Keyword: Louisville Handicap

  • Shaman Ghost with jockey Javier Castellano up duels with Dolphus ridden by Rajiv Maragh to capture the win in the 47th running of The Pimlico Special held Friday May 19, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland.

    The Week in Photos 5/23/2017

    Preakness, Dixie, Black-Eyed Susan, Kona Gold, Eclipse, Maryland Sprint, Gallorette, Adena Springs Miss Preakness, Pimlico Special, Allaire DuPont Distaff, Louisville Handicap, Matron, Selene, Japanese Oaks and more.

  • Walkabout  gets the victory in the Matron

    Walkabout, Some in Tieme Win Churchill Stakes

    Janis Whitham homebred Walkabout secured her first stakes win when she rallied from ninth place and 15 1/2 lengths back under jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. to secure a neck victory in the $100,000 Matron Stakes (G3) May 20 at Churchill Downs.

  • Xtra Luck rolls to victory in the Louisville Handicap.

    Xtra Luck Goes Distance for Louisville Win

    Michele and Cliff Love's Xtra Luck took over from pacesetter Majestic Harbor in early stretch and held his command for a comfortable win in the $100,000 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) May 23 at Churchill Downs

  • After the Wire: Sheepshead Bay Stakes

    Evan Hammonds recaps several turf races from the weekend, including the Sheepshead Bay Stakes, Louisville Handicap, and Whittingham Stakes.

  • War Dancer (right) outfights Suntracer to win the Louisville Handicap.

    War Dancer Prevails in Louisville Thriller

    After an intense duel down the Churchill Downs stretch, odds-on favorite War Dancer thrust his head in front of Suntracer at the finish line and won the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) May 24.

  • 2013 Virginia Derby winner War Dancer is the 118-pound highweight in the Louisville Handicap.

    War Dancer Highweight in Louisville Handicap

    War Dancer, winner of the 2013 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) and runner-up in last month's Elkhorn (gr. IIT) at Keeneland, is the 118-pound highweight May 24 in the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Dark Cove won the Elkorn by 4 1/4 lengths on April 26.

    Distance Key for Dark Cove in Louisville 'Cap

    After going the distance for his first career graded stakes win on the Keeneland Race Course turf, Dark Cove will try to do the same on the Churchill Downs green in the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) May 25.

  • Musketier, who won the 2011 Singspiel, tries for a repeat in 2012.

    Attfield Duo Heads Singspiel Stakes

    Hall of Fame trainer has 2009 and 2011 Singspiel Stakes (Can-IIIT) winner Musketier and recent Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) victor Simmard for the 1 1/2-mile test on Queen's Plate undercard.

  • Keertana (rail) takes the Louisville Handicap by a nose over Bearpath (outside) and Guys Reward.

    Keertana Turns Back Boys in Louisville 'Cap

    In a thrilling photo finish in which three horses were separated by the narrowest of margins, it was the 5-year-old mare Keertana who prevailed over her male rivals in the $111,200 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill.

  • THS: Louisville Handicap 2011

    Tom, Evan and Tim Holland briefly recap the Preakness Stakes, examine the Louisville Handicap and give a shout out to a special horse.

  • Free Fighter takes the Louisville Handicap under Francisco Torres.

    Free Fighter Liberates Louisville Handicap

    Free Fighter seized the lead from Eagle Poise coming into the stretch and drew off in the lane to produce a determined upset at odds of 12-1 in the $113,800 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs May 22.

  • THS: Louisville Handicap

    Jason, Tom, and Rich Nilsen of twinspires.com preview the Louisville Handicap (gr. III).

  • Brass Hat powers to victory in the Louisville Handicap under Calvin Borel.

    Brass Hat Recaptures Magic in Louisville 'Cap

    Fred Bradley's resilient 8-year-old gelding Brass Hat entered the $111,800 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) without a victory since September 2007 and winless in seven career starts on the grass. But with red-hot jockey Calvin Borel on his back, the gelded son of Prized returned to the winner's circle by roaring down the stretch and getting up in the final strides.

