The Q22

The Q22 is a new $1.2 million Group 2 feature race at Eagle Farm on Stradbroke Handicap Day that has replaced the now defunct PJ O'Shea Stakes.

2021 The Q22 Results

  • 1st: #1 Zaaki
  • 2nd: #2 Homesman
  • 3rd: #11 Paths Of Glory



$1.2 million Group 2 The Q22 (2200m) is a new feature race held on Stradbroke Handicap Day during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

It replaces the now defunct Eagle Farm Cup /  PJ O’Shea Stakes. For the history of that race please click here.

The first official running of the revamped The Q22 race took place in 2021 and was won by odds-on favourite Zaaki.

The Q22 is a 2200m staying race taking place at Eagle Farm Racecourse in mid June on Straddie Day. The meeting is host to two elite level races with The Q22 the key support act to the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) and the Group 1 J.J. Atkins (1600m).

Worth a lucrative $1.2 million in prize money, The Q22 is contested at weight-for-age and is part of the reinvented Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.

Previously the Group 1 Queensland Derby was also run on Stradbroke Handicap Day, but that 2400m feature now runs a fortnight earlier allowing the three-year-old stayers out of the Derby to also target the $1.5 million The Q22.

The 2021 The Q22 ran for the first time as the new-look WFA feature replacing the O’Shea Stakes on Saturday June 12th, 2021 and was won in emphatic fashion by the hot favourite Zaaki ($1.26F). 

The Q22 Info:

Date:
Saturday June 12th, 2021
Track:
Eagle Farm Racecourse
Distance:
2200m
Race Type:
Weight-for-age
Status:
Group 2
Prize money:
$1,200,000

2021 The Q22 Results

  • 1st: #1 Zaaki 
  • 2nd: #2 Homesman
  • 3rd: #11 Paths Of Glory

The Annabel Neasham-trained import Zaaki ($1.26F) made it a hat-trick of wins in the Sunshine State, the last start Doomben Cup champion easily accounting for his rivals again in the inaugural The Q22 results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham James McDonald 8 59kg $1.26F
2 2 HOMESMAN (USA) Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 1.5L 10 59kg $26
3 11 PATHS OF GLORY (GB) Richard & Michael Freedman Craig Williams 1.7L 11 59kg $31
4 7 BRANDENBURG (NZ) John Sargent Ms Rachel King 1.8L 9 59kg $31
5 13 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Tommy Berry 7.55L 6 57kg $18
6 6 WARNING Anthony & Sam Freedman Jim Byrne 9.3L 5 59kg $31
7 4 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 9.4L 2 59kg $26
8 3 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Glen Boss 11.65L 1 59kg $101
9 9 RELOADED Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 13.65L 4 59kg $31
10 8 LE DON DE VIE (GB) Anthony & Sam Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 14.9L 7 59kg $61
11 10 HANG MAN (IRE) Michael Moroney Ben Thompson 18.15L 3 59kg $81
12 16 CELLARMAID Kelly Schweida James Orman 22.9L 12 57kg $151
13 12 THE CANDY MAN Barry Baldwin Brad Stewart 41.9L 14 59kg $81
FF 14 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 13 57kg $21
5 QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Opie Bosson 0
15 VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Brad Stewart 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 The Q22 Betting

The top The Q22 2021 betting markets and links to The Q22 racing odds at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

Zaaki ($1.26F in 2021) is the latest The Q22 favourite to salute for the punters. d

2021 The Q22 Field

The Q22 field attracts a number of winter stayers coming off a lead-up in a race like the Doomben Cup or Queensland Derby looking to finish their campaign with a big $1.5 million feature win.

The official 2021 The Q22 field will be released on Tuesday the 8th of June, 2021 and will be published in full below.

The $1.2 million The Q22 field for 2021 features 16 hopefuls with Doomben Cup champion Zaaki dominating betting after a favourable barrier nine draw.

Click here to read more on the key horses in The Q22 final field and betting markets.

