New Zealand Derby

The New Zealand Derby is a set-weights Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds, run over a distance of 2,400 metres (12 furlongs) at Ellerslie Racecourse in Auckland, New Zealand. It is held on the first Saturday in March, as the opening day of Auckland Cup Week. The purse of the race in 2020 was $1 million.

New Zealand Derby
Group I race
Gloaming 1922 AJC Craven Plate Randwick Racecourse Owner George D Greenwood Trainer Richard J Mason.jpg
Gloaming, 1918 winner
LocationEllerslie Racecourse
Auckland, New Zealand
Inaugurated1875
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
WebsiteEllerslie Racecourse
Race information
Distance2,400 metres (12 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
WeightSet-Weights
PurseNZ$1,000,000 (2020)

HistoryEdit

The New Zealand Derby is an amalgamation of two races – the New Zealand Derby, run since 1860 at Riccarton, Christchurch; and the Great Northern Derby, run since 1875 at Ellerslie Racecourse in Auckland.[1] The races were combined in 1973. Riccarton was awarded two 1,600 m races for three-year-olds in place of its Derby – the New Zealand 2000 Guineas and New Zealand 1000 Guineas.

After its May debut, the New Zealand Derby was soon moved to New Year's Day, and then finally to Boxing Day. It continued to be run on this day for many years and became a popular traditional social occasion for Aucklanders until it was moved to the first day of the new Auckland Cup Week in March. The first March running of the Derby in 2006 was won by Wahid, from the stable of Allan Sharrock in New Plymouth.


Notable winnersEdit

Many of New Zealand's most famous racehorses feature on the list of New Zealand Derby winners,[2] including:

Multiple winning trainers and jockeysEdit

Roger James has won the New Zealand Derby five times, including once in partnership with Jim Gibbs. Colin Jillings won the post-1973 New Zealand Derby three times but also twice won the Great Northern Derby with Lawful and Stipulate.

Vinnie Colgan holds the record for the most Derby wins by a jockey. He scored his fifth Derby win aboard Habibi in 2013, breaking Robert Vance's previous record of four, and added a sixth victory with Rangipo in 2016.[3]

 
Dalray, 1951 winner.
 
Nightmarch, 1928 winner.

Winning filliesEdit

Only a small number of fillies have ever won the Derby against the male horses. This list includes:

On two of those occasions, fillies have also finished second – Cure in 1986 and Fix in 2013.[4]

