Queensland Guineas

Queensland Guineas Winners: Kolding (Photo Steve Hart) | Neds.com.au

Looking for early info on this year’s Queensland Guineas? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,600 metres, the Queensland Guineas is a Group 2 race taking place at Eagle Farm Racecourse each Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. With an $350,000 prize purse, the event is open to three-year-old horses and was previously contested in June as part of the Stradbroke Handicap Day card.

After being cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Queensland Guineas was moved to an early position on the winter schedule from 2021 onwards and now serves as a potential lead-up into the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m).

Doomben Racecourse has hosted the Queensland Guineas twice in recent years due to track upgrades at Eagle Farm Racecourse. 

For 2021 the Queensland Guineas ran on the same day as Adelaide’s Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes Day program.

The Queensland Guineas winner is also now exempt from ballot for the revamped Group 2 The Q22 (2200m), a WFA event offering $1.2 million and run on Stradbroke Handicap Day replacing the now defunct PJ O’Shea Stakes.

Queensland Guineas 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, April 30th, 2022
  • Track Location: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,600 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights
  • Qualification: Three year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Operator: Brisbane Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $350,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1896
  • 2022 Queensland Guineas Winner: Character

queensland guineas 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Queensland Guineas results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday April 30, 2022. 

  1. #2 Character
  2. #4 Dark Destroyer
  3. #12 Ashgrove

A shot at next month’s Group 1 Queensland Derby could be on the cards for the Godolphin-raced Teofilo gelding Character ($6) who was strong through the line defeating New Zealand raider Dark Destroyer in the 2022 Queensland Guineas results at Eagle Farm.

Queensland Guineas Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Queensland Guineas, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Queensland Guineas
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Queensland Guineas.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Queensland Guineas. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Queensland Guineas, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Queensland Guineas, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Queensland Guineas to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Queensland Guineas to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Queensland Guineas to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Queensland Guineas, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Queensland Guineas

  1. Login at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Queensland Guineas Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Queensland Guineas 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Queensland Guineas will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

Which Horse Will Win The Queensland Guineas in 2022

The best way to pick which horse will win the Queensland Guineas in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up autumn / winter racing form, assess the barriers, consider the weights and look at their strike rates at the track / distance. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Queensland Guineas winner include: 

  • Lead Up – Group races over 1400m – 1600m in Sydney over the autumn are worth following into the Queensland Guineas field. 
  • Local Laps – Consider a horse coming off of a top three finish in their last Brisbane race.
  • Proven Milers – Any horse that does has proven ability over the 1600m distance makes a good bet in this race. 

Queensland Guineas Favourites 2022

Early favourites in 2022 Queensland Guineas betting include the Godolphin-raced Character and the John O’Shea-trained Snitzel colt Bend The Knee

Kolding ($2.80 in 2019) was the last Queensland Guineas favourite to win. There was no race held in 2020 before the top two in betting saluted in reverse order in 2021 with Private Eye ($2.50) defeating the beaten favourite Apache Chase ($2.40F).

Queensland Guineas 2022 Field

The official 2022 Queensland Guineas field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

James Cummings’ rails-drawn Character headlines the Queensland Guineas 2022 final field in Brisbane this weekend.

  • Scratched: #10 Green Belt (13); #11 Three Wise Men (8)

Queensland Guineas 2022 Tips

Favourite: #2 Character ($4.60 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #3 Bend The Knee ($5.50 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #8 Menazzi ($20 at time of publish) 

Our insider 2022 Queensland Guineas tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.


Queensland Guineas Race Day 2022

2022 Queensland Guineas Day takes place on Saturday, the 30th of April, 2022 having been brought forward a month from its traditional slot on Stradbroke Handicap Day for the first time in 2021. Along with the Group 2 Queensland Guineas for the three-year-olds, the other feature race at the meeting is the Group 2 $250,000 Victory Stakes (1200m). 

Queensland Guineas Barrier Draw 2022

The 2022 Queensland Guineas barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Queensland Guineas Field section. 

