Eagle Farm Cup (PJ O’Shea Stakes)

The Eagle Farm Cup / PJ O'Shea Stkaes has been replaced by the $1.2 million Group 2 The Q22 (2200m) taking place during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival on Stradbroke Handicap Day.



The PJ O’Shea Stakes has been replaced by a new-look race – the $1.2 million Group 2 The Q22 (2200m) run on Stradbroke Handicap Day.


The Eagle Farm Cup /  PJ O’Shea Stakes was a 2200m staying race taking place at Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane in late May or early June. Held on the Queensland Oaks Day, the Group 2 event runs alongside a host of other key winter races including the Group 1 Queensland Oaks for three-year-old fillies and the Group 2 QTC Cup (Moreton Cup).

Worth a boosted $400,000 in prize money the old Eagle Farm Cup was a great lead up to a race like the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m) in a week’s time on Stradbroke Handicap Day or the Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup (2200m) at the end of June on Tattersall’s Tiara Day. Many of the contestants came via a lead-up run in the Doomben Cup a fortnight earlier and Scenic Shot managed to win both races in 2009.

The 2016 Eagle Farm Cup was abandoned due to weather conditions on Queensland Oaks Day, while since 2017 the race has run as the PJ O’Shea Stakes over 2200m at Doomben Racecourse.

In 2021 the PJ O’Shea Stakes was replaced by a new feature race on the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival – The Q22

The 2019 Eagle Farm Cup ran on Saturday June 1, 2019 and was won by the Doomben Cup winning mare Kenedna.

Eagle Farm Cup / PJ O’Shea Stakes Info:

Date:
Saturday June 1, 2019
Track:
Doomben Racecourse
Distance:
2200m
Race Type:
Weight-for-age
Status:
Group 2
Prize money:
$400,000

2019 PJ O’Shea Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Kenedna
  • 2nd: #6 Sixties Groove
  • 3rd: #12 Re Edit

The official P.J. O’Shea Stakes 2019 results saw the gun mare Kenedna enjoy another Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival win, the dual Group 1 winner backing-up from her Doomben Cup success at the same track to hold off Sixties Groove by nearly two lengths, while Queensland Oaks-scratched filly Re Edit ran a huge race for third against the older horses at WFA.

Read more on the 2019 P.J. O’Shea Stakes victory by the Ciaron Maher-trained Kenedna now.

Finish # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 9 KENEDNA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 3 57kg $3.80
2 6 SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) Kris Lees Damien Oliver 1.75L 2 59kg $3.60F
3 12 RE EDIT Chris Waller Robbie Fradd 1.95L 8 54kg $31
4 2 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Corey Brown 2.15L 1 59kg $4.40
5 8 SHILLELAGH (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 4.15L 5 57kg $4.40
6 11 MRS MADRID Anthony Cummings Larry Cassidy 4.35L 7 54kg $101
7 5 TALLY James Cummings Tim Clark 6.6L 4 59kg $15
8 1 BIG DUKE (IRE) Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 7.6L 9 59kg $26
9 10 STARS OF CARRUM Robbie Laing Michael Cahill 8L 10 56kg $41
10 7 SAMPSON (NZ) Howard Mathews Mark Du Plessis 11.25L 6 59kg $101
11 4 ON THE ROCKS (NZ) Michael Moroney Jake Bayliss 13.5L 11 59kg $91
3 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 0

2019 PJ O’Shea Stakes Betting

The top Eagle Farm Cup 2019 betting markets and links to the PJ O’Shea Stakes racing odds at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

2019 Eagle Farm Cup / PJ O’Shea Stakes Field

The Eagle Farm Cup field – now the PJ O’Shea Stakes field – features a number of winter stayers coming off a lead-up in a race like the Doomben Cup that could back-up in the Brisbane Cup the following weekend.

The official 2019 PJ O’Shea Stakes field will be released on Wednesday May 29, 2019 and will be published in full below.

The P.J. O’Shea Stakes 2019 final field is now out with just a dozen gallopers in the mix. Trainer Chris Waller dominates numbers-wise accepting for four runners in his bid at back-to-back victories, while the best in betting remains Doomben Cup winner Kenedna drawn in barrier three.

Update: The Chris Waller-trained Libran (10) has been scratched from the 2019 PJ O’Shea Stakes field leaving the master horseman with three runners including the well-fancied Shillelagh.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 000×262200 BIG DUKE (IRE) Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 9 59kg 107
2 435233×812 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Corey Brown 1 59kg 110
3 78338×5206 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 10 59kg 104
4 18×3191700 ON THE ROCKS (NZ) Michael Moroney Jake Bayliss 12 59kg 104
5 8691514×67 TALLY James Cummings Tim Clark 4 59kg 107
6 211x310x33 SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) Kris Lees Damien Oliver 2 59kg 104
7 8341441247 SAMPSON (NZ) Howard Mathews Mark Du Plessis 6 59kg 97
8 15×0620556 SHILLELAGH (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 5 57kg 112
9 4201×93191 KENEDNA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 3 57kg 112
10 12×8994404 STARS OF CARRUM Robbie Laing Michael Cahill 11 56kg 93
11 59115642 MRS MADRID Anthony Cummings Larry Cassidy 7 54kg 68
12 153×166 RE EDIT Chris Waller Robbie Fradd 8 54kg 71

2019 Eagle Farm Cup / PJ O’Shea Stakes Nominations

The Eagle Farm Cup – now PJ O’Shea Stakes – nominations close the Monday of race week and will be provided in full below.

