The Bernard Baruch Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in early to mid August at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. The race is for three year olds and up willing to race one and one-eighth miles on the turf and carries a purse of $200,000. This is a Grade II event and is used as a prep for the Breeders' Cup.
First run in 1958, the Bernard Baruch is named for the statesman, an advisor to various Presidents of the United States, and a lover of horses, thoroughbred horse racing, and the life of America's racetracks. In 1975, there was a dead heat for first place between Salt Marsh and War McAllister.