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All American Derby

All American Derby

World's Richest Quarter Horse Derby

The Quarter Horse derby that is the premier derby and carries the sport's largest derby purse is the Grade 1 All American Derby.

Run over 440 yards on the day before Labor Day, the All American Derby offers the winner more than just the lion's share of the large purse, which has reached as high as $2.8 million. It also awards the winner with an invitation to the Grade 1, $600,000 Champion of Champions at Los Alamitos Race Course in Southern California. (The Grade 1 All American Gold Cup, contested on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, also offers a Champion of Champions invitation to the winner.)


For complete information on the history of the All American Derby, see the All American Derby Media Guide.


Too Flash For You winning the 2014 $1.9 million All American Derby by one-half length over champion Five Bar Cartel. Houdini finished third. Feature Hero winning the 2013 $2.8 million All American Derby by a neck over Bon Accord. Point Break Dash finished third. The 2013 All American Derby offered the largest purse in quarter horse racing history.


All American Derby Winners

Year    Horse                            Owner                                       Trainer                           Jockey

1974    Pass Over                     Jack Delmar                             Bubba Cascio                Jerry Nicodemus

1975    Vim And Vigor             Clarence Scharbauer Jr.          Don Farris                      Danny Cardoza

1976    Mito Wise Dancer        Dodd/Pogue/Rheudasil           Bubba Werner               J.C. Wiley

1977    My Easy Credit             Harold Burford                         Walter Merrick               Gary Sumpter

1978    Medley Glass                Lo-Pa Inc.                                 Gene Tefertiller              Jerry Nicodemus

1979    Dickeys Fireman          Lyle Simmelink/R. Farnam       James McArthur             Donald Knight

1980    Native Gambler            Gary Benton                            Johnie Goodman             Billy Hunt

1981    Higheasterjet                G.D. Highsmith                         Johnie Goodman             Billy Hunt

1982    Justanold Love             J.E. Jumonville Jr.                    Bubba Cascio                  Jerry Nicodemus

1983    Make Mine Cash          R.D. Hubbard                            Don Farris                        Jerry Nicodemus

1984    Dashs Dream                Joe Kirk Fulton                         Mike Robbins                   Danny Cardoza

1985    Heavenly                       Roy Browning                          Jack Brooks                      Steve Harris

1986    Six Popper                     Phillips/Wood                          Sleepy Gilbreath               Alex Baldillez

1987    Ronas Ryon                    Plummer/Barnham/Darden   Arnold Simmons                Jerry Nicodemus

1988    Dash For Speed            Blakeman/Bradbury               Larry Keiter                         Steve Fuller

1989    See Me Do It                 Jean Dillard                            Robert Turner                       Larry Layton

1990    Special Project             L Burbank/J Douglas             Jack Brooks                         Gary Sumpter

1991    See Me Gone                Jean Chavers/Nameless Inc  J.B. Montgomery                 Joe Martinez

1992    Femmes Frolic             Roger Knight Jr.                       Bruce Bell                             Jerry Yoakum

1993    Royal Down Dash        Victor Diaz                              Jose Dominguez                   Joe Martinez

1994    I Hear A Symphony     Tommy Bass                            Kenneth Roberts                  Charles McMahon

1995    Meter Me Gone           Vessels Stallion Farm             Kenny Hart                            Danny Cardoza

1996    Winalota Cash             Andra Meridyth                       Gregg Sanders                     Billy Peterson

1997    Dashing Perfection      Robert Moore                          Jack Brooks                         G.R. Carter Jr.

1998    The Casanova              William O. Dale                       John Stinebaugh                 Jacky Martin

1999    Old Habits                    Vessels/Knorpp et al              Danny Cardoza                    Dusty Stimpson

2000    A Delightful Dasher     Gwendolyn Eaves                 Joe Badilla                            John Bassett

2001    Stoli                                R.D. Hubbard                         Bonifacio Perez                   Claire Greendwood

2002    Genuine Strawfly          Willis/Criswell/McBride         Antonio Escareno                Carl Draper

2003    Snow Big Deal              IV in Texas Racing                 Joe Badilla                           Sleepy Gilbreath

2004    Brimmerton                   Bobby Cox                             Juan Vazquez                      Mike Joiner

2005    DM Shicago                  Don Moler/Fredda Draper    Juan Vazquez                      Carl Draper

2006    Arealstraitheart             MJ Enterprises                       Esgar Ramirez                     Ben Torres

2007    Dont Let Down              Bobby Cox                             Juan Vazquez                      John Buchanan

2008    Noconi                           RD Hubbard/Johnny Jones  Paul Jones                            Ramon Sanchez

2009    Inseperable                   Harrel/Adams/Peacock         Paul Jones                           Cody Jensen

2010    Double Down Special   Vanessa Bartoo                      John Stinebaugh                Jacky Martin

2011    Llano Teller                     Wootan/Reed Land & Cattle  J. Heath Reed                      Ramon Sanchez

2012    Ochoa                            J Bar 7/Cluck/Benson             Sleepy Gilbreath                 Roy Baldillez

2013    Feature Hero                Reliance Ranches LLC             Eddie Willis                         Jimmy D Brooks

2014    Too Flash For You         Espinosa/Laird/Laird               Wes Giles                            Larry Gamez