Ladbrokes Tip: The Grand Prix Stakes – Queensland Derby double is a popular betting option during the winter carnival
The Queensland Derby is a Group 1 race for three-year-old stayers traditonally run at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Stradbroke Handicap Day during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Conducted on a Saturday in early – mid June, the set weights clash is one of three Group 1 features at the meeting along with the JJ Atkins for the two-year-olds and the $1.5 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m), which is Queensland’s richest race.
The 2017 & 2018 editions of the Queensland Derby were moved from Eagle Farm to Doomben Racecourse and contested over 2200m instead of 2400m.
Colts and geldings carrying 57kg and fillies 55kg in the Queensland Derby field over 2400m, or 2200m if held at sister track Doomben. The race offers $600,000 in total prize money including $360,000 for the winning connections.
A number of lead-up races offer a ballot exemption to the winner into the Queensland Derby including the NZ Derby and Auckland Racing Club Championships Stakes in New Zealand. Back home the winner/s of the Rough Habit Plate, Grand Prix Stakes and the Queensland Oaks for the fillies are also all exempt from Queensland Derby ballot.
Of these the key lead-up historically is the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) and the last horse to complete the double was Hawkspur (2013).
The latest edition of the Queensland Derby ran on Saturday June 8, 2019 and saw the race favourite Mr Quickie salute.
Queensland Derby 2019 Results
- 1st: #2 Mr Quickie
- 2nd: #10 Vow And Declare
- 3rd: #15 Aliferous
The Phillip Stokes-trained $2.80 favourite Mr Quickie was too good for his rivals in the Queensland Derby 2019 results, the consistent SA Derby third placegetter surviving a protest from the runner-up Vow And Declare to win and hand jockey John Allen with his fifth Group 1 success for the season. The filly Aliferous, backing up out of the previous weekend’s Queensland Oaks, rounded out the Queensland Derby trifecta in third.
The official 2019 Queensland Derby Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday June 8, 2019.
|1||2||MR QUICKIE||Phillip Stokes||John Allen||–||3||57kg||$2.80F|
|2||10||VOW AND DECLARE||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||0.75L||14||57kg||$26|
|3||15||ALIFEROUS||Kris Lees||Brenton Avdulla||2L||13||55kg||$13|
|4||6||NOBU (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||2.75L||10||57kg||$5|
|5||13||CARIF||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||4L||11||57kg||$21|
|6||7||NOT A SINGLE CENT||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Michael Dee||4.2L||12||57kg||$101|
|7||18||GRAND BOUQUET (NZ)||Kris Lees||Matthew McGillivray||6.2L||8||55kg||$61|
|8||3||FUN FACT||Bjorn Baker||Michael Cahill||6.95L||4||57kg||$21|
|9||17||RE EDIT||Chris Waller||James McDonald||7.15L||7||55kg||$5.50|
|10||4||DECLARES WAR||Matt Cumani||Craig Williams||8.4L||1||57kg||$21|
|11||5||SAVVY OAK (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Michael Walker||8.7L||2||57kg||$19|
|12||1||STARS OF CARRUM||Robbie Laing||Tim Clark||8.9L||17||57kg||$41|
|13||19e||HOME MADE||John Sargent||Jamie Kah||11.65L||9||57kg||$61|
|14||11||MAHIS ANGEL||Lloyd Kennewell||Joe Bowditch||12.9L||15||57kg||$81|
|15||8||TRUSTY LAD (NZ)||Matt Kropp||James Orman||13.1L||18||57kg||$101|
|16||14||SHIRANDA||John Manzelmann||Brad Stewart||21.6L||6||57kg||$201|
|17||9||A MAN TO MATCH||Tony Gollan||Larry Cassidy||66.6L||16||57kg||$91|
|FF||12||LORD ARTHUR||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Corey Brown||–||5||57kg||$31|
|–||22e||BOBBY DEE (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Robbie Fradd||–||0||–||–|
|–||23e||FUJI FURY||Kris Lees||–||–||0||–||–|
|–||21e||ITZ LILY||Kris Lees||–||–||0||–||–|
|–||16||SCARLET DREAM||Mark Newnham||Blake Shinn||–||0||–||–|
|–||20e||MRS MADRID||Anthony Cummings||Glen Boss||–||0||–||–|
Queensland Derby Race Info
- Date: Saturday June 8, 2019
- Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
- Distance: 2400m
- Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $600,000
- First Run: 1868
Queensland Derby Odds
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 – 2019 including Ruthven (2017), Dark Dream (2018) and Mr Quickie (2019), but there is often value further down the markets.
2019 Queensland Derby Betting
The winter’s latest Queensland Derby 2019 betting odds will be available below once the field is released on the Wednesday leading up to Straddie Day so check out the QLD Derby odds on your favourite staying three-year-olds of the season.
