Australian Derby

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Australian Derby
Group I race
NUFFIELD 1938 AJC SIRES PRODUCE STAKES HAROLD BADGER.jpg
Nuffield,1938 winner Harold Badger up
Location Randwick Racecourse
Sydney, Australia
Inaugurated 1861 (as Randwick Derby Stakes)
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Sponsor BMW (2015)
Website Australian Jockey Club
Race information
Distance 2,400 metres (~1 12 miles)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Set Weights
colts and geldings – 56 12 kg
fillies – 54 12 kg
Purse A$2,000,000 (2015)

The Australian Derby is an Australian Turf Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race for three year olds at set weights held at Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia during the autumn ATC Championships Carnival. The race is considered as the top ranked event for three-year-olds in Australian and New Zealand race classifications.[1]

History[edit]

Peter Pan, 1932 AJC Derby winner
Poseidon,1906 AJC Derby winner
Biplane,1917 AJC Derby Jockey B Deeley

Race name[edit]

Inaugurated in 1861 as the AJC Randwick Derby Stakes, the first race was won by Kyogle, a grandson of the Touchstone who was a four-time Champion sire in Great Britain & Ireland. In 1865 the name of the race was changed to the AJC Australia Derby Stakes then from 1873 through 1993 it was called the AJC Derby. Although the race officially became the AJC Australian Derby in 1994, it is still commonly referred to as the AJC Derby.

The official records show that Prince Humphrey won the 1928 Derby, but he wasn't in the race. It was a horse called Cragsman, by the same sire but with a different dam. This substitution came to light when Dick Tate of Toowoomba saw a picture of the Derby winner and was aware that Prince Humphrey had different markings, and had photographs to prove it.[2]

From 1932 to 1956, geldings were banned from competing in the Derby.

Race distance[edit]

Originally run at a distance of 1 12 miles, in 1972 the race was changed to 2,400 metres (~11.93 furlongs) to conform to the metric system. In 1978 there was no race held and under a reorganisation, it was changed from a spring racing event to be run in the autumn beginning in 1979. Contested over 2,400 metres on a right-handed turf course, it has been won by some of the greats of the Australian turf, including Phar Lap, Tulloch, and Kingston Town.

Records[edit]

Time record: (at current 2,400 metres distance)

Largest winning margin:

Most wins by a jockey:

1948 Racebook[edit]

The winners[edit]

  • 2015 - Mongolian Khan [3]
  • 2014 - Criterion [4]
  • 2013 - It's A Dundeel [5]
  • 2012 - Ethiopia [6]
  • 2011 - Shamrocker [7]
  • 2010 - Shoot Out [8]
  • 2009 - Roman Emperor [9]
  • 2008 - Nom Du Jeu [10]
  • 2007 - Fiumicino [11]
  • 2006 - Headturner [12]
  • 2005 - Eremein [13]
  • 2004 - Starcraft [14]
  • 2003 - Clangalang [15]
  • 2002 - Don Eduardo [16]
  • 2001 - Universal Princ [17]
  • 2000 - Fairway [18]
  • 1999 - Sky Heights [19]
  • 1998 - Gold Guru [20]
  • 1997 - Ebony Grosve [21]
  • 1996 - Octagonal [22]
  • 1995 - Ivory's Irish [23]
  • 1994 - Mahogany [24]
  • 1993 - Innocent King [25]
  • 1992 - Naturalism [26]
  • 1991 - Durbridge [27]
  • 1990 - Dr. Grace [28]
  • 1989 - Research [29]
  • 1988 - Beau Zam [30]
  • 1987 - Myocard [31]
  • 1986 - Bonecrusher [32]
  • 1985 - Tristarc [33]
  • 1984 - Prolific [34]
  • 1983 - Strawberry Road [35]
  • 1982 - Rose Of Kingston
  • 1981 - Our Paddy Boy
  • 1980 - Kingston Town
  • 1979 - Dulcify
  • 1978 - ‡Race not held
  • 1977 - Belmura Lad
  • 1976 - Great Lover
  • 1975 - Battle Sign
  • 1974 - Taras Bulba
  • 1973 - Imagele
  • 1972 - Gold Brick
  • 1971 - Classic Mission
  • 1970 - Silver Sharpe
  • 1969 - Divide And Rule
  • 1968 - Wilton Park
  • 1967 - Swift Peter
  • 1966 - El Gordo
  • 1965 - Prince Grant
  • 1964 - Royal Sovereign
  • 1963 - Summer Fiesta
  • 1962 - Summer Prince
  • 1961 - Summer Fair
  • 1960 - Persian Lyric
  • 1959 - Martello Towers
  • 1958 - Skyline
  • 1957 - Tulloch
  • 1956 - Monte Carlo
  • 1955 - Caranna
  • 1954 - Prince Delville
  • 1953 - Prince Morvi
  • 1952 - Deep River
  • 1951 - Channel Rise
  • 1950 - Alister
  • 1949 - Playboy
  • 1948 - Carbon Copy
  • 1947 - Valiant Crown
  • 1946 - Concerto
  • 1945 - Magnificent
  • 1944 - Tea Rose
  • 1943 - Moorland
  • 1942 - Main Topic
  • 1941 - Laureate
  • 1940 - Pandect
  • 1939 - Reading
  • 1938 - Nuffield
  • 1937 - Avenger
  • 1936 - Talking
  • 1935 - †Allunga / Homer
  • 1934 - Theo
  • 1933 - Hall Mark
  • 1932 - Peter Pan
  • 1931 - Ammon Ra
  • 1930 - Tregilla
  • 1929 - Phar Lap
  • 1928 - Prince Humphrey
  • 1927 - Trivalve
  • 1926 - Rampion
  • 1925 - Manfred
  • 1924 - Heroic
  • 1923 - Ballymena
  • 1922 - Rivoli
  • 1921 - Cupidon
  • 1920 - Salitros
  • 1919 - †Artilleryman / Richmond Main
  • 1918 - Gloaming
  • 1917 - Biplane
  • 1916 - Kilboy
  • 1915 - Cetigne
  • 1914 - Mountain Knight
  • 1913 - Beragoon
  • 1912 - Cider
  • 1911 - Cisco
  • 1910 - Tanami
  • 1909 - Prince Foote
  • 1908 - Parsee
  • 1907 - Mountain King
  • 1906 - Poseidon
  • 1905 - Noctuiform
  • 1904 - Sylvanite
  • 1903 - Belah
  • 1902 - Abundance
  • 1901 - Hautvilliers
  • 1900 - Malster
  • 1899 - Cranberry
  • 1898 - Picture
  • 1897 - Amberite
  • 1896 - Charge
  • 1895 - Bob Ray
  • 1894 - Bonnie Scotland
  • 1893 - Trenchant
  • 1892 - Camoola
  • 1891 - Stromboli
  • 1890 - Gibraltar
  • 1889 - Singapore
  • 1888 - Melos
  • 1887 - Abercorn
  • 1886 - Trident
  • 1885 - Nordenfeldt
  • 1884 - Bargo
  • 1883 - Le Grand
  • 1882 - Navigator
  • 1881 - Wheatear
  • 1880 - Grand Flaneur
  • 1879 - Nellie
  • 1878 - His Lordship
  • 1877 - Woodlands
  • 1876 - Robinson Crusoe
  • 1875 - Richmond
  • 1874 - Kingsborough
  • 1873 - Benvolio
  • 1872 - Loup Garou
  • 1871 - Javelin
  • 1870 - Florence
  • 1869 - Charon
  • 1868 - The Duke
  • 1867 - Fireworks
  • 1866 - The Barb
  • 1865 - Clove
  • 1864 - Yattendon
  • 1863 - Ramornie
  • 1862 - Regno
  • 1861 - Kyogle

