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American Derby

Former Name(s):
1958 - 2011:   American Derby @ Arlington Park
1929 - 1957:   American Derby @ Washington Park
1928 - 1928:   American Derby @ Arlington Park
1926 - 1927:   American Derby @ Washington Park
1916 - 1916:   American Derby @ Hawthorne Race Course
1884 - 1905:   American Derby @ Old Washington Park
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What the Nation is saying about the American Derby...

Team Valor International’s Infinite Magic, a colt making only his fourth start in America after racing in Europe to begin his career, was given a stealthy ride by Channing Hill to take the second leg in the Mid-America Triple, the Grade III $200,000 American Derby. Trained by Team Valor’s newly bran...Read More
WinStar Farm’s General Election, an impressive winner of the first leg of the Mid-America Triple – the Grade III Arlington Classic on May 25 – returns against some familiar foes and a few new faces in the second leg of the series, the Grade III $200,000 American Derby, on Saturday July 13. Trained b...Read More
The team at Eclipse Sportswire was on the scene for this weekend's closing action at Belmont and Hollywood Park, as well as the Delaware Oaks.Read More
We didn’t know for sure if the big horse, Silver Max would be running in the $200,000 American Derby until the Dale Romans shippers arrived yesterday at Arlington Park. Alas, the front running colt who has won six straight on the lawn was not on the van. Perhaps the trainer was using the threat of S...Read More
  • Waya · I was there yesterday, and wish I got to meet you, Brian. It was quite a showing for the Block horses in the Stars & Stripes. He is an excellent trainer that I think should get more national attention. · 642 days ago ·
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  • BrianZipse · Let me know next time, Waya. I'd be happy to say hello at the races ... and yes, I am a fan of Chris Block as well. · 641 days ago ·
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Plenty of turf and plenty of stakes racing highlight the late Pick 5 tomorrow afternoon at Arlington Park. I will be there, and armed with the following selections, I hope to be still alive leg after leg.Read More
  • ErnieMunick · I picked Quick Wit, knowing full well he could be too slow. All in rooting for SIlver Max. LOVE Silver Max - but have try and beat him at a CLassic distance. Albarado is still listed... · 643 days ago ·
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  • BrianZipse · It looks like Silver Max will be a no go, meaning I am with you on Quick Wit, Ernie, as well as Southern Parkway. · 643 days ago ·
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It seems to me like there are a lot of things happening this July 14th! Not only is it my birthday, but it is my cat Stormy’s birthday, my sister in law Jolene’s birthday, one of the Dukes of Hazzard guy’s birthday, and it’s also a holiday in France (Bastille Day)! In addition to that, it is my seco...Read More
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  • Mary Z. · ! · 644 days ago ·
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  • Bikinmike444 · Bizzy Caroline over Snow Top Mtn in Modesty...Silver Max to take them all the way in American Derby...Sky Blazer to upset Boisterous in Arlington H...Musketier too classy for the Stars and Stripes. · 643 days ago ·
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Silver Max, winner of the $125,000 Arlington Classic, the first leg of the Mid-America Triple on May 28, returns to the local oval in pursuit of that series' second leg, the Grade III $200,000 American Derby on Saturday.Read More
Affirmed, ridden by Laffit Pincay Jr., became the first horse to top $2 million in earnings after he won the Hollywood Gold Cup.Read More
Yes, I know Banned has looked great in winning his last two races at Churchill Downs, but anyone at Arlington Park this afternoon for Million Preview Day, has to have a similar thought as me right now … Willcox Inn is in the running to stake claim as the finest sophomore turf horse in the land. Read More
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  • Jerry12929 · I don't know about u guys but I like winter memories.!!! It's time to kick it up to grade 1 competion · 1012 days ago ·
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  • zatt · I can't argue with you there, Jerry ... that is one serious filly! · 1012 days ago ·
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On a day where stalkers and closers prevailed on Arlington’s beautiful turf, track favorites Willcox Inn and Tajaaweed take home huge wins while Belmont shipper Fantasia scored as well on Arlington Million preview day. All this on an absolutely beautiful and sunny day in Chicago!Read More
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  • JenniferWirth-Ice · Chris ~ It was great to see you on Million Preview Day! Great recap. :) · 1013 days ago ·
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  • christysontheweb · I thought that the Modest was a great race and that Fantasia (albeit a little green in the stretch switching leads) was impressive and most importantly she found all the right openings to give her a great trip given the running style. All I can say is WOW Willcox Inn and Robby A!!! MOST impressive indeed I say they go for the big one. Tajaaweed won nicely too but WI was a tough act to follow...great racing coast to coast yesterday! · 1013 days ago ·
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For the second year in a row, trainer Mike Stidham is poised for an attempt at a sweep of the Mid-America Triple. All In Stable’s Willcox Inn, winner of the $100,000 Arlington Classic here in May, added an American Derby victory to his ledger. The son of Harlan’s Holiday, ridden by Robby Albarado, c...Read More
All In Stable’s Willcox Inn, winner of the $100,000 Arlington Classic, the first leg of the Mid-America Triple on May 28, returns to the local oval in pursuit of that series’ second leg, the Grade II $200,000 American Derby on Saturday.   The American Derby will be run at a mile and three-sixte...Read More
Tuscan Evening figured to get loose on the lead in the Modesty Cap, and she did, setting an exceedingly slow pace. So when she won by a half-length over 16-1 Eclair de Lune, the first response was, 'meh.' But this actually was better than merely meh. Yes, TE got a favorable setup, but she flew home....Read More
Estrorace LLC’s Workin for Hops, winner of the Arlington Classic in May, added the second leg of the Mid-America Triple to his resume when he took the lead at the half-mile pole and drew off to a 2 1/4-length tally in the Grade II $200,000 American Derby at Arlington Park.   Ridden by Francisc...Read More
Estrorace LLC’s Workin for Hops, winner of the $150,000 Arlington Classic, the first leg of the Mid-America Triple, returns to the local oval in pursuit of that series’ second leg, the Grade II $200,000 American Derby on Saturday.   The American Derby serves as the final local prep for the Gra...Read More
In the history of Arlington Park, only two 3-year-old fillies have won the Grade III Arlington Oaks over the main track and come back to win the Grade III Pucker Up Stakes over Arlington’s world famous turf course.   However, as of Sunday, the day after Stone Farm, John Adger, Oak Crest Farm a...Read More
Last at the sixteenth pole, Reb unleashed a furious drive under jockey Julien Leparoux to nail No Inflation at the wire to win Arlington Park's $300,000 American Derby by a head in his stakes debut July 11.Owned by Ashbrook Farm, the 3-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic earned his third consecutive vic...Read More
What is it about these Chris Block-trained horses? The millionaire 8-year-old Fort Prado has this big pink strip where his front leg meets his barrel, the result of a youthful encounter with a fence. Now there is Giant Oak, a rich chestnut whose broad white blaze wraps all the way around his muzzle....Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

