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 3 June 2017
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. In 2017 it was switched to 2200m at Doomben because of issues with the track surface at Eagle Farm.
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 2017
See below for early betting markets on this years Queensland Oaks.‘Odds not currently available’
Queensland Oaks Preview & Tips 2017
Track: Good Weather: Fine
There is a full field of 16 runners plus 3 emergencies for the $500,000 2017 Treasury Brisbane Queensland Oaks. Seven of them raced in Group 2 The Roses over 2000m two weeks ago. The early favourite is Schweppes Oaks winner Egg Tart who has won her last 5 races. Second favourite is Kenedna who was a close 2nd in the Schweppes Oaks , then won The Roses at her first go on this track. Third in the market is Dawn Wall who won the Gold Coast Bracelet by a good margin last start.
Ana Royale was a strong winner of the SA Fillies Classic over 2500m, and will be closing late. Oklahoma Girl was 2nd in The Roses and protested unsuccessfully. Pygmy has put together 2 good wins at Kembla Grange and Hawkesbury but has drawn the outside barrier. Baysa won over 2100m at Wyong last start, but this is much harder. All other runners are currently at 25 to 1 or longer, and Chris Waller has a total of 7 runners, including the favourite.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|1 Kenedna||2 Egg Tart||2 Egg Tart|
|2 Egg Tart||1 Kenedna||4 Ana Royale|
|4 Ana Royale||4 Ana Royale||1 Kenedna|
|6 Oklahoma Girl||15 Mia Rosa||13 Shenandoah|
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.
|2017||Egg Tart||Pygmy||Oklahoma Girl|
|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)|