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.

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
20e 06×5316 ZOFFMAN Aaron Purcell 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.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
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
6 634×11144 VELADERO C 3 Chris Waller 6 55.5kg
7 6×512222 ROCKETEER G 3 Mick Price 7 55.5kg
8 x7431x2232 MORVADA G 3 Peter Jolly 8 55.5kg
9 7415×9601 CAPTAIN DUFFY C 3 Phillip Stokes 9 55.5kg
10 1127 SILVERA C 3 Tony McEvoy 10 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
14 5×2210 THEANSWERMYFRIEND G 3 Robert Smerdon 14 55.5kg
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
17 2x21x6258 KENT G 3 John O’Shea 17 55.5kg
18 1×13489 RETALIATION C 3 John O’Shea 18 55.5kg
19 26×6194 BEACH LIFE G 3 Ciaron Maher 19 55.5kg
20 51546564 TUMULTUOUS C 3 Chris Waller 20 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
23 542629 NEMRUD C 3 John O’Shea 23 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
27 8×631600 WIMBORNE C 3 Robbie Laing 27 55.5kg
28 744×53155 RESORT G 3 John O’Shea 28 55.5kg
29 09541 SHINE TAK STAR G 3 John Sargent 29 55.5kg
30 06×5316 ZOFFMAN G 3 Aaron Purcell 30 55.5kg
31 3100 MR ALOOF G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 31 55.5kg
32 10 EVELYN C 3 Robbie Laing 32 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
35 430 JAMIESON C 3 Robbie Laing 35 55.5kg
36 6390 KALALO G 3 Matthew Brown 36 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!

Don’t forget the Melbourne Cup spring carnival also includes the Melbourne Cup (Tue 4th), 2014 Crown Oaks day (Thu 3rd) and 2014 Emirates Stakes (Sat 5th).