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 2015 Victoria Derby will take place on Saturday October 31st, 2015.

Victoria Derby News

2016 VRC Derby Bid for Stately Boy

2016 VRC Derby Bid for Stately Boy

Young Cranbourne galloper Stately Boy is out to break his maiden status at Flemington on Saturday as the rising three-year-old gears up for a spring campaign targeting the VRC Derby 2016.

In-form hoop Dwayne Dunn jumps aboard 2016 VRC Derby hope Stately Boy at Flemington on Saturday. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Prepared by Shea Eden, the Stryker gelding ...

The Victoria Derby 2015 is one of the best classic races held at Flemington as part of the prestigious and highly anticipated Victorian Spring Racing Carnival.

This 2500m staying race, run on a left-handed turf course, takes place on the first day of the four day Flemington 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.

The 2015 Victoria Derby will run on Saturday 31st October 2015 at Flemington.

2015 Victoria Derby Results

  • 1st: Tarzino
  • 2nd: Etymology
  • 3rd: Kia Ora Koutou

Victoria Derby Day

The Victoria Derby is the highlight event on Derby Day. 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 Mackinnon Stakes, Coolmore Stud Stakes and Myer Classic.

Victoria Derby 2015
Date: Saturday 31st October 2015
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.

2015 Victoria Derby Odds

If you want to pick the Victoria Derby odds that will pay off the best, then you owe it to yourself to read our Victoria Derby odds page. We teach you some of the factors that influence the odds and how you can use prior race results to predict changes in the Victoria Derby odds. This page will also feature the full Victoria Derby odds when they come out, likely on October 29.

2015 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.

2015 Victoria Derby Field

The Victoria Derby field usually features many runners from the AAMI Vase, often the best three-year-old stayers in Australia. You should bookmark our dedicated Victoria Derby field page, as we will post the 2015 field as soon as it is released, likely a few days (approx. October 25-26) before the race is run.

2015 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.

Free Bets on Victoria Derby

If you have previously only placed bets at a TAB, then allow us to introduce you to online bookmakers and the free Victoria Derby bets they can offer. New members at online bookies like and are eligible for free bets worth hundreds of dollars. Be sure to check out some of our favourite online betting sites if you want to take advantage of free bets on the Victoria Derby.