New Zealand Derby resultsEdit

Year
Winner
Breeding
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time Second Third
2022[5] Asterix Tavistock - Mourasana (GB) by Shirocco Johnathan Parkes Lance O'Sullivan & Andrew Scott D & B Kelt, A & L Scott & M Greatbatch 2:27.24 La Crique Regal Lion
2021[6] Rocket Spade Fastnet Rock - Affairoftheheart (by Fusaichi Pegasus) Craig Grylls Lance O'Sullivan & Andrew Scott Hermitage Thoroughbreds Pty Limited 2:35.51 Milford Frontman
2020[7] Sherwood Forest[8] Fastnet Rock- Chasing Mammom (by Giant's Causeway) Michael Walker Tony Pike Goodson & Perron Family Trust, Calder Bloodstock Ltd & Deborah Martin 2:26.77 Two Illicit Scorpz
2019[9] Crown Prosecutor Medaglia d'Oro - Riptide (by Exceed and Excel)[10] Craig Grylls Stephen Marsh Huntingdale Lodge 2012 Ltd (Mgr: Harvey Green) & Jml Bloodstock Ltd (Mgr: L Petagna) 2:28.17 In A Twinkling Platinum Invador
2018[11] Vin De Dance Roc de Cambes - Explosive Dancer (by San Luis)[12] Jason Waddell Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman OTI Racing (Mgr: T Henderson), L Muollo & Kilted Taniwha Syndicate 2:28.44 Mongolianconqueror Danzdanzdance
2017[13] Gingernuts Iffraaj - Double Elle (by Generous)[14] Opie Bosson Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Te Akau Gingernuts Syndicate 2:28.27 Rising Red Jon Snow
2016[15] Rangipo Stryker - Holloway (by Zabeel) Vinnie Colgan Tony Pike John & Margaret Thompson 2:28.89 What's The Story Raghu
2015[16] Mongolian Khan Holy Roman Emperor - Centafit (by Centaine) Opie Bosson Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry 2:28.40 Volkstok'n'barrell Sound Proposition
2014[17] Puccini Encosta De Lago - Miss Opera (by Paris Opera) Michael Walker Peter & Jacob McKay Monovale Holdings Ltd 2:28.39 Rising Romance Glorious Lad
2013[18] Habibi Ekraar - Danny Holiday (by Danasinga) Vinnie Colgan Donna & Dean Logan Mrs H J & P J Crofskey & Mrs P A McIntyre 2:27.58 Fix Castlzeberg
2012[19] Silent Achiever O'Reilly - Winning Spree (by Zabeel) James McDonald Roger James K J Hickman 2:33.55 Rock 'n' Pop Carrick
2011 Jimmy Choux Thorn Park - Cierzo (by Centaine) Jonathan Riddell John Bary Chouxmaani Investments Ltd. 2:38.35 Historian On The Level
2010 Military Move Volksraad - All Night Party (by Just A Dancer) Michael Walker Shaune Ritchie Steven Lo 2:27.91 Corporal Jones Handsome Zulu
2009 Coniston Bluebird Scenic - Turbo Lady (by Bellotto) Scott Seamer Bede Murray Murray Livestock, J O'Brien, J & R Standford & J Wilson 2:31.04 Down The Road Tell A Tale
2008 C'est La Guerre Shinko King - La Magnifique (by Kampala) David Walker Kevin Myers, Wanganui K Barker, JNW Brookes, DA Gascoigne & KT Myers 2:33.47 Prince Kaapstad Fritzy Boy
2007 Redoute's Dancer Redoute's Choice - Condescendance (by El Gran Senor) Vinnie Colgan Tim Martin, Rosehill P. Silvestro 2:27.24 (good) Mettre En Jeu Uberalles
2006 Wahid Almutawakel - Rorys Helen (by Rory's Jester) Leith Innes Allan Sharrock Noel H. & Ron T. Stanley 2:27.42 (good) Roman Chariot Charliehorse
2005 not raced
2004 Xcellent Pentire - Excelo (by Centro) Michael Coleman Michael Moroney G W Breingan, G K V Holdings Ltd, M J Gatt, P A Heath, D A Nicholson & Wellington Racing Syndicate 2:32.01 Mandela King Johny
2003 Cut the Cake Yamanin Vital - Icing On The Cake (by Straight Strike) Michael Coleman Michael Moroney & Andrew Scott N M Anderson, G W Breingan, G J N Jaggaer, T T Manning, Paul Moroney & A P Ramsden 2:28.88 Mount Street Masai
2002 St Reims Zabeel - L'Quiz (by L'Enjoleur) Greg Childs Chris McNab Rob McAnulty et al. 2:28.57 (good) Kajema Woburn
2001 Leica Guv Deputy Governor - Leica Or Not (by Kendor) Scott Seamer Jeff McVean R A and Mrs R J Scarborough 2:28.98 (good) Athens Sixty Seconds
2000 Hail Stark South - Valley Court (by Pompeii Court) Noel Harris Bruce Marsh A J Cunningham & R B Marsh 2:32.27 (good) Sir Clive Ma Victoire
1999 Hades Zabeel - Annas Choice (by Vice Regal) Vinnie Colgan Roger James, Matamata Mrs F E & R A Dixon 2:27.57 Hill Of Grace Idol
