Victory Stakes 2022

Saturday April 30, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The Victory Stakes is a traditional lead-up into the Doomben 10,000

The Victory Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Eagle Farm Racecourse, or in recent years Doomben Racecourse, and is one of the first features of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Run over 1200m the sprint showdown has a total of $250,000 on offer, the event was formerly known as the Sir Byrne Hart Stakes and is run under weight-for-age conditions.

For 2020 the Victory Stakes ran in late May offering a reduced $175,000 as part of a smaller Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also ran as a set weights plus penalties event instead of weight-for-age to make it the key Stradbroke Handicap lead-up.

In 2021 the Victory Stakes was moved back to early May to run on the same card as the Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1600m).

The Victory Stakes is an early lead-up to some of the carnival’s Group 1 majors including the Doomben 10,000 Doomben a fortnight later and the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup (1350m) – formerly the BTC Cup.

The latest edition of the Victory Stakes took place on Saturday April 30, 2022 and was won by the Robert & Luke Price-trained Doomben 10,000 hopeful Count De Rupee ($7.50). 

Victory Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 30, 2022
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $250,000
  • First Run: 1980

2022 Victory Stakes Results

The complete Victory Stakes Results 2022 and Finishing Order will be available below once the race takes place at on Saturday April 30, 2022.

  • 1st: #2 Count De Rupee ($7.50)
  • 2nd: #7 Scallopini
  • 3rd: #12 Jamaea

The Robert & Luke Price-trained Count De Rupee ($7.50) returned to winning form posting a narrow victory in the Victory Stakes 2022 results in Brisbane ahead of a next-up run in the opening Group 1 race of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival – the Doomben 10,000 on May 14.

Victory Stakes Betting

Victory Stakes betting markets are usually led by proven sprinters with a good strike rate over the 1200m. Local advantage at Eagle Farm Racecourse (or Doomben) has been key in recent years as well with the likes of Buffering (2011 and 2013) and Temple Of Boom (2014) holding off horses from interstate.

Runners that features in the previous year’s edition are often higher up the Victory Stakes odds for the next season if backing up  and the race can feature in doubles betting with upcoming Group 1 races like the Doomben 10,000 and Kingsford-Smith Cup (formerly the BTC Cup).

In 2021 the previous season’s runner-up Niccanova went one better to score an upset win at $12.

2022 Victory Stakes Odds

The season’s top Victory Stakes 2022 betting odds on the potential Group 1 winter runners will be available here on race week so stay tuned for access to the best Eagle Farm racing odds and offers.

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

Victory Stakes Field

The Victory Stakes field attracts sprinters from both local and interstate stables, many of which come off runs in the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

In 2016 the Victory Stakes winner Fell Swoop came off a second in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick earlier in the month. Horses out of the Victory Stakes field may back up in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) at Doomben Racecourse two weeks later.

Victory Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday and the final field along with barriers are released on the Wednesday.

2022 Victory Stakes Field

The official Victory Stakes 2022 Final Field of sprinters and barrier draw will be available below once announced the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see what Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival hopes are in the mix for the Doomben 10,000 lead-up this season.

The 2022 Victory Stakes field features a quality line-up of winter-bound sprinters led in betting by the Rob Heathcote-trained Rothfire and Tony Gollan’s consistent six-year-old Baller.

Victory Stakes 2017 betting odds online at Ladbrokes

Champion sprinter Buffering won multiple editions of the Victory Stakes in 2011 and 2013. Photo Credit: Daniel Costello.

2022 Victory Stakes Nominations

The Victory Stakes nominations 2022 nominations close the Monday of race week.

Rob Heathcote’s returning four-year-old Rothfire, Group 1 winner of the 2020 JJ Atkins, headlines the 2022 Victory Stakes nominations for this weekend in Brisbane.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 5x11x3220x BALLER G 6 Tony Gollan 102
2 3x1321x002 COUNT DE RUPEE G 4 Robert & Luke Price
3 1111×68 IT’S ME M 5 Brett Cavanough
4 1x418x9380 JAMAEA F 3 Robert & Luke Price
5 005x43244x NICCANOVA G 8 Steve Tregea 104
6 1x0x4111x0 QUANTICO G 5 John O’Shea
7 0x1745x240 RANCH HAND C 3 Chris Waller
8 x11x14x47x ROTHFIRE G 4 Robert Heathcote
9 46x662x61x SCALLOPINI G 7 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted 102
10 1610x5796x SHAQUERO C 3 Chris Waller 90
11 x225276x74 SIMPLY FLY G 4 Rex Lipp & Nicholas Hahn 87.5
12 11630x362x STARTANTES F 3 Robert Heathcote 98
13 494x62412x VEGA ONE G 6 Tony Gollan 110
14 910x20x798 WILD PLANET G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Victory Stakes Tips

Top Victory Stakes tips include looking for proven performers at the track / distance, those coming out of tougher Sydney autumn lead-ups like the TJ Smith Stakes and horses drawn well at the Eagle Farm track.

