In defense of tradition – and a look at the last 20 winners

The Victoria Derby run in spring over 2500m is an elusive race. It takes a precocious stayer to win, and pushes trainers to the edges of their ability in our sprint focused nation. One matter is consistent; every year a portion of racing pundits call the for VRC Derby to be shortened in distance.

Yet almost every year, the race provides the racing industry with a good horse.