The Doomben Roses is an Australian Group 3 Thoroughbred horse race held annually in early May at Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The race is open to three-year-old filles and is run over a distance of 2020 metres (approximately 1¼ miles). It is the main lead-up race for the Queensland Oaks. Prizemoney in 2008 was AUD$176,100.
- The Doomben Roses originated in 1996 as a Listed race until 2002.
- 1996 to 1997 - 1915 metres.
- In 1998 it was increased to its present 2020 metres.
The most notable winner of the race is 2001 winner Ethereal, who went on to win that year's Melbourne Cup. In winning the 2002 race, Palidamah set a new speed record of 2:01.95 for the current distance.
To date, Roger James is the only trainer to win this race twice.
Winners of the Doomben Roses
|2010||Marheta ||Mark Zahra||Michael Moroney||Ballymore Stables (Aust)P/L||2:03.57|
|2009||Awesome Planet ||Jim Cassidy||Graeme Rogerson||A G Kostanich, G A Rogerson et al||2:04.37|
|2008||Heavenly Glow||R. Thompson||Allan Denham||Syndicate||2:05.50|
|2007||Lasoron||Darren Beadman||Brian Guy||Syndicate||2:03.02|
|2006||Gaze||Darren Beadman||Roger James||Melba Murfitt||2:03.51|
|2005||Cinque Cento||Justin Sheehan||Tony Wildman||Scone Racing et al.||2:04.07|
|2004||Natural Woman||Greg Childs||Bruce McLachlan||John Cornish / John O’Brien||2:04.30|
|2003||The Jewel||Greg Childs||Hector Anderson||Ray Dennis & brothers||2:04.92|
|2002||Palidamah||Jason Taylor||Noel J. Doyle||John Croan et al.||2:01.95|
|2001||Ethereal||Scott Seamer||Sheila Laxon||Peter & Phillip Vela||2:04.03|
|2000||Avilde||Michael Cahill||John Hawkes||Not found||2:05.41|
|1999||Episode||Damien Oliver||David Hall||Not found||2:06.22|
|1998||Melora||V. A. Coglan||Roger James||Not found||2:03.04|
|1997||Queenstown Kate||Michael Pelling||K. Wood||Not found||1:39.64|
|1996||Ballare||Shane Dye||Gai Waterhouse||Not found||1:41.57|