The 2018 Doomben Roses is a Group 2 race held at Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane during the early part of the Brisbane winter carnival. It is an event for three year old fillies run over a journey of 2000m.
For many this will be the first time they step out to this type of distance and they’ll do so under set weight conditions.
The race is worth a healthy $175,000 in prize money and is held on the venue’s biggest day of racing, Group 1 Doomben Cup Day.
It is the second day of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival and on a program that includes no less than five Group events.
While Brisbane horses tend to make up the majority of these fields, more and more trainers are travelling up from the southern states and from New Zealand.
It is the perfect lead up to the Group 1 Queensland Oaks over 2400m at Eagle Farm in June and that race is now a very popular one.
There had been a decade long gap for fillies looking for the Doomben Roses, Queensland Oaks double dating back to Ethereal in 2001.
That was broken in 2011 though when another New Zealand horse, Scarlett Lady, blew away her rivals in both events.
For the very best horses they may even have a go at the Queensland Derby after the Oaks against the colts and geldings.
The majority of these horses will be sighted again during the spring carnivals however they won’t always go on to huge heights.
Previous winners of the Doomben Roses include The Jewel in 2003, Gaze in 2006 Awesome Planet in 2009 and Marheta in 2010.
2018 Doomben Roses Field
As soon as details are finalised, the 2017 Doomben Roses field will be published here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||11313×8502||AMBIENCE||John O’Shea||James McDonald||4||56.5kg||98|
|2||013x90x081||LOOK TO THE STARS||David Vandyke||Blake Spriggs||5||56.5kg||87|
|3||21×111||IMPOSING LASS (NZ)||Bjorn Baker||Jason Collett||18||56.5kg||82|
|4||180×667320||ALASKAN ROSE (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Robbie Fradd||16||56.5kg||77|
|5||31×4512492||SELF ESTEEM||Peter & Paul Snowden||Tim Clark||14||56.5kg||81|
|6||346×511326||QUEEN OF WANDS||Clarry Conners||Michael Cahill||12||56.5kg||79|
|7||62314×0005||DAWNIE PERFECT||Clarry Conners||Kerrin McEvoy||13||56.5kg||79.5|
|8||4x25210x40||SEBRING SALLY||Chris Waller||Glen Colless||11||56.5kg||74|
|9||31331×562||CHANDANA||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||10||56.5kg||74|
|10||4x82x11143||KEBEDE||Matthew Dunn||Jim Byrne||9||56.5kg||73|
|11||22×12144||FALKENBERG||Peter & Paul Snowden||Damian Browne||6||56.5kg||73|
|12||61055×66||DULVERTON||Robert Smerdon||Thomas Sadler (a)||1||56.5kg||64|
|13||112×84||BACKSTREET LOVER||Jason Warren||Paul Hammersley||3||56.5kg||68|
|14||8x4x18x323||THEMIS||Gai Waterhouse||Blake Shinn||21||56.5kg||68|
|15||13×461491||MYSTIC OPAL||Chris Anderson||Brad Stewart||17||56.5kg||67|
|16||2111||LYRICIST||Toby Edmonds||Jeff Lloyd||7||56.5kg||70|
|17e||x60x622x31||SAHARA SIREN||Alan L Jones||James Orman (a)||19||56.5kg||67|
|18e||6x0621x201||PASSION IN FLIGHT QTIS Bonus Scheme||Gary Hineman||Ms Tegan Harrison||15||56.5kg||62|
|19e||44×46337||ZASORCERESS (NZ)||Jason Warren||–||2||56.5kg||–|
|20e||114L3||ROMANTIC MAID||Roger James||–||20||56.5kg||68|
|21e||10×09||ZAFIKI (NZ)||Robert Smerdon||–||8||56.5kg||62|
2017 Doomben Roses Nominations
The Doomben Roses nominations are usually released on the Monday prior to the race itself. As one of the better staying events for fillies, the Doomben Roses nominations attract quite a lot of horses each year.
The 2017 Doomben Roses nominations will be provided below.
Doomben Roses Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the Doomben Roses since 2000 with winning times.
|2017||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2016||1 Kebede||2 Sebring Sally||3 Imposing Lass||2:02.5|
|2015||1 Bohemian Lily||2 Col ‘N’ Lil||3 Whatalovelyday||2:04.0|
|2014||1 Arabian Gold||2 Tinto||3 Tornado Miss||2:03.1|
|2013||1 Dear Demi||2 Gondokoro||3 Vaquera||2:05.4|
|2012||1 Invest||2 Miss Artistic||3 Scorpio Queen||2:04.1|
|2011||1 Scarlett Lady||2 Savannah’s Choice||3 Divorces||2:04.0|
|2010||1 Marheta||2 Femina Fashion||3 Dariana||2:03.5|
|2009||1 Awesome Planet||2 Ekstreme||3 Purple||2:04.3|
|2008||1 Heavenly Glow||2 Pentacity||3 Miss Maren||2:05.5|
|2007||1 Lasoron||2 My Ladys Chamber||3 Eskimo Queen||2:03.0|
|2006||1 Gaze||2 Upstaged||3 Zenarta||2:03.5|
|2005||1 Cinque Cento||2 Ponte Piccolo||3 Fiery Sunset||2:04.0|
|2004||1 Natural Woman||2 Charmview||3 Imana||2:04.3|
|2003||1 The Jewel||2 Crianca||3 Domielle||2:04.9|
|2002||1 Palidamah||2 Faiza||3 Quays||2:01.9|
|2001||1 Ethereal||2 Life Is Beautiful||3 Dandify||2:04.3|
|2000||1 Avilde||2 Miss Zoe||3 Citirecruit||2:05.4|