Victory Stakes

The Victory Stakes is a Group 2 sprint run during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival as a potential lead-up to the Doomben 10,000.

2022 Victory Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Count De Rupee
  • 2nd: #7 Scallopini
  • 3rd: #12 Jamaea



The Group 2 Victory Stakes takes place in late April or early May during the annual Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival and is traditionally run at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

Run over the sprint distance of 1200m it is a weight-for-age event worth an increased $250,000 as of 2021 and was previously known as the Sir Byrne Hart Stakes.

Prize money for the 2020 Victory Stakes was down to $175,000 due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the race running as a set weights plus penalties event in May as part of a reduced Brisbane Winter Carnival.

The Victory Stakes is an excellent lead up to the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m), another 1200m weight-for-age event run at Doomben. Quality runners may then progress onto both the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup (1350m) in late May and Queensland’s richest race, the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) in June.

The last horse to do the Victory Stakes – Stradbroke Handicap double in a single season was Srikandi (2015). In 2018 Impending won the Victory Stakes having taken on the previous year’s Stradbroke Handicap (2017).

The form of the 2021 Victory Stakes was franked with the runner-up Vega One winning the Kingsford-Smith Cup next start before a subsequent second in that winter’s Stradbroke Handicap quinella.

The Victory Stakes 2022 ran on Saturday April 30, 2022 and was won by the back-in-form Robert & Luke Price-trained Count De Rupee. 

2022 Victory Stakes
Date: Saturday April 30, 2022
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $250,000
Inaugurated: 1980

2022 Victory Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Count De Rupee ($7.50)
  • 2nd: #7 Scallopini
  • 3rd: #12 Jamaea

The Robert & Luke Price-trained The Gong winner Count De Rupee ($7.50) returned to winning form with a narrow upset in the 2022 Victory Stakes results when running down roughie hope Scallopini ($20) while the stable’s Stradbroke Handicap-bound filly Jamaea ($21) flashed into third at big odds.

Click here to read more on the late win up the inside by Doomben 10,000-bound Count De Rupee in the 2022 Victory Stakes results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 COUNT DE RUPEE Robert & Luke Price Brock Ryan 1 58.5kg $7.50
2 7 SCALLOPINI Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Boris Thornton 0.2L 3 58.5kg $20
3 12 JAMAEA Robert & Luke Price Kerrin McEvoy 1.2L 7 54.5kg $21
4 11 STARTANTES Robert Heathcote Taylor Marshall 1.7L 5 54.5kg $11
5 3 ROTHFIRE Robert Heathcote James Orman 2.45L 11 58.5kg $1.90F
6 4 WILD PLANET Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jim Byrne 3.2L 2 58.5kg $31
7 5 NICCANOVA Steve Tregea Anthony Allen 3.95L 12 58.5kg $31
8 6 BALLER Tony Gollan Ryan Maloney 4.7L 6 58.5kg $11
9 10 RANCH HAND Chris Waller Ms Samantha Collett 5.1L 8 56.5kg $19
10 9 SHAQUERO Chris Waller Luke Dittman 5.2L 4 56.5kg $31
11 1 VEGA ONE Tony Gollan Ben Thompson 5.4L 10 58.5kg $21
12 8 IT’S ME Brett Cavanough Brad Stewart 6.15L 9 56.5kg $21

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Victory Stakes Betting Odds

The updated Victory Stakes 2022 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the potential Doomben 10,000-bound winter sprinters will be available below the week of the race.

2022 Victory Stakes Field

The Victory Stakes field attracts a class line-up of Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival hopes usually having their first Queensland run of the season. Horses that contested the race the season prior often return, while a host of interstate raiders dominate the Victory Stakes final acceptances including runners out of the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) in Sydney earlier in the month.

The official Victory Stakes 2022 Field & Barriers are set for release by Racing Queensland on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The 2022 Victory Stakes final field features a quality line-up of Group 1-bound winter sprinters including Rob Heathcote’s former JJ Atkins champion Rothfire first-up from barrier 11 and the consistent Tony Gollan-trained Baller.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 494x62412x VEGA ONE Tony Gollan Ben Thompson 10 58.5kg 110
2 3x1321x002 COUNT DE RUPEE Robert & Luke Price Brock Ryan 1 58.5kg 106
3 x11x14x47x ROTHFIRE Robert Heathcote James Orman 11 58.5kg 105
4 910x20x798 WILD PLANET Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jim Byrne 2 58.5kg 105
5 005x43244x NICCANOVA Steve Tregea Anthony Allen 12 58.5kg 104
6 5x11x3220x BALLER Tony Gollan Ryan Maloney 6 58.5kg 102
7 46x662x61x SCALLOPINI Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Boris Thornton 3 58.5kg 102
8 1111×68 IT’S ME Brett Cavanough Brad Stewart 9 56.5kg 94
9 1610x5796x SHAQUERO Chris Waller Luke Dittman 4 56.5kg 90
10 0x1745x240 RANCH HAND Chris Waller Ms Samantha Collett 8 56.5kg 88
11 11630x362x STARTANTES Robert Heathcote Taylor Marshall 5 54.5kg 98
12 1x418x9380 JAMAEA Robert & Luke Price Kerrin McEvoy 7 54.5kg 92

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Victory Stakes Nominations

The Victory Stakes nominations close on the Monday of race week and traditionally feature Doomben 10,000 bound sprinters kicking off their Brisbane campaigns for the winter.

