The past decade has seen several great Victoria Derby runs, including a famous run that produced a Melbourne Cup winner. Read on for our video retrospective of a few of the best Victoria Derby winners in recent years.
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2009 Victoria Derby Winner – Monaco Consul
Monaco Consul proved why it is worth watching the Spring Champion Stakes as his win in that race turned out to be excellent preparation for his 2009 Victoria Derby run. In Monaco Consul’s second Group race, he managed a Victoria Derby win. With a 2 for 2 record in Group 1 runs, his owners might have gotten a bit overconfident, as he spent the next 5 runs in Group 1 events without a significant break and without picking up another win.
2006 Victoria Derby Winner – Efficient
Efficient was in excellent form in 2006, picking up the Victoria Derby win after winning the AAMI Vase in his first Group run. Coming from the middle of the pack in the last few hundred metres, Efficient bolted home to take the victory with an impressive margin. His fortunes changed for a while and he did no win another event until just over a year later… in the 2007 Melbourne Cup.
2003 Victoria Derby Winner – Elvstroem
Elvstroem was an incredible horse, as everyone knows, and his legend began with his 2003 Victoria Derby win. While he had disappointed in his Caulfield Guineas run weeks before, a second place in the AAMI Vase behind Kempinsky restored hope in Elvstroem. He avenged the loss to Kempinsky with the Victoria Derby win and went on in later years to victories in the Caulfield Cup and the Underwood Stakes.
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