Doomben Roses

The Group 2 Doomben Roses (2000m) is held on Doomben Cup Day in May at Doomben Racecourse during the Brisbane Carnival as a Queensland Oaks lead-up.

2018 The Roses Results

  • 1st: #14 Youngstar
  • 2nd: #5 Another Dollar
  • 3rd: #13 Highway



The Doomben Roses is held annually in  May as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Run at Doomben Racecourse, The Roses pays a total of $175,000 in prize money and takes place on Doomben 10,000 Day that kicks off elite level racing at the carnival.

Raced over 2000m, the Group 2 The Roses is run under set weights conditions and is open to three-year-old fillies as a key lead-up to the following month’s Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m).

The Doomben Roses was upgraded to a Group 2 event for the 2014 edition, having previously been run as a Group 3 race since 2003, and the last filly to complete The Roses – Queensland Oaks double was Scarlett Lady (2011).

The Roses 2018 took place on Saturday May 12, 2018 and was won by the Chris Waller-trained Youngstar who beat home stablemate Another Dollar.

2018 Doomben Roses
Date: Saturday May 12, 2018
Track: Doomben Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: Fillies Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $175,000

2018 The Roses Results

  • 1st: #14 Youngstar
  • 2nd: #5 Another Dollar
  • 3rd: #13 Highway

Check out the official The Roses 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, following the link to read more on the dominant win by Youngstar who made it three wins on the trot on way to the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2200m) after defeating the fellow Chris Waller-trained Another Dollar.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 14 YOUNGSTAR Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 4 56.5kg $4F
2 5 ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ) Chris Waller Jeff Lloyd 1L 12 56.5kg $5
3 13 HIGHWAY Steve Englebrecht Deanne Panya 3L 8 56.5kg $51
4 15 CORAL COAST Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 3.2L 7 56.5kg $21
5 2 BANISH James Cummings Glyn Schofield 6.2L 16 56.5kg $41
6 10 JOYFILLY OURS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 6.4L 2 56.5kg $31
7 12 PLAY THAT SONG Michael Moroney Michael Cahill 6.6L 9 56.5kg $20
8 1 TORVILL Clarry Conners James Orman 7.1L 15 56.5kg $5
9 3 SNOGGING Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Corey Brown 7.2L 11 56.5kg $15
10 4 CHILLY CHA CHA (NZ) Kris Lees Craig Williams 7.3L 5 56.5kg $6
11 9 LA SCOPA Matthew Dunn Jim Byrne 10.55L 14 56.5kg $26
12 8 STELLA VICTORIA Robert Heathcote Mark Du Plessis 12.3L 1 56.5kg $41
13 7 SUSURRI Barry Lockwood Brad Pengelly 13.05L 13 56.5kg $81
14 6 GLOBAL THINKING Shaune Ritchie Jason Taylor 13.35L 3 56.5kg $51
15 16 BEACH DRUM Matt Kropp Rebecca Goldsbury (a) 13.55L 6 56.5kg $201
16 11 RUBY RED HEART Desleigh Forster Daniel Griffin 25.55L 10 56.5kg $51
20e PROTEST Bryan & Daniel Guy 0
21e RAPDAYS Matt Kropp 0
19e DELANEY’S DESIRE Matt Kropp 0
17e IMPULSIVE Chris Waller Tim Clark 0
18e CABIERRO Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 0

2018 The Roses Tips

  • 1st: #5 Another Dollar
  • 2nd: #1 Torvill
  • 3rd: #6 Global Thinking

Check out our insider Doomben Roses 2018 Tips now.

2018 The Roses Betting

The Doomben Roses 2018 betting odds for the winter will be available below complete with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au the week of the race.

2018 Doomben Roses Field

The Roses field attracts the season’s top three-year-old staying fillies coming off a lead-up run in either an earlier Queensland race like the Gold Coast Bracelet or possibly the Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2010m) the weekend prior in Adelaide, and is the last of the traditional Queensland Oaks lead-up races.

The official 2018 The Roses field & barriers will be announced below the Wednesday of race week.

The Doomben Roses 2018 Final Field drew a capacity line-up of Queensland Oaks-bound fillies including Torvill coming off a lead-up win in The Bracelet drawn out wide.

