Queensland Derby 2022

Saturday May 28, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The SA Derby in Adelaide is a key lead-up into the Queensland Derby 

The Queensland Derby is a Group 1 race for three-year-old stayers traditionally run at Eagle Farm Racecourse Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

The event was previously conducted on a Saturday in early – mid June on Stradbroke Handicap Day but was moved forward a fortnight in 2021 to run in late May alongside the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup (1300m).

A set weights clash for three-year-old stayers, the Queensland Derby now serves as a key next-up option for youngsters out of Adelaide’s Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m) and the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2000m). 

The 2017 & 2018 editions of the Queensland Derby were moved from Eagle Farm to Doomben Racecourse and contested over 2200m instead of 2400m, while there was no 2020 edition of the race due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Colts and geldings carrying 57kg and fillies 55kg in the Queensland Derby field over 2400m. The race offers $1 million in total prize money as of 2022 including $600,000 for the winning connections.

Some of the three-year-old stayers out of the Queensland Derby field may opt to take on the older horses in the Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup (2400m) on Tiara Day with Vow And Declare (2nd in 2019) the last Derby graduate to win that event. 

The next edition of the Queensland Derby runs on Saturday May 28, 2022. 

Queensland Derby Race Info

  • Date: Saturday May 28, 2022
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Distance: 2400m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1,000,000
  • First Run: 1868
 

Queensland Derby 2022 Results

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

Queensland Derby Betting

Queensland Derby betting opens at pre-field prices weeks ahead of the race date offering juicy futures odds on the likely runners in the race.

Three-year-olds that run well in the traditional lead-up races typically dominate the Queensland Derby odds, and more often than not the Grand Prix Stakes winner of the season will start favourite in the Group 1 over the mile and a half.

Favourites have a fair record in the Queensland Derby with six saluting for the punters from 2011 – 2021 including Ruthven (2017), Dark Dream (2018) and Mr Quickie (2019), but there is often value further down the markets.

2022 Queensland Derby Odds

The winter’s latest Queensland Derby 2022 betting odds will be available below once the markets are released on the Kingsford-Smith Cup Day event so you can check out the QLD Derby odds on your favourite staying three-year-olds of the season.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Queensland Derby will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Queensland Derby Field

Queensland Derby betting odds at Ladbrokes.com.au

Hawkspur (2013) is a recent favourite in Queensland Derby betting to salute for the punters at Eagle Farm. Photo Credit: Daniel Costello.

The Queensland Derby field attracts a collection of the season’s most promising staying types. The majority of acceptors are colts and geldings, but previously fillies backed up out of the Queensland Oaks the weekend prior to take on the boys before the Derby was rescheduled in 2021 to run before the Oaks.

The last filly to win the Queensland Derby was Dariana (2010), while in 2017 the only filly in the field Ana Royale ran a brave third. The fillies came close again in 2018 when that year’s Queensland Oaks winner Youngstar ran a luckless third, while the 2019 Queensland Derby trifecta was also rounded-out by a filly – Aliferous.

The largest Queensland Derby field had a previous capacity of 20 runners, the last of this size field lining up in 2008 when Riva San won. Now a maximum of 18 starters can take to the track. The smallest Queensland Derby field in recent history saw only eight runners take to the barriers in 1990 when Rough Habit won.

A nice early lead-up race into the Queensland Derby field is Sydney’s Group 3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) held at Randwick in mid-April and Shootoff (2011) was the last to do the double. 

Queensland Derby nominations close in early May, four – five weeks before the final field of acceptances is taken and released the Tuesday prior to the race running on the Saturday.

2022 Queensland Derby Field

The official Queensland Derby 2022 Field & Barriers will be announced below once the final acceptances are out so bookmark this page to see what three-year-old winter stayers make the line-up on Kingsford-Smith Cup Day.

2022 Queensland Derby First Acceptances

First acceptances for the Queensland Derby in 2022 are taken on Wednesday the 18th of May, 2022. 

