The Roses 2023

Ladbrokes Tip: The Roses – Queensland Oaks is a popular winter betting double in Brisbane

The Roses, formerly known as the Doomben Roses up until 2009, is a Group 2 race for three-year-old fillies traditionally run at Doomben Racecourse on a Saturday in May during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival*.

2022 The Roses winner Barb Raider

2022 The Roses winner Barb Raider (pictured in Melbourne). Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

*Note: The 2022 The Roses was moved from Doomben on May 21, 2022 to Eagle Farm on May 28, 2022 and will took place on Queensland Derby Day over 2100m due to heavy rainfall and unsafe racing conditions at Doomben Racecourse. 

The COVID-19 pandemic saw a number of big changes to the 2020 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival including The Roses running over 1800m at Eagle Farm in mid-June offering $175,000. There was also no Queensland Oaks being held in 2020.

Offering $300,000 in total prize money as of 2023, the set weights race is run over 2000m and is held on the same day as the carnival’s first elite level race – the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m).

The fillies lining-up in The Roses field are traditionally heading towards a run in the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) at Eagle Farm Racecourse a fortnight later and the last filly to complete the double was Youngstar (2018).

Scarlett Lady (2011) and subsequent Caulfield and Melbourne Cup winner Ethereal (2011) are the only other fillies to take out The Roses – Queensland Oaks double since the former was inaugurated in 1996

In 2014, The Roses winner Arabian Gold went on to run second to Tinto in the Queensland Oaks, Tinto having come off a second in The Roses. Both Gondokoro (2nd in 2013) and Quintessential (4th in 2012) also went on to win the the group 1 after a good lead-up run in the Doomben Roses.

The latest edition of the The Roses ran on Saturday May 20, 2023 at Doomben Racecourse and was won by last year’s Golden Slipper winning filly Fireburn ($3.50) for trainer Gary Portelli.  

The Roses Race Info

  • Date: Saturday May 20, 2023
  • Track: Doomben Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1996

2023 The Roses Results

The full The Roses 2023 race results & finishing order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday May 20, 2023.

  • 1st: #1 Fireburn
  • 2nd: #3 Renaissance Woman
  • 3rd: #7 Sakura Girl

Last year’s Golden Slipper winner Fireburn ($3.50) broke the Slipper curse with Gary Portelli’s talented Rebel Dane filly exploding late to return to winning form with an impressive 2023 The Roses victory on way to the Queensland Oaks.

The Roses Betting

The Roses betting markets are led by in-form fillies coming off good lead-up runs from the autumn – early winter season. The fillies that finished in the money in the Gold Coast Bracelet, sometimes called simply The Bracelet and run in Brisbane, usually head The Roses odds as do those dropping back in grade from a Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) run over the same distance in Adelaide.

Only Words (3rd in 2021) was the last Gold Coast Bracelet graduate to back-up and win The Roses, while in 2022 Barb Raider won The Roses on the back of a second in Adelaide’s Australasian Oaks.

The last The Roses favourites to salute for the punters were Kenedna ($3 in 2017) who came off a second in the Australasian Oaks, the Chris Waller-trained Youngstar ($4 in 2018), the local Toby & Trent Edmonds-trained Vanna Girl ($2.10 in 2020), and the Jerome Hunter-trained Australasian Oaks runner-up Barb Raider ($3.10 in 2022).

The Roses betting markets are dominated by fillies proven over at least 1800m and The Bracelet graduates, and favourites have a fair recent record in the Group 2.

2023 The Roses Odds

The season’s best The Roses 2023 betting odds and markets will be available right here the week of the race so stay tuned for the top Brisbane Winter Racing odds and offers on the Queensland Oaks lead-up.

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The Roses Field

The Roses field attracts the winter’s most promising staying-type fillies targeting a Queensland Oaks run over the mile and a half a fortnight later at Brisbane’s premier track, Eagle Farm. The traditional lead-up into The Roses field for three-year-old fillies is the Listed Gold Coast Bracelet (1800m) on Hollindale Stakes Day in early May.

