Queensland Derby

  • Date: Saturday June 6, 2015
  • Racecourse: Doomben (Usually Eagle Farm)
  • Race Distance: 2,400m
  • Conditions: 3YO Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $600,000

2016 Queensland Derby News

Weights to determine Cylinder Beach’s Villiers Stakes Fate

Weights to determine Cylinder Beach’s Villiers Stakes Fate

Eagle Farm trainer Desleigh Forster will wait until the weights are released for the Group 2 $250,000 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on December 17 before confirming a start for Cylinder Beach.

Cylinder Beach, above, could head to Sydney for the Villiers Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Forster collected her second Stakes success …

The 2016 Queensland Derby is a Group 1 race that is run as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival in June of each year. Worth $600,000, this year the Queensland Derby is run at Doomben Racecourse under set-weight conditions. The Queensland Derby is run over a distance of 2,400 metres and is open to three-year-old horses only. The Queensland Derby is run on the same day as both the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap and the Group 1 The TJ Smith (JJ Atkins).

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The first Queensland Derby was run in 1871 when it was won by Hermit. The race was held in Gayndah for the first three years of its running, but was moved to Eagle Farm in 1871. The race was held twice in 1870, with both races being won by the same horse; Grafton. The Queensland Derby was not held from 1873-1877 and then again from 1942-1946 due to the Second World War. The race was not held for the last time in 1972. De Gaulle Lane holds the record for the fastest winning time of 2 minutes and 25.2 seconds, while the slowest winning time was posted by Rough Habit (1990) who passed the post in 2 minutes and 39.3 seconds.

The most commonly used lead-up races to the Queensland Derby are the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate, which takes place two weeks prior at Doomben Racecourse, and the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes the week before. Empire Choice (2007) has taken out the Rough Habit Plate and Queensland Derby double, while Ice Chariot (2006) picked up the Grand Prix Stakes double. Other notable winners of the Queensland Derby include Tulloch (1957), Kingston Town (1980), Strawberry Road (1983) and Dariana (2010).

2016 Queensland Derby Field

The 2016 Queensland Derby field will undoubtedly be the cream of the crop. A number of very talented three years olds are potential inclusions in the 2016 Queensland Derby field. Final acceptances for the 2016 Queensland Derby field are announced on Wednesday, June 3rd.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 3221211113 HOWARD BE THY NAME Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 2 57kg 100
2 632×906522 ETYMOLOGY John O’Shea James McDonald 19 57kg 90
3 1410111 MACKINTOSH (NZ) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 5 57kg 95
4 534x31x129 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) Desleigh Forster Michael Cahill 10 57kg 85
5 2×02402086 I’M BELUCCI Desleigh Forster Jim Byrne 12 57kg 73
6 314×292021 ENCOSTA LINE Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 8 57kg 75
7 58111×2842 EAGLE WAY Bryan Guy Tommy Berry 11 57kg 80
8 22×341141 RODRICO Chris Waller Joao Moreira 13 57kg 76
9 76×1820722 COLONEL CUSTER (NZ) Bjorn Baker Adam Hyeronimus 18 57kg 72
10 074×743447 RED ALTO Paul Banks Damien Oliver 7 57kg
11 9×41413890 MULTIFACETS (NZ) Chris Waller Tim Clark 9 57kg 76
12 11218×5135 BRAZEN David Vandyke Zac Purton 17 57kg 77
13 352×141174 ESCHIELE John O’Shea Damian Browne 3 57kg 75
14 1×4271223 ADMIRAL JELLO Kris Lees Aaron Bullock 15 57kg 70
15 844411014 SNAPPER John Morrisey Ryan Wiggins 14 57kg 68
16 480×961316 MAVEN WIZ Anthony Cummings Tye Angland 1 57kg 66
17 35218394 STAR ZONE Brian Gentle Jason Collett 6 57kg 63
18 5×2510 HARVARD (NZ) Ciaron Maher Dwayne Dunn 16 57kg 63
19e 686×95217 SLAUGHTER BAY Bryan Dais 4 57kg 60

