Australian Derby

The Australian Derby is also known as the ATC Derby and takes place over 2400m at Royal Randwick on Day 1 of The Championships in April during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2019 Australian Derby Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

The Australian Derby is a classic Group 1 race for three-year-olds. Held on the first Saturday in April during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, the race takes place at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Day 1 of ‘The Championships’. This is a classic Derby, raced over a distance of 2400 metres (a mile and a half) and offers $2 million in total prize money.

As a set weights 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.

Run on Doncaster Mile Day the Australian Derby is one of four Group 1 races on the card along with the: $3 million Doncaster Mile (1600m), $2.5 million TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) and the $1 million ATC Sires Produce Stakes (1400m).

The 2019 Australia Derby rums on Saturday April 6, 2019 .

Australian Derby 2019
Date: Saturday April 6, 2019
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $2,000,000

The key lead up races for the Australian Derby are the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) held two weeks earlier and the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes (2000m) held one week before at Rosehill Gardens. The Rosehill Guineas – Australian Derby double has recently been achieved by the likes of It’s A Dundeel (2013) and Criterion (2014).

2019 Australian Derby Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2019 Australian Derby Tips

  • 1st: #9 Stars of Carrum
  • 2nd: #2 Madison County
  • 3rd: #4 Arrogant

2019 Australian Derby Form Guide

Our comprehensive Australian Derby 2019 Form Guide & Betting Preview featuring facts like the most successful Australian Derby barriers and trainers will be available below the week of the race.

2019 Australian Derby Betting Odds

Over the autumn the all-in and final field Australian Derby 2019 betting odds courtesy of complete with market links to the Group 1 staying clash will be available below.

2019 Australian Derby Field

The Australian Derby field attracts a line-up of the season’s best three-year-old stayers. The majority of the horses that run in the ATC Derby field are colts and geldings, with the fillies generally running the following weekend in the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) against their own kind.

The official 2019 Australian Derby field and barriers are set to be released by Racing NSW on Tuesday April 2, 2019 and will be published in full below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 2111613×00 EXTRA BRUT Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Sam Clipperton 18 56.5kg 107
2 x2131x1342 MADISON COUNTY (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Tommy Berry 11 56.5kg 106
3 1724740225 IN A TWINKLING Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 15 56.5kg 100
4 529176242 ARROGANT (NZ) Michael Moroney Craig Williams 12 56.5kg 100
5 65123×703 CHAPADA Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 13 56.5kg 98
6 1215154 SURELY SACRED (NZ) Tony Pike Damian Lane 6 56.5kg 98
7 x091149138 PLATINUM INVADOR (NZ) Lisa Latta Jonathan Riddell 14 56.5kg 97
8 315×111 GLOBAL EXCHANGE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Kerrin McEvoy 8 56.5kg 95
9 2212×89944 STARS OF CARRUM Robbie Laing Hugh Bowman 10 56.5kg 94
10 41236×4365 ARAMAYO James Cummings Tim Clark 19 56.5kg 88
11 4x11x1651 ANGEL OF TRUTH Gwenda Markwell Corey Brown 4 56.5kg 88
12 110×224701 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Blake Shinn 17 56.5kg 84
13 16121233 COSSETOT James Cummings Glyn Schofield 3 56.5kg 80
14 1x140x2272 DECLARATIONOFHEART Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 1 56.5kg 78
15 x6x61x5116 COSTELLO David Payne Jason Collett 9 56.5kg 71
16 6×1761024 TWINSPIER (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Nolen 7 56.5kg 64
17 33083147 SHAMAN (NZ) Anthony Cummings Travis Wolfgram 2 56.5kg 60
19e 24×158 YULONG TAVION (NZ) Mick Price Brenton Avdulla 5 56.5kg 60

2019 Australian Derby First Acceptances

About a month out from the race the Australian Derby first acceptances are taken by Racing NSW narrowing down the list of potential young stayers set to contest the Doncaster Mile Day showdown.

The official 2019 Australian Derby First Acceptances are open until Tuesday March 13, 2018 and the updated list of hopeful three-year-old stayers will be made available below once announced.

2019 Australian Derby Nominations

Like all of the Group 1 races run at Randwick Racecourse on Doncaster Mile Day, the Australian Derby nominations close in early February around two months before the race takes place and often attract over 100 early entries.

The 2019 Australian Derby nominations close on Monday February 11, 2019 and will be published below as soon as released.

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.

See below for the full Australian Derby results going back to 2000.

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

Year Place Horse Time
2019 Australian Derby 1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018 Australian Derby 1st Levendi 2 minutes 28.73 seconds
2nd Ace High
3rd Tangled
2017 Australian Derby 1st Jon Snow 2 minutes 38.18 seconds
2nd Harper’s Choice
3rd Hardham
2016 Australian Derby 1st Tavago 2 minutes 33.6 seconds
2nd Jameka
3rd Tally
2015 Australian Derby 1st Mongolian Khan 2 minutes 37.10 seconds
2nd Hauraki
3rd Volkstok’n’barrell
2014 Australian Derby 1st Criterion 2 minutes 38.49 seconds
2nd Tupac Amaru
3rd Hooked
2013 Australian Derby 1st It’s A Dundeel 2 minutes 33.49 seconds
2nd Philippi
3rd Kingdoms
2012 Australian Derby 1st Ethiopia 2 minutes 28.7 seconds
2nd Polish Knight
3rd Laser Hawk
2011 Australian Derby 1st Shamrocker 2 minutes 29.4 seconds
2nd Retrieve
3rd Anacheeva
2010 Australian Derby 1st Shoot Out 2 minutes 32.68 seconds
2nd Descarado
3rd Monaco Consul
2009 Australian Derby 1st Roman Emperor 2 minutes 31 seconds
2nd Harris Tweed
3rd Predatory Pricer
2008 Australian Derby 1st Nom De Jeu 2 minutes 36.2 seconds
2nd Red Ruler
3rd Littorio
2007 Australian Derby 1st Flumicino 2 minutes 36.4 seconds
2nd Ambitious General
3rd Tuesday Joy
2006 Australian Derby 1st Headturner 2 minutes 29.9 seconds
2nd De Beers
3rd Testafiable
2005 Australian Derby 1st Eremein 2 minutes 35.8 seconds
2nd Stella Grande
3rd Railings
2004 Australian Derby 1st Starcraft 2 minutes 34.8 seconds
2nd Braeloch
3rd Delzao
2003 Australian Derby 1st Clangalang 2 minutes 32.3 seconds
2nd Strasbourg
3rd Mummify
2002 Australian Derby 1st Don Eduardo 2 minutes 32.7 seconds
2nd Carnegie Express
3rd Pentastic
2001 Australian Derby 1st Universal Prince 2 minutes 30.8 seconds
2nd Sir Clive
3rd Danamite
2000 Australian Derby 1st Fairway 2 minutes 34 seconds
2nd Shogun Lodge
3rd Now Voyager

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