Queensland Derby 2024

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 during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

2019 Queensland Derby winner Mr Quickie

2019 Queensland Derby winner Mr Quickie (pictured in Melbourne winning the Toorak Handicap in 2020). Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The event is currently conducted on a Saturday in late May or early June to run 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 June 1, 2024 at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

2024 Queensland Derby Odds

The winter’s latest Queensland Derby 2024 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 2024 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 Race Info

  • Date: Saturday June 1, 2024
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Distance: 2400m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1,000,000
  • First Run: 1868

Queensland Derby 2024 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 (now held the December before during the summer) will start favourite in the Group 1 over the mile and a half.

Favourites have a fair record in the Queensland Derby with seven saluting for the punters from 2011 – 2023 including Ruthven (2017), Dark Dream (2018), Mr Quickie (2019), and most recently Kovalica ($1.70 in 2023).

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 race 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.

2024 Queensland Derby Field

The official Queensland Derby 2024 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.

2024 Queensland Derby First Acceptances

First acceptances for the Queensland Derby in 2024 are taken on Wednesday the 22nd of May, 2024.  

2024 Queensland Derby Nominations

Early Queensland Derby 2024 nominations are taken on a Tuesday at the start of May. 

The 2024 Queensland Derby nominations close on Tuesday the 7th of May, 2024 and will be provided in full below once confirmed. 

Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman’s Australian Oaks winning filly Autumn Angel heads all-in markets on the bumper 108 Queensland Derby 2024 nominations taken for this winter’s edition of the staying showdown. 