2016 Queensland Derby Nominations

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 1313×85020 AMBIENCE F 3 John O’Shea 1 55kg
2 3221211113 HOWARD BE THY NAME C 3 Darren Weir 2 57kg
3 632×906522 ETYMOLOGY C 3 John O’Shea 3 57kg
4 1410111 MACKINTOSH (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller 4 57kg
5 x82x111431 KEBEDE F 3 Matthew Dunn 5 55kg
6 21×1113 IMPOSING LASS (NZ) F 3 Bjorn Baker 6 55kg
7 534x31x129 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) G 3 Desleigh Forster 7 57kg
8 2×02402086 I’M BELUCCI C 3 Desleigh Forster 8 57kg
9 314×292021 ENCOSTA LINE G 3 Chris Waller 9 57kg
10 58111×2842 EAGLE WAY G 3 Bryan Guy 10 57kg
11 2314×00056 DAWNIE PERFECT F 3 Clarry Conners 11 55kg
12 22×341141 RODRICO G 3 Chris Waller 12 57kg
13 76×1820722 COLONEL CUSTER (NZ) C 3 Bjorn Baker 13 57kg
14 074×743447 RED ALTO G 3 Paul Banks 14 57kg
15 9×41413890 MULTIFACETS (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 15 57kg
16 11218×5135 BRAZEN G 3 David Vandyke 16 57kg
17 352×141174 ESCHIELE G 3 John O’Shea 17 57kg
18 419×331 TAVI BAY (NZ) F 3 Henry Dwyer 18 55kg
19 1×4271223 ADMIRAL JELLO C 3 Kris Lees 19 57kg
20 844411014 SNAPPER C 3 John Morrisey 20 57kg
21 321×510900 LAST TYPHOON C 3 Robert Smerdon 21 57kg
22 1416×41 PROVOCATIVE (NZ) F 3 Tony Pike 22 55kg
23 480×961316 MAVEN WIZ G 3 Anthony Cummings 23 57kg
24 35218394 STAR ZONE G 3 Brian Gentle 24 57kg
25 28x8x221 CILLA (NZ) F 3 John Sargent 25 55kg
26 51500×0504 IRON BOSS C 3 Mark Kavanagh 26 57kg
27 5×2510 HARVARD (NZ) G 3 Ciaron Maher 27 57kg
28 686×95217 SLAUGHTER BAY G 3 Bryan Dais 28 57kg

Queensland Derby Winners & Results

Below you will find a list of previous winners of the Queensland Derby since 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Eagle Way 2 Rodrico 3 I’m Belucci 2:32.34
2015 1 Magicool 2 Werther 3 Jumbo Prince 2:15.09
2014 1 Sonntag 2 Pinstripe Lane 3 Vilanova 2:28.3
2013 1 Hawkspur 2 Electric Fusion 3 Honorius 2:27.89
2012 1 Brambles 2 Quintessential 3 Westsouthwest 2:29.7
2011 1 Shootoff 2 Shez Sinsational 3 Heidilicious 2:28.73
2010 1 Dariana 2 Kutchinsky 3 Miss Keepsake 2:26.4
2009 1 Court Ruler 2 Shocking 3 Larry’s Never Late 2:34.4
2008 1 Riva San 2 Petushki 3 Moatize 2:36.9
2007 1 Empires Choice 2 Volcanic Star 3 Sirmione 2:32.9
2006 1 Ice Chariot 2 Cape Breton 3 Loanhead 2:30.6
2005 1 Lachlan River 2 Lords A Leaping 3 Vitesse Dane 2:26.5
2004 1 Toulouse Lautrec 2 Devastating 3 Set Up 2:26.5
2003 1 Half Hennessy 2 Schumpeter 3 King Of Them All 2:27.7
2002 1 County Tyrone 2 Galroof 3 Miss Bussell 2:29.0
2001 1 De Gaulle Lane 2 Tempest Morn 3 Lottery Prize 2:25.2
2000 1 Freemason 2 Citras Prince 3 Maguire 2:27.3