Friday, September 25, 2015
There are no stars in Sunday’s Oklahoma Derby, but taking a look at the overall depth of the field got me thinking about the best Derbies run in the United States in 2015. The following is a list of my rankings for the year. To keep it simple, I ranked only the Derbies that were contested on dirt, and my ratings were based on the quality of winner, as well as the quality of horses that finished behind him. To no surprise, the one on the first Saturday in May was far and away the tops for the year. Some of the biggest omissions from the top 12 include the Super Derby, Illinois Derby, and Iowa Derby. Without further ado, on with the list!