The 2019 P.J. O’Shea Stakes nominations attracted 18 early entries including a bumper nine nominees for trainer Chris Waller who won last year’s race with quality mare Egg Tart. Early race favourite is the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained dual Group 1 winning mare Kenedna coming off a Doomben Cup success at the track.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 000×262200 BIG DUKE (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees 107
2 81122 DUCHESS OF LENNOX (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 70
3 1113 GUISE F 3 Chris Waller 70
4 1179×81832 HARIPOUR (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 103
5 4201×93191 KENEDNA M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 112
6 78338×5206 LIBRAN (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 104
7 435233×812 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 110
8 043811×933 LIVE AND FREE (NZ) G 4 John O’Shea 92
9 59115642 MRS MADRID F 3 Anthony Cummings 68
10 18×3191700 ON THE ROCKS (NZ) H 4 Michael Moroney 104
11 843×421149 ON THE WHITE TURF (NZ) F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 69
12 153×166 RE EDIT F 3 Chris Waller 71
13 8341441247 SAMPSON (NZ) G 9 Howard Mathews 97
14 4647×34122 SAVVY OAK (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 83
15 15×0620556 SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 112
16 211x310x33 SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees 104
17 12×8994404 STARS OF CARRUM C 3 Robbie Laing 93
18 8691514×67 TALLY G 6 James Cummings 107

Eagle Farm Cup History

First held in 1887, the first recorded winner of the Eagle Farm Cup (known as the PJ O’Shea Stakes prior until 2010 and again from 2017) was Russia in 1947. Over the years, the race has been known by several names including the Royal Stakes, Queen’s Plate and King’s Plate. There have been few double winners of this event which proves just how difficult the race is. Redcraze (1956-57), Tulloch (1960-61), Roman Consul (1969-70) and Scenic Shot (2008-09) have been the only double winners of the event.

The 2019 P.J. O’Shea Stakes was the final edition of the race, which was abandoned in 2020 due to COVID-19 and then replaced in 2021 by The Q22

Eagle Farm Cup / PJ O’Shea Stakes Results Since 2000

Year

Place

Horse

Time

2019
Eagle Farm Cup
1st
Kenedna
2 minutes 14.47 seconds
2nd Sixties Groove
3rd Re Edit
2018
Eagle Farm Cup
1st
Egg Tart
2 minutes 20.7 seconds
2nd Tradesman
3rd Megablast
2017
Eagle Farm Cup
1st
Single Gaze
2 minutes 19.21 seconds
2nd Rudy
3rd High Church
2016
Eagle Farm Cup
1st
Race Not Run
N/A
2nd N/A
3rd N/A
2015
Eagle Farm Cup
1st
Werther
2 minutes 17.2 seconds
2nd Moriarty
3rd Epingle
2014
Eagle Farm Cup
1st
Moriarty
2 minutes 16.4 seconds
2nd Mr O’Ceirin
3rd Floria
2013
Eagle Farm Cup Stakes
1st
Quintessential
2 minutes 19.6 seconds
2nd Manighar
3rd Voila Ici
2012
Eagle Farm Cup Stakes
1st
Lights Of Heaven
2 minutes 19.0 seconds
2nd Scenic Shot
3rd Ginga Dude
2011
Eagle Farm Cup
1st
Glass Harmonium
2 minutes 15.1 seconds
2nd Shoot Out
3rd Scenic Shot
2010
Eagle Farm Cup
1st
Triple Honour
2 minutes 14.3 seconds
2nd Raffaello
3rd Newport
2009
PJ O’Shea Stakes
1st
Scenic Shot
2 minutes 20.9 seconds
2nd Mirkola Lass
3rd Fulmonti
2008
PJ O’Shea Stakes
1st
Scenic Shot
2 minutes 19.2 seconds
2nd Rampant Lion
3rd Dougs Mate
2007
PJ O’Shea Stakes
1st
Pentathon
2 minutes 17.9 seconds
2nd Gaze
3rd Grand Zulu
2006
PJ O’Shea Stakes
1st
Mahtoum
2 minutes 30.7 seconds
2nd Art Success
3rd Gorgeous George
2005
PJ O’Shea Stakes
1st
Natural Blitz
2 minutes 30 seconds
2nd Zumanity
3rd Regal Punch
2004
PJ O’Shea Stakes
1st
Pentastic
2 minutes 28.7 seconds
2nd Maze
3rd Another Warrior
2003
PJ O’Shea Stakes
1st
Maguire
2 minutes 30.5 seconds
2nd County Tyrone
3rd Grey Song
2002
PJ O’Shea Stakes
1st
Hey Pronto
2 minutes 28.1 seconds
2nd Freemason
3rd Prized Gem
2001
PJ O’Shea Stakes
1st
Yippyio
2 minutes 25.6 seconds
2nd Citi Habit
3rd King Keitel
2000
PJ O’Shea Stakes
1st
Kens Joy
2 minutes 28.7 seconds
2nd Make Mine Magic
3rd Yippyio

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