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
  • 2018 Purse: $800,000
  • 2018 Race Date: Saturday, March 25th

2018 Sunland Derby Entries and Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
11Runaway GhostTracy J. HebertTodd W. Fincher$9.80$6.00$4.00
10Dream Baby DreamAlfredo J. Juarez, Jr.Steven M. Asmussen$15.20$7.20
5PeaceDrayden Van DykeRichard E. Mandella$3.60
8Seven TrumpetsLuis ContrerasDale L. Romans
2Dark VaderStewart ElliottPeter Eurton
9Choo ChooMario GutierrezJerry Hollendorfer
6Shane ZainTerry J. ThompsonDoug F. O'Neill
1All Out BlitzMartin GarciaSimon Callaghan
7Prince LuckyJohn R. VelazquezTodd A. Pletcher
3New York CentralRicardo Santana, Jr.Steven M. Asmussen
4Hollywood StarRobby AlbaradoDale L. Romans
12Fortified EffortRy EikleberryKevin Eikleberry

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $2 Exacta (11-10) $76.00
  • $2 Trifecta (11-10-5) $384.50
  • $2 Superfecta (11-10-5-8) $3,631.60

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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
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