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

  • Winx: The secret of the ‘Magic’ silks Thursday, 17 August 2017
    Magic Bloodstock’s first major triumph came when Preferment, a three-year-old they had a share in, won the 2014 Victoria Derby. He carried the maroon and gold diagonal stripes of managing owners Lin. […]
  • Aberro fights hard in Sandown maiden win Wednesday, 16 August 2017
    While Aberro will be entered for November’s Victoria Derby at Flemington, Laurie said he may resist the temptation after the gelding’s win in the Chef’s Hat Maiden on Wednesday. “I’m mindful that he’s. […]
  • 2017 Victoria Derby an Option for Sheer Madness Sunday, 13 August 2017
    John Salanitri believes that he has unearthed a potential 2017 Victoria Derby horse in Sheer Madness, who held on to post an impressive win in the VRC Member Raymond Ali BM70 (1400m) at Flemington ove. […]
  • Sheer Madness heading on a path to Victoria Derby 2017 Saturday, 12 August 2017
    Sheer Madness has his connections dreaming of Group One races after a win at Flemington. Co-owner Frank Salanitri, brother of trainer John, has November’s Victoria Derby in mind for the son of Moshe. […]
  • Hey Doc back and ready to be a major player this spring Saturday, 12 August 2017
    The astute John Salanitri stable is not known for rash predictions but Sheer Madness’ win in the 1400-metre event for three-year-olds has prompted it to look at the Victoria Derby in spring. Despite s. […]
  • Sheer Madness heading on a path to Derby Friday, 11 August 2017
    Co-owner Frank Salanitri, brother of trainer John, has November’s Victoria Derby in mind for the son of Moshe after his win in the VRC Member Raymond Ali Handicap (1400m) on Saturday. Ridden by appren. […]
  • Kingsguard seizes the day as Washington Heights, Tom Melbourne cop bad luck Friday, 11 August 2017
    Etymology showed promise as a three-year-old with seconds in the Victoria Derby, SA Derby and VRC St Leger before missing his entire four-year-old season. Sarrasin was having only his second Australia. […]
  • Much improved Jon Snow has Caulfield Cup in his sights Thursday, 10 August 2017
    Still a maiden following three starts to date, Weather With You is likely to be aimed at the Victoria Derby (2500m) following his 2nd placing behind Qiji Phoenix in the Listed Champagne Stakes (1600m). […]