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 all-Group racing.

All nine Victoria Derby Day races hold Group status making it the only meeting in Australia where every event is a Group race and is dubbed a day for racing purists.

Four Group 1 races headline the Victoria Derby Day program with the meeting’s marquee race being the time-honoured Group 1 $1.5 million Victoria Derby (2500m) for three-year-olds.

Outside of the Group 1 VRC Derby Day races a key event is the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) offering the winner a ballot exemption into the official Melbourne Cup Field.

The official Victoria Derby Day flower is the cornflower.

2018 Victoria Derby Day will take place on Saturday November 3, 2018 at Flemington Racecourse, and the official VRC Derby Day 2018 schedule and race program will be published below once released by Racing Victoria.

2018 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 G.H. Mumm Wakeful Stakes 2000m 3YOF SW+P
3 1:00pm Group 3 $200,000 Skip Sprint 1100m 4YO+UP M SW+P
4 1:40pm Group 3 $300,000 Lexus Stakes 2500m QLTY HCP
5 2:25pm Group 1 $1,000,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes 1200m 3YO SW
6 3:05pm Group 1 $500,000 Empire Rose Stakes 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 Kennedy Mile 1600m QLTY HCP
9 5:20pm Group 2 $300,000 Salinger Stakes 1200m HCP

2018 Victoria Derby Day Races

 

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Race Results

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Race Previews

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Fields & Form

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