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Looking for early information on this year’s Victoria Derby? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

The time-honoured Victoria Derby is the blue chip race for three year old stayers during the spring and is held on Day 1 of Flemington’s iconic Melbourne Cup Carnival. 

The VRC Derby runs as part of Derby Day, which is known as a day for racing purists with all events on the card holding Group status. Derby Day is also when the punters show up in black and white attire and takes place on the Saturday prior to Melbourne Cup Day, which is held on the first Tuesday of November each year.

The same day in Sydney, Rosehill Gardens hosts its own huge race meeting headlined by the $7.5 million The Golden Eagle and also featuring the $500,000 Rosehill Gold Cup (2000m) along with the $1 million Winners Stakes (1300m).

Contested over 2500m, the Victoria Derby is a set weights event run and won since 1855. A stallion-making race, it now offers $2 million in prize money and no filly has won since Frances Tressady (1923) with most opting to take on their own kind two days later in the Kennedy Oaks.

The Moonee Valley Vase is a key lead-up into the Victoria Derby with Efficient (2006) the last to do the double. 

Victoria Derby 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 30, 2021
  • Race Starts: 3:45pm (AEDT)
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,500 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights (Colts & Gelding: 55.5 kg, Fillies: 53.5 kg)
  • Qualification: Three year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Victoria Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $2,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1855
  • 2021 Victoria Derby Winner: TBD

victoria derby 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Victoria Derby results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 30, 2021. 

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Victoria Derby Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Victoria Derby, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Victoria Derby
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Victoria Derby. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Victoria Derby, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Victoria Derby, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Victoria Derby to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Victoria Derby to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Victoria Derby to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Victoria Derby, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Victoria Derby in 2021

  1. Join up at
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Victoria Derby Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Victoria Derby 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Victoria Derby will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Victoria Derby Field 2021

The official Victoria Derby 2021 field of final acceptors is announced the Tuesday of race week and will be published in full below.

Which Horse Will Win The Victoria Derby in 2021?

The best way to pick which horse will win the Victoria Derby in 2021 is to take into account the form, assess the barriers and consider their previous record over 2000m plus in distance among other factors.

Additional factors to consider when picking the Victoria Derby winner include: 

  • Favourites – Between the years of 2006-2020, the favourite has only one the Victoria Derby twice. 
  • Odds – A host of recent Victoria Derby winners over the past decade have jumped at double-digit odds including Johnny Get Angry ($21 in 2020) 
  • Barrier – With a sharp turn before a back straight, establishing a good position early on can prove critical.

Victoria Derby 2021 Favourites

Early favourites in Victoria Derby betting for 2021 include the progressive Gunstock who is bred to stay the distance and recent Group 2 Stutt Stakes winner over the mile at The Valley Forgot You

Ace High ($7 in 2017) was the last Victoria Derby favourite to win.

Victoria Derby 2021 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Victoria Derby Form Guide following final acceptances.

Victoria Derby 2021 Tips

Favourite: TBD

Best Bet: TBD

Best Roughie: TBD

Our insider 2021 Victoria Derby betting tips and selections will be published here the week of the race and a full VRC Derby tipping post available on the Neds Blog.

Victoria Derby Race Day 2021

2021 Victoria Derby Day takes place on Saturday, the 30th of October, 2021. VRC Derby Day kicks off the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival and it is tradition for racegoers to wear black and white. 

Every race on the Victoria Derby Day card holds group status and the other key events include the:

Victoria Derby Race Time 2021

The Victoria Derby race time is scheduled for 3:45 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time. Victoria Derby start times for various states appear in the table below.

State Start Time
Western Australia 12:45 PM
Queensland 2:45 PM
Australian Capital Territory 3:45 PM
Tasmania 3:45 PM
Victoria 3:45 PM
New South Wales 3:45 PM
Northern Territory 2:15 pm
South Australia 3:15 pm

Victoria Derby 2021 Barrier Draw

The 2021 Victoria Derby barrier draw will be released to the public on the Tuesday of race week and will be published in our above Victoria Derby Field section. 