Read more on the Torvill-led Doomben Roses 2018 Field.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 310×322641 TORVILL Clarry Conners James Orman 18 56.5kg 92
2 x16311x900 BANISH James Cummings Glyn Schofield 20 56.5kg 82
3 341936×191 SNOGGING Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Corey Brown 13 56.5kg 74
4 x211x41138 CHILLY CHA CHA (NZ) Kris Lees Craig Williams 5 56.5kg 77
5 21312 ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ) Chris Waller Jeff Lloyd 15 56.5kg 75
6 3451×62155 GLOBAL THINKING Shaune Ritchie Jason Taylor 3 56.5kg 76
7 6×23621406 SUSURRI Barry Lockwood Brad Pengelly 16 56.5kg 68
8 3×23312599 STELLA VICTORIA Robert Heathcote Mark Du Plessis 1 56.5kg 67
9 342×1128 LA SCOPA Matthew Dunn Jim Byrne 17 56.5kg 69
10 2213x60x09 JOYFILLY OURS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 2 56.5kg 79
11 13850×30 RUBY RED HEART Desleigh Forster Daniel Griffin 12 56.5kg 65
12 8x579x1214 PLAY THAT SONG Michael Moroney Michael Cahill 11 56.5kg 68
13 789035×116 HIGHWAY Steve Englebrecht Ms Deanne Panya 9 56.5kg 67
14 54×311 YOUNGSTAR Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 4 56.5kg 69
15 741380×57 CORAL COAST Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 8 56.5kg 69
16 x564157x30 BEACH DRUM Matt Kropp Rebecca Goldsbury (a) 6 56.5kg 59
17e 31×5699 IMPULSIVE Chris Waller Tim Clark 10 56.5kg 64
18e 310×01 CABIERRO Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 21 56.5kg 66
19e x232260572 DELANEY’S DESIRE Matt Kropp TBA 7 56.5kg 59
20e 6415×546 PROTEST Bryan & Daniel Guy TBA 19 56.5kg 62
21e 9x31415x95 RAPDAYS Matt Kropp TBA 14 56.5kg 61

2018 Doomben Roses Nominations

The Doomben Roses nominations are usually announced on the Monday before race day with the full list of early entries to be published below once announced.

The Roses 2018 nominations attracted 25 three-year-old fillies including the in-form Clarry Conners-trained The Bracelet winner Torvill, the Chris Waller-trained runner-up in the same lead-up race held at Doomben from April 28 and her stablemate Youngstar chasing a third win on the trot.

Read more on the 2018 Doomben Roses Nominations feature The Bracelet winner Torvill.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 310×322641 TORVILL F 3 Clarry Conners 1 56.5kg 92
2 x16311x900 BANISH F 3 James Cummings 2 56.5kg 82
3 341936×191 SNOGGING F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 3 56.5kg 74
4 x211x41138 CHILLY CHA CHA (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees 4 56.5kg 77
5 21312 ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 5 56.5kg 75
6 3451×62155 GLOBAL THINKING F 3 Shaune Ritchie 6 56.5kg 76
7 6×23621406 SUSURRI F 3 Barry Lockwood 7 56.5kg 68
8 3×23312599 STELLA VICTORIA F 3 Robert Heathcote 8 56.5kg 67
9 342×1128 LA SCOPA F 3 Matthew Dunn 9 56.5kg 69
10 2213x60x09 JOYFILLY OURS (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 10 56.5kg 79
11 13850×30 RUBY RED HEART F 3 Desleigh Forster 11 56.5kg 65
12 8x579x1214 PLAY THAT SONG F 3 Michael Moroney 12 56.5kg 68
13 789035×116 HIGHWAY F 3 Steve Englebrecht 13 56.5kg 67
14 54×311 YOUNGSTAR F 3 Chris Waller 14 56.5kg 69
15 741380×57 CORAL COAST F 3 Anthony Freedman 15 56.5kg 69
16 x564157x30 BEACH DRUM F 3 Matt Kropp 16 56.5kg 59
17 23×713 MISS SHANTI F 3 Chris Waller 17 56.5kg 64
18 31×5699 IMPULSIVE F 3 Chris Waller 18 56.5kg 64
19 310×01 CABIERRO F 3 Anthony Freedman 19 56.5kg 66
20 x232260572 DELANEY’S DESIRE F 3 Matt Kropp 20 56.5kg 59
21 6415×546 PROTEST F 3 Bryan & Daniel Guy 21 56.5kg 62
22 8751 VERTEX F 3 Ben Borham 22 56.5kg 60
23 9x31415x95 RAPDAYS F 3 Matt Kropp 23 56.5kg 61
24 51304 GLAMOROUS MISS F 3 Matthew Dunn 24 56.5kg 59
25 6×63 SHE’S RELIABLE (NZ) F 3 Kelly Schweida 25 56.5kg

