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 prizemoney. The 2017 ATC Australian Derby was won by Jon Snow from Harper's Choice with Hardham third.
The revamped Sydney autumn racing carnival sees the ATC Australian Derby moved to the first day of The Championships alongside the Gr1 Doncaster Handicap, Gr1 TJ Smith Stakes and ATC Sires Produce Stakes to make for a fantastic day of feature racing.
|Date:||Saturday 7th April 2018|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||3yo - Set Weights|
|2017 Winner:||Jon Snow|
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 Gr1 Randwick Guineas at Randwick in April, or the Gr1 Rosehill Guineas and Gr2 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.
The ATC Derby has proven a handy guide to the Gr1 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.
Jon Snow (2017) took out the Gr2 Tulloch Stakes over 2000m at Rosehill before scoring an impressive victory in this event recent ATC Australian Derby winners include Tavago (2016) and Mongolian Khan (2015).
1. $7.50 Jon Snow 56.5 Damian Lane
2. $26.00 Harper's Choice 56.5 Jason Collett
3. $31.00 Hardham 56.5 Luke Nolen
4. $15.00 Ruthven 56.5 Mark Zahra
5. $2.60 Gingernuts 56.5 Opie Bosson
6. $5.00 Inference 56.5 Tommy Berry
7. $11.00 Prized Icon 56.5 Glyn Schofield
8. $101.00 Hollywood Mo 56.5 Zac Purton
9. $11.00 Anaheim 56.5 Hugh Bowman
10. $20.00 Impavido 56.5 Joao Moreira
11. $15.00 So Si Bon 56.5 Kerrin McEvoy
12. $201.00 Shine Tak Star 56.5 Brenton Avdulla
13. $151.00 Righteous Mate 56.5 Tye Angland
Margins: 0.8 len, 0.1 len
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|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|