News About: 2011 Queensland Derby

Rogerson Shoots Down Fillies in Derby

Rogerson Shoots Down Fillies in Derby

11 Jun, 2011

Graham Rogerson has capped off a remarkable week by taking out the Group One Queensland Derby with Shootoff.

Shootoff, who was favourite for the race, had to fend off the late charges by fillies Shez Sinsational and Heidilicious to eventually win by half a length.

Shootoff was given a dream ride by Michael Rodd, who…

Punters Predict Girls Day Out in Derby

Punters Predict Girls Day Out in Derby

11 Jun, 2011

Fillies Heidilicious and Shez Sinsational have been backed to beat the colts and geldings in today’s Group One Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm.

Sportingbet Australia CEO Michael Sullivan has said that the money is coming hard and fast for the fillies in the Group One 2400m classic.

“Punters have shown a lot of confidence recently…

Eagle Farm Track Conditions and Scratching’s

Eagle Farm Track Conditions and Scratching’s

11 Jun, 2011

Eagle Farm is set to host one of Brisbane’s biggest racing days of the year today with three Group Ones, two Group Two’s and three listed races set down for the 2011 Stradbroke Handicap day.

The track staff at Eagle Farm have produced a perfect Good 3 racing surface for the feature race day, with…

From London Into QLD Derby, Quarterbar Scratched

From London Into QLD Derby, Quarterbar Scratched

10 Jun, 2011

Quarterbar was on track to creating an incredible story in the 2011 Queensland Derby but he has been forced to withdraw from the field due to injury.

The Michael Moroney trained runner was pulled out of the race after significant swelling was discovered in his off fore leg.

Stewards were made aware of the situation…

Silencing Shootoff The Key To QLD Derby – Sadler

Silencing Shootoff The Key To QLD Derby – Sadler

9 Jun, 2011

John Sadler is echoing the sentiments of just about every trainer in the Queensland Derby at the moment, that it’s going to take one hell of a horse to bring down Shootoff.

Sadler’s chances lie with Heidilicious at Eagle Farm this Saturday and he has no doubts about where his main competition lies.

Shootoff has…

Stradbroke & TJ On Bowman’s Pre-Flight Checklist

Stradbroke & TJ On Bowman’s Pre-Flight Checklist

9 Jun, 2011

While Hugh Bowman packs all the essentials before he heads off to England there’s one thing he’d like to take with him more than anything, a Group 1 win.

Bowman will have his final ride in Australia this Saturday at Eagle Farm and then head off to Europe for a six week riding stint.

It’s…

Quarterbar Can Reach New Heights In Derby

Quarterbar Can Reach New Heights In Derby

9 Jun, 2011

Quarterbar snuck in as the final entry in the 2011 Queensland Derby and trainer Michael Moroney is hoping he can sneak under the radar again to score a surprise win in the race.

The colt looked like being a major player when he travelled up to Brisbane and he ran second at Eagle Farm across…

Shootoff The Horse To Beat In QLD Derby

Shootoff The Horse To Beat In QLD Derby

8 Jun, 2011

With the hype around Graeme Rogerson’s Scarlett Lady over the last few weeks it’s easy to forget about his other top class runner.

In fact when Scarlett Lady was not accepted for the Queensland Derby many assumed that the trainer was sacrificing a rare Group 1opportunity.

In reality that couldn’t be farther from the truth…

Chris Munce Books Ripper Stradbroke Day Card

Chris Munce Books Ripper Stradbroke Day Card

8 Jun, 2011

Chris Munce is yet to really announce himself during the Brisbane Winter Carnival as the local jockey struggles to pick up as many top shelf rides as he’s used to.

He’s a man that certainly knows how to shine in Queensland’s biggest races and this Saturday is his last chance to leave a mark in…

Carmody’s Single Chance Gets Boost In QLD Derby

Carmody’s Single Chance Gets Boost In QLD Derby

8 Jun, 2011

Craig Carmody probably has one of the smallest stables represented in the Queensland Derby and his horse Single is also the most lightly raced.

That may lead many to overlook them as a winning chance but both the horse and trainer continue to punch above their weight meaning anything is possible at Eagle Farm this…