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.
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
|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|
|12||HEATER||John P Thompson|
|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|
|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|
|32||USAINITY (NZ)||Murray Baker|