EDMONTON, AB – Rico Walcott rode Edison to victory this afternoon in the 85th running of the Canadian Derby at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino. This is Rico’s second consecutive Canadian Derby championship following last year’s victory on Broadway Empire.

Trainer Robertino Diodoro and owners Fouad El Kardy, Bob Butz and Rick Running Rabbit watched as Edison, from several of same connections as last year’s winner Broadway Empire, delighted fans by winning the Canadian Derby with 5-2 odds. Coming in second place was Remembertobreathe ridden by Ryan Pacheco and trained by Sylvea Gregory and in third place was Private Money Game ridden by Damario Bynoe and trained by Linda Kropius.

Below are the results from the three stakes races run on today’s card:

The 44th running of the City of Edmonton Distaff
Horse: Tempered Sapphire
Jockey: Rico Walcott
Trainer: Rod Cone

The Northlands Marathon leg one
Horse: Short Memo
Jockey: Rico Walcott
Trainer: Robertino Diodoro

The 53rd running of the Westerner Stakes
Horse: Killin Me Smalls
Jockey: Ruben Lara
Trainer: Ernie Keller

The last six editions of the Canadian Derby have broken the $1-million dollar wagering mark. This year, wagering reached $1,257,544.

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