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 a nine-race card.
All nine Victoria Derby Day races hold Group status making it the only meeting in Australia where every event is a Group race.
Three Group 1 races headline the Victoria Derby Day program with the meeting’s marquee race being the time-honoured $1.5 million Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) for three-year-olds.
The official Victoria Derby Day flower is the cornflower.
2016 Victoria Derby Day will take place on at Flemington Racecourse, and the official VRC Derby Day 2016 schedule and race program will be published below once released by Racing Victoria.
2016 Victoria Derby Day Schedule
|Race No.||Time (AEDT)||Status||Prizemoney||Race Name||Distance||Conditions|
|1||11:45am||Group 3||$200,000||The Carbine Club Stakes||1600m||3YO SW+P|
|2||12:20pm||Group 2||$300,000||Mumm Wakeful Stakes||2000m||3YOF SW+P|
|3||1:00pm||Group 3||$2000,000||Sensis Stakes||1100m||4YO+UP M SW+P|
|4||1:40pm||Group 3||$300,000||Lexus Stakes||2500m||QLTY HCP|
|5||2:25pm||Group 1||$500,000||Coolmore Stud Stakes||1200m||3YO SW|
|6||3:05pm||Group 1||$500,000||Myer Classic||1600m||F&M WFA|
|7||3:50pm||Group 1||$1,500,000||AAMI Victoria Derby||2500m||3YO SW|
|8||4:35pm||Group 1||$1,000,000||Cantala Stakes||1600m||QLTY HCP|
|9||5:20pm||Group 2||$300,000||Salinger Stakes||1200m||HCP|
2016 Victoria Derby Day Races
- $1.5 million Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m)
- $1 million Group 1 Longines Mile (1600m)
- $500,000 Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m)
- $500,000 Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m)
- $300,000 Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m)
- $300,000 Group 2 Salinger Stakes (1200m)
- $300,000 Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m)
- $200,000 Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m)
- $200,000 Group 3 Begonia Belle Stakes (1100m)