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2010 Victoria Derby First Declarations

2010 Victoria Derby First Declarations
October 20th, 2010

Thirty three-year-olds are still heading towards the 2010 Victoria Derby this Melbourne Cup Carnival after first declarations for the spring feature were taken by Racing Victoria yesterday.

Originally 87 runners were nominated for the $1.5 million Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m), set to take place at Flemington on Saturday October 30, meaning 57 horses dropped out of contention for the …

Retrieve New Favourite in 2010 Victoria Derby Betting Odds – Anacheeva Ruled Out

Retrieve New Favourite in 2010 Victoria Derby Betting Odds – Anacheeva Ruled Out
October 11th, 2010

Update: The 2011 Victoria Derby betting odds are now posted on Races.com.au.

The Peter Snowden-trained Retrieve is now the odds-on favourite to win the 2010 Victoria Derby on October 30 after a reshuffle of the betting markets for the classic three-year-olds’ showdown following the withdrawal of Anacheeva.

Leading online bookie Sportsbet opened their ante-post markets for the $1.5 million Group …

Moody to Target 2010 Victoria Derby with Eclair Surprise after Flemington Win

Moody to Target 2010 Victoria Derby with Eclair Surprise after Flemington Win
October 4th, 2010

Peter Moody’s improving colt Eclair Surprise will target the 2010 Victoria Derby this Melbourne Cup Carnival following the three-year-olds comprehensive win at Flemington over the weekend.

Eclair Surprise is out to emulate his sire Blackfriars, who won the 1999 Victoria Derby after taking out the UCI Stakes, the same race Eclair Surprise claimed victory in on Sunday.

Eclair Surprise has …

Betting Opens on 2010 Victoria Derby – Early Racing Tips

Betting Opens on 2010 Victoria Derby – Early Racing Tips
September 28th, 2010

Betting markets on the 2010 Victoria Derby have opened at Australia’s top online bookmaker Sportsbet with great early odds open on the 88 entries nominated for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival classic.

Due to run at Flemington on Saturday October 30 at the opening Melbourne Cup Carnival meeting, the $1.5 million Victoria Derby (2500m) provides punters with one of the …

Altius to Bypass Caulfield Guineas in Favour of 2010 Victoria Derby

Altius to Bypass Caulfield Guineas in Favour of 2010 Victoria Derby
September 27th, 2010

Caulfield-based trainer Tony Vasil has made the decision to bypass the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas on October 9 with his star colt Altius in favour of a run in the 2010 Victoria Derby.

Redoute’s Choice three-year-old Altius was one of 88 Victoria Derby Nominations taken last Tuesday for the $1.5 million feature set to run at Flemington on Saturday …

2010 AAMI Victoria Derby Nominations

2010 AAMI Victoria Derby Nominations
September 21st, 2010

Eighty-eight quality three-year-olds make up the 2010 AAMI Victoria Derby nominations, the list of entries released by the VRC today.

The $1.5 million Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) is the premier race for three-year-olds during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and is also the first Group 1 feature event of Flemington’s four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Some of the star …

Vasil Assigns Altius with 2010 Victoria Derby Mission

Vasil Assigns Altius with 2010 Victoria Derby Mission
September 6th, 2010

Caulfield-based Tony Vasil has assigned his improving three-year-old Altius the 2010 Victoria Derby as their prime spring mission after the colt ran an eye-catching second at Flemington on Saturday.

A promising son of Redoute’s Choice, Altius finished a little over a length away from Hollowlea in the Hendry Bucks Best Dressed Stakes (1400m) at Flemington.

It was Altius’s first look …

Anacheeva Improves 2010 Victoria Derby Chances with First-Up Win

Anacheeva Improves 2010 Victoria Derby Chances with First-Up Win
August 23rd, 2010

Peter Moody’s lightly-raced colt Anacheeva improved their stocks for the 2010 Victoria Derby on Saturday with an impressive first-up win in the Listed Mitchell McKenzie Stakes at Moonee Valley.

A three-year-old son of Anabaa, Anacheeva ($8) was ridden to perfection by Luke Nolen in the McKenzie, the pair able to hold off The Ruffian ($19) and score victory by a …