Queensland Derby

Running on Stradbroke Handicap Day in June, the Group 1 Queensland Derby is a staying race for three-year-old horses held during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.



The Queensland Derby is a traditional 2400m event held at Eagle Farm Racecourse, or in recent years sister track Doomben due to the poor conditions at the Farm, each June as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. The Group 1 set weight event is specifically for three year old horses and offers $600,000 in prize money.

For the 2017 and 2018 Queensland Derby the race ran at Doomben Racecourse over 2200m due to the unsuitable track conditions at Eagle Farm.

The Queensland Derby brings a lot of interstate horses that may have previously contested the Group 1 ATC Derby (2400m) in Sydney over the autumn. The best lead-up races are the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2000m) at Doomben and the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) in May. Brambles (2012) and Hawkspur (2013) were the last horses to complete the Rough Habit Plate – Queensland Derby double.

Held on Stradbroke Handicap Day, the Queensland Derby runs on the same card as the Group 1 $1.5 million Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) and the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) for two-year-olds.

The 2018 Queensland Derby runs on Saturday June 9, 2018.

Queensland Derby 2018
Date: Saturday June 9, 2018
Track:  Eagle Farm Racecourse (Doomben for 2017 & 2018)
Distance: 2400m (2200m for 2017 & 2018)
Race Type: 3YO – Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $600,000

2018 Queensland Derby Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2018 Queensland Derby Betting

The winter’s best Queensland Derby 2018 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below leading up to the Group 1 mile and a half classic.

2018 Queensland Derby Form Guide

Stay tuned for our exclusive 2018 Queensland Derby Form Guide Analysis & Betting Preview.

2018 Queensland Derby Field

The Queensland Derby field attracts a top line-up of both local Brisbane-trained three-year-olds and interstate visitors chasing the riches in Queensland over the winter. Proven stayers with form over the 2200m – 2400m often line-up in the QLD Derby field with gallopers having previously run in races like the SA Derby in Morphettville, a race that produced the 2015 Queensland Derby winner Magicool (4th).

The official Queensland Derby 2018 Final Field & Barriers are set for release on Wednesday June 6, 2018 and will be published in full below.

2018 Queensland Derby First Acceptances

The Queensland Derby 2018 first acceptances close on Wednesday May 30, 2018 as a final cut to the list of potential runners in the Group 1 staying showdown before the final field is announced the following week.

2018 Queensland Derby Nominations

The official 2018 Queensland Derby nominations close on a Tuesday in early May followed by first acceptances for all the Group 1 races on Stradbroke Handicap Day.

