The Q22

Group Two Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2025
Location: Eagle Farm Racecourse
Prize Money: $1,200,000
Distance: 2200m

The Q22 is Queensland’s second richest race worth $1.2 million under Weight-for-Age conditions at Group 2 level over 2200m at Eagle Farm.

Initially work shopped by Racing Queensland in 2019, the Q22 is a new race that’s part of a rejuvenated Brisbane winter carnival, one that was fully on again in 2021 following Covid-19 lockdowns in 2020.

In an attempt to get three-year-olds to race into The Q22, Racing Queensland will offer $100,000 in cash or $250,000 QTISx vouchers to any horse that runs first or second in the Group 1 Queensland Derby or Queensland Oaks and then back it up to run top-three in The Q22.

To ensure the quality of runners in the race, Racing Queensland announced there are six “win and you’re in” races offering a ballot exemption to the Q22. These races are the Queensland Guineas, Doomben Cup, Queensland Derby, Lord Mayor’s Cup, Queensland Sapphire Stakes and the Queensland Oaks.

The winner of The Q22 receives ballot-exempt entry into the Caulfield Cup (2400m)

The inaugural running of The Q22 was won by the Annabel Neasham-trained Zaaki, with James McDonald on board in 2021.

2025 Q22 betting odds

Markets for the 2025 Q22 are currently unavailable.

Best bookmakers for The Q22

Considering The Q22 is on the same day as the Stradbroke Handicap and the J.J.Atkins, a majority of bookmakers will have markets out for The Q22 a couple of months out from when the barriers open at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

Betting on The Q22 is only going to grow in popularity over the years and considering the prizemoney on offer, bookies will be keen to have market open early in the lead-up to the 2200m event.

You can bet on these markets via both computer, telephone and even via online betting apps, which are the most common way Aussies bet in 2024.

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Latest The Q22 News

Fawkner Park
The Annabel Neasham-trained Fawkner Park has been propelled into $14 favouritism for the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October ...
Fawkner Park
Tyler Schiller and Annabel Neasham have combined with Fawkner Park ($4.00) proving far too strong in the Group 2 Q22 ...
Eagle Farm racing tips
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Q22 winner to receive golden ticket into Caulfield Cup
The Melbourne Racing Club will invite the winner of June’s Q22 (2200m) at Eagle Farm to contest the Group 1 ...
Without A Fight signals spring intentions with big Q22 victory
Mark Zahra and Anthony & Sam Freedman have combined with Without A Fight to claim the Group 2 The Q22 ...
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The Brisbane Racing Club will host its annual Stradbroke Handicap Day this weekend, and HorseBetting's Ciaran Jackman presents his best ...

Q22 Final Field 2025

HorseBetting will update this page when the 2025 Q22 final field is released.

Previous The Q22 Fields

  • Numerian Silks

    1. Numerian (10)

    • T: Annabel Neasham
    • J: Jamie Mott
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 01×41
    • Age: 8YO
    • Colour: Bay
    • Sex: Gelding
    • Sire: Holy Roman Emperor (IRE)
    • Dam: Delicate Charm (IRE)
    Huetor Silks

    2. Huetor (17)

    • T: Peter & Paul Snowden
    • J: Tommy Berry
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 4510x
    • Age: 7YO
    • Colour: Bay
    • Sex: Gelding
    • Sire: Archipenko (USA)
    • Dam: Briviesca (GB)
    Light Infantry Man Silks

    3. Light Infantry Man (5)

    • T: Ciaron Maher
    • J: Craig Williams
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 7×023
    • Age: 5YO
    • Colour: Chestnut
    • Sex: Horse
    • Sire: Fast Company (IRE)
    • Dam: Lights On Me (GB)
    Bois D'Argent Silks

    4. Bois D’Argent (4)

    • T: Annabel Neasham
    • J: Blake Shinn
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 13472
    • Age: 7YO
    • Colour: Grey
    • Sex: Gelding
    • Sire: Toronado (IRE)
    • Dam: Madonna Lily (IRE)
    Kovalica Silks

    5. Kovalica (12)

    • T: Chris Waller
    • J: James Orman
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 63590
    • Age: 4YO
    • Colour: Bay
    • Sex: Gelding
    • Sire: Ocean Park (NZ)
    • Dam: Vitesse (NZ)
    Adelaide River Silks

    6. Adelaide River (6)

    • T: Kris Lees
    • J: James McDonald
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 9×122
    • Age: 4YO
    • Colour: Bay
    • Sex: Horse
    • Sire: Australia (GB)
    • Dam: Could It Be Love (USA)
    Le Don De Vie Silks

    7. Le Don De Vie (15)

    • T: Ciaron Maher
    • J: Vlad Duric
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 0x271
    • Age: 8YO
    • Colour: Bay
    • Sex: Gelding
    • Sire: Leroidesanimaux (BRZ)
    • Dam: Leaderene (GB)
    Vow And Declare Silks

