Looking for early info on this year’s South Australian Derby? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 2,500 metres, the South Australian Derby is a Group 1 race taking place at Morphettville Racecourse. Carrying a $500,000 prize purse, it attracts a lot of talent from all over the nation. For 2020 the purse for the SA Derby was reduced to $400,000 due to COVID-19.
If you’re looking for a good lead in race to this one, consider the SA Chairman’s Stakes, which takes place a week earlier, a double most recently achieved by Leicester in 2018.
South Australian Derby 2020 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, May 9th, 2020
- Track Location: Morphettville Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 2,500 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set weights
- Qualification: Three year olds
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 1
- Operator: South Australian Jockey Club
- Prize Purse: $500,000 ($400,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)
- Inaugural Race: 1860
South Australian Derby Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the South Australian Derby, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s South Australian Derby|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s South Australian Derby.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s South Australian Derby. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the South Australian Derby, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.|
|Quinella Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the South Australian Derby, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the South Australian Derby to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the South Australian Derby to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the South Australian Derby to win the First 4.|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the South Australian Derby, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The South Australian Derby
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on South Australian Derby Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
South Australian Derby 2020 Odds
Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the South Australian Derby here.
South Australian Derby 2020 RESULTS
The official 2020 South Australian Derby results and finishing order will be published below as soon as the race is run and won.
The South Australian Derby 2020 results saw the Danny O’Brien-trained favourite Russian Camelot ($2.90) salute for the punters earning talks of a potential Melbourne Cup bid in the spring.
|1||4||RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE)||Danny O’Brien||John Allen||–||7||56.5kg||$2.90F|
|2||1||DALASAN||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Jason Holder||1.8L||9||56.5kg||$3.80|
|3||2||WARNING||Anthony Freedman||Damien Thornton||2.8L||3||56.5kg||$4.40|
|4||14||ZAYYDANI (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dom Tourneur||3.8L||2||54.5kg||$13|
|5||12||MOONLIGHT MAID||Mitchell Freedman||Jake Toeroek||6.7L||10||54.5kg||$10|
|6||3||THEMOONLITEGAMBLER||John McArdle||Dean Holland||11.9L||1||56.5kg||$19|
|7||6||SAINT EUSTACE (NZ)||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Zac Spain||12L||6||56.5kg||$26|
|8||8||ROCK STEADY (NZ)||Phillip Stokes||Dylan Caboche (a)||14.7L||12||56.5kg||$151|
|9||10||EXALTED AMBITION||Grant Young||Ryan Hurdle||18.9L||8||56.5kg||$201|
|10||9||ST ARNICCA||Paul Preusker||Caitlin Jones (a)||23.4L||5||56.5kg||$151|
|11||11||SOWPODS||Gordon Richards||Shayne Cahill||27.5L||4||56.5kg||$201|
|12||7||RISING ARCHIE||Paul Preusker||Ethan Brown||46.2L||11||56.5kg||$51|
|–||5||MIYAKE||Chris Waller||Todd Pannell||–||0||–||–|
|–||13||SILENT SOVEREIGN||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Barend Vorster||–||0||–||–|
Which Horse Will Win The South Australian Derby
The best way to pick who will win the South Australian Derby is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:
- Male Runners – It’s rare for a filly to win this race against the gelding and colts with only three to do so since 1999
- Best Lead Up – The Chairman’s Stakes is a great lead up, with the double being taken out several times in recent history.
- Favourites – The past ten years has seen favourites perform reliably in this race.
South Australian Derby Favourites
The South Australian Derby favourite will be updated when the South Australian Derby field is released.
Favourites in 2020 SA Derby betting include last start Chairman’s winner Dalasan out to do the double for the second time in three years, the VRC Derby champ from the spring Warning and the untapped Danny O’Brien-trained Russian Camelot.
Russian Camelot ($2.90) started favourite in SA Derby betting and saluted for the punters.
South Australian Derby 2020 Field
The 2020 South Australian Derby field will be released on the Wednesday before the race. See below under the South Australian Derby acceptances to view the official line-up.
South Australian Derby 2020 Tips
Favourite: #1 Dalasan ($2.90) won the Chairman’s last start against a similar field, chases a third win on the trot at the track and is the one to beat again.
Best Bet: # 3 Themoonlitegambler ($16) is on the improve and looks a nice place for another top three finish, drawn the rails and coming off back-to-back placings behind Dalasan in the traditional lead-ups to the Derby.
Best Roughie: #6 Saint Eustace ($19) was well-beaten in the Port Adelaide Guineas but was outstanding at Flemington when runner-up next start in the St Leger (2800m) over more metres.
South Australian Derby Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 9th of May, 2020.
South Australian Derby Barrier Draw
The 2020 South Australian Derby barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and available in our acceptances table.
South Australian Derby Nominations
The South Australian Derby nominations will be taken in the lead-up to the race.
