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Frequently dubbed the "MassCap", the Massachusetts Handicap is a thoroughbred horse race held at Suffolk Downs, in Boston, Massachusetts. Currently a Grade II event, it was first held on October 16, 1935, and was won by a nose by Top Row. Since then, many famous horses have participated in the MassCap, including Seabiscuit in 1937, Whirlaway in 1942, Stymie in 1947, Riva Ridge in 1973, Cigar in 1995 and 1996, and Skip Away in 1997 and 1998. The Thoroughbred is a horse breed developed in 18th century England when English mares were bred with imported Arabian stallions to create a distance racer. ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... Starting Gate at Suffolk Downs. ... Boston is a town and small port c. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... A graded stakes race is a term applied to a Thoroughbred horse race in the United States and Canada to describe races that derive their name from the stake, or entry fee, owners must pay. ... Red Pollard on Seabiscuit Seabiscuit (May 23, 1933—May 17, 1947) was a champion thoroughbred race horse in the United States. ... Whirlaway (1938-1959) was a champion thoroughbred racehorse. ... A small chestnut born on April 4, 1941 (who started out running with his head high, but unfortunately, also running slowly), Stymie was one of the greatest bargains in thoroughbred racing history. ... Cigar, born April 18, 1990 at Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Maryland, is a Hall of Fame thoroughbred racehorse. ... Skip Away, a powerfully built grey thoroughbred race horse, was twice (1997, 1998) named America’s Champion Handicap Horse. ...


For the second year in a row, the MassCap has been cancelled due to what Suffolk Downs called financial difficulites.

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Winners of the Massachusetts Handicap

  • 1935 - Top Row
  • 1936 - Time Supply
  • 1937 - Seabiscuit
  • 1938 - Menow
  • 1939 - Fighting Fox
  • 1940 - Eight Thirty
  • 1941 - War Relic
  • 1942 - Whirlaway
  • 1943 - Market Wise
  • 1944 - First Fiddle
  • 1945 - First Fiddle
  • 1946 - Pavot
  • 1947 - Stymie
  • 1948 - Beauchef
  • 1949 - First Nighter
  • 1950 - Cochise
  • 1951 - One Hitter
  • 1952 - To Market
  • 1953 - Royal Vale
  • 1954 - Wise Margin
  • 1955 - Helioscope
  • 1956 - Midafternoon
  • 1957 - Greek Spy
  • 1958 - Promised Land
  • 1959 - Air Pilot
  • 1960 - Talent Show
  • 1961 - Polylad
  • 1962 - Air Pilot
  • 1963 - Crimson Satan
  • 1964 - Smart
  • 1965 - Smart
  • 1966 - Fast Count
  • 1967 - Good Knight
  • 1968 - Out Of The Way
  • 1969 - Beau Marker
  • 1970 - Semillant
  • 1971 - Chompion
  • 1972 - Droll Role
  • 1973 - Riva Ridge
  • 1974 - Billy Come Lately
  • 1975 - Stonewalk
  • 1976 - Dancing Champ
  • 1977 - (1st Div) Blue Times
  • 1977 - (2nd Div) Swinging Hal
  • 1978 - Big John Taylor
  • 1979 - Island Sultan
  • 1980 - Ring of Light
  • 1981 - Soldier Boy
  • 1982 - Silver Supreme
  • 1983 - Let Burn
  • 1984 - Dixieland Band
  • 1985 - Bounding Basque
  • 1986 - Skip Trial
  • 1987 - Waquoit
  • 1988 - Lost Code
  • 1989 - Private Terms
  • 1995 - Cigar
  • 1996 - Cigar
  • 1997 - Skip Away
  • 1998 - Skip Away
  • 1999 - Behrens
  • 2000 - Running Stag
  • 2001 - Include
  • 2002 - Macho Uno
  • 2004 - Offlee Wild
  • 2005 - NO RACE
  • 2006 - NO RACE


Red Pollard on Seabiscuit Seabiscuit (May 23, 1933—May 17, 1947) was a champion thoroughbred race horse in the United States. ... Whirlaway (1938-1959) was a champion thoroughbred racehorse. ... A small chestnut born on April 4, 1941 (who started out running with his head high, but unfortunately, also running slowly), Stymie was one of the greatest bargains in thoroughbred racing history. ... Cigar, born April 18, 1990 at Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Maryland, is a Hall of Fame thoroughbred racehorse. ... Cigar, born April 18, 1990 at Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Maryland, is a Hall of Fame thoroughbred racehorse. ... Skip Away, a powerfully built grey thoroughbred race horse, was twice (1997, 1998) named America’s Champion Handicap Horse. ... Skip Away, a powerfully built grey thoroughbred race horse, was twice (1997, 1998) named America’s Champion Handicap Horse. ...


 
 

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