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 May 1, 2021 and was won by Joe Pride’s consistent Sydney raider Private Eye.
2021 Queensland Guineas Results
- 1st: #4 Private Eye
- 2nd: #1 Apache Chase
- 3rd: #8 Kukeracha
The official Queensland Guineas 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be published in full below once the race is run and won on Saturday May 1, 2021.
The Joe Pride-trained Sydney visitor Private Eye ($2.50) was too good enjoying a dominant Queensland Guineas 2021 win over the beaten favourite Apache Chase ($2.40) ahead of a potential Group 1 Stradbroke bid this winter.
Queensland Guineas Race Info
- Date: Saturday May 1, 2021
- Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $350,000
- First Run: 1896
Queensland Guineas Odds & 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.
2021 Queensland Guineas Betting
The season’s updated Queensland Guineas 2021 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 2021 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
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.
2021 Queensland Guineas Field
The official Queensland Guineas 2021 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.
Desleigh Forster’s last start Listed Daybreak Lover Stakes winner Apache Chase headlines the 2021 Queensland Guineas field of 10 this weekend in Brisbane.
- Scratched: #3 Mass Destruction (9); #9 Sagacious (6)
2021 Queensland Guineas Nominations
The Queensland Guineas 2021 nominations are taken by Racing Queensland on the Monday of race week.
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.
2021 Queensland Guineas Form Guide
Punters can access a full Queensland Guineas 2021 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.
2021 Queensland Guineas Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Queensland Guineas 2021 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: #1 Apache Chase ($3.10 at time of publish)
Desleigh Forster’s in-form Apache Chase is batting for favouritism with the Joe Pride-trained Sydney raider Private Eye, but like the chances of the local hope. Veteran hoop Jim Byrne partners the Better Than Ready gelding from the outside alley, but has time to overcome the alley over the mile. This up-and-comer won the Listed Daybreak Lover Stakes here with the same weight over 1400m by nearly three lengths and looks fit and ready to fire over the 1600m.
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 Sizzling (2013), Pear Tart (2012), Rothesay (2010) and Turffontein (2008).
Queensland Guineas Winners
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