Tasmanian Derby Race Information

The Tasmanian Derby is a 2200 metre set weights race for three-year-olds run by the Tasmanian Racing Club in early February. It is held at Hobart as the feature event of the meeting.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 2200 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights, 3YOs
  • Track: Hobart Racecourse, Hobart, Tasmania
  • Prizemoney: $150,000
  • Date: Friday 5 February 2021

Tasmanian Derby Race History

The race was first run i 1915 as a Principal race over ten furlongs (about 2000m) and was increased to 12 furlongs (about 2400m) in 1924. The race was not held from 1934 to 1947. It became a Group 3 race in 1980 and was won by a horse called Godsend. In 2005 the distance was reduced from 2400m to 2100m and the following year it became the current 2200m distance. It was a Group 3 race to 2011 but from 2012 was downgraded to a Listed race.

Useful Facts

Last filly to win: Betwixt (2009)

Fastest time (2200m): Jerilderie Letter (2016) 2:15:43

Interesting trivia: In 2020 Vamos Raffa was first across the line but was later disqualified due to an irregular swab and Skyt who had finished 2 lengths 2nd was promoted to first.

Past winners of the Tasmanian Derby

Winners of past Tasmanian Derbys include horses that go on to win major spring races.

Year Winner Second Third
2021 Explosive Jack Alloway Swoop Dog
2020 Skyt Argyle Beach Rogues Point
2019 Cossetot Glass Warrior Twilight Run
2018 Civil Disobedience Wolfendale Pennstock
2017 Northwest Passage French Snitzel Igitur
2016 Jerilderie Letter Howard Be Thy Name Al Shameel
2015 Geegees Classicboy Shiralee Valdez
2014 Liberty Leader Rainbow Storm Varian
2013 Ollie’s Gold Keep The Cash Strive To Excel
2012 Methuselah Barysh Quest Colonial Gold
2011 Mourinho Heez Born Lucky Jay Bee’s Gee Gee
2010 Geegees Blackflash Kinnersley Coulis
2009 Betwixt Reprisal Brunello
2008 Mega Boss Arazamataz Dream Pedlar
2007 Currigee Minibaa Rhumb Line
2006 Esterel Pride Of Westbury Jeune Cheval
2005 Phantom Thief Stuyvesant Expunge
2004 Almost Never Little Baldy Uma King
2003 Dream Quest Irish Noble Birle’s Gamble
2002 Moonah Brooke Our Bullbaa Marette
2001 Party Boy Us And Maka Jones
2000 Father Floyd Fitzroy Fitzroy Yuppie