Queensland Oaks 2024 Tips, Betting, Odds, Horses & More 2024

Queensland Oaks Tips, Betting, Odds, Horses & More 2024

The Queensland Oaks is run under set weights conditions and forms part of Brisbane’s Winter Racing Carnival. The race takes place at Eagle Farm each year and in 2024 the race will be on Saturday, June 8. The 2,200m trip brings out some of the best local and out-of-state runners as they fight it out for Group 1 glory.

Queensland Oaks Information

There are some key pieces of information that you should know about the Queensland Oaks, check out the table below to find out what they are:

📅Date:Saturday 8th June, 2024
⌚Race Time:TBA
📏Race Distance:2,200 metres
🛣️Racecourse:Eagle Farm Racecourse
🐎Conditions:Set Weights
🏅Status:Group 1
🏆Prize Money:$700,000
🏇2023 Winner:Amokura

About the Queensland Oaks

The Queensland Oaks is one of the biggest Group One races on the Queensland calendar and is a staple in the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Each year, we see some of the best middle-distance runners make their way to Eagle Farm to fight it out for the lion’s share of the $700K that’s on offer. 

The Queensland Oaks marks week two of a four-week racing event that takes place at Eagle Farm Racecourse. There is heaps of racing at Eagle Farm at this time of the year and it’s no wonder why many consider the racecourse to be one of the top tracks in the country.

The Queensland Oaks was first run back in 1951 and was won by Maltmaid. Since then, there have been many changes to the race and we will go through all the key changes that you should know in our “History” section further down on this page. 

We’ve seen some of the best horses ever win the Queensland Oaks, including the likes of Winx. Does that name ring a bell? There are so many other quality horses that have competed and won the race, so we’ve created a “Horses” section on this page to go through all the top horses.

There is a new enticement introduced by Racing Queensland for 3YOs in the Queensland Oaks. If a horse can finish first or second in this race (or the Queensland Derby) and then go on to finish top three in The Q22 (which isn’t a Group 1 race but there is a cool $1.2 million in prize money on offer), the horse can claim an additional $100,000 in cash or $250,000 in QTISx vouchers.

There is a Group 2 race, The Roses, that takes place two weeks before the Queensland Oaks at Doomben Racecours. The horse that wins The Roses is exempt from the ballot for the Queensland Oaks. So, it could pay to check out which runner wins The Roses!

The team here at OnlyRacing.com.au have put their blood, sweat and tears into this page and have made sure you have the most comprehensive look into the Queensland Oaks possible. We cover all the important information about tips, betting and odds for the race, along with information about the results, field, form guide and more.

Before we kick off with our best tips for the race, we thought we’d show off the breakdown in prize money that’s on offer for the race. The Queensland Oaks prize money is currently sitting at $700K. Check out how much cash each top finisher takes home below:

Place:Prize Money:
6th - 10th$8,400

Queensland Oaks Tips

Here at OnlyRacing, one of the things we love just a little bit more than all the others is our free horse racing tips. Yes, we do cover a lot of information on our website, but nothing compares to our horse racing tips! Our experts take great pride in providing their Queensland Oaks tips to all our loyal readers.

We’d love to give you our top three tips for the Queensland Oaks in 2024, but at this stage, we are still waiting for the final field to be confirmed. Once the final field is confirmed, our experts will get down to business and do the thing they do best. 

While you wait, why don’t you check out our 2023 tips? We’ve left up our expert tips from the race in 2023 and will replace them with tips for the upcoming race as soon as possible. Check out the Queensland Oaks tips below:

Queensland Oaks Best Bet - Renaissance Women 

Fireburn has been scratched, so now I’m leaning towards Renaissance Women to get the job done on Saturday in the Queensland Oaks. The main lead-up race, The Roses, saw Renaissance Women finish well, a second place. She comes into this with some runs under her belt and I don’t think she’ll struggle with the distance at all.

I loved her win on the Sunshine Coast Bracelet (Listed). She was completely flying from the outside and ran over the top of all her rivals in such a dominant fashion. Now, when it comes to the Queensland Oaks, she draws barrier six and she should sit closer to the front of the field. If that happens, she’ll be way too hard to hold out.

