The Santa Anita Derby

About The Race

The Santa Anita Derby is the the most significant West Coast qualifier for the Kentucky Derby. It began in 1935 and since the first race more than five Santa Anita Derby winners have gone on to win the Kentucky Derby.

Before you decide to stay home and watch and bet this race from the comfort of your couch, you should check out Santa Anita Racetrack.

Just like the Kentucky Derby, The Santa Anita Derby features 3-year-olds. The beautiful California mountains set the perfect scene for an always competitive 1 1/8 mile race. Some of the world’s best trainers and jockeys are always in attendance. Trainers like Bob Baffert and other famous trainers consistently have horses in the field in the field.