The Super Derby

Celebrating the first 30 years of the Super Derby.

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The inagural Super Derby was won by Belmont Stakes winner Temperence Hill, who went over the $1,000,000 in earnings for the year and secured the 3-year old colt championship with his victory.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Reinvested (outside) took the 1982 Super Derby over El Baba.

Photo: Bob Stevens

Sunny's Halo became the first Kentucky Derby winner to take the Super Derby in 1983.

Photo: Bob Stevens

Preakness winner Gate Dancer established a stakes and track record of 2:00.1 while winning the 1984 Super Derby.

Photo: Bob Stevens

Creme Fraiche became the second Belmont winner to win the Super Derby in 1985.

Photo: Bob Stevens

Wise Times gave Eddie Maple his third win in the Super Derby in 1986.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Alysheba makes his move in the 1987 Super Derby. Alysheba was the first Super Derby winner to later win the Breeders' Cup Classic.

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Seeking the Gold won the 1988 Super Derby, before finishing 2nd in the 1988 Breeders' Cup Classic to 1987 Super Derby winner Alysheba.

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In 1989, Sunday Silence became the first Super Derby winner to win the Breeders' Cup Classic in the same year.

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Free Spirit's Joy and Calvin Borel take the 1991 Super Derby.

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Senor Tomas holds off Count the Time to score in the 1992 Super Derby.

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Wallenda surges past the field in the 1993 Super Derby.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Kent Desormeaux and Soul of the Matter hold off Concern, who would go on to win that year's Breeders' Cup Classic.

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Mecke equaled the stakes record in 1995.

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Editor's Note became the latest Belmont winner to take the Super Derby in 1996.

Photo: Suzie Picou-oldham

Deputy Commander and Chris McCarron power to victory in the 1997 Super Derby.

Photo: Suzie Picou-oldham

Ecton Park pulls away in the 1998 Super Derby.

Photo: Suzie Picou-oldham

Tiznow stopped at the 2000 Super Derby, before taking the Breeders' Cup Classic and Horse of the Year honors. He established a new stakes record of 1:59.84.

Photo: Suzie Picou-oldham

No stopping Essence of Dubai in 2002.

Photo: Natalie Ardoin

Ten Most Wanted, son of 1997 winner Deputy Commander, takes the 2003 Super Derby.

Photo: Louisana Downs/reed Palmer

Fantasticat upsets the 2004 Super Derby, Borrego settles for 2nd.

Photo: Rafe Jordan

The Daddy holds off A.P. Arrow to take the 2005 running.

Photo: Louisana Downs/reed Palmer

The 2007 edition went to Going Ballistic.

Photo: Louisana Downs/reed Palmer

My Pal Charlie with Curt Bourque aboard took the 29th Super Derby in 2008.

Photo: Lou Hodges Jr.

And the 30th running of the Super Derby goes to Regal Ransom, who returned from a layoff to overpower the field.

Photo: Lou Hodges Jr.

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