Queensland Oaks Next Best - Affaire A Suivre

Going with the second favourite as my next bet for the Queensland Oaks. This filly is in some pretty eye-catching form across her last couple of starts. She has gone from a maiden to a Group 1 winner in just three starts. Yes, you read that right, it’s not a typo! Her wins have to be seen to be believed, so if you’ve got some time, check them out on YouTube.

Most impressive of all was her win in the Australasian Oaks where she had a difficult run in transit but was still able to hold off She’s Fit who was finishing strong. The thing that makes me a tad concerned is the wide barrier, but if she can replicate what she did in the Australasian Oaks, she’ll give them all a sight.

Queensland Oaks Best Roughie - Proscenium Arch 

I’m going with Proscenium Arch as my best roughie for the Queensland Oaks. While $9.00 certainly isn’t the highest value roughie I’ve ever found, I think she’s got that something about her and could cause an upset. She was a first-start winner but hasn’t won another race in her next eight starts.

On paper, you might be questioning why I’ve tipped Proscenium Arch. Well, if you watch her races, she has actually been racing well, just with not a lot to show for it. Her effort in the Australasian Oaks was impressive for a fifth place and her run in the traditional lead-up The Roses was eye-catching after being wide throughout. If she gets a bit of luck, you better watch out for her!

We love horse racing tips! Don’t forget to check back during race week for our 2024 tips. You don’t want to miss this!

Queensland Oaks Betting Sites

Betting Site

Queensland Oaks Betting

Betting on the Queensland Oaks is probably the main reason you are here on this page! Therefore, let’s take a deep dive into what to look for in all available Australian betting sites before placing your Queensland Oaks punts. 

There are two quick tips to decide which bookmaker to use for the Queensland Oaks. Firstly, bet with the Aussie bookie you are most comfortable with! Every punter has a bookmaker app that they will automatically go to when checking the odds of an event. 

At the end of the day, this is the bookmaker you feel most at home with and most comfortable placing your money with. As such, if the odds and promotions are competitive with other Australian bookmakers, we suggest keeping it simple and betting on the Queensland Oaks with your favourite bookmaker.

Secondly, if you have the time, or you really want to get the most value out of your Queensland Oaks punts, our other suggestion would be to compare the odds of your preferred market across as many bookmakers as possible and place your bets with the bookie that offers the best odds! 

For example, if you always use Bet365 to bet and the odds for the current favourite to win the Queensland Oaks are $2.20, but over at PlayUp they are offering $2.50, you should place on the bookmaker that will give a higher return, PlayUp.

It actually doesn’t take too long to check the different betting apps, especially if you already have active accounts with them. It’s not only better odds that you could be missing out on either. Different horse racing betting sites have different betting promotions and betting sites bonuses as well!

For example, you may think TopSport is one of the best betting apps going around, but by having an account with PlayUp as well, you can take advantage of both these bookies promotions. If you’re willing to put in a little bit more effort, then you can certainly get more bang for your buck.

If you are looking for some suggestions on which bookies to bet with, we can help you with that! All you need to do is scroll up to our “Betting Sites” section and we will take it from there. We have over 20 bookies for you to check out.

Queensland Oaks Field

Each year, during race week, the Queensland Oaks field is announced. Until that time, we don’t know which runners will make an appearance in the Group 1, but as we’ve come to expect, there should be a quality field of local and interstate horses. We will bring you all the Queensland Oaks field information as soon as possible!

If you want to get an idea of which runners are more likely to make an appearance, you should check out our “Odds” section below. If the odds are available, we will list them in that section and you can see which runners have the shortest odds currently and therefore are more likely to make an appearance. 

