News About VRC 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…

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 Day Scratchings & Track Report

2017 Victoria Derby Day Scratchings & Track Report

The official Melbourne Cup Field is announced this afternoon but first punters are treated to an all-Group race program for Victoria Derby Day 2017, scratchings and the latest Flemington track report detailed below. Flemington Track Report – 04/11/2017 Rail: True Entire Circuit Weather: Overcast Track Type: Turf Track Rating: Good (3) Irrigation: Nil last 24…

2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Tips & Betting Update

2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Tips & Betting Update

The spring’s top three-year-old sprinters run down the famous Flemington straight six in Saturday’s Coolmore Stud Stakes 2017, betting tips and updated odds on the VRC Derby Day Group 1 detailed below. A bumper 20 youngsters face off in this spring’s Group 1 $1 million Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) and the bookies are struggling to…

Lexus Stakes 2017 Odds: Harlem Tipped to Make Melbourne Cup Field

Lexus Stakes 2017 Odds: Harlem Tipped to Make Melbourne Cup Field

A final spot in the Melbourne Cup field is on offer this Saturday in the 2017 Lexus Stakes, odds on the VRC Derby Day support act favouring the Lindsay Park-trained Harlem to gain a run in the ‘Race That Stops A Nation’. The David Hayes-led Lindsay Park stable already have two confirmed runners in next…