Sunday, May 27 2012
CANADIAN-BASED SIMMARD WINS 75th LOUISVILLE HANDICAP
LOUISVILLE, KY (Saturday, May 26, 2012) – Canadian-based Simmard took the lead at the head of the stretch and turned back a late charge by Joinem to win the 75th running of the Grade III, $115,200 Louisville Handicap by 1 ¼ lengths on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.
Simmard’s final time of 2:27.16 for the 1 ½ miles over a firm Matt Winn Turf Course was a stakes record, which eclipsed Drilling for Oil’s mark of 2:28.35 in 2007 – the first year the storied race was carded over the distance and surface.
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