Now, if you want to get an indication of the quality of runners that compete in the Queensland Derby, you should check out the table below, which shows the field for the race in 2023:

1FIREBURNGary PortelliJason Collett1656.5kg
2AFFAIRE A SUIVRE (NZ)Ciaron Maher & David EustaceJohn Allen1356.5kg
3RENAISSANCE WOMAN (NZ)Bjorn BakerJoshua Parr656.5kg
4SO DAZZLING (NZ)John SargentCraig Williams1156.5kg
5TYRESAKelly SchweidaLarry Cassidy1256.5kg
6NOAH ’N’ A DEELLes KellySean Cormack1056.5kg
7SAKURA GIRL (NZ)Ben FooteOpie Bosson2156.5kg
8SUPER CHILLEDChris WallerJames McDonald1856.5kg
9MADAME ODETTETony GollanRyan Maloney356.5kg
10LET ME REIGNLee & Cherie CurtisJames Orman1456.5kg
11DIVINE PURPOSEClinton TaylorBen Thompson456.5kg
12PROSCENIUM ARCH (NZ)Trent Busuttin & Natalie YoungTim Clark856.5kg
13ORIGINAL GLAZETrevor LambournMichael Murphy256.5kg
14CHEVAL D’OR (NZ)Tony PikeMichael McNab2056.5kg
15REORichard LamingMartin Harley556.5kg
16YANKEE HUSSELKris LeesAndrew Mallyon956.5kg
17AMOKURAKris LeesDamien Oliver156.5kg
18CARING LASSMatthew SmithMs Rachel King1956.5kg
19eFIREFLIESBrett CavanoughJake Bayliss1556.5kg
20eKALEARenita BeatonChad Schofield2256.5kg
21eROCKBARTON ROADJoe ClearyMs Tegan Harrison2356.5kg
22eCALIFORNIA GRASSJohn Thompson1756.5kg
23eARTFUL GIRLKevin KempMarnu Potgieter (a)756.5kg

In the 2023 Queensland Oaks, we saw a full field of 18 runners, plus five emergencies. We saw one pre-race scratching, Fireburn, which resulted in the first emergency, Fireflies, gaining entry into the race proper.

Scratchings are an unfortunate way of life in horse racing and happen quite regularly. This is even the case in races like the Queensland Oaks, which has a high level of prestige. If you’re following the race, keep your eyes peeled for scratchings as they usually come out of the blue.

Something else you should look into is the barrier draw. In horse racing, each runner is randomly selected a barrier they will jump from. Some runners have a racing style that suits a wider or inside barrier, so it can play a significant role in how the race unfolds.

Queensland Oaks Form Guide

Putting together the Queensland Oaks form guide can be a long and tedious process because you have to look into all the data and stats from recent years. If you don’t have the time or the skills to do this, we’ve got you covered!

The team at OnlyRacing have gone through all the key form indicators for the Queensland Oaks and found some interesting patterns that could help you find a winner for the upcoming race. While it isn’t a slam dunk, it will certainly help you make a more educated pick. Check out the Queensland Oaks form guide information below!

We always check for the best lead-up races and for the Queensland Oaks, the best lead-up race has to be The Roses. The Roses is the most successful race and has produced the highest number of recent winners of the Queensland Oaks. There have been 12 winners in recent times and three of them successfully completed the double.

The Queensland Oaks has not been a happy hunting ground for punters over the years, with the favourite not having the best record. The shortest-priced winner in recent times was Winx, which is certainly no surprise, who won at odds of $1.90 in 2015. The tables could be turning though, as three of the last five Queensland Oaks winners have been the favourite.

The majority of Queensland Oaks winners come through Stakes grade races before competing in the Group 1, so it pays to check out the level each runner is competing in beforehand. Only four runners have not competed in a Stakes level race before the Queensland Oaks since 2000.

Queensland Oaks Horses

Some of the best fillies going around have competed and won the Queensland Oaks over the years. We would love to talk about all the Queensland Oaks horses in this section, but we only have a certain amount of space!

So, we’ve made some brutal cuts and narrowed it down to just a handful of Queensland Oaks horses to feature in this section. Hopefully, you agree with the choices we’ve made and enjoy reading more about the successes each filly has had in their career. Check out all the details below:

Evening Peal - 1955

Evening Peal won the Queensland Oaks in 1995 and was just the seventh mare to win the Melbourne Cup, which was in 1956. Throughout her career, she won 11 races and some of the key races included; the VRC Oaks and the Australian Oaks.

