Del Mar Derby

The Del Mar Derby is an American thoroughbred horse race run annually during the first week of September at Del Mar Race Track in Del Mar, California. A Grade II race open to three-year-old horses, it is contested on turf over a distance of one and one-eighth miles (9 furlongs).

Inaugurated in 1945 as the Quigley Memorial Handicap at a distance of 1-1/16 miles on dirt, it was renamed in 1948, modified to its present distance in 1950, and moved to turf in 1970. It was raced in two divisions in 1963 and again in 1970. In 1968 there was a dead heat for the win.

Del Mar Race Track Graded Stakes Races

Stakes Race Grade Purse
Eddie Read Stakes I $300,000
San Clemente Handicap II $150,000
Cougar II Handicap III $125,000
San Diego Handicap II $200,000
Bing Crosby Stakes I $250,000
Sorrento Stakes III $150,000
Clement L. Hirsch Stakes I $300,000
Best Pal Stakes II $150,000
La Jolla Handicap II $150,000
John C. Mabee Stakes II $250,000
Del Mar Oaks I $250,000
Rancho Bernardo Handicap III $150,000
Del Mar Mile II $200,000
Del Mar Handicap II $200,000
Pacific Classic Stakes I $1,000,000
Pat O'Brien Stakes I $250,000
Del Mar Debutante I $250,000
Del Mar Derby II $250,000
Palomar Handicap II $150,000
Del Mar Futurity I $250,000
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