The 2022 Queensland Derby first acceptances attracted 30 youngsters including Rough Habit Plate winner Dark Destroyer and the Godolphin-raced Alegron looking to atone for his fourth in the SA Derby. 

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5432×80314 ALEGRON G 3 James Cummings 1 57kg      
2 516x828x27 TUTUKAKA (NZ) G 3 Tony Pike 2 57kg      
3 313511×721 DARK DESTROYER (NZ) G 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 3 57kg      
4 461164×522 CABOCHE (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller 4 57kg      
5 154×112373 MENAZZI G 3 Stuart Kendrick 5 57kg      
6 213151 PINARELLO (NZ) G 3 Roger James & Robert Wellwood 6 57kg      
7 6123×16164 SOUTHERN STOCK (NZ) G 3 Chris Munce 7 57kg      
8 x7642x6948 BALMAURICE G 3 Rex Lipp & Nicholas Hahn 8 57kg      
9 223×771320 RED WAVE G 3 Tony & Maddysen Sears 9 57kg      
10 14×6392150 SEA TREASURES (NZ) G 3 Bjorn Baker 10 57kg      
11 194×704010 SATIRICAL GLORY G 3 John Sargent 11 57kg      
12 131042 PATERNAL (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller 12 57kg      
13 232×171234 TING TONG G 3 Kris Lees 13 57kg      
14 7608×75529 DARK REBEL G 3 Edward Cummings 14 57kg      
15 1115 IMPEL GAZELLE (NZ) G 3 Michael Costa 15 57kg      
16 52×6163212 ANYTHINK GOES C 3 Matthew Smith 16 57kg      
17 5051169655 NEST EGG (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller 17 57kg      
18 311567 LE VILLI (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees 18 55kg      
19 741×3220 FIELD LEGEND C 3 Chris Waller 19 57kg      
20 2514×02 KOPANGI (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller 20 57kg      
21 3422115 TURN ME OVER (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller 21 57kg      
22 1388×548 VILLADEN (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller 22 57kg      
23 393×241103 VELVET LADY (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees 23 55kg      
24 9×44217 SPICY KING PRAWN G 3 Barry Baldwin 24 57kg      
25 8x89x1286 KING HAMMURABI G 3 Jason Edwards 25 57kg      
26 5146×3302 KIPLING’S JOURNEY G 3 Peter & Will Hulbert 26 57kg      
27 53×61 SO YOU KNEW G 3 Tony Gollan 27 57kg      
28 7858318628 CARLOS (NZ) G 3 Kelvin Tyler 28 57kg      
29 481×35 PRINCE ALBY (NZ) C 3 Kelvin Tyler 29 57kg      
30 x56x304544 CROWN’M G 3 Karen Owen 30 57kg      

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Queensland Derby Nominations

Early Queensland Derby 2022 nominations are taken on a Tuesday at the start of May. 

The 2022 Queensland Derby nominations close on Tuesday the 3rd of May, 2022 and will be provided in full below once confirmed. 

Dual Group 1 Derby place-getter Alegron and his Queensland Guineas winning stablemate Character headline the 69 three-year-old Queensland Derby 2022 nominations for this winter. 