Doomben Roses History

By normal horse racing standards the Doomben Roses is a relatively new race. Established in 1996, the Doomben Roses has grown rapidly in prominence, achieving Group 3 status within 9 years (1996) and Group 2 status in 18 years (2014).

From 2010 onwards the race has been known simply as The Roses, however it is still commonly referred to as the Doomben Roses. While ever it remains at Doomben that is likely to be the case, however 2014’s carnival shake-up and the increased prominence of The Championships in Sydney might force a change to Eagle Farm Racecourse, which shares the Brisbane Racing Carnival with Doomben.

The Doomben Roses was initially raced over 1625m, dropping back to 1615m in 1997, and then remaining at a steady 2020m from 1998 until 2011. Since 2012 the race has been 2000m.

Many horses who race in the Doomben Roses go on to compete in the Queensland Oaks (2400m), the premier staying event for fillies in Queensland. Only two fillies have won the Doomben Roses-Queensland Oaks double; Ethereal (2001) and Scarlett Lady (2011).

Doomben Roses results since 2000 are listed below.

Doomben Roses Results

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Doomben Roses
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Doomben Roses
1st Youngstar 2 minutes 36.86 seconds
2nd Another Dollar
3rd Highway
2017
Doomben Roses
1st Kenedna 2 minutes 08.0 seconds
2nd Oklahoma Girl
3rd Perilous Love
2016
Doomben Roses
1st Kebede 2 minutes 2.5 seconds
2nd Sebring Sally
3rd Imposing Lass
2015
Doomben Roses
1st Bohemian Lily 2 minutes 04.08 seconds
2nd Col ‘N’ Lil
3rd Whatalovelyday
2014
Doomben Roses
1st Arabian Gold 2 minutes 3.08 seconds
2nd Tinto
3rd Tornado Miss
2013
Doomben Roses
1st Dear Demi 2 minutes 5.36 seconds
2nd Gondokoro
3rd Vaquera
2012
Doomben Roses
1st Invest 2 minutes 4.17 seconds
2nd Miss Artistic
3rd Scorpio Queen
2011
Doomben Roses
1st Scarlett Lady 2 minutes 4.0 seconds
2nd Savannah’s Choice
3rd Divorces
2010
Doomben Roses
1st Marheta 2 minutes 3.5 seconds
2nd Femina Fashion
3rd Dariana
2009
Doomben Roses
1st Awesome Planet 2 minutes 4.3 seconds
2nd Ekstreme
3rd Purple
2008
Doomben Roses
1st Heavenly Glow 2 minutes 5.5 seconds
2nd Pentacity
3rd Miss Maren
2007
Doomben Roses
1st Lasoron 2 minutes 3.0 seconds
2nd My Lady’s Chamber
3rd Eskimo Queen
2006
Doomben Roses
1st Gaze 2 minutes 3.5 seconds
2nd Upstaged
3rd Zenarta
2005
Doomben Roses
1st Cinque Cento 2 minutes 4.0 seconds
2nd Ponte Piccolo
3rd Fiery Sunset
2004
Doomben Roses
1st Natural Woman 2 minutes 4.3 seconds
2nd Charmview
3rd Imana
2003
Doomben Roses
1st The Jewel 2 minutes 4.9 seconds
2nd Crianca
3rd Domielle
2002
Doomben Roses
1st Palidamah 2 minutes 1.9 seconds
2nd Faiza
3rd Quays
2001
Doomben Roses
1st Ethereal 2 minutes 4.3 seconds
2nd Life Is Beautiful
3rd Dandify
2000
Doomben Roses
1st Avilde 2 minutes 5.4 seconds
2nd Miss Zoe
3rd Citirecruit

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