Indian Derby 2021

Indian Derby is the biggest race of the year in India with prize money of over ₹1 crore. This prestigious Grade I event held in early February is for four-year-old Indian bred colts and fillies.

  • Race Type: Grade 1
  • Distance: 2400 metres
  • Track:  Mahalaxmi Racecourse in Mumbai
  • Date: 7 February 2021

About Indian Derby

Now considered the mother of all horse races in India, the Indian Derby was first held in 1943. It was Edgar Britt, an Australian jockey who rode the winning filly Princess Beautiful in the first-ever race. Another Australian jockey, W.T. Evans, rode a filly named “Her Majesty” in what was the most exciting finish ever in the Indian Derby.

On 8th February 1947, “Her Majesty” had a fall at the start of the race, but, both Evans and the horse got themselves back in the race and finished second. In recent years, Suraj Narredu rode the winning horse, Star Superior, and War Hammer in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

Indian Derby Betting

Indian Derby is run annually at the Mahalaxmi Race Course in Mumbai operated by the Royal Western Turf Club. Live streaming of the races and computerised Tote betting is available at the club. Moreover, people can also get their hands on 3 pocket-sized books – Lucky Spinner, COLE, and BOL at the club that features information about the horses, trainers, past performances, owners, and other important statistics.

Some of the popular Indian Derby betting markets are Win, Place, Forecast Pool, and Quinella Pool. Punters looking to bet on this race with online bookmakers can also find markets such as Each Way, Forecast, Tricast, Tote, Cover Bet, Not to Win, Not to be Placed, and more.

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Indian Derby Past Winners

2020War HammerCSuraj NarreduPrasana Kumar
2019Star SuperiorCSuraj NarreduRajesh Narredu
2018RochesterCC.S. JodhaS K Sunderji
2017Hall of FamerFDavid AllanS.Padmanabhan
2016Desert GodCDavid AllanS Padmanabhan
2015Be SafeCSuraj NarreduM Narredu
2014AlaindairGY.S. SrinathAltamash A Ahmed
2013Super StormcJimmy FortuneS Narredu
2012In The SpotlightFMartin DwyerS Padmanabhan
2011Moonlight RomanceFDavid AllanC D Katrak
2010JacquelineFRichard HughesPesi Shroff
2009AntoniosCS A DeSousaS S Shah
2008HotstepperCM J KinaneS S Shah
2007DiabolicalGColm O’DonoghueS Ganapathy
2006Velvet RopeGP KamleshVinayak
2005Southern RegentGB PrakashS Ganapathy
2004Psychic FlameFPesi ShroffDarius R Byramji
2003Noble EagleGP BeloseVinayak
2002StarskyGB PrakashDallas Todywalla
2001Storm AgainCPesi ShroffJ S Dhariwal
2000Smart ChieftanGRichard HughesKaran Singh
1999SuperviteFC RuzaanDarius R Byramji
1998Star SupremeCJ FortuneDallas Todywalla
1997IndictmentCM NarreduVinayak
1996Amazing BayFSatish NarreduJ H Foley
1995Elusive PimpernelCAslam KaderRashid Byramji
1994LittleoverFPesi ShroffRashid Byramji
1993AstronomicCAslam KaderRashid Byramji
1992AstonishFAslam KaderBezan Chenoy
1991Starfire GirlFPesi ShroffAltaf Hussain
1990Desert WarriorCPesi ShroffAltaf Hussain
1989ExhilarationCPesi ShroffImtiaz A Sait
1988Cordon BleuFM J KinaneRashid Byramji
1987Chaitanya ChakramCL MarshallJ S Dhariwal
1986Sir BruceCM J KinaneJamshed Dalal
1985RevelationFPesi ShroffBezan Chenoy
1984EnterprisingCPesi ShroffBezan Chenoy
1983NelstonCV ShindeC A Kutappa
1982AlmanacCG BaxterNosher Cama
1981Track LightningCA BarclayTassi
1980MohawkCW SwinburnRashid Byramji
1979Royal TernCKarl UmrigarB K Lagad
1978ManitouCV ShindeRashid Byramji
1977SquandererCM JagdishRashid Byramji
1976CommancheCM JagdishRashid Byramji
1975Pyare MiyaCE JohnsonHayat Mohd
1974TopmostCN ReubenRashid Byramji
1973MansoorGPandu KhadeS S Shah
1972Prince KhartoumCW SwinburnRashid Byramji
1971Bright HanovarCG McGrathS M Shah
1970Thunder StormGJ WilsonD P Pandole
1969Fair HavenFB TaylorG M Omkar
1968Our SelectCM JagdishS M Shah
1967NijinskyCE J CracknellS M Shah
1966Red RufusCK RaghunathMeherjee
1965Rose RoyalFF DurrMaj V M Lad
1964Prince PradeepCW H CarrAziz Mahmoud
1963RocklieFS SmithA L J Talib
1962Loyal ManzarCS SmithA L J Talib
1961AlijahCPandu KhadeMaj V M Lad
1960Rose De BahamaFW A RickabyNarayan Singh
1959Fair Wood[NSB]CJ McGaffinD N Adenwalla
1958Canny Scot[NSB]CM JagdishBaba Khan
1957BalchandCPandu KhadeD N Adenwalla
1956Star of GwaliorCJ EganMaj V M Lad
1955Rough DealCE EldinJ Thompson
1954CommonerCS ChavanSion F Nessim
1953Regal DomainCW T EvansW Buckley
1952Martial LawCK A GethinB R Patel
1951Gold StreetCB T DuffyB R Patel
1950Mansoor Beg[NSB]CPandu KhadeH R Somekh
1949BalamCKheem SinghA L J Talib
1948Jeanne D’arcFW A RickabyL W Marrable
1947BucephalusCT BurnA L J Talib
1946ChakoriFW T EvansA L J Talib
1945Odds OnFR H JonesG L Shinde
1944DeepakCA RobertsMaj K P Jadhav
1943Princess BeautifulFEdgar BrittM C Patel