Queensland Guineas Nominations 2022

Nominations close at 11:00am (AEST) on Monday the 25th of April, 2022. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 26270×1 ANTONIO GIOVANNI C 3 Chris Waller 62
2 3313×5 ASHGROVE C 3 Tony Gollan 65
3 3x12150x53 BEND THE KNEE C 3 John O’Shea 78
4 110x07x154 CAPE BRETON G 3 Chris Waller 74
5 41428×1310 CHARACTER G 3 James Cummings 89
6 521324×177 COASTWATCH G 3 Chris Waller
7 313511×7 DARK DESTROYER (NZ) G 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 85
8 1x227x3 DYNASTIES F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 68
9 42311113×4 FESTIVAL DANCER F 3 Matthew Smith 79
10 11×2 GREEN BELT (USA) C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 72.5
11 5146×33 KIPLING’S JOURNEY G 3 Peter & Will Hulbert 59
12 x3154x1123 MENAZZI G 3 Stuart Kendrick 70
13 1223×77132 RED WAVE G 3 Tony & Maddysen Sears 66
14 13×2 SEA RIPPLE F 3 Chris Munce 61
15 86123×161 SOUTHERN STOCK (NZ) G 3 Chris Munce 72
16 4×7412143 SWORD POINT C 3 Chris Waller 78
17 739x17x886 THREE WISE MEN G 3 Edward Cummings 63
18 2124×1 WHITEWATER G 3 David Vandyke 67

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Queensland Guineas Weights 2022

Set weights apply to this race. Colts and geldings run at 57 kilograms. Fillies run at 55 kilograms. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 26th of April, 2021 and will be published in our above Queensland Guineas Field section. 

Queensland Guineas Acceptances 2022

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 27th of April, 2021 and will be published in our above Queensland Guineas Field section. 

Queensland Guineas Jockeys 2022

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 27th of April, 2021 and will be published in our above Queensland Guineas Field section. 

Queensland Guineas Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 30th of April, 2022. 

2022 Queensland Guineas Scratchings:

  • #10 Green Belt (13)
  • #11 Three Wise Men (8)

Queensland Guineas Prize Money 2022

The Queensland Guineas prize purse is worth $350,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $203,000
2nd $64,750
3rd $33,250
4th $17,500
5th $37,500
6th $9,625
7th $4,375
8th $4,375
9th $4,375
10th $4,375

Queensland Guineas Race Number 2022

The 2022 Queensland Guineas is set to run as Eagle Farm Race 7 at 3:02pm (AEST) on Saturday the 30th of April, 2022. There are nine races in total that day at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

Queensland Guineas Form Guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Queensland Guineas Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Queensland Guineas Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Queensland Guineas live, across the following mediums.

Free to air television: Seven Network

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Queensland Guineas Winners 

Winners of the Queensland Guineas going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2022 Character James Cummings James Orman 57 kgs 1:35.80
2021 Private Eye Joe Pride Brenton Avdulla 57 kgs 1:37.60

Race Not Held


2019 Kolding Chris Waller James McDonald 57 kgs 1:35.38
2018 Sambro Chris Waller Michael Walker 57 kgs 1:38.00
2017 Salsonic Jason Coyle Hugh Bowman 57 kgs 1:34.85
2016 Tsaritsa Chris Waller Joao Moreira 55 kgs 1:36.90
2015 Jabali Mick Price Jim Byrne 57 kgs 1:34.61
2014 Sir Moments Steven O’Dea Timothy Bell 57 kgs 1:22.96
2013 Sizzling Kelso Wood Chris Munce 57 kgs 1:24.25
2012 Pear Tart John Thompson Jeff Lloyd 55 kgs 1:26.18
2011 Torio’s Quest Brett Partelle Hugh Bowman 56 kgs 1:35.49
2010 Rothesay Gerald Ryan Blake Shinn 56 kgs 1:33.70
2009 Express Air Rex Lipp Craig Williams 54 kgs 1:39.81
2008 Turffontein Anthony Cummings Danny Nikolic 56.5 kgs 1:40.45
2007 Sequential Charm Rex Lipp Stathi Katsidis 54 kgs 1:35.51
2006 Nova Star Kelly Schweida Michael Rodd 53 kgs 1:36.56
2005 Saxon Gerald Ryan Scott Seamer 55.5 kgs 1:35.90
2004 Winning Belle Gai Waterhouse Glen Boss 53 kgs 1:40.30
2003 True Glo Lee Freedman Craig Newitt 55.5 kgs 1:33.30
2002 Regent Street Gerald Ryan Steven King 55.5 kgs 1:35.60
2001 Heroism Kaye Tinsley Stathi Katsidis 55.5 kgs 1:34.30
2000 Magnifier Gerald Ryan Scott Galloway 55.5 kgs 1:34.80