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.

2019 The Roses Results

  • 1st: #14 Etana
  • 2nd: #2 Aliferous
  • 3rd: #13 Welsh Legend



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 $200,000 in prize money and takes place on Doomben Cup Day.

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 2019 took place on Saturday May 18, 2019 and saw improving Shamus Award filly Etana take out the top prize. 

2019 Doomben Roses
Date: Saturday May 18, 2019
Track: Doomben Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: Fillies Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2019 The Roses Results

  • 1st: #14 Etana ($3.90)
  • 2nd: #2 Aliferous ($12)
  • 3rd: #13 Welsh Legend ($13)

The official The Roses 2019 Result saw Victorian trainers Ciaron Maher & David Eustace enjoy back-to-back Doomben feature race wins with the success of Etana following that of stablemate Kenedna in the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) one event earlier.

Read the full 2019 Doomben Roses Race Result & Review now. 

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 14 ETANA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 2 56.5kg $3.90
2 2 ALIFEROUS Kris Lees Jason Collett 0.2L 4 56.5kg $12
3 13 WELSH LEGEND Chris Waller Leith Innes 0.95L 9 56.5kg $13
4 17e ITZ LILY Kris Lees Corey Brown 1.45L 1 56.5kg $26
5 9 BELLE ROC (NZ) Brian Smith Scott Galloway 1.55L 8 56.5kg $31
6 16 RE EDIT Chris Waller Glen Boss 1.75L 7 56.5kg $14
7 1 SCARLET DREAM Mark Newnham Blake Shinn 2.5L 11 56.5kg $3.30F
8 3 WINNING WAYS Garry Newham Matthew McGillivray 2.6L 14 56.5kg $19
9 15 ON THE WHITE TURF (NZ) Richard & Michael Freedman James McDonald 3L 10 56.5kg $7
10 6 ROSENDAHL RED Matt Kropp James Orman 4.25L 3 56.5kg $151
11 11 DAWSON DIVA Garnett Taylor Ryan Wiggins 4.45L 15 56.5kg $151
12 5 PINMEDOWN (NZ) Michael Moroney Michael Walker 6.45L 6 56.5kg $9.50
13 10 ROCKNAVAR Matthew James Dunn Robbie Fradd 6.55L 5 56.5kg $71
14 7 TATCEE Chris Waller Michael Cahill 6.75L 13 56.5kg $201
15 8 CEOL NA MARA Chris Munce Sean Cormack 9.5L 12 56.5kg $151
16 4 LIGHT UP THE ROOM Tony Gollan Brad Stewart 15.5L 16 56.5kg $61
20e GUISE Chris Waller Larry Cassidy 0
21e TATALINA (NZ) David Vandyke 0
19e GRAND BOUQUET (NZ) Kris Lees 0
12 ROMANI GIRL (NZ) Chris Waller 0
18e DUCHESS OF LENNOX (NZ) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 0

2019 The Roses Betting

The Doomben Roses 2019 betting odds for the winter will be available below complete with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au the week of the race.

2019 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 2019 The Roses field & barriers will be announced below the Wednesday of race week.

2019 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.

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
2020
Doomben Roses
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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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