As the country’s oldest classic race and the richest event for three-year-olds, the Victoria Derby winners list reads like the who’s who of Australian racing greats.
Many of the country’s most famous and accomplished racehorses have won the Victoria Derby as three-year-olds and progressed onto record great track achievements such as winning the race that ‘stops the nation’, the Melbourne Cup.
The greatest Victoria Derby winner, as voted for by a panel of VRC experts for the race’s 150th anniversary in 2004, was the legendary Phar Lap who won the Derby in 1929.
Other turf greats to win the Victoria Derby include Poseidon (1906), Comic Court (1948), Tulloch (1957), Tobin Bronze (1965) and Dulcify (1978).
More recently the Victoria Derby has been won by Monaco Consul (2009), Rebel Raider (2008), Kibbutz (2007) and Efficient (2006).
Below is a list of the recent Victoria Derby winners and results.
Victoria Derby Winners & Results
|2013||Polanski||Hugh Bowman||Robbie Laing||2:38.66|
|2012||Fiveandahalfstar||Damien Oliver||Anthony Cummings||2:35.92|
|2011||Sangster||Hugh Bowman||Trent Busuttin||2:40.33|
|2010||Lion Tamer||Hugh Bowman||Murray & Bjorn Baker||2:46.43|
|2009||Monaco Consul||Corey Brown||Michael Moroney||2:41.68|
|2008||Rebel Raider||Clare Lindop||Leon Macdonald||2:36.90|
|2007||Kibbutz||Craig Williams||David Hayes||2:40.92|
|2006||Efficient||Michael Rodd||Graeme Rogerson||2:38.35|
|2005||Benicio||Noel Callow||Lee Freedman||2:37.08|
|2004||Plastered||Paul Harvey||Lindsay Smith||2:35.49|
|2003||Elvstroem||Damien Oliver||Tony Vasil||2:38.99|
|2002||Helenus||Steven King||Leon Corstens||2:40.54|
|2001||Amalfi||Damien Oliver||Peter Moody||2:34.63|
|2000||Hit The Roof||Glen Boss||David Hall||2:39.02|
|1999||Blackfriars||Greg Childs||Peter Hayes||2:36.30|
|1998||Arena||Larry Cassidy||John Hawkes||2:35.16|
|1997||Second Coming||Greg Childs||Michael Moroney||2:36.37|
|1996||Portland Player||Greg Hall||Lee Freedman||2:35.20|
|1995||Nothin’ Leica Dane||Shane Dye||Gai Waterhouse||2:36.50|