Victoria Derby

The Victoria Derby is the first feature race of the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington Racecourse and is run on Derby Day.

2018 Victoria Derby Results

  • 1st: #3 Extra Brut
  • 2nd: #4 Stars of Carrum
  • 3rd: #10 Chapada



The Victoria Derby 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 first of the four Melbourne Cup Carnival meetings 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 2018 Victoria Derby ran Saturday November 3rd, 2018 at Flemington.

Victoria Derby Day

The Victoria Derby is the highlight event on the famous Victoria 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 Kennedy Mile (1600m), Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) for three-year-olds and the Myer Classic (1600m) for the fillies and mares.

Victoria Derby 2018
Date: Saturday November 3rd, 2018
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 Group2 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.

2018 Victoria Derby Results

  • 1st: #3 Extra Brut
  • 2nd: #4 Stars of Carrum
  • 3rd: #10 Chapada

See below for the official 2018 Victoria Derby Results & Finishing Order.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight
1 3 EXTRA BRUT Darren Weir John Allen 13 55.5kg
2 4 STARS OF CARRUM Robbie Laing Ben Melham 1L 6 55.5kg
3 10 CHAPADA Michael Moroney James McDonald 3L 10 55.5kg
4 11 SIKORSKY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 3.2L 5 55.5kg
5 5 HOME GROUND John Sargent Hugh Bowman 3.4L 14 55.5kg
6 2 ARAMAYO James Cummings Tye Angland 3.6L 8 55.5kg
7 14 SAVVY OAK (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Mark Zahra 3.9L 4 55.5kg
8 8 VISAO Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 5.15L 11 55.5kg
9 12 FAROOQ Tony McEvoy Kerrin McEvoy 6.65L 1 55.5kg
10 6 MICKEY BLUE EYES David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 6.75L 2 55.5kg
11 16 GRINZINGER STAR (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 6.85L 3 55.5kg
12 1 THINKIN’ BIG Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 7.35L 7 55.5kg
13 7 SAVOIE Darren Weir Dean Yendall 16.35L 15 55.5kg
14 15 TOLEMAC Francis Finnegan Michael Dee 17.35L 12 55.5kg
15 9 SEBERATE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 32.35L 16 55.5kg
16 13 LOUIE THE LEGEND Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 36.35L 9 55.5kg

2018 Victoria Derby Tips

Check out all the information on which horses to back and sack in this year’s classic on our Victoria Derby tips page, a guide to using the Derby form and history to uncover the season’s Victoria Derby winner.

2018 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.

See below for the latest Victoria Derby odds along with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2018 Victoria Derby Nominations

