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Tasmanian Derby

The Tasmanian Derby is a Listed race for three-year-olds that takes place each February at Hobart racecourse in Hobart, Tasmania. The race is run over a distance of 2200 metres and worth $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Tasmanian Derby was won by Civil Disobedience from Wolfendale with Igitur & Autmed dead-heating for third.

Tasmania hosts no Group 1 or Group 2 races and is home to Group 3 and Listed racing only. Feature races include the Group 3 Hobart Cup, Group 3 Launceston Cup, Group 3 Bow Mistress Trophy and Group 3 Vamos Stakes. The Tasmanian Derby lost its Group 3 status during the 2011/2012 racing season and is now a listed event.

Tasmanian Derby info

Date: Friday 8th February 2019
Track: Hobart racecourse, Hobart
Distance: 2200 metres
Race Type: 3yo - Set Weights
Status: Listed
Prizemoney: $150,000
2018 Winner: Civil Disobedience

The Tasmanian Derby is the premier distance event for 3yo gallopers during the summer carnival in Hobart. The race generally attracts the best three-year-olds going around locally in Tasmania, while interstate trainers may consider bringing a promising type down to Tassie occasionally for the chance to win a Derby.

Typically not a race for elite three-year-olds, the Tasmanian Derbyb is more likely to be taken out by a more than handy local type, rather than an outstanding one

Civil Disobedience (2018) ran third in a 3YO BM70 over 2000m at Flemington in Victoria before travelling to Tasmania to win this event in easy fashion and recent Tasmanian Derby winners include Northwest Passage (2017) and Jerilderie Letter (2016).

2018 Tasmanian Derby result

1. $1.40 Civil Disobedience 57.0 John Allen
2. $4.80 Wolfendale 57.0 Dean Yendall
3. $26.00 Pennstock 57.0 Craig Newitt

then followed
4. $13.00 Double You Tee 57.0 Jason Maskiell
5. $8.50 Kugelblitz 57.0 Damien Oliver
6. $201.00 Gee Gees Saint Nik 57.0 Troy Baker
7. $41.00 Overplay 57.0 Chris Graham

Margins: 2.75 len, 0.75 len
Time: 2:19.08

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Tasmanian Derby winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Civil Disobedience Wolfendale Pennstock 2:19.0
2017 Northwest Passage French Snitzel Igitur/Autmed (Dh) 2:17.3
2016 Jerilderie Letter Howard Be Thy Name Al Shameel 2:15.4
2015 Geegees Classicboy Shiralee Valdez 2:18.7
2014 Liberty Leader Rainbow Storm Varian 2:18.0
2013 Ollie's Gold Keep The Cash Strive To Excel 2:18.2
2012 Methuselah Barysh Quest Colonial Gold 2:19.6
2011 Mourinho Heez Born Lucky Jay Bee's Gee Gee 2:18.4
2010 Geegees Blackflash Kinnersley Coulis 2:17.5
2009 Betwixt Reprisal Brunello 2:21.4
2008 Mega Boss Arazamataz Dream Peddlar 2:21.4
2007 Currigee Minibaa Rhumb Line 2:20.6
2006 Esterel Pride Of Westbury Jeune Cheval 2:18.0
2005 Phantom Thief Stuyvesent Expunge 2:11.2
2004 Almost Never Little Baldy Uma King 2:36.6
2003 Dream Quest Irish Noble Birle's Gamble 2:31.9
2002 Moonah Brooke Our Bullbaa Marette 2:31.1
2001 Party Boy Us And Maka Jones 2:32.7
2000 Father Floyd Fitzroy Fitzroy Yuppie 2:29.7
1999 Star Of Nime Naucho Lord Baracus 2:31.1
1998 Suavity Bohemiath Flying Swallow 2:30.5
1997 Ventura Prince Baracus Maximal 2:31.7
1996 Devon Sun Sunny Lane Nutcracker Suite 2:32.6
1995 Napier Street Loch Valley Vaudeville Piper 2:34.4
1994 Ashley Grove Arranger Star Dancing Cossack 2:34.9
1993 Pax-A-Million Ritzy Red Golden Serpent 2:30.2
1992 Charleston Party Baron Samedi Party Game 2:29.7
1991 My Latin Boy Haron Bay Devon Blaze 2:29.7
1990 King Of Belmont Drumming Sonny Bumpus 2:32.6
1989 Bar Landy Sydeston Sistino 2:29.9
1988 Firetap Dashing Kiwi Mountain Gamble 2:30.0