1998 So Casual 55.5 Casual Lies - Some Reason (by Sound Reason) Damien Oliver Ross Taylor G C P Beadel et al. 2:24.80 Good El Duce 56 Nahayan 56
1997 Zonda 55.5 Zabeel - Gone With The Wind (by Light Wind) Vinnie Colgan Roger James Hundalee Derby Syndicate 2:31.58 Good Bluebird The Word 56 Star Of Mercury 56
1996 Great Command Marscay - Tisolde (by Tights) Darren Beadman Michael Moroney, Matamata H J & J Chan, R R McAnulty & D Tsang 2:27.97 Heroes Return Captain Moonlight
1995 Roysyn 55.5 Bakharoff - Royal Proposal (by Vice Regal) Vinnie Colgan Roger James Mrs B P & J B Harvey 2:30.10 Good Clear Rose 56 Interval 53
1994 Look Who's Talking Grosvenor - Glenreign (by Sovereign Edition) Grant Cooksley Nigel Tiley Unifaith Limited 2:28.18 Avedon Cataldo
1993 Popsy 53 Sir Tristram - Beks (by In The Purple) Lance O'Sullivan Dave & Paul O'Sullivan Barnaby & Co Ltd 2:27.24 Shatin Heights 55.5 Seascay 55.5
1992 The Phantom Chance 55.5 Noble Bijou - The Fantasy (by Gate Keeper) Robert Vance Colin Jillings & Richard Yuill W B Ballin 2:25.98 Kaaptive Edition 55.5 Sun Raycer 55.75
1991 Cavallieri 55.5 Gaius - Beycheville (by Uncle Remus Grant Cooksley Laurie Laxon Laurie Laxon, S Shew & F & Mrs Z Sing 2:29.18 Veandercross 55.5 Te Akau Nick 55.5
1990 Surfers Paradise Crested Wave - Lady Aythorpe (by Aythorpe) Lance O'Sullivan Dave & Paul O'Sullivan F Cheung, K Chong, G Fong & J D Smith 2:28.02 Corndale Sir Alberton
1989 Castletown One Pound Sterling - Mona Curragh (by Levmoss) Bruce Compton Patrick Busuttin Patrick Busuttin, Barney McCahill & K P Morris 2:29.28 Renteeno Just A Dancer
1988 The Gentry 55.5 McGinty - Rainfall (by Le Filou) Greg Childs Ray & Kerry Verner L W Davis, H Keith Haub, P J Walker & Haunui Farm 2:27.49 Good Lou Morton 55.5 Krona 55.5
1987 Satisfy 55.5 ** Top Quality - Gold Flake (by Allgrit) Maurice Campbell Nick Nicoloff N D & P H Nicoloff 2:35.41 Dead Accountant 55.5 Na Botto 55.5
1986 Tidal Light Diagramatic - Azores (by King Of Babylon) Grant Cooksley Jim Gibbs and Roger James S A Taylor 2:28.63 Cure The Bishop
1985 Bonecrusher Pag-Asa (Aus)- Imitation (by Oakville) Gary Stewart Frank Ritchie Peter J. Mitchell 2:29.47 Flight Bijou Random Chance
1984 Jolly Jake Three Legs - Honeypot (by Sucaryl) Chris McNab Alan Jones Ivan W Allan 2:27.39 Dusky Legend Avana
1983 I'm Henry Entrepreneur - Ina Bahroo (by Bahroona) Robert Vance Colin Jillings A J & M M Bates 2:29.78 Jurango Zepherin
1982 Our Flight Imperial Guard - Jane Flight (by Mellay) Maurice Campbell Errol Skelton J W Rusher 2:32.48 Secured Deposit Glamour Star
1981 Isle of Man 55.5 Habitation - Full O'Tricks (by Trictac) Robert Vance Davina Waddell Ron F Langsford and Davina L Waddell 2:28.89 Good Rose And Thistle 55.5 Tomatin Purple 55.5
1980 Ring the Bell Rangong - Witchcraft (by Mystery) Nigel Tiley Neville Atkins, Waiuku E M Mackley and B P Wild 2:30.23 (firm) Amyl Summertime Lad
1979 Ruling Lad Ruling - Lochiel's Fancy (by Le Filou) Garry Phillips Brian Deacon, Hawera E N Baker 2:35.38 (easy) Eruption Banabar
1978 Kaiser Ruling - Sovereign Lass (by Sovereign Edition) Alwin Tweedie Neville Atkins, Waiuku T J and Mrs Doole 2:29.42 (firm) Caucus Sound Wave
1977 Uncle Remus Bandmaster - Tusitala (by Talismano) Robert Vance Colin Jillings, Takanini Kim F Clotworthy and Mrs Grace M Donaldson 2:29.51 (firm) Bahrain Boom Vang
1976 Silver Lad Silver Dream - Leta Filou (by Le Filou) Des Wyatt Barry Petley D and Mrs Nicholls and R R Peel-Walker 2:29.76 Mayo Mellay Sonic Light
1975 Balmerino Trictrac - Dulcie (by Duccio) Maurice Campbell Brian Smith Ralph K Stuart 2:31.21 Caboodle Lucky Strike
1974 Mansingh Wilkes - Starquita (by Star Kingdom) Bob Skelton Ray Wallace & Randall Coleman, Takanini David V Beetham 2:29.2 Ripbang Rosie’s Girl
1973 Furys Order Indian Order - Our Fury (by Le Filou) Des Harris Wally McEwan, Hawera Len H Bridgeman 2:35 Jandell Tinryland Lass
  • Not run in 2005 with change of date from December to March
    • In the 1987 race Accountant was first past the post, but relegated.

