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Louisville Handicap

Grade III race
Louisville Handicap
Location Churchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1895
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.churchilldowns.com
Race information
Distance 1½ miles (12 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

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.



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