The Roses

The Group 2 The Roses is traditionally held on Doomben Cup Day during the Brisbane Carnival as a Queensland Oaks lead-up. In 2020 COVID-19 saw the race held in June at Eagle Farm over 1800m.

2020 The Roses Results

  • 1st: #2 Vanna Girl
  • 2nd: #5 Cellarmaid
  • 3rd: #4 Celestial Falls



The Roses, formerly known as the Doomben Roses, is held annually in either May or June as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Traditionally run at Doomben Racecourse, The Roses pays a total of $200,000 in prize money and takes place on Doomben Cup Day.

In 2020 the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival was reduced and many races rescheduled due to COVID-19 including The Roses, which was moved to the weekend after Stradbroke Handicap Day and run at Eagle Farm Racecourse over a shorter 1800m distance offering $175,000 in prize money.

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.

Two fillies throughout history have completed The Roses – Queensland Oaks double with Ethereal (2001) and Scarlett Lady (2011). Ethereal also went on to take out that year’s Melbourne Cup over the two miles at Flemington making her the most famous of all The Roses winners.

The Roses 2020 took place on Saturday June 13, 2020 at Eagle Farm over 1800m due to COVID-19 and was won by the short-priced favourite Vanna Girl. 

2020 The Roses
Date: Saturday June 13, 2020
Track: Doomben Racecourse (Eagle Farm in 2020 due to COVID-19)
Distance: 2000m (1800m in 2020)
Race Type: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000 ($175,000 in 2020)

2020 The Roses Results

  • 1st: #2 Vanna Girl
  • 2nd: #5 Cellarmaid
  • 3rd: #4 Celestial Falls

The Roses 2020 results went the way of the punters with the well-backed Toby & Trent Edmonds-trained Vanna Girl ($2.10) extending her winning streak to four straight with a brilliant late finish in the Group 2 at Eagle Farm.

Click here to read more on the dominant The Roses 2020 winner Vanna Girl.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Brad Stewart 12 56.5kg $2.10F
2 5 CELLARMAID Kelly Schweida James Orman 1.25L 10 56.5kg $31
3 4 CELESTIAL FALLS Mark Newnham Michael Cahill 1.55L 3 56.5kg $5
4 1 FLORENT Tony Noonan Andrew Mallyon 3.3L 5 56.5kg $11
5 10 SHUHOOD Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Robbie Fradd 4.3L 1 56.5kg $21
6 14 MISS PENFOLD Kelly Schweida Jake Bayliss 4.5L 7 56.5kg $101
7 3 MISS CAVALLO Michael Nolan Dale Smith 5.75L 13 56.5kg $201
8 9 SKY HORSE (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ryan Maloney 5.85L 2 56.5kg $6
9 7 MONEY MAGIC Mark Newnham Ryan Wiggins 5.95L 11 56.5kg $19
10 11 AL JOOD Chris Munce Ms Stephanie Thornton 6.7L 9 56.5kg $31
11 12 SOUL PURPOSE Mark Newnham Luke Dittman 7.45L 14 56.5kg $61
12 6 DEE DAY DIVA Robert Heathcote Tegan Harrison 7.85L 8 56.5kg $91
13 13 ADELASE Barry Baldwin Mark Du Plessis 8.05L 6 56.5kg $81
14 8 CALIFORNIA SALTO Peter & Paul Snowden Jim Byrne 4 56.5kg $26
  15e HALLOWED GIRL Chris Anderson     0

*Table Credit: Racing Australia

2020 The Roses Betting

The Roses 2020 betting odds for the winter will be available below complete with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au the week of the race.

Vanna Girl ($2.10 in 2020) was the last favourite in The Roses betting to salute for the punters.

2020 The 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) in Adelaide, and is the last of the traditional Queensland Oaks lead-up races.

The official 2020 The Roses field & barriers will be announced below the Wednesday of race week.

