Victoria Derby Field

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.

2017 Victoria Derby Field

The 2017 Victoria Derby field will be published below soon.

2017 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 2017 Victoria Derby first acceptances are Hampton Court, Moonovermanhattan, Magicool, Bachman and Zululand.

The 2017 Victoria Derby first acceptances are provided below.

2017 Victoria Derby Nominations

The 2017 Victoria Derby nominations list a considerable number of top talents. The 2017 Victoria Derby nominations are listed below.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 226×14 ABERRO C 3 Matt Laurie
2 65564×1551 ACE HIGH C 3 David Payne
3 0650342 ALLOYE C 3 Brian McGrath
4 16 AMERICAN SUNDAY C 3 Darren Weir
5 4413 AMEROCK C 3 Darren Weir
6 9×38 ANCIENT ECHOES C 3 Darren Weir
7 3×42131 ANIMALIA G 3 James Cummings
8 120×315 ASTORIA C 3 James Cummings
9 203×16 ATARAXIA C 3 James Cummings
10 68×11 ATHLETE G 3 Neville Parnham
11 8×73217 AUGUSTUS C 3 Chris Waller
12 14x24x147 AZAZEL C 3 Tony McEvoy
13 8×49 BASANITE C 3 Robbie Laing
14 5×78 BEACHWOOD (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
15 06 BIG DAY G 3 Jason Warren
16 59 BLACK HAT (NZ) C 3 Tony McEvoy
17 73×15 BUNKER BUSTER G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
18 90 CAERUS C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
19 7x5x CHINA GALE C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
20 780 CHIPOTLE G 3 Lee Curtis
21 22 CIRCOMO C 3 Anthony Freedman
22 21×8181 CLIFF’S EDGE C 3 Darren Weir
23 167×64868 COLESBERG G 3 David Payne
24 9 DALAHOUSE C 3 Darren Weir
25 6322234×1 DANGER DEAL G 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
26 61x DANTE ROSSETTI C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
27 033 DREAM ALLIANCE C 3 Henry Dwyer
28 049x876x5 DUNATUN G 3 Garry White
29 4 EARNEST CREDERE C 3 John Sadler
30 2x26x1x22 ECLAIR SUNSHINE G 3 Phillip Stokes
31 5×80 ELTIZAAM C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
32 3 ESCALATOR (NZ) G 3 Robert Smerdon
33 111617×425 ESHTIRAAK C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
34 8 FRANKIEDEE C 3 Alicia Macpherson
35 2 FREE FLY TOO C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
36 249×6417 GIVE C 3 John Moloney
37 4x601x GRAND CASINO C 3 John Sadler
38 0x1 GREYCLIFFE (NZ) C 3 Matt Cumani
39 254 HEAVENLY THOUGHT C 3 Darren Weir
40 10×1 HECTA C 3 Symon Wilde
41 1 HIGHOFFER G 3 Darren Weir
42 421 HOLY SNOW C 3 Mick Price
43 HOTEL AMOUR G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
44 451 HUANG YAOSHI C 3 Chris Waller
45 INSTINCTUAL G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
46 601x INTO RIO (NZ) G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
47 22 JOHNNY VINKO (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
48 9x JUKILA (NZ) G 3 Michelle Payne
49 8325x JUSTICE FAITH C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
50 421 LANGLEY C 3 John O’Shea
51 1×1 LEVENDI C 3 Peter Gelagotis
52 177 LUVALUVA (NZ) F 3 John Sargent
53 3×21 MAIN STAGE (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
54 83 MANESTREAM G 3 Clinton McDonald
55 15×11 MASCULINO C 3 Mick Price
56 2×3 MIGHTY QUINN (NZ) C 3 Matt Cumani
57 62031 MISSION VISION G 3 Brent Stanley
58 11638×30 MURAAHIB C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
59 117 MUTAMAYEL C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
60 33x NOTHIN’ LEICA HIGH C 3 Robbie Griffiths
61 8004×5473 NOTHING TOO HARD G 3 Paul Perry
62 3 OCEAN’S FOURTEEN (NZ) C 3 Ciaron Maher
63 1x OCTABELLO C 3 Mick Price
64 1×50 OUYANG FENG (NZ) C 3 Mick Price
65 316x30x10 PADRAIG (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
66 505×75 PISSARO C 3 Robbie Laing
67 6 PROPRIUS (NZ) C 3 Mick Price
68 1231x RANCHO MONTOYA C 3 Stuart Kendrick
69 1 RESERVE STREET C 3 Ciaron Maher
70 3 ROCKARRAL G 3 Tony McEvoy
71 0x5x ROSHERVILLE G 3 Lee Curtis
72 111×1 ROYAL SYMPHONY C 3 Tony McEvoy
73 12×2 SALSAMOR (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
74 4x43135x72 SAMBRO C 3 Chris Waller
75 31×322 SANCTIONED C 3 James Cummings
76 20x5x SAVAHEAT (NZ) C 3 Darren Weir
77 9016×85127 SHEER MADNESS G 3 John Salanitri
78 SHIRLEY’S EAGLE G 3 Tony McEvoy
79 601561 SILENT COMMAND C 3 Nick Smart
80 9x57x24 SPENCER G 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
81 3446x ST VADUZ C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
82 23×114 SULLY (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
83 5x25x4332 SUNQUEST C 3 Steve Richards
84 45231 SURPRISE BULLET C 3 Barry Lockwood
85 4x51100x9 TANGLED C 3 Chris Waller
86 201 TAVISTOCK ABBEY (NZ) G 3 Anthony Freedman
87 2x08x THE DELPHI (NZ) C 3 Michael Moroney
88 4 THE SLEDGEHAMMER G 3 John Sadler
89 1442×70 TOGA PICTA C 3 James Cummings
90 755 UNDERGROUND C 3 Brad Widdup
91 49×431 VALIANT SPIRIT G 3 Daniel Williams
92 3 VILLERMONT C 3 Ciaron Maher
93 VIN DE DANCE (NZ) G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
94 VON MYSTIC G 3 Todd Smart
95 422×2 WEATHER WITH YOU G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
96 3 WOLFE TONE (NZ) C 3 Francis Finnegan
97 2 WOULDA THOUGHT SO G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
98 30×3722 YUE FEI C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig

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!

Don’t forget the Melbourne Cup spring carnival also includes the Melbourne Cup (Tue 7th), 2017 Crown Oaks day (Thu 9th) and 2017 Emirates Stakes (Sat 5th).