Spring Racing Carnival | AAMI Victoria Derby

The Victoria Derby is held on the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival on the Victoria Derby Day. It is a Group 1 for three-year-olds over 2500m. In 2014, the stakes pool was $1.5m, with the winning connections picking up $900,000 and a $10,000 trophy. First run in 1855, only one horse has ever won the Victoria Derby twice, and that was only due to an anomaly. Fireworks won in November 1867 and again two months later (1868) after the race date was changed to New Year’s Day. Between 1931 and 1956, geldings weren’t allowed to compete.

In 2005, South Australian Clare Lindop was the first female jockey to ride in the Derby, and three years later, she became the first female winner on Rebel Raider. The first woman to train a Victoria Derby winner was ‘first lady’ of Australian racing, Gai Waterhouse, who saddled up Nothin’ Leica Dane in 1995. Some of Australia’s best stayers tasted Derby success as three-year-olds. Famous names like Phar Lap, Tulloch, Tobin Bronze, Dulcify, Grosvernor and Efficient have their names etched in the Victoria Derby history books.

The Victoria Derby gives punters the first taste of the big races leading up to the Melbourne Cup

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VICTORIA DERBY
12 winners have started at double-figure odds in the past three decades.
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PREVIOUS AAMI VICTORIA DERBY WINNERS

PREVIOUS AAMI VICTORIA DERBY WINNERS

PREVIOUS AAMI VICTORIA DERBY WINNERS
YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER TIME PRICE
2016 PRIZED ICON GLYN SCHOFIELD JAMES CUMMINGS 02:36.1 $18.00
2015 TARZINO CRAIG NEWITT MICK PRICE 02:38.3 $2.75
2014 PREFERMENT DAMIEN OLIVER CHRIS WALLER 02.37.8 $8.50
2013 POLANSKI HUGH BOWMAN R E LAING 02.38.6 $5.50
2012 FIVEANDAHALFSTAR DAMIEN OLIVER ANTHONY CUMMINGS 02.35.9 $40.00
2011 SANGSTER HUGH BOWMAN TRENT BUSUTTIN 02.40.3 $12.00
2010 LION TAMER HUGH BOWMAN MURRAY & BJORN BAKER 02.46.4 $12.00
2009 MONACO CONSUL COREY BROWN MICHAEL MORONEY 02.41.6 $4.80
2008 REBEL RAIDER CLARE LINDOP LEON MACDONALD 02.36.9 $100.00
2007 KIBBUTZ CRAIG WILLIAMS DAVID HAYES 02.40.9 $5.00
2006 EFFICIENT MICHAEL RODD GRAEME ROGERSON 02.38.3 $2.40