Queensland Guineas 2022

Saturday April 30, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The Queensland Guineas serves as a good Queensland Derby lead-up each season

The Queensland Guineas is a Group 2 race for three-year-olds previously held at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Stradbroke Handicap Day during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival each June.

After the event was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, the new-look Winter Carnival for 2021 has the Queensland Guineas taking place on its own feature race day in early May on the same day Adelaide hosts the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes.

Run at set weights over 1600m, the mile showdown is one of two Group 2 races held at the meeting along with the Group 2 Victory Stakes for Stradbroke Handicap types.

In 2017 and 2018 the Queensland Guineas and other Stradbroke Handicap Day races, many of which also changed distances to accommodate the change of location, ran at Doomben.

Offering $350,000 in total prize money, the Queensland Guineas is a lucrative race for middle-distance three-year-olds that now serves as a lead-up into the mile-and-a-half of the Group 1 Queensland Derby.

The Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1400m) at Doomben was considered a key lead-up to the Queensland Guineas before its rescheduling.

The Queensland Guineas winner also now earns a ballot free ride into the $1.2 million Group 2 The Q22 (2200m) – a rebranded weight-for-age race held at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Stradbroke Day in mid-June.

The latest edition of the Queensland Guineas took place on Saturday April 30, 2022 and was won by the James Cummings-trained Character ($6) in a nice return to form. 

2022 Queensland Guineas Results

  • 1st: #2 Character ($6)
  • 2nd: #4 Dark Destroyer
  • 3rd: #12 Ashgrove

The Godolphin-raced Character ($6) atoned for his last start flop in the ATC Derby, the Teofilo gelding given a perfectly-timed and patient ride by James Orman to burst through the middle the closing stages and hold out the Kiwi raider Dark Destroyer in the 2022 Queensland Guineas results.

The official Queensland Guineas 2022 Results & Finishing Order will be published in full below once the race is run and won on Saturday April 30, 2022.

Queensland Guineas Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 30, 2022
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $350,000
  • First Run: 1896

Queensland Guineas Betting

Queensland Guineas odds are usually dominated by smart three-year-olds with proven ability over the mile (1600m). Previous winning form in Brisbane and Group 1 race experience in tougher company also help determine the runners sitting at the top of the Queensland Guineas betting markets each winter.

2022 Queensland Guineas Odds

The season’s updated Queensland Guineas 2022 odds on the hopeful three-year-olds targeting the Group 2 event will be available right here leading-up to the race so stay tuned for the best Brisbane betting markets.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Queensland Guineas will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Queensland Guineas Field

Queensland Guineas betting at Ladbrokes

Tsaritsa (2016) beat home the boys in the Queensland Guineas results. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

The Queensland Guineas field attracts a collection of promising three-year-old milers from both local Brisbane stables and interstate.

Three-year-olds could also have previous Guineas experience in the previous spring’s Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in Melbourne before progressing onto the Group 3 Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m).

Queensland Guineas nominations close the Monday before the race runs that Saturday followed by the final field of acceptances on the Wednesday.

2022 Queensland Guineas Field

The official Queensland Guineas 2022 Final Field & Barriers will be published in full below on the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see what three-year-olds make the cut for the $350,000 event.

The Godolphin-raced Character drawn the rails headlines Saturday’s Queensland Guineas 2022 final field and betting markets at Eagle Farm.

  • Scratched: #10 Green Belt (13); #11 Three Wise Men (8)

2022 Queensland Guineas Nominations

The Queensland Guineas 2022 nominations are taken by Racing Queensland on the Monday of race week.

Declaration Of War colt Green Belt headlines the early 2022 Queensland Guineas nominations for Saturday’s feature race in Brisbane.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 26270×1 ANTONIO GIOVANNI C 3 Chris Waller 62
2 3313×5 ASHGROVE C 3 Tony Gollan 65
3 3x12150x53 BEND THE KNEE C 3 John O’Shea 78
4 110x07x154 CAPE BRETON G 3 Chris Waller 74
5 41428×1310 CHARACTER G 3 James Cummings 89
6 521324×177 COASTWATCH G 3 Chris Waller
7 313511×7 DARK DESTROYER (NZ) G 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 85
8 1x227x3 DYNASTIES F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 68
9 42311113×4 FESTIVAL DANCER F 3 Matthew Smith 79
10 11×2 GREEN BELT (USA) C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 72.5
11 5146×33 KIPLING’S JOURNEY G 3 Peter & Will Hulbert 59
12 x3154x1123 MENAZZI G 3 Stuart Kendrick 70
13 1223×77132 RED WAVE G 3 Tony & Maddysen Sears 66
14 13×2 SEA RIPPLE F 3 Chris Munce 61
15 86123×161 SOUTHERN STOCK (NZ) G 3 Chris Munce 72
16 4×7412143 SWORD POINT C 3 Chris Waller 78
17 739x17x886 THREE WISE MEN G 3 Edward Cummings 63
18 2124×1 WHITEWATER G 3 David Vandyke 67

