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Rough Habit Plate

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History

DARK DESTROYER winning the Drinkwise Rough Habit Plate
DARK DESTROYER winning the Drinkwise Rough Habit Plate Picture: Michael McInally/Racing Queensland

The Rough Habit Plate is Group 3 race for three-year-olds conducted by the Brisbane Racing Club.

The Rough Habit Plate was introduced in 1993 as a major lead-up race to the Queensland Derby and is named after the champion New Zealand galloper who won 11 Group One races including the Queensland Derby and two Stradbroke Handicaps in Brisbane.

The inaugural Rough Habit Plate was run as a handicap. It has been run set weight conditions since 1994.

The distance of the Rough Habit Plate has been 2000m since 2012 with the exception of 2013 when it was run over 2100m at Eagle Farm and in 2020 at 2200m.  The distance has varied over the years from 2020m (1993-2001), 2200m (2002-2003/2020), and 2020m (2004-2011).

The 2022 race had to be run at Eagle Farm due to a huge rain incident meaning the race wasn't at Doomben.

The Rough Habit Plate became a Listed race in 1996 and has been Group 3 since 2006.

The Rough Habit Plate-Queensland Derby double has been won seven times by Tenor (1994), Dodge (1998), De Gaulle Lane (2001), Empires Choice (2007), Brambles (2012), Hawkspur (2013) and Dark Dream (2018).

The only filly to win the Rough Habit Plate has been Fillydelphia in 2011.

Damien Oliver rode the winner of the Rough Habit Plate five times between 1997 and 2008. Blake Shinn has ridden two recent winners of the Rough Habit Plate for trainer Chris Waller (Sadler's Lake/Mackintosh).

Waller also trained the 2013 winner Hawkspur (Jim Cassidy).

The 2020 Rough Habit Plate, at 2200m, was effectively run as the Queensland Derby on Stradbroke day with the Derby abandoned due to coronavirus.

The 2022 Rough Habit Plate was run for $250,000.

Notable winners of the Rough Habit Plate include Tenor, Juggler, Marble Halls, Dodge, De Gaulle Lane, Bobs Boy, Belmonte, Empires Choice, Rockdale, The Hombre, Brambles, Amexed, Hawkspur, Sadler's Lake, Dark Dream and Dark Destroyer.

The 2022 Rough Habit Plate was won by Dark Destroyer from Paternal and Menazzi.


Racing and Sports

Previous Rough Habit Plate Winners

Date Horse Jockey WT Trainer BP
DARK DESTROYER (NZ) 3G
PROISIR (AUS) - ALL CAN PARTY (AUS) ALL AMERICAN (AUS)
SAM WEATHERLEY 57.0 LANCE O'SULLIVAN & ANDREW SCOTT 11
KING TOURBILLON (AUS) 3G
NICCONI (AUS) - RED'S IMAGE (AUS) DEHERE (USA)
M RODD 57.0 P & W HULBERT 11
BALLISTIC BOY (AUS) 3G
SMART MISSILE (AUS) - MAGICAL MIST (NZ) HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE)
B STEWART 57.0 CHRIS ANDERSON 12
PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) 3C
PINS (AUS) - EDEN VALLEY (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
B SHINN 57.0 JOHN P THOMPSON 1
DARK DREAM (AUS) 3G
ALL AMERICAN (AUS) - BUCHANAN GIRL (AUS) LION HUNTER (AUS)
TIM CLARK 57.0 KERRY PARKER 15
ZILONG (NZ) 3G
SHOCKING (AUS) - SHAMARDAL LUCK (AUS) SHAMARDAL (USA)
O P BOSSON 57.0 S AUTRIDGE & J RICHARDS 10
MACKINTOSH (NZ) 3G
PINS (AUS) - LOLLY SCRAMBLE (NZ) GENEROUS (IRE)
B SHINN 57.0 CHRIS WALLER 4
SADLER'S LAKE (AUS) 3G
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - MINGSHAN (AUS) ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS)
B SHINN 57.0 CHRIS WALLER 11
AMEXED (NZ) 3G
PENTIRE (GB) - DANEX (NZ) DANASINGA (AUS)
M RODD 57.0 TONY GOLLAN 3
HAWKSPUR (AUS) 3G
PURREALIST (AUS) - MOLLYHAWK (AUS) CATBIRD (AUS)
J CASSIDY 57.0 CHRIS WALLER 2
BRAMBLES (NZ) 3G
SAVABEEL (AUS) - PRICKLE (NZ) PINS (AUS)
B RAWILLER 57.0 PETER MOODY 1
FILLYDELPHIA (AUS) 3F
BIANCONI (USA) - EDEL VANESSA (AUS) ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS)
L NOLEN 54.0 ROBERT HEATHCOTE 7
THE HOMBRE (AUS) 3G
LUCKY OWNERS (NZ) - ATLANTA BELLE (NZ) DEFENSIVE PLAY (USA)
J K RIDDELL 56.0 JOHN BARY 8
ROCKDALE (NZ) 3G
DANROAD (AUS) - KOMPLETE KAOS (NZ) DESERT SUN (GB)
D J BROWNE 56.0 JOHN MORRISEY 2
MISSION CRITICAL (AUS) 3G
FANTASTIC LIGHT (USA) - TRICK TAKER (USA) CAPOTE (USA)
D OLIVER 56.5 MICHAEL MORONEY 13
EMPIRES CHOICE (NZ) 3C
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - ROSIE'S STAR (NZ) STAR WAY (GB)
D OLIVER 56.5 BART CUMMINGS 9
BELMONTE (AUS) 3G
SINGSPIEL (IRE) - MISUNDERSTANDING (AUS) PALACE MUSIC (USA)
Z PURTON 55.5 BERNIE HOWLETT 6
ACTIVATION (NZ) 3G
ZABEEL (NZ) - COOGEE WALK (NZ) SUCCESS EXPRESS (USA)
D NIKOLIC 55.5 GRAEME ROGERSON 14
RUSSIAN PEARL (NZ) 3G
SOVIET STAR (USA) - VELINDA (NZ) VELOSO (NZ)
C MUNCE 55.5 RANGI BRUCE MARSH 7
BOB'S BOY (NZ) 3G
LORD BALLINA (AUS) - CONCHELLE (NZ) SOUND REASON (CAN)
C MUNCE 55.5 ANDREW R CAMPBELL 6
DISTINCTLY SECRET (NZ) 3G
DISTINCTLY NORTH (USA) - TE AKAU SECRET (NZ) LORD BALLINA (AUS)
D OLIVER 55.5 MARK WALKER 12
DE GAULLE LANE (NZ) 3G
THE COMMANDER (NZ) - D'ACCORD (NZ) STRAIGHT STRIKE (USA)
D OLIVER 55.5 COLIN ALDERSON 7
KINCOURT (NZ) 3G
KINJITE (NZ) - FASHION COURT (NZ) POMPEII COURT (USA)
R S DYE 55.5 R H THOMSEN 11

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