Victoria Derby Quinella

Going with a Victoria Derby quinella can sometimes be the best betting option for punters in the Group 1 race for three-year-olds, especially when there are two very strong favourites in the Flemington showdown – run on the Saturday before Melbourne Cup Day. It allows you to forget about choosing a winner and focus just on the first two finishers in the 2500m classic.

Just in case you are new to betting, here’s an explanation of a quinella. A quinella is a bet on the first two horses to finish in a race. The order they finish in does not matter, you just need to pick the right runners.

For example, the winning 2015 Victoria Derby quinella was:

  • 1st – Tarzino ($2.90)
  • 2nd – Etymology ($13)

This Victoria Derby quinella would have won even if the order had been Etymology scoring the upset Victoria Derby result over Tarzino. Don’t be deceived by the apparent ease of the quinella, though, as it still pays out big like an exotic bet should especially online at a trusted bookmaker like!

How to Pick the Victoria Derby Quinella

The good news if you are trying to pick the Victoria Derby quinella is that it is much easier than other exotic bets. Picking the two front-runners in any order is far simpler than picking the first three or four in exact order.

With that said, you should still do some research. The best runners in the AAMI Vase the week before are always well worth considering, though you should generally ignore fillies as they just do no win the Victoria Derby in the modern age.

Where to Place a Victoria Derby Quinella

A Victoria Derby quinella is best placed at an online betting site like These sites offer great odds and an easy betting interface that makes placing exotic bets intuitive.

Placing a Victoria Derby Box Quinella

There is little reason to placing a Victoria Derby box quinella, as a quinella already has some flexibility in finishing positions. The only time you should really consider it is when you cannot narrow your selections down to two runners.

Again, if you are placing a box Victoria Derby quinella, you should definitely do it through an online betting site. It really is an easier and more convenient process overall, so be sure to sign up for an account at to give it a try.