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2017 Australian Derby the Target for Sacred Elixir

2017 Australian Derby the Target for Sacred Elixir

Trainer Tony Pike has confirmed that Sacred Elixir will be set for an appearance in the 2017 Australian Derby (2400m) on Day 1 of The Championships, following a credible performance in the New Zealand Derby over the weekend. Jumping from the gates well in the Group 1 feature at Ellerslie, Sacred Elixir was settled in…

Kiwis Dominate 2017 Australian Derby Nominations

Kiwis Dominate 2017 Australian Derby Nominations

With three wins in the past four years the New Zealanders have dominated one of the key races held during Sydney’s The Championships and the Kiwis are out in force again in the Australian Derby 2017 nominations. Early entries closed for all 10 features races run over the first two Saturdays in April at Royal…

2016 Victoria Derby Betting: Sacred Elixir Vs History of Favourites

2016 Victoria Derby Betting: Sacred Elixir Vs History of Favourites

The punters are saying the Tony Pike-trained Sacred Elixir is the one to beat in Saturday’s Victoria Derby 2016 and he is the best in betting for the Flemington classic, but what does the race history say about the favourite saluting in Victoria Derby 2016 betting? A capacity field of three-year-olds stayers face off in…

2016 Victoria Derby Tips & Odds Update

2016 Victoria Derby Tips & Odds Update

The Victoria Derby 2016 takes centre stage at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday, betting tips and the latest odds for the three-years-old staying showdown found below. Set to run as Flemington Race 7 at 3:50pm (AEDT), the $1.5 million Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) features a full field of 16 starters led by firming favourite…

Victoria Derby 2016 Odds Update: Money for Swear

Victoria Derby 2016 Odds Update: Money for Swear

Money is coming in for two of the three-year-olds in Saturday’s classic with updated 2016 Victoria Derby odds led by Sacred Elixir and market mover Swear. A capacity Victoria Derby field is set to line-up in Flemington Race 7 this weekend, but only three of the hopefuls for the $1.5 million Group 1 over 2500m…

2016 Victoria Derby Barrier Draw: Sacred Elixir in 1

2016 Victoria Derby Barrier Draw: Sacred Elixir in 1

Clear favourite to win the Victoria Derby 2016 this weekend Sacred Elixir has drawn the inside alley with Victoria Derby barriers for the Flemington classic now out. A genuine staying test is set to play out as Flemington Race 7 at 3:50pm (AEDT) this Saturday at the opening Melbourne Cup Carnival meeting with a capacity…

Capacity 2016 Victoria Derby Field Released

Capacity 2016 Victoria Derby Field Released

A full field of three-year-old stayers will face off at Flemington Racecourse in the Victoria Derby 2016 this Saturday with final acceptances taken on Wednesday. Due to run as Flemington Race 7 at 3:50pm (AEDT), this year’s $1.5 million Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) has attracted a capacity 16 starters plus four emergencies awaiting…

Team Hawkes Chase 2016 Victoria Derby Quinella

Team Hawkes Chase 2016 Victoria Derby Quinella

Co-trainer Wayne Hawkes is hoping to run the Victoria Derby 2016 quinella on Saturday with stablemates Swear and Inference both on track for the Flemington classic. The $1.5 million Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) is the highlight of four elite levels on the card for the opening Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington Racecourse. Wayne…

Anaheim Secures Spot in 2016 Victoria Derby Field

Anaheim Secures Spot in 2016 Victoria Derby Field

The Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young-trained improver Anaheim is likely to have secured a spot in Saturday’s Victoria Derby 2016 field at Flemington after breaking his maiden status at Benalla on Monday. A nicely-bred son of Fastnet Rock, the colt posted his first win at career start number five in a Maiden Plate over 2040m…

2016 Victoria Derby Odds: Sacred Elixir Firm Favourite

2016 Victoria Derby Odds: Sacred Elixir Firm Favourite

Sacred Elixir has been crushed into pre-field Victoria Derby 2016 odds of $3.40 after his Cox Plate Day win in the Moonee Valley Vase last Saturday. Officially 37 three-year-old staying types remain in contention to line-up in this weekend’s $1.5 million Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington Racecourse on the opening day of…