Queensland Derby 2023 Tips, Field & Race Guide

The Queensland Derby will take place on Saturday, 7May, 2023 at Eagle Farm.

This 2400m Group 1 event is open to 3YOs with set weight conditions and offering a total prize of $600,000.

We provide you with Queensland Derby Cup tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live stream to watch the race unfold.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips | Nominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners

Queensland Derby 2023 Schedule

Date May 27
Track Eagle Farm Racecourse
Distance 2400m
Class Group 1
Race Type Set Weights
Prizemoney $600,000
Age 3YO

Queensland Derby Live Stream

TAB customers are able to live stream the 2023 Queensland Derby free of charge courtesy of Sky Racing vision.

You can watch the action from your mobile device or desktop for every Australian thoroughbred, greyhound and harness race live.

TAB offers Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2 and Sky Thoroughbred Central on their racing live streaming service.

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Queensland Derby Tips

When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) at Eagle Farm, keeping some important factors on your side can help you.

Our experts assess all the Queensland runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2023 tips to help you back the winner.

Our team of expert tipsters will provide 2023 Queensland Derby tips and selections once the final field has been declared.

READ: 2022 Queensland Derby Tips & Preview

Queensland Derby Nominations

Nominations for the 2023 Queensland Derby will take place at 11:00am on May 2, 2023 and 11:00am on May 17, 2023.

Queensland Derby Field & Barrier Draw

The final field and barrier draw for the 2023 Queensland Derby will be released at 9:00am May 23, 2023.

This page will be updated following the barrier draw.

2022 QLD Derby Results & Replay

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight SP
1 PINARELLO (NZ) Roger James & Robert Wellwood Leith Innes 17 57kg $6.50
2 PATERNAL (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 2 57kg $5
3 CABOCHE (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 7 57kg $10
4 DARK DESTROYER (NZ) Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Sam Weatherley 1 57kg $3.50F
5 SOUTHERN STOCK (NZ) Chris Munce Larry Cassidy 16 57kg $26
6 TING TONG Kris Lees Andrew Mallyon 15 57kg $26
7 BALMAURICE Rex Lipp & Nicholas Hahn Brad Stewart 13 57kg $101
8 RED WAVEQTISx Tony & Maddysen Sears Kyle Wilson-Taylor (a) 10 57kg $101
9 GLOBAL AUSBRED Brad Widdup Kerrin McEvoy 4 57kg $19
10 IMPEL GAZELLE (NZ) Michael Costa Ben Thompson 12 57kg $41
11 VILLADEN (NZ) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 6 57kg $26
12 SATIRICAL GLORY John Sargent Jim Byrne 9 57kg $61
13 TUTUKAKA (NZ) Tony Pike James Orman 8 57kg $18
14 NEST EGG (NZ) Chris Waller Ms Samantha Collett 5 57kg $51
15 SEA TREASURES (NZ) Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 11 57kg $20
16 ANYTHINK GOES Matthew Smith Ryan Maloney 3 57kg $21
17 MENAZZI Stuart Kendrick Nash Rawiller 14 57kg $21
18 DARK REBEL Edward Cummings Joshua Parr 18 57kg $101
  KIPLING’S JOURNEY Peter & Will Hulbert Mark Du Plessis 0    
  VELVET LADY (NZ) Kris Lees Tim Clark 0    
  TURN ME OVER (NZ) Chris Waller Ms Jamie Kah 0    


See more Queensland Derby results and replays here.

Queensland Derby Odds

Leading bookmakers LadbrokesNedsbet365 & Palmerbet have the latest 2023 Queensland Derby betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the Queensland Derby betting markets in the days leading up to the race. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.

Queensland Derby History

Three-year-old stayers compete in the Queensland Derby which is a set-weights race held on Stradbroke Handicap Day.

Other races on Brisbane’s finest day of racing include the $1.5 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m), Group 1 JJ Atkins Plate (1400m), Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m), Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1600m) and the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m).

Hermit won the inaugural Queensland Derby back in 1868 when the race was run at Gayndah Racecourse before moving to Eagle Farm in 1871.

In 1870, the Queensland Derby was run on two occasions with Grafton capturing the event on both occasions.

With $600,000 in prizemoney, the Queensland Derby attracts the state’s best three-year-old stayers, and has long been regarded as one of the premier races on the Queensland racing calendar.

Other notable winners of the race include Tulloch (1957), Kingston Town (1980), Strawberry Road (1983), Rough Habit (1990), Royal Magic (1992), Freemason (2000), Half Hennessy (2003), Riva San (2008) and Shootoff (2011).

Talented stayer Shocking was beaten a long-neck by Court Ruler in the Queensland Derby in 2009 before going on to win the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) in November at Flemington Racecourse during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Queensland Derby Winners (Since 2000)

2022 Pinarello
2021 Kukeracha
2019 Mr Quickie
2018 Dark Dream
2017 Ruthven
2016 Eagle Way
2015 Magicool
2014 Sonntag
2013 Hawkspur
2012 Brambles
2011 Shootoff
2010 Dariana
2009 Court Ruler
2008 Riva San
2007 Empires Choice
2006 Ice Chariot
2005 Lachlan River
2004 Toulouse Lautrec
2003 Half Hennessy
2002 County Tyrone
2001 De Gaulle Lane
2000 Freemason

Top 5 Queensland Derby Winners

Click here to see our Top 5 Queensland Derby Winners. 

Queensland Derby Bonus Bets

With the country’s leading bookmakers offering horse racing promotions and bonus bets every day of the week, you can get more bang for your buck.

The offers really ramp up on Saturday covering most races with promos such as Double Your WinningsCash Back and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.

Racingbase hunts down all the daily bookmaker promos and bonus bets and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer.


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