Ladbrokes Tip: The Roses is the key lead-up race for fillies into the Queensland Oaks each winter
The Queensland Oaks a Group 1 race held during the annual Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival taking place on a Saturday in late May or early June at Eagle Farm Racecourse Racecourse (Doomben from 2017-2019). Open only to three-year-old fillies the event is run at set weights, each runner carrying 56.5kg, over a staying distance of 2200m (previously over 2400m up until 2017).
The Queensland Oaks offers a total of $600,000 in prize money. The Group 2 The Roses (2000m) held a fortnight earlier at Doomben Racecourse offers a ballot exemption into the Queensland Oaks field and is the key lead-up to the Group 1 – Scarlett Lady (2011) the last filly to do the double before Youngstar (2018).
The key support acts on the Queensland Oaks Day program are the Group 2 Moreton Cup and the Group 3 Queensland Sapphire Stakes.
The latest edition of the Queensland Oaks ran on Saturday June 5, 2021 and was won by the favourite Duais for young horseman Ed Cummings.
Queensland Oaks 2021 Results
The complete 2021 Queensland Oaks Results & Finishing Order will be provided below once the Group 1 takes place on Saturday June 5, 2021.
- 1st: #1 Duais
- 2nd: #8 Charms Star
- 3rd: #10 Signora Nera
The Ed Cummings-trained ATC Oaks runner-up Duais ($2.80F) franked the form out of the Sydney race with an impressive 2.5 length win fresh to dominate the Queensland Oaks 2021 results defeating the Chris Waller-trained duo of Charms Star (2nd) and Signora Nera (3rd).
Queensland Oaks Race Info
- Date: Saturday June 5, 2021
- Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
- Distance: 2200m
- Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $600,000
- First Run: 1951
Queensland Oaks Odds
Futures Queensland Oaks betting opens weeks in advance of the race offering pre-field prices on the likely fillies heading towards the classic. The Queensland Oaks odds on the final field firm once the last round of acceptances is released, and many punters prefer to wait until this time to place their bets.
Fillies coming off a dominant run in The Roses at Doomben often lead the Queensland Oaks markets and the last to complete the double was Youngstar (2018). In 2014 Tinto ran second in The Roses before winning the Queensland Oaks, while Arabian Gold won that year’s The Roses before her Oaks second next-up.
Favourites have a strong recent record in the Queensland Oaks with seven from 2006 – 2021 saluting for the punters as the top fancy in betting including Egg Tart ($3.10 in 2017) and Youngstar ($3.70 in 2018) – both trained by Chris Waller, and the Ed Cummings-trained Duais ($2.80 in 2021).
The last double-figure Queensland Oaks winner to score a notable upset was Miss Keepsake ($31 in 2010). There was a surprise winner at big Queensland Oaks odds in 2019 with Winning Ways (20/1).
2021 Queensland Oaks Odds & Betting
The Queensland Oaks 2021 odds and Group 1 betting markets on the fillies’ staying showdown this winter are provided below so check out the odds for Brisbane winter race selections.
Early market betting odds on the 2021 Queensland Oaks 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 Oaks Field
The Queensland Oaks field features a line-up of the winter’s best three-year-old staying fillies, many stepping out over the mile and a half for the first time that campaign.
There is a host of earlier races offering a Queensland Oaks ballot exemption to the winner: the previous year’s VRC Oaks in Melbourne, the New Zealand Oaks, Auckland Racing Club Championship Stakes, Sydney’s ATC Oaks and South Australia’s Australasian Oaks. In Brisbane, The Roses produces the bulk of the fillies in the Queensland Oaks field.
Superstar mare Winx (2015) posted her maiden Group 1 win in the Queensland Oaks during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Photo Credit: Daniel Costello.
The largest Queensland Oaks field in recent years was 20 starters in 2002 when Mon Mekki won from barrier 4 as a $51 roughie. The smallest recent Queensland Oaks field featured only seven runners in 1991 when Triscay was successful.
The Queensland Oaks nominations close on a Tuesday in early May, about a month before the race followed by first acceptances three weeks’ later. The final field of Queensland Oaks acceptances is released on the Tuesday before the race runs on the Saturday.
2021 Queensland Oaks Field
The official line-up of three-year-old winter fillies for Eagle Farm’s Queensland Oaks 2021 field is announced on the Tuesday of race week and will be published below along with the full barrier draw.
The 2021 Queensland Oaks final field is now out featuring 14 fillies including Chris Waller’s The Roses winner Only Words and the ATC Oaks runner-up Duais both drawn wide in gates 13 and 12 respectively.
2021 Queensland Oaks First Acceptances
The Queensland Oaks 2021 first acceptances are taken on Wednesday the 26th of May, 2021 narrowing down the list of potential fillies in the winter staying showdown.
The 2021 Queensland Oaks first acceptances are down to just 17 hopeful fillies led in betting by Edward Cummings’ Australian Oaks runner-up Duais.
||CHARMS STAR (NZ)
||Anthony & Sam Freedman
||GRACE AND HARMONY (NZ)
||ONLY WORDS (NZ)
||SIGNORA NERA (NZ)
||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
||Grant & Peter Dalziel
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2021 Queensland Oaks Nominations
The early Queensland Oaks 2021 Nominations are taken by Racing Queensland on a Tuesday in early May along with all the other major Group 1 winter races in Brisbane.
The 2021 Queensland Oaks nominations are now out featuring 77 hopefuls led by the ATC Oaks runner-up Duais.
Queensland Oaks Form Guide
The Queensland Oaks form guide features all the essential info punters need before enjoying a bet including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the fillies in the field. Barriers 11 has produced thee winners in recent years including Duais (11 of 13 in 2021).
Favourites perform well in the race and the latest top fancy to salute for the punters being Duais ($2.80 in 2021). Prior to her, Egg Tart ($3.10 in 2017) was the first since stablemate Winx ($1.90 2015).
Queensland Oaks Form Facts
- The Doomben Roses has produced more Queensland Oaks winners than any other lead-up
- Single-figure fancies in Queensland Oaks betting have dominated the results in the past decade
- Barriers one and 11 are historically the most successful in the race (since 1983)
2021 Queensland Oaks Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Queensland Oaks 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Queensland Oaks Tips
Looking for fillies proven over 2000 – 2400m, the best performers out of The Roses, runners that finished top four in the lead-up and runners with winning form in Brisbane are all key Queensland Oaks tips.
The Roses produced 12 of the Queensland Oaks winners from 2005 – 2020, and only three winners in that time ran worse than fourth in the lead-up to the Group 1 when Riva San (2008) improved on a ninth in The Roses to win, the New Zealand-trained Provocative came off a sixth back home for her victory in 2016 and Winning Ways (2019) improved off her Roses eighth to score an upset in the Oaks.
2021 Queensland Oaks Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Queensland Oaks 2021 betting tips and exotic race selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the fillies to back and sack in the mile and a half Brisbane winter racing feature.
Queensland Oaks Results
Notable upset recent Queensland Oaks results include Winning Ways ($21 in 2019), Miss Keepsake ($31 in 2010) and Riva San ($26 in 2008).
The most famous Queensland Oaks winners in recent history include subsequent dual Cox Plate champion Winx (2015), Scarlett Lady (2011), Eskimo Queen (2007) and that year’s Melbourne Cup winning mare Ethereal (2001).
Queensland Oaks Winners
Race Not Held (COVID-19)
||Nothin Leica Cat
||Walk In The Park
||Rose Of Sharon
||Stars In Flight