$501 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $501 in bonuses*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.

A last-minute decision to start has turned into a Group One triumph after Fiveandahalfstar won the $1.5 million Victoria Derby at Flemington on Saturday.

It was only on the advice of jockey Damien Oliver that trainer Anthony Cummings pressed ahead with plans to run the gelding in Australia’s oldest classic.

“I’m glad that I was able to talk Anthony into running,” Oliver said.

“He couldn’t have had him any fitter and he turned out to be the best stayer on the day.”

Fiveandahalfstar tracked the leader Jimando throughout the 2500m race before working his way to the front as the field swept into the straight.

He lifted strongly under Oliver’s urgings when challenged by Super Cool and drew clear late to beat the Mark Kavanagh-trained galloper.

Rawnaq flashed home late to take the minor placing.

Race favourite, the New Zealand-trained It’s A Dundeel, raced in the second half of the field and never raised the hopes of his backers.

 
$501 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $501 in bonus bets*
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $250*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $501*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first deposit
    matched
    up to
    $500*
    CLAIM NOW
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Star jockey cops big suspension

Leading jockey Willie Pike will spend almost a month on the sidelines after being outed for a shift in the...

Crowd favourites long career ends

Lindsay Park’s stable stalwart Extra Zero has been retired after a racing career spanning 109 starts. The 11-year-old, trained by...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2017 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved.

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.