The $1.5 million Group 1 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 2016 Victoria Derby field is due for release on Wednesday October 26, three days before the race runs on Saturday October 29, 2016 – the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup runs on the first Tuesday of November.
Before the release of the Victoria Derby field, 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 2016 Victoria Derby Field below
2016 Victoria Derby Final Field
The 2016 Victoria Derby field was released by Racing Victoria on Wednesday October 26. A full 16 starters plus four emergencies make up the 2016 VRC Derby final field, led by Sacred Elixir drawn in barrier one.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||16x161x181||SACRED ELIXIR (NZ)||Tony Pike||Zac Purton||1||55.5kg||99|
|2||3211×46335||PRIZED ICON||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||5||55.5kg||95|
|3||1×162||SWEAR||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||10||55.5kg||90|
|4||6×512222||ROCKETEER||Mick Price||Mark Zahra||19||55.5kg||74|
|5||x7431x2232||MORVADA||Peter Jolly||Steven Arnold||12||55.5kg||78|
|6||21×1143||INFERENCE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||20||55.5kg||72|
|7||7415×9601||CAPTAIN DUFFY||Phillip Stokes||TBA||2||55.5kg||72|
|8||1127||SILVERA||Tony McEvoy||Kerrin McEvoy||13||55.5kg||73|
|9||73×37515||WINE BUSH||Chris Waller||Joao Moreira||17||55.5kg||72|
|10||26×1653||SO SI BON||Robbie Laing||Hugh Bowman||11||55.5kg||75|
|11||2x21x6258||KENT||John O’Shea||James McDonald||4||55.5kg||68|
|12||1139||HIGHLAD||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Craig Williams||15||55.5kg||73|
|13||26×6194||BEACH LIFE||Ciaron Maher||Nicholas Hall||8||55.5kg||65|
|14||51546564||TUMULTUOUS||Chris Waller||Ben Melham||18||55.5kg||65|
|15||8×535332||HOLLYWOOD MO||Paul Perry||Stephen Baster||6||55.5kg||67|
|16||7103×985||ALL OUT OF LOVE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Blake Shinn||9||55.5kg||63|
|17e||1×5441||PETER JOHN (NZ)||John Sargent||Michael Walker||3||55.5kg||65|
|18e||32321||ANAHEIM||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||TBA||14||55.5kg||61|
|19e||09541||SHINE TAK STAR||John Sargent||TBA||16||55.5kg||61|