Bet On The 2013 New Zealand Derby

6572825Ellerslie Racecourse hosts the New Zealand Derby this weekend, with three year-olds under set conditions vying for the $600,000 purse at the finish line. The field for this year’s race, run over 2400 metres, is headed by filly Habibi, who lost her perfect career record in placing third in the Avondale Guineas at Ellerslie last time out after having recorded five wins on the trot.


2013 New Zealand Derby Odds is the best racebook to place a bet on the 2013 New Zealand Derby, and there you will find the odds for the race as listed below. is also offering each-way betting on the New Zealand Derby, with which you will receive 1/4 if your selection places in positions one to three.


Habibi +200

Castlzeberg +340

Fix +850

Alert +1300

Choice Bro +1400

Deane Martin +1400

Soriano +1500

Weissmuller +1600

Zinko +2500

King Kamada +2700

Kidwelly +3000

Celtic Chief +4000

The Grinner +4000

Addictive Habit +6000

Corporal Lincoln +7000

Solar Eclipse +10000

Dubai Shuffle +10000

Saint Kitt +12500


The Dean Logan-trained Habibi heads the early antepost betting, and at +200 is favourite to take the finish line in front of the chasing pack. The filly will be looking to follow in the footsteps Silent Achiever, who last year became to the first filly to win the New Zealand Derby for close to twenty years. Habibi will be ridden by Vinny Colgan, who has an excellent New Zealand Derby record, having tasted victory in the race four times already.

Challenging Habibi will be Castlzeberg, the winner of the Waikato Guineas, who also placed second in the Avondale Guineas last time out. The remaining contenders include the winner of the Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, Fix, as well as the winner of the Karaka 3 year-old Mile, Choice Bro, who at +1400 presents an interesting each-way opportunity.

Looking at the form tips for the race, it is to be noted that the winners of the last two editions of the race have been the short-term favourites. The form book also presents further interesting details to be kept in mind: in the past six years, all winners have been entered in at least three races since December, they have all had wins in races of over 2000 metres or over before winning the Derby, and five of the last six winners of the race have either won or placed in their previous three starts. Of the horses that make up this year’s field, there are four contenders that comply with those form guides, and they are correspondingly the bookies’ three top picks – race favourite Habibi, Castlzeberg and Fix – as well as +10000 long shot Dubai Shuffle.

The 2013 New Zealand Derby takes place on Saturday 2 March, 15:45 Sydney time/ 1 March, 21:00 EST.


Where To Bet On The 2013 New Zealand Derby

The best place to place bets on the 2013 New Zealand Derby is at When visiting click ‘Horse Racing’ in the left sidebar and scroll down to the Antepost section of the page where you will find all the markets associated for the race.


About The Race

The New Zealand Derby is held at Ellerslie Racecourse and is for three year-olds under set-weight conditions. The race is run over 2400 metres. It is held on the first Saturday of March, as the opening day of Auckland Cup Week.

Check out the race’s wiki page to find out more about the event, and visit the New Zealand thoroughbred racing’s official website to keep up with the race.

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