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 2017 Doomben Roses was won by Kenedna from Oklahoma Girl with Perilous Love third.
Held on Group 1 Doomben Cup day, the last edition of the Doomben Roses was run as the 'Magic Millions Roses' and is held on the second day of the three-day Doomben racing carnival.
|Date:||Saturday 19th May 2018|
|Track:||Doomben racecourse, Brisbane|
|Race Type:||3yo Fillies - Set Weights|
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 and 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 and 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.
Kenedna (2017) finished runner-up in the Gr1 Australasian Oaks over 2010m at Morphettville in Adelaide, South Australia, before heading north to Brisbane to win this event and recent Doomben Roses winners include Kebede (2016) and Bohemian Lily (2015).
1. $3.00 Kenedna 56.5 John Allen
2. $8.50 Oklahoma Girl 56.5 James Doyle
3. $31.00 Perilous Love 56.5 Opie Bosson
4. $31.00 Shenandoah 56.5 Blake Shinn
5. $26.00 Mia Rosa 56.5 Tim Clark
6. $8.00 Invincibella 56.5 Kerrin McEvoy
7. $26.00 Lipstick Lover 56.5 Robbie Fradd
8. $7.00 Candika 56.5 Damian Browne
9. $4.60 The Pinnacle 56.5 Corey Brown
10. $151.00 Nordic Show 56.5 Luke Rolls
11. $31.00 Savvan 56.5 Glyn Schofield
12. $101.00 Clever Blaze 56.5 Jim Byrne
13. $101.00 Benfica Princess 56.5 Michael Cahill
14. $51.00 Fallacy 56.5 Jeff Lloyd
Margins: 0.2 len, 1.3 len
The Gr3 BRC Sprint also takes place on Doomben Cup day.
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|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|
|2012||Invest||Miss Artistic||Scorpio Queen||2:04.1|
|2011||Scarlett Lady||Savannah's Choice||Divorces||2:04.0|
|2008||Heavenly Glow||Pentacity||Miss Maren||2:05.5|
|2007||Lasoron||My Ladys Chamber||Eskimo Queen||2:03.0|
|2005||Cinque Cento||Ponte Piccolo||Fiery Sunset||2:04.0|
|2001||Ethereal||Life Is Beautiful||Dandify||2:04.3|
|1999||Episode||Elegant Beauty||Shahne Tartan||2:06.2|