The Queensland Derby is a Group 1 classic race for three-year-olds that takes place annually each June at Eagle Farm racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland. The race is run over a distance of 2200 metres under set weight conditions and worth $600,000 in prizemoney. The 2017 Queensland Derby was won by Ruthven from Rockstar Rebel with Ana Royale third.
|Date:||Saturday 9th June 2018|
|Track:||Eagle Farm racecourse, Brisbane|
|Race Type:||3yo - Set Weights|
The Queensland Derby was first run in 1871 and is the premier staying event for three-year-olds during the Brisbane winter carnival. It is a set weight race over the traditional Derby distance of 2400m. The race typically attracts local three-year-olds and any interstate horses aiming to win an easier Derby event than the AJC Derby in Sydney or the Victoria Derby in Melbourne.
The Gr3 Grand Prix Stakes and Gr3 Rough Habit Plate held earlier in the winter carnival at Doomben are the most common Derby lead up races and both races have provided multiple Derby winners of late, including Hawkspur (2013) & Brambles (2012) who took out all three races.
In recent times Kutchinsky (2nd in 2010) ran second in the Grand Prix Stakes before finishing runner-up in the Queensland Derby, while Ice Chariot (2006) managed to win the Grand Prix Stakes & Queensland Derby double and Empires Choice (2007) claimed the Rough Habit & Qld Derby double.
Talented stayer Shocking (2nd in 2009) ran second in the Queensland Derby before going on to win the Gr1 Melbourne Cup in November of that year at Flemington racecourse during the Melbourne spring carnival.
Ruthven (2017) ran second in the Gr1 SA Derby over 2500m at Morphettville in Adelaide, SOuth AUstralia before heading to Brisbane to win this event in easy style and recent Queensland Derby winners include Eagle Way (2016) and Magicool (2015).
1. $3.40 Ruthven 57.0 Hugh Bowman
2. $15.00 Rockstar Rebel 57.0 Brad Rawiller
3. $8.00 Ana Royale 55.0 Mark Zahra
4. $16.00 Violate 57.0 Noel Callow
5. $41.00 Here He Comes 57.0 Leith Innes
6. $6.50 Volatile Mix 57.0 John Allen
7. $51.00 Fontein Lad 57.0 Ms Nikita Beriman
8. $41.00 Wu Gok 57.0 Kerrin McEvoy
9. $21.00 Mongolian Wolf 57.0 Damian Lane
10. $19.00 Black On Gold 57.0 Tommy Berry
11. $4.80 Shocking Luck 57.0 Damian Browne
12. $201.00 Shine Tak Star 57.0 Robbie Fradd
13. $151.00 Garbhan 57.0 Corey Brown
14. $51.00 Monasterio 57.0 Tye Angland
15. $31.00 Sizzling Bullet 57.0 Craig Williams
16. $201.00 Dazzle Em Sid 57.0 Luke Nolen
Margins: 3.8 len, 0.8 len
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|2017||Ruthven||Rockstar Rebel||Ana Royale||2:14.4|
|2016||Eagle Way||Rodrico||I'm Belucci||2:32.8|
|2009||Court Ruler||Shocking||Larry's Never Late||2:34.4|
|2007||Empires Choice||Volcanic Star||Sirmione||2:32.9|
|2006||Ice Chariot||Cape Breton||Loanhead||2:30.6|
|2005||Lachlan River||Lords A Leaping||Vitesse Dane||2:26.5|
|2004||Toulouse Lautrec||Devastating||Set Up||2:26.5|
|2003||Half Hennessy||Schumpeter||King Of Them All||2:27.7|
|2002||County Tyrone||Galroof||Miss Bussell||2:29.0|
|2001||De Gaulle Lane||Tempest Morn||Lottery Prize||2:25.2|
|1998||Dodge||Melora||Bluebird The Word||2:29.1|
|1997||Yippyio||Marble Halls||Summer Beau||2:31.9|
|1994||Tenor||Paris Lane||What A Poet||2:26.4|
|1993||Air Seattle||Palate||Play Or Pay||2:29.4|
|1992||Royal Magic||In The Event||Cavallieri||2:29.1|
|1991||Dorset Downs||Lees Bid||Moods||2:34.0|
|1990||Rough Habit||Rays Hope||Castletown||2:39.3|
|1989||Hidden Rhythm||Chill Factor||High Hunter||2:35.2|
The 2015 Queensland Derby was run over 2200m at Doomben.