The Super Derby is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in September at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, Louisiana.
Inaugurated in 1980, the Super Derby is open to 3-year-olds and the distance is 1 1/8 miles on the dirt. A Grade II event, it's the richest race held at Louisiana Downs. In its history, the Super Derby has attracted some of the top horses in the country including winners of all three American Classic Races. A Grade I race from its inception until 2002, the Super Derby was originally run at the classic 1-1/4 mile distance. From 2002 through 2004 it was raced at 1-1/8 miles then in 2005 it reverted to the original 1-1/4 miles but went back to the shorter 1-1/8 format in 2006. The Super Derby currently is a Grade II race that carries a purse of $500,000.
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