South Australian Derby Winners, Past Results & Latest News

SA Derby run at Morphettville Racecourse. All the past winners of the South Australian Derby

Winners and Past Results for the SA Derby.

One of the prestigious black type races hosted by the South Australian Jockey Club at the Morphettville Racetrack during the autumn racing carnival is the Group 1 South Australian Derby.

The race is for three year old horses that trek over 2500 metres of Morphettville Racecourse in a bid to earn a purse worth $600,000. The set weight race has some of the best long distance gallopers and stayers take to the field where better performers are at an advantage.

The Group 3 Chairman's Stakes held at the same track a week earlier is usually a handy form guide for punters to pick out the best colts and geldings from the potential place getters and winners. The Group 1 Australasian Oaks for fillies is another important event from where horses may vie for a place in the South Australian Derby. Since the derby is held later in autumn horses could tackle a number of other black type races on their way to this event.

The South Australian Derby has seen a number of Melbourne Cup prospects win the title as well. Subzero won both events in 1992 while winner of the 1991 SA Derby, Shivas Revenge, and Count Chivas in 1995 came close to winning the Melbourne Cup in the respective years.

The derby has a rich history with Midnight recorded as the first winner in 1860. The race has attracted a classy bunch of stayers over the years, which prompted the SAJC to elevate it to Group 1 in 1979. It has also been held under varying distances although it has remained a 2500 metre race since 2001.

YearSA Derby Winners
2021Explosive Jack
2020Russian Camelot
2019Qafila
2018Leicester
2017Volatile Mix
2016Howard Be Thy Name
2015Delicacy 
2014Kushadasi
2013Escado
2012Zabeelionaire
2011Shadows In The Sun
2010Kidnapped
2009Rebel Raider
2008Zarita
2007Lazer Sharp
2006Testafiable
2005Tails Of Triomphe
2004Hard To Get
2003Mummify
2002Pantani
2001Big Pat
2000Blue Murder
1999Showella
1998Bulta
1997Markham
1996Chevite
1995Count Chivas
1994Bullwinkle
1993Our Pompeii
1992Subzero
1991Shiva's Revenge
1990Diego
1989Sea Brigand
1988Celtic Spirit
1987Shark's Fin
1986French Cotton
1985Sir Zephyr
1984Mapperley Heights
1983not held
1982English Wonder
1981Brewery Boy
1980Tasman
1979Top Ware
1978Regal Jester
1977Stormy Rex
1976Vacuum
1975Prince Of All
1974Exalt's Pride
1973Sir Gerald
1972Dayana
1971Near Boy
1970Clear Prince
1969Paradigm
1968Dale Lace
1967Kembla
1966Peculator
1965Mission
1964Ziema
1963Hunting Horn
1962Royal Ziet
1961Gatum Gatum
1960Royal Chat
1959Crusty Bottle
1958Stormy Passage
1957Galloway
1956Auteuil
1955Ralkon
1954Pandie Star
1953Jovial Scot
1952Winemaker
1951Beau Cavalier
1950Toastmaster
1949Glenvue
1948Idle Banter
1947Basama
1946Conservator
1945Dauntless
1944Bluenor
1943not held
1942not held
1941Ladmond
1940Waxwings
1939Lusson
1938Tempest
1937Golden Hill
1936Brave Lad
1935Beamish Boy
1934Alinura
1933Yultewirra
1932Traverse
1931Opera King
1930Induna
1929Hot Spring
1928Mount Of Olives
1927Marco Polo
1926Pindenda
1925Ethelton
1924Wycherley
1923King Of Mirth
1922Burnished
1921Leon
1920Pogonatos
1919Lord Setay
1918Stagegirl
1917Cosmos
1916Nevka
1915Perambulate
1914Fidelio
1913Kildalton
1912Puringa
1911Sanskrit
1910Sergius
1909The Greek
1908Tiercel
1907Palotta
1906Kismet II
1905Torah
1904Ganymedes
1903F.J.A.
1902Rienzi
1901Ritualist
1900Miltiades
1899Gunga Din
1898Hainault
1897Goodwill
1896Thunder Queen
1895Auraria
1894Monastery
1893Salient
1892Vakeel
1891Lady Rose
1890Cheddar
1889not held
1888not held
1887not held
1886not held
1885not held
1884Gratitude
1883Dirk Hatteraick
1882Guesswork
1881Topaz
1880The Assyrian
1879Pawnbroker
1878Viceroy
1877Irish Queen
1876Pride Of The Hills
1875not held
1874not held
1873not held
1872not held
1871not held
1870not held
1869not held
1868Centurion
1867Regalia
1866Crusader
1865Tim Whiffler
1864Queen Of Barossa
1863Lubra
1862Lord Of Isles
1861Typo
1860Midnight
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