The Belmont Derby Invitational

  • Location: Belmont Park
  • Inaugural Race: 1929
  • Distance: 1 & 1/4 miles (10 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-Handed Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds
  • 2020 Purse: $250,000
  • 2020 Date: October 3rd, 2020
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2020 Belmont Derby Invitational Entries and Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
2
Gufo
Junior Alvarado
Christophe Clement
$4.90
$3.10
$2.40
1
No Word
Jose L. Ortiz
Todd A. Pletcher
$4.00
$2.90
3
Mo Ready
Kendrick Carmouche
Todd A. Pletcher
$7.40
9
Ajourneytofreedom
Benjamin Hernandez
Michael J. Maker
6
Pixelate
Jose Lezcano
Michael Stidham
8
Moon Over Miami
Eric Cancel
William I. Mott
5
South Bend
Dylan Davis
William I. Mott
7
Venezuelan Hug
Manuel Franco
Danny Gargan

Exotics Payoffs:

  • $2 Exacta (2-1): $14.40
  • $2 Trifecta (2-1-3): $133.00
  • $2 Superfecta (2-1-3-9): $1,252.00

Watch the 2020 Belmont Derby Invitational


A Brief History of the Belmont Derby

While the name might be new to some race fans, the Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes (or simply Belmont Derby) has deep roots in horse racing history. In 1929, the race was established at the now-defunct Jamaica Racetrack as the Jamaica Handicap, named for the neighborhood in Queens, New York that the track called home. The race was run there for 30 years until the closing of the Jamaica Racetrack in 1959. The 1960 running was held at the Aqueduct Racetrack, and subsequently put on hiatus until 1975. Between 1975 and 1987, the race bounced between Aqueduct and Belmont until officials decided that its permanent home would be at Belmont. In 2014 the race was renamed the Belmont Derby, along with changes to its distance (1 1/8th miles to 1 ¼ miles) and purse (winners to get $1,250,000 instead of $500,000).

Notable entries in the Belmont Derby include Piet (3-time race winner) and millionaire Thoroughbreds Ruhlmann (1988 winner), Subordination (1997 winner), and Artie Shiller (2004 winner).


Belmont Derby Race Records

View race records for the Belmont Derby below:

Speed record (at current distance of ​1 14 miles):

1:58.29
Henley's Joy - 2019

Most Wins by a Jockey

4
Richard Migliore (1984, 1986, 1996, 2004)

Most Wins by a Trainer

3
4 Tied: Bert Mulholland (1936, 1941, 1942), C.R. McGaughey III (1987, 1990, 2014), R. Emmitt Potts (1949, 1950, 1951), William I. Mott (2000, 2003, 2008)

Most Wins by an Owner

4
George D. Widener, Jr.  (1931, 1936, 1941, 1942)


Historical Results for the Belmont Derby

In the table below, you will find records of all of the winners of the Belmont Derby, including winning horses, jockeys, trainers, and times:

Year
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Winner
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Jockey
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Trainer
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Owner
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Time
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2020
Gufo
Junior Alvarado
Christophe Clement
Otter Bend Stables, LLC
2:02.25
2019
Henley's Joy
Jose Lezcano
Michael J. Maker
Bloom Racing Stable
01:58.3
2018
Catholic Boy
Javier Castellano
Jonathan Thomas
Twin Creeks Racing Stables et al
01:59.3
2017
Oscar Performance
José Ortiz
Brian A. Lynch
Amerman Racing
02:00.3
2016
Deauville (IRE)
Jamie Spencer
Aidan O'Brien
Hay, Smith, Magnier and Tabor
02:00.5
2015
Force the Pass
Joel Rosario
Alan E. Goldberg
Richard Santulli
02:01.2
2014
Mr Speaker
Jose Lezcano
C. R. McGaughey III
Phipps Stable
02:01.1
2013
Up With the Birds
Cornelio Velasquez
Malcolm Pierce
Sam-Son Farms
01:48.7
2012
King David
Rosie Napravnik
Michael J. Maker
Scarlet Stable
01:52.9
2011
Western Aristocrat
Corey Nakatani
Jeremy Noseda
Vinery Stables
01:50.3