  • Lattice takes the Louisville Handicap under Robby Albarado.

    Lattice Loves Louisville 'Cap Length

    In the $150,000 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs, Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's homebred Lattice got an extension to the 1 1/2-mile distance, a confident ride from jockey Robby Albarado, and a soft pace to run at courtesy of Transduction Gold. Those factors were all he needed to put together a winning run.

  • The popular gelding Brass Hat will make the 25th start of his career in the Louisville Handicap at Churchill Downs.

    Brass Hat to Run in Louisville 'Cap

    On May 24, while reporters trace the every move of Triple Crown contender Big Brown, a hard-knocking 7-year-old gelding will make the 25th start of his career in the $150,000 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs. And although the racing industry looks to a 3-year-old runner to attract nationwide fans, the reality is that Fred Bradley's Brass Hat is an equally intriguing horse to follow.

  • Hat Trick in Louisville Handicap for Silverfoot

    Silverfoot, ridden by Mark Guidry, shot between horses in the final sixteenth to gain the lead in the final strides and edge clear for a neck victory over Ramazutti in the 69th running of the $108,400 grade III Louisville Handicap for three-year-olds and up, the Memorial Day feature race at Churchill Downs.

  • Silverfoot Seeks Three-Peat in Louisville 'Cap

    Chrysalis Racing's Silverfoot will attempt to extend a pair of notable winning streaks when the 6-year-old gray gelding faces five opponents in Monday's $100,000-added Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Easy win in Louisville Breeders' Cup H'cap by Oonagh Maccool gives trainer Todd Pletcher his fourth winner in four tries on the day.

    Pletcher Gets Hotter with Oonagh Maccool

    It is Todd Pletcher day at Churchill Downs Friday. When he sent out Oonagh Maccool to an easy win in the $271,000 Louisville Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares, the trainer was notching his fourth winner of the day...and that's from four races in which he had runners.

  • Sizzling Oonagh Maccool Favored in Louisville

    Irish-bred Oonagh Maccool, who romped to victory in her last start for trainer Todd Pletcher, breaks from the rail as the 5-2 morning line favorite in the $300,000 Louisville Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs Friday.

  • Rapid Proof Must Answer Distance Question

    Rapid Proof brings the best form into Monday's $100,000-added Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs. But he must answer a major distance question if he is to defeat six rivals in the 1 3/8-mile event on the Matt Winn Turf Course.

  • Silverfoot Squeezes Out Louisville 'Cap Victory

    Silverfoot, with Robby Albarado aboard, squeezed through tight quarters at the top of the stretch, then powered down the lane to nip Rochester at the wire for a nose victory in the $112,400 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) on Memorial Day at Churchill Downs.

  • Kim Loves Bucky, winning the Louisville Handicap.

    Kim Loves Bucky Captures Louisville Handicap

    Kim Glenney's homebred Kim Loves Bucky, with Shane Sellers riding, overcame pacesetting Quest Star in the stretch and held off closing Rochester to capture Saturday's $112,000 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Dr. Brendler Won't Run in Louisville Handicap

    The field for Saturday's Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) was reduced by one on Friday when trainer Graham Motion decided against shipping Dr. Brendler from his Maryland base to Churchill Downs for the race.

  • Wiggins Hopes Late Kick Carries Red Mountain

    Trainer Hal Wiggins, who captured the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) with three straight heart-pounding victories with Chorwon, starts Dolphis Morrison's Red Mountain against eight rivals Saturday in the $100,000-added fixture at Churchill Downs.

  • Pisces, shown winning the Appleton Handicap, finished in a dead heat for second with Classic Par in the Louisville Handicap. The pair were moved up to first following the disqualification of the winner.

    DQ Results in Dead Heat in Louisville Handicap

    Two Point Two Mill, a 67-1 longshot, won the $115,500 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Churchill Downs turf course Saturday but was disqualified for an incident in the stretch resulting in a dead heat for the win in the 1 3/8-mile feature race.