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Iroquois Stakes (Churchill Downs)

Grade III race
Iroquois Stakes (Churchill Downs)
Location Churchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1982
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.churchilldowns.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification three-years-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse US$150,000


The Iroquois Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race which is the first graded stakes race for Thoroughbred horses on opening day at the Churchill Downs Fall Meet. This first day every fall is devoted entirely to two-year-old racing.

Set at one mile on the dirt track, and open to juveniles only, the Grade III Iroquois offers a purse of $150,000.

The Iroquois (pronounced Ear-Ah-Coy) is named for Iroquois, the first American horse to win the English Epsom Derby.

Past winners

  • 2006 - Tiz Wonderful
  • 2005 - Catcominatcha
  • 2003 - The Cliff's Edge
  • 2002 - Champali
  • 2001 - Harlan's Holiday
  • 2000 - Meetyouathebrig
  • 1999 - Mighty
  • 1998 - Exploit

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