As Australia’s premier race for three-year-olds at the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the Victoria Derby field is always full of an elite range of promising gallopers from around the country.
The annual announcement of the Victoria Derby final field is a highly anticipated event for punters and racing fans, especially those who got in on the lucrative ante-post betting markets as they discover whether their selections will be among the lucky horses to earn a place in the classic race.
The $1.5 million Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) takes place as the marquee race of Victoria Derby Day, which is the opening meeting of Flemington’s esteemed four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival in late October and early November.
2016 Victoria Derby Field
The 2016 Victoria Derby field will be published below soon.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||16x161x181||SACRED ELIXIR (NZ)||Tony Pike||Zac Purton||0||55.5kg||99|
|2||3211×46335||PRIZED ICON||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||0||55.5kg||95|
|3||1×162||SWEAR||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||0||55.5kg||90|
|4||6×512222||ROCKETEER||Mick Price||Mark Zahra||0||55.5kg||74|
|5||x7431x2232||MORVADA||Peter Jolly||Steven Arnold||0||55.5kg||78|
|6||21×1143||INFERENCE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||0||55.5kg||72|
|7||7415×9601||CAPTAIN DUFFY||Phillip Stokes||–||0||55.5kg||72|
|8||1127||SILVERA||Tony McEvoy||Kerrin McEvoy||0||55.5kg||73|
|9||73×37515||WINE BUSH||Chris Waller||Joao Moreira||0||55.5kg||72|
|10||26×1653||SO SI BON||Robbie Laing||Hugh Bowman||0||55.5kg||75|
|11||2x21x6258||KENT||John O’Shea||James McDonald||0||55.5kg||68|
|12||1139||HIGHLAD||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Craig Williams||0||55.5kg||73|
|13||26×6194||BEACH LIFE||Ciaron Maher||Nicholas Hall||0||55.5kg||65|
|14||51546564||TUMULTUOUS||Chris Waller||Ben Melham||0||55.5kg||65|
|15||8×535332||HOLLYWOOD MO||Paul Perry||Stephen Baster||0||55.5kg||67|
|16||7103×985||ALL OUT OF LOVE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Blake Shinn||0||55.5kg||63|
|17e||1×5441||PETER JOHN (NZ)||John Sargent||Michael Walker||0||55.5kg||65|
|18e||32321||ANAHEIM||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||–||0||55.5kg||61|
|19e||09541||SHINE TAK STAR||John Sargent||–||0||55.5kg||61|
2016 Victoria Derby First Acceptances
Announced on Wednesday, October 18th, the 2016 Victoria Derby first acceptances have reduced the number of potential runners from over 80 to 27. Some of the more notable horses to be included in the 2016 Victoria Derby first acceptances are Hampton Court, Moonovermanhattan, Magicool, Bachman and Zululand.
The 2016 Victoria Derby first acceptances are provided below.
2016 Victoria Derby Nominations
The 2016 Victoria Derby nominations list a considerable number of top talents. The 2016 Victoria Derby nominations are listed below.
|1||16x161x181||SACRED ELIXIR (NZ)||G||3||Tony Pike||1||55.5kg|
|2||3211×46335||PRIZED ICON||C||3||James Cummings||2||55.5kg|
|3||x105x95371||GOOD STANDING||C||3||James Cummings||3||55.5kg|
|4||1216×4542||SEABURGE||C||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||4||55.5kg|
|5||1×162||SWEAR||C||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||5||55.5kg|
|9||7415×9601||CAPTAIN DUFFY||C||3||Phillip Stokes||9||55.5kg|
|11||73×37515||WINE BUSH||C||3||Chris Waller||11||55.5kg|
|12||21×1143||INFERENCE||C||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||12||55.5kg|
|13||3×61156||HARLOW GOLD (NZ)||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||13||53.5kg|
|15||1139||HIGHLAD||C||3||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||15||55.5kg|
|16||26×1653||SO SI BON||C||3||Robbie Laing||16||55.5kg|
|19||26×6194||BEACH LIFE||G||3||Ciaron Maher||19||55.5kg|
|21||61359020||BACK TO THE BOWLER||G||3||Stuart Webb||21||55.5kg|
|22||8×535332||HOLLYWOOD MO||C||3||Paul Perry||22||55.5kg|
|24||7103×985||ALL OUT OF LOVE||C||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||24||55.5kg|
|25||1×5441||PETER JOHN (NZ)||G||3||John Sargent||25||55.5kg|
|26||32321||ANAHEIM||C||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||26||55.5kg|
|29||09541||SHINE TAK STAR||G||3||John Sargent||29||55.5kg|
|31||3100||MR ALOOF||G||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||31||55.5kg|
|33||234550||STATELY BOY||G||3||Shea Eden||33||55.5kg|
|34||2357||PABLO’S EXPRESS||G||3||Greg Eurell||34||55.5kg|
|37||7×44||NORTHERN CAPTAIN||G||3||Mick Price||37||55.5kg|
Betting on the Victoria Derby field of runners is the best way to get in on the action of this prestigious race and the best bets you can make are online through a bookmaker such as Ladbrokes.com.au.
What is the Maximum Number of Horses in the Victoria Derby Final Field?
The Victoria Derby field limit is 16 horses plus four emergencies, but the maximum number of starters don’t always take to the track come race day.
It can be an excellent chance for punters to bet on the Victoria Derby when less than 16 horses make up the final field, as there are less runners to consider and chose from when placing a bet online.
However, many smart punters jump on the juicy odds available early for the Victoria Derby around the nominations time.
Often 200 or more horses are among the early entries for the Victoria Derby field, but if you are a racing enthusiast with lots of knowledge about the in-form three-year-olds for the season, choosing the Victoria Derby winner before the final field has been announced means you will be treated to some very lucrative odds.
When is the Victoria Derby Field Announced?
The list of horses making up the Victoria Derby nominations is released in late September and this is when the generous ante-post betting markets open up at the online bookmakers.
After the nominations stage, the Victoria Derby final field of up to 16 horses is then announced on the Wednesday before the race is run.
Once the Victoria Derby final field is out, more and more punters start to have a bet on their favourites and the odds for the horses often dramatically shorten.
For more info on how and where to place the best bets on the Victoria Derby field head to our Victoria Derby Betting page and get ready to back your favourite three-year-old this spring!