South Australian Derby Weights
Set weights apply to this race. 56.5 kilograms for colts and geldings, 54,5 kilograms for fillies. Final weights are announced at 4:30 PM on Tuesday, the 7th of May, 2019.
South Australian Derby Acceptances
The 2020 South Australian Derby field will be released on the Tuesday before the race.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||251×355511||DALASAN||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Jason Holder||9||56.5kg||103|
|2||4121×75563||WARNING||Anthony Freedman||Damien Thornton||3||56.5kg||102|
|3||312×1532||THEMOONLITEGAMBLER||John McArdle||Dean Holland||1||56.5kg||72|
|4||12×41||RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE)||Danny O’Brien||John Allen||7||56.5kg||73|
|5||69x512x01||MIYAKE||Chris Waller||Todd Pannell||14||56.5kg||67|
|6||64×9172||SAINT EUSTACE (NZ)||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Zac Spain||6||56.5kg||67|
|7||5×47213||RISING ARCHIE||Paul Preusker||Ethan Brown||12||56.5kg||61|
|8||7315||ROCK STEADY (NZ)||Phillip Stokes||Dylan Caboche (a)||13||56.5kg||59|
|9||8833318240||ST ARNICCA||Paul Preusker||Caitlin Jones (a)||5||56.5kg||58|
|10||6260×53826||EXALTED AMBITION||Grant Young||Ryan Hurdle||8||56.5kg||58|
|11||137×463858||SOWPODS||Gordon Richards||Shayne Cahill||4||56.5kg||53|
|12||4x4123x652||MOONLIGHT MAID||Mitchell Freedman||Jake Toeroek||10||54.5kg||85|
|13||142469×410||SILENT SOVEREIGN||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Barend Vorster||11||54.5kg||75|
|14||11×627||ZAYYDANI (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dom Tourneur||2||54.5kg||69|
South Australian Derby Jockeys
The 2020 South Australian Derby jockeys will be released on the Wednesday before the race and available in the above SA Derby field and jockey table.
South Australian Derby Scratchings
Scratchings close at 8:00 AM on Saturday, the 9th of May, 2020.
2020 SA Derby Scratchings: #13 Silent Sovereign (11), #5 Miayke (14)
South Australian Derby Prize Money
Note: The prize money for the 2020 SA Derby was only $400,000 due to COVID-19 with $256,000 going to the first placegetter.
The South Australian Derby prize purse is worth $500,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.
South Australian Derby Race Number
The South Australian Derby takes place as Morphettville Race 8 on SA Derby Day.
South Australian Derby Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2020’s South Australian Derby has been released.
South Australian Derby Live
You can watch or listen to the 2020 South Australian Derby live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
South Australian Derby Winners
Winners of the South Australian Derby for the past 20 years are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going further back in history, please visit our winners page for this race.
|2020||Russian Camelot||Danny O’Brien||John Allen||56.5 kgs||2:42.04|
|2019||Qafila||David Hayes, Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Cory Parish||54.5 kgs||2:39.06|
|2018||Leicester||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||56.5 kgs||2:38.95|
|2017||Volatile Mix||Darren Weir||John Allen||56.5 kgs||2:37.09|
|2016||Howard Be Thy Name||Darren Weir||John Allen||56.5 kgs||2:40.08|
|2015||Delicacy||Grant Williams||Peter Hall||54.5 kgs||2:37.91|
|2014||Kushadasi||Richard Jolly||Steven Arnold||56.5 kgs||2:41.98|
|2013||Escado||Matt Laurie||Ben Melham||56.5 kgs||2:39.05|
|2012||Zabeelionaire||Leon Corstens||Damien Oliver||56.5 kgs||2:42.16|
|2011||Shadows In The Sun||Anthony Cummings||Ben Melham||56.5 kgs||2:39.88|
|2010||Kidnapped||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||56.5 kgs||2:37.21|
|2009||Rebel Raider||Leon Macdonald||Clare Lindop||56.5 kgs||2:40.39|
|2008||Zarita||Pat Hyland||Greg Childs||54 kgs||2:39.53|
|2007||Lazer Sharp||Jamie Edwards||Brad Rawiller||56.5 kgs||2:37.65|
|2006||Testafiable||Peter Moody||Greg Childs||55.5 kgs||2:43.39|
|2005||Tails Of Triomphe||Terry O’Sullivan||Paul Gatt||55.5 kgs||2:37.74|
|2004||Hard To Get||Mark Kavanagh||Joe Bowditch||55.5 kgs||2:37.10|
|2003||Mummify||Lee Freedman||Danny Nikolic||55.5 kgs||2:38.75|
|2002||Pantani||Robbie Laing||Danny Nikolic||55.5 kgs||2:37.89|
|2001||Big Pat||Peter Tulloch||Peter Mertens||55.5 kgs||2:36.25|
|2000||Blue Murder||Cliff Brown||Matthew Gatt||55.5 kgs||2:38.43|