Kelso Handicap

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The Kelso Handicap is a Grade II American Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds and older run over a distance of one mile (8 furlongs) on the dirt held annually in late September or early October at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. The event offers a purse of $150,000.

Kelso Handicap
Grade II race
LocationBelmont Park
Elmont, New York, United States
Inaugurated1980 (at Aqueduct Racetrack)
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
WebsiteNYRA
Race information
DistanceOne mile
SurfaceDirt
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds and older
WeightAssigned
Purse$150,000 (2020)

HistoryEdit

The event is named in honor of Kelso, Allaire du Pont's five-time winner of American Horse of the Year honors. Kelso won the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park five times (1960–1964) consecutively at the then distance of 2 miles on the dirt. Fittingly NYRA scheduled the inaugural running of the Kelso Handicap over two miles at Aqueduct on 23 October 1980. At the time the event was the only $100,000 two mile event on the dirt in the US.[1] The former claimer Peat Moss won the inaugural event as a 24-1 longshot in a time of 3:2435.[1] Peat Moss would repeat his winning ways the following year carrying a high-weight of 126 pounds.[2] The 1982 running would be the last time the event would be held at the marathon distance. In 1983 the event was not held.[3]

On 20 October 1984 the event was renewed as a 1+14 miles turf race on an all stakes card at Belmont Park which included the Jockey Club Gold Cup[4] inheriting the classification status of Grade III from the Brighton Beach Handicap which became defunct with its last race on 24 August 1983.[5][6]

In 1988 the event was shortened to one mile.[7]

In 1997 the event was upgraded to Grade II.[7] In 2009, it had been originally being scheduled for turf before being moved to the main track due to extremely heavy rain the day before and consequently was down graded to Grade III.[7] In 2010 the event was moved to the main dirt track.[3]

Of the more notable winners of the event is Lure. Lure ran in the event three times winning in 1993 and finishing second twice in 1992[8] and 1994.[9] In 1992 although finishing second as a three-year-old later that year he went on to win the Breeders' Cup Mile. In 1993 after winning this event he followed up in his next start winning the Breeders' Cup Mile at Santa Anita Park. In 1994 Lure just failed to win the event, beaten by a nose carrying 128 pounds and giving 14 pounds to the winner Nijinsky's Gold in a thrilling stretch battle.[9]

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 1 mile (dirt) 1:32.90 – Anchor Down (2016)
  • 1 mile (turf) 1:32.07 – Ashkal Way (2006)
  • 1+14 miles (turf) – 2:01.20 – Who's For Dinner (1984)
  • 2 miles (dirt) – 3:20.80 Peat Moss (1981)

Margins:

  • 5 lengths – Tizway (2010)

Most wins:

  • 2 – Peat Moss (1980, 1981)
  • 2 – I'm a Banker (1985, 1986)
  • 2 – Forbidden Apple (2000, 2001)

