2013 Melbourne Cup Carnival: Victoria Derby
October 30, 2013 by Marc Jerbs

On Saturday, the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia will host the annual Victoria Derby race. It is a Group 1 race for three year old horses and will cover a race distance of 2,500 metres of the racecourse.

Star of the Realm holds the fastest track record of 2 min and 33.60 second which was established in 1991. Legendary jockey Bobbie Lewis won the Victoria Derby eight times. Last year, Fiveandhalfstar came close in eclipsing Star of the Realm's track record after posting a winning time of 2 min 35.92 seconds.

A total of 16 horse will vie for the A$1.5 million prize money. Spring Champions Stakes Complacent will lead the field of entrants. Norman Robinson Stakes winner Polanski and Mitchelton Wines Vase winner Savvy Nature will also compete in the race.

The horse race handicappers have installed Savvy Nature as a slight favorite to win the Victoria Derby on Saturday.


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