News About: 2013 Australian Derby

Nine Derby Rivals for It’s A Dundeel

Nine Derby Rivals for It’s A Dundeel

9 Apr, 2013

Classy New Zealand colt It’s A Dundeel will face nine rivals when he starts as an odds-on favourite in the Group 1 $1.5 million Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick on Saturday.

It's A Dundeel heads a 10-horse Australian Derby field. Photo by: Steve Hart.

The Murray Baker-trained galloper has drawn barrier eight and is expected …

Fiveandahalfstar Out, Derby Dundeel?

Fiveandahalfstar Out, Derby Dundeel?

9 Apr, 2013

When news filtered through yesterday that Fiveandahalfstar would miss Saturday’s $1.5 million Australian Derby (2400m), it is likely there were plenty of smiles inside the camp of It’s A Dundeel.

It's A Dundeel will be tough to beat in the Australian Derby. Photo by: Steve Hart.

The BMW and Victoria Derby winner stood as the …

Philippi Confirms Australian Derby Credentials

Philippi Confirms Australian Derby Credentials

6 Apr, 2013

Tulloch Stakes winner Philippi could back up in next Saturday's Australian Derby. Photo by: Steve Hart.

Victorian colt Philippi faces a possible seven-day turnaround into next weekend’s $1.5 million Australian Derby (2400m) after scoring a strong win in the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill today.

The Michael Kent-trained three-year-old has shown promise without …

Hvasstan Ready to Take on Sydney

Hvasstan Ready to Take on Sydney

19 Mar, 2013

Sydney three-year-olds beware.

Hvasstan will head to Sydney to tackle the Rosehill Guineas. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Hvasstan is coming and it isn’t to run second.

The Peter Gelagotis-trained colt will take on Randwick Guineas winner It’s A Dundeel in Saturday week’s Rosehill Guineas (2000m) after a strong win in the Group 2 Alister …

Castlzeberg Joins OTI for Australian Derby Tilt

Castlzeberg Joins OTI for Australian Derby Tilt

6 Mar, 2013

New Zealand Derby third placegetter Castlzeberg has arrived safely in Australia ahead of a tilt at next month’s Australian Derby.

The three-year-old travelled to Melbourne on Sunday night where he will be trained by Danny O’Brien for new owners OTI Racing.

OTI have confirmed the Castledale gelding will be targeted at the Group 1 Australian …