South Australian Derby

  • Date: Saturday May 14, 2016
  • Racecourse: Morphettville
  • Race Distance: 2,500m
  • Conditions: Set Weights
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2016 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 2016 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).

2016 South Australian Derby Field

The 2016 South Australian Derby field is posted below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 3332212111 HOWARD BE THY NAME Darren Weir John Allen 6 56.5kg 94
2 5×23211342 ROYAL RUMBLE Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop 3 56.5kg 91
3 53x2x00131 TARQUIN John O’Shea Craig Williams 7 56.5kg 90
4 3632×90652 ETYMOLOGY John O’Shea Ben Melham 12 56.5kg 88
5 5×132121 COOL CHAP Lee & Anthony Freedman Daniel Moor 17 56.5kg 76
6 1641 CHARLEVOIX Michael Kent Mark Zahra 11 56.5kg 72
7 2×55312156 MAIL IT IN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jason Holder 2 56.5kg 70
8 L441x11456 RONG DOOR REGGIE Matt Laurie Chris Symons 16 56.5kg 69
9 6x17x1863 MANHATTAN BOSS Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison Ms Linda Meech 14 56.5kg 68
10 1801463043 BULLISH STOCK (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Matthew Neilson 1 56.5kg 67
11 522×741231 ASCOT RED John Sargent Damian Lane 4 56.5kg 64
12 81×64454 TUFF BICKIE Ken Keys Joe Bowditch 8 56.5kg 61
13 30200×8251 PRINCE OF PAGODA (NZ) Tony McEvoy Dom Tourneur 13 56.5kg 61
14 201×421215 ARCADIA DREAM Grant Williams Harry Coffey (a) 15 54.5kg 87
15 2217×55484 SACRED EYE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Stephen Baster 5 54.5kg 85
16 217×137178 FIRST IMPRESSIONS (NZ) Grant Williams Glenn Smith 9 54.5kg 82
17e 166×704579 DROPPED Jon O’Connor 10 56.5kg 58

2016 South Australian Derby Nominations

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 3332212111 HOWARD BE THY NAME C 3 Darren Weir 1 56.5kg 94
2 5444x3N800 PASADENA GIRL (NZ) F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 2 54.5kg 93
3 5×23211342 ROYAL RUMBLE G 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 3 56.5kg 91
4 53x2x00131 TARQUIN G 3 John O’Shea 4 56.5kg 90
5 3632×90652 ETYMOLOGY C 3 John O’Shea 5 56.5kg 88
6 201×421215 ARCADIA DREAM F 3 Grant Williams 6 54.5kg 87
7 113936 BELIEVE F 3 Anthony Cummings 7 54.5kg 86
8 2217×55484 SACRED EYE F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 8 54.5kg 85
9 440×151123 C’EST BEAU LA VIE F 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 9 54.5kg 83
10 217×137178 FIRST IMPRESSIONS (NZ) F 3 Grant Williams 10 54.5kg 82
11 1641 CHARLEVOIX C 3 Michael Kent 11 56.5kg 72
12 5431653345 HARDERN G 3 David Brideoake 12 56.5kg 71
13 5212×44407 BELUGA BLUE F 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 13 54.5kg 70
14 527×094668 PATCH ADAMS C 3 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 14 56.5kg 70
15 6x17x1863 MANHATTAN BOSS G 3 Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison 15 56.5kg 68
16 5×132121 COOL CHAP G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 16 56.5kg 76
17 44144×1621 UNBREAKABLE G 3 John O’Shea 17 56.5kg 76
18 2×55312156 MAIL IT IN G 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 18 56.5kg 70
19 L441x11456 RONG DOOR REGGIE G 3 Matt Laurie 19 56.5kg 69
20 314×292021 ENCOSTA LINE G 3 Chris Waller 20 56.5kg 68
21 4517×49101 DUKE OF BONEO (NZ) G 3 Darren Weir 21 56.5kg 68
22 1801463043 BULLISH STOCK (NZ) G 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 22 56.5kg 67
23 2092×80413 ASHLEE MARIE F 3 Richard Laming 23 54.5kg 67
24 522×741231 ASCOT RED G 3 John Sargent 24 56.5kg 64
25 3612 BURTON G 3 David Brideoake 25 56.5kg 63
26 4×103 BO BARDI F 3 Lee & Shannon Hope 26 54.5kg 62
27 81×64454 TUFF BICKIE G 3 Ken Keys 27 56.5kg 61
28 9x3222x102 COOL TARGET G 3 Richard Jolly 28 56.5kg 61
29 4×31605 CONCUBINE F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 29 54.5kg 61
30 30200×8251 PRINCE OF PAGODA (NZ) G 3 Tony McEvoy 30 56.5kg 61
31 4732156 SPRING ACTION G 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 31 56.5kg 60
32 527222 I AM RUBEN G 3 Heath Conners 32 56.5kg 59
33 166×704579 DROPPED G 3 Jon O’Connor 33 56.5kg 58
34 850×410 COLLER BAY G 3 Mick Price 34 56.5kg 58
35 43×433 DREADED (NZ) G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 35 56.5kg 57
36 9x657x352 BALF’S CHOICE G 3 Ryan Balfour 36 56.5kg 55

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
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2016 1 Howard Be Thy Name 2 Etymology 3 Cool Chap 2:40.08
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