In 2016 Kebede ran third in the Gold Coast Bracelet before her The Roses win, while the Bracelet winner Imposing Lass finished third in The Roses.

The previous year, Bohemian Lily won the Gold Coast Bracelet – The Roses double, while Col ‘N’ Lil ran second in both races. Doomben Roses nominations close the Monday before the race before the final field of acceptances and barrier draw is out on the Wednesday.

More recently, Waller’s 2021 The Roses winner Only Words improved on a lead-up third in the Gold Coast Bracelet to win the Group 2 in Brisbane.

In 2023 the previous year’s Golden Slipper winning filly Fireburn improved on her lead-up fourth in Sydney’s Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) to return to winning form in The Roses results.

2023 The Roses Field

The official The Roses 2023 field & barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week.

The Roses 2023 final field features a capacity line-up of Oaks-bound fillies including the rails-draw Bjorn Baker-trained Gold Coast Bracelet winner Renaissance Woman, last year’s Golden Slipper winning filly Fireburn looking to return to her best, and the Kris Lees-trained progressive daughter of Tivaci Wolverine drawn the far outside.

2023 The Roses Nominations

The Roses 2023 nominations will be provided below on the Monday of race week so stay tuned to see what early Queensland Oaks hopes are targeting the traditional lead-up.

The 2023 The Roses nominations attracted a bumper 31 young fillies led in all-in betting by Bjorn Baker’s last start Gold Coast Bracelet winner Renaissance Woman, Kiwi raider Sakura Girl, and the flying Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Group 1 Australasian Oaks winner Affaire A Suivre chasing a fourth win on the trot.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 57×3111 AFFAIRE A SUIVRE (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 100
2 6271 AMOKURA F 3 Kris Lees 63
3 76555 ARTFUL GIRL F 3 Kevin Kemp
4 9×0211963 ARTS OBJECT F 3 Kurt Goldman 63
5 2631 CANDY CLOUDS F 3 Mark Currie 60
6 53×7410478 CARING LASS F 3 Matthew Smith 55
7 4×51414 FALL FOR CINDY (NZ) F 3 John O’Shea 70
8 x554x69434 FIREBURN F 3 Gary Portelli 102
9 6×31136 FIREFLIES F 3 Brett Cavanough 64
10 7475×5752 GRANDE BAIE (NZ) F 3 Marcus Wilson
11 2×42612179 IRISH SALLY F 3 Corey & Kylie Geran 61
12 6x717x5924 KALEA F 3 Renita Beaton 57
13 3193×10 LADY LE DA F 3 Paul Jenkins 64
14 1418×725 MADAME ODETTE F 3 Tony Gollan 72
15 88x6113x6 MISSY MOOLA (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 78
16 853768 NGOZI (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller
17 4613122×08 NOAH ’N’ A DEEL F 3 Les Kelly 69
18 x312x26132 OFFSPRING F 3 Keith Dryden 64
19 8×21133 PREMISE (NZ) F 3 John O’Shea 82
20 1337×9855 PROSCENIUM ARCH (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 67
21 4x67169x61 RENAISSANCE WOMAN (NZ) F 3 Bjorn Baker 86
22 611×1 REO F 3 Richard Laming 72
23 1652162 SAKURA GIRL (NZ) F 3 Ben Foote 88
24 2x245x3124 STARIANNE F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 65
25 317×11 STARLINER F 3 Paul Messara 70
26 60211×7442 SUPER CHILLED F 3 Chris Waller 77
27 x60538x980 TYRESA F 3 Kelly Schweida 73
28 252×217 VENETIAN BLUE F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 62
29 212 VETOED F 3 Daiki Chujo 60
30 38×0723234 WOLVERINE (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees 90
31 x7140x4376 YANKEE HUSSEL F 3 Kris Lees 62

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

The Roses Tips

The Roses betting tips include looking for the fillies that performed best in the key lead-up race, the Gold Coast Bracelet run a fortnight earlier over 200m shorter.

