Victory Stakes

J.J. Atkins plate, Eagle Farm

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

Run over 1200m at Brisbane’s Eagle Farm Racecourse, the Group 2 Victory Stakes is a popular sprint race held in late April or early May as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. A weight-for-age event, the Victory Stakes is a good early lead-up to the Group 1 winter sprints in the Sunshine State. 

The Victory Stakes was first run in 1980 and is now worth $250,000 in prize money. The 2020 edition of the race however offered a reduced $175,000 in stakes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ran later in the carnival during May as a set weights plus penalties event to serve as a key Stradbroke lead-up.

Many class sprinters have won the Victory Stakes over the years including Rough Habit (1991) and Buffering (2011, 2013).

VICTORY STAKES 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, April 30, 2022
  • Track Location: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight-for-age 
  • Qualification: No class, age or sex restriction 
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Operator: Brisbane Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $250,000 
  • Inaugural Race: 1980
  • 2022 Victory Stakes Winner: Count De Rupee

victory Stakes 2022 RESULTS

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

  1. #2 Count De Rupee
  2. #7 Scallopini
  3. #12 Jamaea

Last year’s The Gong winner Count De Rupee ($7.50) was good late running down Scallopini ($20) to win the Victory Stakes 2022 ahead of a next-up run in the Doomben 10,000. The fellow Robert & Luke Price-trained Jamaea ($21) was also eye-catching with the Stradbroke Handicap-bound filly flashing home for third.


New Ways to Bet at neds

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

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Victory Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Victory Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Victory Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Victory Stakes, 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 Victory Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Victory Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Victory Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Victory Stakes 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 Victory Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The VICTORY STAKES in 2022

  1. Join up at
  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 Victory Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Victory Stakes 2022 Odds

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

Which Horse Will Win The VICTORY STAKES

The best way to pick which horse will win the Victory Stakes in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up autumn / winter racing form, assess the barriers, consider the weights and look for runners that have previously run top three in the same race from previous seasons. 

Additional factors consider when picking the Victory Stakes winner include: 

  • Hot Leads – Graduates out of tougher Sydney Autumn Carnival lead-up races do well in the Victory Stakes.
  • Interstate Invaders – Keep an eye out for entrants who have recently won a race in Sydney.
  • Fancy the Females – In recent years the mares have run well in the Victory Stakes.

VICTORY STAKES Favourites 2022

Favourites in Victory Stakes betting have a good recent strike rate in the race with the latest to salute for the punters being Impending ($2.50 in 2018).

Early 2022 Victory Stakes favourites for this season’s race include Group 1 winner Rothfire and Count De Rupee


The official Victory Stakes 2022 field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday leading-up to the race and will be listed in full below.

The 2022 Victory Stakes final field features a quality line-up of Group 1-bound winter sprinters led in betting by the resuming Rob Heathcote-trained Rothfire.


Favourite: #3 Rothfire ($2.25 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #11 Startantes ($9.50 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #10 Ranch Hand ($16 at time of publish)

Our exclusive tips for the 2022 Victory Stakes will be published right here the week of the race so stay tuned for the winter sprinters to back and sack in this year’s race. A full betting preview will also be published on the Neds Blog.



2022 Victory Stakes Day takes place on Saturday, the 30th of April, 2022 and is also host to the Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1600m) for three-year-olds. 

VICTORY STAKES Barrier Draw 2022

The 2022 Victory Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race with the list of gates and jockeys to be announced in our above Victory Stakes Field section. 

VICTORY STAKES Nominations 2022

The Victory Stakes 2022 nominations are taken by Racing Queensland on Monday the 25th of April, 2022 and will be announced below. 

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.


Weight-for-age apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM (AEST) on Tuesday, the 26th of April, 2022 and will be published in our above Victory Stakes Field section. 

VICTORY STAKES Acceptances 2022

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday the 27th of April, 2022 and will be published in our above Victory Stakes Field section. 


The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 27th of April, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above Victory Stakes Field section. 

VICTORY STAKES Scratchings 2022

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

VICTORY STAKES Prize Money 2022

The Victory Stakes prize purse is worth $250,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $145,000
2nd $46,250
3rd $23,750
4th $17,500
5th $12,500
6th $6,875
7th $3,125
8th $3,125
9th $3,125
10th $3,125

VICTORY STAKES Race Number 2022

The 2022 Victory Stakes is set to run as Eagle Farm Race 8 at 3:42pm (AEST) on Saturday the 30th of April, 2022.  There are nine races in total that day at Eagle Farm Racecourse. 

VICTORY STAKES 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 Victory Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 



You can watch or listen to the 2022 Victory Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Free to air television: Seven Network

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

Radio: Radio Sport National


Winners of the Victory Stakes dating back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Runner-Up Third Time
2022 Count De Rupee Scallopini Jamaea 1:09.6
2021 Niccanova Vega One Pennino 1:11.9
2020 Victorem Niccanova Deep Image 1:10.6
2019 I Am Excited Redzel Jonker 1:09.6
2018 Impending Most Important I Am Excited 1:10.0
2017 Music Magnate Hopfgarten Miss Cover Girl 1:13.2
2016 Fell Swoop Didntcostalot Artlee 1:09.0
2015 Srikandi Ball Of Muscle Dances On Stars 1:09.6
2014 Temple Of Boom Spirit Of Boom Snitzerland 1:09.0
2013 Buffering Spirit Of Boom Albrecht 1:08.5
2012 Not held
2011 Buffering Atomic Force Azzaland 1:13.0
2010 Ghetto Blaster The Jackal Albert The Fat 1:09.6
2009 Swiss Ace Sniper’s Bullet Red Element 1:09.7
2008 Swiss Ace Atapi Dance The Waves 1:09.8
2007 Mitanni Anwaar Tellem 1:09.7
2006 All Bar One Falaise Impaler 1:08.5
2005 Wager Deuxieme Dezigna 1:21.9
2004 Only Words Our Egyptian Raine Defier 1:25.8
2003 Tit For Taat Scenic Peak Mr Bureaucrat 1:21.5
2002 Mr Bureaucrat Salgado Faiza 1:23.3
2001 Make Mine Magic Play Station Camarena 1:20.8
2000 Cheiron Narwong City Fair 1:22.8