Indiana Derby

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Indiana Derby
Grade III race
Location Indiana Grand
Shelbyville, Indiana, United States
Inaugurated 1995
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Surface Dirt
Track left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $500,000[1]

The Indiana Derby is an American thoroughbred horse race that was run from 1995 to 2012 at Hoosier Park in Anderson, Indiana. Since 2013, it has been held at Indiana Grand in Shelbyville, Indiana. It is the racetrack's signature event offering its current highest purse at $500,000.

A Grade III 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 was 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.

2010 marked a groundbreaking year for the Indiana Derby and racing in the state of Indiana when Lookin At Lucky became the first winner of a Triple Crown race ever to race in the state of Indiana. Sent off at odds of 2-5, Lookin At Lucky won the race by 114 lengths in last-to-first fashion much to the delight of the ontrack crowd.

Bob Baffert became the first trainer to win the race two years in a row in 2009 and 2010 with Misremembered and Lookin At Lucky. He won his third Indiana Derby with Power Broker in 2013, and his fourth with Cupid in 2016.


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.

Winners of the Indiana Derby since 1995[edit]

2017 Irap Mario Gutierrez Doug O'Neill Reddam Racing 1116 1:42.21 III
2016 Cupid Rafael Bejarano Bob Baffert Tabor, Magnier and Smith 1116 1:43.02 II
2015 Tiz Shea D Jose Lezcano William Mott Brous Stable/Wachtel Stable/Barber 1116 1:43.02 II
2014 East Hall Luis Saez William A. Kaplan Hendricks/Justice 1116 1:42.24 II
2013 Power Broker Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Gary & Mary West 1116 1:41.95 II
2012 Neck 'n Neck Brian Hernandez, Jr. Ian R. Wilkes A. Stevens Miles, Jr. 1116 1:42.71 II
2011 Wilburn Julien Leparoux Steve Asmussen Stonestreet Stables 1116 1:43.60 II
2010 Lookin at Lucky Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Mike Pegram 1116 1:43.40 II
2009 Misremembered Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Jill Baffert/George Jacobs 1116 1:40.80 II
2008 Tin Cup Chalice Pedro A. Rodriguez Mike Lecesse Mike Lecesse/Scott van Laer 1116 1:45.00 II
2007 Zanjero Robby Albarado Steve Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC 1116 1:43.95 II
2006 Cielo Gold (DH) Brian Hernandez, Jr. Hal R. Wiggins Hillcrest Farm Racing 1116 1:42.84 II
2006 Star Dabbler (DH) Richard Migliore Michael Hushion Barry K. Schwartz 1116 1:42.84 II
2005 Don't Get Mad Brice Blanc Ronald W. Ellis B. Wayne Hughes 1116 1:42.71 II
2004 Brass Hat Willie Martinez William B. Bradley Fred F. Bradley 1116 1:44.04 II
2003 Excessivepleasure Jon Court Doug O'Neill Lee & Ty Leatherman 1116 1:43.48 III
2002 Perfect Drift Jon Court Richard Mandella Stonecrest Farm 1116 1:43.50 III
2001 Orientate Robby Albarado D. Wayne Lukas Bob & Beverly Lewis 1116 1:42.22
2000 Mister Deville Luis Quinonez Wilson L. Brown Darwin Olson 1116 1:41.80
1999 Forty One Carats Jorge Chavez David Fawkes W. L. New/J. T. Hammer 1116 1:42.24
1998 One Bold Stroke Robby Albarado James E. Baker L. Knight/M. L. Noon 1116 1:43.14
1997 Dubai Dust Sidney Lejeune, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Gonzalo B. Torrealba 1116 1:44.00
1996 Canyon Run Francisco Torres Steven T. Morguelan Marco Bommarito 1116 1:41.40
1995 Peruvian Dean Kutz Peter M. Vestal Dogwood Stable 1116 1:43.00


  1. ^ "Indiana Derby Statistics". Retrieved 17 July 2016.