Horsemen are reminded that the free nomination deadline for the $800,000 Sunland Derby (Gr. III) is Tuesday, February 1.
The Sunland Derby (Gr. III) is one of the richest Kentucky Derby prep races in North America and will be run at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino on Sunday, March 27. The distance is 1 and 1/8 miles. Sunland Park’s biggest day offers up over $1.4 million in stakes races including the $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks at one and one-sixteenth miles.
The 2011 Sunland Derby (Gr. III) winner will take home $400,000 and earn a berth to the Kentucky Derby. The free nominations from Feb. 1 will require a $5,000 starting fee. Free supplemental nominations made on March 1 will require a $10,000 starting fee.
Owners and trainers can contact racing secretary Michael Shamburg at (575) 874-5238.