Queensland Derby 2019

Saturday June 8, 2019

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.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
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

Queensland Derby betting odds at Ladbrokes.com.au

Hawkspur (2013) was the last 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 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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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