The race is either held late in October or early in November every year. It usually starts on a Saturday ahead of the first Tuesday of November, which is scheduled for the Melbourne Cup. The carnival first started in 1855, and it is now worth prize money of $2 million and run over 2500 meters.
The Victoria Derby Day for 2020 will start on Saturday, October 31.
How to Bet
As one of the biggest races in the Australian racing calendar, the Victoria Derby Day is also huge in the wagering world. If you want to bet on some of the great horses in the race, you should source the best bookmaker in ahead of schedule.
Fortunately, if you are not a regular punter, there are a lot of online bookmakers you can bet with, such as Ladbrokes, BetEasy, and Sportsbet. Once you selected a bookmaker, you need to sign up for a betting account through their site or mobile app, if available. Fortunately, signing up and depositing in your account can be done in just a few minutes. Once you have a funded betting account, you can start browsing through the available Victoria Derby Day markets and start betting.
Betting markets for the derby open months ahead of the race, with future prices from bookmakers. Once the derby field is published on the week of the Victoria Derby Day, these markets are reduced.
Live Streaming and Media Coverage
With a huge following, coverage of the Victoria Derby day is easily accessible. The race can be streamed in various platforms, including your TV, mobile, phone, or desktop.
The rights to broadcast the carnival in Australian households is currently under Channel 7.
Online streaming of the tournament has also become popular, and it can be accessed using mobile devices or computers.
Online betting sites that support live streaming options such as Ladbrokes, Crownbet, and Sportsbet are also accessible to punters.
Victoria Derby Day Info
The Victoria Derby race in 2020 will be at Flemington racetrack in Melbourne. It has a maximum allowed of 16 field runners for 2500 meter-stretch competing for the $2 million prize money.
The field and barriers for the Victoria Derby are scheduled for announcement on Wednesday, October 30.
Victoria Derby Day Bet Back
The Victoria Derby Day is another big day for Australian online bookmakers. With a lot of punters looking for the best platform to bet with, bookmakers feature a lot of offers and promotions to lure more punters.
One of the most popular betting offers for Victoria Derby Day is the money-back promotion for the 2nd and 3rd place on the race. Some bookmakers offer the same promotion for the 4th and 5th place as well.
The biggest bet back promotions from online bookmakers usually come out on days closer to the date of the race.