News About 2011 Queensland Derby

Shootoff Salutes to Give Rogerson QLD Oaks – Derby Double

Shootoff Salutes to Give Rogerson QLD Oaks – Derby Double

New Zealand-born trainer Graeme Rogerson has scored the prestigious Queensland Oaks – Queensland Derby double thanks to a brave final stride win by favourite Shootoff at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Just seven days previously at the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, Rogerson watched his wonder filly Scarlett Lady take out the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m)….

No Finding Mare as Derby Contender Turns Her Value Up

No Finding Mare as Derby Contender Turns Her Value Up

A 30-man muster spanning four hours to find a potentially very valuable broodmare turned up nothing in rural New South Wales on Friday, connections of one of today’s Queensland Derby top elects left waiting to see just how much money the mare that got away could be worth. Racing in one of the trio of…

Cummings in the Shadows of a Derby Double

Cummings in the Shadows of a Derby Double

Sydney trainer and son of the legendary Bart Cummings, Anthony Cummings remains confident that his SA Derby winner Shadows In The Sun can return to form with an upset in the Queensland Derby today. Dane Shadow gelding Shadows In The Sun claimed a strong three-quarter length win in the Group 1 SA Derby (2500m) at…

Rodd to Beat the Winter Blues on Stradbroke Day

Rodd to Beat the Winter Blues on Stradbroke Day

Champion hoop Michael Rodd has a strong book of four rides at today’s Eagle Farm Stradbroke Handicap Day and the former Melbourne Cup-winning jockey is hoping for a least one winner to beat his Brisbane Winter Carnival blues. It has been slim pickings at the sunshine state winter festival for Rodd, 29, this year. He…

Baldwin Sees Blue in Derby

Baldwin Sees Blue in Derby

Local Eagle Farm-based trainer Barry Baldwin has a strong contingent of runners at this Saturday’s Stradbroke Handicap Day but it is his in-form three-year-old Mr Light Blue in the Queensland Derby who he is most looking forward to saddling up. Fantastic Light gelding Mr Light Blue has been in solid form this prep, but is…

Punters Prefer Fillies in Derby

Punters Prefer Fillies in Derby

The two best backed runners in the Group One Queensland Derby have been the only two fillies in the race, Shez Sinsational and Heidilicious, both of whom have had their prices cut from $9.00 to $8.00. Sportingbet Australia CEO Michael Sullivan said that the two fillies were clearly his worst result in Saturday’s Derby. “Both…

Quarterbar Out of Queensland Derby

Quarterbar Out of Queensland Derby

Mike Moroney has confirmed that talented three year old Quarterbar will not run in the Group One Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Moroney said that Quarterbar had been taken out of the Derby because of a tendon injury. The scratching comes as a bitter blow for Kiwi jockey Chad Ormsby. Quarterbar was his…

Sadler Knows There’s No Hiding From Shootoff

Sadler Knows There’s No Hiding From Shootoff

Stradbroke Handicap Day is just one sleep away and Flemington trainer John Sadler knows there will be no hiding from Queensland Derby favourite Shootoff when he saddles up Heidilicious in the three-year-olds classic. Graeme Rogerson’s Duelled gelding Shootoff has been at the top of the odds for this Saturday’s $500,000 Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m)…

Bowman Looking to Leave a Winner

Bowman Looking to Leave a Winner

Champion Sydney hoop Hugh Bowman is hoping to have a big day at Eagle Farm on Saturday before he heads to England for a six week riding stint. Bowman has a quality book of rides set down for Saturday which is highlighted by Group One Favourites Hot Snitzel and Black Piranha. Bowman believes that Hot…

Moroney Trio Set For Brisbane Cup

Moroney Trio Set For Brisbane Cup

Mike Moroney heads to Eagle Farm on Saturday with three of the top chances in the time honoured Brisbane Cup. Moroney will saddle up Glass Harmonium along with Tinseltown and Viking Hero in the 2400m Group Two event. Glass Harmonium goes into the race after a dominant performance in the Eagle Farm Cup, which has…