Queensland Derby Field
The Queensland Derby field attracts a collection of the season’s most promising staying types. The majority of acceptors are colts and geldings, but fillies sometimes back up out of the Queensland Oaks the weekend prior to take on the boys. 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. Queensland Derby nominations close in early May, four – five weeks before the final field of acceptances is taken and released the Wednesday prior to the race running on the Saturday.
2019 Queensland Derby Field
The official Queensland Derby 2019 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 Stradbroke Handicap Day.
The 2019 Queensland Derby Final Field features a capacity line-up of 18 hopefuls, the favourite Nobu drawn in barrier 13, which would become nine with the emergencies out. There are four fillies confirmed for a start in the Queensland Derby field including the ATC Oaks runner-up Scarlet Dream prepared by the in-form Mark Newnham.
Queensland Derby 2019 Field Update: The well-backed filly Scarlet Dream, saved for the Derby after connections opted not to run her in the Queensland Oaks last weekend, has come out of the race after injuring herself in a morning gallop. The scratching of the ATC Oaks runner-up sees last start Grand Prix Stakes third placegetter Home Made get a shot at the Group 1 for trainer John Sargent.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||2×89944049||STARS OF CARRUM||Robbie Laing||Tim Clark||22||57kg||93|
|2||1111×11213||MR QUICKIE||Phillip Stokes||John Allen||5||57kg||94|
|3||6×73278711||FUN FACT||Bjorn Baker||Michael Cahill||6||57kg||82|
|4||3311175971||DECLARES WAR||Matt Cumani||Craig Williams||1||57kg||80|
|5||4647×34122||SAVVY OAK (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Michael Walker||2||57kg||83|
|6||4331440211||NOBU (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||13||57kg||80|
|7||08x0077x63||NOT A SINGLE CENT||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Michael Dee||15||57kg||70|
|8||x3421x2854||TRUSTY LAD (NZ)||Matt Kropp||James Orman||23||57kg||70|
|9||23313×7625||A MAN TO MATCH||Tony Gollan||Larry Cassidy||20||57kg||75|
|10||83211×366||VOW AND DECLARE||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||18||57kg||73|
|11||x1521x0821||MAHIS ANGEL||Lloyd Kennewell||Joe Bowditch||19||57kg||70|
|12||6×18533610||LORD ARTHUR||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Corey Brown||7||57kg||75|
|13||576×514722||CARIF||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||14||57kg||70|
|14||531×663115||SHIRANDA||John Manzelmann||Brad Stewart||8||57kg||71|
|15||x546121425||ALIFEROUS||Kris Lees||Brenton Avdulla||17||55kg||85|
|16||211×23727||SCARLET DREAM||Mark Newnham||Blake Shinn||16||55kg||90|
|17||153×1663||RE EDIT||Chris Waller||James McDonald||9||55kg||80|
|18||x107x81511||GRAND BOUQUET (NZ)||Kris Lees||Matthew McGillivray||10||55kg||74|
|19e||x57x517923||HOME MADE||John Sargent||Jamie Kah||12||57kg||70|
|20e||591156426||MRS MADRID||Anthony Cummings||Glen Boss||3||55kg||70|
|21e||1221214||ITZ LILY||Kris Lees||–||4||55kg||72.5|
|22e||1061746318||BOBBY DEE (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Robbie Fradd||11||57kg||76|
|23e||111×9350||FUJI FURY||Kris Lees||–||21||57kg||66|
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 – 2019 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.
2019 Queensland Derby Form Facts
- Wide barriers 10 or above produced five Queensland Derby winners from 2011 – 2019
- Dariana (2010) was the last filly to beat home the boys in the Queensland Derby results
- From 2011 – 2019 six Queensland Derby betting favourites saluted for the punters including three on the trot from 2017-19
- The Grand Prix Stakes is the key Queensland Derby form race to follow and last produced a winner of the Group 1 with Eagle Way (2nd in 2016)
2019 Queensland Derby Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Queensland Derby 2019 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 Grand Prix Stakes and keeping an eye on the prices of runners with proven form over at least 2000m are good Queensland Derby tips.
From 2006 – 2017 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.
2019 Queensland Derby Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Queensland Derby 2019 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.
#5 SAVVY OAK – Best Roughie in the Race
Our Queensland Derby 2019 tips focus on the 3YO we’ve tipped as the Best Roughie in the Race – SAVVY OAK – currently at $20 odds and drifting. This in-form Savabeel gelding is Kiwi bred and comes off a game second when jumping at similar odds in the Group 1 SA Derby (2500m). Third in that race when making up late ground, MR QUICKIE ($5), is much shorter in betting here and think if that form is going to be franked, the runner-up surely has an Each Way chance at a big price. Needs to do a bit of work to stay out of trouble from that close-to-the-fence-draw (2), but the Place rate is outstanding this prep.
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.
Notable recent Queensland Derby winners include Hawkspur (2013), Brambles (2012) and Shootoff (2011).
Queensland Derby Winners
|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|
|2009||Court Ruler||Shocking||Larry’s Never Late||2:34.4|
|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|