Rough Habit Plate

Rough Habit Plate

Looking for early info on this year’s Rough Habit Plate? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Previously held over 2,000 metres and run at Doomben Racecourse, the Rough Habit Plate is a Group 3 race that has now moved to Eagle Farm Racecourse over 2,200 metres for the 2020 edition. 

The race is named in honour of 11-time Group 1 winning Kiwi galloper Rough Habit who won a host of elite levels in both New Zealand and Australia.

Open only to three-year-old staying types, the Rough Habit Plate is a key lead-up to the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) run over the mile and a half during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Six horses have completed the Rough Habit Plate – Queensland Derby double, most recently Hawkspur in 2013.

From 1996 to 2005, the race was run as a Listed Race. Ever since 2006, it has held and maintained Group 3 status.

Rough Habit Plate 2020 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, June 6th, 2020 
  • Track Location: Doomben Racecourse (Eagle Farm Racecourse for 2020) 
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,000 metres (2,200 metres for 2020) 
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights
  • Qualification: Three year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Brisbane Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $175,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1993

Rough Habit Plate Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the Rough Habit Plate, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Rough Habit Plate
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Rough Habit Plate. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Rough Habit Plate, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Rough Habit Plate, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Rough Habit Plate to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Rough Habit Plate to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Rough Habit Plate to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Rough Habit Plate, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Rough Habit Plate

  1. Join up at
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Rough Habit Plate Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Rough Habit Plate 2020 Odds

Early market odds  on the Rough Habit Plate will be displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the Rough Habit Plate here.

All In Win Odds Place Odds

Which Horse Will Win The Rough Habit Plate

The best way to pick who will win the Rough Habit Plate is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Stayers – Looking for gallopers with previous winning form up to at least 1,800 metres is a key form line to follow. 
  • Best Lead Up – Tune into the Gunsynd Classic, taking place two weeks earlier at Doomben.
  • Top 3 – Look for a runner who had a top 3 finish in their last race at a similar distance, as long as it took place in Brisbane.

Rough Habit Plate Favourites

Early favourites in Rough Habit Plate betting will be detailed below closer to race day. 

Rough Habit Plate 2020 Field

The Rough Habit Plate 2020 field will be announced by Racing Queensland the Wednesday of race week and displayed in full below. 

Rough Habit Plate 2020 Tips

Favourite: TBA.

Best Bet: TBA.

Best Roughie: TBA.

Our expert Rough Habit Plate betting tips for 2020 will be detailed right here with the three-year-olds to back and sack closer to the race date.

Rough Habit Plate Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 6th of June 2020. For the 2020 edition the COVID-19 pandemic has changed up the entire Brisbane Racing Carnival and the Rough Habit Plate will take place on Stradbroke Handicap Day at Eagle Farm Racecourse over 2,200 metres.

For 2020 the key events on Stradbroke Handicap Day are the:

  • Group 1 $350,000 TAB Stradbroke (1400m)
  • Group 1 $350,000 JJ Atkins (1400m, 2YOs)
  • Group 3 $175,000 Rough Habit Plate (2200m, 3YOs)
  • Listed $85,000 Mick Dittman (1000m, 3YO)

Rough Habit Plate Barrier Draw

The 2020 Rough Habit Plate barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Rough Habit Plate Nominations

Nominations close at 11 AM on Monday, the 1st of June, 2020. 

Rough Habit Plate Weights

Set weights apply to this race. Colts and geldings run at 57 kilograms, fillies at 55 kilograms. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday, the 2nd of June, 2020. 

Rough Habit Plate Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 3rd of June, 2020. 

Rough Habit Plate Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 3rd of June, 2020. 

Rough Habit Plate Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 6th of June, 2020. 

Rough Habit Plate Prize Money

The Rough Habit Plate prize purse is worth $175,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $101,500
2nd $31,500
3rd $15,750
4th $8,750
5th $4,375
6th $2,625
7th $2,625
8th $2,625
9th $2,625
10th $2,6255

Rough Habit Plate Race Number

The Rough Habit Plate is likely to run as Race 5 on the 6th of June, 2020. 

Rough Habit Plate Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2020’s Rough Habit Plate has been released.

Rough Habit Plate Live

You can watch or listen to the 2020 Rough Habit Plate live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Rough Habit Plate Winners

Winners of the Rough Habit Plate going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Purple Sector A Man To Match Dealmaker 2:02.5
2018 Dark Dream Higher Ground California Turbo 2:03.6
2017 Shocking Luck Order Again Veladero 2:06.1
2016 Mackintosh Cylinder Beach Brazen 2:02.8
2015 Sadler’s Lake Upham Jumbo Prince 2:03.1
2014 Amexed Telepathic Glorious Lad 2:03.1
2013 Hawkspur Survived Usainity 2:15.2
2012 Brambles Margins Poste Restante 2:03.1
2011 Fillydelphia Hour of Peril Chateau Fort 2:05.4
2010 The Hombre Tee Emar Sanderson 2:04.6
2009 Rockdale Rezyana Larry’s Never Late 2:10.1
2008 Mission Critical Moatize My Limit 2:05.1
2007 Empires Choice Sands Of Time Ready When You Are 2:04.8
2006 Belmonte Master Denis Beauty Watch 2:04.2
2005 Activation Eremein Roving Owl 2:03.9
2004 Russian Pearl Reclaim Set Up 2:04.0
2003 Bobs Boy King Of Them All Half Hennessy 2:16.2
2002 Distinctly Secret Tellson Vega Sicilia 2:13.5
2001 De Gaulle Lane Pimpala Player Altiero 2:04.2
2000 Kincourt Bear Raid Vallant Road 2:06.0