Racing in Style

The 87th Running of the Canadian Derby

Derby Information

The biggest day in Western Canadian Thoroughbred racing will amp up the excitement to a new level when country star Paul Brandt takes the Infield stage to conclude what is guaranteed to be an amazing experience for everyone. Find the ticket package that is right for you and join us as we celebrate 87 years of Canadian Derby excellence.

Saturday, August 20 | Post Time: 1 p.m.

Ready Intaglio wins the 87th running of the Canadian Derby presented by CIBC

EDMONTON, AB (August 20, 2016) – Shamaree Muir rode local favourite Ready Intaglio to victory on Saturday, August 20 in the 87th running of the Canadian Derby at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino. This year’s finish was one of the closest finishes in recent history. The last seven editions of the Canadian Derby have broken the $1-million dollar wagering mark. This year, wagering reached $1,166,083 at the running of the 87th Canadian Derby.

Shamaree Muir is one of the youngest jockeys to win the Canadian Derby at the age of 21. Muir hails from Jamaica where his previous biggest win was the Super Stakes. This up-and-comer was the two-time leading apprentice in Jamaica. Now he has captured a Grade III, solidifying his spot as a top jockey in Western Canada. Trainer Amber Meyaard and her husband Jim won the Canadian Derby in 2010 with No Hesitation. Ready Intaglio sprinted through on the inside and survived an inquiry to prevail at 7-2 to win the 87th Canadian Derby. Leading up to his derby win, Ready Intaglio won both of his derby prep races the Count Lathum and the Ky Alta.
This is owner Robbin Martens’ first Derby victory.

Coming in second was Solve ridden by Dane Nelson and trained by Robertino Diodoro followed by The Accuser ridden by Damario Bynoe and trained by Rob Chabot.

Below are the results from the three stakes races run on today’s card:

The 37th running of the Sonoma Stakes ($50,000)
Horse: Onestaratatime
Jockey: Rico Walcott
Trainer: Greg Tracy

The City of Edmonton Distaff ($75,000)
Horse: Hero’s Amor
Jockey: Rico Walcott
Trainer: Tim Rycroft

The Northlands Marathon leg one ($18,000)
Horse: Kissinthetheatre
Jockey: Dane Nelson
Trainer: Rodney Cone

The 55th running of the Westerner Stakes ($50,000)
Horse: Killlin Me Smalls
Jockey: Keishan Balgobin
Trainer: Ernie Keller

Food & Beverage

Food options vary by ticket package. Concessions can be found throughout the Derby area. They all open at noon.



Tickets are available for a variety of areas.  Please visit our ticket page


You can purchase tickets for the Grandstand at the ticket kiosk located outside the main doors. Tickets are subject to availability.

Derby Day Attire Suggestions

Canadian Derby is all about dressing to impress! Here are some suggestions to help you celebrate the spirit of the day in a way that’s comfortable:


Bold and pastel coloured dresses and suits serve as traditional Derby day attire. Hats and fascinators are considered an essential part of the ensemble and high heels are always a stylish way to complete your outfit (but it’s always a good idea to pack a comfortable pair of shoes).


To obtain that ideal derby look, we recommend light summer suits and sport coats, khakis or dress pants, light-colored shirts and smart, colourful neck or bow ties. Hats are key to finishing off the look.

For those watching from the infield we advise that you bring bug spray, sunglasses, and sunscreen to best enjoy the whole day without annoyance.

Post Times
Race #1 1:00 p.m.
Race #2 1:26 p.m.
Race #3 1:52 p.m.
Race #4 2:20 p.m.
Race #5 2:50 p.m.
Race #6 3:20 p.m.
Race #7 3:50 p.m.
Race #8 4:50 p.m.
Live Infield concert featuring Gord Bamford 5:00 p.m.
Race #9 5:50 p.m.
Live Infield concert featuring Gord Bamford 6:00 p.m.
Race #10 6:50 p.m.
Canadian Derby 7:45 p.m.
Live Infield concert featuring Paul Brandt 9:00 p.m.

* Times Subject to change


General Parking: $10

VIP Parking*: $16
*Available as an add-on option on Ticketmaster. Limited spots available.

Map & Directions

Click here to view how to get to Northlands Park

*Please note on August 20 there will be a $10 parking fee for the 87th Canadian Derby

Guest Services & Information

For any information on the Canadian Derby please visit our Information Booth located at the entrance.

Race Programs will be available for sale at all Guest Services booths on Derby day, as well as at the main doors upon entry to the tarmac.

Our Wagering Ambassadors are willing to help you with all of your wagering questions. Visit the How to Wager page to learn more.