South Australian Derby 2024 Tips, Field & Race Guide

The South Australian Derby will take place on Saturday, 18th May, 2024 at Morphettville.

The $502,250, 2500m event is open to 3YOs with set weights conditions.

We provide you with South Australian Derby tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live stream to watch the race unfold.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips | Nominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners

South Australian Derby 2024 Schedule

Date May 18
Track Morphettville Racecourse
Distance 2500m
Class Group 1
Race Type Set Weights
Prizemoney $502,250
Age 3YO

South Australian Derby Live Stream

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South Australian Derby Tips

When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville, keeping some important factors on your side can help you.

Our experts assess all the South Australian Derby runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2024 tips to help you back the winner.

Our team of expert tipsters will provide 2024 South Australian Derby tips and selections once the final field has been declared.

South Australian Derby Nominations

Nominations for the 2024 South Australian Derby takes place at 12:00am on May 13, 2024.

South Australian Derby Field & Barrier Draw

The final field and barrier draw for the 2024 South Australian Derby will be released at 9:00am May 15, 2024.

This page will be updated following the barrier draw.

Check out the South Australian Derby barrier draw stats & info.

2023 South Australian Derby Results & Replay

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight SP
1 DUNKEL (NZ) Patrick Payne Billy Egan 7 56.5kg $8
2 PROMISES KEPT Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 8 56.5kg $4F
3 ABERFELDIE BOY Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Craig Newitt 13 56.5kg $10
4 LOCO Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver 12 56.5kg $10
5 BENGAL BOY Matt Cumani Declan Bates 6 56.5kg $61
6 RED SUN SENSATION Peter G Moody Brian Higgins 9 56.5kg $26
7 HIGH APPROACH Dan O’Sullivan John Allen 4 56.5kg $12
8 RESERVOIR DOG Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Jake Toeroek 11 56.5kg $91
9 NORTHERN BARRAGE Michael Kent Jason Holder 5 56.5kg $26
10 SHE’S FIT Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 10 54.5kg $4.20
11 SUIZURO Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Opie Bosson 16 56.5kg $8
12 CAPTAIN PLUTO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 1 56.5kg $91
13 PRINCE TIKEARacing Rewards SA Bonus Scheme Travis Doudle Dom Tourneur 2 56.5kg $151
14 GOTTABESAVVY (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Todd Pannell 15 56.5kg $61
15 DUNWOODY (NZ) Matt Cumani Jarrod Fry 3 56.5kg $81
16 AIN’T HE GRAND Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen 14 56.5kg $41
XTRAREVZ John Sargent Kerrin McEvoy 0
NIGHTSUN Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 0


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South Australian Derby Odds

Leading bookmakers  LadbrokesNedsbet365 & Palmerbet have the latest 2024 South Australian Derby betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the South Australian Derby betting markets in the days leading up to the race. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.

South Australian Derby History

In its rich history dating back to 1860, the South Australian Derby has been won by plenty of smart stayers who have gone on to great things.

The long list of South Australian Derby winners include Melbourne Cup winner Subzero, who did the double in 1992, and Mummify, who went on to land the Caulfield Cup in 2003 following victory in the Morphettville classic.

South Australian Derby winners Shiva’s Revenge (1991) and Count Chivas (1995) both went agonisingly close to Melbourne Cup glory when finishing runner-up in Australia’s biggest race at Flemington.

Shiva’s Revenge was beaten 2.5 lengths by Let’s Elope in 1991 whilst Count Chivas finished 2.3 lengths away from Saintly in the 1996 edition of ‘the race that stops a nation.’

The South Australian Derby takes place at Morphettville Racecourse in May, on occasion it is held in April, and is one of the highlights of the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival each year.

It has been held over a variety of distances since its inception in 1860 when claimed by Midnight over approximately 2400m. It was run over 2600m in 1980 but now takes place over 2500m which has been the case since 1995.

Carrying $500,000 in prizemoney, the Derby has carried Group 1 status since 1979 with Top Ware claiming the event during its first running at the elite level.

The race is the premier staying race for three-year-olds during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival and attracts South Australia’s top-performed stayers, as well as raiders from Sydney, Melbourne and WA.

Notable winners of the South Australian Derby include Tim Whiffler (1865), The Assyrian (1880), Auraria (1895), Gatum Gatum (1961), Zarita (2008), Rebel Raider (2009) and Delicacy (2015).

Tim Whiffler (1867), The Assyrian (1882), Auraria (1895) and Gatum Gatum (1963) would all go on to claim the Melbourne Cup at some point following their victories in the South Australian Derby.

South Australian Derby Winners (SINCE 2000)

2023 Dunkel
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

Top 5 South Australian Derby Winners

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South Australian Derby Bonus Bets

With the country’s leading bookmakers offering horse racing promotions and bonus bets every day of the week, you can get more bang for your buck.

The offers really ramp up on Saturday covering most races with promos such as Double Your WinningsCash Back and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.

Racingbase hunts down all the daily bookmaker promos and bonus bets and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer.

Free Morphettville Betting Tips

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