09/11/2015 1:01PM

Academic looks to make history in B.C. Derby


VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Academic will try to become the first filly to win the British Columbia Derby since 1956, when Ali Miss earned $3,125 for her win in the 1 1/8-mile race. Academic will receive considerably more – $137,500 – if she wins the 70th running of the Grade 3, $250,000 race that drew nine horses. Post time for the B.C. Derby is 4:42 p.m. Pacific. At 121 pounds, Academic will receive five pounds from the field.