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87th Canadian Derby - Ready Intaglio wins Canadian Derby

Written by Lori Coté, Northlands
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Ready Intaglio wins the 87th running of the Canadian Derby presented by CIBC

EDMONTON, AB (August 20, 2016) – Shamaree Muir rode local favourite Ready Intaglio to victory on Saturday, August 20 in the 87th running of the Canadian Derby at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino. This year’s finish was one of the closest finishes in recent history. The last seven editions of the Canadian Derby have broken the $1-million dollar wagering mark. This year, wagering reached $1,166,083 at the running of the 87th Canadian Derby.

Shamaree Muir is one of the youngest jockeys to win the Canadian Derby at the age of 21.  Muir hails from Jamaica where his previous biggest win was the Super Stakes. This up-and-comer was the two-time leading apprentice in Jamaica. Now he has captured a Grade III, solidifying his spot as a top jockey in Western Canada. Trainer Amber Meyaard and her husband Jim won the Canadian Derby in 2010 with No Hesitation. Ready Intaglio sprinted through on the inside and survived an inquiry to prevail at 7-2 to win the 87th Canadian Derby. Leading up to his derby win, Ready Intaglio won both of his derby prep races the Count Lathum and the Ky Alta. This is owner Robbin Martens’ first Derby victory.

Coming in second was Solve ridden by Dane Nelson and trained by Robertino Diodoro followed by The Accuser ridden by Damario Bynoe and trained by Rob Chabot.

Results from the other three stakes races run on today’s card:

The 37th running of the Sonoma Stakes ($50,000)
Horse: Onestaratatime
Jockey: Rico Walcott
Trainer: Greg Tracy
The City of Edmonton Distaff ($75,000)
Horse: Hero’s Amor
Jockey: Rico Walcott
Trainer: Tim Rycroft
The Northlands Marathon leg one ($18,000)
Horse: Kissinthetheatre  
Jockey: Dane Nelson
Trainer: Rodney Cone
The 55th running of the Westerner Stakes ($50,000)
Horse: Killlin Me Smalls
Jockey: Keishan Balgobin
Trainer: Ernie Keller

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