Century Handicap

Century Handicap

Discontinued horse race

Location
Sheepshead Bay Race Track
Brooklyn, New York

Inaugurated
1901

Race type
Thoroughbred – Flat racing

Race information

Distance
 1 1⁄2 miles (12 furlongs)

Surface
Dirt

Track
left-handed

Qualification
Three-year-olds & up

Weight
Weight for Age

Purse
$20,000

The Century Handicap was an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually from 1901 through 1909 at Sheepshead Bay Race Track in Brooklyn, New York. A Weight for Age race open to horses age three and older, it was contested on dirt over a distance of a mile and a half (12 furlongs).
Run as the Century Stakes until 1908, the race was last run in September 1909 after the Republican controlled New York Legislature under Governor Charles Evans Hughes passed the Hart-Agnew anti-betting legislation on June 11, 1908. The owners of Sheepshead Bay Race Track, and other racing facilities in New York State, struggled to stay in business without betting.[1] However, further restrictive legislation was passed by the New York Legislature in 1910 which resulted in the deepening of the financial crisis for track operators and led to a complete shut down of racing across the state during 1911 and 1912. When a Court ruling saw racing return in 1913 it was too late for the Sheepshead Bay facility and it never reopened.

Contents

1 Records
2 Winners
3 Notes
4 References

Records[edit]
Speed record:

2:30.60 – Ballot (1908) (new track record)

Most wins:

2 – Ballot (1907, 1908)

Most wins by a jockey:

2 – Dave Nicol (1905, 1907)

Most wins by a trainer:

3 – James G. Rowe, Sr. (1905, 1907, 1908)

Most wins by an owner:

3 – James R. Keene (1905, 1907, 1908)

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time

1909
Moquette
4
Eddie Dugan
Sam Hildreth
Sam Hildreth
2:34.40

1908
Ballot
4
Joe Notter
James G. Rowe, Sr.
James R. Keene
2:30.60

1907
Ballot
3
Dave Nicol
James G. Rowe, Sr.
James R. Keene
2:33.60

1906
Bedouin
4
Gene Hildebrand
John Huggins
E. W. Jewett
2:33.60

1905
Sysonby
3
Dave Nicol
James G. Rowe, Sr.
James R. Keene
2:33.00

1904
Stalwart
3
Arthur Redfern
William Shields
Edward R. Thomas
2:31.20

1903
Waterboy
4
Frank O’Neill
A. Jack Joyner
James B. A. Haggin
2:31.60

1902
Blues
3
Jack Martin
Thomas Welsh
Frank Farrell
2:33.20

1901
Watercolor
3
Henry Spencer
Charles S. Littlefield, Sr.
James B. A. Haggin
2:32.00

Notes[edit]

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