2014 Queensland Derby won by Sonntag

June 7th, 2014

Sonntag has upset more fancied rivals to win the 2014 Group 1 Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm today.

Sonntag wins the 2014 Group 1 Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm

Sonntag wins the 2014 Group 1 Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm. Picture: Daniel Costello

The Teofilo gelding, trained by Henry Dwyer, finished strongly in the 2400m staying feature to win from a tough Pinstripe Lane and a fast finishing Vilanova in third.

“We had a lovely run in the race and we were following what I thought to be the hardest to beat in Pinstripe Lane,” winning jockey Chad Schofield said after the race.

“He did everything for me and I peeled him out quiet early and got him rolling and Pinstripe Lane ran me off the course a bit in the straight, but gee my bloke tried hard.

“He just kept winding up and it was a very brave win.

“The trainer Henry Dwyer was very confident and the horse looked a million dollars in the yard and I wouldn’t have swapped him for anything.

“He looked absolutely perfect and he said he would win and he was right.”

It was a fairytale result for connections after Sonntag almost died after suffering an infection just after being bought in late 2013.

2014 Queensland Derby Winner & Full Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight SP
1 7 SONNTAG Henry Dwyer Chad Schofield 5 57kg $13
2 4 PINSTRIPE LANE (NZ) Troy Corstens Damien Oliver 0.2L 7 57kg $5.50
3 2 VILANOVA (NZ) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 0.7L 13 57kg $4.80F
4 16 ROCK DIVA (NZ) Tony Pike Zac Purton 1.2L 12 55kg $6
5 1 AMEXED (NZ) Tony Gollan Michael Rodd 2.5L 9 57kg $12
6 6 BRING BACK Mark Ashby Glen Boss 2.9L 3 57kg $61
7 11 ELUSIVE RUNNER John Sargent Tommy Berry 3L 1 57kg $10
8 9 TAKEWING Jason Coyle Blake Shinn 3.2L 2 57kg $71
9 17 TELEPATHIC (NZ) Donna Logan Mark Du Plessis 4L 14 55kg $9
10 12 POP ’N’ SCOTCH John P Thompson Ryan Wiggins 4.8L 11 57kg $81
11 14 METEOROLOGIST Marcus Wilson Jim Byrne 5.8L 16 57kg $151
12 10 COLONEL CARRERA (NZ) Graeme & Debbie Rogerson Timothy Bell 6.3L 17 57kg $101
13 5 HAPPY AS HELL Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Dwayne Dunn 6.6L 10 57kg $26
14 18 GRANADOS Toby Edmonds Chris Munce 6.8L 8 55kg $201
15 15 AUBERGE John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 7.6L 6 57kg $17
16 8 OUTSTRIP Brad Herne Brad Stewart 8.1L 4 57kg $151
17 3 RUDY Helen Page Hugh Bowman 12.9L 18 57kg $15
18 13 OUR UNCLE ARCHIE Steve Englebrecht Damian Browne 59.9L 15 57kg $101
20e DECKHAND (NZ) Michael Moroney 0
19e LEVER LEVER (NZ) Matthew Dunn 0