  • Scratched: #15 Vanna Girl (4) has been scratched due to a foot abscess. #5 Quick Thinker (12) is also out without any rain around in Brisbane to take the sting out of the track. 
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x3647x6211 ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham James McDonald 9 59kg 114
2 x173x31x93 HOMESMAN (USA) Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 11 59kg 110
3 4108x9308x MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Glen Boss 1 59kg 107
4 2211×25021 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 2 59kg 107
5 5x05x75810 QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Opie Bosson 12 59kg 106
6 3x7600x051 WARNING Anthony & Sam Freedman Jim Byrne 6 59kg 105
7 03876×0013 BRANDENBURG (NZ) John Sargent Ms Rachel King 10 59kg 104
8 43125×5717 LE DON DE VIE (GB) Anthony & Sam Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 8 59kg 104
9 5046×94211 RELOADED Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5 59kg 103
10 3741311357 HANG MAN (IRE) Michael Moroney Ben Thompson 3 59kg 103
11 55×7783143 PATHS OF GLORY (GB) Richard & Michael Freedman Craig Williams 13 59kg 100
12 000×405035 THE CANDY MAN Barry Baldwin 16 59kg 100
13 00×8791044 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Tommy Berry 7 57kg 110
14 203×681462 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 15 57kg 108
15 90399×1704 VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Brad Stewart 4 57kg 102
16 66221×7625 CELLARMAID Kelly Schweida James Orman 14 57kg 80
  Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 The Q22 First Acceptances

First acceptances for The Q22 2021 close on Wednesday the 3rd of June, 2021 narrowing down the list of potential runners in the new WFA $1.5 million feature.

Impressive Doomben Cup winner Zaaki heads the 17 The Q22 2021 first acceptances taken ahead of the lucrative Stradbroke Handicap Day Group 2.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 03876×0013 BRANDENBURG (NZ) G 4 John Sargent 104
2 66221×7625 CELLARMAID M 4 Kelly Schweida 80
3 3741311357 HANG MAN (IRE) G 7 Michael Moroney 103
4 x173x31x93 HOMESMAN (USA) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman 110
5 43125×5717 LE DON DE VIE (GB) G 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 104
6 4108x9308x MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 7 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 107
7 900×879104 NETTOYER M 7 Wendy Roche 110
8 55×7783143 PATHS OF GLORY (GB) G 6 Richard & Michael Freedman 100
9 549×351411 POLLY GREY (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 106
10 5x05x75810 QUICK THINKER H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 106
11 5046×94211 RELOADED G 4 Chris Waller 103
12 2211×25021 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) G 6 Mark Newnham 107
13 000×405035 THE CANDY MAN G 7 Barry Baldwin 100
14 203×681462 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 108
15 90399×1704 VANNA GIRL M 4 Toby & Trent Edmonds 102
16 3x7600x051 WARNING G 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 105
17 x3647x6211 ZAAKI (GB) G 6 Annabel Neasham 114
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 The Q22 Nominations

The Q22 race nominations are taken on a Tuesday in early May over a month out from the event along with the early entries for the other Stradbroke Handicap Day features.

