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No 2016 Caulfield Cup for Antonio Giuseppe

No 2016 Caulfield Cup for Antonio Giuseppe

Chris Waller’s promising stayer Antonio Giuseppe will miss the 2016 Group 1 $3m BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on Saturday and will head to the paddock for a break.

Antonio Giuseppe, above, is out of the Caulfield Cup at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.

Antonio Giuseppe was chasing his fifth win on the trot when second to Sir ...

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.

Australian Derby
Date: 2nd of April, 2016
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weight
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 earlier.

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

Year Place Horse Time
2017 Australian Derby 1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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