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Mineshaft Handicap

The Mineshaft Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race for four-year-olds and up run at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana early in the year. A Grade III stakes race, it's set at a distance of 1 and one-sixteenth mile on the dirt, and offers a purse of $125,000.

It's named for the fine competitor Mineshaft, now a promising stallion standing at Lane's End Farm.

This race was originally called The Whirlaway Handicap to honor the great Whirlaway.

Past winners

  • 2010 - Stonehouse (6) (Miguel Mena)
  • 2008 - Grasshopper (4) (Robby Albarado) (Magna Graduate came in third.)
  • 2006 - RACE NOT RUN
  • 2004 - Olmodavor (5) (Corey Lanerie)
  • 2003 - Balto Star (5) (Eddie Martin Jr.) ([[Mineshaft (horse)|Mineshaft placed.)
  • 2001 - Include (Maryland's Champion Older Male Horse, 2001. Earner of 13 triple digit Beyer Speed Figures.)
  • 2000 - Take Note of Me (record holder.)
  • 1999 - Precocity
  • 1998 - Moonlight Dancer
  • 1997 - Byars
  • 1996 - Buck's Nephew
  • 1995 - Adhocracy
  • 1994 - Cool Quaker
  • 1993 - West by West (Grade I winner.)
  • 1992 - Irish Swap



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