Victoria Derby

The Victoria Derby is the first feature race of the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington Racecourse and is run on Derby Day.

2020 Victoria Derby Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The Victoria Derby is one of the best classic races held at Flemington Racecourse as part of the prestigious and highly anticipated Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

This 2500m staying race, run on a left-handed turf course, takes place on the first day of the first of the four Melbourne Cup Carnival meetings each year on the Saturday before the famous Melbourne Cup. A Group 1 event for three-year-olds at set weights, the race is worth over $2 million and takes place in late October or early November.

The 2020 Victoria Derby runs on Saturday October 31, 2020 at Flemington.  

Victoria Derby Day

The Victoria Derby is the highlight event on the famous Victoria Derby Day. VRC Derby Day is one of the most exciting and elite meetings of the entire carnival as every race on the card holds group status, including three other fantastic Group 1 races: the Kennedy Cantala (1600m), Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) for three-year-olds and the Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) for the fillies and mares.

Victoria Derby 2020
Date: Saturday October 31, 2020
Racecourse: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 2500m
Conditions: Three-year-olds at Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $2 million

Punters can study the form of the horses in the traditional prep race to the Derby, the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m) at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day the weekend before. This lead-up event has been an excellent indication for the Victoria Derby in recent years, with many Derby winners coming via this middle distance race.

The Victoria Derby attracts a huge number of bets each year, and Derby day boasts the largest crowd attendance of any of the carnival’s race days. With so many spectators and punters, the betting markets on the Derby are always competitive and lucrative. The Victoria Derby also features in a number of popular betting doubles, including the Victoria Derby / Cox Plate double; Red Anchor (1984) was the last horse to take out this double.

2020 Victoria Derby Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

The Victoria Derby 2020 Results will be announced here naming which horse is the Victoria Derby 2020 winner and the full 2020 VRC Derby finishing order when the event takes place on Saturday October 31, 2020.

2020 Victoria Derby Tips

Check out all the information on which horses to back and sack in this year’s classic on our Victoria Derby tips page, a guide to using the Derby form and history to uncover the season’s Victoria Derby winner.

  • To Win: TBD
  • Danger: TBD
  • Each Way: TBD
  • Best Roughie: TBD 

2020 Victoria Derby Odds

If you want to pick the value in this season’s Victoria Derby odds that will pay off the best, then check out our Victoria Derby odds page.

All-in Victoria Derby betting odds are out months in advance of the race at all-in prices.

See below for the latest Victoria Derby 2020 odds along with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST ALL-IN 2020 VICTORIA DERBY ODDS (Post Nominations)

RUNNER WIN* PLACE*
Alcyone
Cherry Tortoni
Young Werther
Cambourne
Flying Award
Glenfiddich
Choir
Love Tap
Cadenabbia
Achiever

*Note: All-In VRC Derby 2020 odds are Top 10 only, correct as of 23/09/2020 and subject to change. 

2020 Victoria Derby Field

The Victoria Derby field attracts a line-up of the best three-year-old stayers of the season. The VRC Derby field rarely features fillies taking on the colts and geldings, the girls saved for the Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m) the following Thursday.
Good lead-up races into the Victoria Derby field include the previous weekend’s Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m) on Cox Plate Day and the Listed Geelong Classic (2200m) held in late October.

The 2020 Victoria Derby field is released on the Tuesday of race week and will be published in full below once announced by Racing Victoria.

2020 Victoria Derby Nominations

The official VRC Derby Nominations for 2020 will be announced here once early entries are taken by the VRC in September.

The 2020 Victoria Derby nominations closed on Tuesday September 22, 2020 attracting 89 youngsters including seven for Danny O’Brien led by Flying Award and Godolphin’s all-in favourite Alcyone.

