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Gallant Bloom Handicap

Grade II race
Gallant Bloom Handicap
Location Belmont Park
Elmont, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1994
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Gallant Blloom Handicap at the NYRA
Race information
Distance 6.5 furlongs
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

The Gallant Bloom Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in laste September at Belmont Park on Long Island, New York. A Grade II event open to fillies and mares age three and up, it is contested at a distance of six and a half furlongs on the dirt.

Gallant Bloom won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Two-Year-Old Filly champion of 1968, the 1969 American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly and the 1969 American Champion Older Female Horse. In The Blood-Horse ranking of the top 100 U.S. thoroughbred champions of the 20th Century, Gallant Bloon is ranked #79.

The inaugural race was run at six furlongs in 1994.


Speed record: (at current distance of 6.5 furlongs)

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Patti & Hal Earnhardt III (2008, 2009)








2009 Indian Blessing 4 John Velazquez Bob Baffert Patti & Hal Earnhardt III 1:15.29
2008 Indian Blessing 3 Corey Nakatani Bob Baffert Patti & Hal Earnhardt III 1:16.24
2007 Jazzy 5 Garrett Gomez Mark A. Hennig Team Valor Stable 1:16.71
2006 Great Intentions 6 Javier Castellano Michael E. Hushion Barry K. Schwartz 1:16.13
2005 Umpateedle 6 Aaron Gryder Mark Shuman Michael Gill 1:16.35
2004 Lady Tak 4 John Velazquez Steve Asmussen Heiligbrodt Stable 1:16.04
2003 Harmony Lodge 5 Richard Migliore Todd A. Pletcher Laura & Eugene Melnyk 1:16.20
2002 Nasty Storm 4 Jose A. Santos Dallas Stewart Denny Crum et. al. 1:17.89
2001 Finder's Fee 4 John Velazquez C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1:17.60
2000 Dream Supreme 3 Pat Day William I. Mott Kinsman Stable 1:15.96
1999 Positive Gal 3 Jerry D. Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Bob & Beverly Lewis 1:16.86
1998 Catinca 3 Richard Migliore John C. Kimmel Robert K. Waxman 1:15.60
1997 Top Secret 4 John Velazquez George R. Arnold II John H. Peace 1:16.00
1996 Miss Golden Circle 4 Richard Migliore John C. Kimmel Caesar P. Kimmel 1:16.26
1995 Classy Mirage 5 Jerry D. Bailey Allen H. Jerkens Middletown Stables 1:17.34
1994 Vivano 5 Herb McCauley Howard M. Tesher Sidney L. Port 1:10.93



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