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

  • Mathrick set to produce Paint The Stars mark II Monday, 26 June 2017
    Inflation means the two-year-old Paint The Stars would not have to be a superstar to outdo the earnings of his predecessor but Mathrick said his version has shown him enough ability to be worth though. […]
  • Myer Classic 2017 Option for Miss Wilson Monday, 26 June 2017
    If Miss Wilson heads down under, Bary plans to keep her in the company of fillies and mares naming the $500,000 Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) over the Flemington mile on Victoria Derby Day, Saturday No. […]
  • Humidor Targets Caulfield Cup 2017 Sunday, 25 June 2017
    His Australian race debut produced a ninth to Le Romain at Flemington in the Group 1 Cantala Stakes (1600m) on Victoria Derby Day. Returning in late January, Humidor worked his way back up through the. […]
  • Sons of Australian broodmare Hveger dominate at Royal Ascot Sunday, 25 June 2017
    Elvstroem won not just a Caulfield Cup but a Victoria Derby and scored on World Cup night in Dubai at group 1 level for Vasil. One of Circles Of Gold’s other colts, Haradasun (by Fusaichi Pegasus) won. […]
  • Australian Group One winners 2016/17 Saturday, 24 June 2017
    Nicholas Hall. Manikato Stakes: Rebel Dane. Gary Portelli. Ben Melham. Cox Plate: Winx. Chris Waller. Hugh Bowman. Victoria Derby: Prized Icon. James Cummings. Glyn Schofield. Cantala Stakes. Le Romai. […]
  • Highland Reel On Top in Prince of Wales’s Wednesday, 21 June 2017
    The second dam is the G1 Australian Oaks heroine Circles of Gold, whose Elvstroem (Aus) also by Danehill won five times at the highest level including in the Caulfield Cup and Victoria Derby and whose. […]
  • FEATURE: Long road to the top for jockey who thought ‘this is never going to happen’ Monday, 19 June 2017
    “It was Victoria Derby day at Traralgon,” he said. “I had four rides and my first ride was over a mile. “I was last and off the bit the whole way and stayed there. When I got back it was the most knac. […]
  • Trainer backs a program perfect for Rebel cause Sunday, 28 May 2017
    The concern on Tuesday is he is staying t 1400m but this is a much weaker race. The Godolphin stable thought enough of Kent to run him in the Victoria Derby last spring. He should win. Jason Collett,. […]