ATC Australian Derby

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ATC Australian Derby

Date: Saturday 4th April 2015
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 2400 metres
Race Type: 3yo – Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $2,000,000
2014 Winner: Criterion

The ATC Australian Derby is a classic race in the Australian horse racing calendar that features 3 year old mares from different parts of the country. The race is run over a 2400M under predetermined weight conditions and in recent years, the ATC Australian Derby has produced some of the most spectacular horse racing in Australia. The group 1 race is worth $2 million in prize money and is held in April every year at the Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales.

The race is part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Last year the ATC Australian Derby was claimed by it’s a Dundeel with Philippi and Kingdoms taking second and third respectively. The race will feature in the first day of the championships races as a result of the revamp of the 2014 Sydney Autumn Racing carnival. On the same day, other exciting races that will also take center stage include the Group 1 Doncaster Handicap, The ATC Sires Produce Stakes and the TJ Smith stakes.

The ATC Australian Derby is the premier long distance racing event at the Sydney Autumn Carnival. Over the last few decades, the race has grown to become one of the most prestigious events for three year old horses across Australia. The ATC Australian Derby has produced some of the most exciting mares in Australian horse racing in its history and even in 2014 a lot of horse trainers and owners will be looking to field the best horses to compete in the derby.

Some of the notable mares to grace the blue ribbon event include the outstanding Sky Heights in 1999, Octagonal in 1995 and The Durbridge in 1991. The major guides for the race include the group 1 Randwick and Rosehill Guineas. The Group 2 Tulloch Stakes is also a very good curtain raiser. The ATC Australian Derby is and will always be one of the major highlights of the Sydney Autumn and for horse racing enthusiasts looking for an exciting piece of this year’s action, the race should be a good start.

ATC Australian Derby Results

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Criterion Tupac Amaru Hooked 2:38.4
2013 It’s A Dundeel Philippi Kingdoms 2:33.4
2012 Ethiopia Polish Knight Laser Hawk 2:28.7
2011 Shamrocker Retrieve Anacheeva 2:29.4
2010 Shoot Out Descarado Monaco Consul 2:32.6
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 Testafiable 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
1999 Sky Heights Arena Grand Archway 2:32.6
1998 Gold Guru Tie The Knot Northern Drake 2:38.4
1997 Ebony Grosve Danendri Intergaze 2:28.8
1996 Octagonal Saintly Filante 2:28.4
1995 Ivoy’s Irish Danewin Blevic 2:33.8
1994 Mahogany Waikikamukau Fraternity 2:36.5
1993 Innocent King Kaaptive Edition Air Seattle 2:33.6
1992 Naturalism Veandercross Cavallieri 2:31.2
1991 Durbridge Cool Reception Mountain Rule 2:31.9
1990 Dr Grace Stylish Century Solar Circle 2:31.7
1989 Research Royal Pardon Power Of Destiny 2:34.0
1988 Beau Zam Brixton Town Hunter 2:34.6