Australian Derby

  • Date: Saturday April 2, 2016
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 2,400m
  • Conditions: 3YO Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $2 million

2016 Australian Derby News

Godolphin pair on track for South Australian Derby

Godolphin pair on track for South Australian Derby

Godolphin’s three year olds Tarquin and Unbreakable are both on track to run in the Group 1 $500,000 South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville on May 14 after wins at Caulfield last Saturday.

Tarquin will now head to the South Australian Derby at Morphettville after winning at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

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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.

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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.

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.

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