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Falls City Handicap

Grade II race
Falls City Handicap
Location Churchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1875
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.churchilldowns.com
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000 added

The Falls City Handicap is a Thoroughbred horse race run annually near the end of November at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. A Grade II event, the race is open to fillies and mares, age three and up, willing to race one and one-eighth miles on the dirt.

Records

  • 1:48.85 - Silent Eskimo (1999)

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Winners

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2009 Serenading 5 Julien Leparoux Josie Carroll John and Glen Sikura 1:50.66
2008 Miss Isella 3 Calvin Borel Ian R. Wilkes Domino Stud 1:50.78
2007 Kettleoneup 4 Calvin Borel Michael A. Tomlinson Tom Crouch 1:50.28
2006 Ermine 3 Eddie Castro Ronny W. Werner Oxbow racing LLC 1:49.90
2005 Indian Vale 3 John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Melnyk racing 1:50.25
2004 Halory Leigh 4 Eddie Martin Jr. Dale L. Romans J. Crawford/M. Gannon/C. Grask 1:51.81
2003 Lead Story 4 Calvin Borel Carl Nafzger A. Stevens Miles, Jr. 1:51.23
2002 Allamerican Bertie 3 Pat Day Steve Flint Bert, Elaine & Richard Klein 1:49.60
2001 Forest Secrets 3 Craig Perret John & Donna Ward Debby M. Oxley 1:49.49
2000 Bordelaise 5 Pat Day William I. Mott Haras Santa Maria de Araras 1:50.01
1999 Silent Eskimo 4 Calvin Borel Bobby C. Barnett John A. Franks 1:48.85
1998 Tomisues Delight 4 Shane Sellers Neil J. Howard Stephen C. Hilbert 1:51.00

Earlier winners

  • 1997 - Feasibility Study
  • 1996 - Halo America
  • 1994 - Alcovy
  • 1993 - Gray Cashmere
  • 1992 - Bungalow
  • 1991 - Screen Prospect
  • 1990 - Screen Prospect
  • 1989 - Degenerate Gal
  • 1988 - Top Corsage
  • 1987 - Royal Cielo
  • 1986 - Queen Alexandra
  • 1985 - Donut's Pride
  • 1984 - Pretty Perfect
  • 1983 - Narrate
  • 1982 - Mezimica
  • 1981 - Safe Play
  • 1980 - Sweet Audrey
  • 1979 - Holy Mount
  • 1978 - Navajo Princess
  • 1977 - Time For Pleasure
  • 1976 - Hope of Glory
  • 1975 - Flama Ardiente
  • 1973 - Delta Empress
  • 1972 - Fairway Flyer
  • 1971 - Strider
  • 1970 - Mistong
  • 1969 - Yes Sir
  • 1968 - TV's Princess
  • 1967 - Amerigo Lady
  • 1965 - De Cathy
  • 1963 - Alecee
  • 1958 - Bornastar
  • 1957 - Leallah
  • 1955 - Oil Painting
  • 1954 - Gala Fete
  • 1953 - Gala Fete
  • 1952 - Peu-A-Peu
  • 1951 - Dickie Sue
  • 1950 - Our Request
  • 1949 - Brownian
  • 1948 - Jack's Jill
  • 1947 - Say Blue
  • 1946 - Miss Balladier
  • 1945 - Jack's Jill
  • 1944 - Traffic Court
  • 1943 - Burgoo Maid
  • 1942 - Pig Tails
  • 1941 - Misty Isle
  • 1928-1940 - no race
  • 1927 - Rhinock
  • 1926 - Rothermel
  • 1925 - Deeming
  • 1923 - Guest of Honor
  • 1922 - Chatterton
  • 1921 - Bit of White
  • 1920 - Woodtrap
  • 1919 - King Gorin
  • 1918 - Last Coin
  • 1917 - Vogue
  • 1916 - Kathleen
  • 1915 - Prince Hermis
  • 1914 - Leochares
  • 1913 - Wilhite
  • 1912 - Buckhorn
  • 1910 - Melisande
  • 1893 - 1909 - no race
  • 1892 - Wadsworth
  • 1885 - 1891 - no race
  • 1884 - Chance
  • 1882 - Freeland
  • 1878 - 1881 - no race
  • 1877 - Flying Locust
  • 1876 - Red Coat
  • 1875 - Camargo




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