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New Zealand Derby (Riccarton)

for the current version of the race, see: New Zealand Derby
Group I race
New Zealand Derby
Location Riccarton Park Racecourse
Christchurch, New Zealand
Inaugurated 1860
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Riccarton Park
Race information
Distance 12 furlongs
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Set-Weights

The New Zealand Derby was a set-weights thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old horses run over a distance of 2400 m at Riccarton Racecourse in Christchurch, New Zealand. The inaugural running of the Derby was in 1860, when racing was held at Riccarton Racecourse. The race is notable, as it was one of the two main races for three year olds in New Zealand, the other being the Great Northern Derby. The two races were effectively combined into one. The race is currently run as the New Zealand Derby and is worth $2.2 million.

In 1973, the race has now been moved to from Christchurch to Auckland at Ellerslie Racecourse and its is still currently run as the New Zealand Derby. [1] The Great Northern Derby had been run in Auckland but this was discontinued. Two new 1600 m races for three-year-olds were started in Christchurch, in place of its Derby, the One Thousand and Two Thousand Guineas.

The race was won by three of the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame horses Gloaming, Nightmarch and Desert Gold.

Winners

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

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