The Q22 Race Information

The The Q22 is a 2200 metre weight for age race run by the Brisbane Racing Club held in May or June. It is run at Eagle Farm as part of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 2200 metres
  • Conditions: Weight for age, 3YO & upwards
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse, Brisbane, Queensland
  • Prizemoney: $400,000
  • Date: Saturday 12 June 2021

The Q22 Race History

See the 2021 The Q22 Preview and Results.

This race was called the P J O’Shea Stakes until 2019. It wasn’t run in 2020 due to Covid disrupting the Brisbane Carnival, then was rebranded in 2021 as the Q22.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win; Kenedna (2019)

Last 3YO to win: C&G – Rising Fear (1986); Filly – no filly has won the PJ O’Shea Stakes

Multiple winners: Scenic Shot (2008 & 2009); Roman Consul (1969 & 1970; Striking Force (1966 & 1967); Tulloch (1960 & 1961); Redcraze (1956 & 1957)

Fastest time (2200m):

Interesting trivia: In 1991 Magnolia Hall and Spring Thaw deadheated for the win. Not run in 2020 due to coronavirus.

Past winners of the The Q22

Winners of past The Q22/P J O’Shea Stakes include horses that go on to win races like the Brisbane Cup. Tulloch won this race twice, and Rough Habit came from near last in a field of 20 when he won in 1995. Mares have a good record in this race in recent years.

Year Winner Second Third
2021 Zaaki Homesman Paths Of Glory
2020 ** Race not run **
2019 Kenedna Sixties Groove Re Edit
2018 Egg Tart Tradesman Megablast
2017 Single Gaze Rudy High Church