WATC Derby

The WATC Derby, also known as the Western Australia Derby is a Perth Racing Group 2 Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds, at set weights, over a distance of 2400 metres at Ascot Racecourse in Perth, Australia in April.[1] Total prizemoney is $400,000.

WATC Derby
Group 2 race
LocationAscot Racecourse, Perth, Western Australia
Inaugurated1888
Race typeThoroughbred
SponsorSchweppes (2019)
Race information
Distance2,400 metres
SurfaceTurf
QualificationThree-year-olds
WeightSet weights
colts and geldings 56 12 kg
fillies 54 12 kg
Purse$400,000 (2019)

History

The inaugural running of the race was on 2 January 1888 as the first race on the second day of WATC Summer Meeting which was highlighted by The Queen's Plate. The race was called the West Australia Derby, with prizemoney of 100 sovereigns with an additional sweep of 2 sovereigns for the second place horse. Colonial bred horses were allowed 5 pounds allowance.[2] The filly, Harridan started as the even money favourite and won by 2 lengths.[2]

The race continued to be part of the WATC Summer Carnival until 1988 when it was moved to April. The club reverted to the summer schedule in 1993 but by 2002 the race was again being held in April.[3]

Grade

  • 18881978 - Principal Race
  • 19791991 - Group 1
  • 19921993 - Group 2
  • 19942011 - Group 1
  • 2012 onwards - Group 2

Venue

Winners

  • 2019 - Regal Power[5]
  • 2018 - Action[6]
  • 2017 - Gatting[7]
  • 2016 - Arcadia Dream[8]
  • 2015 - Delicacy[9]
  • 2014 - Respondent[10]
  • 2013 - Mystic Prince[11]
  • 2012 - Rohan[12]
  • 2011 - Dreamaway[13]
  • 2010 - Chartreux[14]
  • 2009 - Markus Maximus[15]
  • 2008 - Grand Journey[16]
  • 2007 - Guyno[17]
  • 2006 - Cats Fun[18]
  • 2005 - Plastered[4]
  • 2004 - Mr Sandgroper[19]
  • 2003 - Shirazamatazz[20]
  • 2002 - Honor Lap[3]
  • 2001 - ¶race not held
  • 2000 - Old Money[21]
  • 1999 - Voile D'Or[22]
  • 1998 - Kim Angel[23]
  • 1997 - Hot Jules[24]
  • 1996 - Capricious Lass[25]
  • 1995 - Crying Game[26]
  • 1994 - Beaux Art[27]
  • ♯1993 (Dec) - Beaujolais Boy[28]
  • 1993 (May) - Firing Range[29]
  • 1992 - Heroicity[30]
  • 1991 - Mirror Magic[31]
  • 1990 - Chipolata[32]
  • 1989 - Belele[33]
  • 1988 - The Bukhra[34]
  • 1987 - ¶race not held
  • 1986 - Joindre[35]
  • 1985 - Rant And Rave[36]
  • 1984 - National Gallery[37]
  • 1983 - Old Currency[38]
  • 1982 - Rare Flyer
  • 1981 - Vortilla
  • 1980 - Seltrice
  • 1979 - Mighty Kingdom
  • 1978 - Regimental Honour
  • 1977 - Stormy Rex
  • 1976 - Chasta Bellota
  • 1975 - Ngawyni
  • 1974 - Bottled Sunshine
  • 1973 - Asgard
  • 1972 - Dayana
  • 1971 - Ride Easy
  • 1970 - Chez Felix
  • 1969 - Surrender
  • 1968 - Hidalios
  • 1967 - Sir Chatary
  • 1966 - Redacre
  • 1965 - Baccare
  • 1964 - Kev's Folly
  • 1963 - Gojon
  • 1962 - Nicopolis
  • 1961 - Magic Colour
  • 1960 - Chestillion
  • 1959 - Little Empire
  • 1958 - England's Dust
  • 1957 - Nhargo
  • 1956 - Lady Orator
  • 1955 - Mallant
  • 1954 - Asterios
  • 1953 - Just Peter
  • 1952 - Raconteur
  • 1951 - Smart Chief
  • 1950 - Jovial Lad
  • 1949 - Prediction
  • 1948 - Precedent
  • 1947 - Westralian
  • 1946 - Lady Lucia
  • 1945 - Cherbourg
  • 1944 - Lord Treat
  • 1943 - Kalamunda
  • 1942 - Pantheist
  • 1941 - Kimra
  • 1940 - Hestia
  • 1939 - True Flight
  • 1938 - Gay Prince
  • 1937 - Footmark
  • 1936 - Oceanus
  • 1935 - Yaringa
  • 1934 - Hyperion
  • 1933 - Panto
  • 1932 - Olympian
  • 1931 - Isle Of Astur
  • 1930 - Beaunilly
  • 1929 - Ozonia
  • 1928 - Second Wind
  • 1927 - Hint
  • 1926 - Maple
  • 1925 - Sir Alwyne
  • 1924 - Huette
  • 1923 - Lilypond
  • 1922 - Killiecrankie
  • 1921 - Easingwold
  • 1920 - Fluent
  • 1919 - Eurythmic
  • 1918 - Oyadu
  • 1917 - Green Lord
  • 1916 - Yandil
  • 1915 - Pillotos
  • 1914 - Mistico
  • 1913 - Radnor
  • 1912 - Dueler
  • 1911 - Ayrville
  • 1910 - Renegade
  • 1909 - Jolly Beggar
  • 1908 - Thorina
  • 1907 - Post Town
  • 1906 - Benbow
  • 1905 - Piata
  • 1904 - Keston
  • 1903 - Bandolier
  • 1902 - Honeydew
  • 1901 - Trionia
  • 1900 - Warrior II
  • 1899 - †Ormuz / Wairiri
  • 1898 - Tarquin
  • 1897 - Le Var
  • 1896 - Inverary
  • 1895 - Florrie
  • 1894 - ¤Carbine
  • 1893 - Scarpia
  • 1892 - Karratha
  • 1891 - ‡The Crash
  • 1890 - St. Ives
  • 1889 - Aim
  • 1888 - Harridan[2]

