The final field & barrier draw for this year's AJC Derby. Free form guides, betting updates, race history & stats. Track info & scratchings for the AJC Derby.
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The ATC Australian Derby
Conditions: Open 3yo Set Weights Group 1
The final field of the Australian Derby with barrier draw, jockeys, weights, opening betting odds & scratchings will be published here.
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The Race: The race was first run in 1861 as the A.J.C. Randwick Derby Stakes, referred to as the Australian Derby since the merger of the Australian Jockey Club and Sydney Turf Club in 2011. The first winner was Kyogle. Australasia’s famous Phar Lap won the race in 1929 (his 3rd career win) after winning the Rosehill Guineas and then the Craven Plate, the V.R.C. Derby before running 3rd in the 1929 Melbourne Cup. In 1930 Phar Lap went on to blitz his rivals with a staggering number of wins including the Cox Plate & the Melbourne Cup. Tulloch was another wonder horse who won the Rosehill Guineas and then the A.J.C. Derby and in the same year won the Qld Derby, the V.R.C. Derby, the Caulfield Guineas & the Caulfield Cup. Male horses tend to dominate the race with the very few fillies recording a win.
Best lead-up form: Randwick Guineas, Rosehill Guineas, Autumn Classic, Canterbury Guineas, Australian Guineas.
Track Bias: Rail is usually in the True position for the first week of racing at Randwick during The Championships, going is usually fair when the ground is Good but suits the on pace runners when rain affected. Barriers should be of little importance due the distance involved however only a handful of winners have started from a double figure gate.
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