Victoria Derby 2021 Nominations

The early Victoria Derby nominations for 2021 are announced on a Tuesday in late September or early October. A full list of nominations will be found on our Victoria Derby Nominations page.

The 2021 Victoria Derby nominations close at midday on Tuesday October 5th, 2021. 

The VRC Derby 2021 nominations drew 63 youngsters including five for trainer Chris Waller led by Head Of State and five fillies out to be the first to beat the boys since the early 1920’s!

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 5x025x154 ALEGRON G 3 James Cummings
2 82 ALL SO CLEAR G 3 Ben & JD Hayes
3 1x23121x12 ANAMOE C 3 James Cummings
4 26 ANTONIO GIOVANNI C 3 Chris Waller
5 13 BENAUD C 3 John O’Shea
6 4×522 BLACKCOMB F 3 Danny O’Brien
7 67×1712 BRIGANTINE C 3 James Cummings
8 256×68 BRING THE STARS G 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
9 10×760 CELESTIAL FURY (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
10 33 CERBERUS C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
11 54×7532414 CHARACTER C 3 James Cummings
12 3x5x32182 CHEERFUL MOMENT (NZ) C 3 Lindsey Smith
13 82×414 CLYDE G 3 Gary Portelli
14 21 COMMANDER HARRY (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
15 6×94 CULLODEN MOOR G 3 Pat Carey
16 686×223 DAARIO G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
17 108×760 DARK REBEL C 3 Edward Cummings
18 331 EL PATRONESS F 3 Danny O’Brien
19 2x738x65 EL ROCKO C 3 John McArdle
20 044 EMPIRE ROYAL G 3 Edward Cummings
21 015×17 FAR TOO STRONG G 3 Lindsey Smith
22 49 FAZZABEEL (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller
23 388×311 FORGOT YOU (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
24 310 FRENCH EMPEROR G 3 David Payne
25 233 GLINT OF HOPE (JPN) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
26 0x14 GRINZINGER KING C 3 Danny O’Brien
27 8×4343 GRINZINGER KNIGHT C 3 Danny O’Brien
28 46×21 GUNDEC C 3 Symon Wilde
29 4×13 GUNSTOCK (NZ) C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
30 5x10x6521 HEAD OF STATE C 3 Chris Waller
31 706×1 HITOTSU C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
32 19 INVERELL (NZ) G 3 Clayton Douglas
33 1×8 JUNGLE MAGNATE (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
34 31 KAPALUA SUNSET (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien
35 361 KING OF PHARAOHS C 3 Lindsey Smith
36 5×258 MAGIC MIKEY (NZ) G 3 Simon Foster
37 4×562 MAN OF HEART C 3 Danny O’Brien
38 311 MAX FIRE G 3 Travis Doudle
39 45233×3315 MICRO C 3 James Cummings
40 310 MORIDAN C 3 Anthony Cummings
41 6 OCEAN SHORES G 3 Chris Waller
42 22 OENOLOGY G 3 Matthew Williams
43 160×5835 PATTON C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
44 4×85 PHERE THE EX G 3 Ben & JD Hayes
45 33×51 RAGING BULL G 3 David Payne
46 21 RESET THE JAZZ G 3 Ben & JD Hayes
47 2×267 RIVERPLATE (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
48 40×85 ROTOKURA C 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
49 8×15317 SAINT TROPEZ C 3 Lloyd Kennewell
50 45×212 SAMARKAND (NZ) G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
51 7×819 SATIRICAL GLORY G 3 John Sargent
52 83183 SEBASTIAN THE FOX G 3 Shay Keating
53 94 SHABALALA G 3 Danny O’Brien
54 9×4612 SHARPER C 3 Michael Templeton
55 5×1 SPIRIT OF GAYLARD (NZ) C 3 Mitchell Freedman
56 4×4969 STRAY F 3 Anthony Cummings
57 53185×4380 SUBTERRANEAN C 3 Matthew Dunn
58 0231 TEEWATERS G 3 Archie Alexander
59 12 TIZ MAGIC (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
60 90366 TURN IT UP TOMMY (NZ) G 3 Denis Pagan
61 2231×85 TUTUKAKA (NZ) G 3 Tony Pike
62 1 VILLADEN (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller
63 1 ZOUMON G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Victoria Derby 2021 first acceptances 

The Victoria Derby 2021 first acceptances close at midday on Tuesday October 19th, 2021. 

