The Kelso Breeders' Cup Handicap
is a race for thoroughbred horses
. Named for the five times Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year
, the race is open to horses, age three and up, willing to race the distance of one mile on the Belmont Park
turf. A Grade II
, the Kelso is a fall prep to the Breeders' Cup Mile
and offers a purse of $250,000.
The Kelso BC was run at a mile and a quarter on the turf from 1984 to 1987, but the distance changed to one mile in 1988.
Winners of the Kelso are: