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Orchid Handicap

Grade III race
Orchid Handicap
Location Gulfstream Park
Hallandale Beach, Florida
Inaugurated 1965
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.gulfstreampark.com
Race information
Distance 1½ miles (12 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Four-year-olds & up
Weight Handicap
Purse $150,000

The Orchid Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The Grade III turf race is open to fillies and mares, aged four and up. Raced at the end of March/early April, it is run over a distance of 1½ miles (12 furlongs) and currently offers a purse of $150,000.

In 2006, the Orchid Handicap was downgraded from a Grade II event.

Records

Speed record:

  • 2:23.07 - Honey Ryder (2005)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Honey Ryder (2005, 2006)

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Orchid Handicap since 1999

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2010 Speak Easy Gal 4 Elvis Trujillo Marty Wolfson Farnsworth Stables 2:28.46
2009 Dress Rehearsal 4 Kent Desormeaux William I. Mott Swettenham Stud 2:29.77
2008 Hostess 5 John Velazquez H. James Bond William Clifton Jr. 2:25.83
2007 Safari Queen 5 Chris DeCarlo Todd A. Pletcher Arindel Farm 2:25.17
2006 Honey Ryder 5 John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Glencrest Farm LLC 2:23.07
2005 Honey Ryder 4 John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Glencrest Farm LLC 2:27.15
2004 Meridiana 4 Edgar Prado Christophe Clement Jon & Sarah Kelly 2:26.99
2003 Tweedside 5 Rene Douglas Todd A. Pletcher E. & L. Melnyk 2:32.36
2002 Julie Jalouse 4 Jose A. Santos Christophe Clement Skymarc Farm 2:25.89
2001 Innuendo 6 Jerry D. Bailey Christophe Clement Gerald W. Leigh 2:25.24
2000 Lisieux Rose 6 Jose A. Santos Christophe Clement Moyglare Stud Farm 2:25.64
1999 Coretta 5 Jose A. Santos Christophe Clement Gerald W. Leigh 2:23.85

Earlier winners

  • 1998 - Colonial Play
  • 1997 - Golden Pond
  • 1996 - Memories
  • 1995 - Exchange
  • 1994 - Trampoli
  • 1993 - Fairy Garden
  • 1992 - Crockadore
  • 1991 - Star Standing
  • 1990 - Coolawin
  • 1989 - Gaily Gaily
  • 1988 - Beauty Cream
  • 1987 - Anka Germania
  • 1986 - Videogenic
  • 1985 - Pretty Perfect
  • 1984 - Sbin
  • 1983 - Sweetest Chant
  • 1982 - Blush
  • 1981 - Draw In
  • 1980 - Just A Game
  • 1979 - Sans Arc
  • 1978 - Time For Pleasure
  • 1977 - Copano
  • 1976 - Deesse du Val
  • 1974 - Dogtooth Violet
  • 1973 - Deb Marion
  • 1972 - Evening Bag
  • 1971 - Swoons Flower
  • 1970 - PatteeCanyon
  • 1969 - Spire
  • 1968 - Chriscinca
  • 1967 - Indian Sunlite
  • 1966 - Chalina
  • 1965 - Vassar Grad




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