South Australian Derby Winners

From the race’s inauguration back in 1860 right through until 2022 we have a complete list of past South Australian Derby winners. View every previous SA Derby champion throughout history.

Many South Australian Derby winners have gone on to win Flemington’s iconic Melbourne Cup race in subsequent years including: The Assyrian (1880), Gatum Gatum (1961) and the great grey Subzero (1992).

The 2009 South Australian Derby winner Rebel Raider did so following his historic upset in the Victoria Derby at 100/1.

Delicacy who completed the Australasian Oaks – South Australian Derby double in 2015 is one of the more notable fillies to beat home the boys in the South Australian Derby results.

The 2021 South Australian Derby winner Explosive Jack completed a rare Derby treble having also won the Tasmanian Derby and Australian Derby that season.

The 2022 South Australian Derby winner Jungle Magnate backed-up from a victory in the Group 3 SA Chairman’s Stakes at the same track.

Year Winner
2022 Jungle Magnate
2021 Explosive Jack
2020 Russian Camelot
2019 Qafila
2018 Leicester
2017 Volatile Mix
2016 Howard Be Thy Name
2015 Delicacy
2014 Kushadasi
2013 Escado
2012 Zabeelionaire
2011 Shadows In The Sun
2010 Kidnapped
2009 Rebel Raider
2008 Zarita
2007 Lazer Sharp
2006 Testifiable
2005 Tails Of Triomphe
2004 Hard To Get
2003 Mummify
2002 Pantani
2001 Big Pat
2000 Blue Murder
1999 Showella
1998 Bulta
1997 Markham
1996 Cheviot
1995 Count Chivas
1994 Bullwinkle
1993 Our Pompeii
1992 Subzero
1991 Shiva’s Revenge
1990 Diego
1989 Sea Brigand
1988 Celtic Spirit
1987 Shark’s Fin
1986 French Cotton
1985 Sir Zephyr
1984 Mapperley Heights
1983 *Race Not Held*
1982 English Wonder
1981 Brewery Boy
1980 Tasman
1979 Top Ware
1978 Regal Jester
1977 Stormy Rex
1976 Vacuum
1975 Prince Of All
1974 Exalt’s Pride
1973 Sir Gerald
1972 Dayana
1971 Near Boy
1970 Clear Prince
1969 Paradigm
1968 Dale Lace
1967 Kembla
1966 Peculator
1965 Mission
1964 Ziema
1963 Hunting Horn
1962 Royal Ziet
1961 Gatum Gatum
1960 Royal Chat
1959 Crusty Bottle
1958 Stormy Passage
1957 Galloway
1956 Auteuil
1955 Ralkon
1954 Pandie Star
1953 Jovial Scot
1952 Winemaker
1951 Beau Cavalier
1950 Toastmaster
1949 Glenvue
1948 Idle Banter
1947 Basama
1946 Conservator
1945 Dauntless
1944 Bluenor
1942–43 *Race Not Held*
1941 Ladmond
1940 Waxwings
1939 Lusson
1938 Tempest
1937 Golden Hill
1936 Brave Lad
1935 Beamish Boy
1934 Alinura
1933 Yultewirra
1932 Traverse
1931 Opera King
1930 Induna
1929 Hot Spring
1928 Mount Of Olives
1927 Marco Polo
1926 Pindenda
1925 Ethelton
1924 Wycherley
1923 King Of Mirth
1922 Burnished
1921 Leon
1920 Pogonatos
1919 Lord Setay
1918 Stagegirl
1917 Cosmos
1916 Nevka
1915 Perambulate
1914 Fidelio
1913 Kildalton
1912 Puringa
1911 Sanskrit
1910 Sergius
1909 The Greek
1908 Tiercel
1907 Palotta
1906 Kismet II
1905 Torah
1904 Ganymedes
1903 F.J.A.
1902 Rienzi
1901 Ritualist
1900 Miltiades
1899 Gunga Din
1898 Hainault
1897 Goodwill
1896 Thunder Queen
1895 Auraria
1894 Monastery
1893 Salient
1892 Vakeel
1891 Lady Rose
1890 Cheddar
1885–89 *Race Not Held*
1884 Gratitude
1883 Dirk Hatteraick
1882 Guesswork
1881 Topaz
1880 The Assyrian
1879 Pawnbroker
1878 Viceroy
1877 Irish Queen
1876 Pride Of The Hills
1869–75 *Race Not Held*
1868 Centurion
1867 Regalia
1866 Crusader
1865 Tim Whiffler
1864 *Queen Of Barossa
1864 *Lubra
1863 Lord Of Isles
1862 Riddle
1861 Typo
1860 Midnight

*Notes:

  • In 1863 the race usually scheduled to be run on second weekend in May was replaced in the racing calendar by Group 3 St Leger Stakes (2600m);
  • From 1942-43 the race was not held due to a ban on war time racing in South Australia;
  • From 1885–89 the race not held due to the Totalizator Repeal Act 1883; and
  • In 1864 the race was raced twice in the same calendar year. The 1863–64 racing calendar set the date of the race as 1 January 1864. For the 1864–65 racing calendar the race was held on the first day of SAJC Summer Meet as the third race on 28 December 1864.

 

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