Preview Of The 2010 Queensland Oaks

April 16th, 2010

As the weather turns slightly cooler, and the Sydney Racing Carnival’s end is in sight, Queensland starts gearing up to host its most prestigious event on the horse racing calendar – the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Due to jump on the 15th of May, the carnival will span until the 12th of June with some fantastic days of racing, one of which will be the Treasury Casino QLD Oaks Day.

Marheta, trained by Michael Moroney, looks to be eyeing up the Oaks to continue her winning streak.

Held at the stunning Eagle Farm Racecourse just outside of the city, the headlining event will be the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m), worth $400,000.

The 2010 Queensland Oaks will draw some of the state’s best three-year-old fillies to compete over the staying distance of 2,400 metres, hoping to gain a share in the prize money.

Marheta, trained by Michael Moroney, looks to be eyeing up the Oaks to continue her winning streak.

The filly has won her last two starts, and came runner up in the third – however all were over the shorter distance.

Another possible contender for the 2010 Queensland Oaks is November Rain, trained by Richard Collett.

The filly has finished second in her last three starts, most recently in the New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham in March.

Also taking place on the 5th of June alongside the 2010 Queensland Oaks will be the Group 2 QTC Sires Produce Stakes (1400m), the Group 2 PJ O’Shea Stakes (2200m) and the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2100m).