The 2016 Doomben Roses is held annually in May as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Usually hosted at Doomben Racecourse, the 2016 Doomben Roses pays a total of $175,000 in prize money, with $112,000 going to the winner.
Raced over 2000m, the Doomben Roses is run under set weights conditions and is open to three-year-old fillies. Due to its fillies-only basis, the Doomben Roses is often used by trainers as a good lead up race to later events in the Brisbane Racing Carnival.
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.
|Race Type:||Fillies Set Weights|
2016 Doomben Roses Field
The 2016 Doomben Roses field will be finalised and published here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||11313×8502||AMBIENCE||John O’Shea||James McDonald||4||56.5kg||98|
|2||013x90x081||LOOK TO THE STARS||David Vandyke||Blake Spriggs||5||56.5kg||87|
|3||21×111||IMPOSING LASS (NZ)||Bjorn Baker||Jason Collett||18||56.5kg||82|
|4||180×667320||ALASKAN ROSE (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Robbie Fradd||16||56.5kg||77|
|5||31×4512492||SELF ESTEEM||Peter & Paul Snowden||Tim Clark||14||56.5kg||81|
|6||346×511326||QUEEN OF WANDS||Clarry Conners||Michael Cahill||12||56.5kg||79|
|7||62314×0005||DAWNIE PERFECT||Clarry Conners||Kerrin McEvoy||13||56.5kg||79.5|
|8||4x25210x40||SEBRING SALLY||Chris Waller||Glen Colless||11||56.5kg||74|
|9||31331×562||CHANDANA||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||10||56.5kg||74|
|10||4x82x11143||KEBEDE||Matthew Dunn||Jim Byrne||9||56.5kg||73|
|11||22×12144||FALKENBERG||Peter & Paul Snowden||Damian Browne||6||56.5kg||73|
|12||61055×66||DULVERTON||Robert Smerdon||Thomas Sadler (a)||1||56.5kg||64|
|13||112×84||BACKSTREET LOVER||Jason Warren||Paul Hammersley||3||56.5kg||68|
|14||8x4x18x323||THEMIS||Gai Waterhouse||Blake Shinn||21||56.5kg||68|
|15||13×461491||MYSTIC OPAL||Chris Anderson||Brad Stewart||17||56.5kg||67|
|16||2111||LYRICIST||Toby Edmonds||Jeff Lloyd||7||56.5kg||70|
|17e||x60x622x31||SAHARA SIREN||Alan L Jones||James Orman (a)||19||56.5kg||67|
|18e||6x0621x201||PASSION IN FLIGHT QTIS Bonus Scheme||Gary Hineman||Ms Tegan Harrison||15||56.5kg||62|
|19e||44×46337||ZASORCERESS (NZ)||Jason Warren||–||2||56.5kg||–|
|20e||114L3||ROMANTIC MAID||Roger James||–||20||56.5kg||68|
|21e||10×09||ZAFIKI (NZ)||Robert Smerdon||–||8||56.5kg||62|
2016 Doomben Roses Nominations
The Doomben Roses nominations are usually announced on the Monday before race day. Quite a few decent horses enter the Doomben Roses nominations, and it’s usually worth checking them out early on.
The 2016 Doomben Roses nominations will be provided below.
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).
Two trainers, Roger James and Graeme Rogerson, have entered winning contestants into the Doomben Roses twice.
Doomben Roses results since 2000 are listed below.
Doomben Roses Results
|1st||Kebede||2 minutes 2.5 seconds|
|1st||Bohemian Lily||2 minutes 04.08 seconds|
|2nd||Col ‘N’ Lil|
|1st||Arabian Gold||2 minutes 3.08 seconds|
|1st||Dear Demi||2 minutes 5.36 seconds|
|1st||Invest||2 minutes 4.17 seconds|
|1st||Scarlett Lady||2 minutes 4.0 seconds|
|1st||Marheta||2 minutes 3.5 seconds|
|1st||Awesome Planet||2 minutes 4.3 seconds|
|1st||Heavenly Glow||2 minutes 5.5 seconds|
|1st||Lasoron||2 minutes 3.0 seconds|
|2nd||My Lady’s Chamber|
|1st||Gaze||2 minutes 3.5 seconds|
|1st||Cinque Cento||2 minutes 4.0 seconds|
|1st||Natural Woman||2 minutes 4.3 seconds|
|1st||The Jewel||2 minutes 4.9 seconds|
|1st||Palidamah||2 minutes 1.9 seconds|
|1st||Ethereal||2 minutes 4.3 seconds|
|2nd||Life Is Beautiful|
|1st||Avilde||2 minutes 5.4 seconds|