The Queensland Oaks, run over 2200m at Eagle Farm, is a Group 1 race for 3YO fillies held during Brisbane’s Winter Racing Carnival. The $700k staying contest usually acts as a grand final, and has been taken out by some serious fillies who have gon...
In a hurry? We’ve listed all the quick facts that you need to know about the Queensland Oaks:
|Date||Saturday, 3rd June, 2023|
|Racecourse||Eagle Farm Racecourse, QLD, Australia|
The Queensland Oaks is a Group 1 race which takes place each year in June. The race in 2023 will be held on Saturday 3rd of June at Eagle Farm Racecourse. Looking back to the race in 2022, it was won by Gypsy Goddess.
In November 2021, Racing Queensland announced that a couple of races in their blossoming winter carnival will see an increase in prizemoney. These races include the Doomben Cup and the Queensland Derby, which have seen their prizemoney increased to $1,000,000 each.
Along with this announcement, Racing Queensland also informed the public that in an effort to entice more 3 year olds into their new $1,200,000 race, the Q22, they will be offering $100,000 cash or $250,000 in QTISx vouchers if a horse can finish first or second in the Queensland Derby or Queensland Oaks, then go on to finish in the first three in the Q22.
The $700,000 Queensland Oaks is a Group 1 classic for three-year-old over 2200m.
The Queensland Oaks was first run on Wednesday December 26th 1951. This Group 1 previously took place during Spring time, but that was until 1957 when it moved to the Winter Carnival time, and it has stayed in this slot ever since.
Some of Australia’s Champions of the Turf have won this Group 1, which include Winx (2015), Surround (1977), Slight Chance (1993) and Denise’s Joy (1976).
There have been two winners at 50/1 Mon Mekki (2002) and Blue Roc (1966).
Tommy Smith is the dominant leading trainer of the Queensland Oaks with an impressive 8 winners. His daughter Gai Waterhouse also trained a winner of the Oaks when Zacheline saluted in 1998.
Queensland rider Chris Munce heads the riders list with 4 Queensland Oaks winners. Of the present day riders Kerrin McEvoy and Hugh Bowman have the chance to join Munce on the same number of wins.
The Queensland Oaks is an Australian Group 1 held at Eagle Farm Racecourse, it is one of the biggest races in the Queensland racing calendar and it is part of the Winter Racing Carnival in the Sunshine State.
As there is $700,000 worth of prizemoney attached to the race, it means this race attracts some of the top horses from across the country to Queensland. It also attracts countless Australians who like to have a casual punt on the races. The experts here at The Shark will compile a list of Queensland Oaks tips so you can place your bets confidently.
Due to the fact that nominations are not accepted for the Queensland Derby in 2023, it is hard to provide any accurate tips. However, as the Winter Racing Carnival in Queensland continues on, we will have a clearer idea of the horses that are looking to gain a start in this race. If you are looking for Queensland Oaks horse tips, then you have come to the right place, we will provide everything you need closer to race day.
At this stage, there are currently no Australian bookies that are providing Queensland Oaks odds. No need to stress though, you will find the odds listed below in the relevant section once available. When on the hunt for Queensland Oaks tips, be sure to take a look out our betting section below as we have noted some key factors for success in the Queensland Oaks.
We will list The Sharks’ Queensland Oaks best tips for the race this year soon. Make sure you check back on this page for updates!
Our tips are not out for the Queensland Oaks in 2023 as it is too far out from the event. But the good news is that when the final field for the Queensland Oaks is announced, we will provide guidance on each and every runner in the 2023 Queensland Oaks.
You will find all this information below, when it becomes available. Stay tuned!
There are a lot of important factors to consider before betting on the Queensland Oaks. Make sure you have a read on below before you place your bets:
Is Previous Queensland Oaks Form a Good Indicator of Future Success?
The race is restricted to three-year-old fillies so the girls only get one chance at winning a Queensland Oaks.
Should I Bet On The Favourite in the Queensland Oaks?
Yes. The Queensland Oaks often has a standout filly who punters will flock to. Although back in 2019, Garry Newham produced his three-year-old filly in Winning Ways to win the Oaks and she started the juicy odds of $21.
Since Winx won when long odds on in 2015 there has been another four favourites to salute in the Oaks; Egg Tart (2017), Youngstar (2018), Duais (2021) and Gypsy Goddess (2022).
Formlines from Lead Up Races
Since The Roses was first run in 1996 there have been 12 Queensland Oaks winners to come through that race and it is clearly the best lead-up race when assessing form for the Queensland Oaks.
The race is restricted to three-year-olds.
The race is run at level weights and that gives the best filly the greatest chances to shine.
The race is restricted to three-year-old fillies.
