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Weekend Lead-ups Could be Key to Queensland Derby

Weekend Lead-ups Could be Key to Queensland Derby

23 May, 2013

The Queensland Derby picture is likely to be a lot clearer after Saturday, with some key lead-up races taking place this weekend.

Hawkspur is one of many horses having a Queensland Derby lead-up on Saturday. Photo by: Daniel Costello.

At Doomben, many will press their claims in traditional lead-up the Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) while …

Baker’s Ambitious Queensland Derby Prospect

Baker’s Ambitious Queensland Derby Prospect

21 May, 2013

Top Kiwi trainer Murray Baker is set to unveil the second weapon in his Queensland Derby double attack in the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Murray Baker (right) has two horses entered for the Grand Prix Stakes. Photo by: Steve Hart.

Baker has entered Ambitious Champion to make his Australian …

Survived Arrives and Thriving for Rough Habit

Survived Arrives and Thriving for Rough Habit

10 May, 2013

New Zealand gelding Survived has overcome the first barrier to winter carnival success, arriving fit and healthy in Brisbane on Thursday.

The Queensland Derby favourite made the trip from Auckland with a host of other winter carnival contenders and immediately settled in to his new surrounds.

Trainer John Bary said the in-form stayer is a …

Survived to Kick Off QLD Derby Campaign

Survived to Kick Off QLD Derby Campaign

7 May, 2013

Early Queensland Derby favourite Survived will get the chance to show what all the fuss is about when he kicks off his winter campaign in the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2100m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

The New Zealand gelding completed the first part of his journey from Hastings to Auckland on Tuesday and …

Kiwis Could Hold Key to Queensland Derby

Kiwis Could Hold Key to Queensland Derby

2 May, 2013

There’s still five weeks until the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) but it is a group of New Zealand gallopers that appear to hold the strongest early hopes for the $500,000 staying test.

Murray Baker (right) has entered two horses for the Queensland Derby. Photo by: Steve Hart.

Of the 120 horses entered yesterday for …

Usainity to head to Queensland after Frank Packer win

Usainity to head to Queensland after Frank Packer win

27 Apr, 2013

Kiwi three year old Usainity will now head to Queensland for the Brisbane Winter Carnival after scoring a narrow win in the Group 3 $125,000 Johnnie Walker Frank Packer Plate (2000m) at Randwick today.

Usainity holds off Honorius to win the Group 3 Frank Packer Plate. Photo by Steve Hart

Top jockey Hugh Bowman gave …