Winners of the New Zealand Derby at RiccartonEdit

Note: the New Zealand Derby (Riccarton) and the Great Northern Derby were combined into one race at Ellerslie in 1973.

  • 1860 Ada
  • 1861 Otto
  • 1862 Emmeline
  • 1863 Azucena
  • 1864 Opera
  • 1865 Egremont
  • 1866 Nebula
  • 1867 Scandal
  • 1868 Flying Jib
  • 1869 Manuka
  • 1870 Envy
  • 1871 Defamation
  • 1872 Calumny
  • 1873 Papapa
  • 1874 Tadmor
  • 1875 Daniel O'Rourke
  • 1876 Songster
  • 1877 Trump Card
  • 1878 Natator
  • 1879 Hornby
  • 1880 Sir Modred
  • 1881 The Dauphin
  • 1882 Cheviot
  • 1883 Oudeis
  • 1884 Black Rose
  • 1885 Stonyhurst
  • 1886 Disowned
  • 1887 Maxim
  • 1888 Manton
  • 1889 Scots Grey
  • 1890 Medallion
  • 1891 Florrie
  • 1892 Stepniak
  • 1893 Skirmisher
  • 1894 Blue Fire
  • 1895 Euroclydon
  • 1896 Uniform
  • 1897 Multiform
  • 1898 Altair
  • 1899 Seahorse
  • 1900 Renown
  • 1901 Menschikoff
  • 1902 Orloff
  • 1903 Roseal
  • 1904 Nightfall
  • 1905 Noctiform
  • 1906 Zimmerman
  • 1907 Elevation
  • 1908 Husbandman
  • 1909 Elysian
  • 1910 Danube
  • 1911 Masterpiece
  • 1912 Bon Reve
  • 1913 Cherubini
  • 1914 Balboa
  • 1915 Desert Gold
  • 1916 The Toff
  • 1917 Estland
  • 1918 Gloaming (AUS)
  • 1919 Rossini
  • 1920 Duo
  • 1921 Winning Hit
  • 1922 Enthusiasm
  • 1923 Black Ronald
  • 1924 Count Cavour
  • 1925 Runnymede
  • 1926 Commendation
  • 1927 Agrion
  • 1928 Nightmarch
  • 1929 Honour
  • 1930 Cylinder
  • 1931 Bronze Eagle (AUS)
  • 1932 Silver Scorn
  • 1933 Nightly
  • 1934 Sporting Blood
  • 1935 Lowenberg
  • 1936 Wild Chase
  • 1937 Royal Chief
  • 1938 Defaulter
  • 1939 Beaulivre
  • 1940 Enrich
  • 1941 Battledress
  • 1942 Rink
  • 1943 Tara King
  • 1944 Pensacola
  • 1945 Al-Sirat
  • 1946 Royal Tan
  • 1947 Liebestraum
  • 1948 St. Bruno
  • 1949 Beaumaris
  • 1950 The Unicorn
  • 1951 Dalray
  • 1952 Programme
  • 1953 Idaho
  • 1954 Port Boy
  • 1955 Syntax
  • 1956 Passive
  • 1957 William Paul
  • 1958 Up and Coming
  • 1959 Sol d'Or
  • 1960 Blue Lodge
  • 1961 Burgos
  • 1962 Algalon
  • 1963 Royal Duty
  • 1964 Trial Offer
  • 1965 Roman Consul
  • 1966 Fair Account
  • 1967 Jazz
  • 1968 Pep
  • 1969 Piko
  • 1970 Fairview Lad
  • 1971 Master John
  • 1972 Classic Wave

