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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.

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 2020 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 31, 2020 
  • Race Starts: TBA
  • 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
  • 2020 Victoria Derby Winner: Johnny Get Angry

victoria derby 2020 RESULTS

The official 2020 Victoria Derby results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 31, 2020. 

  1. #3 Johnny Get Angry
  2. #6 Hit The Shot
  3. #5 Young Werther 

The Denis Pagan-trained Johnny Get Angry ($21) was too good for his rivals in an upset 2020 Victoria Derby result. Handing former AFL Premiership winning coach Pagan a Group 1 success inside of his first 12 months as a trainer, Johnny Get Angry improved off a lead-up third in the Moonee Valley Vase to defeat Hit The Shot ($7) by a length, while the lightly-raced favourite Young Werther ($3.40) ran a nice third.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ) Denis Pagan Lachlan King (a) 5 57kg $21
2 6 HIT THE SHOT Matt Cumani Fred W Kersley 1L 9 57kg $7
3 5 YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 1.2L 4 57kg $3.40F
4 1 CHERRY TORTONI Patrick Payne Billy Egan 1.5L 14 57kg $3.60
5 4 LET’S KARAKA DEEL (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 2.25L 3 57kg $13
6 11 TOKEN SPIRITSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Damian Lane 2.55L 11 57kg $101
7 2 ALBARADO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Mark Zahra 5.05L 8 57kg $11
8 7 CETSHWAYO Danny O’Brien Jamie Kah 5.25L 10 57kg $12
9 13 WISAKA Michael Moroney Ben Melham 7L 2 57kg $61
10 10 TOUR OF DUTY Michael Moroney James McDonald 7.5L 13 57kg $31
11 8 REDWOOD SHADOW (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 8.5L 12 57kg $21
12 9 WERTHEIMER (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Hugh Bowman 8.9L 6 57kg $41
13 14 KENZAN Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 10.9L 1 57kg $91
14 12 BORN TO SUCCEED Saab Hasan Michael Walker 11.65L 7 57kg $101

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Victoria Derby Betting

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many differents 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

  1. Join up at neds.com.au
  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 2020 Field

The official Victoria Derby 2020 field of final acceptors is announced the Tuesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The 2020 Victoria Derby final field features 14 young stayers including last weekend’s Moonee Valley Vase winner Cherry Tortoni drawn the outside barrier and the well-supported Danny O’Brien-trained favourite Young Werther (4) having just his third career start.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 111×3271 CHERRY TORTONI Patrick Payne Billy Egan 14 57kg
2 12×3831 ALBARADO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Mark Zahra 8 57kg
3 032943 JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ) Denis Pagan Lachlan King (a) 5 57kg
4 2102 LET’S KARAKA DEEL (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 3 57kg
5 12 YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 4 57kg
6 1843 HIT THE SHOT Matt Cumani Fred W Kersley 9 57kg
7 816 CETSHWAYO Danny O’Brien Jamie Kah 10 57kg
8 314 REDWOOD SHADOW (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 12 57kg
9 6×1760 WERTHEIMER (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Hugh Bowman 6 57kg
10 2×7625 TOUR OF DUTY Michael Moroney James McDonald 13 57kg
11 8174 TOKEN SPIRITSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Damian Lane 11 57kg
12 5×00501 BORN TO SUCCEED Saab Hasan Michael Walker 7 57kg
13 4525 WISAKA Michael Moroney Ben Melham 2 57kg
14 7427 KENZAN Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 1 57kg
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Which Horse Will Win The Victoria Derby

The best way to pick who will win the Victoria Derby is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • 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 2020 Favourites

Early favourites in Victoria Derby betting for 2020 include last weekend’s Vase winner Cherry Tortoni who was undefeated during his two-year-old campaign and the untapped Young Werther for last year’s Melbourne Cup winning trainer Danny O’Brien. 

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

Victoria Derby 2020 Form Guide

The form guide will become the Saturday before the Victoria Derby. Once finalised, you will be able to read our 2020 Form Guide here.

Victoria Derby 2020 Tips

Favourite: #5 Young Werther ($3.10 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #1 Cherry Tortoni ($6 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #3 Johnny Get Angry ($26 at time of publish)

Our insider 2020 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

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 31st of October, 2020. Victoria 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

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 2020 Barrier Draw

The 2020 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 2020 Nominations

The early Victoria Derby nominations for 2020 are announced on a Tuesday in late September. A full list of nominations will be found on our Victoria Derby 2020 Nominations page.

The 2020 Victoria Derby nominations attracted 89 three-year-old stayers including the Godolphin-raced early favourite Alcyone, Peter Moody’s Memsie Stakes placegetter Glenfiddich and Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr’s undefeated colt Cambourne.

First acceptances for the Victoria Derby close on Tuesday October 20, 2020 and will be updated below.

Victoria Derby 2020 first acceptances 

The Victoria Derby 2020 first acceptances cut the line-up of potential runners down to just 24 including Caulfield Classic winner Albarado, all-in favourite Young Werther and Caulfield Guineas third placed Grandslam who was a shock inclusion in the Cox Plate 2020 field.

Victoria Derby Weights

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 26th of October, 2020 and will be published in our above Victoria Derby Field section. 

Victoria Derby Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Tuesday the 27th of October, 2020 and will be published in our above Victoria Derby Field section. 

Victoria Derby Riders Announcement

Riders must be declared by 1 PM on Wednesday, the 28th of October, 2020 and will be published in our above Victoria Derby Field section. 

Victoria Derby Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 31st of October, 2020. 

Victoria Derby Prize Money

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

The Victoria Derby is set to run as Flemington Race 7 at 3:45pm (AEDT) on the 31st of October, 2020 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

You can watch or listen to the 2020 Victoria Derby live, across the following mediums.

Telecast: Channel Seven

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: 7Live

Victoria Derby Tickets

Tickets for the 2020 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