Victoria Derby
John Allen rides Extra Brut to victory

Victoria Derby Betting Tips

We will have all the updated VRC Derby betting tips, odds and bonus bets when they become available.

VRC Derby bonus bets will be offered in the days leading up to the race.

Victoria Derby Odds

All-in odds for the VRC Derby are offered in the months leading up to the Group 1 feature. 

For final-field odds, those will be released three days before the VRC Derby takes place.

Victoria Derby Bookmaker Offers

Bookmakers will have VRC Derby bookie offers available closer to the race. These can include better odds or bonus bet offers for running second and third in the race.

Look out for updated VRC Derby bookie offers.

Victoria Derby History

One of the oldest races in Australia, the VRC Derby was first run in 1855 when won by Rose Of May. Since that time, some of Australia’s biggest names have won the VRC Derby. 

Phar Lap was a winner in 1929, Dulcify in 1978 and Red Anchor in 1984. Those are just some of the names glittered on the Derby trophy and although the recent winners aren’t as popular as the sprinters of Melbourne Cup winners, they are champion age-group runners in their own right. 

Worth $2 million, the VRC Derby is the feature race on the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, which runs for four days in a one-week span.  

The first three editions were won by fillies but the last filly to win came in 1923 when Frances Tressady was victorious.  

Three maiden runners have scored wins, with Preferment the most recent in 2014. It would later go on to win at Group 1 level again.

Victoria Derby Field

The field for the VRC Derby will be confirmed in the days leading up to the race. 

We will update the field when it’s released by RISA during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. 

Victoria Derby Form Guide

The VRC Derby is a race which trainers target from the very first race their runner has. It’s one of the time-honoured features on the Australian racing card and it regularity produces the best staying three-year-old thoroughbreds. 

It can be hard for punters to weigh up the form for the Derby, as no runner has run over 2500m in the lead-up races, but finding the champion staying types is achievable. They don’t always have a massive turn-of-foot, but they all possess stamina. 

Although the three-year-old winners haven’t always matured into much, they are champion age-group runners and they often have good stud credentials.  

Punters should follow the lead-up races and look for the runners making ground in behind over 2000m. 

Victoria Derby Previous Winners

Year
Winner
2018Extra Brut
2017Ace High
2016Prized Icon
2015Tarzino
2014Preferment
2013Polanski
2012Fiveandahalfstar
2011Sangster
2010Lion Tamer
2009Monaco Consul
2008Rebel Raider
2007Kibbutz
2006Efficient
2005Benicio
2004Plastered
2003Elvstroem
2002Helenus
2001Amalfi
2000Hit The Roof

Victoria Derby Live Streaming

Punters can watch the VRC Derby at Beteasy, which has two channels to live stream every race in Australia and the feature races in New Zealand.

The race replay of the 2018 VRC Derby shows Extra Brut wearing down the front-runners for then trainer Darren Weir.

Victoria Derby Race Schedule

Derby Day is one of the greatest betting cards in world racing. All but one race is run at stakes level and it’s a great day of action. 
 
Races such as the Empire Rose Stakes, Coolmore Stud Stakes, and the Kennedy Mile headline an amazing day of racing.  

  • Race 1: Carbine Club Stakes  
  • Race 2: Wakeful Stakes  
  • Race 3: TAB Stakes  
  • Race 4: Lexus Stakes  
  • Race 5: Coolmore Stud Stakes  
  • Race 6: Empire Rose Stakes  
  • Race 7: Victoria Derby  
  • Race 8: Kennedy Mile  
  • Race 9: Sprint Handicap