Australian Derby

  • Date: Saturday April 1, 2017
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 2,400m
  • Conditions: 3YO Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $2 million

2016 Australian Derby News

Ruthven’s staying ability can help overcome horror South Australian Derby barrier

Ruthven’s staying ability can help overcome horror South Australian Derby barrier

Caulfield trainer Ciaron Maher is hoping Ruthven’s staying credentials will be enough to make up for a horror barrier draw in the Group 1 $600,000 South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

Jockey Mark Zahra, above, rides Ruthven in the South Australian Derby at Morphettville. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Ruthven came up with barrier …

The 2017 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.

2017 Australian Derby Field

The 2017 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 63351×6202 PRIZED ICON James Cummings Glyn Schofield 6 56.5kg 107
2 21×401111 GINGERNUTS (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 12 56.5kg 106
3 x11433x512 INFERENCE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 4 56.5kg 100
4 x289333731 JON SNOW (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 9 56.5kg 100
5 165344×403 SO SI BON Robbie Laing Kerrin McEvoy 7 56.5kg 86
6 1x3670x671 HARDHAM David Brideoake Luke Nolen 5 56.5kg 84
7 323211×354 ANAHEIM Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Hugh Bowman 1 56.5kg 80
8 112×522 RUTHVEN Ciaron Maher Mark Zahra 8 56.5kg 76
9 26×3121265 HARPER’S CHOICE Gerald Ryan Jason Collett 10 56.5kg 74
10 53226×5576 HOLLYWOOD MO Paul Perry Zac Purton 3 56.5kg
11 17346 IMPAVIDO Bjorn Baker Joao Moreira 11 56.5kg 74
12 312×758 RIGHTEOUS MATE (NZ) Mark Newnham Tye Angland 2 56.5kg 68
13 95416×5062 SHINE TAK STAR John Sargent Brenton Avdulla 13 56.5kg 59

2017 Australian Derby Nominations

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 06×310 A TOUCH OF LUCK G 3 Amanda Turner & Mauro Poletti 56
2 13x1135x78 ACATOUR C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 76
3 43451×4 ADATTO (NZ) G 3 Michael Freedman 66
4 323211×35 ANAHEIM C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 75
5 80×5322 BAYKOOL G 3 Pat Carey
6 63×551 BIG JOHN CANNON C 3 Jim Conlan
7 x837x52223 CAPTAIN RHETT G 3 Pat Carey
8 2131×7 CEYLON (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
9 2212x CHARLES ROAD G 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
10 121×533 COMIN’ THROUGH C 3 Chris Waller 90
11 2217645 ELECTRIC CHARLIE G 3 John & Chris Ledger
12 3x23516x EXCALIBUR (NZ) C 3 Shaune Ritchie
13 4×14111 FARSON G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 85
14 59×3 FENCOURT (NZ) C 3 James Cummings
15 221×1 FOX HALL C 3 Tony McEvoy
16 1x3670x67 HARDHAM C 3 David Brideoake 66
17 x611562x34 HARLOW GOLD (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 94
18 226×312126 HARPER’S CHOICE C 3 Gerald Ryan 70
19 53153×71 HESSDALEN (NZ) C 3 Michael Freedman 68
20 x5353226x5 HOLLYWOOD MO C 3 Paul Perry 67
21 1734 IMPAVIDO G 3 Bjorn Baker 63
22 1x11433x51 INFERENCE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 100
23 3 INTROIT G 3 Michael Freedman
24 61x289333x JON SNOW (NZ) C 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
25 14x3111x1 LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ) F 3 Mandy & Matt Brown 92
26 51429×338 LAND OF PLENTY C 3 Grahame Begg 72
27 6538241×02 LASQUETI SPIRIT F 3 Lee Curtis 104
28 123×115 MAN FROM UNCLE G 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings 86
29 062 MANDLAKAZI G 3 Pat Carey
30 5431 MY KIND G 3 John P Thompson 66
31 9623 NOBLE TRUTH C 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings 55
32 2100x POSITIVE CARRY (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
33 9x221x4 POTENT FORCE G 3 James Cummings 66
34 x463351x62 PRIZED ICON C 3 James Cummings 107
35 312×7 RIGHTEOUS MATE (NZ) G 3 Mark Newnham 68
36 84212221 RISING RED (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
37 10×3 ROCK AND SWING C 3 James Cummings 67
38 112×52 RUTHVEN C 3 Ciaron Maher 74
39 x161x1812x SACRED ELIXIR (NZ) G 3 Tony Pike
40 x454282x06 SEABURGE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 103
41 095416×506 SHINE TAK STAR G 3 John Sargent 59
42 3621 SHOCK ALERT (NZ) G 3 Bjorn Baker 64
43 91×311 SIZZLING BULLET C 3 Chris Waller 75
44 6×114173 SNITZSON C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74
45 x165344x40 SO SI BON C 3 Robbie Laing 78
46 21 TAMARACK (NZ) G 3 Joseph Pride 64
47 804×7570 TARAKONA G 3 Kerry Parker
48 3×1454 TEMPERS FLARE G 3 Gabrielle Englebrecht 57
49 5465640×94 TUMULTUOUS G 3 Chris Waller 65
50 6×7 TURKONIC (NZ) G 3 Robert & Luke Price 46
51 4x11144x48 VELADERO C 3 Chris Waller 84
52 x375150x35 WINE BUSH G 3 Chris Waller 70

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
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