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 2018 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

  • Leading Victorian trainer Darren Weir looking at multiple runners over Mowbray carnival Tuesday, 20 February 2018
    Bondeiger would be an interesting runner. He was runner-up in the 2014 Victoria Derby and fourth in the 2015 Herbert Power Handicap before losing form and being transferred from Danny O’Brien to Wei. […]
  • Ace High continues Group One path Monday, 19 February 2018
    What he hopes to see at Rosehill on Saturday is the colt hitting the line hard as the Victoria Derby winner builds into a preparation aimed at more Classic glory and a possible clash with Winx. “It’s. […]
  • Early nominations point to strong interstate interest in Launceston Cup Monday, 19 February 2018
    The Mighty Jrod is also based at Cranbourne with Robbie Laing, a multiple group 1-winning trainer of staying races such as the Australian Cup (Roman Arch), Victoria Derby (Polanski) and Adelaide Cup (. […]
  • Ace High On Top Of 2018 Hobartville Stakes Nominations Monday, 19 February 2018
    Ace High has had one run back since winning the Group 1 $1.5m Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington on the first day of the 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival and beat one runner home when fifth to Trapeze Ar. […]
  • Randwick Guineas Hopes Head 2018 Hobartville Stakes Nominations Sunday, 18 February 2018
    The David Payne-trained Spring Champion Stakes – Victoria Derby double winner form the spring Ace High is also entered for the Hobartville Stakes. The son of High Chaparral was last seen resuming on. […]
  • G1 contenders resume at Flemington Thursday, 15 February 2018
    The pair run first-up in Saturday’s Group Three C S Hayes Stakes at Flemington, their first starts since finishing second and fifth respectively in the Victoria Derby last spring. Busuttin won’t k. […]
  • Changes to riding suspension rules in Vic Thursday, 15 February 2018
    RV announced the changes on Friday but the new nine-day rule will not apply to suspensions incurred on Victoria Derby Day or Melbourne Cup day. The key features of the changes which come into effect f. […]
  • Busuttin is aiming for Sydney with Derby pair Wednesday, 14 February 2018
    Both haven’t started since the Victoria Derby, in which Sully finished second and Main Stage an unlucky fifth. “They both had a month off after the Derby. They’ve both trialled up nicely but the. […]