‡ Change in scheduling of race from spring to autumn
† Dead heat

See also[edit]

The premiere race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds in other countries:

External sites[edit]

First three placegetters Australian Derby (ATC)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners and Past Results for the Australian Derby". Progroup Racing (Australia). 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Australian Racing History - Rogues & Ring-Ins Retrieved 2010-05-25
  3. ^ "2015 Result – Bmw Australian Derby (held 6 April 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "2014 Result – Bmw Australian Derby (held 12 April 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "2013 Result – David Jones Australian Derby (held 13 April 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "2012 Result – David Jones Australian Derby (held 14 April 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "2011 Result – David Jones A J C Aust. Derby (held 9 April 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "2010 Result – David Jones A J C Aus Derby (held 10 April 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "2009 Result – David Jones AJC Aust. Derby (held 11 April 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "2008 Result – Australian Derby (held 26 April 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "2007 Result – A.J.C. Australian Derby (held 7 April 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "2006 Result – A.J.C. Australian Derby (held 15 April 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "2005 Result – A.J.C Aust Derby (held 26 March 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "2004 Result – A.J.C. Aust. Derby (held 10 April 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  15. ^ "2003 Result – A.J.C. Aust. Derby (held 19 April 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "2002 Result – A.J.C. Australian Derby (held 30 March 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "2001 Result – A.J.C. Australian Derby (held 14 April 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "2000 Result – A J C - Australian Derby (held 22 April 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  19. ^ "1999 Result – A J C - Australian Derby (held 3 April 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  20. ^ "1998 Result – A.J.C. Australian Derby (held 11 April 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  21. ^ "1997 Result – A.J.C. Australian Derby (held 29 March 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "1996 Result – A.J.C. Australian Derby (held 6 April 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  23. ^ "1995 Result – A.J.C. Australian Derby (held 15 April 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  24. ^ "1994 Result – A.J.C. Derby (held 2 April 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  25. ^ "1993 Result – A.J.C. Derby (held 10 April 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  26. ^ "1992 Result – A.J.C. Derby (held 18 April 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  27. ^ "1991 Result – A.J.C. Derby (held 30 March 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  28. ^ "1990 Result – A.J.C. Derby (held 14 April 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  29. ^ "1989 Result – A.J.C. Derby (held 25 March 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  30. ^ "1988 Result – A.J.C. Derby (held 2 April 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  31. ^ "1987 Result – A.J.C. Derby (held 18 April 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  32. ^ "1986 Result – A.J.C. Derby (held 29 March 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  33. ^ "1985 Result – A.J.C. Derby (held 6 April 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  34. ^ "1984 Result – A.J.C. Derby (held 23 April 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  35. ^ "1983 Result – AJC Derby (held 4 April 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015.