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

2016 Victoria Derby Bid for Highlad

2016 Victoria Derby Bid for Highlad

Kiwi horseman Murray Baker looks to have uncovered a genuine hope for the Victoria Derby 2016 in Highlad who won on debut at home in New Zealand this week.

New Zealand trainer Murray Baker could target a second Victoria Derby win in 2016 after the success of Lion Tamer (pictured) six years ago. Photo: Taron Clarke.

Baker, who trains in ...

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.

2015 Victoria Derby Results

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

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.

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 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.