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Iroquois Handicap

The Iroquois Handicap run at Belmont Park on Long Island, New York in the fall of the year, is a 7 furlong race for Thoroughbred fillies and mares, aged 3 and up, that are New York-bred. It offers a purse of $125,000.

Set at a mile and an eighth before 1981, at a mile from 1981 to 1984, a mile and 70 yards from 1985 to 1987, at six furlongs from 1989 to 1993, it is now at six furlongs. In 1996, it ran at Aqueduct Racetrack.

The Iroquois Handicap is named for the Iroquois Indian Nation that still inhabits some of the region that now includes central New York State. It might well also be named for the first American horse to win the English Epsom Derby, Iroquois, son of Leamington who also fathered Longfellow.

Past winners

  • 2003 : Princess Dixie - (Mike Luzzi)
  • 2000 : Biogio's Rose - (Norberto Arroyo, Jr.)
  • 1998 : Key Cents - (John Velazquez)
  • 1996 : Lottsa Talc - (Frank Alvarado)
  • 1995 : Lottsa Talc - (Diane Nelson)
  • 1994 : Lottsa Talc - (Frank Alvarado)
  • 1991 : Northern Willy - (Julio Pezula)
  • 1990 : Jack Betta Be Rite - (Dennis Saul)
  • 1986 : Anniron - (Robert W. Cook)
  • 1983 : Chaldea - (Jean-Luc Samyn)
  • 1982 : Belle Borne - (Angel Cordero, Jr.)


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