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 $10 million The Golden Eagle and also featuring the $750,000 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 2022 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, October 29, 2022
- 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
- 2022 Victoria Derby Winner: TBD
victoria derby 2022 RESULTS
The official 2022 Victoria Derby results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 29, 2022.
Victoria Derby Betting 2022
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 2022
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- 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).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Victoria Derby 2022 Odds
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Victoria Derby will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.
Victoria Derby Field 2022
The official Victoria Derby 2022 field of final acceptors is announced the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.
Which Horse Will Win The Victoria Derby in 2022?
The best way to pick which horse will win the Victoria Derby in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up spring racing form, assess the barriers and consider their previous record over 2000m plus in distance.
Additional factors to consider when picking the Victoria Derby winner include:
- Favourites – Between the years of 2006-2021, the favourite has only won the Victoria Derby three times most recently with Hitotsu (2012)
- 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 2022 Favourites
Early favourites in Victoria Derby betting for 2022 include untapped Tarzino gelding Cadazio, Hawkes Racing’s Maurice colt Foujita San who broke his maiden status second-up at Sandown with a nearly six length victory and the Graeme Rogerson-trained Group 1 performed Sharp ‘N’ Smart.
Ace High ($7 in 2017) followed by Hitotsu ($4 in 2021) was the last Victoria Derby favourite to win.
Victoria Derby 2022 Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Victoria Derby Form Guide following final acceptances.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2022 VICTORIA DERBY FORM GUIDE
Victoria Derby 2022 Tips
Best Bet: TBD
The Danger: TBD
Best Roughie: TBD
Our insider 2022 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.
CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE 2022 VICTORIA DERBY PREVIEW & TIPS
Victoria Derby Race Day 2022
2022 Victoria Derby Day takes place on Saturday, the 29th of October, 2022. 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:
- Group 1 $2 million Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m),
- Group 1 $1 million Empire Rose Stakes (1600m),
- Group 2 $500,000 Linlithgow Stakes (1200m) formerly known as the Salinger Stakes,
- Group 2 $300,000 Wakeful Stakes (1200m),
- Group 3 $300,000 Lexus Hotham Stakes (2500m),
- Group 3 $500,000 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m),
- Group 3 $200,000 Chatham Stakes (1200m), and the
- Group 3 $200,000 Begonia Belle Stakes (1100m) run as the Furphy Sprint in 2022.
Victoria Derby Race Time 2022
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.
|Western Australia||12:45 PM|
|Australian Capital Territory||3:45 PM|
|New South Wales||3:45 PM|
|Northern Territory||2:15 pm|
|South Australia||3:15 pm|
Victoria Derby 2022 Barrier Draw
The 2022 Victoria Derby barrier draw will be released to the public on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in our above Victoria Derby Field section.
Victoria Derby 2022 Nominations
The early Victoria Derby nominations for 2022 are announced the Monday of race week.
Victoria Derby Weights 2022
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 24th of October, 2022 and will be published in our above Victoria Derby Field section.
Victoria Derby Acceptances 2022
Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday the 26th of October, 2022 and will be published in our above Victoria Derby Field section.
Victoria Derby riders 2022
Riders must be declared by 1 PM on Wednesday, the 26th of October, 2022 and the full list of confirmed 2022 Victoria Derby jockeys will be published in our above Victoria Derby Field section.
Victoria Derby Scratchings 2022
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 29th of October, 2022.
Victoria Derby Prize Money 2022
The 2022 Victoria Derby prize purse is worth $2,000,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.
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 2022
The 2022 Victoria Derby race number is TBC for Saturday the 29th of October, 2022 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 2022
You can watch or listen to the 2022 Victoria Derby live, across the following mediums.
Telecast: Seven Network
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Mobile: Neds App
Victoria Derby Tickets
Tickets for the 2022 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.
|2021||Hitotsu||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||John Allen||2:37.32|
|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|