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Doomben Roses

The Doomben Roses is a Group 2 set weights race for three-year-old fillies that takes place each May at Doomben racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland, during the Brisbane winter racing carnival. The race is run over the staying distance of 2000 metres and worth $175,000 in prizemoney. The 2019 Doomben Roses was won by Etana from Aliferous with Welsh Legend third.

Held on Group 1 Doomben Cup day on the second day of the three-day Doomben racing carnival, the Doomben Roses has raced as the 'Magic Millions The Roses' in recent times.

Doomben Roses info

Date: Saturday 18th May 2019
Track: Doomben racecourse, Brisbane
Distance: 2000 metres
Race Type: 3yo Fillies - Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $175,000
2019 Winner: Etana

The Doomben Roses is a fillies only staying event for three-year-olds raced over a distance of 2000 metres. Local gallopers typically make up the majority of the field, although now and then a more than handy eastern states galloper might consider tackling this event if up to the challenge.

The set weight conditions of the race favours the better females engaged and the classier fillies will generally come to the fore. The race itself provides the ideal lead up race to the Gr1 Queensland Oaks over 2400m at Eagle Farm in June. Youngstar (2018) is the last galloper to win the Doomben Roses & Queensland Oaks, while both Gondokoro (2nd in 2013) and Quintessential (4th in 2012) went on to win the Oaks after placing in this race.

Caulfield & Melbourne Cup winner Ethereal (2001) was the last filly to take out the Doomben Roses & Queensland Oaks double, while Purple (3rd in 2009) managed to win the Queensland Oaks at her next start. Marheta (2010) finished runner-up in the Oaks after winning the Doomben Roses beforehand.

Better quality staying fillies might go on and tackle the Gr1 Queensland Derby on Stradbroke Day the following month at Eagle Farm. Dariana (3rd in 2010) ran third in the Doomben Roses before going on to score a big win in the Queensland Derby at her next start.

Occasionally the race might throw up a more than handy galloper amongst the unplaced runners, such as Jessicabeel (6th in 2009), who had a very successful 2010 autumn carnival at Randwick in Sydney taking out the Gr2 Chairmans Handicap & Gr1 Sydney Cup double.

Etana (2019) ran third in the Listed Gold Coast Bracelet over 1800m at the Gold Coast racecourse before scoring a classy victory in this event for the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace stable.

Recent Doomben Roses winners include Youngstar (2018) and Kenedna (2017).

2019 Doomben Roses result

1. $3.90 Etana 56.5 John Allen
2. $12.00 Aliferous 56.5 Jason Collett
3. $13.00 Welsh Legend 56.5 Leith Innes

then followed
4. $26.00 Itz Lily 56.5 Corey Brown
5. $31.00 Belle Roc 56.5 Scott Galloway
6. $14.00 Re Edit 56.5 Glen Boss
7. $3.30 Scarlet Dream 56.5 Blake Shinn
8. $19.00 Winning Ways 56.5 Matthew McGillivray
9. $7.00 On The White Turf 56.5 James McDonald
10. $151.00 Rosendahl Red 56.5 James Orman
11. $151.00 Dawson Diva 56.5 Ryan Wiggins
12. $9.50 Pinmedown 56.5 Michael Walker
13. $71.00 Rocknavar 56.5 Robbie Fradd
14. $201.00 Tatcee 56.5 Michael Cahill
15. $151.00 Ceol Na Mara 56.5 Sean Cormack
16. $61.00 Light Up The Room 56.5 Brad Stewart

Margins: 0.20 len, 0.75 len
Time: 2:03.39

The Gr3 BRC Sprint also takes place on Doomben Cup day.

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Doomben Roses winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Etana Aliferous Welsh Legend 2:03.3
2018 Youngstar Another Dollar Highway 2:04.7
2017 Kenedna Oklahoma Girl Perilous Love 2:08.0
2016 Kebede Sebring Sally Imposing Lass 2:02.5
2015 Bohemian Lily Col 'n' Lil Whatalovelyday 2:04.0
2014 Arabian Gold Tinto Tornado Miss 2:03.0
2013 Dear Demi Gondokoro Vaquera 2:05.3
2012 Invest Miss Artistic Scorpio Queen 2:04.1
2011 Scarlett Lady Savannah's Choice Divorces 2:04.0
2010 Marheta Femina Fashion Dariana 2:03.5
2009 Awesome Planet Ekstreme Purple 2:04.3
2008 Heavenly Glow Pentacity Miss Maren 2:05.5
2007 Lasoron My Ladys Chamber Eskimo Queen 2:03.0
2006 Gaze Upstaged Zenarta 2:03.5
2005 Cinque Cento Ponte Piccolo Fiery Sunset 2:04.0
2004 Natural Woman Charmview Imana 2:04.3
2003 The Jewel Crianca Domielle 2:04.9
2002 Palidamah Faiza Quays 2:01.9
2001 Ethereal Life Is Beautiful Dandify 2:04.3
2000 Avilde Miss Zoe Citirecruit 2:05.4
1999 Episode Elegant Beauty Shahne Tartan 2:06.2