Victoria Derby Day

Victoria Derby Day is the first of four meetings run at Flemington Racecourse during the annual Melbourne Cup Carnival.

VRC Derby Day runs on the Saturday before Melbourne Cup Day, held on the first Tuesday of November, and features all-Group racing.

All nine Victoria Derby Day races hold Group status making it the only meeting in Australia where every event is a Group race and is dubbed a day for racing purists.

Four Group 1 races headline the Victoria Derby Day program with the meeting’s marquee race being the time-honoured Group 1 $2 million Victoria Derby (2500m) for three-year-olds.

Outside of the Group 1 VRC Derby Day races a key event is the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) offering the winner a ballot exemption into the official Melbourne Cup Field.

The official Victoria Derby Day flower is the cornflower.

2020 Victoria Derby Day will take place on Saturday October 31, 2020 at Flemington Racecourse, and the official VRC Derby Day 2020 schedule and race program will be published below once released by Racing Victoria.

2020 Victoria Derby Day Schedule

Race 1 – Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200 METRES)
Of $1,500,000. 1st $900,000, 2nd $270,000, 3rd $135,000, 4th $67,500, 5th $37,500, 6th $30,000, 7th $30,000, 8th $30,000
Prize money contribution totalling 3% will be directed to jockey and equine welfare prior to distribution Group 1
No class restriction, Set Weights, Three-Years-Old, No sex restriction
Northern Hemisphere Bred Horses allowed 2kg
This race carries a SUPER VOBIS Nominators Bonus of $10,000 for qualified horses.
Apprentices cannot claim.Track Name: Main Track Type: Turf
Race 2 – Network 10 Carbine Club Stakes (1600 METRES)
Of $250,000. 1st $150,000, 2nd $45,000, 3rd $22,500, 4th $11,250, 5th $6,250, 6th $5,000, 7th $5,000, 8th $5,000
Prize money contribution totalling 3% will be directed to jockey and equine welfare prior to distribution Group 3
No class restriction, Set Weights plus Penalties, Three-Years-Old, No sex restriction
This race carries a SUPER VOBIS Nominators Bonus of $10,000 for qualified horses.
Apprentices cannot claim.Track Name: Main Track Type: Turf
Race 3 – AAMI Victoria Derby (2500 METRES)
Of $2,000,000. 1st $1,200,000, 2nd $360,000, 3rd $180,000, 4th $90,000, 5th $50,000, 6th $40,000, 7th $40,000, 8th $40,000
Prize money contribution totalling 3% will be directed to jockey and equine welfare prior to distribution Group 1
No class restriction, Set Weights, Three-Years-Old, No sex restriction
A horse which has not received advertised prizemoney of $500 or more for having been placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th,or 5th in a flat race shall not be declared as a final acceptor.
This race carries a SUPER VOBIS Nominators Bonus of $10,000 for qualified horses.
Apprentices cannot claim.Track Name: Main Track Type: Turf
Race 4 – Mumm Wakeful Stakes (2000 METRES)
Of $300,000. 1st $180,000, 2nd $54,000, 3rd $27,000, 4th $13,500, 5th $7,500, 6th $6,000, 7th $6,000, 8th $6,000
Prize money contribution totalling 3% will be directed to jockey and equine welfare prior to distribution Group 2
No class restriction, Set Weights plus Penalties, Three-Years-Old, Fillies
This race carries a SUPER VOBIS Nominators Bonus of $10,000 for qualified horses.
Apprentices cannot claim.Track Name: Main Track Type: Turf
Race 5 – Linlithgow Stakes (1200 METRES)
Of $300,000. 1st $180,000, 2nd $54,000, 3rd $27,000, 4th $13,500, 5th $7,500, 6th $6,000, 7th $6,000, 8th $6,000
Prize money contribution totalling 3% will be directed to jockey and equine welfare prior to distribution Group 2
No class restriction, Handicap, No age restriction, No sex restriction
Maidens at time of entry are ineligible.
Apprentices cannot claim.Track Name: Main Track Type: Turf
Race 6 – Kennedy Cantala (1600 METRES)
Of $1,500,000. 1st $900,000, 2nd $270,000, 3rd $135,000, 4th $67,500, 5th $37,500, 6th $30,000, 7th $30,000, 8th $30,000
Prize money contribution totalling 3% will be directed to jockey and equine welfare prior to distribution Group 1
No class restriction, Quality, No age restriction, No sex restriction
Maidens at time of entry are ineligible. Minimum weight for 3yos: 50kg, 4yo&up 52kg.
Apprentices cannot claim.Track Name: Main Track Type: Turf
Race 7 – Lexus Hotham Handicap (2500 METRES)
Of $200,000. 1st $120,000, 2nd $36,000, 3rd $18,000, 4th $9,000, 5th $5,000, 6th $4,000, 7th $4,000, 8th $4,000
Prize money contribution totalling 3% will be directed to jockey and equine welfare prior to distribution Group 3
No class restriction, Quality, No age restriction, No sex restriction
Maidens at time of entry are ineligible.
Apprentices cannot claim.Track Name: Main Track Type: Turf
Race 8 – Furphy Sprint (1100 METRES)
Of $200,000. 1st $120,000, 2nd $36,000, 3rd $18,000, 4th $9,000, 5th $5,000, 6th $4,000, 7th $4,000, 8th $4,000
Prize money contribution totalling 3% will be directed to jockey and equine welfare prior to distribution Group 3
No class restriction, Set Weights plus Penalties, Four-Years-Old and Upwards, Mares
Maidens at time of entry are ineligible.
Apprentices cannot claim.Track Name: Main Track Type: Turf
 
Race 9 – TAB Empire Rose Stakes (1600 METRES)
Of $1,000,000. 1st $600,000, 2nd $180,000, 3rd $90,000, 4th $45,000, 5th $25,000, 6th $20,000, 7th $20,000, 8th $20,000
Prize money contribution totalling 3% will be directed to jockey and equine welfare prior to distribution Group 1
No class restriction, Standard Weight for Age, Three-Years-Old and Upwards, Fillies and Mares
Maidens at time of entry are ineligible.
Apprentices cannot claim.Track Name: Main Track Type: Turf
  *Schedule of Races: Racing Australia.

Group 1  AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m)2020 Victoria Derby Day Races

*All times quoted are local (AEDT) and subject to change

 

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