Victoria Derby 2023 Tips & Betting Advice

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The Victoria Derby is the headline event on the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and one of three Group 1s on a stellar afternoon at Flemington.

The race is regarded as the best horse race for three-year-olds at the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Total prize money for the race is $3,000,000. provides with VRC Derby betting tips and previews and a complete guide to the Group 1.

Victoria Derby Information

  • DateSat 02 Nov, 2024
  • Race Time06:00
  • RacecourseFlemington
  • Race Distance2500 metres
  • Conditions3yo - Set Weights
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$2,000,000

Victoria Derby 2023 Odds

Riff Rocket remains a firm favourite in the Victoria Derby markets with a $2.70 the quote for the market elect.

Before a narrow defeat at Caulfield in the Neds Classic, the Chris Waller-trained three-year-old recorded a brilliant 5.5-length win in the Super Impose Stakes and via that 1800m Listed affair, he took care of a similar field to what he'll face in the Victoria Derby.

Second favourite Apulia ($4.20) beaten more than 7.5 lengths behind Riff Rocket in that Flemington clash.

Apulia was also 2.7 lengths away in fourth via the Neds Classic before backing up in the Moonee Valley Vase and winning that Group 2 by two lengths.

The Busuttin & Young stable often have Victoria Derby contenders and their main chance in 2023 is Sunsets, who upset Riff Rocket to win the Neds Classic on October 21.

At $9, Sunsets shares the third line of betting with Verdad, who was well held in second as a drifting favourite in the Moonee Valley Vase.

Full guide to the latest Victoria Derby odds can be found via the link.

Victoria Derby Betting Tips

Our experts provide Victoria Derby betting tips in the lead up to the Flemington three-year-old feature race.

Punters will be able to get their VRC Derby betting tips, form guide and barrier draw analysis in the lead up to the feature race on Derby Day at Flemington.

Victoria Derby Bookmakers & Promotions

The VRC Derby is one of Australia's top races and one of the main events punters focus on when the spring carnival rolls around.

Australian betting sites have special offers for customers - both new and existing - on the Victoria Derby including special odds promos that can be used on Flemington races. 

If you are looking to sign up with a bookmaker ahead of the Flemington Carnival, check out our top five below.
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Victoria Derby 2023 Field & Barrier Draw

Check back closer to the race date for the full VRC Derby field.

Victoria Derby 2023 Form Guide

The Victoria Derby form guide is easy in some respects as it is age exclusive but sometimes that can make the job all the more difficult.

Picking the winner of this race is an arduous task in recent times with long priced winners everywhere you look, but one thing that has proven difficult over the journey is going on to greater success. 

We have your Victoria Derby form guide right here so you can make an informed decision before you wager.

VRC Derby Live Stream

Want to watch a live stream of the Victoria Derby? A number of bookmakers including Dabble and bet365 stream Australian horse racing live online and you can watch on your PC, Tablet or Smartphone. Check out our live streaming section to find where you watch the VRC Derby.

Victoria Derby History

A large part of the fabric of Melbourne racing, the Victoria Derby was first run and in 1855 by Rose Of May and the race has gone from strength-to-strength ever since. 

The immortal Phar Lap was a winner in 1929, Dulcify took out the event 1978 and in more recent times Extra Brut took out the Derby before being sold to Hong Kong.

Worth $2 million, the Victoria Derby is the feature race on the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, which runs for four total race days over the course of a week. 

These days the event doesn't draw the absolute cream of the crop like it previously did but the huge prize money on offer will ensure the fields are competitive for years to come. 

Victoria Derby Previous Winners

2020Johnny Get Angry
2018Extra Brut
2017Ace High
2016Prized Icon
2010Lion Tamer
2009Monaco Consul
2008Rebel Raider
2000Hit The Roof

Victoria Derby 2022 Result

1st - Manzoice
2nd - Sharp N Smart
3rd - Aberfeldie Boy

Victoria Derby News

Those looking for the latest Victoria Derby social news should visit @FlemingtonVRC on Twitter and Flemington Racecourse on Facebook.

Victoria Derby FAQ

When is the 2023 Victoria Derby?

The Victoria Derby 2023 runs on Saturday November 4, 2022.

How long is the Victoria Derby?

The staying contest is run over 2500m.

Where is the Victoria Derby held?

The Victoria Derby is held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia.

What time does the Victoria Derby run?

The Victoria Derby is held around 4:50pm.

Who won the 2022 Victoria Derby?

Manzoice took out the 2022 Victoria Derby.

What’s the prize money for the Victoria Derby?

$3 million is the total prize pool for the Victoria Derby.