If a top class horse features in the field they are usually the ones to get behind with the likes of Swiss Ace (2008-09) and Buffering (2011 & 2013) saluting for punters in multiple editions of the race.

More recently in 2019 the classy mare I Am Excited won the Victory Stakes improving on her third behind Impending in the previous year’s race.

2022 Victory Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Victory Stakes 2022 betting tips and Group 2 racing selections will be detailed below leading up to the Eagle Farm showdown so bookmark this page for the winter sprinters to back and sack on way to the bigger Brisbane races of the season.

  • To Win: #11 Startantes ($9.50 at time of publish)

We’ve got a cracking edition of the Victory Stakes coming up and happy to take on the returning favourite Rothfire and tip the stablemate Startantes. Rob Heathcote’s Star Turn filly is putting together a very nice record and flies under the radar here at close to $10. She’s drawn a treat in barrier five and her lead-up run in Sydney’s Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) when finishing a devastatingly close second to Hinged in the mud in late February was nothing short of outstanding. She’s been freshened-up since, trialled well at Doomben earlier in the month and is four-from-six over the distance. Ticking plenty of boxes and looks great value.

Victory Stakes Form Guide

The Victory Stakes form guide features all the must know info like saddlecloth numbers, barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up form for all horses in the field. Studying the Victory Stakes form for sprinters with good form over 1200m, Group 1 performers from the Sydney Autumn Carnival and local hopes with a nice Eagle Farm strike-rate can help with tipping.

The Victory Stakes form has also stacked up in the subsequent Group 1 Brisbane Winter Carnival races in recent years like the BTC Cup that Victory Stakes winners Buffering (2011), Swiss Ace (2008) and Mitanni (2007) all went on to place in. The BTC Cup however is now run over 1300m later in the Carnival and the Doomben 10,000 is now the likely next-up target for horses out of the Victory Stakes.

The 2021 Victory Stakes form was franked with the runner-up Vega One taking out the Kingsford-Smith Cup next start and then backing-up to run second to Tofane in the Stradbroke Handicap.

 2022 Victory Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Victory Stakes 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Victory Stakes Results

Victory Stakes results have been dominated by nice types over the years with local runners saluting more often than not.

Notable Victory Stakes winners from the past decade include Swiss Ace (2008-09), Buffering (2011 & 2013), Temple Of Boom (2014) and Srikandi (2015).

Victory Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2022 Count De Rupee Scallopini Jamaea 1:09.6
2021 Niccanova Vega One Pennino 1:11.9
2020 Victorem Niccanova Deep Image 1:10.6
2019 I Am Excited Redzel Jonker 1:09.6
2018 Impending Most Important I Am Excited 1:10.0
2017 Music Magnate Hopfgarten Miss Cover Girl 1:13.2
2016 Fell Swoop Didntcostalot Artlee 1:09.0
2015 Srikandi Ball Of Muscle Dances On Stars 1:09.6
2014 Temple Of Boom Spirit Of Boom Snitzerland 1:09.0
2013 Buffering Spirit Of Boom Albrecht 1:08.5
2012 Not held
2011 Buffering Atomic Force Azzaland 1:13.0
2010 Ghetto Blaster The Jackal Albert The Fat 1:09.6
2009 Swiss Ace Sniper’s Bullet Red Element 1:09.7
2008 Swiss Ace Atapi Dance The Waves 1:09.8
2007 Mitanni Anwaar Tellem 1:09.7
2006 All Bar One Falaise Impaler 1:08.5
2005 Wager Deuxieme Dezigna 1:21.9
2004 Only Words Our Egyptian Raine Defier 1:25.8
2003 Tit For Taat Scenic Peak Mr Bureaucrat 1:21.5
2002 Mr Bureaucrat Salgado Faiza 1:23.3
2001 Make Mine Magic Play Station Camarena 1:20.8
2000 Cheiron Narwong City Fair 1:22.8