South Australian Derby

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South Australian Derby
Group 1 race
Location Morphettville Racecourse, Adelaide, Australia
Inaugurated 1860 (as The Thebarton Derby)
Race type ThoroughbredFlat racing
Sponsor UBET (2016)
Race information
Distance 2,500 metres
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
colts and geldings – 56 12 kg
fillies – 54 12 kg
Weight Set Weights
Purse A$500,000 (2016)

The South Australian Derby is a South Australian Jockey Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds, at set weights, run over a distance of 2,500 metres at Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide, Australia during the SAJC Autumn Carnival.[1]

History[edit]

The inaugural running of the race was on 5 January 1860 at Thebarton Racecourse which is located today in Mile End. The race was called The Thebarton Derby and had stakes of 100 sovereigns with an additional sweep of 10 sovereigns with a forfeit of 2 sovereigns.[2] The race was won by the famous colonial pastoralist's C.B. Fisher's, four-year-old mare Midnight who carried 8 stone 10 pounds and ridden by jockey Simpson in a time of 2:54.[2]

By 1862 the race was simply known as The Derby[3] and in 1866 the Summer meet was held before Christmas Day.[4] For a period of seven years between 1869 and 1875 the race was not held. When the race was resumed in 1876 it was held at Morphettville Racecourse and it was held in September during the SAJC Spring meeting.[5]

The early winner Tim Whiffler is not to be confused with the 1867 Melbourne Cup winner of the same name.[6]

The race attracted many fine horses who would later excel in other prestigious race around the country. 1880 saw The Assyrian, a son of Countryman (GB) win the race and two years later win the Melbourne Cup.[6]

1903 saw the simply named F.J.A. prevail and the son of Wallace would also win a VRC Derby, Toorak Handicap and an The All Aged Stakes.[6]

1961 winner Gatum Gatum also went on to win the Melbourne Cup in 1963 while the 1972 winner Dayana was a Perth Cup winner in 1973.

Subzero won the race in 1992 and he would win the Melbourne Cup on a wet track the next season, and also the G1 Adelaide Cup.[6]

The 2009 winner Rebel Raider succeed after earlier he won the VRC Derby.

Fillies have also had some success in the race. Most recently Zarita completed the Australasian Oaks–SA Derby double in 2008.

Distance[edit]

  • 1860–1971 – 1 12 miles (~2400 metres)
  • 1972 – 2400 metres
  • 1973–1977 – 2500 metres
  • 1978–1979 – 2400 metres
  • 1980 – 2600 metres
  • 1981–1985 – 2500 metres
  • 1986–2004 – 2400 metres
  • 2005 onwards – 2500 metres

Winners[edit]

