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 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 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 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 $1 million Cantala Stakes (1600m), $500,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) for three-year-olds and the $500,000 Myer Classic (1600m) for the fillies and mares.
|Victoria Derby 2016|
|Date:||Saturday October 29th 2016|
|Conditions:||Three-year-olds at Set Weights|
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.
2016 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.
2016 Victoria Derby Tips
- 1st: #1 Sacred Elixir – (Bet on Sacred Elixir now): The favourites have only won twice in 10 years, but this Group 1 winner and last start Vase champion looks hard to beat from the inside alley. He hit the line well last weekend, the Vase form stacks up in recent Victoria Derby history and he looks to have the upside to complete the double.
- 2nd: #4 Rocketeer – (Bet on Rocketeer now): Great value Victoria Derby Place bet from last year’s winning trainer Mick Price. Comes off a Ladbrokes Stakes second, the other key form line race to follow into the Derby. Should appreciate extra meters here and is out wide but a solid chance.
- 3rd: #7 Captain Duffy (Bet on Captain Duffy now): Geelong Classic winner with a gun barrier two draw, forgotten in Victoria Derby betting but on the up-and-up with last year’s winning jockey Craig Newitt aboard for the ride.
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.
See below for the latest Victoria Derby 2016 odds along with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au.
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 was released by Racing Victoria on Wednesday October 26 and features a capacity field line-up of three-year-old stayers led by last weekend’s Moonee Valley Vase winner Sacred Elixir drawn barrier one.
See below for the full 2016 Victoria Derby Field & Barrier Draw and follow the link for a complete VRC Derby field preview.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||16x161x181||SACRED ELIXIR (NZ)||Tony Pike||Zac Purton||1||55.5kg||99|
|2||3211×46335||PRIZED ICON||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||5||55.5kg||95|
|3||1×162||SWEAR||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||10||55.5kg||90|
|4||6×512222||ROCKETEER||Mick Price||Mark Zahra||19||55.5kg||74|
|5||x7431x2232||MORVADA||Peter Jolly||Steven Arnold||12||55.5kg||78|
|6||21×1143||INFERENCE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||20||55.5kg||72|
|7||7415×9601||CAPTAIN DUFFY||Phillip Stokes||TBA||2||55.5kg||72|
|8||1127||SILVERA||Tony McEvoy||Kerrin McEvoy||13||55.5kg||73|
|9||73×37515||WINE BUSH||Chris Waller||Joao Moreira||17||55.5kg||72|
|10||26×1653||SO SI BON||Robbie Laing||Hugh Bowman||11||55.5kg||75|
|11||2x21x6258||KENT||John O’Shea||James McDonald||4||55.5kg||68|
|12||1139||HIGHLAD||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Craig Williams||15||55.5kg||73|
|13||26×6194||BEACH LIFE||Ciaron Maher||Nicholas Hall||8||55.5kg||65|
|14||51546564||TUMULTUOUS||Chris Waller||Ben Melham||18||55.5kg||65|
|15||8×535332||HOLLYWOOD MO||Paul Perry||Stephen Baster||6||55.5kg||67|
|16||7103×985||ALL OUT OF LOVE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Blake Shinn||9||55.5kg||63|
|17e||1×5441||PETER JOHN (NZ)||John Sargent||Michael Walker||3||55.5kg||65|
|18e||32321||ANAHEIM||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||TBA||14||55.5kg||61|
|19e||09541||SHINE TAK STAR||John Sargent||TBA||16||55.5kg||61|
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 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.
2016 Victoria Derby First Acceptances
Racing Victoria (RV) took the Victoria Derby 2016 first acceptances on Tuesday October 18 leaving 37 hopeful three-year-olds including Ladbrokes Classic winner Good Standing and Spring Champion Stakes runner-up Swear.
2016 Victoria Derby Nominations
The 2016 VRC Derby nominations were taken by Racing Victoria on September 20 and feature 106 three-year-old stayers.
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.