The Roses

The Group 2 The Roses is traditionally held on Doomben Cup Day during the Brisbane Carnival as a Queensland Oaks lead-up.

2024 The Roses Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



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 $300,000 in prize money as of 2023 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.

Three fillies throughout history have completed The Roses – Queensland Oaks double with Ethereal (2001), Scarlett Lady (2011) and Youngstar (2018). 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.

In 2022 The Roses form was franked with the winner Barb Raider finishing second next-up in that year’s Queensland Oaks results.

The Roses 2024 takes place on Saturday May 25, 2024 as part of Brisbane’s Doomben Cup Day card. 

2024 The Roses
Date: Saturday May 25, 2024
Track: Doomben Racecourse 
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2024 The Roses Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2024 The Roses Betting

The Roses 2024 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) and Barb Raider ($3.10 in 2022) are the last favourites in The Roses betting to salute for the punters.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2024 THE ROSES ODDS 

2024 The Roses Form

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2024 THE ROSES FORM GUIDE

2024 The Roses Tips

Stay tuned for our insider The Roses 2024 Tips on the Queensland Oaks lead-up this winter season in Brisbane.

  • To Win: TBD

2024 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 2024 The Roses field & barriers will be announced below the Wednesday of race week.

2024 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 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.

In 2022 The Roses was moved to Eagle Farm Racecourse on Queensland Derby Day and took place over 2100m due to heavy rainfall.

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).

The 2023 The Roses was won by the previous year’s Golden Slipper winning filly Fireburn.

Doomben Roses results since 2000 are listed below.

Doomben Roses Results

Year Place Horse Time
2024
Doomben Roses 
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2023
Doomben Roses 
1st Fireburn 2 minutes 3.33 seconds
2nd Renaissance Woman
3rd Sakura Girl
2022
Doomben Roses
(Held at Eagle Farm over 2100m)
1st Barb Raider 2 minutes 11.40 seconds
2nd Belle Savoir
3rd Smirk
2021
Doomben Roses
1st Only Words 2 minutes 3.43 seconds
2nd Bargain
3rd Charms Star
2020
Doomben Roses
1st Vanna Girl 1 minute 48.20 seconds (over 1800m)
2nd Cellarmaid
3rd Celestial Falls
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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