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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 News
- 2020 Dane Ripper Stakes Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report
- 2020 The Roses Odds Update: Vanna Girl Firming Favourite
- The Roses 2020 Field & Barriers: Favourite Vanna Girl Draws Wide
- 2020 The Roses Nominations: Celestial Falls Leads Newnham’s Trio
- Etana Firms in Queensland Oaks Betting After Gutsy Roses Win
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|
|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.
|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|
*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|
|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|
|6||4×41132220||DEE DAY DIVA||F||3||Robert Heathcote||70|
|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|
|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|
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
|1st||Vanna Girl||1 minute 48.20 seconds (over 1800m)|
|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|