South Australian Derby

  • Date: Saturday May 9, 2015
  • Racecourse: Morphettville
  • Race Distance: 2,500m
  • Conditions: Set Weights
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2015 South Australian Derby News

Freedman Pair on Track for SA Derby

Freedman Pair on Track for SA Derby

Trainer Lee Freedman has confirmed classy stable mates Authoritarian and Berserk remain live chances of running in the Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m) on Saturday week, particularly if the Morphettville track experiences notable rain.

VRC St Leger winner Authoritarian looks likely to contest the 2015 SA Derby. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell

Authoritarian has found exceptional …

The 2015 South Australian Derby is a Group 1 race that takes place at Morphettville Racecourse in early May of each year. Run on the same day as the Listed Adelaide Guineas and the Listed Oakland Plate, the SA Derby is a 2,500 metre race for stayers and is open to three-year-old horses only. Held as part of the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival, the South Australian Derby is run under set-weight conditions and is worth a total of $500,000 in prize money.

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The Group 1 Australasian Oaks and the Group 3 South Australian Oaks are avenues that fillies often take on their way to the SA Derby. Zarita (2008) was the last filly to take out the prestigious SA Oaks and SA Derby double. Those who are successful in the South Australian Derby are often seen in later in the year in some of the best races during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Horses such as Mummify (2003) won the South Australian Derby and then went on to win the prestigious Caulfield Cup in the spring, while Subzero won both the South Australian Derby and the Melbourne Cup in 1992.

The inaugural running of the South Australian Derby was in 1860 when it was won by a horse named Midnight. The race was originally held over a distance of 12 furlongs (2400m) until 1973 when it was changed to 2,500 metres. The distance of the race constantly varied between these distances, as well as a one-year stint at 2,600m in 1980, until 2001 when it was permanently changed to today’s 2,500 metres. The SA Derby was not held from 1869-1874 or from 1884-1889 and then from 1942-1943 due to the Second World War. The race was also not held for one year in 1983.

Prominent horses to have won the SA Derby include Sergius (1910), Cosmos (1917), Idle Banter (1948), Galloway (1957), Sir Gerald (1973), Rebel raider (2009) and Kidnapped (2010).

2015 South Australian Derby Field

The 2015 South Australian Derby field is posted below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x386x19121 WERTHER (NZ) Andrew R Campbell Noel Callow 18 56.5kg 84
2 19×2141 OCTOBER DATE Nick Smart Shayne Cahill 2 56.5kg 80
3 2155×84618 MAGICOOL Mark Kavanagh Damien Oliver 20 56.5kg 78
4 292×834313 BOOM TIME Peter G Moody Vlad Duric 9 56.5kg 74
5 2×10061 MANAPINE Nigel Blackiston Dwayne Dunn 6 56.5kg 71
6 34×6312811 ALLERGIC John O’Shea Patrick Moloney (a) 1 56.5kg 71
7 23221×123 CHU CHU CHARLIE Ron Daniel Dean Yendall 10 56.5kg 70
8 35×63132 ALL I SURVEY Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 7 56.5kg 67
9 52x82x1025 TRIPLE GOLD Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 3 56.5kg 66
10 6×51230910 LUCQUES Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 17 56.5kg 66
11 5×6011 CRIMSON CAPE (NZ) Robert Smerdon Mark Zahra 8 56.5kg 66
12 4279×60012 CUBAN FIGHTER Robbie Laing Joe Bowditch 16 56.5kg 65
13 7160×20226 TURBO STREET Tony McEvoy Matthew Neilson 19 56.5kg 65
14 7x5x6242 MAYSOOR Mick Price Dom Tourneur 5 56.5kg 64
15 6×3104 TIME WALKER Phillip Stokes Steven Arnold 12 56.5kg 62
16 15×2311111 DELICACY Grant Williams Peter Hall 14 54.5kg 100
17e 38812013 GIFTED LAD (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Walker 4 56.5kg 65
18e 821×722 LIGHT MOTION Robert Smerdon 13 56.5kg 64
19e 0145×3255 THERMOGENIC Phillip Stokes 15 56.5kg 62
20e 70×7137 GRUMPY GURU Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop 11 56.5kg 62