♯ The race was run twice in 1993 when the WATC restored the running to the original date prior to New Year's Day[28] for the 199394 racing season.[29]
¶ Race moved in the 198788 racing calendar forward and run in the autumn of 1988.[34]
The race was once again moved from the traditional summer Christmas/New Year's Day Carnival forward to the autumn of 2002.[3]
† Race was run twice in 1899. Ormuz won on New Year's Day in 1899.[39] The next racing season (1899-1900) the race was held on 30 December 1899.[40]
¤ Not to be confused with the great Carbine from the same era. The 1894 winner, Carbine's ((AUS) H, 1890) breeding was Termando — Trishna.[40]
‡ Won the race on walkover.[41] The owner promptly entered The Crash in the prestigious (at the time) Queen's Plate over a distance of 3 miles where The Crash finished in fourth place.[41]

See also

References

  1. "Winners and Past Results for the WATC Derby". Progroup Racing (Australia). 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  2. "WEST AUSTRALIAN DERBY (official result 2 January 1888)". The West Australian, Perth. Trove Digital (Digitize). 3 January 1888. p. 3 (column 1). Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  3. "2002 Result W.A.T.C. Derby (held 13 April 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  4. "2005 Result W.A.T.C. Derby (held 9 April 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  5. "2019 Result Schweppes W.A.T.C. Derby (held 13 April 2019)". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  6. "2018 Result Schweppes W.A.T.C. Derby (held 21 April 2018)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  7. "2017 Result Schweppes-W.A.T.C. Derby (held 8 April 2017)". breednet.com. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  8. "2016 Result Schweppes-W.A.T.C. Derby (held 16 April 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  9. "2015 Result Schweppes-W.A.T.C. Derby (held 11 April 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  10. "2014 Result Schweppes - W.A.T.C. Derby (held 12 April 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  11. "2013 Result Schweppes - W.A.T.C. Derby (held 20 April 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  12. "2012 Result Schweppes W.A.T.C. Derby (held 14 April 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  13. "2011 Result Schweppes-W.A.T.C. Derby (held 2 April 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  14. "2010 Result W.A.T.C. Derby (held 24 April 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  15. "2009 Result Schweppes-W.A.T.C. Derby (held 11 April 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  16. "2008 Result W.A.T.C. Derby (held 6 April 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  17. "2007 Result W.A.T.C. Derby (held 31 March 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  18. "2006 Result W.A.T.C. Derby (held 8 April 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  19. "2004 Result W.A.T.C. Derby (held 12 April 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  20. "2003 Result W.A.T.C. Derby (held 21 April 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  21. "2000 Result W.A.T.C. Derby (held 26 December 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  22. "1999 Result West Australian Derby (held 26 December 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  23. "1998 Result Western Australia Derby (held 26 December 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  24. "1997 Result Western Australia Derby (held 26 December 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  25. "1996 Result West Australian Derby (held 26 December 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  26. "1995 Result W.A.T.C. Derby (held 26 December 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  27. "1994 Result West Australian Derby (held 26 December 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  28. "1993 Result West Australian Derby (held 26 December 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  29. "1993 Result W.A. Derby (held 1 May 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  30. "1992 Result W.A. Derby (held 2 May 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  31. "1991 Result West Australian Derby (held 27 April 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  32. "1990 Result West Australian Derby (held 28 April 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  33. "1989 Result West Australian Derby (held 29 April 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  34. "1988 Result West Australian Derby (held 30 April 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  35. "1986 Result West Australian Derby (held 27 December 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  36. "1985 Result West Australian Derby (held 16 November 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  37. "1984 Result West Australian Derby (held 17 November 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  38. "1983 Result West Australian Derby (held 12 November 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  39. "WESTERN AUSTRALIAN DERBY (official result 1 January 1899)". The West Australian, Perth. Trove Digital (Digitize). 3 January 1899. p. 5 (column 8). Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  40. "WESTERN AUSTRALIAN DERBY (official result 30 December 1899)". The West Australian, Perth. Trove Digital (Digitize). 1 January 1900. p. 7 (column 4). Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  41. "WESTERN AUSTRALIAN DERBY (official result Queen's Plate Day)". The West Australian, Perth. Trove Digital (Digitize). 3 January 1891. p. 3 (column 6). Retrieved 15 April 2013. WA DERBY Out of the five coloured on the card, however, The Crash was the only one not scratched, and the walk over was a very uninteresting performance...
    QUEENS PLATE At the finish the order was The Duke, Wandering Willie, Will o' the Wisp, The Crash...
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