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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.
2021 Australian Derby Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
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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.
*In 2021 the Australian Derby will run on the second Saturday of April with all race meetings of the autumn in Sydney from Slipper Day onwards postponed a week due to the weather.
The Australian Derby prizemoney for 2020 was reduced to $1 million to help cope with the financial stress on the industry brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, but was back to $2 million in 2021.
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 2021 Australia Derby runs on Saturday April 10, 2021.
|Australian Derby 2021|
|Date:||Saturday April 10, 2021|
|Race Type:||3YO Set Weights|
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).
The Tulloch Stakes – Australian Derby was achieved four times in as many years by: Jon Snow (2017), Levendi (2018), Angel Of Truth (2019) and Quick Thinker (2020).
2021 Australian Derby Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
2021 Australian Derby Betting Odds
Over the autumn the all-in and final field Australian Derby 2021 betting odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au complete with market links to the Group 1 staying clash will be available below.
CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2021 AUSTRALIAN DERBY ODDS (Final Field)
2021 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 2021 Australian Derby field and barriers are set to be released by Racing NSW on Tuesday April 6, 2021 and will be published in full below.
The Australian Derby 2021 field features 14 hopefuls led in betting by the sole filly in the mix, Rosehill Guineas third placed Montefilia drawn well in barrier four.
Click here to read more on the top three-year-olds in the 2021 ATC Derby field and odds this season.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Probable Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||1x2112x514||LION’S ROAR (NZ)||John O’Shea||Brenton Avdulla||13||56.5kg||104|
|2||124512111||ROCKET SPADE||Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott||2||56.5kg||104|
|3||5321×1142||SKY LAB||Paul Perry||James McDonald||6||56.5kg||100|
|4||53721528||MILFORD (NZ)||Stephen Marsh||Damien Oliver||7||56.5kg||95|
|5||19238||THE FRONTMAN (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Hugh Bowman||8||56.5kg||88|
|6||1×241||YALETOWN||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||10||56.5kg||86|
|7||123×7523||YOUNG WERTHER (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||Tom Marquand||14||56.5kg||86|
|8||12x7612x36||KHOEKHOE||Matt Cumani||Craig Williams||3||56.5kg||83|
|9||4×64531222||PROMPT PRODIGY (NZ)||Edward Cummings||Ms Rachel King||9||56.5kg||78|
|10||151132||EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||John Allen||15||56.5kg||76|
|11||22×1132135||TOSCANINI||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Ms Jamie Kah||5||56.5kg||75|
|12||x7345x4114||FAVREAU (NZ)||John Sargent||Tommy Berry||16||56.5kg||72|
|13||321419||RONDINO||Gregory Hickman||Keagan Latham||11||56.5kg||61|
|15||422×174104||OLYMPIC GAZE||Paul Perry||Damian Lane||1||56.5kg||59|
|16||x314113x63||MONTEFILIA||David Payne||Jason Collett||4||54.5kg||106|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2021 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 2021 Australian Derby First Acceptances closed on Tuesday March 9, 2021 with 51 youngsters still in the mix including Randwick Guineas winner Lion’s Roar.
2021 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 2021 Australian Derby nominations close at midday on Tuesday the 9th of February, 2021.
The ATC Derby 2021 nominations attracted 129 three-year-old stayers including the undefeated Kiwi raider Aegon, fellow New Zealand-trained Rocket Spade, The Vase winner at Moonee Valley last spring Cherry Tortoni and VRC Derby third-placed Young Werther.
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.
The 2020 Australian Derby results saw Quick Thinker become the fourth horse in as many years to do the Tulloch Stakes – ATC Derby double. The Kiwi also handed co-trainer Murray Baker with his fifth win in the classic.
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
|2021 Australian Derby||1st||TBD||TBD|
|2020 Australian Derby||1st||Quick Thinker||2 minutes 34.24 seconds|
|3rd||Eric The Eel|
|2019 Australian Derby||1st||Angel Of Truth||2 minutes 35.67 seconds|
|2018 Australian Derby||1st||Levendi||2 minutes 28.73 seconds|
|2017 Australian Derby||1st||Jon Snow||2 minutes 38.18 seconds|
|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|