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The 2019 Victoria Derby
Date: Saturday 2nd November 2018
Conditions: 3yo Set Weights Group 1
2018 Winner: Extra Brut
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The Race: First run in 1855, 6 years before the first running of the Melbourne Cup. The original distance was the classic 12 furlongs (approx. 2400m) until 1972 when it was thought that the race would be safer with an extra 100m between the start and the first turn. Derby Day is often the biggest attendance day of the Flemington Melbourne Cup Carnival with four Group 1 races on the Saturday card ahead of the Melbourne Cup the following Tuesday.
Champion Winners: Briseis 1876 (Melbourne Cup), Chester 1877 (Melbourne Cup), Phar Lap 1929 (also 1930 Melbourne Cup), Skipton 1941 (Melbourne Cup), Tulloch (1957), Tobin Bronze (1965), Comic Court 1948 (1950 Melbourne Cup), Dulcify 1978 (1979 Cox Plate) Red Anchor 1984 (Cox Plate), Elvstroem 2003 (2004 Caulfield Cup), Efficient 2006 (2007 Melbourne Cup).
Lead Up Form: AAMI Vase, Caulfield Guineas, Geelong Classic.
Time: Track record for the Flemington 2500m is 2:33.00 (Kawtuban)
The Track: Flemington is racing headquarters in Victoria, a spacious track with sweeping turns and a long home straight.
Track Bias, Barriers: The 2500m start is situated just before the first turn in front of the grandstand in the home straight. An inside barrier is a slight advantage. It is difficult to lead all the way due to the distance involved.
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