2013 Victoria Derby – 24 First Acceptances Taken

October 23rd, 2013

First acceptances have been taken for the $1.5 million Victoria Derby, which is set to run at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday November 2, 2013.

A total of 24 horses have accepted for a run in the 2013 Victoria Derby, including Polanski.


Polanski is one of 24 horses to remain in the 2013 Victoria Derby after first acceptances were taken. Picture by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Polanski has won three of his eight race starts and has earned more than $268,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.

The three-year-old won his past two race starts this spring, with the most recent being in the Group 3 Norman Robinson Stakes, which he won by a short head in front of fellow Victoria Derby hopeful San Diego.

Polanski is trained at Cranbourne by Robbie Laing and will be having his fifth race start if the spring racing carnival in the 2013 Victoria Derby.

Also included in the 2013 Victoria Derby first acceptances is San Diego, who went head to head with Polanski at their last meeting.

San Diego has won two of his six race starts and has earned more than $114,000 in prize money during his career.

The Exceed And Excel colt is yet to win a race this spring, however, will be peaking in time for the 2013 Victoria Derby.

The three-year-old is trained by Peter Snowden at Flemington and will have the home track advantage in the race.

Complacent and Criterion are also included in the 2013 Victoria Derby first acceptances.

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2013 Victoria Derby First Acceptances

No. Horse Trainer Ballot Weight
1 BRING SOMETHING Ken Keys 19 55.5kg
2 CADILLAC MOUNTAIN Peter G Moody 22 55.5kg
3 COMPLACENT Peter Snowden 2 55.5kg
4 CRITERION (NZ) David Payne 1 55.5kg
5 DARK THUNDER (NZ) Robbie Laing 23 55.5kg
6 DRAGO Anthony Cummings 7 55.5kg
7 EMPIRE ROCK David Hayes 24 55.5kg
8 EPIC SAGA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 10 55.5kg
9 FAMECHON Michael Moroney 18 55.5kg
10 GRAVITATIONAL Danny O’Brien 13 55.5kg
11 GREAT ESTEEM David Hayes 11 55.5kg
12 HONEY STEEL’S GOLD David Hayes 6 55.5kg
13 NO EQUIVALENT (NZ) Mark Kavanagh 15 55.5kg
14 PINSTRIPE LANE (NZ) John Sadler 20= 55.5kg
15 POLANSKI Robbie Laing 3 55.5kg
16 SAN DIEGO Peter Snowden 5 55.5kg
17 SAVVY NATURE (NZ) John O’Shea 4 55.5kg
18 STORM APPROACH Peter G Moody 9 55.5kg
19 SUPER VILLAIN (NZ) John O’Shea 20= 55.5kg
20 SURGING WAVE David Hayes 16 55.5kg
21 THROW THE KING John Sadler 14 55.5kg
22 THUNDER FANTASY Anthony Cummings 12 55.5kg
23 TIPS AND BEERS David Hayes 8 55.5kg
24 TUPAC AMARU Peter Snowden 17 55.5kg