2015 South Australian Derby Nominations

No Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 DELICACY F 3 Grant Williams 1 54.5kg 100
2 WERTHER (NZ) G 3 Andrew R Campbell 2 56.5kg 84
3 OCTOBER DATE G 3 Nick Smart 3 56.5kg 80
4 MAGICOOL G 3 Mark Kavanagh 4 56.5kg 78
5 BOOM TIME C 3 Peter G Moody 5 56.5kg 74
6 KANSAS SUNFLOWER (NZ) F 3 Luke Oliver 6 54.5kg 72
7 CHU CHU CHARLIE G 3 Ron Daniel 7 56.5kg 70
8 PRIMA (NZ) G 3 Lee & Shannon Hope 8 56.5kg 70
9 CATHY’S MARK F 3 Nigel Blackiston 9 54.5kg 66
10 HIPSTER GIRL F 3 Jason Warren 10 54.5kg 65
11 MAYSOOR C 3 Mick Price 11 56.5kg 64
12 TIME WALKER C 3 Phillip Stokes 12 56.5kg 62
13 AUTHORITARIAN G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 13 56.5kg 72
14 MANAPINE G 3 Nigel Blackiston 14 56.5kg 71
15 ALLERGIC G 3 John O’Shea 15 56.5kg 71
16 SECOND OPTION G 3 Peter G Moody 16 56.5kg 68
17 ALL I SURVEY G 3 Pat Carey 17 56.5kg 67
18 ONCIDIUM RULER G 3 Michael Kent 18 56.5kg 67
19 BROUHAHA G 3 Robert Smerdon 19 56.5kg 67
20 SPUR ON GOLD G 3 Pat Carey 20 56.5kg 67
21 TRIPLE GOLD G 3 Peter G Moody 21 56.5kg 66
22 LUCQUES C 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 22 56.5kg 66
23 CRIMSON CAPE (NZ) G 3 Robert Smerdon 23 56.5kg 66
24 VON CLASSIC HERO G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 24 56.5kg 65
25 CUBAN FIGHTER G 3 Robbie Laing 25 56.5kg 65
26 TURBO STREET G 3 Tony McEvoy 26 56.5kg 65
27 GIFTED LAD (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 27 56.5kg 65
28 NIMBOSTRATUS (NZ) C 3 Symon Wilde 28 56.5kg 65
29 LIGHT MOTION G 3 Robert Smerdon 29 56.5kg 64
30 MASTER OF MONEY G 3 Daniel Clarken 30 56.5kg 64
31 CINNAMON CARTER F 3 Robbie Laing 31 54.5kg 62
32 THERMOGENIC C 3 Phillip Stokes 32 56.5kg 62
33 GRUMPY GURU G 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 33 56.5kg 62
34 VALDEZ G 3 Ryan Balfour 34 56.5kg 61
35 BERSERK G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 35 56.5kg 61
36 RACING WRITER G 3 Shane Fliedner 36 56.5kg 61
37 MALDONADO (NZ) G 3 Robbie Laing 37 56.5kg 61
38 PERCY HENRY (NZ) G 3 Leigh Childs 38 56.5kg 61
39 ULTIMATE DOOM C 3 Ricky Maund 39 56.5kg 60
40 AAGAS G 3 Todd Balfour 40 56.5kg 58

South Australian Derby Winners & Results

Throughout the running of the South Australian Derby many great horses have won or placed in the race and below you will find a list of the top three finishers since 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2015 1 Delicacy 2 Werther 3 Allergic 2:37.91
2014 1 Kushadasi 2 Scratchy Bottom 3 Best Case 2:41.98
2013 1 Escado 2 Hioctdane 3 Shoreham 2:39.05
2012 1 Zabeelionaire 2 Sabrage 3 Westsouthwest 2:42.1
2011 1 Shadows In The Sun 2 Echoes Of Heaven 3 Lalla Rookh 2:39.88
2010 1 Kidnapped 2 Red Colossus 3 Sea Galleon 2:37.2
2009 1 Rebel Raider 2 Astro Gains 3 Fitoussi 2:40.3
2008 1 Zarita 2 Zagreb 3 Neugine 2:39.5
2007 1 Lazer Sharp 2 Classic De Lago 3 Red Lord 2:37.8
2006 1 Testafiable 2 Empire Gold 3 Irazu 2:43.3
2005 1 Tails Of Triomphe 2 Douro Valley 3 Kamsky 2:37.7
2004 1 Hard To Get 2 On A Jeune 3 Better Jetsetter 2:37.1
2003 1 Mummify 2 Vicksburgh 3 Lord Wooburn 2:38.7
2002 1 Pantani 2 Silver Baron 3 Lester Thunderwing 2:37.8
2001 1 Big Pat 2 Bush Padre 3 Adolescence 2:36.2
2000 1 Blue Murder 2 Mr Nelson 3 Voile D’Or 2:38.4