Queensland Derby

Running on Stradbroke Handicap Cap Day at Eagle Farm, Saturday 11th June 2016, the Group 1 Queensland Derby is a 2400m race for three-year-old horses.

Queensland Derby News

Eagle Way Win a Thrill for Guy

Eagle Way Win a Thrill for Guy

Bryan Guy is thrilled to have saddled Eagle Way for the final time to win the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) at Eagle Farm over the weekend, and has confirmed he will send the horse to owner John Moore to chase further success abroad in Hong Kong.

Gold Coast trainer Bryan Guy saddled Eagle Way to win Saturday’s Group ...

The Queensland Derby is a traditional 2400m event usually held at Eagle Farm Racecourse but this year it is held at Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane. Raced during June as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, the Group 1 set weight event is specifically for three year old horses and offers half a million dollars in prize money.

The Queensland Derby brings a lot of interstate horses which are not quite ready for the tougher AJC Derby and Victoria Derby. The best lead-up races are the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2020m) at Doomben and the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2100m). Empires Choice won the Rough Habit Plate / Queensland Derby double in 2007 while Ice Chariot won the Grand Prix Stakes / Queensland Derby double in 2006.

The 2016 Queensland Derby will be run on Saturday 11 June 2016.

Queensland Derby
Date: Saturday 11 June 2016
Track: Doomben – Usually at Eagle Farm Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: 3YO Open Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $600,000

2016 Queensland Derby Field

The 2016 Queensland Derby field is set to include some very talented horses, with a high number of entrants slated for nomination. Like previous years, the final 2016 Queensland Derby field will no doubt include a number of renowned runners, with many set to go on to successful staying careers.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 3221211113 HOWARD BE THY NAME Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 2 57kg 100
2 632×906522 ETYMOLOGY John O’Shea James McDonald 19 57kg 90
3 1410111 MACKINTOSH (NZ) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 5 57kg 95
4 534x31x129 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) Desleigh Forster Michael Cahill 10 57kg 85
5 2×02402086 I’M BELUCCI Desleigh Forster Jim Byrne 12 57kg 73
6 314×292021 ENCOSTA LINE Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 8 57kg 75
7 58111×2842 EAGLE WAY Bryan Guy Tommy Berry 11 57kg 80
8 22×341141 RODRICO Chris Waller Joao Moreira 13 57kg 76
9 76×1820722 COLONEL CUSTER (NZ) Bjorn Baker Adam Hyeronimus 18 57kg 72
10 074×743447 RED ALTO Paul Banks Damien Oliver 7 57kg
11 9×41413890 MULTIFACETS (NZ) Chris Waller Tim Clark 9 57kg 76
12 11218×5135 BRAZEN David Vandyke Zac Purton 17 57kg 77
13 352×141174 ESCHIELE John O’Shea Damian Browne 3 57kg 75
14 1×4271223 ADMIRAL JELLO Kris Lees Aaron Bullock 15 57kg 70
15 844411014 SNAPPER John Morrisey Ryan Wiggins 14 57kg 68
16 480×961316 MAVEN WIZ Anthony Cummings Tye Angland 1 57kg 66
17 35218394 STAR ZONE Brian Gentle Jason Collett 6 57kg 63
18 5×2510 HARVARD (NZ) Ciaron Maher Dwayne Dunn 16 57kg 63
19e 686×95217 SLAUGHTER BAY Bryan Dais 4 57kg 60

2016 Queensland Derby Nominations

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 1313×85020 AMBIENCE F 3 John O’Shea 1 55kg
2 3221211113 HOWARD BE THY NAME C 3 Darren Weir 2 57kg
3 632×906522 ETYMOLOGY C 3 John O’Shea 3 57kg
4 1410111 MACKINTOSH (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller 4 57kg
5 x82x111431 KEBEDE F 3 Matthew Dunn 5 55kg
6 21×1113 IMPOSING LASS (NZ) F 3 Bjorn Baker 6 55kg
7 534x31x129 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) G 3 Desleigh Forster 7 57kg
8 2×02402086 I’M BELUCCI C 3 Desleigh Forster 8 57kg
9 314×292021 ENCOSTA LINE G 3 Chris Waller 9 57kg
10 58111×2842 EAGLE WAY G 3 Bryan Guy 10 57kg
11 2314×00056 DAWNIE PERFECT F 3 Clarry Conners 11 55kg
12 22×341141 RODRICO G 3 Chris Waller 12 57kg
13 76×1820722 COLONEL CUSTER (NZ) C 3 Bjorn Baker 13 57kg
14 074×743447 RED ALTO G 3 Paul Banks 14 57kg
15 9×41413890 MULTIFACETS (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 15 57kg
16 11218×5135 BRAZEN G 3 David Vandyke 16 57kg
17 352×141174 ESCHIELE G 3 John O’Shea 17 57kg
18 419×331 TAVI BAY (NZ) F 3 Henry Dwyer 18 55kg
19 1×4271223 ADMIRAL JELLO C 3 Kris Lees 19 57kg
20 844411014 SNAPPER C 3 John Morrisey 20 57kg
21 321×510900 LAST TYPHOON C 3 Robert Smerdon 21 57kg
22 1416×41 PROVOCATIVE (NZ) F 3 Tony Pike 22 55kg
23 480×961316 MAVEN WIZ G 3 Anthony Cummings 23 57kg
24 35218394 STAR ZONE G 3 Brian Gentle 24 57kg
25 28x8x221 CILLA (NZ) F 3 John Sargent 25 55kg
26 51500×0504 IRON BOSS C 3 Mark Kavanagh 26 57kg
27 5×2510 HARVARD (NZ) G 3 Ciaron Maher 27 57kg
28 686×95217 SLAUGHTER BAY G 3 Bryan Dais 28 57kg

When it is available, the 2016 Queensland Derby field will be published here.

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.

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.

Since 1988, De Gaulle Lane holds the record for the fastest winning time with 2 minutes 25.2 seconds in 2001. The slowest recorded winning time was 2 minutes 39.3 seconds by Rough Habit in 1990.

Recent Queensland Derby Winners

Year Place Horse Time
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