Queensland Derby Winners, Past Results & Latest News

Queensland Derby run at the Eagle Farm Racecourse. Winners and past results of the Queensland Derby

Winners and Past Results for the Queensland Derby

One of the classic staying races hosted by Brisbane Racing Club during its winter racing carnival in June is the Group 1 Queensland Derby.

The 2400 metre race for three year old horses is run under set weights at the Eagle Farm race track in Brisbane. A purse worth $600,000 awaits the winning connections on Eagle Farm's premier race day which also includes other major Group 1 races, the Stradbroke Handicap and The TJ Smith for two-year-olds. The premier staying event attracts a fine crop of three year olds preparing for the Victoria Derby in Melbourne and AJC Derby in Sydney.

Among the major warm up races for three year olds include the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes at Eagle Farm Racecourse and Doomben Classic at Doomben. In 2006, Ice Chariot won the Grand Prix Stakes prior to lifting the Queensland Derby. Earlier, he finished as runner up in the Doomben Classic. Several horses have either placed or won both events. Another lead up race is the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate also held at Doomben Racecourse in May over a distance of 2020 metres.

The most recent horse to win the Rough Habit Plate and Queensland Derby in succession was Empires Choice in 2007. Some horses come into the race after a run in the Group 1 Queensland Oaks held over 2400 metres at Eagle Farm. Although it may not be a handy form guide, 2010 winner, Dariana, with Michael Rodd in the saddle, was unplaced in the Oaks before scoring victory here. Michael Rodd went on to steer the $4.00 Derby favourite, Shootoff, to victory in the 2011 Queensland Derby as well. The duo finished fourth in the Group 1 Doomben Cup earlier at Doomben.

Several of the finest stayers in Australian thoroughbred racing history have stamped their authority on the Queensland Derby since it was first run as a principal race in 1868. This includes Kingston Town in 1980 and Rough Habit in 1990 although De Gaulle Lane clocked the fastest time of 2 minutes and 25.2 seconds. Strong stayers like Kingston Town brought the Queensland Derby its Group 1 status.

Other notable gallopers to win include Tulloch in 1957, Royal Sovereign in 1964, Strawberry Road in 1983, Yippyio in 1997, and Court Ruler in 2009. For punters, the Queensland Derby may be a good race to bank their money on place getters for the rest of the season.

YearQueensland Derby Winners
2021Kukeracha
2020Race Not Held
2019Mr Quickie
2018Dark Dream
2017Ruthven
2016Eagle Way
2015Magicool 
2014Sonntag
2013Hawkspur
2012Brambles
2011Shoot Off
2010Dariana
2009Court Ruler
2008Riva San
2007Empires Choice
2006Ice Chariot
2005Lachlan River
2004Toulouse Lautrec
2003Half Hennessy
2002County Tyrone
2001De Gaulle Lane
2000Freemason
1999Camarena
1998Dodge
1997Yippyio
1996Valance
1995Turridu
1994Tenor
1993Air Seattle
1992Royal Magic
1991Dorset Downs
1990Rough Habit
1989Hidden Rhythm
1988Bravery
1987Princess Gracious
1986Handy Proverb
1985Tristina
1984Librici
1983Strawberry Road
1982Our Planet
1981Mr. Cromwell
1980Kingston Town
1979Double Century
1978Lefroy
1977Florissa
1976Cheyne Walk
1975Bottled Sunshine
1974Count Rapier
1973Analie
1972not held
1971Amby's Love
1970Silver Sharpe
1969Intrepid Clipper
1968Tails
1967Minto Crag
1966Dark Briar
1965Bahram Star
1964Royal Sovereign
1963Confidence
1962Honest Man
1961Raajpoot
1960Persian Lyric
1959Travel Boy
1958Earlwood
1957Tulloch
1956Book Link
1955Regal Dignity
1954The Wash
1953Castillo
1952Headstockman
1951Forest Beau
1950Basha Felika
1949Pocket Money
1948Blue Slipper
1947Sefiona
1946Te Tana
1945not held
1944not held
1943not held
1942not held
1941Lord Spear
1940Fearless Fox
1939Spearace
1938Hendra Lad
1937Spear Chief
1936Six Fifty
1935Auto Buz
1934Glen's Spear
1933Waikare
1932Braeburn
1931Lough Neagh
1930Monash Valley
1929Bernfield
1928Paddi Eve
1927High Syce
1926Kitty Paddington
1925Wee Glen
1924Serelot
1923Ardglen
1922Kingslot
1921Lawn Mower
1920Seremist
1919Boy Syce
1918Syce Lad
1917Symposium
1916Lord Acre
1915Rascasse
1914Fog Bell
1913Signal Lamp
1912King Cleo
1911Maritoria
1910Persian Jewel
1909Braw Laddie
1908Flaxen
1907Euroa
1906Togo
1905Alexis
1904Joyance
1903Fitz Grafton
1902Balfour
1901Narelle
1900Musket
1899Master Bernie
1898Boreas II
1897The Guard
1896Greyleg
1895Black Diamond
1894Czarina
1893Triton
1892Tridentate
1891Splendide
1890Garuda
1889Fernando
1888Greywing
1887Lord Headington
1886Fano
1885Elbe
1884Petronel
1883Wheatmeat
1882Goldfinder
1881Legerdemain
1880Waterloo
1879Elastic
1878Whisker
1877not held
1876not held
1875not held
1874not held
1873not held
1872J.L.
1871Florence
1870Grafton
1870Grafton
1869Zambesi
1868Hermit

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