Victoria Derby

The Victoria Derby is an Australian Group 1 thoroughbred horse race for 3 year olds raced over 2500m and held at Flemington on the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup. Every race on Derby Day is a Group race, which attracts some of the best horses in the country. “Fashions on the Field” are another main attraction of Derby Day, sponsored by Myer.

Derby Day FAQs and Information

Where is the Vic Derby Held?
Flemington Racecourse
What distance is the race?
2,500m
How much prize money is on offer?
$1,500,000 AUD cash + $10,000 Trophy

2015 Victoria Derby Winner & Placings

1st: Tarzino

2nd: Etymology

3rd: Kia Ora Koutou

Tips for Betting on the 2017 Victoria Derby

The single best tip for betting on the Victoria Derby is to look at those horses who have been prepped to race 2,500 metres. Look at their recent race history to give you an indication of how they finished the race. Strong finishers tend to do better at longer distances and is a sign they are being trained well for the Victoria Derby. Check to see if the breeding stock can win over this distance or if they’re suited to shorter races.

Never be afraid to go against favourite, it is a fact that favourites lose much more than they win, the Vic. Derby is no different. It is not unheard of for massive long shots to win the race as there are some very high quality horses racing who may have gone under the radar of most punters. See if you can find a diamond in the rough, your wallet will thank you for it.

Past Winners of the Victoria Derby

Year Horse Jockey Trainer Time
2015 Tarzino C Newitt M G Price 2:38.3
2014 Preferment D Oliver C J Waller 2:37.8
2013 Polanski Hugh Bowman R E Laing 2:38.6
2012 Fiveandahalfstar Damien Oliver Anthony Cummings 2:35.9
2011 Sangster Hugh Bowman Trent Busuttin 2:40.3
2010 Lion Tamer Hugh Bowman Murray & Bjorn Baker 2:46.4
2009 Monaco Consul Corey Brown Michael Moroney 2:41.7
2008 Rebel Raider Clare Lindop Leon Macdonald 02:36.9
2007 Kibbutz Craig Williams David Hayes 02:40.9
2006 Efficient Michael Rodd Graeme Rogerson 2:38.3
2005 Benicio Noel Callow Lee Freedman 2:37.1
2004 Plastered Paul Harvey Lindsay Smith 02:35.5
2003 Elvstroem Damien Oliver Tony Vasil 2:39.0
2002 Helenus Steven King Leon Corstens 2:40.5
2001 Amalfi Damien Oliver Peter Moody 2:34.6
2000 Hit The Roof Glen Boss David Hall 2:39.0

Latest Victoria Derby News

  • Main Stage heads to grand final Saturday, 21 October 2017
    Trainer Natalie Young is happy to ride on Richmond star Dustin Martin’s coat-tails as Main Stage heads for his “grand final” in the $1.5 million Group One Victoria Derby. The three-year-old geld. […]
  • Ace High ready to tackle 2017 Victoria Derby field Saturday, 21 October 2017
    With several of his potential Victoria Derby rivals racing at Caulfield, Spring Champion Stakes winner Ace High has had quiet day out at Randwick. David Payne opted not to race the colt in the four we. […]
  • Cliff’s Edge could give Darren Weir his first Derby runner Saturday, 21 October 2017
    CHAMPION trainer Darren Weir looks set to have his maiden Victoria Derby runner with his bargain purchase Cliff’s Edge rocketing to ­favouritism after a strong, on-pace performance to win the Group. […]
  • Ladbrokes Classic winner Cliff’s Edge puts in terrific Victoria Derby trial Saturday, 21 October 2017
    Irish jockey John Allen had no hesitation in taking Cliff’s Edge straight to the front and ran the race to suit himself. Allen dictated the race from the front and when heads were turned for home he. […]
  • Allen makes every post a winner on Cliff’s Edge and Derby is now next stop Friday, 20 October 2017
    Allen’s biggest flat success in Australia came earlier this year when he won the SA Derby for Weir on Volatile Mix, but the Irishman will now be hoping to top that when Cliff’s Edge goes for the Victo. […]
  • Wayne Hawkes aiming to make up for the Derby that got away in Caulfield Cup Friday, 20 October 2017
    Wayne Hawkes remembers the owners’ delight when Inference placed third in the Victoria Derby last spring, but he also cannot forget his pain at the same result, a residual disappointment he hopes can. […]
  • Victoria Derby 2017 hopes for Godolphin 3YO Wednesday, 18 October 2017
    One of the colts earmarked to chase back-to-back Victoria Derby wins for trainer James Cummings will be out to stamp his credentials in the Caulfield Classic. Last-start Dulcify Quality winner Ataraxi. […]
  • Godolphin to sort out Victoria Derby prospects ‘on the pitch’ Wednesday, 18 October 2017
    James Cummings says he is keen to let Godolphin’s Victoria Derby candidates sort themselves out “on the pitch”. And that’s part of the plan to see if Ataraxia has improved sufficiently to contend in S. […]