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Hcp Rating
1 3110×7022 AGITA G 3 David Payne    
2 238×612815 AHURIRI (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller    
3 77x7x53 AKKADIAN EMPEROR (IRE) C 3 Annabel Neasham    
4 9x505314x2 AMAZONIAN LASS F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott    
5 531×7256 ANDERSON BRIDGE (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller    
6 3×51 ASK THE WIFE G 3 Benjamin Smith    
7 x1331x6121 AUTUMN ANGEL F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman    
8 133×421 AZTEC STATE G 3 Ben, Will & JD Hayes    
9 21×51 BESTOWER (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees    
10 569×41 BLOOMIN’ READY G 3 Danielle Seib    
11 1x44Px702 BOBBY SHIRAZ (NZ) G 3 Bjorn Baker    
12 43x BROADWAY SPIRIT C 3 Paul Jenkins    
13 12×256 BULLETS HIGH (NZ) G 3 Joseph Pride    
14 1×312 CABLE EXPRESS G 3 Danielle Seib    
15 x9732x6736 CAP FERRAT C 3 Chris Waller    
16 2119×40 CAPTAIN FENKEL G 3 Marcus Wilson    
17 212×0 CARACAS (NZ) G 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman    
18 82413×2 CENTENARIO (NZ) G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott    
19 9139730×44 CHICA MOJITO (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller    
20 96055×1131 COCO SUN F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy    
21 5562×2710 COTO DE CAZA (NZ) G 3 John Sargent    
22 31 COTTON TREE G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)    
23 615×5 DESERT ANTHEM G 3 Matt Cumani    
24 18×5310 DON STEFANO (NZ) G 3 Dean Mirfin    
25 3x215x46x1 DULCET (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller    
26 3114612×00 ENCODER G 3 Lee Freedman    
27 418×561 ENXUTO G 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock    
28 4309×233 EVERLASTING KISS F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young    
29 1×053 FARWEST G 3 Tony & Maddysen Sears    
30 00x4536x08 FELIX THE SCAT G 3 Tony Gollan    
31 x60586x143 FIRESTORM (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller    
32 482103 FIRST INNINGS (NZ) G 3 Andrew Forsman    
33 90×44 FORBIDDEN RIFF G 3 Anthony Cummings    
34 242426×156 GAWNSKI G 3 Jason Warren    
35 31160×9292 GOLD BULLION (NZ) G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott    
36 5x GRAND TORINO (NZ) G 3 Paul Jenkins    
37 21L2 HEED THE OMENS G 3 Chris Waller    
38 1 HIYAAM PROUD G 3 Matt Laurie    
39 84×13 I AM GROOT (NZ) G 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott    
40 5x464x1342 ICHIBAN G 3 Chris Waller    
41 061313×57 IMEZAAKI (NZ) G 3 Bjorn Baker    
42 6×23 IRISH BLISS (NZ) G 3 Nathan Doyle    
43 6522 JUNGLE JET (NZ) G 3 David Vandyke    
44 144x JUNGLE PRINCE (NZ) G 3 Tony & Maddysen Sears    
45 1109 KADAVAR (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller    
46 726731 KAIROS LOUIE (NZ) G 3 Christos Zintilis    
47 4x4012x995 KIND WORDS F 3 Kris Lees    
48 3026×32 KINGS VALLEY (IRE) C 3 Ciaron Maher    
49 473×334311 KINTYRE G 3 Gary Portelli    
50 6283412×70 KIRIKAN (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller    
51 2970×71775 LONG GENES G 3 Edward Cummings    
52 637×943 LORD PROTECTOR (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young    
53 331×231 MANNERHEIM G 3 Chris Waller    
54 4×11167 MARE OF MT BULLER F 3 Chris Waller    
55 1x446x1153 MCHALE G 3 Chris Waller    
56 4563 MEDICAL AUTOCRAT G 3 Corey & Kylie Geran    
57 5×721 MERCHANT FLYER G 3 Grant Allard    
58 6x4x1x90 MISTERKIPCHOGE (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller    
59 3x1541171x MOLLY BLOOM (NZ) F 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott    
60 1144×33538 MOLLYNICKERS F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman    
61 8x8x84531 MONTGOMERY G 3 John Thompson    
62 52335641 MOONLIGHT MAGIC (NZ) F 3 Andrew Forsman    
63 3x4211x0 MORE TROUBLE (NZ) G 3 Jack Bruce    
64 4100×65285 NOISY BOY G 3 Todd Howlett    
65 1426×914 O’ZIGGY (NZ) G 3 Bjorn Baker    
66 2 ONEDAYON (NZ) G 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman    
67 31 PHYSICIST G 3 Brad Widdup    
68 8x5319x624 PIER PRESSURE F 3 Kris Lees    
69 331515×267 PORT LOCKROY C 3 Annabel Neasham    
70 4178129 POSITIVITY (NZ) F 3 Andrew Forsman    
71 5241 PRESLEY G 3 Annabel Neasham    
72 1×1133 PRESS LINK (NZ) G 3 Robert Heathcote    
73 68×116 PROFESSOR PICKLES G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott    
74 1220×104 PURVEYOR G 3 Bevan Laming    
75 6220213253 RACE ACE (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott    
76 735×2231 RASHFORD G 3 Chris Munce    
77 x1698x9037 RAVELLO (NZ) G 3 John O’Shea    
78 31×1 REDBREAST F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott    
79 9×0541562 RHODES G 3 Peter & Will Hulbert    
80 13 ROCK YA (NZ) G 3 Jason Edwards    
81 2421×06682 RUFF G 3 Emma Murphy    
82 00×714 RUMEUR (NZ) G 3 Shaune Ritchie & Colm Murray    
83 4241 SABAN G 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman    
84 22 SACRED INGOT (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young    
85 34×652 SALAMANCAS (NZ) G 3 David Vandyke    
86 2x4x33221 SAMURAI (NZ) G 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman    
87 32524×2316 SAXON BRAVE G 3 Daiki Chujo    
88 433×421 SEASONS OF MIST G 3 Kris Lees    
89 x4361329x8 SHY GUY G 3 Chris Waller    
90 611Px31 SONOFDEC G 3 Jay Hopkins    
91 12 STEEL RUN G 3 Michael Kent    
92 4314525×78 SUNSOURCE G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young    
93   TAIKYU G 3 Angus Townley    
94 13x00x0624 TANNHAUSER G 3 Chris Waller    
95 x3x2412109 TEXAS FIREBALL G 3 Matthew Dunn    
96 06×7582 THE HINDUSTAN (NZ) G 3 Tony & Maddysen Sears    
97 3111 TOMODACHI (NZ) F 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott    
98 543×616 TRAJECTILE F 3 Kris Lees    
99 x6734x3725 TUTTA LA VITA F 3 Chris Waller    
100 3253×10838 UNCLE HARRY C 3 Paul Perry    
101 x65136x005 UNOWHO G 3 Chris Waller    
102 1x VERMILLION DRAGON (NZ) G 3 Ciaron Maher    
103 31×27301 WAIKATO GIRL (NZ) F 3 Michael Freedman    
104 4318×21780 WARIALDA WARRIOR G 3 John Ramsey    
105 3116×6252 WARMONGER (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)    
106 3x82402x02 WAVERLEY G 3 John Sargent    
107 7×132 WEMBANYAMA G 3 John O’Shea    
108 6xP222x13 ZERKHAN C 3 John Thompson    

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 – 2023 six 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, including Pinarello (17 of 18) in 2022. 

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.

In 2022 New Zealand raider Pinarello beat home the locals. 

2024 Queensland Derby Form Facts

  • Wide barriers 10 or above produced six Queensland Derby winners from 2011 – 2023.
  • Dariana (2010) was the last filly to beat home the boys in the Queensland Derby results.
  • From 2011 – 2023 seven 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.

2024 Queensland Derby Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Queensland Derby 2024 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 – 2023 six of the Queensland Derby winners won their lead-up race, so a good tip is looking for a last start winner, most recently Pinarello (2022) coming off a Group 2 win in New Zealand. 

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.

The 2023 Queensland Derby winner Kovalica did so on the quick back-up having run third the Saturday prior behind the older horses in the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m). 

2024 Queensland Derby Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Queensland Derby 2024 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: TBD

Queensland Derby Results

Single-figure runners have dominated the Queensland Derby race 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).

Past Queensland Derby Winners

Recent Queensland Derby winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table. 

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2023 Kovalica Fame Stroke Of Luck 2:29.6
2022 Pinarello  Paternal Caboche 2:29.5
2021 Kukeracha Senor Toba Explosive Jack 2:30.1


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