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Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap

Grade I race
Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, United States
Inaugurated 1960
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Four-year-olds & up
Weight Handicap
Purse $300,000

The Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run in early March at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Open to horses four years of age and older, it is raced over a distance of one mile (1.6 km). The Grade I race currently offers a purse of $300,000.

Inaugurated in 1960 as the Arcadia Handicap, it was raced at a distance of 1¼ miles until 1987. In 1972, the distance at which it was raced was "about" 1¼ miles. In 1975, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1995, the race was run on dirt.

The race was open to three-year-olds and up in 1962.

In 2010, Proviso became the first female to win the Kilroe in 51 runnings.


Time record: (on turf at current distance of 1 mile)

  • 1:31.89 - Atticus (1997)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Ga Hai (1975, 1976)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Laguna Seca (1975, 1976)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Frank E. Kilroe Mile







2010 Proviso 5 Mike E. Smith Bill Mott Juddmonte Farm 1:35.31
2009 Gio Ponti 4 Ramon Dominguez Christophe Clement Castleton Lyons 1:33.65
2008 Ever a Friend 5 Tyler Baze Mike R. Mitchell Steve & Jeff Ustin/Dan Capen 1:33.37
2007 Kip Deville 4 Richard Migliore Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. IEAH Stables et al. 1:33.88
2006 Milk It Mick 5 Kent Desormeaux James M. Cassidy Paul Dixon 1:34.49
2005 Leroidesanimaux 5 Jon Court Robert J. Frankel TNT Stud 1:33.89
2004 Sweet Return 4 Gary L. Stevens Ron McAnally Red Oak Stable 1:33.87
2003 Redattore 8 Alex Solis Richard Mandella Luis A. Taunay 1:34.94
2002 Decarchy 5 Kent Desormeaux Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:34.04
2001 Road to Slew 6 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Craig Dollase Nick Cafarchia 1:35.96
2000 Commitisize 5 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Mike Pegram 1:36.61
1999 Lord Smith 4 Garrett Gomez Bruce Jackson Boich, Kruse & Kruse 1:34.53
1998 Hawksley Hill 5 Pat Day Neil Drysdale David & Jill Heerensperger 1:34.84
1997 Atticus 5 Corey Nakatani Richard Mandella La Presle Farm 1:31.89
1996 Tychonic 6 Gary L. Stevens Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:35.52
1995 College Town 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Melvin F. Stute David N. Brown 1:40.62
1994 Megan's Interco 5 Corey Black Jenine Sahadi Milton M. Bronson 1:33.86
1993 Leger Cat 7 Corey Nakatani Richard Mandella Allred & Hubbard 1:34.19
1992 Fly Till Dawn 6 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Darrell Vienna Josephine T. Gleis 1:34.69
1991 Madjaristan 5 Ed Delahoussaye Neil Drysdale Clover Racing Stable et al. 1:33.20
1990 Prized 4 Ed Delahoussaye Neil Drysdale Meadowbrook Farms et al. 1:34.40
1989 Bello Horizonte 6 Ed Delahoussaye Richard J. Lundy Allen E. Paulson 1:36.20
1988 Mohamed Abdu 4 Ed Delahoussaye Richard Mulhall Meyer & Markovic et al. 1:37.00
1987 Thrill Show 4 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Bradley, Duchossois et al. 1:36.00
1986 Strawberry Road 7 Gary L. Stevens Charles Whittingham A.E. Paulson/Summa Stable 2:03.40
1985 Fatih 5 Bill Shoemaker Hector O. Palma Ginji Yasuda 1:59.60
1984 Sir Pele 5 Rafael Meza Laz Barrera Aaron U. Jones 2:01.20
1983 Manantial 5 Kenny Black Lee Rossi Carl J. Maggio 2:03.40
1982 Perrault 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Charles Whittingham Baron T. van Zuylen 2:04.60
1981 Premier Ministre 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Laz Barrera Dolly Green 2:02.60
1980 Henschel 6 Bill Shoemaker John W. Russell Fred W. Hooper 1:58.80
1979 Fluorescent Light 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Angel Penna, Sr. Ogden Mills Phipps 2:03.60
1978 Exceller 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Charles Whittingham Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:01.20
1977 Caucasus 5 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Cardiff Stud Farm 2:00.00
1976 Ga Hai 5 Fernando Toro Gene Cleveland Laguna Seca 2:00.40
1975 Ga Hai 4 Jacinto Vasquez Gene Cleveland Laguna Seca 2:07.00
1974 Court Ruling 4 Braulio Baeza W. Preston King Milton Polinger 2:01.20
1973 River Buoy 8 Donald R. Pierce J. Look 16 Ton Stable et al. 2:02.80
1973 Kobuk King 7 Jerry Lambert Ron McAnally Allegre Stable 2:02.80
1972 Buzkashi 5 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Everett-Tally 2:00.80
1972 Knight in Armor 5 Donald R. Pierce Buster Millerick Robert A. Cass 2:01.80
1971 Daryl's Joy 5 Johnny Sellers Charles Whittingham Robert K. C. Goh 1:59.60
1970 Royal Dynasty 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Melvin F. Stute G. K. Collins 2:06.80
1969 Rivet 5 Merlin Volzke Dale Landers Pierce Doty 2:03.20
1968 Nashua Pilot 4 Johnny Sellers L. G. Culver John D. Askew 2:00.00
1967 Fleet Host 4 Angel Pineda Ray Priddy Westerly Stud 1:59.80
1966 Tudor Frame 4 Jerry Lambert Lou Carno Silver Creek Ranch, Inc. 2:02.80
1965 Cedar Key 5 Bill Shoemaker Don McCoy Jerry Basta 2:00.80
1964 Mr. Consistency 6 Kenneth Church James I. Nazworthy Ann Peppers 1:58.60
1963 The Axe II 5 Pete Moreno Robert L. Wheeler Greentree Stable 2:04.20
1962 Art Market 4 Ismael Valenzuela Hirsch Jacobs Jerome Fendrick 2:01.00
1961 Wolfram 5 John L. Rotz Burley Parke Harbor View Farm 2:01.00
1960 American Comet 4 Tommy Barrow Martin L. Fallon C. W. Smith Ent., Inc. 2:04.40

*Note: Run in two divisions in 1972 and 1973.



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