In a hurry? We’ve listed all the quick facts that you need to know about the Queensland Oaks:
|Date||Saturday, 4th June, 2022|
|Racecourse||Eagle Farm Racecourse, QLD, Australia|
The Queensland Oaks is a Group 1 race which takes place each year in June. The race in 2022 will be held on Saturday 4th of June at Eagle Farm Racecourse. Looking back to the race in 2021, it was won by Duais.
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).
Favourites have dominated in recent years with three favourites winning from the last five runnings Winx (2015), Egg Tart (2017) and Youngstar (2018).
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 2022, 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 2022 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 2022 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 three favourites to salute in the Oaks; Egg Tart (2017), Youngstar (2018) and Duais (2021).
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 2022 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 2022, 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 2022 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 2022 Queensland Oaks odds are out, and Gypsy Goddess is the $3.00 favourite from Dynasties who is on the second line of betting at $8.00. Here are the current odds, courtesy of Neds, as of mid-May:
|Glint Of Hope||$9.00|
Really liked the battle of a couple of fillies in one of the key lead up races in the Bracelet run at the Gold Coast. It was a very heavy track, and Dynasties and Gypsy Goddess fought the race out to the line with Dynasties proving a touch too smart on the day.
That was over the 1800m and they both step out to the 2200m in the Oaks with both of them racing as though they will have no trouble with the extra distance.
The other race that we would consider looking at this year would be the Australasian Oaks run at Morphettville, with trainers of the first couple suggesting they will be making the trip to Queensland.
Glint Of Hope had the perfect run before sprinting through the last 200m back inside and proving too smart for them final stages and she looks another promising staying filly on the way up, but it was the run of the second filly Barb Raider that caught the eye. She did it much tougher but stuck on and held on for a gutsy second spot.
With the 2022 Queensland Oaks field yet to be determined, let’s take a look back at the 2021 field, headlined by winner Duais:
|1. DUAIS (56.5kg)||12||Hugh Bowman||Edward Cummings|
|2. MEDIA AWARD (56.5kg) – Scratched||5||John Allen||Chris Calthorpe|
|3. BARGAIN (NZ) (56.5kg)||4||Joshua Parr||Mark Newnham|
|4. ONLY WORDS (NZ) (56.5kg)||13||Craig Williams||Chris Waller|
|5. EASIFAR (NZ) (56.5kg)||10||Luke Dittman||Chris Waller|
|6. GRACE AND HARMONY (NZ) (56.5kg)||3||James McDonald||Chris Waller|
|7. GOOD SOIZE (56.5kg)||1||Ryan Maloney||Tony Gollan|
|8. CHARMS STAR (NZ) (56.5kg)||6||Kerrin McEvoy||Chris Waller|
|9. REBEL RAMA (56.5kg)||8||Mikayla Weir||Marc Conners|
|10. SIGNORA NERA (NZ) (56.5kg)||7||Opie Bosson||Chris Waller|
|11. SPLENDIFEROUS (56.5kg)||2||Nash Rawiller||G Waterhouse & A Bott|
|12. YATTON (NZ) (56.5kg)||11||Ben Thompson||Michael Moroney|
|13. RURU (56.5kg)||14||Glen Boss||Chris Waller|
|14. MISHANI WHISPER (56.5kg)||9||James Orman||Kelly Purdy|
The Cummings family have been a feature of Australian Group 1 racing for well over half a century and another chapter was entered when Edward Cummings trained his first Group 1 winner with Duais in the 2021 Queensland Oaks.
The daughter of Shamus Award had put the writing on the wall when she chased home into second spot in the A.T.C. Oaks before coming to Queensland. With such strong staying form behind her she started a $2.90 favourite in the 2021 Queensland Oaks.
Hugh Bowman had been successful in the Queensland Oaks on two occasions and took the ride on Duais. As is with the fillies usual racing pattern, Bowman was happy to sit her back and relax in the last couple in the early stages, and the pace was moderate enough up front which suited her.
As the field reached the 500m, Bowman began to weave a passage off the fence and crept into the race menacingly before the corner. Once she balance-up middle track, a gap opened and she drove through and was too classy for them in the final stages, beating the Chris Waller trained Charms Star and Signoras Nera.
You’ve read the words, now watch the video! Have a squiz below at the 2021 Queensland Oaks race:
Here are the results from the Queensland Oaks in 2021:
|1st||1. DUAIS (56.5kg)||Hugh Bowman||–|
|2nd||8. CHARMS STAR (NZ) (56.5kg)||Kerrin McEvoy||2.5L|
|3rd||10. SIGNORA NERA (NZ) (56.5kg)||Opie Bosson||2.7L|
|4th||11. SPLENDIFEROUS (56.5kg)||Nash Rawiller||3.45L|
|5th||3. BARGAIN (NZ) (56.5kg)||Joshua Parr||3.75L|
|6th||5. EASIFAR (NZ) (56.5kg)||Luke Dittman||3.85L|
|7th||4. ONLY WORDS (NZ) (56.5kg)||Craig Williams||4.15L|
|8th||13. RURU (56.5kg)||Glen Boss||5.65L|
|9th||9. REBEL RAMA (56.5kg)||Mikayla Weir||5.75L|
|10th||12. YATTON (NZ) (56.5kg)||Ben Thompson||9.25L|
|11th||6. GRACE AND HARMONY (NZ) (56.5kg)||James McDonald||11.5L|
|12th||14. MISHANI WHISPER (56.5kg)||James Orman||22.5L|
|13th||7. GOOD SOIZE (56.5kg)||Ryan Maloney||40.5L|
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:
|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|