Earlier winners (Great Northern Derby)Edit

Note: the New Zealand Derby (Riccarton) and the Great Northern Derby were combined into the one race at Ellerslie in 1973.

  • 1875 – Toi
  • 1876 – Ariel
  • 1877 – Danebury
  • 1878 – Venus Transit
  • 1879 – Omega
  • 1880 – Libeller
  • 1881 – Tim Whiffler
  • 1882 – Fitz Hercules
  • 1883 – Welcome Jack
  • 1884 – Nelson
  • 1885 – Tigridia
  • 1886 – Foul Shot
  • 1887 – Disowned
  • 1888 – Sextant
  • 1889 – Cuirassier
  • 1890 – Tirailleur
  • 1891 – Medallion
  • 1892 – Morion
  • 1893 – St. Hippo
  • 1894 – Loyalty
  • 1895 – Stepfeldt
  • 1896 – Fabulist
  • 1897 – Nestor
  • 1898 – St. Crispin
  • 1899 – Blue Jacket
  • 1900 – Miss Delaval
  • 1901 – Renown
  • 1902 – Menschikoff
  • 1903 – Wairiki
  • 1904 – Gladsome
  • 1905 – Gladstone
  • 1906 – Multifid
  • 1907 – Zimmerman
  • 1908 – Boniform
  • 1909 – Husbandman
  • 1910 – Kilwinning
  • 1911 – Danube
  • 1912 – Counterfeit
  • 1913 – Bon Reve
  • 1914 – Cherubini
  • 1915 – Reputation
  • 1916 – Desert Gold
  • 1917 – Sasanof
  • 1918 – Estland
  • 1919 – Gloaming
  • 1920 – Royal Stag
  • 1921 – Gasbag
  • 1922 – Winning Hit
  • 1923 – Enthusiasm
  • 1924 – Ballymena
  • 1925 – Count Cavour
  • 1926 – Star Stranger
  • 1927 – Commendation
  • 1928 – Martarma
  • 1929 – Red Heckle
  • 1930 – Hunting Cry
  • 1931 – Karapoti
  • 1932 – Bronze Eagle
  • 1933 – Silver Scorn
  • 1934 – Red Manfred
  • 1935 – Gay Blonde
  • 1936 – Greek Shepherd
  • 1937 – Essex
  • 1938 – Courtcraft
  • 1939 – Defaulter
  • 1940 – Beau Vite
  • 1941 – Kindergarten
  • 1942 – Regal Fox
  • 1943 – Indian Princess
  • 1944 – Expanse
  • 1945 – Coronaire
  • 1946 – Lady Foxbridge
  • 1947 – Beau Le Havre
  • 1948 – Sweet Nymph
  • 1949 – Tauloch
  • 1950 – Sweet Spray
  • 1951 – Mainbrace
  • 1952 – Dalray
  • 1953 – Programme
  • 1954 – Fox Myth
  • 1955 – Somerset Fair
  • 1956 – Syntax
  • 1957 – Passive/Gibraltar
  • 1958 – Lawful
  • 1959 – Gitano
  • 1960 – Stipulate
  • 1961 – Cracksman
  • 1962 – Tatua
  • 1963 – Ichtar
  • 1964 – Sobig
  • 1965 – Peterman
  • 1966 – Star Belle
  • 1967 – Ben Lomond
  • 1968 – Bardall
  • 1969 – Piko
  • 1970 – Kirrama
  • 1971 – Master John
  • 1972 – Corroboree

See alsoEdit

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