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The Victoria Derby is the first feature race of the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington Racecourse and is run on Derby Day.
2020 Victoria Derby Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
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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 $2 million and takes place in late October or early November.
The 2020 Victoria Derby runs on Saturday October 31, 2020 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 Cantala (1600m), Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) for three-year-olds and the Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) for the fillies and mares.
|Victoria Derby 2020|
|Date:||Saturday October 31, 2020|
|Conditions:||Three-year-olds at Set Weights|
Punters can study the form of the horses in the traditional prep race to the Derby, the Group 2 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.
2020 Victoria Derby Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
The Victoria Derby 2020 Results will be announced here naming which horse is the Victoria Derby 2020 winner and the full 2020 VRC Derby finishing order when the event takes place on Saturday October 31, 2020.
2020 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.
- To Win: TBD
- Danger: TBD
- Each Way: TBD
- Best Roughie: TBD
2020 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 2020 odds along with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au.
CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST ALL-IN 2020 VICTORIA DERBY ODDS (Post First Acceptances)
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*Note: All-In VRC Derby 2020 odds are Top 10 only, correct as of 20/10/2020 and subject to change.
2020 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 2020 Victoria Derby field is released on the Tuesday of race week and will be published in full below once announced by Racing Victoria.
2020 Victoria Derby Nominations
The official VRC Derby Nominations for 2020 will be announced here once early entries are taken by the VRC in September.
The 2020 Victoria Derby nominations closed on Tuesday September 22, 2020 attracting 89 youngsters including seven for Danny O’Brien led by Flying Award and Godolphin’s all-in favourite Alcyone.
Click here to view the full list of VRC Derby 2020 nominations.
2020 Victoria Derby First Acceptances
First acceptances for the 2020 VRC Derby close at midday (local time) on Tuesday October 20, 2020.
The 2020 Victoria Derby first acceptances feature 24 youngsters with all-in betting led by Young Werther.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||12×3831||ALBARADO (NZ)||C||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|3||35×521||AZALY||C||3||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes|
|4||5×00501||BORN TO SUCCEED||C||3||Saab Hasan|
|5||2158||CAPTAIN CORELLI (NZ)||C||3||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)|
|7||111×327||CHERRY TORTONI||G||3||Patrick Payne|
|8||517×423||GRANDSLAM||C||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|9||1843||HIT THE SHOT||C||3||Matt Cumani|
|10||2×5243||IMAGINE HOWE||G||3||Robbie Griffiths & Mathew De Kock|
|11||03294||JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ)||G||3||Denis Pagan|
|13||2102||LET’S KARAKA DEEL (NZ)||C||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|14||52116×6445||LUNAR FOX||C||3||Paul Preusker|
|15||314||REDWOOD SHADOW (NZ)||G||3||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)|
|17||817||TOKEN SPIRIT||C||3||Robbie Griffiths & Mathew De Kock|
|18||2×7625||TOUR OF DUTY||C||3||Michael Moroney|
|19||531||ULTIMATE EDITION||G||3||John & Chris Ledger|
|20||7924||VOLATILE STOCK (NZ)||G||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|21||6×1760||WERTHEIMER (NZ)||G||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|23||3||YESUGEI (NZ)||C||3||Danny O’Brien|
|24||12||YOUNG WERTHER (NZ)||G||3||Danny O’Brien|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
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.