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 or, in recent years, Doomben Racecourse due to the unsuitable racing surface at Eagle Farm. Open only to three-year-old fillies the event is run at set weights, each runner carrying 56.5kg, over a staying distance of 2400m.
In 2017 and 2018 the Queensland Oaks was moved from Eagle Farm to Doomben Racecourse and was contested over 2200m due to poor Eagle Farm track conditions.
The Queensland Oaks offers a total of $500,000 in prize money. The Group 2 The Roses (2000m) held a fortnight earlier at Doomben Racecourse offers a ballot exemption into the Queensland Oaks and is the key lead-up to the Group 1 and Scarlett Lady (2011) was the last to do the double.
The next edition of the Queensland Oaks runs on Saturday May 26, 2018.
Queensland Oaks Race Info
- Date: Saturday May 26, 2018
- Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse (Doomben Racecourse in 2017 & 2018)
- Distance: 2400m (2200m in 2017 & 2018)
- Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $500,000
- 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 Scarlett Lady (2011). 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 five of the 11 winners from 2006 – 2017 saluting for the punters as the top fancy in betting including Egg Tart ($3.10 in 2017). The last double-figure Queensland Oaks winner to score a notable upset was Miss Keepsake ($31 in 2010).
2018 Queensland Oaks Odds & Betting
The Queensland Oaks 2018 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.
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.
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 Wednesday in May, about a month before the race. The final field of Queensland Oaks acceptances is released on the Wednesday before the race runs on the Saturday.
2018 Queensland Oaks Field
The official line-up of three-year-old winter fillies for Eagle Farm’s Queensland Oaks 2018 field has been announced and published below along with the full barrier draw and race form guide.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||arrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||5116×50376||ALOISIA (NZ)||Ciaron Maher||Damian Browne||7||56.5kg||104|
|2||165×454222||SHEEZDASHING||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damien Thornton||3||56.5kg||82|
|3||54×3111||YOUNGSTAR||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||4||56.5kg||86|
|4||1221×217||SAVACOOL (NZ)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||12||56.5kg||77|
|5||213122||ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ)||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||2||56.5kg||80|
|6||65132×2212||TINKERMOSA (NZ)||John Sargent||Jeff Lloyd||9||56.5kg||73|
|7||89035×1163||HIGHWAY||Steve Englebrecht||Deanne Panya||10||56.5kg||72|
|8||213x60x096||JOYFILLY OURS (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||5||56.5kg||78|
|9||x579x12147||PLAY THAT SONG||Michael Moroney||Michael Cahill||15||56.5kg||68|
|10||741380×574||CORAL COAST||Anthony Freedman||Mark Zahra||16||56.5kg||70|
|11||148811||TERRA SANCTA (NZ)||Tony Pike||Jim Byrne||8||56.5kg||70|
|12||31×56991||IMPULSIVE||Chris Waller||Corey Brown||6||56.5kg||68|
|13||23×7132||MISS SHANTI||Chris Waller||Tye Angland||1||56.5kg||66|
|14||2322605725||DELANEY’S DESIRE||Matt Kropp||–||14||56.5kg||58|
|15||6415×5462||PROTEST||Bryan & Daniel Guy||Craig Williams||13||56.5kg||62|
|16||6×631||SHE’S RELIABLE (NZ)||Kelly Schweida||–||11||56.5kg||60|
2018 Queensland Oaks First Acceptances
The list of three-year-old winter staying fillies heading towards the Queensland Oaks field will be narrowed down with the official Queensland Oaks 2018 First Acceptances closing on Wednesday May 16, 2018.
2018 Queensland Oaks Nominations
The early Queensland Oaks 2018 Nominations are taken by Racing Queensland on a Tuesday in early May along with all the other major Group 1 winter races in Brisbane and will be available below.
