New Orleans Handicap

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New Orleans Handicap
Grade II race
Location Fair Grounds Race Course
New Orleans, Louisiana United States
Inaugurated 1924
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.fairgroundsracecourse.com
Race information
Distance 1 18 miles (9 furlongs)
Surface Dirt
Track left-handed
Qualification Four-years-old & up
Weight Weight-For-Age
Purse $400,000

The New Orleans Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana. Open to horses four years old and up, the race is run at a distance of one and one-eighth miles on the dirt. It currently offers a purse of $400,000.

Due to flooding as a result of Hurricane Katrina, the 2006 edition of the New Orleans Handicap was run at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Historical notes[edit]

Wild Again, the winner of the first Breeders' Cup Classic, took this race in 1984, and Mineshaft won this race during his 2003 Horse of the Year campaign.

Records[edit]

Speed record: (at current distance of 1 18 miles)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Marriage (1943, 1944)
  • 2 - Tenacious (1958, 1959)
  • 2 - Honor Medal (1987, 1988)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade
2016 S'maverlous 6 Jose Lezcano Michael J. Maker Gata Racing Stable 118 Miles 1:50.06 $400,000 II
2015 Call Me George 5 James Graham Grant T. Forster Joiner/Bond/Curry 118 Miles 1:51.07 $400,000 II
2014 Palace Malice 4 Mike E. Smith Todd Pletcher Dogwood Stable 118 Miles 1:48.93 $400,000 II
2013 Graydar 5 Edgar Prado Todd Pletcher Twin Creeks Racing 118 Miles 1:49.16 $400,000 II
2012 Nates Mineshaft 5 Jesse M. Campbell Austin K. Smith Windy Hills Farm 118 Miles 1:47.64 $400,000 II
2011 Mission Impazible 4 Garrett K. Gomez Todd Pletcher Twin Creeks Racing 118 Miles 1:49.02 $400,000 II
2010 Battle Plan 5 Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher Overbrook Farm 118 Miles 1:49.33 $300,000 II
2009 Macho Again 4 Robby Albarado Dallas Stewart West Point Thoroughbreds 118 Miles 1:50.21 $500,000 II
2008 Circular Quay 4 Garrett Gomez Todd A. Pletcher Michael & Doreen Tabor 118 Miles 1:49.80 $500,000 II
2007 Master Command 5 John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Aaron & Marie Jones 118 Miles 1:49.89 $500,000 II
2006 Brass Hat 5 Willie Martinez William B. Bradley Fred F. Bradley 118 Miles 1:51.35 $400,000 II
2005 Badge of Silver 5 Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey 118 Miles 1:48.78 $500,000 II
2004 Peace Rules 4 Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 118 Miles 1:48.61 $500,000 II
2003 Mineshaft 4 Robby Albarado Neil J. Howard William S. Farish III et al. 118 Miles 1:48.92 $500,000 II
2002 Parade Leader 5 Corey Lanerie Neil J. Howard W. Farish & J. Hudson, Jr. 118 Miles 1:50.44 $500,000 II
2001 Include 4 Jerry Bailey Bud Delp Robert E. Meyerhoff 118 Miles 1:49.00 $500,000 II
2000 Allen's Oop 5 Eddie Martin, Jr. Dallas Keen James D. Jackson 118 Miles 1:48.80 $500,000 III
1999 Precocity 5 Willie Martinez Bobby C. Barrett John A. Franks 118 Miles 1:49.00 $500,000 III
1998 Phantom On Tour 4 Larry Melancon Lynn S. Whiting W. Cal Partee 118 Miles 1:48.13 $500,000 III
