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
|2013||It’s A Dundeel||Philippi||Kingdoms||2:33.4|
|2012||Ethiopia||Polish Knight||Laser Hawk||2:28.7|
|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|
|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|
|1993||Innocent King||Kaaptive Edition||Air Seattle||2:33.6|
|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|