Click here to read more on the key 2020 VRC Derby nominations.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 24431×82 ACHIEVER C 3 Chris Waller
2 2 AIDENABET G 3 Stephen Hill
3 444×5 AIN’TNODEELDUNSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
4 12x3x ALBARADO (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
5 382x1x ALBUKHTURI (NZ) C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
6 2021x ALCYONE C 3 James Cummings
7 0 ARTILLERY FORCE G 3 Kane Harris
8 31×1 AYSAR C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
9 35×52 AZALY C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
10 71x BAK DA MAN (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
11 3x66x11x BLAZE A TRAIL C 3 Matthew Vella
12 5×005 BORN TO SUCCEED C 3 Saab Hasan
13 117 BUCHAREST C 3 Chris Waller
14 21 CADENABBIA C 3 Chris Waller
15 05×37 CAESARS PALACE R 3 Anthony Cummings
16 11 CAMBOURNE C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
17 21x CAPTAIN CORELLI (NZ) C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
18 3×16525 CELESTIAL SOLSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Chris Waller
19 CEMENTED (NZ) G 3 Paul Rocke
20 8 CETSHWAYO G 3 Danny O’Brien
21 111×3 CHERRY TORTONI G 3 Patrick Payne
22 3441x CHOIR C 3 James Cummings
23 2010 CLINCHED C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
24 2 CRACKERJACK PRINCESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Archie Alexander
25 2123×24 CROWN MINT G 3 Gordon Richards
26 452 DALGARNO (NZ) C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
27 23 DEEPSTRIKE (NZ) C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
28 DEFIANT CAESOUR G 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
29 95×2 DUBAI CENTRE G 3 Danny O’Brien
30 5×0 DUBAWI PRINCE C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
31 541 EL SANTOSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Dan O’Sullivan
32 1 EMBOLISM C 3 Danny O’Brien
33 8×73 FAVREAU (NZ) G 3 John Sargent
34 311 FLASH FLOODSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
35 221x2x FLYING AWARD C 3 Danny O’Brien
36 4x312x FORMENTERA C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
37 6×157 FRANKIE TWO ANGELSSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Denis Pagan
38 2502162x3x GLENFIDDICH C 3 Peter G Moody
39 64946×69 GORSHIN C 3 Anthony Cummings
40 85x GRAND POPE G 3 Nick Ryan
41 517×4 GRANDSLAMSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
42 18 HIT THE SHOT C 3 Matt Cumani
43 75x HORRIFYING (NZ) C 3 Mark Kavanagh
44 2×52 IMAGINE HOWESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Robbie Griffiths
45 42×25 IRONEDGE G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
46 33x JOHNNY BUCCANEERSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
47 0329 JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ) G 3 Denis Pagan
48 74 KENZAN G 3 Danny O’Brien
49 24 LAUGHING GRIZZLEY G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
50 6 LET HIM RIP (NZ) G 3 Levi Kavanagh
51 21x LET’S KARAKA DEEL (NZ) C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
52 111 LOVE TAP G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
53 5x52116x64 LUNAR FOXSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Paul Preusker
54 MADE BY KHAN (NZ) G 3 Matt Laurie
55 0x17 MIRAVALLESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Mark Newnham
56 8x325x2 NAMAZU C 3 James Cummings
57 OATH OF OMERTA C 3 Michael Hickmott
58 821 OCEANOGRAPHY (NZ) C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
59 0x422 PERNELL C 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds
60 23 POLAND C 3 Michael Moroney
61 8 PRIVATE WEAPON C 3 Anthony Cummings
62 76×5 REAL PEACE C 3 Clarry Conners
63 3 REDWOOD SHADOW (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
64 53 RELIABLE DUDE (NZ) G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
65 522x REUBERSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Cindy Alderson
66 24×545 ROUSSEAU C 3 Chris Waller
67 6×2 SABOR C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
68 32×1 SAMMY C 3 Kris Lees
69 1×24 SAUVESTRE C 3 Chris Waller
70 5371 SHADOW PREYSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Simon Morrish
71 21×418 SO YOU CAN G 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
72 92×771 STREET DANCER C 3 Anthony Cummings
73 6x1x TALAMO (NZ) G 3 Michael Hickmott
74 6×1 TANAAWOL (NZ) C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
75 5122 THE BRUMBY G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
76 6x57x1347 THE PRESSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
77 81x TOKEN SPIRITSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Robbie Griffiths
78 2×76 TOUR OF DUTY C 3 Michael Moroney
79 36 TRAIL BLAZER G 3 Michael Moroney
80 58×1 TRODAIRESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Lloyd Kennewell
81 5 ULTIMATE EDITIONSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 John & Chris Ledger
82 792 VOLATILE STOCK (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
83 6×17 WERTHEIMER (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
84 4x WISAKA G 3 Michael Moroney
85 651 WISE COUNSELSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
86 36×25 YANGTZE RAPIDSSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Chris Waller
87 YESUGEI (NZ) C 3 Danny O’Brien
88 1 YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) G 3 Danny O’Brien
89 86x ZALMATIANSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Daniel Williams
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Victoria Derby First Acceptances

First acceptances for the 2020 VRC Derby close at midday (local time) on Tuesday October 20, 2020.

Victoria Derby Form Guide

If you don’t know the first thing about using a form guide, then don’t worry – our Victory Derby form guide page is here to help. We tell you about what the many common details included in a form guide mean, and how you can use a Victoria Derby form guide to place more informed Victoria Derby bets.

Previous Victoria Derby Results

As the Victoria Derby is restricted to three year olds, previous Victoria Derby results aren’t tremendously useful for your betting. However, just in case you need to settle an argument about a previous running of the race, we have a Victoria Derby winners page and Victoria Derby results page to help you out.

Victoria Derby Betting

Victoria Derby betting is the perfect way to warm up for the Melbourne Cup, which is held just a few days later. For improved results, read our section on Victoria Derby betting including information on placing many exotic bet types like a Victoria Derby trifecta, Victoria Derby quinella, Victoria Derby exacta, or Victoria Derby First Four bet.

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