Victoria Derby Field

2017 Victoria Derby Results

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

The Group 1 $1.5 illion Victoria Derby (2500m) is the feature race on Victoria Derby Day, which kicks off the Melbourne Cup Carnival, and the Victoria Derby field features a line-up of the season’s best three-year-old stayers.

The 2017 Victoria Derby field is due for release on Tuesday October 31, four days before the race runs on Saturday November 4, 2017 – the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup takes place on the first Tuesday of November.

Before the release of the Victoria Derby field each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the Victoria Derby nominations are taken in September. This is followed by Victoria Derby first acceptances in October and then the final field of Victoria Derby acceptances.

As an indication of horses likely to contest the Victoria Derby field it is a good idea to watch the earlier three-year-old races like the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) held three weeks earlier.

Bet on the 2017 Victoria Derby Final Field

2017 Victoria Derby Final Field

The 2017 Victoria Derby field will be released by Racing Victoria on Tuesday October 31 and published in full below.

The Victoria Derby 2017 Final Field is now out with Spring Champion Stakes winner Ace High in barrier three chasing a third win on the trot. Geelong Classic winner Weather With You also drew well in gate two looking to continue the good recent record of New Zealand stayers in the race, while Main Stage has work to do from a wide barrier (14) having been elevated to the top of betting after a number of notable non-acceptances.

Read more on the official 2017 VRC Derby Final Field.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 5564×15511 ACE HIGH David Payne Tye Angland 3 55.5kg 100
2 51100×9422 TANGLED Chris Waller Blake Shinn 11 55.5kg 90
3 120×31553 ASTORIA James Cummings Damian Lane 1 55.5kg 77
4 1617×42565 ESHTIRAAK David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 5 55.5kg 70
5 3×21213 MAIN STAGE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Walker 14 55.5kg 75
6 23×1143 SULLY (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Hugh Bowman 15 55.5kg 77
7 422×2471 WEATHER WITH YOU Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Mark Zahra 2 55.5kg 72
8 226×14554 ABERRO Matt Laurie Ben Melham 13 55.5kg 63
9 505×75164 PISSARO Robbie Laing Noel Callow 10 55.5kg 62
10 8325716 JUSTICE FAITH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 16 55.5kg 61
11 312 OCEAN’S FOURTEEN (NZ) Aaron Purcell Luke Nolen 7 55.5kg 67
12 0x121 GREYCLIFFE (NZ) Matt Cumani Jordan Childs 9 55.5kg 67
13 2230 JOHNNY VINKO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Stephen Baster 4 55.5kg 63
14 004×547327 NOTHING TOO HARD Paul Perry Beau Mertens (a) 12 55.5kg 57
15 3210 ROCKARRAL Tony McEvoy John Allen 8 55.5kg 62
16 326 WOLFE TONE (NZ) Francis Finnegan Jye McNeil 17 55.5kg 60
17e 5×7822 BEACHWOOD (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young TBA 6 55.5kg 56