  • 2016 – Howard Be Thy Name[7]
  • 2015 – Delicacy[8]
  • 2014 – Kushadasi[9]
  • 2013 – Escado[10]
  • 2012 – Zabeelionaire[11]
  • 2011 – Shadows In The Sun[12]
  • 2010 – Kidnapped[13]
  • 2009 – Rebel Raider[14]
  • 2008 – Zarita[15]
  • 2007 – Lazer Sharp[16]
  • 2006 – Testifiable[17]
  • 2005 – Tails Of Triomphe[18]
  • 2004 – Hard To Get[19]
  • 2003 – Mummify[20]
  • 2002 – Pantani[21]
  • 2001 – Big Pat[22]
  • 2000 – Blue Murder[23]
  • 1999 – Showella[24]
  • 1998 – Bulta[25]
  • 1997 – Markham[26]
  • 1996 – Cheviot[27]
  • 1995 – Count Chivas[28]
  • 1994 – Bullwinkle[29]
  • 1993 – Our Pompeii[30]
  • 1992 – Subzero[31]
  • 1991 – Shiva's Revenge[32]
  • 1990 – Diego[33]
  • 1989 – Sea Brigand[34]
  • 1988 – Celtic Spirit[35]
  • 1987 – Shark's Fin[36]
  • 1986 – French Cotton[37]
  • 1985 – Sir Zephyr[38]
  • 1984 – Mapperley Heights[39]
  • 1983 – ¶race not held
  • 1982 – English Wonder
  • 1981 – Brewery Boy
  • 1980 – Tasman
  • 1979 – Top Ware
  • 1978 – Regal Jester
  • 1977 – Stormy Rex
  • 1976 – Vacuum
  • 1975 – Prince Of All
  • 1974 – Exalt's Pride
  • 1973 – Sir Gerald
  • 1972 – Dayana
  • 1971 – Near Boy
  • 1970 – Clear Prince
  • 1969 – Paradigm
  • 1968 – Dale Lace
  • 1967 – Kembla
  • 1966 – Peculator
  • 1965 – Mission
  • 1964 – Ziema
  • 1963 – Hunting Horn
  • 1962 – Royal Ziet
  • 1961 – Gatum Gatum
  • 1960 – Royal Chat
  • 1959 – Crusty Bottle
  • 1958 – Stormy Passage
  • 1957 – Galloway
  • 1956 – Auteuil
  • 1955 – Ralkon
  • 1954 – Pandie Star
  • 1953 – Jovial Scot
  • 1952 – Winemaker
  • 1951 – Beau Cavalier
  • 1950 – Toastmaster
  • 1949 – Glenvue
  • 1948 – Idle Banter
  • 1947 – Basama
  • 1946 – Conservator
  • 1945 – Dauntless
  • 1944 – Bluenor
  • 1942–43 – † race not held
  • 1941 – Ladmond
  • 1940 – Waxwings
  • 1939 – Lusson
  • 1938 – Tempest
  • 1937 – Golden Hill
  • 1936 – Brave Lad
  • 1935 – Beamish Boy
  • 1934 – Alinura
  • 1933 – Yultewirra
  • 1932 – Traverse
  • 1931 – Opera King
  • 1930 – Induna
  • 1929 – Hot Spring
  • 1928 – Mount Of Olives
  • 1927 – Marco Polo
  • 1926 – Pindenda
  • 1925 – Ethelton
  • 1924 – Wycherley
  • 1923 – King Of Mirth
  • 1922 – Burnished
  • 1921 – Leon
  • 1920 – Pogonatos
  • 1919 – Lord Setay
  • 1918 – Stagegirl
  • 1917 – Cosmos
  • 1916 – Nevka
  • 1915 – Perambulate
  • 1914 – Fidelio
  • 1913 – Kildalton
  • 1912 – Puringa
  • 1911 – Sanskrit
  • 1910 – Sergius
  • 1909 – The Greek
  • 1908 – Tiercel
  • 1907 – Palotta
  • 1906 – Kismet II
  • 1905 – Torah
  • 1904 – Ganymedes
  • 1903 – F.J.A.
  • 1902 – Rienzi
  • 1901 – Ritualist
  • 1900 – Miltiades
  • 1899 – Gunga Din
  • 1898 – Hainault
  • 1897 – Goodwill
  • 1896 – Thunder Queen
  • 1895 – Auraria
  • 1894 – Monastery
  • 1893 – Salient
  • 1892 – Vakeel
  • 1891 – Lady Rose
  • 1890 – Cheddar
  • 1885–89 – ‡race not held
  • 1884 – Gratitude
  • 1883 – Dirk Hatteraick
  • 1882 – Guesswork
  • 1881 – Topaz
  • 1880 – The Assyrian
  • 1879 – Pawnbroker
  • 1878 – Viceroy[5]
  • 1877 – Irish Queen
  • 1876 – Pride Of The Hills
  • 1869–75 – race not held
  • 1868 – Centurion
  • 1867 – Regalia
  • 1866 – Crusader[4]
  • 1865 – Tim Whiffler
  • 1864 – ♯Queen Of Barossa[40]
  • 1864 – Lubra[41]
  • 1863 – Lord Of Isles[42]
  • 1862 – Riddle[3]
  • 1861 – Typo[43]
  • 1860 – Midnight[2]

