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Oak Tree Derby

The Oak Tree Derby is a race for thoroughbred horses run at Santa Anita Park during the Oak Tree Racing Association meet each year. The Grade IIT event is open to three-year-old horses willing to race one and one-eighth miles on the turf and offers a purse of $150,000.

Inaugurated in 1969 as the Volante Handicap, in 1997 it was renamed the Oak Tree Derby.

It was run on the undercard of the Saturday Breeders' Cup card in 2008 and 2009.

Past winners

  • 2008 - Muny
  • 2006 - Dark Islander (IRE) (Jose Valdivia Jr.)
  • 2005 - Aragorn
  • 2004 - Greek Sun
  • 2003 - Devious Boy
  • 2001 - No Slip
  • 2000 - Sign of Hope
  • 1999 - Mula Gula
  • 1998 - Ladies Din
  • 1997 - Lasting Approval (sire of Honey Ryder, Right Proof, etc.)
  • 1996 - Odyle
  • 1995 - Helmsman
  • 1994 - Run Softly
  • 1993 - Eastern Memories
  • 1992 - Blacksburg
  • 1991 - General Meeting (Leading sire in California)
  • 1989 - Seven Rivers
  • 1988 - Coax Me Clyde
  • 1987 - The Medic (Leading sire in Jamaica)
  • 1986 - Air Display
  • 1985 - Justoneoftheboys
  • 1984 - Tights
  • 1983 - Mamaison
  • 1982 - Lamerok
  • 1981 - Seafood & Waterway Drive (DH)
  • 1980 - Pocketful in Vail
  • 1979 - Hyannis Port
  • 1978 - Wayside Station
  • 1977 - Kulak
  • 1976 - Today N Tomorrow
  • 1975 - Messenger of Song


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