The 2017 Rough Habit Plate is a Group 3 race that is run at Doomben racecourse in Brisbane in May each year. Run over a distance of [cf race_distance], the Rough Habit Plate takes place as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
The Rough Habit Plate is run under set-weight conditions and is open to three-year-old horses only. The race is worth a total of $125,000 in prize money.
The Rough Habit Plate was first run in 1994 when it was won by a horse named Tenor. The race is often contested by three-year-olds that are looking to run in the Group 1 Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm, which takes place in June over 2,400 metres.
The Rough Habit Plate is also an ideal race for fillies that are looking to run in the Group 1 Queensland Oaks later in the winter carnival. Horses that run in the Rough Habit Plate have often come via races such as the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes at the Gold Coast a week prior.
The Rough Habit Plate is held on BTC Cup Day, which is one of the biggest race days in the winter carnival. The race shares its day with the Group 1 BTC Cup, Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap and Listed Bribie Handicap.
Notable winners of the Rough Habit Plate include Dodge (1998), Kincourt (2000), Russian Pearl (2004), Empires Choice (2007) and Fillydelphia (2011).
2017 Rough Habit Plate Field
The Rough Habit Plate field is usually announced on the Wednesday prior to the race. Because of the race’s massive popularity, the Rough Habit Plate field often receives a considerable amount of attention.
The 2017 Rough Habit Plate field is provided below.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||1144×48832||VELADERO||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||10||57kg||85|
|2||111×144||CAERLESS CHOICE||Paul Messara||Glen Colless||15||57kg||77|
|3||1408×11301||MONGOLIAN WOLF||Darren Weir||Brenton Avdulla||1||57kg||87|
|4||2828×64462||VIOLATE||Brent Stanley||Jim Byrne||3||57kg||73|
|5||1x252L0116||LET ME SAY THIS||Steven O’dea||Paul Hammersley||8||57kg||64|
|6||7644103117||HERE HE COMES (NZ)||Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs||Leith Innes||7||57kg||73|
|8||24122×2344||KUBIS||Robert Heathcote||Robbie Fradd||5||57kg||67|
|9||x54410x421||PETER JOHN (NZ)||John Sargent||Damian Browne||6||57kg||69|
|10||422×131||SHADOW VISION||Kurt Goldman||TBA||11||57kg||64|
|11||1095003321||DAZZLE EM SID||Matt Kropp||Andrew Spinks||9||57kg||64|
|12||4213×51||ORDER AGAIN (NZ)||Brian Smith||Larry Cassidy||16||57kg||69|
|13||5x67716x15||HUNDRED||Brett Lunney||Luke Tarrant||2||57kg||63|
|14||64122×2||SHOCKING LUCK (NZ)||Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards||Opie Bosson||12||57kg||74|
|15||6×4235||SIDETRIP||Scott Morrisey||James Orman||13||57kg||–|
|16||5844×7884||BOUCHARD (NZ)||Rochelle Smith||TBA||14||55kg||–|
2017 Rough Habit Plate Nominations
Because it runs on the first major day of racing during the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival, the Rough Habit Plate nominations are eagerly awaited by punters and race fans. Many trainers enter their horses into the Rough Habit Plate nominations as a means of getting back into the swing of racing.
The 2017 Rough Habit Plate nominations are published here.
Rough Habit Plate Stakes Winners & Results
Below you will find a list of Rough Habit Plate winners and results since 2000.
Race length changed from 2020m to 2100m in 2013, then to 2000m in 2014.
|2017||1 Shocking Luck||2 Order Again||3 Veladero||2:06.11|
|2016||1 Mackintosh||2 Cylinder Beach||3 Brazen||2:02.81|
|2015||1 Sadler’s Lake||2 Upham||3 Jumbo Prince||2:03.16|
|2014||1 Amexed||2 Telepathic||3 Glorious Lad||2:03.2|
|2013||1 Hawkspur||2 Survived||3 Usainity||2:15.22|
|2012||1 Brambles||2 Margins||3 Poste Restante||2:03.1|
|2011||1 Fillydelphia||2 Hour of Peril||3 Chateau Fort||2:05.4|
|2010||1 The Hombre||2 Tee Emar||3 Sanderson||2:04.6|
|2009||1 Rockdale||2 Rezyana||3 Larry’s Never Late||2:10.1|
|2008||1 Mission Critical||2 Moatize||3 My Limit||2:05.1|
|2007||1 Empires Choice||2 Sands Of Time||3 Ready When You Are||2:04.8|
|2006||1 Belmonte||2 Master Denis||3 Beauty Watch||2:04.2|
|2005||1 Activation||2 Eremein||3 Roving Owl||2:03.9|
|2004||1 Russian Pearl||2 Reclaim||3 Set Up||2:04.0|
|2003||1 Bobs Boy||2 King Of Them All||3 Half Hennessy||2:16.2|
|2002||1 Distinctly Secret||2 Tellson||3 Vega Sicilia||2:13.5|
|2001||1 De Gaulle Lane||2 Pimpala Player||3 Altiero||2:04.2|
|2000||1 Kincourt||2 Bear Raid||3 Vallant Road||2:06.0|