Santa Anita Derby

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Note: Date, Track and Qualifying Points are based on the Road to the 2021 Kentucky Derby schedule

When:  April 4, 2021

Where:  Santa Anita Park (Arcadia, CA)

Purse: $1,000,000

Race Distance: 1 1/8 mile

History:  Most will agree that this is by far the biggest race on the West coast in the run up to any Kentucky Derby. Currently scheduled four weeks out from the big race itself, the Santa Anita Derby offers 100 points in the Road and thus assures the victor of a spot at the Run for the Roses. Three other Derby Prep races take place at Santa Anita Park but this is the most prestigious and offers the biggest purse.

For three years (2008-2010) the race did not take place on dirt, rather a Cushion Track and Pro-Ride artificial surfaces. Come 2011 however it returned to the standard dirt surface that is preeminent across US Horse Race Tracks.

Bob Baffert has trained no fewer than nine winning horses at the race with Gary Stevens holding the record of the same number when it comes to jockey victories.

Qualifying Points:  100-50-20-10

Past Winners:

2021 - Rock Your World
2020 - Honor A.P.
2019 - Roadster
2018 - Justify
2017 - Gormley
2016 - Exaggerator
2015 - Dortmund
2014 - California Chrome
2013 - Goldencents
2012 - I'll Have Another
2011 - Midnight Interlude
2010 - Sidney's Candy
2009 - Pioneerof the Nile
2008 - Colonel John
2007 - Tiago
2006 - Brother Derek
2005 - Buzzards Bay
2004 - Castledale
2003 - Buddy Gil
2002 - Came Home
2001 - Point Given
2000 - The Deputy
1999 - General Challenge
1998 - Indian Charlie
1997 - Free House
1996 - Cavonnier
1995 - Larry the Legend
1994 - Brocco
1993 - Personal Hope
1992 - A.P. Indy
1991 - Dinard
1990 - Mister Frisky
1989 - Sunday Silence
1988 - Winning Colors
1987 - Temperate Sil
1986 - Snow Chief
1985 - Skywalker
1984 - Mighty Adversary
1983 - Marfa
1982 - Muttering
1981 - Splendid Spruce
1980 - Codex
1979 - Flying Paster
1978 - Affirmed
1977 - Habitony
1976 - An Act
1975 - Avatar
1974 - Destroyer
1973 - Sham
1972 - Solar Salute
1971 - Jim French
1970 - Terlago
1969 - Majestic Prince
1968 - Alley Fighter
1967 - Ruken
1966 - Boldnesian
1965 - Lucky Debonair
1964 - Hill Rise
1963 - Candy Spots
1962 - Royal Attack
1961 - Four-and-Twenty
1960 - Tompion
1959 - Silver Spoon
1958 - Silky Sullivan
1957 - Sir William
1956 - Terrang
1955 - Swaps
1954 - Determine
1953 - Chanlea
1952 - Hill Gail
1951 - Rough'n Tumble
1950 - Your Host
1949 - Old Rockport
1948 - Salmagundi
1947 - On Trust
1946 - Knockdown
1945 - Bymeabond
1942-1944 no race held
1941 - Porter's Cap
1940 - Sweepida
1939 - Ciencia
1938 - Stagehand
1937 - Fairy Hill
1936 - He Did
1935 - Gillie

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