    8. Vow And Declare (2)

    • T: Danny O’Brien
    • J: Billy Egan
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 042×5
    • Age: 8YO
    • Colour: Chestnut
    • Sex: Gelding
    • Sire: Declaration Of War (USA)
    • Dam: Geblitzt
    Young Werther Silks

    9. Young Werther (14)

    • T: Danny O’Brien
    • J: Michael Dee
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 0713x
    • Age: 6YO
    • Colour: Bay
    • Sex: Gelding
    • Sire: Tavistock (NZ)
    • Dam: Romantic Time (NZ)
    Spirit Ridge Silks

    10. Spirit Ridge (16)

    • T: Annabel Neasham
    • J: Ryan Maloney
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 14×02
    • Age: 9YO
    • Colour: Bay
    • Sex: Gelding
    • Sire: Nathaniel (IRE)
    • Dam: Tates Creek (USA)
    El Bodegon Silks

    11. El Bodegon (13)

    • T: Chris Waller
    • J: Jason Collett
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 00×09
    • Age: 5YO
    • Colour: Bay
    • Sex: Gelding
    • Sire: Kodiac (GB)
    • Dam: Al Andalyya (USA)
    Cleveland Silks

    12. Cleveland (11)

    • T: Kris Lees
    • J: Dylan Gibbons
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 0x126
    • Age: 6YO
    • Colour: Bay
    • Sex: Horse
    • Sire: Camelot (GB)
    • Dam: Venus de Milo (IRE)
    Hezashocka Silks

    13. Hezashocka (1)

    • T: Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
    • J: Chad Schofield
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 17135
    • Age: 6YO
    • Colour: Bay
    • Sex: Gelding
    • Sire: Shocking
    • Dam: Shezakiwi (NZ)
    Naval College Silks

    14. Naval College (7)

    • T: Annabel Neasham
    • J: Tom Sherry
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 59×11
    • Age: 5YO
    • Colour: Bay
    • Sex: Gelding
    • Sire: Dartmouth (GB)
    • Dam: Sequence (IRE)
    Fawkner Park Silks

    15. Fawkner Park (3)

    • T: Annabel Neasham
    • J: Tyler Schiller
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 31144
    • Age: 5YO
    • Colour: Bay
    • Sex: Gelding
    • Sire: Zoffany (IRE)
    • Dam: Za’Hara (IRE)
    Converge Silks

    16. Converge (8)

    • T: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
    • J: Tim Clark
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 20×60
    • Age: 5YO
    • Colour: Bay
    • Sex: Gelding
    • Sire: Frankel (GB)
    • Dam: Conversely (IRE)
    Knight's Choice Silks

    17. Knight’s Choice (9)

    • T: John Symons & Sheila Laxon
    • J: Robbie Dolan
    • W: 59kg
    • F: 42×31
    • Age: 4YO
    • Colour: Bay
    • Sex: Gelding
    • Sire: Extreme Choice
    • Dam: Midnight Pearl
    Amokura Silks

    18. Amokura (18)

    • T: Kris Leesy
    • J: Mark Zahra
    • W: 57kg
    • F: 90×30
    • Age: 4YO
    • Colour: Brown
    • Sex: Mare
    • Sire: Kermadec (NZ)
    • Dam: Fain
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks
    Peter & Paul Snowden
    Ryan Maloney
    2 Silks
    Annabel Neasham
    Jason Collett
    3 Silks
    Without A Fight
    Anthony & Sam Freedman
    Mark Zahra
    4 Silks
    No Compromise
    Chris Waller
    Kerrin McEvoy
    5 Silks
    Grahame Begg
    Michael Dee
    6 Silks
    Bankers Choice
    Mike Moroney
    John Allen
    7 Silks
    Kris Lees
    Nash Rawiller
    8 Silks
    Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
    Tim Clark
    9 Silks
    Young Werther
    Danny O’Brien
    Joshua Parr
    10 Silks
    Lion’s Roar
    John O’Shea
    Craig Williams
    11 Silks
    Chris Waller
    James Orman
    12 Silks
    Edward Cummings
    Sam Clipperton
    13 Silks
    Media Award
    Glenn Thornton
    Damien Thornton
    14 Silks
    Peter Moody
    James McDonald
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 The Chosen One Andrew Forsman Opie Bosson 9 59kg
    2 Kolding Chris Waller William Pike 11 59kg
    3 Huetor Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 10 59kg
    4 Numerian Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 5 59kg
    5 Yonkers Chris Waller Craig Williams 13 59kg
    6 Great House Chris Waller James McDonald 15 59kg
    7 Kukeracha Chris Waller James Orman 4 59kg
    8 Le Don De Vie Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 12 59kg
    9 Maximal John O’Shea Nash Rawiller 14 59kg
    10 Ballistic Boy Chris Anderson Brad Stewart 16 59kg
    11 Hopeful Annabel Neasham Rachel King 6 59kg
    12 Criaderas James Cummings Sam Clipperton 4 59kg
    13 London Banker Kelly Schweida Jamie Kah 8 59kg
    14 Esti Feny Matthew Smith Jason Collett 1 59kg
    15 Polly Grey Chris Waller Tim Clark 2 57kg
    16 Coventina Bay Robbie Patterson Craig Grylls 3 57kg
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Zaaki Annabel Neasham James McDonald 9 59kg
    2 Homesman Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 11 59kg
    3 Mirage Dancer Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Glen Boss 1 59kg
    4 Spirit Ridge Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 2 59kg
    5 Quick Thinker Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Opie Bosson 12 59kg
    6 Warning Anthony & Sam Freedman Jim Byrne 6 59kg
    7 Brandenburg John Sargent Rachel King 10 59kg
    8 Le Don De Vie Anthony & Sam Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 8 59kg
    9 Reloaded Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5 59kg
    10 Hang Man Michael Moroney Ben Thompson 3 59kg
    11 Paths Of Glory Richard & Michael Freedman Craig Williams 13 59kg
    12 The Candy Man Barry Baldwin Brad Stewart 16 59kg
    13 Nettoyer Wendy Roche Tommy Berry 7 57kg
    14 Toffee Tongue Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 15 57kg
    15 Vanna Girl Toby & Trent Edmonds Brad Stewart 4 57kg
    16 Cellarmaid Kelly Schweida James Orman 14 57kg

