Victoria Derby

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Victoria Derby
Group 1 race
LUCRATIVE 1940 VRC DERBY MAURICE McCARTEN.JPG
1940 winner – Lucrative with Maurice McCarten up
Location Flemington Racecourse
Melbourne, Australia
Inaugurated 1855
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Sponsor AAMI
Website Victoria Racing Club
Race information
Distance 2,500 metres
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Colts & geldings: 55.5kg
Fillies 53kg
Purse A$1,500,000 million

The Victoria Derby is a Victoria Racing Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race for three year olds held under Set Weights conditions over a distance of 2,500 metres at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia scheduled annually on the first day of VRC Spring Carnival, Victoria Derby Day.[1] Total prize money for the race is A$1,500,000 and $10,000 trophy.

History[edit]

1938 winner – Nuffield with H.Badger up

Originally run at a distance of 1 12 miles, in 1972 it was changed to 2,400 metres to conform to the metric system. However, the new distance brought potential danger from too short a run from the start to the first turn and as such it was changed again in 1973 to its present distance of 2,500 metres.[2]

1906 winner – Poseidon
1917 winner – Biplane with B. Deeley up

First run in 1855, the first three editions were won by fillies but the last time a filly won was in 1923 when Frances Tressady claimed victory.[3] In its history, only one horse has ever won the Victoria Derby more than once. Fireworks accomplished the feat, winning back-to-back runnings in November 1867 and again in 1868 after a change of the race date to New Year's Day.[3] Between 1931 and 1956 geldings were not permitted to compete.[3]

Three horses have won their first race with a win in the Victoria Derby. In 1883, the New Zealand-bred horse Martini Henry won the Victoria Derby at his first start. Fire Oak in 1990, Redding in 1992 and Preferment in 2014 are the only other maidens to win the Victoria Derby.[4]

In 2005 Clare Lindop became the first female jockey to ride in the Victoria Derby and became the first female to win in 2008. Gai Waterhouse became the first woman to train a winner when Nothin' Leica Dane won the 1995 running.[4]

Race distance[edit]

  • 1855–1971 - 112 miles (~2400 metres)
  • 1972 - 2400 metres
  • 1973 onwards - 2500 metres

Race grade[edit]

  • 1855–1978 - Principal Race
  • 1979 onwards - Group 1


Records[edit]

1867 and 1868 winner – Fireworks

Time record: (at current 2,500 metres distance)

  • 2:33.60 - Star Of The Realm (1991)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 8 - Bobbie Lewis (1900, 1901, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1914, 1921, 1927)

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 8 - James Scobie : (1900, 1901, 1903, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1927, 1937)


Social attraction[edit]

Blue Cornflower

While the major focus of Victoria Derby Day is the racing (since it is the only race day in Australia where each and every race has Group Status), in recent years the annual Fashions on the Field' held on the fourth and last day of the VRC Spring Carnival celebrations have shared the limelight.[5] Derby Day has become Men's Day in the Fashion Stakes, and every year increasing numbers of fashionable gentlemen competing for prizes and a spot in the social columns.[6] Traditionally black and white are worn on this day by women and morning suits by men.[7] The flower of the day is a blue cornflower. The idea of wearing a cornflower on Derby Day was introduced in 1962 by Mrs Sheelah Wood, wife of prominent VRC committeeman of the time, Mr Samuel Richard Creswick Wood. [8]

The winners[edit]

