The ATC Australian Derby is a Group 1 race for three-year-olds that takes place each April at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The classic race is run over a distance of 2400 metres under set weight conditions and is worth $2,000,000 in prize money. The 2019 ATC Australian Derby was won by Angel Of Truth from Madison County with Surely Sacred third.
The revamped Sydney autumn racing carnival sees the ATC Australian Derby moved to the first day of The Championships alongside the Group 1 Doncaster Handicap, Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes and ATC Sires Produce Stakes to make for a fantastic day of feature racing.
|Date:||Saturday 4th April 2020|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||3yo - Set Weights|
|2019 Winner:||Angel Of Truth|
The ATC Australian Derby is the premier distance race of the Sydney autumn for three-year-olds and is run over the classic derby distance of 2400m at set weights, which favours the classier types. The ATC Derby has become a prestigous event for three-year-olds on the Australian racing calendar and has a proud history of providing high quality winners who go on to become stars of the Australian turf.
The ATC Derby is a blue ribbon event and can enhance the winners value immensely, should they go on to become a stallion or a broodmare at the end of their career.
Gallopers of the ilk of Sky Heights (1999), Octagonal (1996), Mahogany (1994), Naturalism (1992), and Durbridge (1991) all won the ATC Derby before going on to win many of Australia's premier races year after year.
Any three-year-olds contesting the Derby will typically come via major 3yo races like the Group 1 Randwick Guineas at Randwick in April, or the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas and Group 2 Tulloch Stakes, held during the Rosehill carnival the previous couple of weeks. In recent times Criterion (2014) & It's A Dundeel (2013) have taken out the Rosehill Guineas & ATC Australian Derby double. Angel Of Truth (2019), Levendi (2018) and Jon Snow (2017) have all claimed the Tulloch Stakes and Australian Derby double in recent times.
The ATC Derby has proven a handy guide to the Group 1 Caulfield Cup at Caulfield during the Melbourne spring, with Descarado (2nd in 2010) going on to win the race the following spring and Monaco Consul (3rd in 2010) running third in both races. Nom Du Jeu (2008) and Roman Emperor (2009) both finished runner-up in the Caulfield Cup after winning the ATC Derby beforehand.
Angel Of Truth (2019) captured the Group 1 Tulloch Stakes over 2000m at Rosehill before leading all the way to win this event in impressive fashion for Kembla Grange trainer Gwenda Maxwell.
Recent ATC Australian Derby winners include Levendi (2018) and Jon Snow (2017).
1. $15.00 Angel Of Truth 56.5 Corey Brown
2. $7.50 Madison County 56.5 Tommy Berry
3. $13.00 Surely Sacred 56.5 Damian Lane
4. $31.00 The Chosen One 56.5 Blake Shinn
5. $21.00 In A Twinkling 56.5 Opie Bosson
6. $5.50 Global Exchange 56.5 Kerrin McEvoy
7. $81.00 Costello 56.5 Jason Collett
8. $9.50 Declarationofheart 56.5 Mark Zahra
9. $6.00 Arrogant 56.5 Craig Williams
10. $5.50 Chapada 56.5 Damien Oliver
11. $51.00 Aramayo 56.5 Tim Clark
12. $201.00 Yulong Tavion 56.5 Brenton Avdulla
13. $11.00 Stars Of Carrum 56.5 Hugh Bowman
14. $61.00 Platinum Invador 56.5 Jonathan Riddell
15. $16.00 Cossetot 56.5 Glyn Schofield
16. $201.00 Shaman 56.5 Travis Wolfgram
17. $201.00 Twinspier 56.5 Luke Nolen
Margins: 3.3 len, 0.2 len
Other group races on ATC Australian Derby Day include the Group 2 Chairmans Handicap, Group 3 PJ Bell Stakes, Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes, Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes and Group 3 ATC Carbine Club Stakes.
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|2019||Angel Of Truth||Madison County||Surely Sacred||2:35.6|
|2017||Jon Snow||Harper's Choice||Hardham||2:38.1|
|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|