Queensland Derby

  • Date: Saturday June 10, 2017
  • Racecourse: Doomben (Usually Eagle Farm)
  • Race Distance: 2,200m
  • Conditions: 3YO Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $600,000

2016 Queensland Derby News

Bosson to chase 2nd Caulfield Cup win on Gingernuts

Bosson to chase 2nd Caulfield Cup win on Gingernuts

Highly rated Kiwi jockey Opie Bosson has plenty of time to recover from a severe viral infection before teaming up again with Gingernuts to chase a second Caulfield Cup win during the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival.

Opie Bosson and Gingernuts, above, combine to win the 2017 Rosehill Guineas at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

Bosson …

The 2017 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 with the distance being reduced from 2400m to 2200m. The Queensland Derby 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).

2017 Queensland Derby Field

The 2017 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.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 215×517412 VOLATILE MIX (NZ) Darren Weir John Allen 20 57kg
2 112×522422 RUTHVEN Ciaron Maher Hugh Bowman 9 57kg
3 24121×1610 BLACK ON GOLD Chris Waller Tommy Berry 14 57kg
4 408×113010 MONGOLIAN WOLF Darren Weir Damian Lane 4 57kg
5 28×6446243 VIOLATE Brent Stanley Noel Callow 7 57kg
6 64122×216 SHOCKING LUCK (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 1 57kg
7 12×5137221 FONTEIN LAD Greg Eurell Ms Nikita Beriman 2 57kg
8 91×311925 SIZZLING BULLET Chris Waller Craig Williams 16 57kg
9 4231×2261 MONASTERIO (NZ) Chris Waller Tye Angland 13 57kg
10 8462421153 WU GOK Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 15 57kg
11 4410311764 HERE HE COMES (NZ) Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs Leith Innes 11 57kg
12 123×445421 ROCKSTAR REBEL Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 6 57kg
13 64×1701457 GARBHAN Mitch Newman Corey Brown 19 57kg
14 6×50620616 SHINE TAK STAR John Sargent Robbie Fradd 5 57kg
15 9500332105 DAZZLE EM SID Matt Kropp Luke Nolen 10 57kg
16 x317223318 ANA ROYALE Stuart Webb Mark Zahra 3 55kg
17e 422×13100 SHADOW VISION Kurt Goldman TBA 8 57kg
18e x116x09244 MANDALAY BAY Matt Laurie Luke Currie 21 57kg
19e 0x1157 TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 12 57kg
20e 0x621x5202 THE BARRACUDA Matt Kropp TBA 17 57kg
21e 960×458183 WAKE UP VICTA Lindsay Gough TBA 18 57kg