The 2022 Victory Stakes nominations attracted 14 Stradbroke Handicap types led in all-in betting by returning 2020 JJ Atkins winner Rothfire.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 5x11x3220x BALLER G 6 Tony Gollan 102
2 3x1321x002 COUNT DE RUPEE G 4 Robert & Luke Price
3 1111×68 IT’S ME M 5 Brett Cavanough
4 1x418x9380 JAMAEA F 3 Robert & Luke Price
5 005x43244x NICCANOVA G 8 Steve Tregea 104
6 1x0x4111x0 QUANTICO G 5 John O’Shea
7 0x1745x240 RANCH HAND C 3 Chris Waller
8 x11x14x47x ROTHFIRE G 4 Robert Heathcote
9 46x662x61x SCALLOPINI G 7 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted 102
10 1610x5796x SHAQUERO C 3 Chris Waller 90
11 x225276x74 SIMPLY FLY G 4 Rex Lipp & Nicholas Hahn 87.5
12 11630x362x STARTANTES F 3 Robert Heathcote 98
13 494x62412x VEGA ONE G 6 Tony Gollan 110
14 910x20x798 WILD PLANET G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Victory Stakes History

The first horse to win the race then called the Sir Byrne Hart Stakes was Golden Rhapsody in 1980 when the race was inaugurated. Beginning as a Listed race the following year in 1981 it reached Group 3 status before being installed as a Group 2 event in 1992. First run over 1810m, the Sir Byrne Hart Stakes has gone through a number of distance changes throughout its history but is now a 1200m sprint at the Eagle Farm Racecourse for gallopers heading towards the Group 1 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival features.

In recent years the Victory Stakes has been run at Doomben Racecourse (2016 & 2018) due to ongoing track issues at Eagle Farm.

In 2020 the Victory Stakes took place in May as a set weights plus penalties event due to COVID-19 and was the key Stradbroke lead-up that year.

Victory Stakes Distance:
1980 – 1983: 1810m
1984 – 1986: 2100m
1987: 2125m
1988: 1810m
1989: 2125m
1990 – 2005: 1400m
2006 onwards: 1200m

Victory Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2022
Victory Stakes
1st Count De Rupee 1 minute 09.61 seconds
2nd Scallopini
3rd Jamaea
2021
Victory Stakes
1st Niccanova 1 minute 11.90 seconds
2nd Vega One
3rd Pennino
2020
Victory Stakes
1st Victorem 1 minute 10.60 seconds
2nd Niccanova
3rd Deep Image
2019
Victory Stakes
1st I Am Excited 1 minute 9.64 seconds
2nd Redzel
3rd Jonker
2018
Victory Stakes
1st Impending 1 minute 10.06 seconds
2nd Most Important
3rd I Am Excited
2017
Victory Stakes
1st Music Magnate 1 minute 13.27 seconds
2nd Hopfgarten
3rd Miss Cover Girl
2016
Victory Stakes
1st Fell Swoop 1 minute 9.02 seconds
2nd Didntcostalot
3rd Artlee
2015
Victory Stakes
1st Srikandi 1 minute 9.63 seconds
2nd Ball Of Muscle
3rd Dances On Stars
2014
Victory Stakes
1st Temple Of Boom 1 minute 9.0 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Snitzerland
2013
Victory Stakes
1st Buffering 1 minute 8.54 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Albrecht
2012
Victory Stakes
1st Meeting Abandoned
2nd
3rd
2011
Victory Stakes
1st Buffering 1 minute 13.0 seconds
2nd Atomic Force
3rd Azzaland
2010
Victory Stakes
1st Ghetto Blaster 1 minute 09.6 seconds
2nd The Jackal
3rd Albert The Fat
2009
Sir Byrne Hart Stakes
1st Swiss Ace 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Sniper?s Bullet
3rd Red Element
2008
Sir Byrne Hart Stakes
1st Swiss Ace 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Atapi
3rd Dance The Waves
2007
Sir Byrne Hart Stakes
1st Mitanni 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Anwaar
3rd Tellem
2006
Sir Byrne Hart Stakes
1st All Bar One 1 minute 8.5 seconds
2nd Falaise
3rd Impaler
2005
Sir Byrne Hart Stakes
1st Wager 1 minute 21.9 seconds
2nd Deuxieme
3rd Dezigna
2004
Sir Byrne Hart Stakes
1st Only Words 1 minute 25.8 seconds
2nd Our Egyptian Raine
3rd Defier
2003
Sir Byrne Hart Stakes
1st Tit For Taat 1 minute 21.5 seconds
2nd Scenic Peak
3rd Mr Bureaucrat
2002
Sir Byrne Hart Stakes
1st Mr Bureaucrat 1 minute 23.3 seconds
2nd Salgado
3rd Faiza
2001
Sir Byrne Hart Stakes
1st Make Mine Magic 1 minute 20.8 seconds
2nd Play Station
3rd Camarena
2000
Sir Byrne Hart Stakes
1st Cheiron 1 minute 22.8 seconds
2nd Narwong
3rd City Fair

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