canadian derby

Explode Takes Canadian Derby Via Disqualification

Ole Nielsen’s Explode stretched his winning streak to four races in a row on Sunday, elevated to first place after the disqualification of Journeyman due to interference in the Grade 3 Canadian Derby at Century Mile Racetrack. The 3-year-old son of Trappe Shot, ridden by Amadeo Perez for trainer Mark Cloutier, completed 1 1/4 miles […]

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Derby Echo? Two Years Later, Judge Changes Result Of Canadian Graded Stakes Race

Two years after the running of the 2017 G3 Canadian Derby, an Alberta judge issued a ruling which has officially altered the results of the race. According to, Justice J.M. Ross ruled this week that Double Bear is now the official winner of the Northlands Park contest, though Equibase has not changed the results online. The […]

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Sky Promise Wins Final Running Of Canadian Derby At Northlands Park

The 89th and final Canadian Derby at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino capped off a tremendous day of Thoroughbred horse racing with an amazing win by Sky Promise ridden by Rico Walcott. Sky Promise held off a late running Day Raider to earn top spot and $120,000 of the $200,000 derby purse. Sky Promise will go […]

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Northlands Park: Court System Likely To Determine Winner Of Canadian Derby

Last weekend’s running of the G3 Canadian Derby at Northlands Park provided fans with a very exciting finish, involving three horses, a photo finish, both a trainer and jockey objection, and a dead-heat. Even after Chief Know It All was declared the winner at the track, it may end up that a court of law determines […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Justin Stein’s Most Unusual Life

Young Elias Stein, pushing five years old, has urgent advice for his father, Justin: “Use the green stick, dad,” he says. And then the questions always come: “Did you win a race with it? Did you use the green stick?” Yes, Justin Stein used that green stick to win the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine racetrack […]

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Academic Shines In Canadian Derby Romp

Academic proved much the best over her male rivals with an eight-length victory in the G3 Canadian Derby at Northlands Park Saturday. Trained by Tim Rycroft for owners Bear Stables and Riversedge Racing Stable, Academic last raced in the Queen’s Plate July 5, where she was eased out of contention on the far turn. Justin […]

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Mott on the Move

Although she was making her first foray into graded stakes company, Besilu Stables’ Crown Queen showed her class with a sharp half-length score in the G2 Lake Placid Stakes at Saratoga. The victory by the half-sister to Royal Delta provided trainer Bill Mott with his seventh graded stakes winner of the year, and moved him […]

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Jockey Walcott Wins Second Consecutive Canadian Derby Aboard Edison

Rico Walcott rode Edison to victory this afternoon in the 85th running of the Canadian Derby at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino. This is Rico’s second consecutive Canadian Derby championship following last year’s victory on Broadway Empire. Trainer Robertino Diodoro and owners Fouad El Kardy, Bob Butz and Rick Running Rabbit watched as Edison, from […]

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Northlands Park Wraps Up Successful Season

The 2013 thoroughbred racing season at Northlands Park concluded Monday with Aces Again winning the $50,000 Harvest Gold Plate and Canaveral Leader winning the $50,000 Duchess of York.  This season the all source per race handle increased by seven per cent over the 2012 season. “This year marked another successful thoroughbred season at Northlands Park,” […]

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