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Commonwealth Derby

The Virginia Derby is an American Thoroughbred horse race returning to Colonial Downs in New Kent County, Virginia. The race was previously known as the Commonwealth Derby when it was held at Laurel Park race track in Laurel, Maryland. A Grade III event, it is raced on turf at a distance of 9 Furlongs (1+18 miles) and is open to three-year-old horses.

Virginia Derby
Grade III race
LocationColonial Downs
New Kent County, Virginia
Inaugurated1998
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance1+18 miles (9 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
Purse$250,000 (2021)

From 1998 to 2013, the race was run at a distance of 1+14 miles. No race was held in 2014. Since 2015, the distance has been 1+18 miles. The Virginia Racing Commission announced the race will not be run in 2018 in anticipation of the 2019 reopening of Colonial Downs.

Fastest time:

  • 1+14 miles - 1:59.62 - Red Giant (2007)
  • 1+18 miles - 1:46.63 - Deeply Undervalued (2016)

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a Trainer:

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Distance
(Miles)
Time
Grade
2021 Wootton Asset Jose Ortiz H. Graham Motion Madekat Stables, LLC 1+18 1:46.79 III
2018 Race not held
2017 Just Howard Feargal Lynch H. Graham Motion Skeedattle Associates 1+18 1:45.81 II
2016 Deeply Undervalued Manuel Franco Chad C. Brown Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence 1+18 1:46.63 II
2015 One Go All Go Ronald Hisby Pavel Metajka Feel The Thunder Stable 1+18 1:48.10 II
2014 Race not held
2013 War Dancer Alan Garcia Kenneth G. McPeek Magdalena Racing 1+14 2:03.57 II
2012 Silver Max Robby Albarado Dale L. Romans Bacon/Wells 1+14 2:04.05 II
2011 Air Support Alex Solis Shug McGaughey Stuart S. Janney III 1+14 2:00.80 II
2010 Paddy O'Prado Kent J. Desormeaux Dale L. Romans Winchell Thoroughbreds 1+14 2:02.58 II
2009 Battle of Hastings Tyler Baze Jeff Mullins Michael House 1+14 2:03.29 II
2008 Gio Ponti Garrett Gomez Christophe Clement Castleton Lyons 1+14 2:02.22 II
2007 Red Giant Horacio Karamanos Todd A. Pletcher Peachtree Stable 1+14 1:59.62 II
2006 Go Between Garrett K. Gomez William I. Mott Peter Vegso 1+14 1:59.74 II
2005 English Channel John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher James T. Scatuorchio 1+14 2:02.57 III
2004 Kitten's Joy Edgar S. Prado Dale L. Romans Ken & Sarah Ramsey 1+14 2:01.22 III
2003 Silver Tree Edgar S. Prado William I. Mott Peter Vegso 1+14 2:01.11
2002 Orchard Park Edgar S. Prado William I. Mott Peter Vegso 1+14 2:03.10
2001 Potaro Brent Bartram Jonathan Sheppard Augustin Stable 1+14 2:02.18
2000 Lightning Paces Greg Hutton John J. Robb Tulip Hill Farm 1+14 2:02.18
1999 Phi Beta Doc Ramon Dominguez Robert W. Leonard Dennis Foster & R. Leonard 1+14 1:59.97
1998 Crowd Pleaser Jean-Luc Samyn Jonathan Sheppard Augustin Stable 1+14 2:00.28
Commonwealth Derby
Commonwealth Derby Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from Virginia Derby The Virginia Derby is an American Thoroughbred horse race returning to Colonial Downs in New Kent County Virginia The race was previously known as the Commonwealth Derby when it was held at Laurel Park race track in Laurel Maryland A Grade III event it is raced on turf at a distance of 9 Furlongs 1 1 8 miles and is open to three year old horses Virginia DerbyGrade III raceLocationColonial Downs New Kent County VirginiaInaugurated1998Race typeThoroughbred Flat racingRace informationDistance1 1 8 miles 9 furlongs SurfaceTurfTrackLeft handedQualificationThree year oldsPurse 250 000 2021 From 1998 to 2013 the race was run at a distance of 1 1 4 miles No race was held in 2014 Since 2015 the distance has been 1 1 8 miles The Virginia Racing Commission announced the race will not be run in 2018 in anticipation of the 2019 reopening of Colonial Downs Records EditFastest time 1 1 4 miles 1 59 62 Red Giant 2007 1 1 8 miles 1 46 63 Deeply Undervalued 2016 Most wins by an owner 3 Peter Vegso 2002 2003 2006 Most wins by a jockey 3 Edgar S Prado 2002 2003 2004 Most wins by a Trainer 3 William I Mott 2002 2003 2006 Winners of the Commonwealth Derby since 1998 EditYear Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Miles Time Grade2021 Wootton Asset Jose Ortiz H Graham Motion Madekat Stables LLC 1 1 8 1 46 79 III2018 Race not held2017 Just Howard Feargal Lynch H Graham Motion Skeedattle Associates 1 1 8 1 45 81 II2016 Deeply Undervalued Manuel Franco Chad C Brown Klaravich Stables amp William Lawrence 1 1 8 1 46 63 II2015 One Go All Go Ronald Hisby Pavel Metajka Feel The Thunder Stable 1 1 8 1 48 10 II2014 Race not held2013 War Dancer Alan Garcia Kenneth G McPeek Magdalena Racing 1 1 4 2 03 57 II2012 Silver Max Robby Albarado Dale L Romans Bacon Wells 1 1 4 2 04 05 II2011 Air Support Alex Solis Shug McGaughey Stuart S Janney III 1 1 4 2 00 80 II2010 Paddy O Prado Kent J Desormeaux Dale L Romans Winchell Thoroughbreds 1 1 4 2 02 58 II2009 Battle of Hastings Tyler Baze Jeff Mullins Michael House 1 1 4 2 03 29 II2008 Gio Ponti Garrett Gomez Christophe Clement Castleton Lyons 1 1 4 2 02 22 II2007 Red Giant Horacio Karamanos Todd A Pletcher Peachtree Stable 1 1 4 1 59 62 II2006 Go Between Garrett K Gomez William I Mott Peter Vegso 1 1 4 1 59 74 II2005 English Channel John R Velazquez Todd A Pletcher James T Scatuorchio 1 1 4 2 02 57 III2004 Kitten s Joy Edgar S Prado Dale L Romans Ken amp Sarah Ramsey 1 1 4 2 01 22 III2003 Silver Tree Edgar S Prado William I Mott Peter Vegso 1 1 4 2 01 112002 Orchard Park Edgar S Prado William I Mott Peter Vegso 1 1 4 2 03 102001 Potaro Brent Bartram Jonathan Sheppard Augustin Stable 1 1 4 2 02 182000 Lightning Paces Greg Hutton John J Robb Tulip Hill Farm 1 1 4 2 02 181999 Phi Beta Doc Ramon Dominguez Robert W Leonard Dennis Foster amp R Leonard 1 1 4 1 59 971998 Crowd Pleaser Jean Luc Samyn Jonathan Sheppard Augustin Stable 1 1 4 2 00 28References Edit Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Commonwealth Derby amp oldid 1042538672, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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