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 8142×048 AKTOLGALI G 3 Robert Hickmott  
2 15432×8031 ALEGRON G 3 James Cummings  
3 52×616321 ANYTHINK GOES C 3 Matthew Smith  
4 3313×53 ASHGROVE C 3 Tony Gollan  
5 2x7642x694 BALMAURICE G 3 Rex Lipp & Nicholas Hahn  
6 1×142 BELLE SAVOIR F 3 Nick Ryan  
7 02314×2 BIRAGUE G 3 Paul Butterworth  
8 x94420x665 BLUSHING TYCOON G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
9 3461164×52 CABOCHE (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller  
10 727x21x62 CABOTEUR G 3 David Payne  
11 878583186 CARLOS (NZ) G 3 Kelvin Tyler  
12 1428×13101 CHARACTER G 3 James Cummings  
13 45 COMETTI (NZ) G 3 Shaun Dwyer (Jnr)  
14 21920×033 COMMANDER HARRY (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
15 x56x304544 CROWN’M G 3 Karen Owen  
16 313511×72 DARK DESTROYER (NZ) G 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott  
17 x7608x7552 DARK REBEL G 3 Edward Cummings  
18 741×3220 FIELD LEGEND C 3 Chris Waller  
19 38×2811393 GIN MARTINI (NZ) F 3 John Sargent  
20 09×5115 GLOBAL AUSBRED C 3 Brad Widdup  
21 8x43434x2 GRINZINGER KNIGHT G 3 Harry Richardson  
22 1111×132 GYPSY GODDESS (NZ) F 3 David Vandyke  
23 531 HOLLYWOOD PARK (NZ) G 3 Peter G Moody  
24 1x04715x02 HOLSTEIN G 3 Matthew Dunn  
25 43×3321316 HONEYCREEPER F 3 James Cummings  
26 5314×2325 HOPON HARRY G 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas  
27 111 IMPEL GAZELLE (NZ) G 3 Michael Costa  
28 415 JIGGLER G 3 Kurt Goldman  
29 8x89x12 KING HAMMURABI G 3 Jason Edwards  
30 5146×330 KIPLING’S JOURNEY G 3 Peter & Will Hulbert  
31 2514x0x KOPANGI (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller  
32 311567 LE VILLI (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees  
33 5x2589x MAGIC MIKEY (NZ) G 3 Simon Foster  
34 x47x458372 MAURICE’S MEDAD G 3 Bjorn Baker  
35 3154×11237 MENAZZI G 3 Stuart Kendrick  
36 67×201 MICKLEWHITE G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
37 2 MR I’M A BELIEVER (IRE) G 3 Peter G Moody  
38 569×51 MYEYESADOREYOU F 3 Paul Perry  
39 x505116965 NEST EGG (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller  
40 13104 PATERNAL (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller  
41 213151 PINARELLO (NZ) G 3 Roger James & Robert Wellwood  
42   PONTARDAWE (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller  
43 481x PRINCE ALBY (NZ) C 3 Kelvin Tyler  
44 223×771320 RED WAVE G 3 Tony & Maddysen Sears  
45 1×64 RISING FIRE G 3 Billy Healey  
46 96×117 ROLLER COASTER (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller  
47 631×46 ROYAL BALLET F 3 Kris Lees  
48 x46x252112 RUACH (NZ) G 3 Tony Pike  
49 15317×8183 SAINT TROPEZ C 3 Lloyd Kennewell  
50 x212370x12 SAMARKAND (NZ) G 3 Bjorn Baker  
51 8194x7040x SATIRICAL GLORY G 3 John Sargent  
52 514×639215 SEA TREASURES (NZ) G 3 Bjorn Baker  
53 6×314 SENZA DUBBIO G 3 John O’Shea  
54 53×6 SO YOU KNEW G 3 Tony Gollan  
55 86123×1616 SOUTHERN STOCK (NZ) G 3 Chris Munce  
56 9×4421 SPICY KING PRAWN G 3 Barry Baldwin  
57 969×149050 STRAY F 3 Anthony Cummings  
58 14654 TAVISTORM (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
59 023133×807 TEEWATERS G 3 Archie Alexander  
60 61×5711727 THE NEPHEW G 3 Patrick Payne  
61 39x17x8861 THREE WISE MEN G 3 Edward Cummings  
62 232×17123 TING TONG G 3 Kris Lees  
63 03660×2321 TURN IT UP TOMMY (NZ) G 3 Denis Pagan  
64 342211 TURN ME OVER (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller  
65 8516x828x2 TUTUKAKA (NZ) G 3 Tony Pike  
66 7393×24110 VELVET LADY (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees  
67 1388×54 VILLADEN (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller  
68 562 WORD FROM ABOVE G 3 Billy Healey  
69 417×316845 ZOUMON G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Queensland Derby Form Guide

The Queensland Derby form guide provides punters with all of the must know information like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field. From 2011 – 2021 five of the Queensland Derby winners jumped from a double digit barrier, the distance of the race proving a wide gate is a non-issue results wise.

