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Tropical Park Derby

The Tropical Park Derby is an American Thoroughbred horse race run at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, Florida on New Year’s Day which makes it the first “derby” of the year. The one and one eighth mile Grade III turf event for 3-year-olds offers a purse of $100,000 added.

Inaugurated in 1975, the Tropical Park Derby, named for the old Tropical Park Race Track in Miami, is thought of as the first step on the American Triple Crown trail.

Due to financial pressure, Calder intended to cancel this race for 2009. Instead it was run on New Year's Day, 2010.

Past winners

  • 2009 (see above) - Fly by Phil (Eduardo Nunez)
  • 2005 - Lord Robyn
  • 2003 - Nothing to Lose
  • 2002 - Political Attack
  • 2001 - Proud Man
  • 2000 - Go Lib Go
  • 1999 - Valid Reprized
  • 1998 - Draw Again
  • 1997 - Arthur L

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