The 2016 Australian Derby is a classic Group 1 race for 3 year old racehorses. Held in mid April during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, the race takes place at the spectacular Royal Randwick Racecourse. This is a classic Derby, raced over a distance of 2400 metres (a mile and a a half) and offers $1.5 million in total prize money.
As a set weight race, colts and geldings must carry 56.5kg and fillies must carry 54.5kg. The ATC Australian Derby is regarded as a prestigious event and attracts some of the greatest emerging stayers from around the country.
The date for the 2016 Australia Derby is Saturday 2nd of April, 2016.
|Date:||2nd of April, 2016|
|Race Type:||3YO Set Weight|
Australian Derby Field
One of Australia’s most prestigious Group 1 races, the Australian Derby field boasts some of the best 3 year olds in racing.
2016 Australian Derby Field
The 2016 Australian Derby will see some exciting contenders among the 18 runners.
|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
Australian Derby History
With names such as Phar Lap, Tulloch and Kingstown Town included in the list of race winners, it’s little wonder why this race is so highly regarded in the industry. First won by Kyogle in 1861, the event was titled the Randwick Derby Stakes. In 1865, it was changed to the Australian Derby Stakes and in 1994 it was given its current name.
The Derby was originally run over 1 1/2 miles however was changed in 1972 to 2400m to conform to the metric system. Between 1932 and 1956 geldings were banned from competing in the race.
|Australian Derby Records|
|Time Record:||2:28.41 – Octagonal (1996)|
|Largest Winning Margin:||10 Lengths – Trident (1886)|
|Most wins by a Jockey:||6 Wins – Thomas Hales (1875, 1880, 1882, 1884, 1886, 1887)|
Recent Australian Derby Winners
|2017 Australian Derby||1st||TBD||TBD|
|2016 Australian Derby||1st||Tavago||2 minutes 33.6 seconds|
|2015 Australian Derby||1st||Mongolian Khan||2 minutes 37.10 seconds|
|2014 Australian Derby||1st||Criterion||2 minutes 38.49 seconds|
|2013 Australian Derby||1st||It’s A Dundeel||2 minutes 33.49 seconds|
|2012 Australian Derby||1st||Ethiopia||2 minutes 28.7 seconds|
|2011 Australian Derby||1st||Shamrocker||2 minutes 29.4 seconds|
|2010 Australian Derby||1st||Shoot Out||2 minutes 32.68 seconds|
|2009 Australian Derby||1st||Roman Emperor||2 minutes 31 seconds|
|2008 Australian Derby||1st||Nom De Jeu||2 minutes 36.2 seconds|
|2007 Australian Derby||1st||Flumicino||2 minutes 36.4 seconds|
|2006 Australian Derby||1st||Headturner||2 minutes 29.9 seconds|
|2005 Australian Derby||1st||Eremein||2 minutes 35.8 seconds|
|2004 Australian Derby||1st||Starcraft||2 minutes 34.8 seconds|
|2003 Australian Derby||1st||Clangalang||2 minutes 32.3 seconds|
|2002 Australian Derby||1st||Don Eduardo||2 minutes 32.7 seconds|
|2001 Australian Derby||1st||Universal Prince||2 minutes 30.8 seconds|
|2000 Australian Derby||1st||Fairway||2 minutes 34 seconds|