Australian Derby

AJC Australian Derby ? Race Details:

When:
Early April
Track Location:
Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney
Race Distance:
2400m
Race Status:
Group 1
Race Conditions:
Three-Year-Olds Open ? Set Weights
Set Weights:
Colts & Geldings ? 56.5kg / Fillies ? 54.5kg
Stakes:
$1.3 million
Inaugurated:
1861
Race Record:
2:28.41 set by Octagonal in 1996

The final leg of the prestigious Australian Triple Crown, the Australian Derby is a Group One race that is held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival at the beginning of April. The race is conducted at the Royal Randwick racecourse by the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) and is considered the leading race for three year olds at the carnival.

The Group 1 Australian Derby is run over the traditional derby distance of 2400m under set weight conditions. With stakes set at over $1.3 million it is also one of the most lucrative races in the autumn and draws a top quality field of classy runners. The Australian Derby is well-known for producing winners who continue on to become Australian turf champions including star gallopers Sky Heights in 1999, Octagonal in 1996, Mahogany in 1994, Naturalism in 1992, and earlier on, Kingston Town in 1980, Tulloch in 1957 and the illustrious Phar Lap in 1929.

Key lead-up events to the Derby include the first two races of the Triple Crown Series, the Randwick Guineas (1600m) and the Rosehill Guineas (2000m). Entries may also come via the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes (2000m) held the week before.

Australian Derby ? Recent Race Results:

Year

Winner

Runner-Up

Third

Winner’s Time

2009
Roman Emperor
Harris Tweed Predatory Pricer 2:31.0
2008
Nom De Jeu
Red Ruler Littorio 2:36.2
2007
Flumicino
Ambitious General Tuesday Joy 2:36.4
2006
Headturner
De Beers Testifafiable 2:29.9
2005
Eremein
Stella Grande Railings 2:35.8
2004
Starcraft
Braeloch Delzao 2:34.8
2003
Clangalang
Strasbourg Mummify 2:32.3
2002
Don Eduardo
Carnegie Express Pentastic 2:32.7
2001
Universal Prince
Sir Clive Danamite 2:30.8
2000
Fairway
Shogun Lodge Now Voyager 2:34.0

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