¶ Race usually scheduled to be run on second weekend in May was replaced in the racing calendar by Group 3 St Leger Stakes, run over a distance of 2600 meters.[44]
† Race not held due to a ban on war time racing in the state.[45]
‡ Race not held due to the Totalizator Repeal Act 1883.[46]
♯ Race was raced twice in the same calendar year. The 1863–84 racing calendar set the date of the race as 1 January 1864.[41] For the 1864–85 racing calendar the race was held on the first day of SAJC Summer Meet as the third race on 28 December 1864.[40]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners and Past Results for the SA Derby". Pro Group Racing Australia. 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "THE THEBARTON RACES – (Official results 1860: Race 2 THE THEBARTON DERBY)". The Advertiser (Adelaide), Adelaide. Trove Digitized Newspapers. 6 January 1860. p. 3 column 2. Retrieved 30 April 2013. On rounding the corner towards the straight running to the winning-post Midnight was ahead by fully four lengths, and the advantage was rather increased upon nearing the winning-post. There was a close contest between Rarey and Stormy Petrel, but the first was pronounced second, and Stormy Petrel third. Sapphire came in fourth. Time, 2 min. 54 secs. 
  3. ^ a b "SOUTH AUSTRALIAN JOCKEY CLUB RACES— SUMMER MEETING, 1862. SECOND-Day—THURSDAY, JANUARY 2. (Official results 1862: Race 2 THE DERBY)". The Advertiser (Adelaide), Adelaide. Trove Digitized Newspapers. 3 January 1862. p. 3 column 7–8. Retrieved 30 April 2013. Riddle jumped off with the lead, pulling as if she would rend Simpson's arms from their sockets. Opposite the Grand Stand she had almost distanced her competitors, and she won the race by any number of lengths, hands down. Loadstone was second. Miss Rowe third, Ivanhoe fourth. Garibaldi fifth, and Crinoline last. – Time–3m. 1 12 sec. 
  4. ^ a b "SOUTH AUSTRALIAN JOCKEY CLUB'S SUMMER MEETING. First Day— Thursday. December 20. (Official results 1866 Race 3 DERBY.)". The South Australian Register, Adelaide. Trove Digitized Newspapers. 21 December 1864. p. 3 column 5–6. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "SOUTH AUSTRALIAN JOCKEY CLUB SPRING MEETING. (Official results 1878 Race 2 DERBY.)". The South Australian Register, Adelaide. Trove Digitized Newspapers. 16 September 1878. p. 6 column 1–3. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d Gary Crispe; Steve McGhee (2002). "The Malaysia Airlines SA Derby History". Racing and Sports (Australia). Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "2016 Result – Ubet South Australian Derby (held 14 May 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "2015 Result – William Hill South Aus Derby (held 9 May 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "2014 Result – Sportingbet South Aus Derby (held 3 May 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "2013 Result – Centrebet South Aus Derby (held 4 May 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "2012 Result – Centrebet S A Australian Derby (held 5 May 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "2011 Result – Betfair S.A. Derby (held 8 May 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "2010 Result – Betfair.Com S.A. Derby (held 2 May 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "2009 Result – Betfair.Com S A Derby (held 2 May 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  15. ^ "2008 Result – South Australian Derby (held 12 April 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "2007 Result – S A Derby (held 6 May 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "2006 Result – South Australian Derby (held 7 May 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "2005 Result – South Australian Derby (held 14 May 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  19. ^ "2004 Result – South Australian Derby (held 15 May 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  20. ^ "2003 Result – South Australian Derby (held 10 May 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  21. ^ "2002 Result – South Australia Derby (held 11 May 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "2001 Result – South Australian Derby (held 12 May 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  23. ^ "2000 Result – South Australian Derby (held 6 May 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  24. ^ "1999 Result – South Australian Derby (held 8 May 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  25. ^ "1998 Result – South Australian Derby (held 9 May 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  26. ^ "1997 Result – South Australian Derby (held 10 May 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  27. ^ "1996 Result – South Australian Derby (held 11 May 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  28. ^ "1995 Result – South Australian Derby (held 6 May 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  29. ^ "1994 Result – South Australian Derby (held 7 May 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  30. ^ "1993 Result – South Australian Derby (held 8 May 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  31. ^ "1992 Result – South Australian Derby (held 9 May 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  32. ^ "1991 Result – South Australian Derby (held 11 May 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  33. ^ "1990 Result – South Australian Derby (held 12 May 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  34. ^ "1989 Result – South Australian Derby (held 6 May 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  35. ^ "1988 Result – South Australian Derby (held 7 May 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  36. ^ "1987 Result – South Australian Derby (held 9 May 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  37. ^ "1986 Result – South Australian Derby (held 10 May 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  38. ^ "1985 Result – South Australian Derby (held 11 May 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  39. ^ "1984 Result – South Australian Derby (held 12 May 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  40. ^ a b "THE JOCKEY CLUB'S SUMMER MEETING (Official results 1864–65: Race 3 DERBY.)". The Advertiser (Adelaide), Adelaide. Trove Digitized Newspapers. 29 December 1864. p. 3 column 4. Retrieved 30 April 2013. There was an indifferent start, the Queen of Barossa being behind. She soon gave the "bold archer" the go by, and at the corner Her Majesty took up the running with a strong lead, and was never overtaken. She won easily, hands down. Prince Albert being second, flogging hard, and Robin Hood a bad third. Time 3 mins. 2 secs. 
  41. ^ a b "THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN JOCKEY CLUB RACES. SUMMER MEETING, 1863-4. (Official results 1864: Race 2 DERBY.)". The Advertiser (Adelaide), Adelaide. Trove Digitized Newspapers. 2 January 1864. p. 3 column 5–6. Retrieved 30 April 2013. Lubra lengthened her stride, and won easily by about a dozen lengths, Iris second, Gipsy a good third, and then Scotch Gal a bad fourth. 
  42. ^ "THE THEBARTON RACES. SECOND-Day—THURSDAY, JANUARY 1. (Official results 1863: Race 2 THE DERBY)". The Advertiser (Adelaide), Adelaide. Trove Digitized Newspapers. 2 January 1863. p. 3 column 5–6. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  43. ^ "THEBARTON ANNUAL RACES – (Official results 1861: Race 2 THE THEBARTON DERBY)". The Advertiser (Adelaide), Adelaide. Trove Digitized Newspapers. 2 January 1861. p. 3 column 7–8. Retrieved 30 April 2013. Twilight and Typo then ran nearly- neck and nenk for a short distance, when Blue Bonnet again shot ahead about a length, catching Twilight and passing her just at the straight running. Typo was at this time about two lengths ahead, and kept his position, coming in an easy winner. Time, 3 minutes 3 seconds 
  44. ^ "MORPHETTVILLE". The Age, Melbourne. Google News Archive (Digitize). 9 May 1983. p. 23 (column 1. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  45. ^ "Holidays: Adelaide Cup in Australia". Time and Date. 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  46. ^ "ANTI-GAMING LEGISLATION.". The Advertiser, Adelaide. Trove Digitized Newspapers. 13 October 1883. p. 1 Supplemental (column 2). Retrieved 30 April 2013.