- Date: Saturday April 2, 2016
- Racecourse: Randwick
- Race Distance: 2,400m
- Conditions: 3YO Set Weight
- Prize Money: $2 million
2016 Australian Derby News
Melbourne jockey Ben Melham has picked up the ride on Australian Derby winner Tavago when he resumes for the Spring in the Group 1 $500,000 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on August 27.
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The 2016 ATC Australian Derby is a Group 1 race that is held at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney on Day 1 of The Championships during April each year. Run over a distance of 2,400 metres, the ATC Australian Derby is worth $2 million in prize money.
The ATC Australian Derby is run under set weight conditions and is open to three-year-olds only. The ATC Australian Derby is held on the same day as the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes, the Group 1 ATC Sires Produce Stakes and the Group 1 Doncaster Mile.
The first ATC Australian Derby was run in 1861 when it was won by Kyogle. Geldings were prohibited from running in the race from 1932-1956. The ATC Australian Derby was originally part of the Sydney Spring Racing carnival, but was switched to an autumn feature in 1979. It is the premier race for three-year-olds held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The set-weight conditions of the race mean that the quality gallopers are given every chance to succeed, favouring the classier horses. Horses that perform well in the ATC Australian Derby often go on to run in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup, while the runners have usually come via races such as the Group 1 Randwick Guineas, Group 1 Rosehill Guineas and Group 2 Tulloch Stakes.
Notable winners of the ATC Australian Derby include Trident (1886), Heroic (1924), Phar Lap (1929), Peter Pan (1932), Tulloch (1957), Skyline (1958), Kingston Town (1980), Strawberry Road (1983), Tristarc (1985), Research (1989), Naturalism (1992), Octagonal (1996), Starcraft (2004), Eremein (2005), Shoot Out (2010) and Shamrocker (2011).
Australian Derby Field
Raced over 2400 metres, the Australian Derby gives its runners an opportunity to secure a share of $2 million in prize money.
2016 Australian Derby Field
The 2016 Australian Derby field will likely present some strong runners and is sure to make for an interesting race.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||311731×421||TARZINO (NZ)||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||6||56.5kg||110|
|2||462111×064||VANBRUGH||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||8||56.5kg||100|
|3||313632×906||ETYMOLOGY||John O’Shea||Sam Clipperton||5||56.5kg||88|
|4||52215×1111||TALLY||John O’Shea||James McDonald||9||56.5kg||94|
|5||17148×6594||SOVEREIGN NATION||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Brenton Avdulla||11||56.5kg||84|
|6||16211×8872||TORGERSEN (NZ)||Chris Waller||Opie Bosson||7||56.5kg||83|
|7||69358×8230||GOLD AMBITION (NZ)||Bjorn Baker||Zac Purton||13||56.5kg||80|
|8||1567412||WHAT’S THE STORY (NZ)||Stephen Mckee||Blake Shinn||4||56.5kg||90|
|9||211306||TAVAGO (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Tommy Berry||1||56.5kg||84|
|10||2251×9129||CROSLEY HOTSHOT||Bjorn Baker||Damian Lane||10||56.5kg||72|
|11||x323262208||OH SO SPLENDIDO (NZ)||Bruce Wallace||Christian Reith||3||56.5kg||–|
|12||4372×51220||ALFDEN||Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones||Tim Clark||2||56.5kg||56|
|13||x33211x453||JAMEKA||Ciaron Maher||Damien Oliver||12||54.5kg||105|
2016 Australian Derby Nominations
Past Winners & Results
Here you will find a list of winners and past results for the ATC Australian Derby since the year 2000.
|2017||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2016||1 Tavago||2 Jameka||3 Tally||2:33.6|
|2015||1 Mongolian Khan||2 Hauraki||3 Volkstok’n’barrell||2:37.1|
|2014||1 Criterion||2 Tupac Amaru||3 Hooked||2:38.5|
|2013||1 It’s A Dundeel||2 Philippi||3 Kingdoms||2:33.5|
|2012||1 Ethiopia||2 Polish Knight||3 Laser Hawk||2:28.7|
|2011||1 Shamrocker||2 Retrieve||3 Anacheeva||2:29.4|
|2010||1 Shoot Out||2 Descarado||3 Monaco Consul||2:32.6|
|2009||1 Roman Emperor||2 Harris Tweed||3 Predatory Pricer||2:31.0|
|2008||1 Nom De Jeu||2 Red Ruler||3 Littorio||2:36.2|
|2007||1 Flumicino||2 Ambitious General||3 Tuesday Joy||2:36.4|
|2006||1 Headturner||2 De Beers||3 Testafiable||2:29.9|
|2005||1 Eremein||2 Stella Grande||3 Railings||2:35.8|
|2004||1 Starcraft||2 Braeloch||3 Delzao||2:34.8|
|2003||1 Clangalang||2 Strasbourg||3 Mummify||2:32.3|
|2002||1 Don Eduardo||2 Carnegie Express||3 Pentastic||2:32.7|
|2001||1 Universal Prince||2 Sir Clive||3 Danamite||2:30.8|
|2000||1 Fairway||2 Shogun Lodge||3 Now Voyager||2:34.0|