Surround - 1977

The 1977 Australian Racehorse of the Year, Surround, also won the Queensland Oaks in the same year. She had a career record of 28:17-2-2 and this included wins in races like the Cox Plate, the CF Orr Stakes, the Caulfield Guineas and the Australian Oaks. 

Ethereal - 2001

Named the 2002 Australian Champion Stayer, Ethereal was probably most famous for winning the Melbourne Cup the year before in 2001, the same year she won the Queensland Oaks. Along with victory in those two Group 1s, she also won the Caulfield Cup and the Tancred Stakes.

Winx - 2015

Winx won a ridiculous amount of races and was honoured in so many different ways. One of her many victories included a win in the 2015 Queensland Oaks. She accumulated over $26 million in prize money and had a career record of 43:37-3-0. She won the Cox Plate, Chipping Norton Stakes and the George Ryder Stakes four years in a row.

Queensland Oaks Odds

If you’re betting on the Queensland Oaks, you’ll need to know what the odds are. Each market and/ or runner will have odds attached to it and the odds tell you how likely that outcome will eventuate. Remember, even if the odds are really short, so the bookie thinks it’s likely to happen, horse racing is as unpredictable as they come.

We see long-shots get up all the time, so there are certainly no guarantees! For the Queensland Oaks, you’ll notice that plenty of horse racing betting apps will open up Fixed Win/ Place markets well before the event. This means if you’ve got an early hot tip, you can get your bets sorted.

As we get closer to the event, you’ll notice that more horse racing markets will open up. So, if you want to bet on more than just the Fixed Win/ Place market, you’ll have to wait a bit longer, usually until race week.

We are keeping an eye on things, but at this stage, our favourite bookie, PlayUp, is yet to release their odds for the event. We will bring you all the information you’ve been looking for as soon as we can, so you can see which runners are more favoured in the market.

Don’t forget to check back here soon as this is the place where we will list all the Queensland Oaks odds. Stay tuned!

Queensland Oaks History

The race history of the Queensland Oaks began in 1951 when the first edition of the Queensland Oaks was held at Eagle Farm Racecourse. This race was won by Maltmaid. Since then, there have been plenty more iterations of the Queensland Oaks! Let’s take a look at the significant changes over the years that have brought us to the current standing of the Queensland Oaks.

From 1953 up until the 1973 Queensland Oaks, the feature race was part of the Queensland Cup race card that took place in November. However, from the 1971 Queensland Oaks onwards, the feature race has been a staple of Queensland’s Winter Racing Carnival. 

The distance of the Queensland Oaks has remained fairly consistent over the years. The Queensland Oaks races have either been raced at 2,200m or 2,400m every year since its first race in 1951, with the sole exception being the 2,432m run in 1983.

The Queensland Oaks has mostly been held at Eagle Farm Racecourse for its entire history. The only Queensland Oaks that were held at a different Australian racing venue were from 2015 to 2019 and this was due to the Eagle Farm Racecourse undergoing renovations. 

As a result, those four editions of the Queensland Oaks were held at Doomben Racecourse. The 2020 edition of the Queensland Oaks didn’t go ahead due to COVID-19, which saw pretty much the entire Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival being cancelled. This was quite unfortunate considering that it is one of the biggest horse racing carnivals in Australia.

The fastest winning race time in the Queensland Oaks to date occurred in 1996 when Arctic Scent claimed victory with a time of 2 minutes and 27 seconds. The Roses race is the traditional lead-up race to the Queensland Oaks. Interestingly, only one horse has ever won both The Roses and the Queensland Oaks in the same year, this happened in 2011 when Scarlett Lady claimed victory.

As you probably have already realised, the Queensland Oaks is just one of many Group 1 races on the calendar. So, if you’d like to learn more about some of the other races on the calendar, all you need to do is check out our Group One races list!

Queensland Oaks Results

So, you want to know who won the Queensland Oaks, now do you? Well, congratulations because you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got all your Queensland Oaks results information including a table with the finishing order of all runners plus a full video replay.

The 2023 Queensland Oaks was taken out by last start winner, Amokura. The inside barrier for Amokura worked wonders and she was able to put 1.5L between herself and the second-placed runner, which was Reo.

