Sunland Derby

Race 9 at SUN on March 25, 2018

  • 1 1/8 miles
  • $800,000g
  • 3 yos
  • Dubai World Cup  3/25/17, photo by Mathea Kelley/Dubai Racing Club
Arrogate and Mike Smith win the Dubai World Cup

    The Week in Photos 3/28/2017

    Dubai World Cup, Dubai Golden Shaheen, Dubai Turf, Al Quoz Sprint, Happy Valley Vase, San Luis Rey, Bourbonette Oaks, Fear the Cowboy, Skip Away, Sunland Park Derby, Jack Cincinnati Casino Spiral, and more.

  • Calumet Farm's Hence closed from 10th to win the March 26 Sunland Derby by 3 3/4 lengths

    Hence Springs Upset in Sunland Derby

    Yet again an upset was sprung at Sunland Park, with 50 Road to the Kentucky Derby points going to Calumet Farm's homebred 10-1 longshot Hence, as he hit the wire 3 3/4 lengths ahead of previously unbeaten Conquest Mo Money.

  • Firing Line

    Derby Runner-Up Firing Line Retired

    Arnold Zetcher's Firing Line, runner-up to eventual Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in last year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been retired from racing. A stud deal has not yet been arranged.

  • Sunland Park Opens Dec. 16

    Sunland Park, which opens its 72-day meet Dec. 16, releases its stakes schedule that features the grade III, $800,000 Sunland Derby.

  • Firing Line wins the 2015 Sunland Park Derby.

    Sunland Park Cancels Derby, Oaks

    Sunland Park has effectively canceled this year's editions of the Sunland Derby (gr. III) and the Sunland Park Oaks, both significant points races for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Equine herpesvirus

    64 Equine Herpesvirus Positives at Sunland

    Officials at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino are working to curtail an outbreak of equine herpesvirus that has resulted in 64 horses testing positive, including six that have died, and could impact the track's premier race.

  • Firing Line

    Pedigree Analysis: Firing Line

    Line of David is off to a promising start to his stud career -- he is near the top of the 2015 second-crop sire list. So far he has been represented by two stakes winners: Firing Line and Cross the Line.

  • Lord Nelson

    Lord Nelson Bypassing Sunland Derby

    Lord Nelson, who appeared to be one of the only challengers to favored Firing Line in the $800,000 Sunland Derby March 22, will not be making the trip to New Mexico, trainer Bob Baffert said March 19 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Chitu warms up at Churchill Downs April 27.
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    Chitu Posts 'Solid' Work for Kentucky Derby

    Sunland Derby (gr. III) winner Chitu worked six furlongs from the Churchill Downs' starting gate in 1:13 1/5 the morning of April 27 in his final preparations for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Chitu wins the Sunland Derby.

    Chitu Cuts Loose for Sunland Derby Triumph

    Favored Chitu put away stablemate Midnight Hawk in the drive for the wire as trainer Bob Baffert accounted for the first two finishers in the $800,000 Sunland Derby (gr. III) March 23 in New Mexico.

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