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Calder Derby

Grade III race
Calder Derby
Location Calder Race Course
Miami Gardens, Florida, United States
Inaugurated 1972
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.calderracecourse.com
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Scale Weight
Purse $200,000

The Calder Derby presented by Woodford Reserve is an American Grade III Thoroughbred horse race run annually in October at Calder Race Course in Miami, Florida. Contested for a purse of $200,000 over a distance of 1⅛ miles on turf, the race is open to three-year-old horses.

Inaugurated as the Hollywood Handicap in 1972, and open for horses age three and up until 1985, the name was changed to the Calder Derby in 1994.

Contents

Records

Time record: (at current 1⅛ miles distance)

  • 1:47.70 - Crowd Pleaser (1998)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Opening Lead (1983, 1984)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 2 - Gary Boulanger (1994, 1997)

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - Manuel Azpurua (1983, 1984)
  • 2 - Elbert Ray Dixon (1990, 1991)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Brad D. Gay (1983, 1984)

Winners of the Calder Derby since 1999

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2009 Sal the Barber Eddie Castro Christophe Clement Lewis Schaffel 1:49.41
2008 Sporting Art Javier Castellano Christophe Clement John & Sarah Kelly 1:47.93
2007 Soldier's Dancer Cornelio Velasquez David A. Vivian Herman Heinlein 1:52.21
2006 Can't Beat It Rene Douglas Martin D. Wolfson Live Oak Plantation 1:48.79
2005 Dazzling Dr Cevin * Julio Garcia Luis Olivares Rey Wan Racing 1:52.44
2004 Eddington Eibar Coa Mark Hennig Willmott Stables 1:51.25
2003 Stroll Jerry D. Bailey William I. Mott Claiborne Farm 1:48.39
2002 Union Place Eibar Coa Randy Schulhofer William Sorokolit 1:47.76
2001 Western Pride Dana Whitley Richard Estvanko Theresa McCarthur/C. Chapman 1:51.12
2000 Whata Brainstorm Rosemary Homeister, Jr. James E. Picou John Eaton 1:47.80
1999 Isaypete Jose Ferrer James K. Chapman Theresa McArthur 1:50.01
1998 Crowd Pleaser Jean-Luc Samyn Jonathan Sheppard Augustin Stable 1:47.70

*Heavy overnight rain forced the 2005 race to be run on dirt.

Earlier winners

  • 1997 - Blazing Sword
  • 1996 - Laughing Dan
  • 1995 - Pineing Patty
  • 1994 - Halo's Image
  • 1993 - Medieval Mac
  • 1992 - Birdonthewire
  • 1991 - Scottish Ice
  • 1990 - Zalipour
  • 1989 - Silver Sunsets *
  • 1988 - Frosty The Snowman
  • 1987 - Schism
  • 1986 - Annapolis John
  • 1985 - Gray Haze
  • 1984 - Opening Lead
  • 1983 - Opening Lead
  • 1982 - Glorious Past
  • 1981 - Poking
  • 1980 - J Rodney G
  • 1979 - Breezy Fire
  • 1978 - Ole Wilk
  • 1977 - What A Threat
  • 1976 - Chilean Chief
  • 1975 - Rimsky (DH)
  • 1975 - Strand Of Gold (DH)
  • 1974 - Amberbee *
  • 1973 - Willmar
  • 1972 - First Bloom


  • In 1974 Snurb won the race but was disqualified and set back to seventh place.
  • In 1989 Big Stanley won the race but was disqualified and set back to sixth place.

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