1997 Isitingood 6 David Flores Bob Baffert Mike Pegram & Terry Henn 118 Miles 1:48.40 $500,000 III
1996 Scotts Scoundrel 4 Ronald Ardoin Bret Thomas Virgil Huskey 118 Miles 1:49.80 III
1995 Concern 4 Mike E. Smith Richard W. Small Robert E. Meyerhoff 118 Miles 1:49.40 III
1994 Brother Brown 4 Pat Day Ron Goodridge Bowline & Cohrs 118 Miles 1:48.80 III
1993 Latin American 5 Garrett Gomez Robert Marshall Robert Marshall 118 Miles 1:49.20 III
1992 Jarraar 5 Bobby Walker, Jr. Thomas M. Amoss Sapphire Reg. Stb. & R. Colton 118 Miles 1:48.80 III
1991 Silver Survivor 5 Larry Melancon Glenn Hild Carolyn Manning 118 Miles 1:50.00 III
1990 Festive 5 Bobby Walker, Jr. Thomas M. Amoss John A. Franks 118 Miles 1:50.40 III
1989 Galba 5 Antonio Castanon Neil D. Drysdale Clover Racing Stables 118 Miles 1:51.20 II
1988 Honor Medal 7 Pat Day Neil D. Drysdale Lettuce Farm 118 Miles 1:50.00 II
1987 Honor Medal 6 Russell Baze Neil D. Drysdale Lettuce Farm 118 Miles 1:52.20 II
1986 Herat 4 Rafael Meza Jack Van Berg Jack Van Berg 114 Mile 2:01.80 II
1985 Westheimer 4 Larry Snyder William I. Mott Mike Rutherford 114 Mile 2:01.80 II
1984 Wild Again 4 Pat Day Vincent Timphony Black Chip Stables 114 Mile 2:02.00 II
1983 Listcapade 4 E. J. Perrodin Dewey Smith Dorothy Dorsett Brown 114 Mile 2:03.20 II
1982 It's The One 5 Walter Guerra Laz Barrera Flying Horse Stable, et al. 114 Mile 2:01.80 II
1981 Sun Catcher 4 Alonzo Guajardo Dianne Carpenter Sundance Stable 114 Mile 2:03.40 II
1980 Pool Court 5 Ronald Ardoin Harry Trotsek Al Wagner & Ed Seltzer 114 Mile 2:04.60 III
1979 A Letter To Harry 5 Ed Delahoussaye John T. Oxley R. F. Salmon 114 Mile 2:02.60 III
1978 Life's Hope 5 Chris McCarron Laz Barrera Harbor View Farm 114 Mile 2:02.20 $122,500 III
1977 Tudor Tambourine 4 Angelo Trosclair Joseph E. Broussard C. Cohen & R. Fertel 118 Miles 1:49.80 III
1976 Master Derby 4 Darrel McHargue Smiley Adams Golden Chance Farm 118 Miles 1:50.00 $100,000 III
1975 Lord Rebeau 4 Carlos H. Marquez William Hightower Paul Cresci 118 Miles 1:50.60 $100,000 III
1974 Smooth Dancer 4 Larry Adams John O. Meaux Harvey Peltier 118 Miles 1:50.60 $75,000 III
1973 Combat Ready 4 Leroy Moyers David Erb Albert Stall 118 Miles 1:51.00 III
1972 Urgent Message 4 Gene St. Leon Jose A. Martin Gustave Ring 118 Miles 1:49.80
1971 Rio Bravo 5 Fernando Valdizan Dewey Smith T. Allie & J. E. Grissom 118 Miles 1:48.80 $75,000
1970 Etony 5 Phil Rubbico George Geier Sam Gray & George Schmeideskamp 118 Miles 1:49.20 $75,000
1969 Miracle Hill 5 Dave Whited Dewey Smith T. Allie & J. E. Grissom 118 Miles 1:54.80 $70,700
1968 Diplomat Way 4 Leroy Moyers John O. Meaux Harvey Peltier 118 Miles 1:49.20 $63,800
1967 Cabildo 4 Jimmy Combest Alcee Richard Dorothy Dorsett Brown 118 Miles 1:49.60 $69,100
1966 Just About 4 Leroy Moyers Jack M. Bradley Alice E. Hill 118 Miles 1:48.80 $77,000
1965 Valiant Man 6 Bobby Ussery Joseph H. Pierce, Jr Ed & Harry Seltzer 118 Miles 1:49.20 $64,000
1964 Green Hornet 5 Ray Broussard Alcee Richard Dorothy Dorsett Brown 118 Miles 1:50.20 $61,500
1963 Endymion 4 Jimmy Nichols Sylvester Veitch George D. Widener, Jr. 118 Miles 1:51.40
1962 Yorktown 5 Jimmy Nichols Sylvester Veitch George D. Widener, Jr. 118 Miles 1:50.60 $50,000
1961 Greek Star 6 Ray Broussard Charles V. Reynolds Sidney M. Barton 118 Miles 1:49.80 $58,150