The official 2018 Queensland Oaks Nominations attracted 77 three-year-old fillies including last start The Bracelet winner Torvill who leads early betting for dual QLD Oaks winning trainer Clarry Conners.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer|
|1||5862x463x1||AFRICAN RAINBOW||F||3||Bjorn Baker|
|2||x5116x5037||ALOISIA (NZ)||F||3||Ciaron Maher|
|4||21312||ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ)||F||3||Chris Waller|
|6||x564157x30||BEACH DRUM||F||3||Matt Kropp|
|7||x122212x30||BOOM BOOM EPIC||F||3||Toby Edmonds|
|8||2102×23004||BRING ME ROSES||F||3||Tony McEvoy|
|10||x211x41138||CHILLY CHA CHA (NZ)||F||3||Kris Lees|
|11||49×2235||CINCINNATI RED (NZ)||F||3||Leon & Troy Corstens|
|12||741380×57||CORAL COAST||F||3||Anthony Freedman|
|13||8×23226057||DELANEY’S DESIRE||F||3||Matt Kropp|
|14||14×29632||EARTH ANGEL||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|15||5130||GLAMOROUS MISS||F||3||Matthew Dunn|
|16||3451×62155||GLOBAL THINKING||F||3||Shaune Ritchie|
|19||1332||I’M BUXOM (NZ)||F||3||Danny O’Brien|
|21||3117||INSPIRANTE (FR)||F||3||Ciaron Maher|
|22||532x3x211x||ITALIA BELLA||F||3||Stuart Kendrick|
|23||52213x60x0||JOYFILLY OURS (NZ)||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|24||3245||JUNGLE FISH||F||3||Michael Kent|
|26||1×0||KITTY’S OWN||F||3||Jason Attard|
|27||342×1128||LA SCOPA||F||3||Matthew Dunn|
|28||30x7710x||LADY CARTIER||F||3||Brent Stanley|
|29||349443||LUCKY DEALEN||F||3||Kevin Kemp|
|30||41||LUSKINTYRE LASS||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|31||39x25111x5||MAGIC SEARCH||F||3||David Pfieffer|
|32||31×11||MISHANI VAIDRA||F||3||Ben Currie|
|33||23×713||MISS SHANTI||F||3||Chris Waller|
|34||6×80323||MISSY MUSKETEER||F||3||Kim Loy|
|35||50x871x657||ORDOS HONOR||F||3||Chris Waller|
|37||8x579x1214||PLAY THAT SONG||F||3||Michael Moroney|
|39||331372||PRETTY TO SEA (NZ)||F||3||Ciaron Maher|
|40||6522×183||PRINCESS MIA||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|41||6415×546||PROTEST||F||3||Bryan & Daniel Guy|
|42||6x97470x74||PURE SCOT||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|43||3371||QUEEN LEONORA (NZ)||F||3||Danny O’Brien|
|45||75×281||REBEL ROSE||F||3||Darren Weir|
|46||97148×7910||RELIABLE DAME (NZ)||F||3||Anthony Freedman|
|47||5x55x||RELIABLE LASS (NZ)||F||3||Liam Birchley|
|48||433||ROYAL ANTHEM||F||3||Anthony & Edward Cummings|
|49||13850×30||RUBY RED HEART||F||3||Desleigh Forster|
|50||35143||SAINT KATARINA||F||3||Chris Waller|
|51||1221×21||SAVACOOL (NZ)||F||3||Chris Waller|
|52||032||SAZAVEE||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|53||9x24x4151||SECOND THOUGHT||F||3||Henry Dwyer|
|54||8x6060x174||SEKALI||F||3||Leon & Troy Corstens|
|55||2×41181||SEMARI (NZ)||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|56||736154×276||SHE SALUTES||F||3||Paul Butterworth|
|57||6×6||SHE’S RELIABLE (NZ)||F||3||Kelly Schweida|
|58||522×422235||SKATE TO PARIS||F||3||Chris Munce|
|59||x348570x12||SMOOTH LANDING||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|60||4111x695x2||SNAPCHAT GIRL||F||3||Les Kelly|
|61||341936×191||SNOGGING||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|63||3×23312599||STELLA VICTORIA||F||3||Robert Heathcote|
|64||42×244||STOCK UP (NZ)||F||3||Scott Singleton|
|66||4613722||TEDDER AVENUE||F||3||Kevin Kemp|
|67||3x611x52||TEMPLE OF BEL||F||3||Tony McEvoy|
|68||1488x||TERRA SANCTA (NZ)||F||3||Tony Pike|
|69||4×511211||THINK BLEUE||F||3||Darren Weir|
|70||0x6219||THINK I’M DREAMING||F||3||Henry Dwyer|
|71||65132×22||TINKERMOSA (NZ)||F||3||John Sargent|
|73||5581||TWILIGHTER (NZ)||F||3||Chris Waller|
|74||16||VIA VENETO||F||3||Chris Waller|
|75||5423521||WAR PIGLET||F||3||Henry Dwyer|
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 one and 11 have both produced two winners in recent years so gates aren’t crucial to win the Queensland Oaks.
Favourites perform well in the race and the latest top fancy to salute for the punters being Egg Tart ($3.10 in 2017) who 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
- Barrier one is historically the most successful in the race (since 1983)
2018 Queensland Oaks Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Queensland Oaks 2018 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 10 of the 13 Queensland Oaks winners from 2005 – 2017, and only two 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 and the New Zealand-trained Provocative came off a sixth back home for her victory in 2016.
2018 Queensland Oaks Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Queensland Oaks 2018 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 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 2018 Results
The complete 2018 Queensland Oaks Results & Finishing Order will be provided below once the Group 1 takes place on Saturday May 26, 2018.
Queensland Oaks Winners
|2017||Egg Tart||Pygmy||Oklahoma Girl||2:16.01|
|2015||Winx||Ungrateful Ellen||Imperial Lass||2:14.0|
|2014||Tinto||Arabian Gold||Sister Souss||2:29.4|
|2011||Scarlett Lady||Becerra Shez||Shez Sinsational||2:29.6|
|2010||Miss Keepsake||Marheta||Danaupair Starlet||2:29.4|
|2009||Purple||Nothin Leica Cat||Walk In The Park||2:34.3|
|2008||Riva San||Rathsallagh||Heavenly Glow||2:36.4|
|2007||Eskimo Queen||Dougs Mate||Rose Of Sharon||2:32.6|
|2006||Allow||Vietnam||Stars In Flight||2:31.4|
|2005||Vitesse Dane||Cinque Cento||Tick By||2:27.4|
|2003||Zagalia||The Jewel||Penny Gem||2:29.2|
|2002||Mon Mekki||Night Chaser||Quays||2:28.8|