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.
- #2 Character
- #4 Dark Destroyer
- #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
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
- Login at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- 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).
- 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|
|3||3x12150x53||BEND THE KNEE||C||3||John O’Shea||78|
|4||110x07x154||CAPE BRETON||G||3||Chris Waller||74|
|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|
|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|
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.
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.
|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|