First Acceptances – 2013 Queensland Derby

May 29th, 2013

First acceptances have been taken for the Group 1 Queensland Derby, which will run at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday June 8, 2013.

33 horses are part of the 2013 Queensland Derby first acceptances, including Usainity.

Hawkspur

Hawkspur is included in the 2013 Queensland Derby First Acceptances. Picture by Daniel Costello.

Usainity has won four of his nine race starts and has earned more than $140,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.

The Zed gelding placed fourth in the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes last start after posting a third placing in the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate in his previous run.

The Group 3 Frank Packer Plate winner is trained by Murray Baker at Cambridge and will be having his fourth Australian start in the 2013 Queensland Derby.

Also included in the 2013 Queensland Derby first acceptances is Hawkspur.

Hawkspur has won five of his 17 race starts and has earned more than $331,000 in prize money during his career.

The Purrealist gelding won the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate two starts back, before again saluting in the Grand Prix Stakes last start.

Hawkspur is trained by Chris Waller at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and will be having his second run at Eagle Farm in the 2013 Queensland Derby.

Gondokoro, Honorius and Survived are also amongst the 2013 Queensland Derby first acceptances.

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2013 Queensland Derby First Acceptances

No. Horse Trainer
1 ALI VITAL (NZ) Michael Moroney
2 AMBITIOUS CHAMPION (NZ) Murray Baker
3 AROUSING SUSPICION Paul Rocke
4 BLACK JET Liam Birchley
5 CELTIC PRINCE (NZ) Bjorn Baker
6 ELECTRIC FUSION Robert Smerdon
7 EXPRESS POWER Kris Lees
8 FAUST (NZ) Danny Williams
9 FIFTH COLUMN Gerard Betros
10 GONDOKORO (NZ) Pat Carey
11 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller
12 HEATER John P Thompson
13 HONORIUS David Payne
14 KENTAUR Shaun McCarthy
15 LASER FLASH David Payne
16 LEE HO FOOK (NZ) Brian Smith
17 LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY Steve Englebrecht
18 PARAGGI (NZ) Shaun Dwyer
19 PRINCE OF SONG (NZ) John P Thompson
20 PRIZE Marcus Wilson
21 RHYTHM TO SPARE (NZ) Michael Moroney
22 RICHIE’S BICKIES Chris Waller
23 SAVE THE STAR Ben Ahrens
24 SIR DENZEL (NZ) John O’Shea
25 SOAPY STAR Kris Lees
26 STAINER (NZ) John P Thompson
27 SURVIVED (NZ) John Bary
28 SWEET AS BRO (NZ) Leon Corstens
29 THE LAST SHOWER (NZ) Michael Moroney
30 TONOPAH (USA) Craig Ritchie
31 TRAKSTAR Tony Gollan
32 USAINITY (NZ) Murray Baker
33 ZAGAMI Jeffrey Caught