Cornhusker Handicaps

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1978   True Statement (4)   B. Fann   Big John Taylor    Giboulee    $60,913    1:48 1/5

CornHusker HCP History

Ak-sar-ben the Great races 1984

1983 AK-SAR-BEN Timeless Native

YEAR WINNER(AGE) JOCKEY SECOND THIRD WIN VALUE TIME
1966 Royal Gunner (4) W. Hartack Sammyren Just About $31,075 1:43
1967 Single Needle (4) L. Durousseau *Tenzing II *Lucky Our $30,772 1:46 4/5
1968 Ninfalo (5) C. Stone Air Boat BF's Own $24,764 1:41 4/5
1968 Vale Of Tears (5) L. Durousseau R. Thomas Romanullah $24,764 1:41 1/5
1969 Vale Of Tears (6) L. Durousseau Romanullah Zorba 2nd $30,828 1:42 1/5
1970 Blazing Silk (6) L. Durousseau Zorb 2nd Two Bobbs $31,433 1:42 3/5
1971 Action Getter (4) K. Jones Tripsville Prince Hemp $31,034 1:44
1972 Joey Bob (4) L. Meyers Royal Harmony Road Man $31,213 1:42 3/5
1973 Joey Bob (5) L. Meyers Haveago Prince Astro $30,828 1:42 4/5
1974 Blazing Gypsy (5) S. Burgos Tom Tulle Super Sail $57,963 1:49 3/5
1975 Stonewalk (4) R. Turcotte Sharp Gary Rooter $59,290 1:48 2/5
1976 Dragset (5) S. Maple Sharp Gary Methdioxya $60,500 1:49
1977 Private Thoughts(4) R. Perez Latimer Dragset $62,783 1:48
1966 Royal Gunner (4) W. Hartack Sammyren Just About $31,075 1:43
1979 Star de Naskra (4) J. Fell Prince Majestic Quiet Jay $90,613 1:48 2/5
1980 Hold Your Tricks(5) Da.Pettinger Overskate Daring Damascus $88,687 1:49 1/5
1981 Summer Advocate (4) K. Jones Sun Catcher Brent'sTranAm $93,142 1:48 3/5
1982 Recusant (4) R. Hirdes Plaza Star Vodika Collins $92,895 1:51 3/5
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1983   Win Stat (6)   Da.Pettinger    Bersid   Aspro    $92,978    1:53 1/5

1984 Timeless Native(4) D.Brumsfield InevitableLeader WildAgain $90,000 1:49 2/5
1985 Gate Dancer (4) C. McCarron Badwagon Harry Eminency $100,800 1:48 3/5
1986 Gourami (4) T. Doocy Honor Medal Smile $150,000 1:49 2/5
1987 Bolshoi Boy (4) C. Antley Forkintheroad Honor Medal $120,000 1:48 2/5
1988 Palace March (4) J. Krone Outlaws Sham Galba $120,000 1:49
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1989   Blue Backaroo (6)   S. Sellers    Henbane   Advancing Ensign    $120,000    1:49 2/5

1990 Black Tie Affair(IRE) J. Velasquez InevitableLeader ProtectYourself $90,000 1:50
1991 Black Tie Affair(IRE) P.Day Bedeviled Whodam $75,000 1:48 3/5
1992 Irish Swap (5) B. Poyadou Zeeruler Stalwars $75,000 1:48 4/5
1993 Link (5) R. Ardoin RapidWorld FlyingCont'tal $75,000 1:50 2/5
1994 Zeeruler R. Lester Powerful Punch Dancing Jon $75,000 1:50 1/5

*Dead Heat for 2nd place Run at 1 Mile 1/16 prior to 1974, 1 Mile 1/8 1974 and after.

The Cornhusker Handicap was divided into two $40,000 divisions in 1968.

-Black Tie Affair became the first horse to race at Ak-sar-ben and then go on to be the Eclipse Award as Horse of the Year. Among Black Tie Affair's other victories in 1991 was a frony running effort in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs.

-The track has been fast every year except four for the Cornhusker Handicap. The off tracks were 1967, 1982, and 1983. Single Needle won in 1967 going off at 17.50 to 1 on a sloppy track. In 1982, Rescusant won on a muddy track, going off at 4.40 to 1. Win Stat won in the mud in 1983 going off at 12.90 to 1 and overtaking Bersid in the drive to the wire. Link was 6.30 to 1 and won in the mud in 1993.

-L. J. Durosseau leads in Cornhusker wins with four. He rode the four winners in consecutive years, 1967-70. Other muliple winners were Kenneth Jones, (1971 Action Getter, 1981 Summer Advocate).

-To Be Continued.