The Queensland Oaks is a 2400 metre race for three-year-old fillies under set weight conditions. It is run by the Brisbane Racing Club and is held at Eagle Farm in late May or early June during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
- Race Type: Group 1, 3YO Fillies Set Weights
- Distance: 2,400 metres
- Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse, Brisbane, Queensland
- Date: Saturday 11 June 2016
The Queensland Oaks was first held in 1951 over 12 furlongs and was won by Maltmaid. It is the major event for three-year-old fillies during the winter carnival in Brisbane and became a Group1 race in 1979. The race normally attracts a good mix of local and interstate runners. In 2015 it was held at Doomben – the first time it was not run at Eagle Farm. The returm to Eagle Farm in 2016 was delayed by one week due to heavy rain.
The major lead-up race to the Queensland Oaks is the Doomben Roses over 2020 metres and horses that run well in the Doomben Roses often go on to win the Oaks. In 2001 Ethereal won both races then went on to win the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup. In general the race does not attract as strong a field as the ATC Australian Oaks.
Queensland Oaks Final Field & Odds 2016
See below for early betting markets on this years Queensland Oaks.‘Odds not currently available’
Queensland Oaks Preview & Tips 2016
Track: Good Weather: Fine
There was a full field of 18 runners plus 4 emergencies for the $500,000 2016 Treasury Casino & Hotel Queensland Oaks, but Beluga Blue has been scratched. Ten of them raced in The Roses three weeks ago, including the first 4 across the line and two of them raced in the Group 3 SA Fillies Classic on the same day. The betting is very open with two horses vying for favouritism – Imposing Lass won 4 races in a row before 3rd in The Roses and Falkenberg came from well back for 3 lengths 7th in The Roses. Third in the market is promising New Zealand filly Provocative who was first emergency and will be very competitive now she gets a run.
Dawnie Perfect runs on well and should enjoy the distance, while NZ filly Romantic Maid won over 2000m at Randwick last outing. Kebede won The Roses and always runs well. Ambience was only 12th in The Roses but had lots of excuses and was 2nd in the Australian Oaks at her previous start. Self Esteem was 4th in The Roses and could be there at the finish. Chabaud won the SA Fillies Classic over 2500m by 1.6 lengths last start and is very fit. All other runners are currently 16 to 1 or longer, and many of the good horses have drawn wide barriers.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|2 Chabaud||12 Falkenberg||19 Provocative|
|4 Imposing Lass||19 Provocative||10 Dawnie Perfect|
|3 Kebede||10 Dawnie Perfect||4 Imposing Lass|
|19 Provocative||4 Imposing Lass||2 Chabaud|
Previous winners of the Queensland Oaks:
New Zealand-trained fillies have an excellent record in this race, and when Miss Keepsake won in 2010 she joined the likes of Eskimo Queen (2007), Vouvray (2004), Ethereal (2001), Giovana (2000), Crystal Palace (1997), Royal Magic (1992) and Travel Light (1985). The jockey with the most wins in the Queensland Oaks is Chris Munce with wins on Miss Keepsake (2010), Vouvray (2004), Zagalia (2003) and Giovana (2000).
Notable winners from past Queensland Oaks include Arctic Scent, Slight Chance, Triscay, Show Ego, Surround, Denise’s Joy, Analie, Mode and Evening Peal. The 1976 winner Denise’s Joy was the dam of 1995 winner Joie Denise and the granddam of 1999 winner Miss Danehill.
|2015||Winx||Ungrateful Ellen||Imperial Lass (NZ)|
|2014||Tinto||Arabian Gold||Sister Souss|
|2013||Gondokoro (NZ)||Miss Zenella (NZ)||Vaquera (NZ)|
|2012||Quintessential (NZ)||Eliza Blues (NZ)||Vittoria (NZ)|
|2011||Scarlett Lady||Becerra||Shez Sinsational|
|2010||Miss Keepsake(NZ)||Marheta||Danaupair Starlet|
|2009||Purple||Nothin Leica Cat||Walk In The Park (NZ)|
|2008||Riva San||Rathsallagh (NZ)||Heavenly Glow|
|2007||Eskimo Queen (NZ)||Doug’s Mate||Rose Of Sharon|
|2006||Allow||Vietnam||Stars In Flight (NZ)|
|2005||Vitesse Dane||Cenque Cento||Tick By|
|2004||Vouvray (NZ)||Zumanity (NZ)||Winning Belle (NZ)|
|2003||Zagalia (NZ)||The Jewel (NZ)||Penny Gem (NZ)|
|2002||Mon Mekki||Night Chaser||Quays|
|2001||Ethereal (NZ)||Tempest Morn||Altiero (NZ)|
|2000||Giovana (NZ)||Citirecruit||Figurante (NZ)|