The Roses 2020 final field attracted a capacity line-up of 14 fillies plus a single emergency, Hallowed Girl who drew the inside alley. Race favourite Vanna Girl suffered an early blow out in barrier 13 as the recent dual Black-Type winner chases a fourth win on the trot for last weekend’s Stradbroke winning trainers Toby & Trent Edmonds.

Click here to read more on the key fillies in The Roses 2020 field.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2613×85123 FLORENT Tony Noonan Andrew Mallyon 6 56.5kg 75
2 214112111 VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Brad Stewart 13 56.5kg 90
3 2×68722404 MISS CAVALLO Michael Nolan Dale Smith 14 56.5kg 65
4 521x213x22 CELESTIAL FALLS Mark Newnham Michael Cahill 4 56.5kg 80
5 511538×662 CELLARMAID Kelly Schweida James Orman 11 56.5kg 69
6 4×41132220 DEE DAY DIVA Robert Heathcote Tegan Harrison 9 56.5kg 70
7 122×132 MONEY MAGIC Mark Newnham Ryan Wiggins 12 56.5kg 71
8 x196x25775 CALIFORNIA SALTO Peter & Paul Snowden Jim Byrne 5 56.5kg 70
9 24114 SKY HORSE (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ryan Maloney 3 56.5kg 70
10 5×286114 SHUHOOD Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Robbie Fradd 2 56.5kg 71
11 418×516173 AL JOOD Chris Munce Ms Stephanie Thornton 10 56.5kg 73
12 642312 SOUL PURPOSE Mark Newnham Luke Dittman 15 56.5kg 63
13 7×232331 ADELASE Barry Baldwin Mark Du Plessis 7 56.5kg 61
14 1×05399 MISS PENFOLD Kelly Schweida Jake Bayliss 8 56.5kg 64
15e x816465x43 HALLOWED GIRL Chris Anderson  TBA 1 56.5kg 58

2020 The Roses Nominations

The 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 2020 The Roses nominations are now out with 17 three-year-old fillies entered for the event including Toby & Trent Edmonds’ flying Vanna Girl chasing her fourth win on the trot and third in Black-Type company following her recent victories in the Listed Daybreak Lover Stakes and Pam O’Neill Stakes at Doomben.

Click here to read more on the key 2020 The Roses nominated fillies this winter.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 7×232331 ADELASE F 3 Barry Baldwin 61
2 418×516173 AL JOOD F 3 Chris Munce 73
3 x196x25775 CALIFORNIA SALTO F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 70
4 521x213x22 CELESTIAL FALLS F 3 Mark Newnham 80
5 511538×662 CELLARMAID F 3 Kelly Schweida 69
6 4×41132220 DEE DAY DIVA F 3 Robert Heathcote 70
7 2613×85123 FLORENT F 3 Tony Noonan
8 x816465x43 HALLOWED GIRL F 3 Chris Anderson 58
9 2×68722404 MISS CAVALLO F 3 Michael Nolan 65
10 1×05399 MISS PENFOLD F 3 Kelly Schweida 64
11 122×132 MONEY MAGIC F 3 Mark Newnham
12 8×75110245 SEGRILL F 3 Clarry Conners
13 5×286114 SHUHOOD F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 71
14 24114 SKY HORSE (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 70
15 642312 SOUL PURPOSE F 3 Mark Newnham
16 214112111 VANNA GIRL F 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds
17 x1132521x5 VIOLET F 3 Michael Nolan 72

The Roses History

Established in 1996, The Roses has grown rapidly in prominence, achieving Group 3 status within 9 years (1996) and Group 2 status in 18 years (2014).

Inaugurated as the Doomben Roses, from 2010 onwards the race has been known simply as The Roses.

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.

The 2020 The Roses ran at Eagle Farm over 1800m due to COVID-19.

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
2020
Doomben Roses
1st Vanna Girl 1 minute 48.20 seconds (over 1800m)
2nd Cellarmaid
3rd Celestial Falls
2019
Doomben Roses
1st Etana 2 minutes 3.39 seconds
2nd Aliferous
3rd Welsh Legend
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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