Victoria Derby Betting

2017 Victoria Derby Results

  • 1st: #1 Ace High
  • 2nd: #6 Sully
  • 3rd: #3 Astoria

The Victoria Derby is one of the most popular races of the year and Victoria Derby betting is big business!

The 2,500-metre Group 1 event is held at Flemington Racecourse – home of the Melbourne Cup three days later on the first Tuesday of November – and is open to three-year-old horses. As one of the opening events of the four-day Melbourne Cup Racing Carnival, it should come as no surprise to learn that Victoria Derby betting is extremely popular and is available months in advance of race day.

The Victoria Derby was first run in 1855, and over the decades has seen the very best horses, jockeys, and trainers win the crown. Champion thoroughbred Phar Lap won the event in 1929, while Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Damien Oliver has won the Victoria Derby on Amalfi, Elvstroem and saluted in the race’s 2014 aboard Preferment. Read on to find out all about Victoria Derby betting and how you can win big during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Victoria Derby Betting Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Victoria Derby 2017 betting tips to be detailed below the week of the race.

  • To Win: #3 ASTORIA
  • 2nd: #2 TANGLED
  • 3rd: #11 OCEAN’S FOURTEEN

Wide open market but money rolling in for the James Cummings-trained ASTORIA ($9.50). Cummings won the race last spring and has the rails-drawn market mover in 2017 who is on the improve and whose Geelong Classic third last time out suggested he’ll be better over further at Flemington coming back to set weights. TANGLED ($6.50) was runner-up in the Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) in Sydney just beaten by the VRC Derby favourite Ace High before an extra lead-up run before the rematch running second again this time at Caulfield in the Ladbrokes Classic. Cliff’s Edge won that and isn’t running on Saturday, opening it up for Tangled. OCEAN’S FOURTEEN ($13) looks a genuine each way chance despite this being the well-bred Ocean Park colt’s first Group assignment after the excellent Geelong Classic (2200m) second.


Our Victoria Derby Tips page also has all the historical betting facts and stats on previous Victoria Derby winners and the best way to bet on the three-years-old classic each Spring Carnival.

Victoria Derby Betting Markets

See below for the latest Victoria Derby betting odds complete with market links to

Victoria Derby Trifecta

Betting on a Victoria Derby trifecta may not be the easiest wager to pull off, but the lucrative payout odds should be more than enough to entice discerning punters. A trifecta is a Victoria Derby betting option that requires you to pick the first three horses over the line in order. Doubtless, this is a difficult task, but there are several Victoria Derby trifecta variations that can be used, such as a three-horse box trifecta, which allows any combination of your three chosen horses as long as they all finish in the top three.

An example of a winning Victoria Derby trifecta would be the results from the 2015 event:

1st – Tarzino
2nd – Etymology
3rd – Kia Ora Koutou

While it is tough to pick the three winning horses in order,watching the best three-year-old stayers in lead-up races like the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase is a top Victoria Derby betting tip to help with your punting.

Victoria Derby Quinella

Another popular Victoria Derby betting method that offers big cash payouts is the quinella. Producing a Victoria Derby quinella is easy to understand and quite simple to pull off if you know your horses. Quinellas are bets that are made by picking the two horses that will finish the race ahead of the rest of the pack. It doesn’t matter which horse finishes first and which second, as long as both selections cross the line in the top two.

Thanks to its popularity, you will be able to make a quinella wager at any top online bookmaker, such as The winning Victoria Derby quinella bet from 2015 was Tarzino from Etymology. However, had their finishing positions been reversed, the wager would have remained valid as their relative positions do not affect the bet as long as they are first and second.

Victoria Derby Exacta

While some Victory Derby betting fans would prefer the higher chance of a correct pick on a quinella, those looking for something more challenging – and consequently much more lucrative – will enjoy a Victoria Derby exacta. This betting type is similar to a quinella, in that it requires the bettor to pick two horses, but in an exacta the punter must also choose the correct finishing positions.

1st – Tarzino
2nd – Etymology

As you can see from the winning 2015 Victoria Derby exacta, first and second place must be selected correctly in order to earn a payout. While a quinella would have allowed either Tarzino or Etymology to finish in first place, an exacta needs the finishing positions to be correct in order to collect the much more sizeable payout.

Victoria Derby First Four

For one of the toughest – and therefore most sought after – wagers in horse racing, you need look no further than a first four. Victoria Derby betting is an increasingly popular attraction, especially at online bookmakers like, and exotics continue to play their part in big events.

A Victoria Derby First Four is a lucrative bet that requires the punter to correctly name and order the first four horses past the post. It is basically an extended trifecta, and includes numerous variations that allow bettors to change their betting style. Whether you are interested in a box first four that allows different finishing combinations, or a standard Victoria Derby first four with the best payout odds, you will be able to take advantage of them at an online bookmaker.

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