Queensland Derby Tips & Betting advice
Queensland Derby 2019
|Date||Saturday, June 8, 2019|
|Track||Eagle Farm Racecourse|
|Race Type||Set Weights|
Queensland Derby Betting Selections and Tips
Our experts will have their pre-race predictions and Queensland Derby betting selections available for the Group 1 race.
Some key Queensland Derby pointers are:
- Runners are single figure odds are the ones to focus on
- Barriers 1-5 have the best record
- The Grand Prix Stakes is traditionally the best guide
Where to bet on the Queensland Derby
Queensland Derby History and Guide
The Queensland Derby is a Group 1 race staged each June and is the premier contest for three-year-old stayers held during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
It is a set-weights race run over the 2400m distance and attracts some of the best of the three-year-old generation to Queensland each year.
The Queensland Derby dates back to 1868 when first run at Gayndah and won by Hermit before being switched to Eagle Farm three years later. It has remained at the track ever since.
The route to the Queensland Derby usual takes in the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes and the Doomben Classic, both of which are three-year-old races held during the earlier weeks of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. The Group 3 Rough Habit Plate, held at Doomben in May, is another key lead-up race. Fillies may run in the Derby a week after contesting the Queensland Oaks over course and distance.
Some notable names have won the Queensland Derby during their careers including Tulloch (1957), Royal Sovereign (1964), Kingston Town (1980), Strawberry Road (1983), Rough Habit (1990), Yippyjo (1997) and Court Ruler, who defeated subsequent Melbourne Cup winner Shocking into second place in 2009.
Hawkspur is the last horse to do the Grand Prix Stakes-Queensland Derby double in 2013, while Mackintosh is the most recent to land the Rough Habit Plate-Queensland Derby double in 2016. Brambles usurped both in 2012 when winning all three races to complete the Rough Habit-Grand Prix Stakes-Queensland Derby treble.
It forms part of the richest day of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, joining the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap, Group 1 JJ Atkins, Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes, Group 2 Brisbane Cup and four other listed races.
Queensland Derby Winners (Since 2000)
|2001||De Gaulle Lane|
EAGLE FARM TRACK DESCRIPTION
Eagle Farm Racecourse is an even oval-shaped track with sweeping bends on either side of the straight. Races are conducted in a clockwise direction.
The course proper has a circumference of 2027m and the home straight is 434m long.
EAGLE FARM RACECOURSE HISTORY
Eagle Farm Racecourse is one of Queensland’s premier racecourses and was listed on the Queensland Heritage Register in 2004.
The Eagle Farm Racecourse was established in 1863 and had its main grandstand completed in 1890. Hunter and Corrie and architect John H. Buckeridge jointly designed the grandstands which are known as the Paddock Stands.
In 1941 Eagle Farm Racecourse was taken over by the military authorities to house thousands of American troops during the Pacific War. It was then known as U.S. Camp Ascot.
Eagle Farm has undergone a major redevelopment pning almost two years and reopened during the 2016 Brisbane Winter Carnival.
It is located at one end of Racecourse Road in the suburb of Ascot, approximately 7km from the Brisbane CBD. Doomben Racecourse is located nearby in the same suburb.