Our Queensland Oaks best bets for 2023 are not out just yet, make sure you keep an eye out on this page as we will provide more details about our best bets when the final field is announced.
You will find our best bets below once available. Stay tuned!
Well before the Queensland Oaks field is released – most of the Aussie bookies will open their early markets, or all-in markets, for all your Queensland Oaks betting needs. Many believe that this is the best time to bet on the race, as you could get higher odds on your horse before they potentially shorten in the days leading up to the race.
After the bookies release their Queensland Oaks odds for 2023, you will likely see the odds fluctuate each day. There are many things that cause this, as the horses that are targeting this race will likely change, along with each horse’s form in previous races along with trials.
Having a punt in any of these early markets, means you could spot the favourite at double digit odds. Which is clearly something that all us punters are looking to do, because it means if your horse does win, you will get more funds to play with! However, there is increased risk with this option and therefore you need to know where things could go wrong.
Depending on when you put on your 2023 Queensland Oaks futures bet, your horse could not even end up getting a run in the race, but you won’t get your stake back. This situation occurs when you are betting in the ‘All-In’ market or closer to the date of the Queensland Oaks. If you place your bets when it is ‘Before Noms’, then you know you’ll get your funds back if the horse you bet on doesn’t get a start in the Queensland Oaks.
The 2023 Queensland Oaks odds yet to be released. Be sure to check back soon, as we will list all the odds below once they are available.
A bumper field of 18 horses was announced to take part in the Queensland Oaks for 2022, including five emergencies. In the end there were two scratchings, Mokulua and Charity Spirit, meaning the first two emergencies got a run in the Group 1.
When it came to the odds, there were actually two equal $4.40 favourite, Gypsy Goddess and Aravene. Gypsy Goddess’ run into this Group included a third place and two seconds. She finished third in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes, and then second in the Group 1 Australian Oaks and the Listed Gold Coast Bracelet.
Aravene had one her previous two starts and current has a season record of 6:3-0-0, although this is her first time contesting a Group 1. In fact, the 3YO filly is yet to even contest a Group 2 or Group 3, so this will be a major test for her as the field will be of a much higher quality.
On the second line of betting is Barb Raider, at $8.00. The 3YO won the ideal lead up race, The Roses, in her last start. Prior to that run, she came second to Glint Of Hope by just 0.2L in the Group 1 Australasian Oaks.
The only other runner to start under double digit odds was Belle Savoir, who was a $9.00 chance before the race. Belle Savoir’s last start was also in The Roses, where she was just beaten by Barb Raider, by 0.2L. Her record for the season sits at 4:1-2-0 before the Queensland Oaks, and this will be the first time she contests a Group 1.
Punters of the favourite would have been slightly worried when favourite Gypsy Goddess started the race. But jockey William Pike put in an amazing ride to steer the 3YO from 16th place at the 800m all the way to first place by the time she crossed the finishing post. In the end the filly was too good and was able to put 1L between herself and the second placed runner.
In second place was Barb Raider, who was one of the few runners that started under double digit odds. Jockey Craig Williams was able to use the good barrier (8) to his advantage, and by the 400m mark, the 3YO filly was in first place. Although the race slipped through Barb Raider’s fingers towards the end of the race, as Gypsy Goddess has just too much speed and was able to cruise to victory.
Wrapping up the minor placing was Le Villi, who ended up finishing 1.5L off the pace. Le Villi drew one of the inside barriers (2), and was making great progress throughout the race, she was in ninth place at the 800m mark, and moved up to fourth place by the 400m mark. She was keeping up with the top two in the race, but at the end of the day there just wasn’t enough left in the tank.
You’ve read the words, now watch the video! Have a squiz below at the 2022 Queensland Oaks race:
GYPSY GODDESS ROUNDS THEM UP AND SALUTES IN THE QUEENSLAND OAKS!
David Vandyke and Willie Pike get the Group 1 glory. pic.twitter.com/VgnUEyarvY
— SKY Racing (@SkyRacingAU) June 4, 2022
The results for the upcoming Queensland Oaks are not yet available, but in the meantime, you can have a look below at all the recent past winners:
|2022||Gypsy Goddess||Barb Raider||Le Villi|
|2021||Duais||Charms Star||Signora Nera|
|2019||Winning Ways||Dawson Diva||Lady Cuvee|
|2017||Egg Tart||Pygmy||Oklahoma Girl|
|2015||Winx||Ungrateful Ellen||Imperial Lass|
|2014||Tinto||Arabian Gold||Sister Souss|
|2011||Scarlett Lady||Becerra||Shez Sinsational|
|2010||Miss Keepsake||Marheta||Danaupair Starlet|