2016 Queensland Derby Field, Barriers & Odds

Queensland Derby

The 2016 Queensland Derby is a Group 1 race held usually at Eagle Farm but the 2016 race will be held at Eagle Farm Racecourse. It is held on the final meeting of the coveted Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. One of three elite level races on the day, the Queensland Derby is a staying race run over 2400m.

Open to three-year-olds the Group 1 Queensland Derby is run under set weight conditions and is worth a lucrative $500,000.

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The 2016 Queensland Derby will take place on June 11th, 2016.

The highlight event at the meeting is Queensland’s richest thoroughbred race, the $1 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) while the third Group 1 event on the day is the $500,000 JJ Atkins (1600m) for two-year-olds.

Two other Group status races are held alongside the trio of Group 1’s, they are the $300,000 Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m) and the $250,000 Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1600m).

Fillies backing up a run in the $400,000 Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) the previous Saturday often contest the Queensland Derby, while good preparatory races earlier in the carnival include the $150,000 Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) and the $125,000 Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2020m). If you’d like the best tips for racing on a daily basis you can visit the blog over at Ladbrokes to give yourself the best chance of picking a winner.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Cox Plate

(2,040m)

Moonee Valley

$3,000,000

3YO WFA

Group 1

2015 Caulfield Cup

(2,400m)

Caulfield

$2,500,000

3YO up Handicap

Group 1

Crown Oaks 2015

(2,500m)

Flemington

$1,000,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Crown Oaks

(2,500m)

Flemington

$1,000,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Manikato Stakes

(1,200m)

Moonee Valley

$1,000,000

Open WFA

Group 1

Cox Plate 2015

(2,040m)

Moonee Valley

$3,000,000

3YO WFA

Queensland Derby History

The Queensland Derby is one of the longest running Queensland races, first held in 1868 when Hermit claimed victory. It began as a Principal race run over 12 furlongs, before the distance was converted to 2400m in 1973.

The Queensland Derby was elevated straight from a Principal race to a Group 1 feature in 1980 when the mighty Kingston Town won.

Betting Online

Are you looking to bet online this Spring Racing Carnival? Visit these great sites: Epsom Handicap, Caulfield Guineas, Victoria Derby, Crown Oaks, Emirates Stakes & Cox Plate.

Punters searching for the best option when it comes to Queensland Derby should look no further than a good reliable online betting site. There are plenty of reasons why, starting with the long list of generous odds. From the Queensland Derby to the Brisbane Oaks, you’ll find the best possible odds online. In addition, punters will have access to a heap of fantastic betting tools. From racing tips to form guides, to the latest racing fields, online betting sites will have it all in one convenient place. As you can see, the benefits of betting online far outweigh those offered at the track, making online betting the future of horse race betting. From the Queensland Derby 2015 to Melbourne Cup 2016, online betting sites will always be the place to go.

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Queensland Derby News

Bryan Guy-trained Eagle Way outstayed his rivals to record a tough victory in the 2016 Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm this afternoon. Eagle Way was a drifter in the lead-up to the Queensland Derby, despite his impressive lead-up run in the Grand Prix Stakes a fortnight ago, but he stormed…