|Grade III race|
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Distance||1½ miles (12 furlongs)|
|Qualification||Three-years-old & up|
The Louisville Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually during the latter part of May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Raced on turf, it is open to horses age three and older and since 2006 has been contested at a distance of 1½ miles (12 furlongs).
The Grade III Louisville Handicap carries a purse of $150,000.
Since its inauguration in 1895, two horses have won this race three times, both accomplishing the rare feet in consecutive years. Chorwon did it from 1997-1999 and Silverfoot from 2004-2006.
Winners since 1996
|2010||Free Fighter||5||Francisco C. Torres||Chris M. Block||Thomas Fedro||2:31.30||12F|
|2009||Brass Hat||8||Calvin Borel||Buff Bradley||Fred Bradley||2:28.44||12F|
|2008||Lattice||4||Robby Albarado||William I. Mott||Claiborne/A. Dilschneider||2:31.13||12F|
|2007||Drilling For Oil||4||Kent Desormeaux||Kenneth McPeek||Lunsford/Robbins III||2:28.35||12F|
|2006||Silverfoot||6||Mark Guidry||Dallas Stewart||Chrysalis Stables||2:16.90||11F|
|2005||Silverfoot||5||Robby Albarado||Dallas Stewart||Chrysalis Stables||2:18.77||11F|
|2004||Silverfoot||4||Robby Albarado||Dallas Stewart||Chrysalis Stables||2:17.63||11F|
|2003||Kim Loves Bucky||6||Shane Sellers||John Glenney||Kim & John Glenney||2:14.00||11F|
|2002||Classic Par DH †||4||Donnie Meche||Merrill R. Scherer||Centaur Farms||2:15.82||11F|
|2002||Pisces DH †||5||Robby Albarado||Kenneth McPeek||Diamond C Stable||2:15.82||11F|
|2001||With Anticipation||6||Jon Court||Jonathan Sheppard||Augustin Stable||2:16.28||11F|
|2000||Buff||5||Shane Sellers||Frank L. Brothers||Claiborne/A. Dilschneider||2:14.31||11F|
|1999||Chorwon||6||Calvin Borel||Hal R. Wiggins||Thomas C. Mueller||2:14.15||11F|
|1998||Chorwon||5||Calvin Borel||Hal R. Wiggins||Thomas C. Mueller||2:17.10||11F|
|1997||Chorwon||4||Calvin Borel||Hal R. Wiggins||Thomas C. Mueller||2:19.45||11F|
|1996||Nash Terrace||4||Donna Barton||W. Elliott Walden||Arnold & Simon Weinstock||2:18.82||11F|
† In 2002, Two Point Two Mill won but was disqualified after an incident in the stretch and set back to eighth place. The disqualification resulted in the Dead Heat.