Tropical Park Derby
|Tropical Park Derby|
|Ungraded Stakes race|
|Location||Calder Race Course
Miami Gardens, Florida, United States
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Distance||1-1/8 miles (9 furlongs)|
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 Ungraded stakes race run on turf for 3-year-olds offers a purse of $100,000 added. Prior to 1994, the race was run on dirt. The race was downgraded from a Grade III race in 2011 by the American Graded Stakes Committee.
Due to financial pressure, Calder cancelled this race for 2009.
- 2011 - King Congie
- 2010 - Fly by Phil (Eduardo Nunez)
- 2008 - Cowboy Cal (John Velazquez)
- 2007 - Soldier's Dancer (Cornelio Velasquez)
- 2006 - Barbaro
- 2005 - Lord Robyn
- 2004 - Kitten's Joy
- 2003 - Nothing to Lose
- 2002‡- Political Attack (Mark Guidry)
- 2001 - Proud Man
- 2000 - Go Lib Go
- 1999 - Valid Reprized
- 1998 - Draw Again
- 1997 - Arthur L.
- 1996 - Ok By Me
- 1995 - Mecke
- 1994 - Fabulous Frolic
- 1993 - Summer Set
- 1992 - Technology
- 1991 - Jackie Wackie
- ‡ In 2002, the race was run off the turf, but retained its GIII status.