News About Victoria Derby Day

2017 Kennedy Mile Results: Shillelagh Beats Tom Melbourne

2017 Kennedy Mile Results: Shillelagh Beats Tom Melbourne

After the high of Winx winning her third Ladbrokes Cox Plate last weekend, trainer Chris Waller kept the Group 1 success coming on Derby Day at Flemington with stablemates Shillelagh and Tom Melbourne running one-two in the Kennedy Mile 2017 results. The last of the four elite level races on the VRC Derby Day card,…

Ace High Is the 2017 Victoria Derby Winner: Favourite Salutes

Ace High Is the 2017 Victoria Derby Winner: Favourite Salutes

The favourite in Victoria Derby 2017 betting saluted for the punters on Day 1 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival with a tough and in the end very impressive victory by the David Payne-trained Ace High. There were a handful of genuine three-year-old staying types battling it out for top spot in a wide open market…

Lightweight Filly Shoals Wins 2017 Myer Classic

Lightweight Filly Shoals Wins 2017 Myer Classic

Jockey Dean Yendall enjoyed back-to-back wins on lightweight fillies in the Myer Classic 2017 this spring saluting aboard the well-supported Shoals. Last Melbourne Cup Carnival the diminutive Yendall took out the Group 1 $500,000 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington on the Thousand Guineas runner-up I Am A Star. He was back on VRC Derby Day…

2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Results: Merchant Navy Flies Late

2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Results: Merchant Navy Flies Late

Aaron Purcell continued his successful takeover from the suspended Ciaron Maher with progressive colt Merchant Navy coming from nowhere late in an incredible finish to beat home two fillies in the stallion-making Coolmore Stud Stakes 2017. A winner of his four opening career starts including the Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes (1200m) in early September,…

Melbourne Cup Next for Lexus Stakes Winner Cismontane

Melbourne Cup Next for Lexus Stakes Winner Cismontane

Australia’s leading lady of racing Gai Waterhouse is into the 2017 Melbourne Cup field with a chance to secure her second Loving Trophy after the gutsy Lexus Stakes win and subsequent ballot exemption for Cismontane. The in-form High Chaparral five-year-old likely ended the Group 1 $6.25 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) dream for the William…

2017 Wakeful Stakes Winner Luvaluva Onto VRC Oaks

2017 Wakeful Stakes Winner Luvaluva Onto VRC Oaks

Master trainer of three-year-old staying fillies John Sargent gets his chance to win a second VRC Oaks next Thursday with his up-and-comer Luvaluva running the ideal trial with a last-to-first Wakeful Stakes success on Derby Day. There was late money on the well-bred daughter of Mastercraftsman, Luvaluva backed into $5 second favouritism behind Bring Me…

Can Cismontane Make Melbourne Cup 2017 Field for Waterhouse?

Can Cismontane Make Melbourne Cup 2017 Field for Waterhouse?

Gai Waterhouse finally enjoyed her maiden ‘Loving Trophy’ with Fiorente in 2013 and her chances of getting another shot in the 2017 Melbourne Cup field lay with Cismontane winning the Lexus Stakes this afternoon. The countdown to the 24 horses facing off in the famous Flemington Race 7 – the Group 1 $6.25 million Emirates…

2017 Melbourne Cup Field & Barrier Draw Announced: When & Where?

2017 Melbourne Cup Field & Barrier Draw Announced: When & Where?

After the Victoria Derby Day races are run and won at Flemington Racecourse today the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) are set to release the official Melbourne Cup 2017 Field and perform the live 2017 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw. The last on the all-Group race Victoria Derby Day program runs at 5:20pm (AEDT), but the final…

Victoria Derby Day 2017 Tips: Flemington Betting Selections

Victoria Derby Day 2017 Tips: Flemington Betting Selections

2017 Victoria Derby Day kicks off the four-meeting Melbourne Cup Carnival today as the countdown to the Melbourne Cup field release reaches peak and below are the Races.com.au team’s exclusive tips across the card. A day for racing purists, it is an all-Group race program at Flemington Racecourse for VRC Derby Day with the first…

2017 Victoria Derby Results: Ace High Wins

2017 Victoria Derby Results: Ace High Wins

2017 Victoria Derby Day is finally here and we are set for what will be a simply outstanding day of racing at Flemington this afternoon. Every race on the Victoria Derby Day card is absolutely packed full of quality and all four Group 1 races are highly competitive affairs, which make them excellent betting races….