09/02/2015 1:20PM

Academic will try to school males in British Columbia Derby

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Academic will try to become the first filly to win the Grade 3, $250,000 British Columbia Derby since Ali Miss won the richest race in western Canada in 1956. It was the second straight year a filly beat males in the Derby. In 1955, My Ladylove earned $2,600 for her win going 1 1/4 miles. The race has been contested over 1 1/8 miles since 1965.

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