The Humana Distaff Handicap is a Grade I race that takes place on the first Saturday every May at Churchill Downs. It takes place on the same day as the Kentucky Derby. It has been running since 1987 and it has a prize purse of $300,000.
It is open to mares and fillies that are at least four years old and there is a weight allowance in place. It has been a Grade I race since 2002, with no horse managing to win the Humana Distaff Handicap on more than one occasion. Pat Day is the most successful jockey in this race, having won it on 7 occasions, including winning five years in a row.
If you are looking for contenders at the Humana Distaff Handicap, you will want to look at horses that have a good blend of speed and stamina. Quality tends to rise to the top in this race, but surprises can happen.
If the conditions worsen, there will be more of an emphasis needed on stamina rather than speed. To place a wager on the Humana Distaff Handicap, you can have a look at the various betting sites that have been reviewed by experts on Roger.com.