Rough Habit Plate

  • Date: Saturday May 14, 2016
  • Racecourse: Doomben
  • Race Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 3YO Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $125,000

2016 Rough Habit Plate 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 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 2000m, the Rough Habit Plate takes place as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

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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).

2016 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 2016 Rough Habit Plate field is provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 132×024020 I’M BELUCCI Desleigh Forster Jim Byrne 12 57kg 74
2 3534x31x1 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) Desleigh Forster Michael Cahill 3 57kg 84
3 x458111x28 EAGLE WAY Bryan Guy Paul Hammersley 10 57kg 70
4 759×414138 MULTIFACETS (NZ) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 8 57kg 76
5 Dx1475x934 SHOTACROSS THE BOW David Murphy Brad Pengelly 5 57kg 72.5
6 14101 MACKINTOSH (NZ) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 4 57kg 76
7 1213×19 TRAFALGAR Chris Waller Jason Collett 9 57kg 76
8 352×1411 ESCHIELE John O’Shea Damian Browne 13 57kg 73
9 4x11218x51 BRAZEN David Vandyke Brad Rawiller 11 57kg 75
10 53×1524171 SKYTREK Barry Lockwood Ric McMahon 14 57kg 66
11 30×8344011 EXCELLENT SPIRIT Pat Duff Jeff Lloyd 6 57kg 61
12 4x64253x46 KUTTAMURRA AL Robert Heathcote Ryan Wiggins 7 57kg
13 05×21044 FLYING LABELLE Kelly Schweida Glen Colless 1 57kg 66
14 x25x58x189 TAP THIS Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Spriggs 2 55kg 70

2016 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 2016 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.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
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