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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
Doomben Roses News
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|
|Race Type:||Fillies Set Weights|
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.
|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
|1st||Etana||2 minutes 3.39 seconds|
|1st||Youngstar||2 minutes 36.86 seconds|
|1st||Kenedna||2 minutes 08.0 seconds|
|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|