HORSE racing’s jungle drums beat loudly from Doomben today as Brisbane hosts one of its biggest meetings featuring the Queensland Oaks and the Kingsford-Smith Cup.
In recent history, the Queensland Oaks is probably best known as the race that catapulted Winx to stardom with her first genuine city success at Group 1 level.
It followed her stunning last-to-first victory in the Sunshine Coast Guineas, the first triumph in her incredible winning sequence which now stands at 25.
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Today’s two Group 1s and a mouth-watering support card, ensures the meeting sits second only to Stradbroke Day during Queensland’s Winter Carnival.
So stick tight with us throughout the afternoon as we bring you all the tips, late mail, betting updateS, plus, more importantly, breaking news and fantastic pictures on one of the great days in Queensland racing.
Courier Mail racing editor Nathan Exelby will provide us with any racing developments trackside and also provide his take on each of today’s races.
Race 1 – 11.10am BENCHMARK 95 HANDICAP (1200m)
Race 2 – 11.46am GRAND PRIX STAKES (2200m)
Race 3 – 12.21pm PREMIER’S CUP (2200m)
Race 4 – 1pm LORD MAYOR’S CUP (1630m)
Race 5 – 1.40 BRC SIRES’ PRODUCE STAKES (1350m)
Race 6 – 2.20pm GLENLOGAN PARK STAKES (1350m)
Race 7 – 2.59pm KINGSFORD-SMITH CUP (1350m)
Race 8 – 3.37pm QUEENSLAND OAKS (2200m)
Race 9 – 4.16pm FRED BEST CLASSIC (1350m)