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Illinois Derby top three finishers

This is a listing of the horses that finished in either first, second, or third place and the number of starters in the Illinois Derby, an American Grade 2 race for three year-olds at 1-1/8 miles on dirt held at Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero, Illinois.[1] (List 1970-present)

Year Winner Second Third Starters
2009 American Lion Yawanna Twist Backtalk 8
2009 Musket Man Giant Oak His Greatness 10
2008 Recapturetheglory Golden Spikes Z Humor 7
2007 Cowtown Cat Reporting for Duty Bold Start 9
2006 Sweetnorthernsaint Mister Triester Cause to Believe 10
2005 Greeley's Galaxy Monarch Lane Magna Graduate 8
2004 Pollard's Vision Song of the Sword Suave 11
2003 Ten Most Wanted Fund of Funds Foufa's Warrior 10
2002 War Emblem Repent Fonz's 9
2001 Distilled Saint Damien Dream Run 8
2000 Performing Magic Country Only Country Coast 9
1999 Vision and Verse Prime Directive Pineaff 10
1998 Yarrow Brae One Bold Stroke Orville N Wilbur's 10
1997 Wild Rush Anet Saratoga Sunrise 8
1996 Natural Selection El Amante Irish Conquest 13
1995 Peaks and Valleys Da Hoss Western Echo 13
1994 Rustic Light Amathos Seminole Wind 7
1993 Antrim Rd. Seatle Morn Secret Negotiator 13
1992 Dignitas American Chance Straight to Bed 13
1991 Richman Doc of the Day Mowork all Play 14
1990 Dotsero Sound of Cannons Hofre 9
1989 Music Merci Notation Endow 7
1988 Proper Reality Jim's Orbit Classic Account 6
1987 Lost Code Blanco Valid Prospect 7
1986 Bolshoi Boy Speedy Shannon Blue Buckaroo 8
1985 Important Business Nostalgia's Star Another Reef 13
1984 Delta Trace Wind Flyer Birdie's Legend 10
1983 Gen'l Practitioner Passing Base Aztec Red 10
1982 Star Gallant Drop Your Drawers Soy Emperor 8
1981 Paristo Pass the Tab Biterrook 13
1980 Ray's Word Mighty Return Stutz Blackhawk 11
1979 Smarten Clever Trick Julie's Dancer 6
1978 Batonnier Raymond Earl Silver Nitrate 12
1977 Flag Officer Time Call Cisk 11
1976 Life's Hope Wardlaw New Collection 9
1975 Colonel Power Ruggles Ferry Methdioya 14
1974 Sharp Gary Sr. Diplomat Sports Editor 12
1973 Big Whippendeal What Will Be Golden Don 9
1972 Fame and Power No Le Hace 8
1971 no race no race no race 0
1970 no race no race no race 0


  1. Stakes Histories, The Original Racing Almanac 2009, page 353 on June 26, 2008.


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