The much awaited 2012 Australian Derby Day is finally here, which will see a bumper nine-race card take place at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse.
Highlighting the day is of course the Australian Derby that will see a high class group of three-year-old horses battle it out over 2400 metres.
Many were predicting a one-two New Zealand finish in the derby with Silent Achiever and Ocean Park but third favourite Ocean Park has this morning been scratched from the Group 1 event.
With the track rated a Good 3, he is one of the few scratchings across the entire day and there are plenty of big names drawing people to the track today.
The Group 1 Sires Produce Stakes will see superstar colt All Too Hard go head-to-head with Golden Slipper winner Pierro in a clash that has the whole racing community talking.
In the other Group 1 race of the day, the 2012 TJ Smith Stakes, it seems to be a one-on-one match up between Sydney star Rain Affair and colt Foxwedge who is fresh off a win over Hay List in the William Reid Stakes.
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Randiwick Race Scratchings – Saturday April 14
Race 1 – 11:45am Matrium Financial Services Kindergarten Stakes (1100m)
Race 2 – 12:25pm Bacardi Together Carbine Club Stakes (1600m)
Race 3 – 1:04pm Patinack Farm Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m)
Race 4 – 1:40pm Darley TJ Smith Stakes (1200m)
Race 5 – 2:16pm Inglis Sires Produce Stakes (1400m)
Race 6 – 2:55pm Yellowglen Sapphire Stakes (1200m)
#7 Dystopia #12 Miss Upstart #13 Potions #14 Bound to Blush
Race 7 – 3:35pm David Jones Australian Derby (2400m)
#6 Ocean Park
Race 8 – 4:15pm Schweppes Chairman’s Quality (2600m)
Race 9 – 4:52pm BMW Doncaster Prelude (1600m)
#8 Larry’s Never Late