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
At Belmont Park – Kelso Handicap
2020 Complexity 4 Jose L. Ortiz Chad C. Brown Klaravich Stables 1 mile 1:33.82 $139,500 II [10]
2019 Pat On the Back 5 Dylan Davis Jeremiah C. Englehart Harold Lerner, AWC Stables & Nehoc Stables 1 mile 1:33.97 $300,000 II [11]
2018 Patternrecognition 5 Tyler Gaffalione Chad C. Brown Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence 1 mile 1:34.16 $300,000 II [12]
2017 Sharp Azteca 4 Paco Lopez Jorge Navarro Ivan Rodriguez 1 mile 1:34.12 $300,000 II [13]
2016 Anchor Down 5 Javier Castellano Todd A. Pletcher Alto Racing 1 mile 1:32.90 $343,000 II [14]
2015 Appealing Tale 5 Joseph Talamo Peter L. Miller Gary Barber 1 mile 1:34.86 $400,000 II [15]
2014 Vyjack 4 Irad Ortiz Jr. Rudy R. Rodriguez Pick Six Racing 1 mile 1:34.05 $400,000 II [16]
2013 Graydar 4 Edgar S. Prado Todd A. Pletcher Twin Creeks Racing Stable 1 mile 1:34.08 $400,000 II [17]
2012 Jersey Town 6 Javier Castellano Barclay Tagg Charles E. Fipke 1 mile 1:35.24 $400,000 II [18]
2011 Uncle Mo 3 John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Repole Stable 1 mile 1:33.82 $190,000 II [19]
2010 Tizway 5 Rajiv Maragh H. James Bond William L. Clifton Jr. 1 mile 1:34.42 $250,000 II [20]
2009 Le Grand Cru 4 Jose Lezcano H. Allen Jerkens Judson Streicher 1 mile 1:37.36 $225,000 III Off turf[21]
2008 Tam Lin (GB) 5 Javier Castellano Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 1 mile 1:39.13 $248,000 II [22]
2007 Trippi's Storm 4 Javier Castellano Stanley M. Hough E. Paul Robsham Stables 1 mile 1:32.36 $249,200 II [23]
2006 Ashkal Way (IRE) 5 Michael J. Luzzi Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 1 mile 1:32.07 $250,000 II [24]
2005 Funfair (GB) 6 Edgar S. Prado H. Graham Motion Cheveley Park Farm 1 mile 1:32.95 $334,200 II [25]
2004 Mr O'Brien (IRE) 5 Eibar Coa Robin L. Graham Skeedattle Stable 1 mile 1:32.69 $270,000 II [26]
2003 Freefourinternet 5 Jose L. Espinoza Joan Scott Equirace.com LLC 1 mile 1:34.73 $347,000 II [27]
2002 Green Fee 6 John R. Velazquez Daniel C. Peitz Robert & Lawana Low 1 mile 1:33.83 $350,000 II [28]
2001 Forbidden Apple 6 José A. Santos Christophe Clement Arthur I. Appleton 1 mile 1:36.77 $250,000 II [29]
2000 Forbidden Apple 5 Jean-Luc Samyn Christophe Clement Arthur I. Appleton 1 mile 1:34.39 $250,000 II [30]
1999 Middlesex Drive 4 Shane Sellers Philip M. Hauswald C. Steven Duncker 1 mile 1:35.45 $250,000 II [31]
1998 Dixie Bayou 5 Jorge F. Chavez Robert Barbara Sabine Stable 1 mile 1:36.21 $200,000 II [32]
1997 Lucky Coin 4 Robbie Davis Richard S. Nieminski Edward I. Kelly Sr. 1 mile 1:33.72 $200,000 II [33]
1996 Same Old Wish 6 Shane Sellers Robert Barbara Friendship Stable 1 mile 1:34.42 $175,000 III [34]
1995 Mighty Forum (GB) 4 Eddie Delahoussaye Mark A. Hennig Team Valor 1 mile 1:39.58 $200,000 III [35]
1994 Nijinsky's Gold 5 José A. Santos Richard A. Violette Jr. Stanton P. Powell 1 mile 1:34.18 $200,000 III [9]
1993 Lure 4 Mike E. Smith Claude R. McGaughey III Claiborne Farm 1 mile 1:35.86 $200,000 III [36]
1992 Roman Envoy 4 Craig Perret James E. Picou Fred W. Hooper 1 mile 1:36.39 $200,000 III [8]
1991 Star of Cozzene 3 José A. Santos D. Wayne Lukas Clover Racing Stable 1 mile 1:33.37 $116,200 III [37]
1990 Expensive Decision 4 Jean-Luc Samyn Stanley R. Shapoff Edward Shapoff 1 mile 1:32.40 $95,700 III [38]
1989 I Rejoice 6 Jerry D. Bailey Edward I. Kelly Sr. Brookfield Farms 1 mile 1:36.40 $125,600 III [39]
1988 San's the Shadow 4 Chris Antley Timothy A. Hills J. Scott Rutan 1 mile 1:42.00 $120,400 III [40]
1987 I'm a Banker 5 Antonio Graell Gasper S. Moschera Albert Davis 1+14 miles 2:10.80 $128,200 III [41]
1986 I'm a Banker 4 Antonio Graell Gasper S. Moschera Albert Davis 1+14 miles 2:03.20 $91,200 III [42]
1985 Mourjane (IRE) 5 Richard Migliore Thomas J. Skiffington Fernwood Stables 1+14 miles 2:02.00 $91,800 III [43]
1984 Who's for Dinner 5 Walter Guerra Jan H. Nerud Tartan Farms (James & Virginia Binger) 1+14 miles 2:01.20 $96,000 III [44]
1983 Race not held
At Aqueduct
1982 Worthy Too 4 Jean-Luc Samyn Michael J. Kelly Adele L. Rand 2 miles 3:24.40 $116,400 [45]
1981 Peat Moss 6 Frank Lovato Jr. Gilbert Puentes Murray M. Garren 2 miles 3:20.80 $110,400 [2]
1980 Peat Moss 5 Frank Lovato Jr. Gilbert Puentes Murray M. Garren 2 miles 3:24.60 $113,600 [1]

Legend:
  Dirt   Turf

See alsoEdit

List of American and Canadian Graded races

ReferencesEdit

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