Other The Roses tips are to look for fillies with proven ability over at least 2000m, fillies that may have contested the spring’s Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m) at Flemington the campaign before and those high up the futures Queensland Oaks odds.

2023 The Roses Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider The Roses 2023 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the young hopefuls to back and sack in the Group 2 event.

  • To Win: #6 Premise ($11 at time of publish) – BET NOW

A quality edition of The Roses with a host of livewire chances including Premise at an attractive price of 10/1 at time of publish. The John O’Shea-trained Contributer filly was good coming off back-to-back Gosford wins to rise up in grade last month and place third in both the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes and Group 1 ATC Oaks in Sydney. She’s had a little freshen-up since the Group 1 and drops in grade and distance for her Brisbane assignment. Drawn well in barrier four and caught the eye in a lead-up trial. Can surprise a few here.

The Roses Form Guide

The Roses form guide features information like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form of all the fillies in the field. Looking for fillies coming off a Black-Type win, those that ran well in the Gold Coast Bracelet last time out, three-year-olds proven at the Doomben track (or Eagle Farm in 2020) and Queensland Oaks hopes are all important when doing The Roses form.

The Roses form has also stacked up in the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) on Stradbroke Handicap Day in recent years with Dariana (3rd in 2010) going on to win the Queensland Derby over the boys off a The Roses placing.

Note, in 2020 The Roses ran the weekend after the Stradbroke Handicap and there was no Queensland Derby or Oaks being held due to COVID-19.

In 2021 The Roses form was franked with Charms Star running third in both it and the Queensland Oaks trifecta, while in 2022 The Roses winner Barb Raider finished a next-up second in that year’s Queensland Oaks results.

2023 The Roses Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive The Roses 2023 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

The Roses Results

The Roses results in Brisbane have been dominated by classy fillies in recent years, many of which went on to perform well in Eagle Farm’s Queensland Oaks over 400m further.

Notable The Roses winners from the past decade include the previous year’s Golden Slipper winner Fireburn (2023), Kenedna (2017), Bohemian Lily (2015), Arabian Gold (2014), Dear Demi (2013), and Scarlet Lady (2011).

Past Winners of The Roses

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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2023 Fireburn Renaissance Woman Sakura Girl 2:03.33

(Held at Eagle Farm Racecourse)

Barb Raider Belle Savoir Smirk 2:11.40 (over 2100m)
2021 Only Words Bargain Charms Star 2:03.43
2020 Vanna Girl Cellarmaid Celestial Falls 1:48.2 (over 1800m)
2019 Etana Aliferous Welsh Legend 2:03.3
2018 Youngstar Another Dollar Highway 2:04.7
2017 Kenedna Oklahoma Girl Perilous Love 2:08.0
2016 Kebede Sebring Sally Imposing Lass 2:02.5
2015 Bohemian Lily Col ‘n’ Lil Whatalovelyday 2:04.0
2014 Arabian Gold Tinto Tornado Miss 2:03.0
2013 Dear Demi Gondokoro Vaquera 2:05.3
2012 Invest Miss Artistic Scorpio Queen 2:04.1
2011 Scarlett Lady Savannah’s Choice Divorces 2:04.0
2010 Marheta Femina Fashion Dariana 2:03.5
2009 Awesome Planet Ekstreme Purple 2:04.3
2008 Heavenly Glow Pentacity Miss Maren 2:05.5
2007 Lasoron My Ladys Chamber Eskimo Queen 2:03.0
2006 Gaze Upstaged Zenarta 2:03.5
2005 Cinque Cento Ponte Piccolo Fiery Sunset 2:04.0
2004 Natural Woman Charmview Imana 2:04.3
2003 The Jewel Crianca Domielle 2:04.9
2002 Palidamah Faiza Quays 2:01.9
2001 Ethereal Life Is Beautiful Dandify 2:04.3
2000 Avilde Miss Zoe Citirecruit 2:05.4