Indiana Derby

The Indiana Derby is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds run over a distance of 1+116 miles on the dirt held annually in July at Indiana Grand in Shelbyville, Indiana. It is the racetrack's signature event offering its current highest purse at $300,000.

Indiana Derby
Grade III race
LocationIndiana Grand
Shelbyville, Indiana, United States
Inaugurated1995
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.indianagrand.com
Race information
Distance1+116 miles
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
Weight124 lbs with allowances
Purse$300,000 (since 2020)[1]

HistoryEdit

The event was inaugurated on 7 October 1995 at Hoosier Park and was won by Dogwood Stable's Peruvian who was the second part of trainer Peter Vestal's entry in a time of 1:43 flat on a fast track.[2]

The event was upgraded to Grade III in 2002 and in 2004 to Grade II. It held this classification until 2017 when the event was downgraded back to Grade III.[1]

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.[3]

The 2009 win by Misremembered set a new track record.[4] 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.[5]

In 2013 the event was moved to Indiana Grand[6] and since 2015 has been held in July.[1]

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.

In 2020 the event was run over the 1+18 miles distance however the following year this distance was reverted to 1+116 miles.[6]

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

Margins:

  • 5 lengths – Irap (2017)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • No owner has won this race more than once.

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
At Indiana Grand Race Course
2021 Mr. Wireless Ramon Vazquez W. Bret Calhoun Jon Lapczenski & JIL Stable 1+116 miles 1:42.84 $300,000 III [7]
2020 Shared Sense Florent Geroux Brad H. Cox Godolphin Racing 1+18 miles 1:49.46 $300,000 III [8]
2019 Mr. Money Gabriel Saez W. Bret Calhoun Allied Racing Stable 1+116 miles 1:41.80 $500,000 III [9]
2018 Axelrod Florent Geroux Michael W. McCarthy Slam Dunk Racing 1+116 miles 1:43.00 $500,000 III [10]
2017 Irap Mario Gutierrez Doug F. O'Neill Reddam Racing 1+116 miles 1:42.21 $500,000 III [11]
2016 Cupid Rafael Bejarano Bob Baffert Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier & Derrick Smith 1+116 miles 1:43.02 $512,000 II [12]
2015 Tiz Shea D Jose Lezcano William I. Mott Brous Stable, Wachtel Stable & Gary Barber 1+116 miles 1:43.02 $508,000 II [13]
2014 East Hall Luis Saez William A. Kaplan Jack H. Hendricks & Roger Justice 1+116 miles 1:42.24 $507,100 II [14]
2013 Power Broker Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Gary & Mary West 1+116 miles 1:41.95 $514,000 II [15]
At Hoosier Park
2012 Neck 'n Neck Brian Hernandez Jr. Ian R. Wilkes A. Stevens Miles, Jr. 1+116 miles 1:42.71 $513,600 II [16]
2011 Wilburn Julien R. Leparoux Steven M. Asmussen Stonestreet Stables 1+116 miles 1:43.60 $510,900 II [17]
2010 Lookin at Lucky Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Mike Pegram, Karl Watson & Paul Weitman 1+116 miles 1:43.40 $510,900 II [18]
2009 Misremembered Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Jill Baffert & George Jacobs 1+116 miles 1:40.80 $512,600 II [19]
2008 Tin Cup Chalice Pedro A. Rodriguez Michael A. LeCesse Michael A. Lecesse & Scott van Laer 1+116 miles 1:45.00 $514,100 II [20]
2007 Zanjero Robby Albarado Steven M. Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC 1+116 miles 1:43.95 $510,600 II [21]
2006 Cielo Gold Brian Hernandez Jr. Hal R. Wiggins Hillcrest Farm Racing 1+116 miles 1:42.84 $513,200 II DH[22]
Star Dabbler Richard Migliore Michael E. Hushion Barry K. Schwartz
2005 Don't Get Mad Brice Blanc Ronald W. Ellis B. Wayne Hughes 1+116 miles 1:42.71 $511,300 II [23]
2004 Brass Hat Willie Martinez William B. Bradley Fred F. Bradley 1+116 miles 1:44.04 $511,300 II [24]
2003 Excessivepleasure Jon Court Doug F. O'Neill Lee & Ty Leatherman 1+116 miles 1:43.48 $411,800 III [25]
2002 Perfect Drift Jon Court Murray W. Johnson Stonecrest Farm 1+116 miles 1:43.50 $414,700 III [26]
2001 Orientate Robby Albarado D. Wayne Lukas Bob & Beverly Lewis 1+116 miles 1:42.22 $314,100 Listed [27]
2000 Mister Deville Luis S. Quinonez Wilson L. Brown Darwin Olson 1+116 miles 1:41.80 $307,500 Listed [28]
1999 Forty One Carats Jorge F. Chavez David Fawkes Walter L. New & Jack T. Hammer 1+116 miles 1:42.24 $313,500 Listed [29]
1998 One Bold Stroke Robby Albarado James E. Baker Landon Knight & Mary Lu Noon 1+116 miles 1:43.14 $314,500 Listed [30]
1997 Dubai Dust Sidney P. LeJeune Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Gonzalo B. Torrealba 1+116 miles 1:44.00 $212,400 Listed [31]
1996 Canyon Run Francisco C. Torres Steven L. Morguelan Marco Bommarito 1+116 miles 1:41.40 $107,600 Listed [32]
1995 § Peruvian Dean Kutz Peter M. Vestal Dogwood Stable 1+116 miles 1:43.00 $111,500 Listed [2]

Notes:
§ Ran as part of an entry

See alsoEdit

List of American and Canadian Graded races

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "1995 Indiana Derby Listed - (race 8)". Equibase. 7 October 1995. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
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  4. ^ Shandler, Jason (3 October 2009). "Misremembered Ships in to Score Indiana Derby". BloodHorse.com. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  5. ^ Shinar, Jack (2 October 2010). "Lookin At Lucky Warms Up In Indiana Derby". BloodHorse.com. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  6. ^ a b "INDIANA DERBY - MULTIPLE TRACKS". Thoroughbred Pedigree Online. 2020. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
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