2013 Queensland Derby Results – Hawkspur Wins for Waller

June 8th, 2013

Sydney’s top trainer Chris Waller continues to dominate this season’s Group 1 tally recording another elite level win this time with the up-and-coming stayer Hawkspur in the Queensland Derby 2013.


2013 Queensland Derby winner Hawkspur is a stayer to watch in the spring. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Having thrived in the sunshine state this Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, Purrealist gelding Hawkspur was the ace three-year-old yet again at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Stradbroke Handicap Day relishing the step up to the mile and half in the $500,000 Group 1 Channel Seven Queensland Derby (2400m).

Despite missing the jump Hawkspur settled nicely into sixth and made their move up through the middle on the straight walking away with a breezy three length victory over Electric Fusion and the David Payne-trained Honorius.

In winning the Queensland Derby 2013 Hawkspur set themselves up as a genuine staying type to watch heading towards the big Group 1 spring races over the coming seasons including of course the world’s richest handicap, the Melbourne Cup, according to Cassidy.

“With Waller it could be anything, we could be winning the Caulfield or Melbourne Cup next!” Cassidy, enjoying his 98th Group 1 victory in the Queensland Derby, said.

“If they can stay it’s a big advantage.

“Good stayers are hard to find and he’s (Waller has) found himself another one.

“That’s half the trouble…if they’ve got the right attitude that’s what makes them better than the rest.

“He’s got all the attributes to improve a bit further.”

Hawkspur also became the second horse in as many years to win the three-year-old winter carnival triple crown in Brisbane having won both the Grand Prix Stakes and Rough Habit at their two most recent runs leading up to the big Group 1 assignment.

Waller said they wouldn’t plan too far ahead with Hawkspur just yet but indicated that the $400,000 Group 1 The Metropolitan Handicap (1400m) at Randwick in October during the spring would make a nice goal initially.

“We never like to get too far ahead of ourselves,” Waller said.

“Obviously he’s won some good prize money and got a Group 1 next to his name.

“The important thing is to enjoy horses like this and put him in races he can be competitive in.

“Maybe a Metropolitan or something like that.”

Check out the full 2013 Queensland Derby results and finishing order in the table below then head over to our number one recommended bookie bookmaker.com.au to place your next bet at the guaranteed best price down under this winter!

2013 Queensland Derby Results

Eagle Farm Race 7 – 08/06/2013

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 1 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 3 57kg $4EF
2 5 ELECTRIC FUSION Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 2.8L 18 57kg $17
3 2 HONORIUS David Payne Michael Rodd 3L 2 57kg $7.50
4 9 RHYTHM TO SPARE (NZ) Michael Moroney Glen Boss 3.8L 16 57kg $9
5 18 GONDOKORO (NZ) Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 4.6L 11 55kg $4.40
6 3 USAINITY (NZ) Murray Baker Hugh Bowman 9.6L 15 57kg $19
7 15 CELTIC PRINCE (NZ) Bjorn Baker Nash Rawiller 11.1L 8 57kg $26
8 4 SURVIVED (NZ) John Bary Jonathan Riddell 11.9L 14 57kg $4EF
9 6 LASER FLASH David Payne Christian Reith 13.2L 6 57kg $21
10 12 LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY Steve Englebrecht Grant Cooksley 14.2L 13 57kg $51
11 7 AROUSING SUSPICION Paul Rocke Billy Egan 14.4L 5 57kg $31
12 14 ALI VITAL (NZ) Michael Moroney Darren Gauci 18.4L 7 57kg $26
13 10 FAUST (NZ) Danny Williams Peter Robl 18.7L 4 57kg $41
14 8 TRAKSTAR Tony Gollan Larry Cassidy 20.5L 1 57kg $101
15 16 HEATER John P Thompson Michael Cahill 20.7L 17 57kg $501
16 13 SIR DENZEL (NZ) John O’Shea Craig Newitt 27.7L 10 57kg $51
17 17 ZAGAMI Jeffrey Caught Kerrin McEvoy 27.8L 9 57kg $401
18 11 KENTAUR Shaun McCarthy Timothy Bell 35.3L 12 57kg $201
22e TONOPAH (USA) Craig Ritchie Brad Rawiller 0
23e PRIZE Marcus Wilson 0
21e PARAGGI (NZ) Shaun Dwyer Jim Byrne 0
19e SAVE THE STAR Ben Ahrens Brad Stewart 0
20e AMBITIOUS CHAMPION (NZ) Murray Baker 0