The Queensland Derby 2018 Nominations attracted a bumper 121 three-year-old stayers including the consistent Chris Waller-trained Frank Packer Plate winner Higher Ground, his Group 1 winning stablemate Tangled who ran second in the Frank Packer on the back of a Group 1 ATC Derby (2400m) third, and the undefeated Darren Weir-trained improver Furrion.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 16239 ALL HARD WOOD G 3 Richard Laming
2 301112308x ALL TOO HUIYING C 3 Gary Moore
3 4547312×15 ALMIGHTY CROWN G 3 Chris Waller
4 38×0515833 AMEROCK C 3 Darren Weir
5 9x3833x113 ANCIENT ECHOES G 3 Darren Weir
6 213145×503 ANIMALIA G 3 James Cummings
7 21312 ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller
8 4516×2 ARTERIAL G 3 Kelly Schweida
9 533×324200 ASTORIA C 3 James Cummings
10 73217x410x AUGUSTUS G 3 Chris Waller
11 0931x43x5 BANNER SEASON G 3 Kris Lees
12 3x185x1 BART G 3 Joe Cleary
13 6×363 BIG BAD BAZ G 3 Darren Weir
14 3x42512x2 BILLY CAN G 3 Allan Kehoe
15 x122212x30 BOOM BOOM EPIC F 3 Toby Edmonds
16 33823×6314 BOX ON COLLINS G 3 Tony McEvoy
17 54154×2912 BRAINS G 3 Tony Gollan
18 8x568x432 BRITANNICUS G 3 John P Thompson
19 13×116 CALIFORNIA TURBO G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
20 634x1124x9 CAMPAIGN G 3 Chris Waller
21 51×6009000 CAPITAL GAIN G 3 Paul Butterworth
22 6x22x343x1 CAPTIVATOR G 3 Les Kelly
23 6102 CHAPAL G 3 Tony McEvoy
24 x211x41138 CHILLY CHA CHA (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees
25 3141131758 CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE (NZ) C 3 Darren Weir
26 728×761 COUTINHO G 3 Anthony Freedman
27 671304 CREEDENCE G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
28 1221×222 DARK DREAM G 3 Kerry Parker
29 00252×6119 DELOS (NZ) G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
30 7414×261 DESTINY’S HERO G 3 Jason Coyle
31 849x11x DEVIL’S LAIR G 3 Chris Waller
32 14×29632 EARTH ANGEL F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
33 3×52412149 EPIC RANT G 3 Michael Costa
34 5755764573 EURO GOLD G 3 Andrew Williamson
35 21 EVOLO G 3 Toby Edmonds
36 9x828x15 FEW TOO MANY G 3 Ben Ahrens
37 22310×51 FREE FLY TOO G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
38 11 FURRION (GB) G 3 Darren Weir
39 76x61x061 GEORGICA (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller
40 5130 GLAMOROUS MISS F 3 Matthew Dunn
41 3758272x GO DIXIE (NZ) G 3 Scott Morrisey
42 0x1210x427 GREYCLIFFE (NZ) C 3 Matt Cumani
43 3x4x41313 HAN XIN G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
44 6x111x1514 HANG G 3 Ben Currie
45 254x14L47 HEAVENLY THOUGHT C 3 Darren Weir
46 40×2270 HEIR TO THE THRONE (NZ) G 3 Henry Dwyer
47 24131×411 HIGHER GROUND C 3 Chris Waller
48 x2170x1354 ICON OF DUBAI C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
49 13×231381 IGGY THE MOOCHER G 3 Bjorn Baker
50 22300×1622 JOHNNY VINKO (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
51 3245x JUNGLE FISH F 3 Michael Kent
52 9×5 JUST A JOKE G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
53 8732x KAAPFEVER (NZ) G 3 Joseph Pride
54 x411134x47 KURNEL JAXON C 3 David Pfieffer
55 342×1128 LA SCOPA F 3 Matthew Dunn
56 4×4131241 LEICESTER G 3 Darren Weir
57 2x512x LIVE AND FREE (NZ) G 3 John O’Shea
58 0271564×8 LUCKY CAPTAIN G 3 Robert Heathcote
59 4×1 LUCKY FOR ALL (NZ) G 3 Darren Weir
60 34x122x360 LUCKY JACKSON G 3 Chris Munce
61 371×550 MADISON POINT (NZ) G 3 Scott Morrisey
62 21221×01 MAHAMEDEIS G 3 Nick Ryan
63 2135x4005x MAIN STAGE (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
64 6x122x56x MEROVEE C 3 Chris Waller
65 2x38402x5 MIGHTY QUINN (NZ) G 3 Matt Cumani
66 4×1 MITRUST G 3 Richard Laming
67 4751 MONTMORENCY (NZ) G 3 Greg Eurell
68 23x4x MR MONACO C 3 Richard Laming
69 22130 MR PLOW G 3 Tracey Bartley
70 328×623328 NAKED G 3 Barry Lockwood
71 3310×16 NOTHIN’ LEICA HIGH G 3 Robbie Griffiths
72 3270×24223 NOTHING TOO HARD G 3 Paul Perry
73 4521 OBSESSIVE (NZ) G 3 Clayton Chipperfield
74 52×1664 OKOTOKS (NZ) C 3 Mick Price
75 6x65553x23 OMBUDSMAN (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller
76 313 OMINECA (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller
77 32x OWN SWEET WAY (NZ) G 3 Matt Cumani
78 312×17201 PEACEFUL STATE C 3 Darren Weir
79 8x579x1214 PLAY THAT SONG F 3 Michael Moroney
80 23×2287 PRIMITIVO G 3 John P Thompson
81 6415×546 PROTEST F 3 Bryan & Daniel Guy
82 6x97470x74 PURE SCOT F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
83 261423×561 RED PHANTOM G 3 Tony Gollan
84 50×35 RELIABLE MAGIC (NZ) G 3 Richard Laming
85 14x REMARKABLE SON (NZ) G 3 David Vandyke
86 0x1223 RENEGADE G 3 Tony McEvoy
87 RESURGENCE (NZ) C 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
88 8425122 REZEALIENT G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
89 210×06 ROMAKASH (NZ) G 3 Matt Kropp
90 165×902311 RUNAWAY R 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
91 2273x2940x SALSAMOR (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
92 515322×895 SAN FRANCISCO G 3 Paul Perry
93 1221×21 SAVACOOL (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller
94 56104×1005 SAVAHEAT (NZ) C 3 Darren Weir
95 7×22335 SAVVY KEN (NZ) G 3 Clare Cunningham
96 48×71 SAVVY ROCK G 3 Steven O’dea
97 339x0x6521 SAXTON ROCK G 3 Matthew Dunn
98 1215 SHERRIF (NZ) G 3 Roger James
99 6×6 SHE’S RELIABLE (NZ) F 3 Kelly Schweida
100 846 SHIITAKE G 3 Gregory Hickman
101 44351x SLICK BACK (NZ) G 3 Michael Kent
102 15×7 SMART AS ATTACK C 3 Les Kelly
103 x348570x12 SMOOTH LANDING F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
104 31×51206 SO YOU WIN G 3 Chris Waller
105 514x SPANISH HURRICANE G 3 Matthew Dunn
106 3×23312599 STELLA VICTORIA F 3 Robert Heathcote
107 452319×2 SURPRISE BULLET C 3 Barry Lockwood
108 4220×60232 TANGLED C 3 Chris Waller
109 20116x0x TAVISTOCK ABBEY (NZ) G 3 Anthony Freedman
110 1488x TERRA SANCTA (NZ) F 3 Tony Pike
111 5201 THE HUN G 3 Tony McEvoy
112 7135x282x4 THE PINKERTON G 3 John Zielke
113 81353923 TIME LORD (NZ) G 3 Richard Collett
114 65132×22 TINKERMOSA (NZ) F 3 John Sargent
115 6x6x62 TUNERO G 3 Chris Waller
116 121x3423x TURNBERRY G 3 Kris Lees
117 010×387431 UNDER OATH G 3 Henry Dwyer
118 07×102918 WON WON TOO (NZ) G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
119 54×311 YOUNGSTAR F 3 Chris Waller
120 11171×335 ZOFONIC DANCER G 3 Robert Heathcote
121 87×527 ZU MANTUA C 3 Kristen Buchanan

