Sunland Derby

  • Location: Sunland Park Racetrack, New Mexico
  • Inaugural Race: 2003
  • Current Distance: 1 1/8 miles
  • Track Type: Left-Handed Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds
  • Status: Grade 3
  • 2019 Purse: $800,000
  • 2019 Race Date: Sunday, March 24th

2019 Sunland Derby Entries and Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
5Cutting HumorJohn R. VelazquezTodd A. Pletcher$6.60
$3.40
$2.40
2AnothertwistafateJuan J. HernandezBlaine D. Wright$4.00
$3.00
1Mucho GustoJoseph TalamoBob Baffert$2.20
4Wicked IndeedLuis ContrerasSteven M. Asmussen
10Eye CloudIsaias D. EnriquezTracy A. Norris
7Pasamonte ManDrayden Van DykeJoel H. Marr
3Hustle UpShane LavioletteTodd W. Fincher
8CollusionistScott A. StevensO. A. Martinez, Jr.
6Walker StalkerAlejandro MedellinJose R. Gonzalez, Jr.

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $2 Exacta (5-2) $34.00
  • $2 Trifecta (5-2-1) $67.20
  • $2 Superfecta (5-2-1-4) $183.80

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Sunland Derby Trivia

How Many Sunland Derby winners have won the Kentucky Derby?

Zero

No horses have won both the Kentucky Derby and Sunland Derby. However, Sunland Derby winner Firing Line was second in the Kentucky Derby.

What Kentucky Derby winner used the Sunland Derby as a prep race?

Mine That Bird

Mine That Bird was a 50-1 longshot winner of the Kentucky Derby in 2009, and as a 3-year-old he prepped in the Sunland Derby (4th) and Borderland Derby (second).

Which trainer has the most Sunland Derby wins?

Bob Baffert

Baffert has won the Sunland Derby three times, in 2006, 2013 and 2014.

How many jockeys have won the Sunland Derby more than once?

Two

Victor Espinoza (2006, 2007) and Martin Garcia (2013, 2014) have each won the Sunland Derby twice.


Previous Winners of the Sunland Derby

YearHorseJockeyTrainerOwner
2019Cutting HumorJohn R. VelazquezTodd A. PletcherStarlight Racing
2018Runaway GhostTodd W. FincherTracy J. HebertJoe Peacock
2017HenceAlfredo J. Juarez, Jr.Steven M. AsmussenCalumet Farm
2016(race not run)---
2015Firing LineGary StevensSimon CallaghanArnold Zetcher
2014ChituMartin GarciaBob BaffertTanma Corporation
2013Govenor CharlieMartin GarciaBob BaffertMike Pegram
2012Daddy Nose BestJulien LeparouxSteve AsmussenCathy & Robert Zollars
2011Twice the AppealChristian Santiago ReyesJeff BondeBrown, Flores & Hernandez
2010EndorsementRobby AlbaradoShannon RitterWinStar Farm
2009Kelly LeakMike E. SmithMike MachowskyBlahut Racing/Avila/Johnson
2008Liberty BullGerard MelanconTom AmossKenneth Maier
2007Song of NavaroneVictor EspinozaHenry DominguezGeorge E. Coleman
2006Wanna RunnerVictor EspinozaBob BaffertMichael E. Pegram
2005Thor's EchoCorey NakataniDoug O'NeillSuarez Racing Stable
2004Hi Teck ManRicardo JaimeJohnnie NallHassel & Bonnie Spraberry
2003ExcessivepleasurePat DayDoug O'NeillLee & Ty Leatherman