Calder Derby

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Calder Derby
Grade III race
Location Calder Race Course
Miami Gardens, Florida, United States
Inaugurated 1972
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.calderracecourse.com
Race information
Distance1 18 miles (9 furlongs)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Scale Weight
Purse $250,000

The Calder Derby presented by Woodford Reserve is an American Grade III Thoroughbred horse race run annually in October at Calder Race Course in Miami, Florida. Contested for a current purse of $250,000 over a distance of ​1 18 miles on turf, the race is open to three-year-old horses.

Inaugurated as the Hollywood Handicap in 1972, and open for horses age three and up until 1985, the name was changed to the Calder Derby in 1994.

Records[edit]

Time record: (at current ​1 18 miles distance)

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners of the Calder Derby since 1999[edit]

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2014 Our Caravan Manoel R. Cruz Michael Dilger Anstu Stables 1:54.32
2013 Sr Quisqueyano Carlos Olivero Luis Olivares DDRD Racing 1:52.71
2012 Good Morning Diva George J. Kerr 1:46.96
2011 RACE NOT RUN
2010 Tannersville Four Horsemen Racing Stable 1:49.32
2009 Sal the Barber Eddie Castro Christophe Clement Lewis Schaffel 1:49.41
2008 Sporting Art Javier Castellano Christophe Clement John & Sarah Kelly 1:47.93
2007 Soldier's Dancer Cornelio Velasquez David A. Vivian Herman Heinlein 1:52.21
2006 Can't Beat It Rene Douglas Martin D. Wolfson Live Oak Plantation 1:48.79
2005 Dazzling Dr Cevin * Julio Garcia Luis Olivares Rey Wan Racing 1:52.44
2004 Eddington Eibar Coa Mark Hennig Willmott Stables 1:51.25
2003 Stroll Jerry D. Bailey William I. Mott Claiborne Farm 1:48.39
2002 Union Place Eibar Coa Randy Schulhofer William Sorokolit 1:47.76
2001 Western Pride Dana Whitley Richard Estvanko Theresa McCarthur/C. Chapman 1:51.12
2000 Whata Brainstorm Rosemary Homeister, Jr. James E. Picou John Eaton 1:47.80
1999 Isaypete Jose Ferrer James K. Chapman Theresa McArthur 1:50.01
1998 Crowd Pleaser Jean-Luc Samyn Jonathan Sheppard Augustin Stable 1:47.70
*Heavy overnight rain forced the 2005 race to be run on dirt.

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1997 - Blazing Sword
  • 1996 - Laughing Dan
  • 1995 - Pineing Patty
  • 1994 - Halo's Image
  • 1993 - Medieval Mac
  • 1992 - Birdonthewire
  • 1991 - Scottish Ice
  • 1990 - Zalipour
  • 1989 - Silver Sunsets *
  • 1988 - Frosty The Snowman
  • 1987 - Schism
  • 1986 - Annapolis John
  • 1985 - Gray Haze
  • 1984 - Opening Lead
  • 1983 - Opening Lead
  • 1982 - Glorious Past
  • 1981 - Poking
  • 1980 - J Rodney G
  • 1979 - Breezy Fire
  • 1978 - Ole Wilk
  • 1977 - What A Threat
  • 1976 - Chilean Chief
  • 1975 - Rimsky (DH)
  • 1975 - Strand Of Gold (DH)
  • 1974 - Amberbee *
  • 1973 - Willmar
  • 1972 - First Bloom
  • In 1974 Snurb won the race but was disqualified and set back to seventh place.
  • In 1989 Big Stanley won the race but was disqualified and set back to sixth place.

References[edit]