Canadian Derby

Saturday, August 25

It’s the biggest event in Western Canadian racing—a thrilling afternoon where the past and present collide. A day of glamour and action, filled with history and tradition. Celebrate the 89th and Final Canadian Derby this August 25 at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino.

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Chief Know It All Wins the 88th Canadian Derby

Rico Walcott was aboard Chief Know It All when he galloped to victory on Saturday, August 19 in the 88th running of the Canadian Derby at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino. The horse Double Bear shot out of the gate and took an early lead, looking strong for a good portion of the one and three eighth miles race. He ended up tied for second with Trooper John.

Chief Know It All is trained by Robertino Diodoro and is owned in a partnership between Rollingson Racing Stable, Randy Howg, Rick Wiest and Clayton Wiest. This horse has ten races under his bridle and has come in first three times from those starts. He has earned a total of $144,506 since his racing debut.

Congratulations from Northlands to the entire team that helped bring Chief Know It All the win at this year’s Canadian Derby.

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

The 38th running of the Sonoma Stakes ($75,000)

Horse: Anstrum
Jockey: Keishan Balgobin
Trainer: Monica Russell

The 47th Running of The City of Edmonton Distaff ($75,000)

Horse: Tara’s Way
Jockey: Shamaree Muir
Trainer: Rick Hedge

The First Running of The Timely Ruckus Stake ($50,000)

Horse: Sir Bronx
Jockey: Shamaree Muir
Trainer: Rick Hedge

The 56th running of the Westerner Stakes ($50,000)

Horse: Killin Me Smalls
Jockey: Keishan Balgobin
Trainer: Ernie Keller

Northlands Marathon second leg ($19,000 Estimated)

Horse: Whiskey Bird
Jockey: Shannon Beauregard
Trainer: Ernie Keller

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.

Canadian Derby