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 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.

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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