Rough Habit Plate

  • Date: Saturday May 13, 2017
  • Racecourse: Doomben
  • Race Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 3YO Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $125,000

2016 Rough Habit Plate News

Queensland Derby’s reduced distance will suit Shocking Luck

Queensland Derby’s reduced distance will suit Shocking Luck

The reduced distance of 2200m for the Group 1 $600,000 Channel Seven Queensland Derby at Doomben on Saturday will suit Kiwi three year old Shocking Luck.

Volatile Mix, above with yellow cap and white sleeves, will jump from the outside gate in the Queensland Derby at Doomben. Photo by Jenny Barnes.

Two starts back Shocking …

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 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).

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
7 3112×76 REALING Matthew Dunn TBA 4 57kg 68
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.

Year Results Winning Time
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