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 2020 ATC Australian Derby was won by Quick Thinker from Zebrowski with Eric The Eel 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|
|2020 Winner:||Quick Thinker|
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. $8.00 Quick Thinker 56.5 Opie Bosson
2. $13.00 Zebrowski 56.5 Hugh Bowman
3. $19.00 Eric The Eel 56.5 Nash Rawiller
4. $5.50 Shadow Hero 56.5 Joshua Parr
5. $41.00 Sacramento 56.5 Adam Hyeronimus
6. $5.00 Warning 56.5 Tommy Berry
7. $101.00 Chains Of Honour 56.5 Robbie Dolan
8. $19.00 Sherwood Forest 56.5 Kerrin McEvoy
9. $2.60 Castelvecchio 56.5 James McDonald
10. $41.00 Skiddaw 56.5 Brenton Avdulla
11. $61.00 Diasonic 56.5 Tim Clark
Margins: 0.2 len, 1.3 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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|2020||Quick Thinker||Zebrowski||Eric The Eel||2:34.2|
|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|