1960 Tudor Era 7 Robert Stevenson Arnold N. Winick Mrs. Herbert Herff 118 Miles 1:50.80 $58,900
1959 Tenacious 5 Ray Broussard John B. Theall Dorothy Dorsett Brown 118 Miles 1:50.20 $62,500
1958 Tenacious 4 Ray Broussard John B. Theall Dorothy Dorsett Brown 118 Miles 1:51.00 $61,900
1957 Kingmaker 4 Sam Boulmetis, Sr. William C. Winfrey Happy Hill Farm 118 Miles 1:50.20 $60,600
1956 Find 6 Eric Guerin William C. Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 118 Miles 1:52.40 $63,900
1955 Sea O' Erin 4 Kenneth Church Harry Trotsek Hasty House Farms 118 Miles 1:50.20 $62,900
1954 Grover B 5 Paul J. Bailey Thomas P. Morgan Thomas P. Morgan 118 Miles 1:52.00 $50,000
1953 Smoke Screen 6 Gerald Porch Conn McCreary Reverie Knolls Farm 1116 Miles 1:44.00 $50,000
1952 Oil Capitol 5 Kenneth Church Harry Trotsek Hasty House Farms 1116 Miles 1:44.20 $25,000
1951 Mount Marcy 6 Kenneth Church Sylvester Veitch C. V. Whitney 1116 Miles 1:44.80 $25,000
1950 Red Camelia 4 Pat Milligan John B. Theall Dorothy Dorsett Brown 1116 Miles 1:49.40 $25,000
1949 My Request 4 Claude Erickson James P. Conway Mrs. Ben F. Whitaker 1116 Miles 1:44.40 $25,000
1948 Star Reward 4 Steve Brooks Jack C. Hodgins Dixiana Farm 1116 Miles 1:48.80 $25,000
1947 Earshot 4 Frank S. Moon Arthur F. Skelton William G. Helis 1116 Miles 1:44.80 $25,000
1946 Hillyer Court 4 Willie Lee Johnson Ken Force, Jr. Bernard Seroy 1116 Miles 1:45.20 $25,000
1945 no race
1944 Marriage 8 Jesse Higley Rene A. Coward Rene A. Coward & Carl L. Dupuy 1116 Miles 1:45.00 $25,000
1943 Marriage 7 Arthur Craig Rene A. Coward Rene A. Coward & Carl L. Dupuy 1116 Miles 1:43.80 $28,000
1942 no race
1941 no race
1940 Rough Diamond 8 Arnold Sorsen Clyde Troutt Clyde Troutt 1116 Miles 1:49.20 $1,200
1939 Chance Sweet 4 Johnny Oros not found Eugene Drillon 1116 Miles 1:46.80 $1,500
1938 Novelette 3 Vincent Nodarse Clyde Troutt Clyde Troutt 1116 Miles 1:47.00 $2,000
1937 Skeeter 3 Frank Ritz Charles S. Bancroft Charles S. Bancroft 1 Mile 1:41.80 $1,500
1936 Julia Grant 4 Homer Spears Rene A. Coward Rene A. Coward 1m, 70 yds 1:47.40
1935 Jesting 5 Young Chester J. Bild Chester J. Bild 1 Mile 1:39.40 $600
1934 Slapped 4 Leon "Buddy" Haas Ben A. Jones Leonard Wilson 118 Miles 1:53.60 $2,000
1933 Rocky News 5 Johnny Kacala Joseph F. Patterson Audley Farm 1116 Miles 1:52.60 $2,000
1932 Spanish Play 4 Charles Landolt C. H. Knebelkamp C. H. Knebelkamp & Richard S. Morris 118 Miles 1:54.80 $2,000
1931 Jimmy Moran 4 Eugene James Mose Goldblatt Mose Goldblatt 1116 Miles 1:45.80 $10,775
1930 Donnay 4 Eddie Steffan Frank M. Taylor Rancocas Stable 1116 Miles 1:45.20 $12,225
1929 Vermajo 3 Anthony Pascuma Charles E. Durnell Three D's Stock Farm 1116 Miles 1:46.40 $42,100
1928 Justice F 4 Anthony Pascuma Doc Riddle William Daniel 1116 Miles 1:45.80 $70,000
1927 Cotlogomor 5 Charles Allen Al G. Woodman Coventry Stable 1116 Miles 1:50.20 $50,000
1926 Nurmi 3 J. Thomas Clyde Phillips Greentree Stable 1116 Miles 1:47.00 $39,000
1925 Quatrain 3 Edgar Legere T. J. Herman Frederick Johnson 1116 Miles 1:44.60 $25,000
1924 Fredericktown 3 Ivan Parke W. H. Fizer Henry Stark 1 Mile 1:40.60 $2,000

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