Victoria Derby 2017 Tips
What is the Victoria Derby 2017?
The Group 1 $1.5 million Victoria Derby is held on the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup, which this year is Saturday 4th November. It is held at the home of racing in Australia at Flemington racecourse .
It is a set-weights race for three-year-old horses and is the premier race of its kind in the country. Victoria Derby day is a huge event with Flemington racecourse with crowds often exceeding 100,000 people and people flock to Flemington racecourse as Victoria Derby day is the place to be on the first day of the Melbourne Cup Spring Carnival.
Victoria Derby 2017 tips and betting
iTipsports Racing will be there with you all the way with our man Pete Brinky, who is one of Australia’s most experienced Melbourne Racing form analyst to help you with your Melbourne Cup tipping and betting.
Our Melbourne racing tips will give you the edge during the Carnival. Odds for the Victoria Derby are typically not released until mid September.
Victoria Derby kicks off Melbourne Cup Carnival week
Victoria Derby Day kicks off the Melbourne Cup Week Carnival. There are also a number of other Group races held on Victoria Derby Day including:
Group 1 $1 million Longines Mile
Group 1 $500,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes
Group 1 $500,000 Myer Classic
Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes
Group 2 Wakeful Stakes
Group 3 Lexus Stakes
The Longines Mile is what was known as the Emirates Stakes over 1600m and formerly held on the last day of the Melbourne Cup Week Carnival.
So the Longines Mile now sits as the second highest profile race on Derby Day, which moves the former McKinnon Stakes over 2000m to the last day of the Carnival and known as the Emirates Stakes.
Victoria Derby lead up races
The Victoria Derby is one of the heritage races on the racing calendar each year and is the premier staying event for three-year-olds during the Melbourne Cup Spring Carnival at Flemington racecourse.
All three year old horses are able to run in the Victoria Derby but as a rule Colts and Geldings win the race, with the fillies opting for the Victoria Crown Oaks which is run on the Thursday after the Melbourne Cup.
Key questions for the Victoria Derby 2017:
What date is the Victoria Derby – Saturday 4th November 2017
What time will the Victoria Derby be run – 3.50pm EDST
What is race record time for the Victoria Derby – Star of the Realm 1991, 2 minutes and 33.6 seconds
What is the typical race time of the Victoria Derby – 2 minutes 35 seconds
How many races will be held on Derby Day – 9 in total
Recent winners of the Victoria Derby are:
2016 – Prized Icon
2015 – Tarzino
2014 – Preferment
2013 – Polanski
2012 – Fiveandahalfstar
2011 – Sangster
2010- Lion Tamer