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.

2019 Queensland Derby Results

  • 1st: #2 Mr Quickie
  • 2nd: #10 Vow And Declare
  • 3rd: #15 Aliferous



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 2019 Queensland Derby ran on Saturday June 8, 2019 and was won by the beaten SA Derby favourite Mr Quickie.

Queensland Derby 2019
Date: Saturday June 8, 2019
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

2019 Queensland Derby Results

  • 1st: #2 Mr Quickie
  • 2nd: #10 Vow And Declare
  • 3rd: #15 Aliferous

Mr Quickie atoned for his third as the beaten SA Derby favourite last start dominating the 2019 Queensland Derby results with a class win as the punters’ pick. He held off Vow And Declare on the line and survived a subsequent protest by the second-placed jockey – Damien Oliver – to hold onto the Group 1 success. It was trainer Phillip Stokes’ first Group 1 success for the stable since relocating from Adelaide to Pakenham (VIC) and handled jockey John Allen with his fifth Group 1 winning ride for the season.

Read more on the 2019 Queensland Derby win by Mr Quickie now.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 2 MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes John Allen 3 57kg $2.80F
2 10 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 0.75L 14 57kg $26
3 15 ALIFEROUS Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 2L 13 55kg $13
4 6 NOBU (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 2.75L 10 57kg $5
5 13 CARIF Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4L 11 57kg $21
6 7 NOT A SINGLE CENT Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 4.2L 12 57kg $101
7 18 GRAND BOUQUET (NZ) Kris Lees Matthew McGillivray 6.2L 8 55kg $61
8 3 FUN FACT Bjorn Baker Michael Cahill 6.95L 4 57kg $21
9 17 RE EDIT Chris Waller James McDonald 7.15L 7 55kg $5.50
10 4 DECLARES WAR Matt Cumani Craig Williams 8.4L 1 57kg $21
11 5 SAVVY OAK (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Walker 8.7L 2 57kg $19
12 1 STARS OF CARRUM Robbie Laing Tim Clark 8.9L 17 57kg $41
13 19e HOME MADE John Sargent Jamie Kah 11.65L 9 57kg $61
14 11 MAHIS ANGEL Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 12.9L 15 57kg $81
15 8 TRUSTY LAD (NZ) Matt Kropp James Orman 13.1L 18 57kg $101
16 14 SHIRANDA John Manzelmann Brad Stewart 21.6L 6 57kg $201
17 9 A MAN TO MATCH Tony Gollan Larry Cassidy 66.6L 16 57kg $91
FF 12 LORD ARTHUR Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Corey Brown 5 57kg $31
22e BOBBY DEE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Robbie Fradd 0
23e FUJI FURY Kris Lees 0
21e ITZ LILY Kris Lees 0
16 SCARLET DREAM Mark Newnham Blake Shinn 0
20e MRS MADRID Anthony Cummings Glen Boss 0

2019 Queensland Derby Betting

The winter’s best Queensland Derby 2019 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be made available below leading up to the Group 1 mile and a half classic.

2019 Queensland Derby Form Guide

Stay tuned for our exclusive 2019 Queensland Derby Form Guide Analysis & Betting Preview.

2019 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) and the 2018 champ Mr Quickie (3rd).

The official Queensland Derby 2019 Final Field & Barriers are set for release the Wednesday leading-up to Stradbroke Handicap Day and will be published in full below.

The 2019 Queensland Derby Field is now out featuring a capacity 18 starters plus five emergencies. Race favourite Nobu has drawn out wide in barrier 13 for the mile-and-a-half classic. The SA Derby placegetter Mr Quickie is sure to be a firmer in Queensland Derby betting at Ladbrokes.com.au after coming up trumps in barrier five.

Read more on the top Queensland Derby 2019 contenders after the field & barriers. 

Update: The 2019 Queensland Derby field now features the John Sargent-trained first emergency Home Made, coming off a Grand Prix Stakes third, after the scratching of gun ATC Oaks placed filly Scarlet Dream. In a blow for connections who saved Scarlet Dream from the Queensland Oaks in favour of a Derby run, the Mark Newnham-trained daughter of Sebring was scratched from the Derby on Saturday morning after injuring herself in a track gallop.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 2×89944049 STARS OF CARRUM Robbie Laing Tim Clark 22 57kg 93
2 1111×11213 MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes John Allen 5 57kg 94
3 6×73278711 FUN FACT Bjorn Baker Michael Cahill 6 57kg 82
4 3311175971 DECLARES WAR Matt Cumani Craig Williams 1 57kg 80
5 4647×34122 SAVVY OAK (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Walker 2 57kg 83
6 4331440211 NOBU (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 13 57kg 80
7 08x0077x63 NOT A SINGLE CENT Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 15 57kg 70
8 x3421x2854 TRUSTY LAD (NZ) Matt Kropp James Orman 23 57kg 70
9 23313×7625 A MAN TO MATCH Tony Gollan Larry Cassidy 20 57kg 75
10 83211×366 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 18 57kg 73
11 x1521x0821 MAHIS ANGEL Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 19 57kg 70
12 6×18533610 LORD ARTHUR Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Corey Brown 7 57kg 75
13 576×514722 CARIF Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 14 57kg 70
14 531×663115 SHIRANDA John Manzelmann Brad Stewart 8 57kg 71
15 x546121425 ALIFEROUS Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 17 55kg 85
16 211×23727 SCARLET DREAM Mark Newnham Blake Shinn 16 55kg 90
17 153×1663 RE EDIT Chris Waller James McDonald 9 55kg 80
18 x107x81511 GRAND BOUQUET (NZ) Kris Lees Matthew McGillivray 10 55kg 74
19e x57x517923 HOME MADE John Sargent Jamie Kah 12 57kg 70
20e 591156426 MRS MADRID Anthony Cummings Glen Boss 3 55kg 70
21e 1221214 ITZ LILY Kris Lees TBA 4 55kg 72.5
22e 1061746318 BOBBY DEE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Robbie Fradd 11 57kg 76
23e 111×9350 FUJI FURY Kris Lees TBA 21 57kg 66

2019 Queensland Derby Nominations & First Acceptances

The official 2019 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 2019 first acceptances close in late May 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.

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
2019
Queensland Derby
1st Mr Quickie 2 minutes 29.74 seconds
2nd Vow And Declare
3rd Aliferous
2018
Queensland Derby
1st Dark Dream 2 minutes 19.31 seconds
2nd Heavenly Thought
3rd Youngstar
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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