Group One Betting Guide
|Date:||Saturday, June 3, 2023|
|Location:||Eagle Farm Racecourse – Brisbane, Queensland|
The Queensland Oaks is a Group 1 race held at Brisbane’s Eagle Farm for three-year-old fillies at set weights as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
In 2017 the race has been moved to Doomben and shifted from 2400m to 2200m, due to problems with the condition of the Eagle Farm racetrack. The 2021 Queensland Oaks is set to return to Eagle Farm over the 2200m.
Despite not being the optimal time when the stars of worldwide racing come out to play, some absolute superstars of the turf have gone to the sunshine state and taken out the race.
The Queensland Oaks has been taken out by Winx in 2015, Ethereal in 2001 and Hall of Fame superstar Surround back in 1977.
2023 Queensland Oaks betting odds
The 2023 Queensland Oaks odds as of June 1 look like this:
- Renaissance Woman – $3.20
- Affaire A Suivre – $5.50
- Sakura Girl – $9.50
- So Dazzling – $9.50
- Cheval D’Or – $12.00
- Amokura -$15.00
Best Queensland Oaks bookmakers
The Queensland Oaks is a group one race that takes place at the tail end of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, so other races are usually prioritised before it at the betting agencies.
Given the parameters of the race are set in stone, the racing community invariably has a rough idea who the best three-year-old fillies in the country are and which trainers are prepared to make the trip to Eagle Farm.
A number of horse racing bookmakers open all-in markets well in advance of the race day, which means punters that have identified their favourite filly months in advance of the Queensland Oaks can get the best possible odds prior to the jump.
Tote prices and other racing Fixed Odds markets tend to open when the race is four to five days away.
Latest Queensland Oaks News
Betting on the Queensland Oaks
The Queensland Oaks is not one of the biggest Oaks races when compared to its southern rivals (Sydney and Melbourne), but a number of superstars have launched their careers from the event.
Most notably Winx in 2015 launched her path to greatness following the Queensland Oaks win.
The Oaks typically draws a capacity field, and the barrier draw is incredibly important to your horse’s fortunes. Since 2011 only three runners have won the Queensland Oaks from a double figure barrier.
In terms form for the race, the Doomben Roses is the traditional lead up to the Queensland Oaks.
Nine winners in the period between 2007 and 2021 have come through the Roses, but only Scarlett Lady in 2011 and Youngstar in 2018 has been the only fillies out of those nine to have done the double.
2023 Queensland Oaks Final Field
Previous QLD Oaks Final Fields
Plenty of the future staying stars of the racing scene have competed in the Queensland Oaks, here is what the last couple of years looked like.
No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Barb Raider Jerome Hunter Craig Williams 11 56.5kg 2 Gypsy Goddess David Vandyke William Pike 22 56.5kg 3 Glint Of Hope Trent Busuttin & natalie Young Daniel Moor 14 56.5kg 4 Biscayne Bay Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 12 56.5kg 5 Mokulua Clarry Conners Nash Rawiller 5 56.5kg 6 Honeycreeper James Cummings Hugh Bowman 20 56.5kg 7 Gin Martini John Sargent Robbie Dolan 10 56.5kg 8 Festival Dancer Matthew Smith Ben Thompson 19 56.5kg 9 Dynasties Peter & Paul Snowden James McDonald 15 56.5kg 10 Verona Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Samantha Collett 21 56.5kg 11 Belle Savoir Nick Ryan Ryan Maloney 17 56.5kg 12 Aravene Caroline Jennings Brett Prebble 6 56.5kg 13 Charity Spirit Gary Portelli Jim Byrne 23 56.5kg 14 Smirk Chris Waller Tommy Berry 16 56.5kg 15 Teranga Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Kerrin McEvoy 7 56.5kg 16 Le Villi Kris Lees Tim Clark 2 56.5kg 17 Rosie Impact Richard & Will Freedman James Orman 13 56.5kg 18 Nom De Plume Robbie Patterson Craig Grylls 1 56.5kg 19 Cupid’s Kiss (1E) Cassandra Stummer Jim Byrne 8 56.5kg 20 Nyota (2E) John Sargent Nash Rawiller 9 56.5kg 21 Pioneer Lass (3E) Matthew Smith Kyle Wilson-Taylor 3 56.5kg 22 Chayse ‘N’ Tanya (4E) Les Kelly TBC 18 56.5kg 23 Savagal (5E) Chris Waller TBC 4 56.5kg No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Duais Edward Cummings Hugh Bowman 12 56.5kg 2 Media Award Chris Calthorpe John Allen 5 56.5kg 3 Bargain Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 4 56.5kg 4 Only Words Chris Waller Craig Williams 13 56.5kg 5 Easifar Chris Waller Luke Dittman 10 56.5kg 6 Grace And Harmony Chris Waller James McDonald 3 56.5kg 7 Good Soize Tony Gollan Ryan Maloney 1 56.5kg 8 Charms Star Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 6 56.5kg 9 Rebel Rama Marc Conners Mikayla Weir 8 56.5kg 10 Signora Nera Chris Waller Opie Bosson 7 56.5kg 11 Splendiferous Gai Waterhouse & Adrain Bott Nash Rawiller 2 56.5kg 12 Yatton Mike Moroney Ben Thompson 11 56.5kg 13 Ruru Chris Waller Glen Boss 14 56.5kg 14 Mishani Whisper Kelly Purdy James Orman 9 56.5kg
2022 Queensland Oaks result
Recent Queensland Oaks winners
- Having been aimed towards the Queensland Oaks throughout her autumn campaign, the David Vandyke-trained Gypsy Goddess managed to win her grand final in emphatic fashion. Having finished second in the Listed Gold Coast Bracelet and second in the Australian Oaks at her previous two starts, the Tarzino filly was always going to take some beating. Having gained a perfect run in transit, William Pike had her moving 600m out from home and was under hands and heels until inside the final 150m. She needed to fend off Jerome Hunter’s Barb Raider, but managed to do so with relative ease to go on and score by a length.
