Commonwealth Derby

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Commonwealth Derby
Grade II race
Location Laurel Park
Laurel, Maryland
Inaugurated 1998
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 1 18 miles (9 furlongs)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Purse $200,000 (2016)[1]

The Commonwealth Derby is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually since 2015 at Laurel Park in Laurel, Maryland. The race was previously known as the Virginia Derby when it was held at Colonial Downs race track in New Kent County, Virginia. A Grade II event, it is raced on turf at a distance of 9 Furlongs (1 18 miles) and is open to three-year-old horses.

From 1998 to 2013, the race was run at a distance of 1 14 miles. No race was held in 2014. Since 2015, the distance has been 1 18 miles.

Records[edit]

Fastest time:

  • 1 14 miles - 1:59.62 - Red Giant (2007)
  • 1 18 miles - 1:46.63 - Deeply Undervalued (2016)

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a Trainer:

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Distance
(Miles)
Time
Grade
2016 Deeply Undervalued Manuel Franco Chad C. Brown Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence 1-1/8 1:46.63 II
2015 One Go All Go R. Hisby Pavel Metajka Feel The Thunder Stable 1-1/8 1:48.10 II
2014 No Race No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00 II
2013 War Dancer Alan Garcia Kenneth G. McPeek Magdalena Racing 1-1/4 2:03.57 II
2012 Silver Max Robby Albarado Dale L. Romans Bacon/Wells 1-1/4 2:04.05 II
2011 Air Support Alex Solis Shug McGaughey Stuart Janney III 1-1/4 2:00.80 II
2010 Paddy O'Prado Kent J. Desormeaux Dale L. Romans Winchell Thoroughbreds 1-1/4 2:02.58 II
2009 Battle of Hastings Tyler Baze Jeff Mullins Michael House 1-1/4 2:03.29 II
2008 Gio Ponti Garrett Gomez Christophe Clement Castleton Lyons 1-1/4 2:02.22 II
2007 Red Giant Horacio Karamanos Todd A. Pletcher Peachtree Stable 1-1/4 1:59.62 II
2006 Go Between Garrett K. Gomez William I. Mott Peter Vegso 1-1/4 1:59.74 II
2005 English Channel John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher James T. Scatuorchio 1-1/4 2:02.57 III
2004 Kitten's Joy Edgar S. Prado Dale L. Romans Ken and Sarah Ramsey 1-1/4 2:01.22 III
2003 Silver Tree Edgar S. Prado William I. Mott Peter Vegso 1-1/4 2:01.11
2002 Orchard Park Edgar S. Prado William I. Mott Peter Vegso 1-1/4 2:03.10
2001 Potaro Brent Bartram Jonathan Sheppard Augustin Stable 1-1/4 2:02.18
2000 Lightning Paces Greg Hutton John J. Robb Tulip Hill Farm 1-1/4 2:02.18
1999 Phi Beta Doc Ramon Dominguez Robert W. Leonard Dennis Foster/R. Leonard 1-1/4 1:59.97
1998 Crowd Pleaser Jean-Luc Samyn Jonathan Sheppard Augustin Stable 1-1/4 2:00.28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Commonwealth Derby Profile". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 24 September 2016.