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    The New Zealand Derby is arguably New Zealand’s most famous thoroughbred race. Run over 2400m, the three-year-olds embark on Ellerslie for the $1 million on offer.


    NZ Derby Ellerslie
    They run to the line in the NZ Derby

    Nz Derby New Zealand Betting Tips

    We will have final-field tips for the New Zealand Derby when it is released three days prior to the running, however, punters can bet into the market around four months before the New Zealand Derby is run. 

    Bookmakers offer a comprehensive 2020 New Zealand Derby market with all the major runners covered.

    Nz Derby New Zealand Odds

    Bookmakers don’t currently have any odds available for the 2020 New Zealand Derby but we will update them when they are released.

    Nz Derby New Zealand Bookmaker Offers

    The following bookmaker are offering New Zealand Derby bonus bet deals and offers.

    • BetEasy
    • bet365

    NZ Derby New Zealand History

    The New Zealand Derby was first run in 1875 and was modelled off the Derby in England. The popularity of the New Zealand Derby has always been strong. 

    Run for $1 million, it’s one of New Zealand’s richest races and although it used to run for much more, we haven’t seen a decline in talent. 

    Now, horses from Australian are starting to come over and take part. This is mostly due to the rescheduling to March. The New Zealand Derby was formerly run on Boxing Day, but it best suits the three-year-old program to run in March. 

    Some of New Zealand’s best have won the New Zealand Derby. Recent winners include Gingernuts, Mongolian Khan, Jimmy Choux and Xcellent. 

    That’s not including champions of yesteryear, such as Bonecrusher, Castletown and The Phantom Chance.

    Nz Derby New Zealand Field

    The field for the 2020 New Zealand Derby won’t be confirmed until late February when NZTR releases the final field, barrier draw and weights. 

    The New Zealand Oaks field consists of 18 runners and four emergency runners in case of scratchings. The field is determined by prize money, class and various other handicapping factors. 

    Nz Derby New Zealand Form Guide

    Typically, in the New Zealand Derby, favourites run well as it’s easier to identify which runners will see out the distance. 

    Exemptions have been made in recent years, however, with 2019 winner Crown Prosecutor paying over 100.00 for the win. 

    For the most part, New Zealand Derby winners all pay single-figure odds. It’s a good race for favourite punters and with recent wins including Gingernuts, Mongolian Khan and Habibi, punters have cashed in. 

    The Avondale Cup is a good guide for the New Zealand Derby and now that it’s run at Ellerslie, it’s an even better New Zealand Derby guide. 

    Nz Derby New Zealand Previous Winners


    Year
    Winner
    2019Crown Prosecutor
    2018Vin De Dance
    2017Gingernuts
    2016Rangipo
    2015Mongolian Khan
    2014Puccini
    2013Habibi
    2012Silent Achiever
    2011Jimmy Choux
    2010Military Move
    2009Coniston Bluebird
    2008C’est La Guerre
    2007Redoute’s Dancer
    2006Wahid
    2005Xcellent
    2004Cut The Cake
    2003St Reims
    2002Leica Guv
    2001Hail
    2000Hades

    Nz Derby New Zealand Live Streaming

    Punters can livestream the New Zealand Derby s at Beteasy or bet365. The Australian-based bookmakers shows all Australian and New Zealand racing live and all you need to do is have a positive account balance. 

    To live stream the 2020 New Zealand Derby, sign up with Beteasy or bet365. 

    Nz Derby New Zealand Race Schedule

    Below are the dates, times and betting schedule for the New Zealand Derby and the 9 supporting races on the big card. 

    DateMarch 1, 2020
    Time4.55pm NZ
    TrackEllerslie
    Distance2400m
    ConditionsSet Weights
    Prize Money$1 million
    Age3YO

    The New Zealand Derby is one of 10 quality betting races, which also includes the Sunline Vase, Waikato Stud Plate and Mufhasa Stakes. 

    • Race 1: Rating 72 
    • Race 2: Rating 65 
    • Race 3: Rating 65 
    • Race 4: Rating 82 
    • Race 5: Open Handicap 
    • Race 6: Sunline Vase 
    • Race 7: Mufhasa Stakes 
    • Race 8: Waikato Stud Plate 
    • Race 9: New Zealand Derby 
    • Race 10: Rating 72 

    NZ Derby Barrier Draw

    We will have all barrier draws available when the draw is done during the week of the 2020 New Zealand Derby. 

    The barrier draw is a big tool used by punters to make their early bets.

    2019 NZ Derby Result

    • 1st – Crown Prosecutor 
    • 2nd - In A Twinkling 
    • 3rd - Platinum Invador 

    Crown Prosecutor won at odds of 105.00 when causing a massive upset. The Stephen Marsh-trained runner was too strong in the run to the line.

    2019 NZ Derby Replay

    The 2019 New Zealand Derby replay shows Crown Prosecutor scoring one of the biggest upset wins in New Zealand Derby history.

    NZ Derby Ellerslie
    Crown Prosecutor holds off a strong challenge to win the NZ Derby

    NZ Derby FAQ

    When is the 2020 New Zealand Derby? 

    The 2020 New Zealand Derby runs on Saturday March 1, 2020. 

    How long is the New Zealand Derby? 

    The staying contest is run over 2400m. 

    Where is the New Zealand Derby held? 

    The New Zealand Derby is held at Ellerslie, which is located in Auckland, New Zealand. 

    What time does the New Zealand Derby run? 

    The New Zealand Derby is held at 4:55pm NZ. 

    Who won the 2019 New Zealand Derby? 

    Crown Prosecutor won the 2019 New Zealand Derby. 

    Who won the 2018 New Zealand Derby? 

    Vin de Dance. 

    What’s the prize money for the 2020 New Zealand Derby? 

    $1 million is the total prize pool for the 2020 New Zealand Derby.  

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