2013 ATC Australian Derby Day – Royal Randwick Preview

April 10th, 2013

The Autumn Racing Carnival is kicking off at Royal Randwick Racecourse this weekend, with 2013 ATC Australian Derby Day set to take place.

A total of three Group 1 races are scheduled to run at Royal Randwick Racecourse this Saturday April 13, 2013, including the 2013 ATC Australian Derby, 2013 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes, and 2013 TJ Smith Stakes.

Black Caviar

Black Caviar will line up for the 2013 TJ Smith Stakes at Royal Randwick Racecourse this Saturday. Picture by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The 2013 TJ Smith Stakes will see Black Caviar take to the track for what could be her final Australian race start.

The six-year-old will be looking to claim her 25th unbeaten race win in the 2013 TJ Smith Stakes against one of the toughest fields yet.

Black Caviar will face off against the likes of Hay List, Bel Sprinter, Snitzerland and Rain Affair in the race.

The super star mare may then travel back to England to contest her final career run in either the King Stand Stakes or Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot Racecourse.

While the TJ Smith Stakes field will draw the crowds to Royal Randwick Racecourse this Saturday, a star-studded group of three-year-olds will line up for the $1.5 million ATC Australian Derby.

Amongst them is It’s A Dundeel, who has won his last two starts this autumn carnival.

His most recent win came in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas, which he won by an incredible seven length margin.

With the three-year-olds due to line up in Sydney this weekend, the country’s best two-year-olds will also take to the track in the 2013 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes.

The 2013 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes will likely see Golden Slipper winner Overreach take on her second race in seven days, along with stable mate Sweet Idea.

There will also be another six Group races set to run at Royal Randwick racecourse this weekend, including the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes and Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap.

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