2011 Tasmanian Derby Announcement & Preview

January 18th, 2011

The 2011 Tasmanian Derby is the first Group race feature of this year’s Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival and is set to light up the track at Hobart Racecourse on Saturday, February 5, 2011.

A set weights race for three-year-olds run over 2200m, the Group 3 Tasmanian Derby is worth $150,000 in prize money and is sure to attract a top-class field of stayers making it an excellent race to enjoy a punt on online through Luxbet.

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There are two other Group races held in Tasmania during the summer racing season with the Group 3 Hobart Cup (2200m) on February 13 and the Group 3 Launceston Cup (2400m) on February 23, making the 2011 Tasmanian Derby the ideal lead-up race to these later events.

Punters can often find exciting betting and triples markets available on these three Tasmanian Group events at the online bookmakers as a number of the same horses will run in all three staying tests.

When checking out the Tasmanian Derby odds it is interesting to note that the favourite has run second in the last two editions of the race with Matt Pumpa ($2) finishing second behind Betwixt ($12) in 2009 and then in 2010 Geegees Blackflash ($19.60) was able to beat Kinnersley ($1.90).

Nominations for the Tasmanian Derby will be out the week leading up to the race and published here so bookmark this site.

Horses heading towards a run in the 2011 Tasmanian Derby include Gai Waterhouse’s star filly Teardrop Rock, Tasmanian Guineas winner Socks and consistent Oratorio gelding Mourinho.

The Hobart Guineas, set to run on Sunday January 23 this year, has served as a good guide for the Tasmanian Derby in recent years so don’t miss this early summer showdown.

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