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View DetailsView Video07/13/13AP91 3/16 mT03 MAmerican Derby-G3Infinite MagicAdmiral KittenStormy Len1:55.41
View Details07/14/12AP81 3/16 mT03 MAmerican Derby-G2CozzettiAll StormySkyring1:57.42
View DetailsView Video07/09/11AP91 3/16 mT03 MAmerican Derby-G2Willcox InnSuntracerDerby Kitten1:54.56
View Details07/17/10AP81 3/16 mT03 MAmerican Derby-G2Workin For HopsMister Marti GrasGleam Of Hope1:55.47
View Details07/11/09AP71 3/16 mT03 MAmerican Derby-G2Reb No InflationProceed Bee1:56.09
View Details07/12/08AP101 3/16 mT03 MAmerican Derby-G2TizdejavuSr. HenryAblaze With Spirit1:59.88
View Details08/05/89AP91 1/4 mD03 MAmerican Derby-G1Awe InspiringDispersalCaesar2:02.40
View Details08/05/67AP81 1/8 mD03 MAmerican DerbyDamascusIn RealityFavorable Turn1:46.80
View Details08/06/66AP81 1/8 mD03+ MAmerican DerbyBuckpasserJolly JetAdvocator1:47.00
View Details08/10/63AP11 1/4 mD03 MAmerican DerbyCandy Spots  2:02.00
View Details08/31/57WaP81 3/16 mT0 American Derby-G2Round TableIron LiegeEkaba1:55.00
View Details08/30/55WaP71 3/8 m T03 MAmerican DerbySwapsTraffic JudgeParador1:54.30
View DetailsView Video08/22/53WaP71 1/8 mD03 MAmerican DerbyNative DancerLand LockedPrecious Stone1:48.40
View Details08/28/48WaP71 1/4 mD0 American DerbyCitationFree AmericaVolcanic2:01.60