2017 Queensland Derby Nominations

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 13×7543 AD FINEM C 3 Trevor Rogers
2 43451×4936 ADATTO (NZ) G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman
3 3x9850x651 ALL OUT OF LOVE G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
4 76×24182 BEDFORD (NZ) G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman
5 7×225 BIT OF A LAD G 3 Darren Weir
6 7624121×16 BLACK ON GOLD G 3 Chris Waller
7 69x35311x2 BRINGIT C 3 Matthew Dunn
8 111×144 CAERLESS CHOICE G 3 Paul Messara
9 14×2 CARE TO THINK G 3 Matthew Dunn
10 61275×8021 CASTA G 3 Tony McEvoy
11 525×4221 CHARLTON C 3 Robbie Griffiths
12 9x CHEROKEE (NZ) G 3 Michael Moroney
13 2x4122x031 CLIFF G 3 Joe Cleary
14 87×23 COLORADO MISS F 3 John Sargent
15 764410311x COMIN’THROUGH (NZ) G 3 Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs
16 92 CRAFTY LION (NZ) G 3 Michael Moroney
17 506×00 DATUK ZADRAGON G 3 Chris Anderson
18 x109500332 DAZZLE EM SID G 3 Matt Kropp
19 6762×46 DIVISIONAL G 3 Gillian Heinrich & Ben Rodgers
20 9×42213 DODGE CITY G 3 Michael Moroney
21 7x54861x DRUMMERS CHANCE G 3 Brad Herne
22 67x2213x FALLACY F 3 Toby Edmonds
23 096564×325 FLIGHT PRINCE G 3 Brian Smith
24 1x FLYING FRED (NZ) G 3 Evan & J J Rayner
25 764x17014x GARBHAN G 3 Mitch Newman
26 6887×00 GLAMOUR BOY G 3 Gillian Heinrich & Ben Rodgers
27 8x544x2 HANCOCK G 3 Darryl Hansen
28 1562x3434x HARLOW GOLD (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
29 2×3331 HE EKSCELS (NZ) G 3 Richard Laming
30 1 HELLO BEAUTY (NZ) F 3 Gerald Ryan
31 47×21 HOT MONEY G 3 Kurt Goldman
32 5x67716x15 HUNDRED G 3 Brett Lunney
33 86×24 IVORYMAN (NZ) G 3 Joseph Pride
34 56×231364 JAKE THE MUSS (NZ) G 3 Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs
35 328×3 KING OF MONACO G 3 Melissa Leitch
36 24122×2344 KUBIS G 3 Robert Heathcote
37 7×645573 KUNMING G 3 Gary Moore
38 1x252L011x LET ME SAY THIS G 3 Steven O’dea
39 02×3231 LILYMORN (NZ) F 3 Michael Moroney
40 216 MAKFI LASS F 3 Brett Cavanough
41 5x116x092 MANDALAY BAY G 3 Matt Laurie
42 42×1 MIA ROSA F 3 Michael Moroney
43 936×14625 MISS STRATHALLAN F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
44 77×41 MOJESTIC F 3 Michael Moroney
45 1644221×07 MOLA RAM G 3 Barry Baldwin
46 4231×2 MONASTERIO (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller
47 1408×11301 MONGOLIAN WOLF G 3 Darren Weir
48 0x9 MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (NZ) C 3 Brian McGrath
49 2×1224 NETHERFIELD (NZ) G 3 Mick Price
50 x3672x8152 OCTAVIAN AUGUSTUS G 3 Chris Waller
51 216 ONLY CHOICE (NZ) G 3 Kurt Goldman
52 4213×5 ORDER AGAIN (NZ) G 3 Brian Smith
53 554 PEDRO XIMENEZ G 3 Michael Moroney
54 x54410x421 PETER JOHN (NZ) G 3 John Sargent
55 351x62027x PRIZED ICON C 3 James Cummings
56 3112×76 REALING G 3 Matthew Dunn
57 5x123x4454 ROCKSTAR REBEL C 3 Darren Weir
58 896×152231 ROTHABYE G 3 Trevor Miller
59 95x227x ROYAL RECEIVER G 3 David Vandyke
60 112×52242 RUTHVEN C 3 Ciaron Maher
61 27813 SAHARA EAGLE (NZ) G 3 John Sargent
62 45×3511 SAN PABLO G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
63 345×33141 SAN VINCENZO G 3 Michael Moroney
64 22513×31 SAVVAN (NZ) F 3 James Cummings
65 0732x SAVVY DRESSER (NZ) G 3 Mick Price
66 2 SAVWELL (NZ) G 3 David Vandyke
67 5651618×83 SCRAPS G 3 Heath Conners
68 6520×18343 SEBRING DREAM F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
69 422×13 SHADOW VISION G 3 Kurt Goldman
70 416×506206 SHINE TAK STAR G 3 John Sargent
71 64122×2 SHOCKING LUCK (NZ) G 3 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
72 6×423 SIDETRIP G 3 John Morrisey
73 91×31192 SIZZLING BULLET C 3 Chris Waller
74 5x29322x44 SMOOTH WHISKEY G 3 Chris Waller
75 x310x61433 SO POYSED G 3 Richard Laming
76 53 SOLO HEART G 3 Chris Waller
77 0x341x4379 SPARKLE F 3 Heath Conners
78 50 STRIKER THOMAS G 3 Jeffrey Chan
79 5374 SULIEN G 3 Mitch Newman
80 12×11 TAVIDREAM (NZ) G 3 Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs
81 0x621x52 THE BARRACUDA G 3 Matt Kropp
82 76x1x3 THE HARROVIAN C 3 Jim Conlan
83 2112 THINK BABE C 3 Darren Weir
84 0x11 TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ) G 3 Michael Moroney
85 610×3271 TRAVANCORE (NZ) C 3 Bryce Heys
86 22×3 TRULY HIGH G 3 Darren Weir
87 65640×9431 TUMULTUOUS G 3 Chris Waller
88 2×5010 UBER COUGAR (NZ) F 3 Michael Moroney
89 x61533x018 VALENTINO ROSSA G 3 Jason Coyle
90 1144×48832 VELADERO C 3 Chris Waller
91 45×31 VILLARRICA F 3 Michael Moroney
92 632×5 VINDEX G 3 Matthew Smith
93 2828×64462 VIOLATE C 3 Brent Stanley
94 2215×5174 VOLATILE MIX (NZ) C 3 Darren Weir
95 960×4581 WAKE UP VICTA G 3 Lindsay Gough
96 5533 WE’LL MEET AGAIN (NZ) G 3 Michael Moroney
97 x846242115 WU GOK G 3 Chris Waller
98 116×7 ZAMEX C 3 Matthew Dunn

Queensland Derby Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 Ruthven 2 Rockstar Rebel 3 Ana Royale 2:14.45
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