ATC Australian Derby Winners, Past Results & Latest News

ATC Australian Derby run at the Randwick Racecourse. Winners and past results of the Australian Derby

Winners and Past Results for the ATC Australian Derby.

Among the most prestigious races held during Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival is the ATC Australian Derby.

The Group 1 race, also known as the AJC Derby, is for three year olds and is run over 2400 meters under set weight conditions at Randwick Racecourse.

Australian Derby day, held in mid April, features a packed racing card and includes other high profile events including the TJ Smith Stakes.

The AJC Derby has some of the top horses from around the country contesting for the $2,000,000 prize money.

The 2400 meter race is a blue ribbon event from where horses move on to greater glory on the Australian race tracks, winning premier races across the country. Once through with their racing career, many AJC Derby winners move on to become champion stallions or broodmares.

The Australian Derby has gone through many changes over the years.

The AJC Derby has a rich history dating back to 1861 with Kyogle winning the first event. The Derby was a principal race until 1979. In 1980, the AJC Derby was classified as a Group 1 race which was won by the outstanding thoroughbred champion Kingston Town, the inaugural inductee into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

Other notable winners include the mighty The Barb in 1866, Phar Lap in 1929, Peter Pan in 1932, Tulloch in 1957, Dulcify in 1979, Durbridge in 1991, Naturalism in 1992, Mahogany in 1994, Octagonal in 1996, and Sky Heights in 1999.

Shootout, ridden by Stathi Katsidis, recorded the fast timing of 2:27:58, breaking the record previously held by Dulcify.

In 1961, jockey Mel Schumacher faced a six-year suspension after he was caught by the head-on camera for pulling at the leg of jockey Tommy Hill, who rode Summer Fair to victory, a decision upheld by the stewards in spite of Schumacher steering Blue Era past the winning post first.

In form horses from major races such as the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes, and Group 1 Rosehill Guineas and Randwick Guineas usually find a berth in the AJC Derby. Shamrocker, the 2011 AJC Derby champion was only the ninth filly to win the Derby after a long gap since Research last won it in 1989.

Incidentally, Shamrocker was the only filly in the field. She made her way to the AJC after running third in the Rosehill Guineas.

The AJC Derby also serves as a good form guide for punters while trainers prepare their best performers to increase their season’s prospects especially in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup that follows during the spring carnival in Melbourne. Second placed in the 2010 AJC Derby, Descardo went on to win the Caulfield Cup while Monaco Consul obliged punters with a third place in both events.

YearAustralian Derby Winners
2021Explosive Jack
2020Quick Thinker
2019Angel Of Truth
2018Levendi
2017Jon Snow
2016Tavago
2015Mongolian Khan 
2014Criterion
2013It's A Dundeel
2012Ethiopia
2011Shamrocker
2010Shoot Out
2009Roman Emperor
2008Nom De Jeu
2007Fiumicino
2006Headturner
2005Eremein
2004Starcraft
2003Clangalang
2002Don Eduardo
2001Universal Princ
2000Fairway
1999Sky Heights
1998Gold Guru
1997Ebony Grosve
1996Octagonal
1995Ivory's Irish
1994Mahogany
1993Innocent King
1992Naturalism
1991Durbridge
1990Dr. Grace
1989Research
1988Beau Zam
1987Myocard
1986Bonecrusher
1985Tristarc
1984Prolific
1983Strawberry Road
1982Rose Of Kingston
1981Our Paddy Boy
1980Kingston Town
1979Dulcify
1978not held
1977Belmura Lad
1976Great Lover
1975Battle Sign
1974Taras Bulba
1973Imagele
1972Gold Brick
1971Classic Mission
1970Silver Sharpe
1969Divide And Rule
1968Wilton Park
1967Swift Peter
1966El Gordo
1965Prince Grant
1964Royal Sovereign
1963Summer Fiesta
1962Summer Prince
1961Summer Fair
1960Persian Lyric
1959Martello Towers
1958Skyline
1957Tulloch
1956Monte Carlo
1955Caranna
1954Prince Delville
1953Prince Morvi
1952Deep River
1951Channel Rise
1950Alister
1949Playboy
1948Carbon Copy
1947Valiant Crown
1946Concerto
1945Magnificent
1944Tea Rose
1943Moorland
1942Main Topic
1941Laureate
1940Pandect
1939Reading
1938Nuffield
1937Avenger
1936Talking
1935Homer
Allunga
1934Theo
1933Hall Mark
1932Peter Pan
1931Ammon Ra
1930Tregilla
1929Phar Lap
1928Prince Humphrey
1927Trivalve
1926Rampion
1925Manfred
1924Heroic
1923Ballymena
1922Rivoli
1921Cupidon
1920Salitros
1919Richmond Main
Artilleryman
1918Gloaming
1917Biplane
1916Kilboy
1915Cetigne
1914Mountain Knight
1913Beragoon
1912Cider
1911Cisco
1910Tanami
1909Prince Foote
1908Parsee
1907Mountain King
1906Poseidon
1905Noctuiform
1904Sylvanite
1903Belah
1902Abundance
1901Hautvilliers
1900Maltster
1899Cranberry
1898Picture
1897Amberite
1896Charge
1895Bob Ray
1894Bonnie Scotland
1893Trenchant
1892Camoola
1891Stromboli
1890Gibraltar
1889Singapore
1888Melos
1887Abercorn
1886Trident
1885Nordenfeldt
1884Bargo
1883Legrand
1882Navigator
1881Wheatear
1880Grand Flaneur
1879Nellie
1878His Lordship
1877Woodlands
1876Robinson Crusoe
1875Richmond
1874Kingsborough
1873Benvolio
1872Loup Garou
1871Javelin
1870Florence
1869Charon
1868The Duke
1867Fireworks
1866The Barb
1865Clove
1864Yattendon
1863Ramornie
1862Regno
1861Kyogle

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