Run over 2400 metres, the Australian Derby – better known as the AJC Derby – is a Group 1 Australian thoroughbred horse race for 3 year olds. This prestigious horserace is run by the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, during the Easter Carnival (late March or April).
The Australian Derby is the pre-eminent horserace for 3 year olds in Australia, equivalent to the Kentucky Derby and the Epson Derby in England.
Recent Winners of the Australian Derby
In 2009, Roman Emperor won the Australian Derby horserace. In 2008, Nom Du Jeu won the Australian Derby. Nom Du Jeu came 2nd in the Caulfield Cup and 8th in the Melbourne Cup.
- 2018 – Levendi
- 2017 – Jon Snow
- 2016 – Tavago
- 2015(1) – Mongolian Khan
- 2014 – Criterion
- 2013 – It’s A Dundeel
- 2012 – Ethiopia
- 2011 – Shamrocker
- 2010 – Shoot Out
Tips on Getting to the Australian Derby Horserace
The Australian Derby Horserace is run at Royal Randwick Racecourse, a suburb in the heart of Sydney. Find maps and transportation guides to Royal Randwick as well as information on traveling by car, bus, car parking, valet parking and yes even limousine and helicopter!
Video of the Australian Derby Horserace
Click on the below YouTube video of the Australian Derby Group 1 horserace. It is a strategic race over 11 furlongs and very competitive. Roman Emperor is challenged down the straight but kicks clear 100 metres from the finishing line. Watch this exciting race and see how Roman Emperor ridden by Jim Cassidy hold off Preeminence to Australian Derby by a narrow margin.