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Queensland Guineas Form Guide

The Queensland Guineas form guide details all the essential information for punters including the trainers, jockeys, barriers and lead-up runs of the three-year-olds in the field. When doing the Queensland Guineas form it is good to look for horses with a good record over the mile and previous winning form in Queensland.

The Queensland Guineas form has also stacked up in tougher races in recent years including in 2012 when the filly Pear Tart backed up from her win over the boys to take out the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m). In 2016 Tsaritsa also saluted in the Queensland Guineas as a filly, so looking for the in-form female gallopers on the Queensland Guineas form guide could prove crucial.

The 2021 Queensland Guineas form was franked with the winner Private Eye later winning Sydney’s Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) that spring.

2022 Queensland Guineas Form Guide

Punters can access a full Queensland Guineas 2022 Form Guide complete with race commentary the week of the event by following the provided link.

Queensland Guineas Tips

Looking for three-year-olds with form over the track and distance or that come off a top three Brisbane lead-up run are good Queensland Guineas betting tips.

Other tips for picking the season’s Queensland Guineas winner are keeping an eye on the results of the Sydney autumn races, as well as gallopers that may have run over a mile in Group 1 company earlier in the season.

2022 Queensland Guineas Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Queensland Guineas 2022 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race with the three-year-olds to back and sack in the Group 2 Brisbane event.

  • To Win: #3 Bend The Knee ($5.50 at time of publish) 

A number of livewire chances in this year’s Guineas field, but think the John O’Shea-trained Bend The Knee third-up has what it takes. The Snitzel colt presents fit ahead of his first assignment at mile. The Eagle Farm track should suit and he was good in the wet in Sydney earlier in the month over 1400m. Crowded that run at a crucial stage and looks better suited here.

Queensland Guineas Results

Queensland Guineas results have been mixed for punters in recent years with the longest priced champ from the past decade being Jabali ($31) in 2015. Sir Moments ($14 in 2014) also scored an upset Queensland Guineas result as did Salsonic ($14 in 2017).

Notable Queensland Guineas winners include Private Eye (2021), Sizzling (2013), Pear Tart (2012), Rothesay (2010) and Turffontein (2008).

Queensland Guineas Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2022 Character Dark Destroyer Ashgrove 1:35.8
2021 Private Eye Apache Chase Kukeracha 1:37.6
2020Race not held
2019 Kolding Baccarat Baby Pohutukawa 1:35.3
2018 Sambro Seaway Magnufighter 1:38.0
2017 Salsonic Volpino Niccanova 1:34.8
2016 Tsaritsa Denmagic Sold For Song 1:36.9
2015 Jabali Bachman Merion 1:34.6
2014 Sir Moments Liberty’s Choice Ryker 1:22.9
2013 Sizzling Dances On Stars Lucky Hussler 1:24.2
2012 Pear Tart Free Wheeling Stradon 1:26.1
2011 Torio’s Quest Benny’s Buttons Spot The Rock 1:35.4
2010 Rothesay Launay Fifteen Carat 1:33.7
2009 Express Air Marveen La Etoile 1:39.8
2008 Turffontein Royal Discretion Pepperwood 1:40.4
2007 Sequential Charm J Adane Danleigh 1:35.5
2006 Nova Star Fashions Afield Funlove 1:36.5
2005 Saxon Hit The Road Special Times 1:35.9
2004 Winning Belle Toulouse Lautrec Little Punc 1:40.3
2003 True Glo Sportsman King Of Them All 1:33.3
2002 Regent Street Galroof Deuxienne 1:35.6
2001 Heroism Yoruba Pimpala Player 1:34.3
2000 Magnifier Fairway Make Mine Magic 1:34.8