Vasquez $32,310.00
1972 Key To The Mint 3 113 1:49 1/5 Rokeby Stable Elliott Burch Braulio Baeza $34,350.00
1971 Protanto 4 117 1:49 2/5 Cragwood Stable Mack Miller Jorge Velasquez $36,300.00
1970 Judgable 3 112 1:48 2/5 Saul Nadler Herbert Nadler Robert Woodhouse $39,260.00
1969 Verbatim 4 121 1:50 Elmendorf James P. Conway Pete Anderson $35,945.00
1968 Dr. Fager 4 132 1:48 4/5 Tartan Stable John A. Nerud Braulio Baeza $34,775.00
1967 Stupendous 4 114 1:48 1/5 Wheatley Stable Edward A. Neloy Eddie Belmonte $36,530.00
1966 Staunchness 4 109 1:50 1/5 Red Oak Stable Victor J. Nickerson Ernest Cardone $36,140.00
1965 Kelso 8 130 1:49 4/5 Bohemia Stable Carl Hanford Ismael Valenzuela $35,360.00
1964 Gun Bow 4 130 1:49 1/5 Gedney Farms E. Neloy W. Blum $35,295.00
1963 Kelso 6 130 1:50 2/5 Bohemia Stable C. Hanford I. Valenzuela $36,270.00
1962 Carry Back 4 130 1:50 Mrs. Katherine Price J. Price J. Sellers $37,310.00
1961 Kelso 4 130 1:48 Bohemia Stable C. Hanford E. Arcaro $36,400.00
1960 Warhead 5 111 1:51 Mabel C. Scholtz K. Jensen M. Sorrentino $37,750.00
1959 Plion 4 114 1:53 Edward M. Potter T. Jolley M. Ycaza $37,165.00
1958 Cohoes 4 114 1:51 3/5 Greentree Stable J. Gaver J. Ruane $29,205.00
1957 Kingmaker 4 115 1:52 4/5 Happy Hill Farm F. Wright R. Ussery $31,400.00
1956 Dedicate 4 116 1:49 4/5 Mrs. Jan Burke C. Winfrey W. Boland $31,500.00
1955 First Aid 5 113 1:51 3/5 Brookmeade Stable E. Burch H. Woodhouse $18,100.00
1954 Social Outcast 4 115 2:04 2/5 Alfred G. Vanderbilt W. Winfrey E. Guerin $40,300.00
1953 Tom Fool 4 126 2:05 2/5 Greentree Stable - T. Atkinson $18,250.00
1952 Counterpoint 4 123 2:05 3/5 C. V. Whitney - D. Gorman $15,800.00
1951 One Hitter 5 120 2:05 Greentree Stable - T. Atkinson $15,300.00
1950 Piet 5 116 2:06 3/5 P. A. Markey - N. Combest $16,200.00
1949 Round View 6 110 2:06 3/5 Sanford Stud Farms - S. Perez $15,400.00
1948 Gallorette 6 115 2:05 1/5 William L. Brann - A. Kirkland $15,450.00
1947 Rico Monte 5 113 2:02 3/5 W. Arnold Hanger - R. Donoso $18,550.00
1946 Stymie 5 120 2:07 2/5 Mrs. E. D. Jacobs - B. James $19,350.00
1945 Trymenow 3 103 2:02 1/5 Walter M. Jeffords - H. Lindberg $12,135.00
1944 Devil Diver 5 117 2:02 Greentree Stable - E. Arcaro $11,495.00
1943 Bolingbroke 6 117 2:02 Townsend B. Martin - H. Lindberg $7,900.00
1942 Swing and Sway 4 117 2:05 2/5 Greentree Stable - D. Meade $4,975.00
1941 Fenelon 4 120 2:06 2/5 Belair Stud - J. Stout $5,000.00
1940 Challedon 4 126 2:03 1/5 William L. Brann - G. Woolf $2,700.00
1939 Eight Thirty 3 117 2:06 1/5 George D. Widener - H. Richards $2,750.00
1938 War Admiral 4 126 2:03 4/5 Glen Riddle Farm - W. D. Wright $2,725.00
1937 Esposa 5 121 2:05 1/5 William Ziegler Jr. - N. Wall $3,000.00
1936 Discovery 5 126 2:06 4/5 Alfred G. Vanderbilt - J. Bejshak $3,250.00
1935 Discovery 4 126 2:04 4/5 Alfred G. Vanderbilt - J. Bejshak $3,125.00
1934 Discovery 3 105 2:07 4/5 Alfred G. Vanderbilt - D. Meade $2,475.00
1933 Caesars Ghost 3 107 2:10 4/5 Brookmeade Stable - D. Belizzi $2,425.00
1932 Equipoise 4 126 2:05 3/5 C. V. Whitney - R. Workman $5,450.00
1931 St. Brideaux 3 117 2:05 Greentree Stable - L. McAtee $6,900.00
1930 Whichone 3 117 2:04 H. P. Whitney - R. Workman $7,100.00
1929 Bateau 4 121 2:09 2/5 Walter M. Jeffords - E. Ambrose $5,850.00
1928 Black Maria 5 121 2:06 W. R. Coe - L. Fator $6,500.00