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 prize money. The 2020 Tasmanian Derby was won by Vamos Raffa from Skyt with Argyle Beach third.
Tasmania hosts Group 3 and Listed racing only, with no Group 1 or 2 races throughout the racing season. 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.
|Date:||Saturday 1st February 2020|
|Track:||Hobart racecourse, Hobart|
|Race Type:||3yo - Set Weights|
|2020 Winner:||Vamos Raffa|
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 Derby is more likely to be taken out by a more than handy local type, rather than an outstanding one.
Vamos Raffa (2020) ran third in the Listed Launceston Guineas over 2100m at at Launceston before scoring a comfortable victory in this event for trainer Scott Brunton.
Recent Tasmanian Derby winners include Cossetot (2019) and Civil Disobedience (2018) and Northwest Passage (2017).
1. $10.00 Vamos Raffa 57.0 David Pires
2. $7.00 Skyt 57.0 Anthony Darmanin
3. $6.00 Argyle Beach 57.0 James Winks
4. $1.45 Rogues Point 57.0 Craig Newitt
5. $51.00 Up Wind 57.0 Racha Cuneen
6. $41.00 Dixie’S Boy 57.0 Jack Martin
7. $31.00 Tee Jay Frankie 57.0 Stan Tsaikos
8. $81.00 Sir Dana 57.0 Daniel Schmitt
9. $101.00 Unbothered 55.0 Bulent Muhcu
10. $71.00 Gee Gee Millmagic 57.0 Ms Sigrid Carr
Margins: 2 len, 0.5 len
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|2020||Vamos Raffa||Skyt||Argyle Beach||2:21.1|
|2019||Cossetot||Glass Warrior||Twilight Run||2:20.8|
|2017||Northwest Passage||French Snitzel||Igitur/Autmed (Dh)||2:17.3|
|2016||Jerilderie Letter||Howard Be Thy Name||Al Shameel||2:15.4|
|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|
|2008||Mega Boss||Arazamataz||Dream Peddlar||2:21.4|
|2006||Esterel||Pride Of Westbury||Jeune Cheval||2:18.0|
|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|
|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|
|1988||Firetap||Dashing Kiwi||Mountain Gamble||2:30.0|