- Edward Cummings’ joined his family legacy when Duais crossed the line in the group one 2021 Queensland Oaks. After falling short in the 1 million dollar ATC Oaks just under 2 months prior to the Queensland Oaks. Drawing barrier 11 the $2.80 favourite looked to be in a bit of trouble however with the steering of Hugh Bowman and the sheer speed of Duais, they were able to move from second last to winning by 2.5 lengths in-front of Charms Star and Signora Nera.
- The 2020 Queensland Oaks was cancelled due to the lockdowns in Queensland because of COVID-19
- The Gary Newnham-trained Winning Ways was gifted an economical run in transit when three back the fence to take out the 2019 Queensland Oaks. It proved the winning move, as she needed to dig deep to hold out two $151 chances in Dawson Diva and Lady Cuvee who were charging home late in the race. On the local tote the trifecta paid a whopping $183,652.00 thanks to a $21 winners, two $151 chances filling the minor placings and a $16 chance running fourth.
- For the second year in a row the hot-shot Chris Waller prospect saluted, but Youngstar didn’t have it all her own way as Egg Tart did the year before. Stablemate Another Dollar broke away at the 200m and looked hard to beat, but the gun filly surged hard in the latter stages to overcome her fellow filly, which registered a third-straight second placed finish.
- Egg Tart showed why people have been comparing it to Winx by delivering an easy Queensland Oaks win. The Chris Waller-trained stayer built its momentum throughout the race before looming into it down the straight and showing a destructive turn-of-foot. Read the race report here.
- Kiwi import Provocative was a $7 shot in the betting heading into the 2016 edition of the race, which made it one of the key elects in a huge field. Under compatriot Leith Innes, the Tony Pike-trained filly stalked the field for the majority of the run and was produced at the head of the straight and booted clear when it mattered.
- The Winx name has become synonymous with success in Australian racing circles, but the Queensland Oaks is when the then filly started its ascent to greatness. Despite coming into the race as a $1.95 favourite, there were question marks around just how great Winx could potentially be. The superstar put any fears to rest as it entered the 200m mark however, storming to the lead and torching the field to record an impressive win.
- In what was a different set of tactics for the Queensland Oaks winner, Tinto settled fifth in the running, but got shuffled back in what looked like wretched luck for the $8 chance. The horse kept coming under Timothy Bell however, and found the front late in the piece to streak away in the final 100m.
- Gondokoro went into the 2013 incarnation of the Queensland Oaks as a chief elect in the market and did not disappoint, taking out the race by just under three lengths at odds of $4.40. Sadly the Kiwi finished in the first half of the field just once in its six subsequent runs following the win and was retired shortly after.
Queensland Oaks winners
|Queensland Oaks Past Winners|
|2022||Gypsy Goddess||William Pike||David Vandyke|
|2021||Duais||Hugh Bowman||Edward Cummings|
|2020||Race Not Held|
|2019||Winning Ways||Matthew McGillivray||Garry Newnham|
|2018||Youngstar||Kerrin McEvoy||Chris Waller|
|2017||Egg Tart||Kerrin McEvoy||Chris Waller|
|2016||Provocative||Leith Innes||Tony Pike|
|2015||Winx||Hugh Bowman||Chris Waller|
|2014||Tinto||Timothy Bell||Rex Lipp|
|2013||Gondokoro||Rhys McLeod||Pat Carey|
|2012||Quintessential||Damian Browne||John Sargent|
|2011||Scarlett Lady||James McDonald||Graeme Rogerson|
|2010||Miss Keepsake||Chris Munce||Andrew Scott|
|2009||Purple||Kerrin McEvoy||Peter Snowden|
|2008||Riva San||Scott Seamer||Peter Moody|
|2007||Eskimo Queen||Greg Childs||Mike Moroney|
|2006||Allow||Stathi Katsidis||Clarry Conners|
|2005||Vitesse Dane||Hugh Bowman||Kris Lees|
|2004||Vouvray||Chris Munce||Peter Moody|
|2003||Zagalia||Chris Munce||Clarry Conners|
|2002||Mon Mekki||Paul Hammersley||Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou|
|2001||Ethereal||Scott Seamer||Sheila Laxon|
|2000||Giovana||Chris Munce||Roger James|
Queensland Oaks winners pre-2000
|Queensland Oaks Past Winners Pre 2000|
|1990||A Little Kiss|
|1987||Round The World|
|1982||Mother Of Pearl|
|1957||Race Not Held|