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WATC Derby 2023 Tips, News, Winners and Past Results

WATC Derby is a Group 2 race held at Ascot Racecourse over 2400 metres annually. Prize money for the event is worth $400,000. Date for this year's WATC Derby is 8/4/23

Winners and Past Results for the WATC Derby

The WATC Derby is one of the premier staying events hosted by Perth Racing Club during the autumn racing carnival in April.

2023 WATC Derby Information

Date Of The WATC Derby: 8/4/23

Time Of The WATC Derby: TBA

Venue For The WATC Derby: Ascot Racecourse

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How To Bet On The WATC Derby

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My 2023 WATC Derby Betting Tips

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More Details About The WATC Derby

Although the WATC Derby has enjoyed Group 1 status until 2011 it has been downgraded to Group 2 for the 2012 edition with a reduction in prize money to $400,000.

Three year old horses travel over the traditional distance of 2400 metres of the Ascot Racetrack in Perth under set weight conditions in a race that is often taken by the above average local stayer rather than a top liner. However, it does attract interstate three year old talent looking for a warm up for major staying events over the year.

The Group 3 Sires Produce Stakes is also held on the same day. The Group 1 WA Oaks held a week earlier at Ascot over the same distance is one of the better form guides in recent times. Level weights favour the above average stayers who more often than not are the ones to pick as winners and place getters.

The natural progression for some of the runners in the WATC Derby is the Group 2 Perth Cup. Promising stayers have also gone on to contest in major races like the Cox Plate, Caulfield Cup, and Caulfield Stakes back on the east coast later in the year. They may also tackle the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic and CB Cox Stakes at Ascot later in spring.

The WATC Derby is among the oldest races hosted at Ascot. It began as a principal race in 1888 and was promoted to Group 1 in 1979.

Among the talented stayers to win in recent times include Plastered in 2005, Cats Fun in 2007, and Chartreux in 2010.

The Ascot Racecourse, according to PGR, is one of the oldest in the nation located 8 km east of Perth’s city centre and is also the headquarters of Perth Racing Club. It is considered the ‘Grand Old Lady’ of Australian racetracks that sees plenty of action throughout the year.

WATC Derby Past Winners

YearWinner
2022Alaskan
2021Western Empire
2020Tuscan Queen
2019Regal Power
2018Action
2017Gatting
2016Arcadia Dream
2015Delicacy
2014Respondent
2013Mystic Prince
2012Rohan
2011Dreamaway
2010Chartreux
2009Markus Maximus
2008Grand Journey
2007Guyno
2006Cats Fun
2005Plastrerd
2004Mr Sandgroper
2003Shirazamatazz
2002Honor Lap
2000Old Money
1999Voile D'Or
1998Kim Angel
1997Hot Jules
1996Capricious Lass
1995Crying Game
1994Beaux Art
1993Beaujolais Boy
1993Firing Range
1992Heroicity
1991Mirror Magic
1990Chipolata
1989Belele
1988The Bukhra
1987not held
1986Joindre
1985Rant And Rave
1984National Gallery
1983Old Currency
1982Rare Flyer
1981Vortilla
1980Seltrice
1979Mighty Kingdom
1978Regimental Honour
1977Stormy Rex
1976Chasta Bellota
1975Ngawyni
1974Bottled Sunshine
1973Asgard
1972Dayana
1971Ride Easy
1970Chez Felix
1969Surrender
1968Hidalios
1967Sir Chatary
1966Redacre
1965Baccare
1964Kev's Folly
1963Gojon
1962Nicopolis
1961Magic Colour
1960Chestillion
1959Little Empire
1958England's Dust
1957Nhargo
1956Lady Orator
1955Mallant
1954Asterios
1953Just Peter
1952Raconteur
1951Smart Chief
1950Jovial Lad
1949Prediction
1948Precedent
1947Westralian
1946Lady Lucia
1945Cherbourg
1944Lord Treat
1943Kalamunda
1942Pantheist
1941Kimra
1940Hestia
1939True Flight
1938Gay Prince
1937Footmark
1936Oceanus
1935Yaringa
1934Hyperion
1933Panto
1932Olympian
1931Isle Of Astur
1930Beaunilly
1929Ozonia
1928Second Wind
1927Hint
1926Maple
1925Sir Alwyne
1924Huette
1923Lilypond
1922Killiecrankie
1921Easingwold
1920Fluent
1919Eurythmic
1918Oyadu
1917Green Lord
1916Yandil
1915Pillotos
1914Mistico
1913Radnor
1912Dueler
1911Ayrville
1910Renegade
1909Jolly Beggar
1908Thorina
1907Post Town
1906Benbow
1905Piata
1904Keston
1903Bandolier
1902Honeydew
1901Trionia
1900Warrior II
1899Ormuz
1899Wairiri
1898Tarquin
1897Le Var
1896Inverary
1895Florrie
1894Carbine
1893Scarpia
1892Karratha
1891The Crash
1890St. Ives
1889Aim
1888Harridan

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