Victoria Derby

The Victoria Derby is the first feature race of the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington Racecourse and is run on Derby Day. The 2016 Victoria Derby will take place on Saturday October 29th.

Victoria Derby News

Turnbull Stakes Day Run for VRC Derby Hope Highlad

Turnbull Stakes Day Run for VRC Derby Hope Highlad

New Zealand horseman Murray Baker has confirmed a Turnbull Stakes Day run Sunday week for his 2016 Victoria Derby-bound three-year-old Highlad.

Trainer Murray Baker (pictured with jockey James McDonald) races his 2016 VRC Derby hope Highlad Sunday week at Flemington in the UCI Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart.

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The Victoria Derby 2016 is one of the best classic races held at Flemington Racecourse as part of the prestigious and highly anticipated Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

This 2500m staying race, run on a left-handed turf course, takes place on the first day of the smaller four day Melbourne Cup Carnival meeting each year on the Saturday before the famous Melbourne Cup. A Group 1 event for three-year-olds at set weights, the race is worth over $1.5 million and takes place in late October or early November.

The 2016 Victoria Derby will run on Saturday October 29th 2016 at Flemington.

Victoria Derby Day

The Victoria Derby is the highlight event on the famous Derby Day. VRC Derby Day is one of the most exciting and elite meetings of the entire carnival as every race on the card holds group status, including three other fantastic Group 1 races: the Longines Mile (1600m), Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) for three-year-olds and Myer Classic (1600m) for the fillies and mares.

Victoria Derby 2016
Date: Saturday October 29th 2016
Racecourse: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 2500m
Conditions: Three-year-olds at Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1.5 million

Punters can study the form of the horses in the traditional prep race to the Derby, the Moonee Valley Vase (2040m) at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day the weekend before. This lead-up event has been an excellent indication for the Victoria Derby in recent years, with many Derby winners coming via this middle distance race.

The Victoria Derby attracts a huge number of bets each year, and Derby day boasts the largest crowd attendance of any of the carnival’s race days. With so many spectators and punters, the betting markets on the Derby are always competitive and lucrative. The Victoria Derby also features in a number of popular betting doubles, including the Victoria Derby / Cox Plate double; Red Anchor (1984) was the last horse to take out this double.

Victoria Derby Prize Money

  • 1st – $900,000
  • 2nd – $270,000
  • 3rd – $135,000
  • 4th – $67,500
  • 5th – $37,500
  • 6th – $30,000
  • 7th – $30,000
  • 8th – $30,000

The Victoria Derby also carries a SUPER VOBIS Nominators Bonus of $10,000 for qualified horses.

2016 Victoria Derby Odds

If you want to pick the value in this season’s Victoria Derby odds that will pay off the best, then check out our Victoria Derby odds page.

All-in Victoria Derby betting odds are out months in advance of the race at all-in prices.

Below are the latest 2016 Victoria Derby Futures Odds on the early entries for the Melbourne Cup Carnival classic.

Futures 2016 Victoria Derby Odds

2016 Victoria Derby Form Guide

If you don’t know the first thing about using a form guide, then don’t worry – our Victory Derby form guide page is here to help. We tell you about what the many common details included in a form guide mean, and how you can use a Victoria Derby form guide to place more informed bets.

2016 Victoria Derby Field

The Victoria Derby field usually features many runners from the AAMI Vase, often the best three-year-old stayers in Australia.

The 2016 Victoria Derby field is due for release on October 26, 2016 and will be published right here.