2024 The Q22 result

1stFawkner Park (+320)
2ndKnight’s Choice (+1795)
3rdBos D’argent (+285)

Recent The Q22 results

  • Tyler Schiller and Annabel Neasham have combined with Fawkner Park ($4.00) proving far too strong in the Group 2 Q22 (2200m) at Eagle Farm, turning the tables on stable companion Bois D’Argent ($15.00) after a luckless performance in the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) on May 25. It was all too easy for the son of Zoffany, as Tyler Schiller lobbed into the perfect position mid-field with cover throughout the 2200m journey, allowing the progressive five-year-old to cruise through his gears heading into the final 400m. Adelaide River ($5.50) had been well-backed with online bookmakers prior to the jump as James McDonald attempted to add a fifth win to his massive day, however, the European never seemed to travel when asked for the ultimate effort when leading at the final bend. It left Bois D’Argent gaining the lead momentarily, while Knight’s Choice ($101.00) managed to power into a runner-up finish; however, they were simply playing for minor money as Fawkner Park launched down the centre of the course to claim a dominant 3.75-length win in the Eagle Farm finale.
  • After claiming the Group 3 Lord Mayor’s Cup first-up, Without A Fight gave his rivals a galloping lesson second-up in the Group 2 The Q22 at Eagle Farm, letting down with his customary turn of foot to claim victory over Nonconformist and Duais. The six-year-old gelded son of Teofilo was sent over to Australia in November to race in the 2022 Melbourne Cup, but as we all saw, he finished a lacklustre 13th before being transferred to the Anthony & Sam Freedman stable for his second Australian campaign. Since returning to the racetrack in Queensland, Without A Fight has been outstanding, claiming the Lord Mayor’s Cup in a canter before proving way too good in The Q22, signalling his claims at a Victorian Spring Carnival tilt at the Cups. As usual, Serpentine set a strong tempo out in front with Kolding, before he got the better of his co-leader and put up three or four lengths on the rest of the field; however, this set the race up for the race winner, Nonconformist and Duais to charge home from the back. There wasn’t a lack of money for the winner, as he opened earlier in the week as the clear favourite, and he held favouritism throughout betting to jump as a clear $2.80 favourite with online bookmakers.
  • There was no doubt Numerian would perform well in the $1.2 million Q22 at Eagle Farm – the biggest question was how much he’d benefit from a Good 4 track. But there was no need to worry about the surface, the six-year-old embracing the conditions to take an early lead and hang on in outstanding fashion to win by a length, with Tommy Berry aboard. The $21 outsider with online betting sites was sent for well-earned spell after coming into the Q22 staying race over 2200m fresh from a Gosford Cup victory on May 7.
  • Having won the Hollindale Stakes and then the Doomben Cup, the Annabel Neasham-trained Zaaki was always going to take some beating in the first running of The Q22. Having won the Doomben Cup by seven-lengths, Zaaki managed to put a more conservative 1.5 lengths on his rivals to claim the majority of the $1.2 million on offer in the Q22. Zaaki settled on the back of race leader Reloaded and when asked to go, Zaaki responded under James McDonald and simply never looked like getting beaten.

Q22 past winners list

The Q22 Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2024 Fawkner Park Tyler Schiller Annabel Neasham
2023 Without A Fight Mark Zahra Anthony & Sam Freedman
2022 Numerian Tommy Berry Annabel Neasham
2021 Zaaki James McDonald Annabel Neasham

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