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Sunland Derby Day

March 25 @ 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

7 Stakes Races – $1.5 Million in Purses

Over $1.5 million in purses will be offered on Sunland Derby Day – Sunday, March 25, 2018. The 15th running of the $800,000 Sunland Derby (GR III) at one and one-eighth miles will be the richest and most important race of the meet for three-year-old Thoroughbreds seeking a berth in the 2018 Kentucky Derby. The winner of the Sunland Derby (GR III) receives 50 critical qualifying points for entry into the Kentucky Derby. A record crowd of 19,081 fans came to witness the 2015 edition of the Sunland Derby (GR III).

In addition to the Sunland Derby (GR III), the $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks, $100,000 Harry W. Henson Handicap, $100,000 Bill Thomas Memorial Handicap, $100,000 La Coneja Stakes, $100,000 New Mexico Breeders’ Oaks and $100,000 New Mexico Breeders’ Derby will help propel Sunland Park’s greatest day on March 25.

Photo courtesy of:  Coady Photography


March 25
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
1200 Futurity Dr.
Sunland Park, NM 88063-9057 United States
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(575) 874-5200