2016 Victoria Derby Nominations

The 2016 VRC Derby nominations were taken by Racing Victoria on September 20 and feature 106 three-year-old stayers. Read more on the 2016 Victoria Derby Nominations.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 803563 ACE ATTACK C 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
2 7103×9 ALL OUT OF LOVE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
3 323 ANAHEIM C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
4 61359 BACK TO THE BOWLER G 3 Stuart Webb
5 428×1 BATTLE ORDER G 3 Mick Price
6 26×6 BEACH LIFE G 3 Ciaron Maher
7 7 BEDFORD (NZ) G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman
8 846×62 BETCHA THINKING C 3 Chris Waller
9 697×6 BLUE SEAL G 3 David Payne
10 7415×96 CAPTAIN DUFFY C 3 Phillip Stokes
11 16127 CASTA C 3 Tony McEvoy
12 5 CHARLTON C 3 Robbie Griffiths
13 15410 COBBMORE G 3 Tony McEvoy
14 012 COONAWARRA C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
15 6x356x CRIMSON HALO G 3 David Payne
16 CRYPTO PEER ROCKS C 3 Robbie Laing
17 00 DELIGHTFUL SPIRIT C 3 Peter White
18 5x13x14 DIVINE PROPHET C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
19 5 ERCOLANO (NZ) G 3 Tony Gollan
20 10 EUREKA STREET C 3 Robert Smerdon
21 EVELYN C 3 Robbie Laing
22 2x105x95 GOOD STANDING C 3 James Cummings
23 3×611 HARLOW GOLD (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
24 HELLMAN C 3 Ciaron Maher
25 11 HE’S THE BOSS G 3 Matt Laurie
26 1240×11 HEY DOC G 3 Tony McEvoy
27 8×164221 HIGH MIST C 3 Chris Waller
28 11 HIGHLAD G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
29 8×535 HOLLYWOOD MO C 3 Paul Perry
30 5×51 HONEYWINE C 3 John O’Shea
31 83729×82 HOOKFANG G 3 Cameron Templeton
32 4×266 HUSSOR G 3 Robbie Griffiths
33 41×4 I’M TELLING YA C 3 Amy Johnston
34 21×11 INFERENCE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
35 4 JAMIESON C 3 Robbie Laing
36 213 KACHING C 3 Ciaron Maher
37 63 KALALO G 3 Matthew Brown
38 2x21x62 KENT G 3 John O’Shea
39 39 KHARTOUM C 3 Pat Carey
40 KNOCK TOFF G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman
41 9015 LARRIKIN C 3 Brian McGrath
42 36×16337 LORD MACAU G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
43 5 LORD RESET G 3 Greg Eurell
44 5×1 MANDALAY BAY G 3 Matt Laurie
45 1112 MANHATTAN STREET C 3 Lisa Latta
46 1x MILWAUKEE G 3 Michael Moroney
47 8×20241 MISSILE BOOM C 3 John McArdle
48 312x MONGOLIAN FALCON C 3 Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs
49 438×5435 MOQUEEN F 3 Anthony Cummings
50 6x7431x2 MORVADA G 3 Peter Jolly
51 31 MR ALOOF G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
52 02 MUTINEER C 3 Ciaron Maher
53 542 NEMRUD C 3 John O’Shea
54 NOBLE TRUTH C 3 Anthony Cummings
55 7×4 NORTHERN CAPTAIN G 3 Mick Price
56 3911 OCULIST G 3 John Sargent
57 42715 ODEON (NZ) C 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
58 23 PABLO’S EXPRESS G 3 Greg Eurell
59 5 PARADISE COVE (USA) C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
60 2×721 PERFECT SEASON C 3 Bjorn Baker
61 1×5 PETER JOHN (NZ) G 3 John Sargent
62 2x POLEMIC C 3 John O’Shea
63 2 POSITIVE CARRY (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
64 9×2 POTENT FORCE G 3 James Cummings
65 9×0 PRINCE CHABAL C 3 Anthony Cummings
66 x323211x46 PRIZED ICON C 3 James Cummings
67 528×9 PROFUSIVE (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller
68 7×703 READY FIRE AIM C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
69 REATA C 3 Robbie Laing
70 744×531 RESORT G 3 John O’Shea
71 1×13 RETALIATION C 3 John O’Shea
72 413×656 REVOLVING DOOR C 3 Clinton McDonald
73 8 RISING RED (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
74 6×5122 ROCKETEER G 3 Mick Price
75 ROYAL ORDER C 3 Michael Kent
76 94 RULE OF THREE G 3 Nathan Hobson
77 216x161x SACRED ELIXIR (NZ) G 3 Tony Pike
78 8986x SCREAMARR C 3 Anthony Cummings
79 1216×45 SEABURGE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
80 09 SHINE TAK STAR G 3 John Sargent
81 11 SILVERA C 3 Tony McEvoy
82 4×45 SMOOTH WHISKEY G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman
83 26×1 SO SI BON C 3 Robbie Laing
84 2345 STATELY BOY G 3 Shea Eden
85 809x STORNAWAY C 3 Robbie Laing
86 2622×1 STYLEMAN G 3 Ciaron Maher
87 1×1 SWEAR C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
88 2 TED (NZ) G 3 Stuart Kendrick
89 673×225 THE INFORMER C 3 Heath Conners
90 500x THE PERFECT CROP (NZ) C 3 Robbie Laing
91 5×22 THEANSWERMYFRIEND G 3 Robert Smerdon
92 11×33 THROSSELL G 3 Ciaron Maher
93 81 TOORAK TOWER G 3 Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs
94 9311×9 TRENCHANT C 3 John O’Shea
95 57 TSUBAME G 3 Paul Cave
96 51546 TUMULTUOUS C 3 Chris Waller
97 81 TURF TAPPER G 3 Bjorn Baker
98 6 ULTIMATE WEAPON C 3 Tony McEvoy
99 634×11 VELADERO C 3 Chris Waller
100 221 VOLATILE MIX (NZ) G 3 Darren Weir
101 8×63 WIMBORNE C 3 Robbie Laing
102 30×7 WINE C 3 John O’Shea
103 73×37 WINE BUSH C 3 Chris Waller
104 11×0 YU LONG SHENG HUI C 3 Mick Price
105 41 ZIJIN CHENG C 3 Bjorn Baker
106 06×53 ZOFFMAN G 3 Aaron Purcell

2016 Victoria Derby Tips

The best bettors don’t rely on tips from others, they come up with their own. That’s why our Victoria Derby tips page is focused on teaching you to come up with your own tips and picks using lead-up races and race histories to help your analysis.

Previous Victoria Derby Results

As the Victoria Derby is restricted to three year olds, previous Victoria Derby results aren’t tremendously useful for your betting. However, just in case you need to settle an argument about a previous running of the race, we have a Victoria Derby winners page and Victoria Derby results page to help you out.

Victoria Derby Betting

Victoria Derby betting is the perfect way to warm up for the Melbourne Cup, which is held just a few days later. For improved results, read our section on Victoria Derby betting including information on placing many exotic bet types like a Victoria Derby trifecta, Victoria Derby quinella, Victoria Derby exacta, or Victoria Derby First Four bet.