Australian Derby

2021 Australian Derby Details
Date: Saturday April 3
Start time: TBA
Racecourse: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Grade: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1,000,000
Track Surface: Turf
Race Conditions: Set Weights, Three Year Olds
Type: Thoroughbred

Australian Derby 2021

The 2021 Australian Derby is a Group One Race at 2,400m.

It is hosted at Randwick Racecourse, on Saturday 3 April.

The 2020 Canterbury Stakes was taken out by Quick Thinker, trained by Murray Baker.

Zebrowski and Eric The Eel took out second and third respectively.

Australian Derby Classic Tips

2021 Australian Derby Field

Cherry Tortoni11
Rocket Spade11
Young Werther13
Lion's Roar15
Montre Moi15
The Elanora15

2021 Australian Derby Best Bets

Aegon is prominent in many futures markets and rightly so, he was super impressive winning the Hobartville Stakes first up over 1400m. We must see what distance is his limit, the 2400m here may be pushing it.

Young Werther can certainly stay the trip, and if he makes it up to Sydney, he is in with a massive chance. He ran out of steam in the VRC Derby last spring off an unsuitable limited platform, and has the chance to improve in the autumn with a more solid lead up.

Khoekhoe looks another promising young stayer who could stay the trip and be competitive if connections decide to travel north to Sydney.

2021 Australian Derby Trifecta Tips

Aegon, Young Werther, Khoekhoe.

Australian Derby Favourite

The current Australian Derby all-in favourite is Aegon at $6.

Australian Derby Results

2020 Australian Derby Field

NoHorseTrainerJockeyBarrierWeightHcp Rating
1CASTELVECCHIORichard LittJames McDonald956.5kg110
2SHADOW HEROMark NewnhamJoshua Parr756.5kg107
3WARNINGAnthony FreedmanTommy Berry1056.5kg103
4SHERWOOD FORESTTony PikeKerrin McEvoy1256.5kg100
5ERIC THE EELStuart KendrickNash Rawiller1156.5kg 
6QUICK THINKERMurray Baker & Andrew ForsmanOpie Bosson656.5kg83
7ZEBROWSKIMichael, Wayne & John HawkesHugh Bowman456.5kg77
8CHAINS OF HONOURGerald RyanRobbie Brewer556.5kg76
9SKIDDAWMichael MoroneyBrenton Avdulla256.5kg 
10DIASONICRichard LamingTim Clark156.5kg73
11GET THE IDEAJohn SargentJason Collett856.5kg67
12SACRAMENTOGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottAdam Hyeronimus356.5kg65

2020 Australian Derby Winner & Placings

ResultsBest OddsMargin
1Quick Thinker$9/$2.52:34.24
3Tourbillon Diamond$4.51.50L

Australian Derby Betting

Bet TypeHow to Place This Type of Bet
Win BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will be the outright winner (1st place) in the 2021 Australian Derby
Place BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will place in the top three in the 2021 Australian Derby. Pays less than a win bet, but the odds are safer
Each-Way BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will win the Australian Derby, with a safety net of a place bet. If your horse runs 1st, you will collect both the Win and the Place pay-out. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd, you will win only the Place pay-out
Quinellla BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st and 2nd in the any order in the Australian Derby
Exacta BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order in the Australian Derby
Trifecta BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order in the Australian Derby
First FourPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the correct order in the Australian Derby
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)Place a bet on the winners of four nominated races to win a Quaddie. This means you have to select three other races apart from the Australian Derby to place a Quaddie

2021 Australian Derby Questions

Australian Derby Prize Money

The Australian Derby prize money is a lofty $1,000,000.

Who won the 2020 Australian Derby?

The 2020 Australian Derby was taken out by Quick Thinker. Opie Bosson was the winning jockey.

How to place a bet on the Australian Derby?

You can place a bet on any racing event throughout the year, using any Australian Bookmaker. We recommend Sportsbet.

When is Australian Derby?

The Australian Derby is hosted on Saturday 3rd of April 2021.

Where is the Australian Derby?

The Australian Derby is held at Randwick Racecourse. It is one of five Group One Races on the day, which is the first of the Championships. These four Group One races include the TJ Smith Stakes, The Australian Derby, The Sires Produce Stakes, the Country Championships, and the Doncaster Mile.


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