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Indiana Derby

Grade II race
Indiana Derby
Location Hoosier Park
Anderson, Indiana, United States
Inaugurated 1995
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.hoosierpark.com
Race information
Distance 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $500,000

The Indiana Derby is an American thoroughbred horse race run annually since 1995 at Hoosier Park in Anderson, Indiana. It is the racetrack's signature event offering its highest purse at $500,000.

A Grade II event, the Derby is for three-year-olds of either gender set at a distance of 8 and one half furlongs on the dirt. (One and one sixteenth of a mile.)

The dead heat in the 2006 running is the first dead heat for the Indiana Derby. The result was contested by the owners of Star Dabbler who came out of the race injured. They believed he won the race so took the issue to arbitration but the result was upheld.

The 2009 win by Misremembered set a new track record.


Speed record:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • No owner has won this race more than once.







2009 Misremembered Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Jill Baffert/George Jacobs 1:40.80
2008 Tin Cup Chalice Pedro A. Rodriguez Mike Lecesse Mike Lecesse/Scott van Laer 1:45.00
2007 Zanjero Robby Albarado Steve Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC 1:43.95
2006 Cielo Gold (DH) Brian Hernandez, Jr. Hal R. Wiggins Hillcrest Farm Racing 1:42.84
2006 Star Dabbler (DH) Richard Migliore Michael Hushion Barry K. Schwartz 1:42.84
2005 Don't Get Mad Brice Blanc Ronald W. Ellis B. Wayne Hughes 1:42.71
2004 Brass Hat Willie Martinez William B. Bradley Fred F. Bradley 1:44.04
2003 Excessivepleasure Jon Court Doug O'Neill Lee & Ty Leatherman 1:43.48
2002 Perfect Drift Jon Court Richard Mandella Stonecrest Farm 1:43.50
2001 Orientate Robby Albarado D. Wayne Lukas Bob & Beverly Lewis 1:42.22
2000 Mister Deville Luis Quinonez Wilson L. Brown Darwin Olson 1:41.80
1999 Forty One Carats Jorge Chavez David Fawkes W. L. New/J. T. Hammer 1:42.24
1998 One Bold Stroke Robby Albarado James E. Baker L. Knight/M. L. Noon 1:43.14
1997 Dubai Dust Sidney Lejeune, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Gonzalo B. Torrealba 1:44.00
1996 Canyon Run Francisco Torres Steven T. Morguelan Marco Bommarito 1:41.40
1995 Peruvian Dean Kutz Peter M. Vestal Dogwood Stable 1:43.00



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