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Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby Returns

Event Details

Pennsylvania Derby & Cotillion Day
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Featured Races:
$1 Million G1 Pennsylvania Derby
$1 Million G1 Cotillion Stakes
$300,000 G2 Gallant Bob

Gates Open: 11:00am
First Live Post: 12:25pm

Join us for free family fun in the picnic grove, live music, DJ, souvenir merchandise. Plus BBQ and food & beverage specials.

Broadcast Details

Featured on WPHL-17
Saturday, September 25, 4pm – 6pm EST

The $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (GI), a marquee race on the calendar for three-year-olds, will return after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Racing fans across America will get to watch the country’s top sophomores meet up one final time before facing older rivals in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) which will be held this year at Del Mar. The Pennsylvania Derby (GI) boasts a storied history and past winners include Eclipse Award winner Will Take Charge (2013) and Breeders’ Cup Classic champion Bayern (2014).

The star-studded event will be held on Saturday, September 25 alongside eight other stakes races on both turf and dirt, five of which are graded, including the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (GI) for three-year-old fillies.

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainerOwnerGradeTime
2019Math Wizard3Irad Ortiz, Jrsaffie josephFanelli,John,Mishref,Khalid,Cash Is King llc,lcI1:50.94
2018McKinzie3Mike SmithBob BaffertKarl Watson, M. E. Pegram, Paul WeitmanI1:52.05
2017West Coast3Mike SmithBob BaffertGary and Mary WestI1:49.91
2016Connect3Javier CastellanoChad C. BrownPaul P. PompaII1:50.20
2015Frosted3Joel RosarioKiaran McLaughlinGodolphin RacingII1:50.04
2014Bayern3Martin GarciaBob BaffertKaleem ShahII1:46.96 *
2013Will Take Charge3Luis SaezD. Wayne LukasWillis D. HortonII1:49.28
2012Handsome Mike3Irad Ortiz, JrLeandro MoraJ. Paul ReddamII1:51.63
2011To Honor and Serve3Jose LezcanoWilliam MottLive Oak PlantationII1:47.34
2010Morning Line3John VelazquezNick ZitoThoroughbred Legends RacingII1:47.85
2009Gone Astray3Eddie CastroShug McGaugheyPhipps StableII1:48.27
2008Anak Nakal3Joe BravoNick ZitoFour Roses ThoroughbredsII1:48.99
2007Timber Reserve3Javier CastellanoJohn C. KimmelCircle E Racing et al.II1:47.67
2006No race
2005Sun King3Rafael BejaranoNick ZitoTracy FarmerII1:49.43
2004Love of Money3Robby AlbaradoRichard E. Dutrow Jr.Jay Em Ess StableII1:48.42
2003Grande Hombre3Joe BravoDennis ManningEarle I. MackIII1:49.03
2002Harlan’s Holiday3Edgar PradoTodd PletcherStarlight StablesIII1:51.10
2001Macho Uno3Gary StevensJoe OrsenoStronach StablesIII1:49.03
2000Pine Dance3Mike McCarthyDermot WeldGeorge HofmeisterIII1:49.03
1999Smart Guy3Robert ColtonTimothy RitcheyGoodfellas StableIII1:49.40
1998Rock and Roll3Heberto Castillo Jr.William MottM. Paulson & J. CraigIII1:47.69
1997Frisk Me Now3Edwin L. King Jr.Robert J. DursoCarol R. DenderIII1:48.14
1996Devil’s Honor3Tony BlackWalter C. ReeseNoreen CarpenitoIII1:48.58
1995Pineing Patty3Larry MelanconLynn S. WhitingW. Cal ParteeII1:48.05
1994Meadow Flight3Joe BravoJames RyersonAliyuee Ben J StablesII1:49.08
1993Wallenda3Herb McCauleyFrank A. AlexanderDogwood StableII1:49.33
1992Thelastcrusade3Victor MolinaPam ShavelsonPetrified StableII1:49.47
1991Valley Crossing3Andrea SeefeldtRichard W. SmallRobert E. MeyerhoffII1:50.00
1990Summer Squall3Pat DayNeil J. HowardDogwood StableII1:48.20
1989Western Playboy3Kerwin ClarkHarvey L. VanierN. A. Vanier/Script R FarmII1:47.60
1988Cefis3Larry SaumellWoody StephensRyehill FarmII1:49.60
1987Afleet3Gary StahlbaumPhil EnglandTaylor Made FarmII1:48.20
1986Broad Brush3Ángel Cordero Jr.Richard W. SmallRobert E. MeyerhoffII1:50.80
1985Skip Trial3Jean-Luc SamynSonny HineZelda CohenII1:50.20
1984Morning Bob3Greg McCarronWoody StephensBrushwood StableII1:49.40
1983Dixieland Band3William J. PassmoreCharles PeoplesMary SharpII1:49.40
1982Spanish Drums3Jacinto VásquezAnthony ArcodiaAnthony DrakasIII1:49.00
1981Summing3George MartensLuis S. BarreraCharles T. Wilson Jr.III1:49.00
1980Lively King3Chris BakerLeon A. Parker Jr.Frank A. Bonsal Jr.1:48.80
1979Smarten3Sam MapleWoody StephensRyehill Farm1:49.20