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Fleur de Lis Handicap

Grade II race
Fleur de Lis Handicap
Location Churchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1975
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 1 1/8 miles (9 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $300,000 added

The Fleur de Lis Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in mid-June at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The race is open to filles and mares, age three and up, willing to race one and one-eighth miles on the dirt. This Grade II event carries a purse of $300,000 added.

Since its inaugural running in 1975, the Fleur de Lis Handicap has been contested at various distances:

  • 1 mile (8 furlongs) : 1975-1976
  • 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs) : 1977-1982
  • 1 1/8 miles (9 furlongs ) : 1983-present

Contents

Records

Speed record: (at current distance of 1⅛ miles)

  • 1:48.26 - Heritage of Gold (2000)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Likely Exchange (1978, 1980)

Winners since 1995

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2010 Rachel Alexandra 4 Calvin Borel Steve Asmussen Jess Jackson 1:48.87
2009 Miss Isella 4 Calvin Borel Ian Wilkes Domino Stud 1:49.59
2008 Hystericalady 5 Garrett Gomez Jerry Hollendorfer Rancho San Miguel et al. 1:50.88
2007 Indian Vale 5 John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Melnyk Racing 1:49.12
2006 Happy Ticket 5 Julien Leparoux Andrew Leggio, Jr. Stewart Madison 1:49.23
2005 Two Trail Sioux 4 Pat Day Wallace Dollase D. Winton/J. Gunther 1:48.53
2004 Adoration 5 Victor Espinoza David Hofmans Amerman Racing 1:52.15
2003 You 4 Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1:49.12
2002 Spain 5 Jorge Chavez D. Wayne Lukas The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:49.64
2001 Saudi Poetry 4 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:49.27
2000 Heritage of Gold 5 Shane Sellers Thomas M. Amoss Jack Garey 1:48.26
1999 Banshee Breeze 4 Robby Albarado Carl Nafzger Jayeff B. Stable/J. Tafel 1:50.02
1998 Escena 5 Shane Sellers William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson 1:50.19
1997 Gold 'n Delicious 4 Calvin Borel Bobby C. Barnett John A. Franks 1:52.87
1996 Serena's Song 4 Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Robert & Beverly Lewis 1:50.30
1995 Fit To Lead 5 Shane Sellers Richard Mandella J. Colbert/R. D. Hubbard 1:51.59

Earlier winners

  • 1994 - Trishyde
  • 1993 - Quilma
  • 1992 - Bungalow
  • 1991 - Maskra's Lady
  • 1990 - A Penny Is A Penny
  • 1989 - Stoneleigh's Hope
  • 1988 - Lt. Lao
  • 1987 - Infinidad
  • 1986 - Queen Alexandra
  • 1985 - Straight Edition
  • 1984 - Heatherten
  • 1983 - Try Something New
  • 1982 - Classic Ambition
  • 1981 - Forever Cordial
  • 1980 - Likely Exchange
  • 1979 - Table the Rumor
  • 1978 - Likely Exchange
  • 1977 - Go On Dreaming
  • 1976 - Pago Hop
  • 1975 - Bundler


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