  • 1982 - Grosvenor
  • 1981 - Brewery Boy
  • 1980 - Sovereign Red
  • 1979 - Big Print
  • 1978 - Dulcify
  • 1977 - Stormy Rex
  • 1976 - Unaware
  • 1975 - Galena Boy
  • 1974 - Haymaker
  • 1973 - Taj Rossi
  • 1972 - Dayana
  • 1971 - Classic Mission
  • 1970 - Silver Sharpe
  • 1969 - Daryl's Joy
  • 1968 - Always There
  • 1967 - Savoy
  • 1966 - Khalif
  • 1965 - Tobin Bronze
  • 1964 - Royal Sovereign
  • 1963 - Craftsman
  • 1962 - Coppelius
  • 1961 - New Statesman
  • 1960 - Sky High
  • 1959 - Travel Boy
  • 1958 - Sir Blink
  • 1957 - Tulloch
  • 1956 - Monte Carlo
  • 1955 - Sailor's Guide
  • 1954 - Pride Of Egypt
  • 1953 - Prince Morvi
  • 1952 - Advocate
  • 1951 - Hydrogen
  • 1950 - Alister
  • 1949 - Delta
  • 1948 - Comic Court
  • 1947 - Beau Gem
  • 1946 - Prince Standard
  • 1945 - Magnificent
  • 1944 - San Martin
  • 1943 - Precept
  • 1942 - Great Britain
  • 1941 - Skipton
  • 1940 - Lucrative
  • 1939 - Reading
  • 1938 - Nuffield
  • 1937 - Hua
  • 1936 - Talking
  • 1935 - Feldspar
  • 1934 - Theo
  • 1933 - Hall Mark
  • 1932 - Liberal
  • 1931 - Johnnie Jason
  • 1930 - Balloon King
  • 1929 - Phar Lap
  • 1928 - Strephon
  • 1927 - Trivalve
  • 1926 - Rampion
  • 1925 - Manfred
  • 1924 - Spearfelt
  • 1923 - Frances Tressady
  • 1922 - Whittier
  • 1921 - Furious
  • 1920 - Salitros
  • 1919 - Richmond Main
  • 1918 - Eusebius
  • 1917 - Biplane
  • 1916 - Wolaroi
  • 1915 - Patrobas
  • 1914 - Carlita
  • 1913 - Beragoon
  • 1912 - Wolawa
  • 1911 - Wilari
  • 1910 - Beverage
  • 1909 - Prince Foote
  • 1908 - Alawa
  • 1907 - Mountain King
  • 1906 - Poseidon
  • 1905 - Lady Wallace
  • 1904 - Sylvanite
  • 1903 - F.J.A
  • 1902 - Abundance
  • 1901 - Hautvilliers
  • 1900 - Maltster
  • 1899 - Merriwee
  • 1898 - Cocos
  • 1897 - Amberite
  • 1896 - Newhaven
  • 1895 - Wallace
  • 1894 - The Harvester
  • 1893 - Carnage
  • 1892 - Carmoola
  • 1891 - Strathmore
  • 1890 - The Admiral
  • 1889 - Dreadnaught
  • 1888 - Ensign
  • 1887 - The Australian Peer
  • 1886 - Trident
  • 1885 - Nordenfeldt
  • 1884 - Rufus
  • 1883 - Martini Henry
  • 1882 - Darebin
  • 1881 - Grand Flaneur
  • 1880 - Suwarrow
  • 1879 - Wellington
  • 1878 - Chester
  • 1877 - Briseis
  • 1876 - Robin Hood
  • 1875 - Melbourne
  • 1874 - Lapidist
  • 1873 - Loup Garou
  • 1872 - Miss Jessie
  • 1871 - Florence
  • 1870 - Charon
  • 1869 - My Dream
  • 1868 - Fireworks
  • 1867 - Fireworks
  • 1866 - Sea Gull
  • 1865 - Angler
  • 1864 - Lantern
  • 1863 - Oriflamme
  • 1862 - Barwon
  • 1861 - Camden
  • 1860 - Flying Colours
  • 1859 - Buzzard
  • 1858 - Brownlock
  • 1857 - Tricolor
  • 1856 - Flying Doe
  • 1855 - Rose Of May

1933 Racebook[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners and Past Results for the Victoria Derby". Pro Group Racing Australia. 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Victoria Derby". Australian Racing Report. 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Victoria Derby History". Ladbrokes. 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Victoria Derby Records". Ladbrokes. 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Emirates Stakes Day Fashions on the Field". Victoria Racing Club. 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Men's Racewear - Melbourne Cup Carnival". Victoria Racing Club. 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "AAMI Victoria Derby Day". Victoria Racing Club. 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Victoria Derby Cup". Horse Racing Today (Australia). 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "2014 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "2013 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "2012 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "2011 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "2010 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "2009 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  15. ^ "2008 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "2007 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  17. ^ "2006 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  18. ^ "2005 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  19. ^ "2004 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  20. ^ "2003 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  21. ^ "2002 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  22. ^ "2001 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  23. ^ "2000 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  24. ^ "1999 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  25. ^ "1998 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  26. ^ "1997 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  27. ^ "1996 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  28. ^ "1995 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  29. ^ "1994 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  30. ^ "1993 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  31. ^ "1992 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  32. ^ "1991 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  33. ^ "1990 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  34. ^ "1989 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  35. ^ "1988 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  36. ^ "1987 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  37. ^ "1986 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  38. ^ "1985 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  39. ^ "1984 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  40. ^ "1983 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 

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