Top 5 Queensland Oaks winners
The Queensland Oaks (2400m) is a Group 1 race for staying fillies in Brisbane and has been won by some champion gallopers over the years. See who made our list of top 5 Queensland Oaks winners since 1990.
In modern times, the feature race has been taken out by some outstanding gallopers.
Top 5 Queensland Oaks winners.
1. WINX (2015)
No arguments here with Winx sitting comfortably in the top spot. Her 2015 Queensland Oaks win was run at Doomben over the 2200m that year and came after her stunning victory in the Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m), which was the first of her unbeaten streak of 33 wins that spanned the rest of her career. She retired with 37 wins from 43 starts and is one of the best horses of all time. The Chris Waller-trained galloper won the Cox Plate (2040m) on four occasions as well as the Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) and George Ryder Stakes (1500m), while she took out the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) on three occasions. They are just some of the feature races she dominated throughout her career.
2. ETHEREAL (2001)
Ethereal was a star New Zealand mare that was trained by Sheila Laxon and first came to Australia in the late autumn of 2001, winning the Doomben Roses (2020m) before rattling home to take out the Queensland Oaks (2400m) at Eagle Farm. After a series of top three finishes over slightly shorter trips, including one behind Northerly in the Caulfield Stakes (2400m), she claimed the Caulfield Cup (2400m)/Melbourne Cup (3200m) double as a four-year-old. Her last ever start came in the 2002 Tancred Stakes when she again arrived in time to defeat Universal Prince.
3. TRISCAY (1991)
Triscay was one of the better fillies in the early 1990s, taking out the Champagne Stakes (1600m) at two before claiming the Flight Stakes (1600m) that spring. She missed out in the Kennedy Oaks (2500m) but returned to Melbourne to defeat the boys in the Australian Guineas (1600m) before claiming the Australian Oaks and the Queensland Oaks later that campaign.
4. ARCTIC SCENT (1996)
Arctic Scent claimed the Queensland Oaks in 1996. The Gerald Ryan galloper ended a bit of a run of outs that day and was runner-up in the Kennedy Oaks in Melbourne the year prior. Her biggest win came in the Caulfield Cup (2400m) in 1996 when ridden by the then 16-year-old apprentice, Brent Stanley. She held out Circles Of Gold that day, while another key victory came in the 1997 Feehan Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley.
5. EGG TART (2017)
A quality performer from the Chris Waller stable, Egg Tart worked through the grades in 2017 to claim the Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville before emulating her famous stablemate, Winx, by taking out the Queensland Oaks. She was around the mark in some big races throughout her career after that and was placed behind Winx on a couple of occasions at Group 1 level, while she just missed out in the 2018 Doomben Cup (2000m).