Australian Derby

  • Date: Saturday April 4, 2015
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 2,400m
  • Conditions: 3YO Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $2 million

2014 Australian Derby News

Pride Thrilled With Laser Hawk Ahead Of Autumn Campaign

Pride Thrilled With Laser Hawk Ahead Of Autumn Campaign

Trainer Joseph Pride is thrilled with the condition of injury-plagued galloper Laser Hawk as he builds towards the start of his 2015 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival campaign.

Laser Hawk defeated Ocean Park and Silent Achiever to take out the 2012 edition of the Rosehill Guineas. Photo by: Steve Hart

Laser Hawk missed over a year …

The 2015 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.

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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.

2015 Australian Derby Field

The 2015 Australian Derby field will likely present some strong runners and is sure to make for an interesting race.

Past Winners & Results

Here you will find a list of winners and past results for the ATC Australian Derby since the year 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2015 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
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