The Australian Derby is the feature three year old staying race in Sydney for the Autumn Carnival. It is held at Randwick racecourse each year over 2400m and is a highlight of the first day of the Championships.
The race is at Group l level and boasts a total prize pool of $2 Million and is at set weight conditions for three year olds.
The 2018 Australian Derby will be run on Saturday the 7th of April, 2018 at Randwick racecourse.
The Australian Derby is the main follow up race from the Rosehill Guineas and it is the grand final for most runners, while some other runners could head towards the Derby in either South Australia or Queensland.
The very interesting stat is that outside the Rosehill Guineas, the only other last start winner to salute in the Derby in recent years is the mighty Starcraft, who won the Tulloch in 2004 before winning the Derby seven days later.