Belmont Park
2150 Hempstead Turnpike
Elmont, New York, 11003


Date: July 26, 08
Purse: $250,000
Grade: I
Type: Thoroughbred
Distance: 1 1/8 Miles
Age: 3 Years Old & Up
Sex: Fillies
Turf: Dirt

The Go For Wand Handicap is a thoroughbred horseracing event that is run at a distance of one and one eighth miles on the dirt track of the Belmont Park racetrack. This race is open to fillies and mares age three and up and it offers $250,000. Go For Wand Handicap started in 1954 and is going to be held for the 56th times in 2009. It is a part of the Breedersâ Cup Challenge series; it was decided that the winner of the 2008 Go For Wand Handicap would automatically be qualified for the Breedersâ Cup Ladiesâ Classic. Earlier, the name of the race was Maskette Stakes from the Hall of Fame filly, Maskette; the name changed to Go For Wand Handicap for the 1990 winner and Hall of Fame inductee, Go For Wand, in 1992.

Go For Wand Handicap Winners
Year Winner Age Trainer Jockey Owner Time
2008 Ginger Punch 5 Rafael Bejarano
2007 Ginger Punch 4 Rafael Bejarano
2006 Spun Sugar 4 Mike Luzzi
2005 Ashado 4 John Velazquez
Go For Wand Handicap Video

2008 Go For Wand Handicap