Reo probably wasn’t on anyone’s radar as the runner jumped with odds of $101 to win and $19 to place! Coming in third was Noah 'N' A Deel, who was another long-shot, finishing 3L off the leader. The pre-race favourite, Renaissance Woman, finished in fourth place.

We’ve got all the Queensland Oaks results information, so check out the finishing order of all the runners below:

117AMOKURAKris LeesDamien Oliver-156.5kg
215REORichard LamingMartin Harley1.5L556.5kg
36NOAH ‘N’ A DEELLes KellySean Cormack3L956.5kg
43RENAISSANCE WOMAN (NZ)Bjorn BakerJoshua Parr3.7L656.5kg
52AFFAIRE A SUIVRE (NZ)Ciaron Maher & David EustaceJohn Allen4.7L1256.5kg
616YANKEE HUSSELKris LeesAndrew Mallyon4.8L856.5kg
714CHEVAL D’OR (NZ)Tony PikeMichael McNab6.4L1756.5kg
87SAKURA GIRL (NZ)Ben FooteOpie Bosson6.95L1856.5kg
911DIVINE PURPOSEClinton TaylorBen Thompson7.5L456.5kg
109MADAME ODETTETony GollanRyan Maloney7.6L356.5kg
114SO DAZZLING (NZ)John SargentCraig Williams7.9L1056.5kg
1212PROSCENIUM ARCH (NZ)Trent Busuttin & Natalie YoungTim Clark9.66L756.5kg
1318CARING LASSMatthew SmithMs Rachel King10.8L1656.5kg
1413ORIGINAL GLAZETrevor LambournMichael Murphy11.2L256.5kg
1519FIREFLIESBrett CavanoughJake Bayliss11.8L1456.5kg
1610LET ME REIGNLee & Cherie CurtisJames Orman15.4L1356.5kg
175TYRESAKelly SchweidaLarry Cassidy21.88L1156.5kg
FF8SUPER CHILLEDChris WallerJames McDonald-1556.5kg

Queensland Oaks Replay

You’ve read the finishing order of every runner in the Queensland Oaks, now it’s time to watch the video! Check out the full race replay of the Queensland Oaks below:

Queensland Oaks Winners

We’ve got another table for your viewing pleasure! The Queensland Oaks winners table showcases all the recent winners of the race (noting that in 2020 the race wasn’t held due to COVID-19). Check out all the details below:

2022Gypsy Goddess
2020Race not held
2019Winning Ways
2017Egg Tart
2011Scarlett Lady
2010Miss Keepsake

Queensland Oaks FAQs

Before you head back to reality, we’ve got one last section for you, our Queensland Oaks FAQs section! We’ve answered some of the most common questions people have about the Queensland Oaks. Hopefully, we’ve answered some of your questions below:

Where to bet on the Queensland Oaks?

There are plenty of places you can bet on the Queensland Oaks, but you have to make a decision on which one is best for you. We can help you make that decision as we have comprehensive reviews on each of the most popular bookies in Australia.

How to bet on the Queensland Oaks?

Another question can be answered by checking out our bookie reviews page. We have a section in our bookie reviews that provides details on all the markets available as well as a guide on how to place a bet. You’ll be a pro in no time!

How to watch the Queensland Oaks?

It’s pretty awesome in Australia because there are so many different options available to you. You can catch the race through free-to-air or through other methods like Foxtel, Kayo or even through a bookie if they offer live-streaming services.

When is the Queensland Oaks?

The Queensland Oaks is scheduled for Saturday 8th June 2024 and is the only Group 1 on the day.

How long is the Queensland Oaks?

The Queensland Oaks is a middle-distance race and is slated at 2,200 metres. 

Where is the Queensland Oaks?

The Queensland Oaks takes place each year at Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane.

Who won the most recent edition of the Queensland Oaks?

In 2023, we saw Amokura win the Queensland Oaks. The favourite, Renaissance Women, never really got going and wasn’t able to even place in the race, finishing fourth.

What is the prize money for the Queensland Oaks?

There is heaps of prize money up for grabs in the Queensland Oaks, $700K to be exact and the winner claims the lion’s share of that.

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