Interstate-trained three-year-olds also have a dominant recent record in the race, so watch the Queensland Derby form guide for Sydney and Melbourne visitors with form in Brisbane that season.

2022 Queensland Derby Form Facts

  • Wide barriers 10 or above produced five Queensland Derby winners from 2011 – 2021
  • Dariana (2010) was the last filly to beat home the boys in the Queensland Derby results
  • From 2011 – 2021 six Queensland Derby betting favourites saluted for the punters including three on the trot from 2017-19
  • The Grand Prix Stakes was previously the key Queensland Derby form race to follow and last produced a winner of the Group 1 with Eagle Way (2nd in 2016) before a change to the race schedule in 2021 

2022 Queensland Derby Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Queensland Derby 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Queensland Derby Tips

Looking for horses that ran top three in a race like the Rough Habit Plate at Doomben and keeping an eye on the prices of runners with proven form over at least 2000m are good Queensland Derby tips.

Kukeracha (2nd in 2021) was the last Queensland Derby winner to come off a lead-up run in the Rough Habit Plate. 

From 2006 – 2021 five of the Queensland Derby winners won their lead-up race, so a good tip is looking for a last start winner.

Brisbane lead-up races have provided the majority of the Queensland Derby champions in the past 30 years, so another tip is to watch for horses proven at either Doomben or Eagle Farm Racecourse.

2022 Queensland Derby Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Queensland Derby 2022 tips and betting selections on the youngsters to back and sack in the mile and a half classic will be detailed below the week of the race so check back to uncover the value in the Group 1 showdown this season.

  • To Win: TBC

Queensland Derby Results

Single-figure runners have dominated the Queensland Derby results over the past three decades, but recent winners to jump at over $10 for the win include Sonntag (2014) and Magicool (2015) who both saluted at 12/1 prices, and the Chris Waller-trained Kukeracha ($11 in 2021). 

Notable recent Queensland Derby winners include Mr Quickie (2019), Hawkspur (2013), Brambles (2012) and Shootoff (2011).

Queensland Derby Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2022 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2021 Kukeracha Senor Toba Explosive Jack 2:30.1

2020

Race Not Held

2019 Mr Quickie Vow And Declare Aliferous 2:29.7
2018 Dark Dream Heavenly Thought Youngstar 2:19.3
2017 Ruthven Rockstar Rebel Ana Royale 2:14.4
2016 Eagle Way Rodrico I’m Belucci 2:32.8
2015 Magicool Werther Jumbo Prince 2:15.0
2014 Sonntag Pinstripe Lane Vilanova 2:28.3
2013 Hawkspur Electric Fusion Honorius 2:27.8
2012 Brambles Quintessential Westsouthwest 2:29.7
2011 Shootoff Shez Sinsational Heidilicious 2:28.7
2010 Dariana Kutchinsky Miss Keepsake 2:26.4
2009 Court Ruler Shocking Larry’s Never Late 2:34.4
2008 Riva San Petushki Moatize 2:36.9
2007 Empires Choice Volcanic Star Sirmione 2:32.9
2006 Ice Chariot Cape Breton Loanhead 2:30.6
2005 Lachlan River Lords A Leaping Vitesse Dane 2:26.5
2004 Toulouse Lautrec Devastating Set Up 2:26.5
2003 Half Hennessy Schumpeter King Of Them All 2:27.7
2002 County Tyrone Galroof Miss Bussell 2:29.0
2001 De Gaulle Lane Tempest Morn Lottery Prize 2:25.2
2000 Freemason Citras Prince Maguire 2:27.3