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The Henry S. Clark Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race
Thoroughbred horse race
Thoroughbred horse racing is a worldwide sport and industry involving the racing of Thoroughbred horses. It is governed by different national bodies. There are two forms of the sport: Flat racing and National Hunt racing...

 run annually at Pimlico Race Course
Pimlico Race Course
Pimlico Race Course is a horse racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland, most famous for hosting the Preakness Stakes. Its name is derived from the 1660s when English settlers named the area where the facility currently stands in honor of Olde Ben Pimlico's Tavern in London...

 in Baltimore, Maryland. Open to horses three-years-old & up, it is contested over a distance of one mile on turf
Grass
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The race was named in honor of U.S. Racing Hall of Fame
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame was founded in 1950 in Saratoga Springs, New York, to honor the achievements of American thoroughbred race horses, jockeys, and trainers...

 inductee, Henry S. Clark
Henry S. Clark
Henry S. Clark was an American Hall of Fame horse trainer. He was the grandson of William Jennings, an owner-trainer who won the 1887 Preakness Stakes....

, the "dean of Maryland trainers," who spent 80 of his 95 years on the backstretch of Maryland's race tracks and remained active until his death in February 1999. He was the grandson of another famous Maryland trainer, William Jennings, Sr. Henry Clark was honored with induction into the Racing Hall of Fame in 1982.

Early in his career, Clark was selected by Liz Whitney to train her stable of runners and he sent out his first stakes winner, Blue Cyprus for Whitney at Garden State in 1944. In the late 1940s, Clark began his relationship with Harry Lunger, training the talented Christiana Stables' horses. Among those under his care were two-time Delaware Handicap
Delaware Handicap
The Delaware Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in mid July at Delaware Park Racetrack in Wilmington, Delaware. The Grade II race is open to filles and mares, age three and up, willing to race one and one-quarter miles on the dirt....

 winner Obeah
Obeah
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 (dam of champion Go For Wand
Go For Wand
Go For Wand was a champion American thoroughbred racehorse.Sired by Canadian Hall of Famer Deputy Minister, out of Obeah . Go For Wand was foaled and raised at Jane du Pont Lunger's Christiana Stables...

), Endine, champion Tempted, Travers Stakes
Travers Stakes
The Travers Stakes is an American Grade I Thoroughbred horse race held at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York.First held in 1864, it was named for William R. Travers, the president of the old Saratoga Racing Association. His horse, Kentucky, won the first running of the Travers...

 winner Thinking Cap, Belmont Futurity winner and top sire Cyane and Blue Grass Stakes
Blue Grass Stakes
The Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, currently sponsored by the Toyota Motor Corporation, is an American Grade 1 horse race for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds held annually in mid April at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky....

 winner Linkage, who finished second in the 1982 Preakness Stakes
Preakness Stakes
The Preakness Stakes is an American flat Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a Grade I race run over a distance of 9.5 furlongs on dirt. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds ; fillies 121 lb...

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Records


Speed record:
  • 1 mile - 1:33.80 - Private Slip (2001)


Most wins by a jockey
Jockey
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:
  • 2 - Horactio A. Karamanos (2003 & 2006)


Most wins by a trainer
Horse trainer
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:
  • 2 - Michael Zwiesler (2007 & 2008)


Most wins by an owner:
  • 2 - (2007 & 2008)

Winners of the Henry S. Clark Stakes

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Distance
(Miles)
Time
Purse
Grade
2011 Pocket Patch 6 Johnathan Joyce Flint W. Stites Charles McGill 1 mile 1:40.04 $75,000
2010 Baltimore Bob 5 Vladimir Diaz John B. Secor R.Gerczak & Kaygar Stable 1 mile 1:35.39 $70,000
2009 Brickell 8 Harry Vega
Harry Vega
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Ted Maher Harry Kassap LLC 1 mile 1:38.80 $75,000
2008 Stay Close 6 Rosie Napravnik Michael Zwiesler William Stamps Farish III 1 mile 1:35.82 $75,000
2007 Stay Close 5 Oliver Castillo Michael Zwiesler William Stamps Farish III 1 mile 1:37.20 $75,000
2006 Saint Stephen 6 Horacio A. Karamanos Christopher Clement Susan & Charles Harris 1 mile 1:35.40 $60,000
2005 Gunning For 4 Jose C. Ferrer
Jose C. Ferrer
Jose C. Ferrer is an American jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing. He began riding in the United States in 1983 at Calder Race Course in Florida then at Monmouth Park and the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey. On November 24, 1983 Ferrer became the first jockey to win five races on a single card...

Timothy Walsh Wimborne Farm Inc. 1 mile 1:34.20 $50,000
2004 Mr. O'Brien 5 Rick Wilson Robin L. Graham Skeedattle Stable 1 mile 1:35.80 $60,000
2003 Tam's Terms 5 Horacio A. Karamanos Lawrence E. Murray Sondra D. Bender 1 mile 1:36.40 $75,000
2002 Mus-If 6 Mario Pino Michael V. Pino Hamdan Al Maktoum
Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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1 mile 1:36.20 $50,000
2001 Private Slip 7 Joe Rocco Dale Capuano Crown Valley Stable 1 mile 1:33.40 $75,000

See also

  • Henry S. Clark Stakes top three finishers and starters
    Henry S. Clark Stakes top three finishers and starters
    This is a listing of the horses that finished in either first, second, or third place and the number of starters in the Henry S. Clark Stakes, an American stakes race for three year-olds & up at one mile on the turf held at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland....

  • Pimlico Race Course
    Pimlico Race Course
    Pimlico Race Course is a horse racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland, most famous for hosting the Preakness Stakes. Its name is derived from the 1660s when English settlers named the area where the facility currently stands in honor of Olde Ben Pimlico's Tavern in London...

  • List of graded stakes at Pimlico Race Course