The Quokka

The Quokka

Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Location: Ascot Racecourse
Prize Money: $4,000,000
Distance: 1200m

The Quokka held over 1200m at Ascot Racecourse is a new slot race, that will be raced under special conditions.

The inaugural running of The Quokka is scheduled for Saturday, April 15, 2023 at weight-for-age level.

Held on the same day as the Group 2 Karrakatta Plate, The Quokka Raceday is without a doubt the highlight event during the WA Autumn Carnival.

The Quokka field is open to 14 slot holders at a cost of $200,000 each, with slot holders getting to choose their horse for the race.

The Quokka is the first time that Western Australia has ventured into a slot-style race, with Racing and Wagering WA lookinf to shake up their Autumn carnival and make it more attractive for big-name stables and horses.

Joining the likes of The Everest ($15 million) and the All-Star Mile ($5 million), The Quokka is without a doubt going to attract some of the best sprinters, vying for the $4 million on offer.

The Western Australians have put an interesting spin on the slot race, though, as The Quokka is just one part of a tri-code racing festival that will be held on the weekend after Easter in 2023.

The Quokka will be a thoroughbred racing slot race, and it will run on the same weekend as a harness racing version called The Nullabor, which will be a $1 million dollar 2536m pacing feature to be run at Gloucester Park the night prior.

There is also a greyhound slot race to complement this, the $500,000 Sandgroper, which will be run over 520m under lights at Cannington, also held the night prior to The Quokka.

The three-race series has been named the Western Trilogy and is the first time all three codes have combined for a series of races in Australia.

2023 The Quokka betting odds

Amelia’s Jewel is expected to be hard to beat in the inaugural edition of The Quokka. Photo: Western Racepix

The Quokka odds as of April 15 look like this:

  • Amelia’s Jewel – $3.00
  • Bella Nipotina – $4.00
  • Uncommon James – $7.50
  • Asfoora – $11.00
  • Overpass – $15.00

Complete The Quokka odds available at Bet365.

Best bookmakers for The Quokka

Considering The Quokka is the highlight of the WA Racing Carnival, a majority of online bookmakers will have markets out for the race a couple of months out from the race.

The Quokka betting is open well in advance of the Ascot racecourse event, with bookmakers traditionally opening markets when nominations begin to trickle in. 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.

The top online bookmakers for The Quokka odds will also have horse betting apps for the main Australian smartphones, which are Android and iOS. HorseBetting recommends taking advantage of these free downloads to maximise your ability to accept free bets and promotions.

These bookmakers offer markets on The Quokka horse race:

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The Quokka 2023 Slot Holders

2023 The Quokka Slot Holders.

The Quokka field is open to 14 slot holders at a cost of $200,000 each. Slot holders get to select their horse for the race.

The Quokka is the latest big-money slot race to be introduced by a racing jurisdiction.

The Quokka Slot Holders & Horses

Tabtouch – Amelia’s Jewel

The pride of WA Racing, Amelia’s Jewel, will be looking to add The Quokka alongside her win in the Group 1 Northerly Stakes.


Ladbrokes – Bella Nipotina

The Ciaron Maher & Daivd Eustace-trained Bella Nipotina claimed the Group 1 Manikato Stakes in 2022 and will venture across The Nullarbor to try and claim The Quokka.


Morton Racing – Resortman

The Michael Lane-trained Resortman will be looking to cause an upset in The Quokka as he fills the slot owned by Morton Racing


Magic Bloodstock – Shades Of Rose

Bjorn Baker will send his star sprinter Shades Of Rose to The Quokka, in a bid to establish his mare as one of the best up-and-coming sprinters in Australia.


Sea Corporation / Mt Hallowell Studd – Uncommon James

Having claimed the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate and finishing second in The Galaxy, Uncommon James from the Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted barn will be looking to build on his already impressive record when he steps out in The Quokka.


Sportsbet – Asfoora

Henry Dwyer will send his speedy mare Asfoora to tackle The Quokka in a bid to stamp herself as one of the best young sprinters in the land.


The Chief Racing Syndicate – Trix Of The Trade

Trix Of The Trade was a smart winner in the 2022 Railway Stakes and will be pushing for more success in The Quokka.


Jack Lee-Steere Thoroughbreds – Bustler

Bustler will be looking to turn the tables on the likes of Amelia’s Jewel when he lines up in The Quokka.


Lindsey Smith Racing – Massimo

Massimo will be looking to add The Quokka to his resume alongside his win in the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes in the spring of 2022.


Perth Racing – Hot Zed

Hot Zed, the winner of the Listed Pinjarra Classic will be looking to take the next step when he competes in The Quokka.


Peters Investments – Western Knight

The famous Bob Peters colours will be represented in The Quokka by emerging sprinter Western Knight.


RAM Racing Syndicate – Overpass

Overpass will be the second of Bjorn Baker’s runners in The Quokka and will be looking to bring up his first win in over a year in the 1200m scamper.


Rapid Equine Breeding – Red Can Man

Rapid Equine Breeding will be represented by Red Can Man who managed to finish second behind Amelia’s Jewel in the Roma Cup last time out.


Sports Entertainment Network (SEN) – Kementari

Can Kementari wind back the clock and be at his absolute best to take out The Quokka and cause a massive upset?

2023 The Quokka Final Field

No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 Silks
James Cummings
Damien Oliver
2 Silks
Bjorn Baker
Joshua Parr
3 Silks
Trix Of The Trade
Colin Webster
Troy Turner
4 Silks
Uncommon James
Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted
Ben Thompson
5 Silks
Chris & Michael Gangemi
Clint Johnston-Porter
6 Silks
Red Can Man
Steve Wolfe
Shaun McGruddy
7 Silks
Michael Lane
Brad Rawiller
8 Silks
Hot Zed
Lou Luciani
Chris Parnham
9 Silks
Western Knight
Adam Durrant
William Pike
10 Silks
Bella Nipotina
Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
Ben Melham
11 Silks
Shades Of Rose
Bjorn Baker
Rachel King
12 Silks
Henry Dwyer
Mitchell Aitken
13 Silks
Neville Parnham
Steven Parnham
14 Silks
Amelia’s Jewel
Simon Miller
Patrick Carbery
15 Silks
Comfort Me (1E)
Rhys Radford
16 Silks
Acromantula (2E)
Daniel & Ben Pearce
17 Silks
Startrade (3E)
Daniel Morton
18 Silks
Titan Blinders (4E)
Chris & Michael Gangemi

2023 The Quokka result will update this page once the result for the inaugural edition of The Quokka has been decided.

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