Victoria Derby Weights 2021

Set weights apply to this race. Colts and geldings race at 55.5 kg and fillies at 53.5 kg. Weights will be published at 4:00 PM, Monday, the 25th of October, 2021 and will be published in our above Victoria Derby Field section. 

Victoria Derby Acceptances 2021

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Tuesday the 26th of October, 2021 and will be published in our above Victoria Derby Field section. 

Victoria Derby riders 2021

Riders must be declared by 1 PM on Wednesday, the 27th of October, 2021 and the full list of confirmed 2021 Victoria Derby jockeys will be published in our above Victoria Derby Field section. 

Victoria Derby Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 30th of October, 2021. 

Victoria Derby Prize Money 2021

The Victoria Derby prize purse is worth $2,000,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $1,200,000
2nd $360,000
3rd $180,000
4th $90,000
5th $50,000
6th $40,000
7th $40,000
8th $40,000

Victoria Derby Jockeys

Some of the most memorable Victoria Derby jockeys of all time include amongst their ranks great riders such as:

  • Damian Oliver, who has won the race five times (1992, 2001, 2003, 2012 and 2014).
  • Hugh Bowman, with three wins (2010, 2011 and 2013).

Victoria Derby Race Number 2021

The 2021 Victoria Derby race number is TBC for Saturday the 30th of October, 2021 as part of Victoria Derby Day, the opening event of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.

Victoria Derby Live 2021

You can watch or listen to the 2021 Victoria Derby live, across the following mediums.

Telecast: Seven Network 

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: 7Live

Victoria Derby Tickets

Tickets for the 2021 Victoria Derby Day are available through Ticketek.

Grey Horses In The Victoria Derby

Grey horses have rarely seen placings in the Victoria Derby. The few who have tasted success include Efficient (first place in 2006) and Suwarrow (first place in 1879).

Victoria Derby Winners

Winners of the Victoria Derby going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below. If you would like to view the full list of Victoria Derby winners, going all the way back to 1855, please visit our Victoria Derby Winners page.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Time
2020 Johnny Get Angry Denis Pagan Lachlan King (a) 2:41.91
2019 Warning Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 2:40.83
2018 Extra Brut Darren Weir  John Allen  2:34.31
2017 Ace High David Payne Tye Angland 2:37.55
2016 Prized Icon James Cummings Glyn Schofield 2:36.16
2015 Tarzino Mick Price Craig Newitt 2:38.39
2014 Preferment Chris Waller Damien Oliver 2:37.81
2013 Polanski Robbie Laing Hugh Bowman 2:38.66
2012 Fiveandahalfstar Anthony Cummings Damien Oliver 2:35.92
2011 Sangster Trent Busuttin Hugh Bowman 2:40.33
2010 Lion Tamer Murray Baker Hugh Bowman 2:46.43
2009 Monaco Consul Michael Moroney Corey Brown 2:41.68
2008 Rebel Raider Leon Macdonald Clare Lindop 2:36.90
2007 Kibbutz David Hayes Craig Williams 2:40.92
2006 Efficient Graeme Rogerson Michael Rodd 2:38.35
2005 Benicio Lee Freedman Noel Callow 2:37.08
2004 Plastered Lindsey Smith Paul Harvey 2:35.49
2003 Elvstroem Tony Vasil Damien Oliver 2:38.99
2002 Helenus Leon Corstens Steven King 2:40.54
2001 Amalfi Peter Moody Damien Oliver 2:34.63
2000 Hit The Roof David Hall Glen Boss 2:39.02
1999 Blackfriars Peter Hayes Greg Childs 2:36.32