The 2017 Queensland Oaks is a set weights race held at Eagle Farm Racecourse for three-year-old fillies in early June each year. Raced during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival over a distance of 2400m, the Group 1 classic is worth $500,000 in prize money.
The Group 2 Doomben Roses (2020m) is held two weeks earlier and is regarded as the best lead-up race to the Queensland Oaks. The last horse to win the Doomben Roses / Queensland Oaks double was Scarlett Lady in 2011, before her it was Melbourne Cup winner Ethereal in 2001. Although the race is greatly admired in Queensland, its field is not as strong as the ATC Oaks in Sydney or the Crown Oaks in Melbourne attracting mainly locally-trained hopefuls.
The Queensland Oaks 2017 is set to run at Eagle Farm on Saturday June 3, 2017.
|Date:||Saturday June 3|
|Track:||Eagle Farm Racecourse|
|Race Type:||3YO Fillies – Set Weights|
2017 Queensland Oaks Betting Odds
The winter’s best Queensland Oaks 2017 odds and betting market links to the Group 1 race at Eagle Farm will be provided below so stay tuned.
2017 Queensland Oaks Field
The Queensland Oaks field attracts a strong line-up of primarily locally-trained three-year-old staying fillies. The Doomben Roses is the key lead-up race, while in recent years a number of interstate have dominated the race including Kiwi raider Provocative (2016) and superstar Winx (2015).
The official Queensland Oaks 2017 Field & Barriers are set for release on Wednesday May 31, 2017 and will be available in full below.
Queensland Oaks Nominations
The Queensland Oaks 2017 nominations close on May 3, 2017 followed by first acceptances narrow down the list of hopeful fillies on May 24, 2017.
Queensland Oaks History
First won by Maltmaid in 1951, the Queensland Oaks was a principal race until 1980 when it was automatically elevated to Group 1 status, the year Lowan Star won.
Since 1988 the fastest winning race time for the Queensland Oaks was recorded by Arctic Scent in 1996 with 2 minutes 27 seconds. The slowest winning time was 2 minutes 45.4 seconds by Triumphal Queen in 1989.
Notable Queensland Oaks winners over the years include Evening Pearl (1955), Surround (1977), Ethereal (2011) who went on to win that year’s Caulfield Cup – Melbourne Cup double and Winx (2015).
Recent Queensland Oaks Winners
|1st||Provocative||2 minutes 32.17 seconds|
|1st||Winx||2 minutes 14.09 seconds|
|1st||Tinto||2 minutes 29.46 seconds|
|1st||Gondokoro||2 minutes 32.17 seconds|
|1st||Quintessential||2 minutes 38.4 seconds|
|1st||Scarlett Lady||2 minutes 29.6 seconds|
|1st||Miss Keepsake||2 minutes 29.45 seconds|
|1st||Purple||2 minutes 34.3 seconds|
|2nd||Nothin Leica Cat|
|3rd||Walk In The Park|
|1st||Riva San||2 minutes 36.4 seconds|
|1st||Eskimo Queen||2 minutes 32.6 seconds|
|3rd||Rose Of Sharon|
|1st||Allow||2 minutes 31.4 seconds|
|3rd||Stars In Flight|
|1st||Vitesse Dane||2 minutes 27.4 seconds|
|1st||Vouvray||2 minutes 27 seconds|
|1st||Zagalia||2 minutes 29.2 seconds|
|1st||Mon Mekki||2 minutes 28.8 seconds|
|1st||Ethereal||2 minutes 28.5 seconds|
|1st||Giovana||2 minutes 27.3 seconds|