Queensland Derby History

First run in 1868 in Gayndah, the Queensland Derby was won by Hermit. Three years later, in 1871, the race was moved to Eagle Farm in Brisbane and has remained there ever since except for 2017 and 2018 when held over 2200m at Doomben Racecourse.

Although the race was not held from 1873-77 and again in 1942-45, the Queensland Derby has been won by many legendary horses including Tulloch in 1957, Kingston Town in 1980 and Rough Habit in 1990. When the Queensland Derby was held twice in 1870, Grafton proved just how good a horse he was by winning both races.

Notable recent Queensland Derby winners include Court Ruler (2009), Shootoff (2011) and Sonntag (2014).

Recent Queensland Derby Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Queensland Derby
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Queensland Derby
1st Ruthven 2 minutes 14.45 seconds
2nd Rockstar Rebel
3rd Ana Royale
2016
Queensland Derby
1st Eagle Way 2 minutes 32.34 seconds
2nd Rodrico
3rd I’m Belucci
2015
Queensland Derby
1st Magicool 2 minutes 15.09 seconds
2nd Werther
3rd Jumbo Prince
2014
Queensland Derby
1st Sonntag 2 minutes 28.3 seconds
2nd Pinstripe Lane
3rd Vilanova
2011
Queensland Derby
1st Hawkspur 2 minutes 27.89 seconds
2nd Electric Fusion
3rd Honorius
2012
Queensland Derby
1st Brambles 2 minutes 29.73 seconds
2nd Quintessential
3rd Westsouthwest
2011
Queensland Derby
1st Shootoff 2 minutes 28.7 seconds
2nd Shez Sinsational
3rd Heidilicious
2010
Queensland Derby
1st Dariana 2 minutes 26.49 seconds
2nd Kutchinsky
3rd Miss Keepsake
2009
Queensland Derby
1st Court Ruler 2 minutes 34.4 seconds
2nd Shocking
3rd Larry’s Never Late
2008
Queensland Derby
1st Riva San 2 minutes 36.9 seconds
2nd Petushki
3rd Moatize
2007
Queensland Derby
1st Empires Choice 2 minutes 32.9 seconds
2nd Volcanic Star
3rd Sirmione
2006
Queensland Derby
1st Ice Chariot 2 minutes 30.6 seconds
2nd Cape Breton
3rd Loanhead
2005
Queensland Derby
1st Lachlan River 2 minutes 26.5 seconds
2nd Lords A Leaping
3rd Vitesse Dane
2004
Queensland Derby
1st Toulouse Lautrec 2 minutes 26.5 seconds
2nd Devastating
3rd Set Up
2003
Queensland Derby
1st Half Hennessy 2 minutes 27.7 seconds
2nd Schumpeter
3rd King Of Them All
2002
Queensland Derby
1st County Tyrone 2 minutes 29 seconds
2nd Galroof
3rd Miss Bussell
2001
Queensland Derby
1st De Gaulle Lane 2 minutes 25.2 seconds
2nd Tempest Morn
3rd Lottery Prize
2000
Queensland Derby
1st Freemason 2 minutes 27.3 seconds
2nd Citras Prince
3rd Maguire

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