Victoria Derby

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Stayers get stage to shine

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Michael Lynch The VRC St Leger is tucked away towards the end of the season, bookended by the Australian and South Australian derbies.

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Victoria Derby winner Polanski's career on the line after being injured at Caulfield

Patrick Bartley Robbie Laing-trained three-year-old injured during group 1 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield.

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Watch for surprises in Victoria Derby

Complacent, ridden by Christian Reith, wins the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick on October 12.

Michael Lynch For punters, classic races – in theory – should be the easiest to sort out. But there is one race that quite often proves the exception - the Victoria Derby.

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Victoria Derby: Hugh Bowman likes Polanski, but punters don't agree

Polanski ridden by Hugh Bowman

Chris Roots Hugh Bowman is a visitor to Melbourne but in Polanski he has the best hometown chance in the Victoria Derby.

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Savvy Nature primed after Victoria Derby barrier draw

Savvy Nature

Chris Roots John O'Shea has been building towards Saturday's Victoria Derby since May and his charge, Savvy Nature, has soared into favouritism after the barrier draw for the classic.

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Race day: Victoria Derby

Ray Huxley - race day

Ray Huxley There is no worse barrier for a horse to draw wide in this country than the 2500-metre start at Flemington.

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Polanski outstays rivals in Victoria Derby

Victoria Derby winner Polanski ridden by Hugh Bowman.

Bargain-buy Polanski has confirmed his superior staying ability to win the 1.5 million dollar Victoria Derby.

Victoria Derby in reach for real Deel

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Patrick Bartley EXPERIENCED horseman Murray Baker found it hard to contain his joy after he uncovered the new Victoria Derby favourite It's A Dundeel, with the three-year-old putting up a stunning performance to win...

The Victoria Derby. It's not all black and white.

The Victoria Derby. It's not all black and white

Victoria Derby Day.

Derby Day is here and we've scoured Fairfax's archive for some of the great moments from past Victoria Derbies. Selected images available from www.fairfaxsyndication.com.

Gamble pays off in Victoria Derby for Cummings

Caryl Williamson Victoria Derby ANTHONY CUMMINGS' gamble in running Fiveandahalfstar in the Victoria Derby has paid the highest dividend: victory in a race he has dreamed of winning most of his life.

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Superb day, great fields, but where were the punters?

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Max Presnell Only 25,525 went to Royal Randwick on Saturday for an outstanding program on a brilliant day, confirming racegoing is struggling to be a popular spectator sport in Sydney.

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McEvoy backs tough colt Tupac as being here to stay

Kerrin McEvoy

Chris Roots Kerrin McEvoy has rode plenty of staying three-year-olds in his time in Europe and Tupac Amaru gives him the feel of a young horse which will run the two miles of the Sydney Cup at Randwick on...

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Championships kick off with local brilliance

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Max Presnell “A fantastic carnival ... going to be internationally renowned,” decreed Greg Carpenter, the chief Racing Victoria handicapper, and a worthwhile opinion at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

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Trainer Anthony Cummings wants firm track for Derby hope Thunder Fantasy

Chris Roots Like many trainers Anthong Cummings has been priming a team for the  opening day of the Championships at Randwick on Saturday, but like many he has an eye on the weather.

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Hugh Bowman scores Criterion ride in Australian Derby

Booked for Criterion: Proven performer Hugh Bowman will ride the favourite in the Australian Derby.

Chris Roots David Payne only confirmed Hugh Bowman as the rider for Australian Derby favourite Criterion earlier in the week but he was never concerned about finding a jockey.

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Lankan Rupee headlines a Championships day to remember

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Max Presnell The Championships, featuring Lankan Rupee in the T.J. Smith against international opposition, promises to live up to the title at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

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Day of firsts for NZ trainer Paul Richards and jockey Chris Johnson

Natuzzi wins

Andrew Garvey It was a day of firsts for New Zealand trainer Paul Richards and jockey Chris Johnson.

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No Payne, no gain: Criterion holds off rivals to win Australian Derby

Hugh beauty: Hugh Bowman wins on Criterion.

Chris Roots David Payne has won South Africa’s biggest race, the Durban July, as a jockey and trainer but Criterion gave him an Australian Derby after outstaying his rivals in a slog at Randwick on Saturday.

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Ray Selkrig's life in the saddle anything but a drag

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Max Presnell Buoyed by the ups, the downs and the drags – including a miracle – of being a jockey, Ray Selkrig remains joyful.

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Craig Williams lands Australian Derby ride on New Zealander Puccini

General shots of Gai Waterhouse and early morning training at Sydney's Randwick Racecourse. Sept 2012.
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Landing the ATC Australian Derby ride on Puccini has come as a welcome surprise for jockey Craig Williams.