The early 2021 The Q22 nominations attracted 72 hopefuls including Chris Waller’s Lord Mayor’s Cup winner Reloaded and the Annabel Neasham-trained impressive Doomben Cup champion Zaaki who are both exempt from ballot.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5046×94211 RELOADED G 4 Chris Waller 1= 59kg 103
2 x3647x6211 ZAAKI (GB) G 6 Annabel Neasham 1= 59kg 114
3 x16x794159 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 3 59kg 118
4 1124×51460 MUGATOO (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees 4 59kg 114
5 352×720872 FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 6 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 5 59kg 111
6 2605×33546 AVILIUS (GB) G 7 James Cummings 6 59kg 111
7 x173x31x93 HOMESMAN (USA) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman 7 59kg 110
8 900×879104 NETTOYER M 7 Wendy Roche 8 57kg 110
9 203×681462 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 9 57kg 108
10 4108x9308x MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 7 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 10 59kg 107
11 2211×25021 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) G 6 Mark Newnham 11 59kg 107
12 21x0x9721x SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) G 8 Kris Lees 12 59kg 107
13 151132113 EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ) C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 13 56kg 106
14 5x05x75810 QUICK THINKER H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 14 59kg 106
15 53221114×3 PARADEE M 4 Danny O’Brien 15 57kg 106
16 527×120138 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 16 59kg 106
17 549×351411 POLLY GREY (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 17 57kg 106
18 3x7600x051 WARNING G 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 18 59kg 105
19 01x79x7788 SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 19 59kg 105
20 4599516380 TIPTRONIC (NZ) G 7 Graham Richardson & Rogan Norvall 20 59kg 105
21 03876×0013 BRANDENBURG (NZ) G 4 John Sargent 21 59kg 104
22 21215×1244 PERSAN H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 22 59kg 104
23 082×805224 RONDINELLA (NZ) M 6 John O’Shea 23 57kg 104
24 43125×5717 LE DON DE VIE (GB) G 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 24 59kg 104
25 9x17x780x9 YOUNG RASCAL (FR) G 6 Richard & Michael Freedman 25 59kg 104
26 3741311357 HANG MAN (IRE) G 7 Michael Moroney 26 59kg 103
27 53x4x11x0x NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) G 5 Peter Moody 27 59kg 103
28 90399×1704 VANNA GIRL M 4 Toby & Trent Edmonds 28 57kg 102
29 82327×2046 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) G 7 Chris Waller 29 59kg 102
30 13x500x906 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees 30 59kg 102
31 x67079x930 WU GOK G 7 Chris Waller 31 59kg 101
32 3797294424 PLATINUM INVADOR (NZ) G 5 Barry Lockwood 32 59kg 101
33 12x145x306 TWO ILLICIT (NZ) M 4 Roger James & Robert Wellwood 33 57kg 100
34 3×69144121 YONKERS (USA) G 5 Chris Waller 34 59kg 100
35 55×7783143 PATHS OF GLORY (GB) G 6 Richard & Michael Freedman 35 59kg 100
36 000×405035 THE CANDY MAN G 7 Barry Baldwin 36 59kg 100
37 x2117x5030 PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) G 5 John Thompson 37 59kg 99
38 315425×958 GREY LION (IRE) G 9 Matthew Smith 38 59kg 99
39 119×241275 ENTENTE G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 39 59kg 98
40 16116642×4 CREEDENCE G 6 Matt Cumani 40 59kg 98
41 1x188x7745 LORD BELVEDERE (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 41 59kg 96
42 400×654700 HUSH WRITER (JPN) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 42 59kg 95
43 834470×098 MR SATCHMO (FR) G 6 Chris Waller 43 59kg 94
44 5145xL1401 FLASH AAH G 5 Mitchell Fry 44 59kg 92
45 1925308×87 ATTENTION RUN (GER) M 6 Kris Lees 45 57kg 92
46 387×402482 ALIFEROUS M 5 Kris Lees 46 57kg 92
47 81x6143x85 KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 47 59kg 91
48 12252×8322 PARRY SOUND G 5 Bjorn Baker 48 59kg 90
49 41×8132 SENOR TOBA G 3 Chris Waller 49 56kg 88
50 24x110x165 ITZ LILY M 5 Kris Lees 50 57kg 88
51 7612×36577 KHOEKHOE C 3 Matt Cumani 51 56kg 84
52 x163x5x660 ARAPAHO (FR) H 4 Bjorn Baker 52 59kg 84
53 21025×2220 LET’S KARAKA DEEL (NZ) C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 53 56kg 82
54 x70x901833 SKELM G 6 Terry Kelly 54 59kg 82
55 371411×804 SIGNIFICANCE H 4 Peter Moody 55 59kg 82
56 11114×7 LOVE TAP G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 56 56kg 81
57 311031×433 APPROACH DISCREET G 5 Adrian McGregor 57 59kg 81
58 2635×37642 STOCKMAN (NZ) G 4 Joseph Pride 58 59kg 81
59 66221×7625 CELLARMAID M 4 Kelly Schweida 59 57kg 80
60 8x313830x3 FIFTH POSITION (IRE) G 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 60 59kg 79
61 1733×70047 BUCHAREST C 3 Chris Waller 61 56kg 78
62 18114×9556 AMICA M 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 62 57kg 78
63 6331215 THROUGH IRISH EYES (NZ) G 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 63 56kg 77
64 3115×48411 TRADUCE (NZ) G 4 Maryann Brosnan 64 59kg 76.5
65 x434390239 SELICA (NZ) M 4 Annabel Neasham 65 57kg 76
66 132×82426 HIGH SUPREMACY (NZ) G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 66 56kg 75
67 x0271828x5 SPANISH POINT (GB) G 6 Kris Lees 67 59kg 72
68 x033x70150 MY SWASHBUCKLER (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees 68 59kg 72
69 x736175510 AVION FURY G 4 Glen Thompson 69 59kg 71
70 760511380 DAQIANSWEET JUNIOR (NZ) G 3 Phillip Stokes 70 56kg 71
71 126×174 OLYMPIC CLASS G 3 Michael Costa 71 56kg 65
72 522×10 RED SANTA (NZ) G 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 72 56kg 62
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

The Q22 History

The Q22 replaced the PJ O’Shea Stakes (formerly the Eagle Farm Cup) in 2021.

The race it replaced, the PJ O’Shea Stakes was run from 1947 – 2019, with no edition of either race held in 2020 due to COVID-19.

In 2021 the first official running of the new-look The Q22 (WFA) runs on Stradbroke Handicap Day.

Click here for more on the PJ O’Shea Stakes history prior to 2021.

The Q22 Winners

Year

Place

Horse

Time

2021
The Q22
1st
Zaaki
2 minutes 15.39 seconds
2nd Homesman
3rd Paths Of Glory

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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