Australian Derby

  • Date: Saturday April 12, 2014
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 2,400m
  • Conditions: 3YO Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $2 million

2014 Australian Derby News

McEvoy expects better track to help Kumaon’s Champagne Stakes chances

McEvoy expects better track to help Kumaon’s Champagne Stakes chances

Kerrin McEvoy is expecting a better racing surface at Randwick on Saturday will give Kumaon an excellent chance of providing trainer Peter Snowden a departing Group 1 victory in the $400,000 Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes (1600m).

Kumaon will be the last Group 1 runner that Snowden will saddle up for Darley before he joins his…

The 2014 ATC Australian Derby is a Group 1 race that is held at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney 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 Stake and the Group 1 Doncaster Mile.

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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.

2014 Australian Derby Field

The 2014 Australian Derby field presents some strong runners and is sure to make for an interesting race.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 00224×4281 CRITERION (NZ) David Payne Hugh Bowman 0 56.5kg 100
2 3514141110 PUCCINI (NZ) Peter & Jacob McKay Craig Williams 0 56.5kg 105
3 11593×1382 THUNDER FANTASY Anthony Cummings Damien Oliver 0 56.5kg 99
4 312310×374 SAVVY NATURE (NZ) John O’Shea James McDonald 0 56.5kg 96
5 4125×35543 TERONADO Bruce W Hill Craig Newitt 0 56.5kg 77
6 1x2131x700 KOROIBETE Gerald Ryan Damian Browne 0 56.5kg 81
7 1151×7637 SURGE AHEAD Anthony Cummings Zac Purton 0 56.5kg 78
8 3x513x6351 GALLATIN Peter Snowden Nash Rawiller 0 56.5kg 70
9 x4444x5855 HOOKED John P Thompson Blake Shinn 0 56.5kg 77
10 124144×153 BEST CASE (NZ) Anthony Cummings Christian Reith 0 56.5kg 73
11 5x0170x611 CRIME FIGHTER Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 0 56.5kg 73
12 x21925x309 TUPAC AMARU Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 0 56.5kg 70
13 2868×61012 SINGING FLAME Kevin Moses Tim Clark 0 56.5kg 63
14 2419×128 CADILLAC MOUNTAIN Peter G Moody Chad Schofield 0 56.5kg -
15 66×5100212 SOLO SAGA Bevan Laming Jim Cassidy 0 56.5kg -
16 3310×31434 MOUNTAIN VIEW (NZ) John Sargent Joao Moreira 0 56.5kg 68
17 x14579x961 SURGING WAVE David Hayes Michael Rodd 0 56.5kg -
18 870×003305 HERESDECASINO Neville & Christopher Voigt - 0 56.5kg 52

Past Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
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