Canadian Derby

Saturday, August 19, 2017

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 88th and Final running of the Canadian Derby this August 19 at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino and be part of history. Get your tickets now!

Ready Intaglio wins the 87th running of the Canadian Derby

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

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.