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River City Handicap

Grade III race
River City Handicap
Location Churchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1978
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Churchill Downs
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

The River City Handicap is a Grade IIIT race on the turf run at Churchill Downs for Thoroughbred horses aged three-years-old and up at a distance of one and one eighth miles (9 furlongs). The River City runs on the day after Thanksgiving on a card which includes the prestigious Clark Handicap, a race as old as the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks.

In its 33rd running in 2010, the River City offers a purse of $200,000.

Past winners

  • 2009 - Rahystrada (5) (Leandro Goncalves)
  • 2008 - Karelian/Demarcation (Karelian/6, Demarcation/4) (Bill Troilo on Karelian, Jesus Castanon Demarcation) dead heat
  • 2004 – G P Fleet (4) (Jose Martinez Jr.)
  • 2003 – Hard Buck (4) (Brice Blanc)
  • 2002 - Dr. Kashnikow (5) (Robby Albarado)
  • 2001 - Dr. Kashnikow (4) (Robby Albarado)
  • 1999 - Comic Strip
  • 1998 - Wild Event
  • 1997 - Same Old Wish
  • 1996 - Same Old Wish
  • 1995 - Homing Pigeon
  • 1994 - Lindon Lime
  • 1993 - Secretos Hideaway
  • 1992 - Cozzene's Prince

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