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 647×1178 A FIGHTING FURY C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
2 66 ABLESTOCK (NZ) C 3 Mick Price
3 1x ALESSANDRO C 3 Robbie Griffiths
4 7×69 ALICANTO (NZ) G 3 Jason Warren
5 6×601 AMERICAN IN PARIS C 3 Darren Weir
6 3114 APPROACH DISCREET C 3 Darren Weir
7 2141 ARAMAYO C 3 James Cummings
8 3 ASGARD MASSIF C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
9 22 BIG BUDS G 3 Damien Batters
10 4×2 BILL THE BEE C 3 Michael Moroney
11 33 BONAPARTE C 3 Michael Moroney
12 1×4 BOTTI (NZ) G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
13 78 BRILLIANCE SQUARED (NZ) C 3 Darren Weir
14 262 BRUTAL POWER G 3 Michael Moroney
15 2x BUSTA MOVE C 3 Henry Dwyer
16 CAPTAIN MERINGUE (NZ) G 3 Matthew Enright
17 65x CHAPADA G 3 Michael Moroney
18 7×2192 CLOAK C 3 James Cummings
19 398×202 CONCRETE G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
20 71 COSMIC CITY (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
21 5x6x6 COSTELLO G 3 David Payne
22 631×32 DEALMAKER C 3 Chris Waller
23 1×14 DECLARATIONOFHEART C 3 Anthony Freedman
24 196 DOROZA (NZ) C 3 Matt Cumani
25 6415x EAST INDIAMAN C 3 Tony McEvoy
26 8 ENRICO PALLAZZO G 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
27 211 EXTRA BRUT C 3 Darren Weir
28 1x45x19 FAROOQ C 3 Tony McEvoy
29 431 FAST TRAIN C 3 Gerald Ryan
30 00 FRANCARLO (NZ) G 3 Pat Carey
31 44×3171413 FUN FACT C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
32 31 GALAHAD GURU G 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
33 8 GAME HAS CHANGED G 3 Michael Moroney
34 11×31 GEM SONG C 3 Kris Lees
35 211×3 GOOD ’N’ FAST e C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
36 20×5206 GRAND SYMPHONY e G 3 Robbie Griffiths
37 545×39 GREEN IVY G 3 Ken Keys
38 93 GRINZINGER STAR (NZ) C 3 Danny O’Brien
39 2x77x244 HASABRO (NZ) C 3 Stephen McKee
40 80x HERE’S ALWYN C 3 Robbie Laing
41 4115×63 HOME GROUND G 3 John Sargent
42 817×770 HOME WIN C 3 John Sargent
43 3 HURRICANE FIGHTER (NZ) G 3 Michael Moroney
44 9513 IMMELMANN G 3 Matt Laurie
45 33066 INKSLINGER C 3 Brian McGrath
46 847×21 INTO THE OBLIVION G 3 Paul Perry
47 8x2517x443 IRUKANDJI C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
48 115 JUST ROLLING C 3 Tony McEvoy
49 21425 LEATHERHEAD C 3 James Cummings
50 28x LIFT (NZ) G 3 Darren Weir
51 525×164 LIGULATE C 3 James Cummings
52 83x7x LORD GLADSTONE G 3 Anthony Freedman
53 715×223 LOUIE THE LEGEND C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
54 11 MERCHANT OF VENICE C 3 Jason Warren
55 259×1 MICKEY BLUE EYES C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
56 512×32 MUSWELLBROOK G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
57 2 MUTANAASEQ (NZ) C 3 Jamie Edwards
58 43429520 NERO CHIN CHIN G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
59 5108×00 NOT A SINGLE CENT C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
60 7×24 OPPOSITE G 3 Danny O’Brien
61 324x655x4 ORCEIN G 3 Chris Waller
62 x21035x764 OUTRAGEOUS C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
63 58xL PERFECT AWARD G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
64 42 PIEROPAN G 3 Henry Dwyer
65 32×000 POWER OF ATTORNEY C 3 Tony Vasil
66 01 PREDECESSOR C 3 Dean Binaisse
67 5×431 PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) C 3 John P Thompson
68 42 QUAFFANY G 3 Tony McEvoy
69 137×1 REAL SUCCESS G 3 Matt Laurie
70 8x RELANSKI C 3 Robbie Laing
71 02x16x RESURGE C 3 Tony McEvoy
72 25120×09 SANCTIMONIOUS C 3 Tony McEvoy
73 033 SATIRICAL KNIGHT G 3 John Sargent
74 5321 SAVOIE C 3 Darren Weir
75 184 SAVVY OAK (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
76 414200×969 SEBERATE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
77 7×261 SIKORSKY C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
78 715x SOLLEVARE (NZ) G 3 Matt Cumani
79 78×64 STARS OF CARRUM C 3 Robbie Laing
80 441 SUBRAISE C 3 Darren Weir
81 510 SYDNEY BLUE C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
82 361112 TARKA C 3 David Payne
83 1 TAVIDANCE (NZ) C 3 Darren Weir
84 8115 TAVIRUN (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
85 111×31 THE AUTUMN SUN C 3 Chris Waller
86 1311 THINKIN’ BIG C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
87 12142 THORONDOR C 3 Robbie Laing
88 743×8312 THUNDERDOME G 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
89 620x38x TITAN BLINDERS G 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
90 1x TOLEMAC G 3 Francis Finnegan
91 6×3711315 UNFAIR DISMISSAL C 3 Tony McEvoy
92 8511×77 VASSILATOR (NZ) C 3 Colin Little
93 025722 VIGERE G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
94 7117 VISAO C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
95 83 VOW AND DECLARE G 3 Danny O’Brien
96 6716 WHAM G 3 Michael Moroney
97 2x YULONG TAVION (NZ) C 3 Mick Price

2018 Victoria Derby Field

The Victoria Derby field attracts a line-up of the best three-year-old stayers of the season. The VRC Derby field rarely features fillies taking on the colts and geldings, the girls saved for the Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m) the following Thursday.

Good lead-up races into the Victoria Derby field include the previous weekend’s Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m) on Cox Plate Day and the Listed Geelong Classic (2200m) held in late October.

The 2018 Victoria Derby field is released on the Tuesday of race week and will be published in full below once announced by Racing Victoria.

The Victoria Derby 2018 Final Field & Barriers will be available below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 131131 THINKIN’ BIG Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 9 55.5kg 91
2 214123 ARAMAYO James Cummings Tye Angland 10 55.5kg 88
3 21116 EXTRA BRUT Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Darren Weir John Allen 15 55.5kg 78
4 78×647221 STARS OF CARRUM Robbie Laing Ben Melham 7 55.5kg 89
5 4115×6381 HOME GROUND John Sargent Hugh Bowman 16 55.5kg 74
6 259×1155 MICKEY BLUE EYES David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 3 55.5kg 73
7 5321132 SAVOIE Darren Weir Dean Yendall 17 55.5kg 78
8 711704 VISAO Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 13 55.5kg 69
9 200×969430 SEBERATE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 18 55.5kg 67
10 6512 CHAPADA Michael Moroney James McDonald 12 55.5kg 68
11 7×26123 SIKORSKY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 6 55.5kg 67
12 1x45x19892 FAROOQ Tony McEvoy Kerrin McEvoy 2 55.5kg 68
13 715×22340 LOUIE THE LEGEND Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 11 55.5kg 62
14 18464 SAVVY OAK (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Mark Zahra 5 55.5kg 66
15 124 TOLEMAC Francis Finnegan 14 55.5kg 64
16 93313 GRINZINGER STAR (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 4 55.5kg 65
17e 151 ALESSANDRO Robbie Griffiths Ben Thompson 1 55.5kg 67
18e 8321 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien James Winks 8 55.5kg 62

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.

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 victoria derby bets.

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.

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