Queensland Oaks 2018

Saturday May 26, 2018

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.

Queensland Oaks Winners & Odds - Ladbrokes

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 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
3 03851 ANDANTE F 3 Matthew Dunn
4 21312 ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller
5 x16311x900 BANISH F 3 James Cummings
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
9 310×01 CABIERRO F 3 Anthony Freedman
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
17 755 HEARTLET F 3 Kerry Parker
18 789035×11 HIGHWAY F 3 Steve Englebrecht
19 1332 I’M BUXOM (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien
20 31×5699 IMPULSIVE F 3 Chris Waller
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
25 0x212600 KAIMU F 3 Brent Stanley
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
36 5x63x13 PLAY F 3 Chris Waller
37 8x579x1214 PLAY THAT SONG F 3 Michael Moroney
38 x332312114 PLEASURING F 3 Darren Weir
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
44 9x31415x95 RAPDAYS F 3 Matt Kropp
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
62 3523×25171 SOPRESSA F 3 Darren Weir
63 3×23312599 STELLA VICTORIA F 3 Robert Heathcote
64 42×244 STOCK UP (NZ) F 3 Scott Singleton
65 6×23621406 SUSURRI F 3 Barry Lockwood
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
72 310×322641 TORVILL F 3 Clarry Conners
73 5581 TWILIGHTER (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller
74 16 VIA VENETO F 3 Chris Waller
75 5423521 WAR PIGLET F 3 Henry Dwyer
76 11 WARUNA F 3 Kris Lees
77 54×311 YOUNGSTAR F 3 Chris Waller

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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Youngstar Another Dollar Sheezdashing 2:17.4
2017 Egg Tart Pygmy Oklahoma Girl 2:16.01
2016 Provocative Ambience Falkenberg 2:32.1
2015 Winx Ungrateful Ellen Imperial Lass 2:14.0
2014 Tinto Arabian Gold Sister Souss 2:29.4
2013 Gondokoro Miss Zenella Vaquera 2:32.1
2012 Quintessential Eliza Blues Vittoria 2:38.4
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
2004 Vouvray Zumanity Winning Belle 2:27.0
2003 Zagalia The Jewel Penny Gem 2:29.2
2002 Mon Mekki Night Chaser Quays 2:28.8
2001 Ethereal Tempest Morn Altiero 2:28.5
2000 Giovana Citirecruit Figurante 2:27.3