Queen Elizabeth Stakes

  • Date: Saturday April 8, 2017
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 2,000m
  • Conditions: Weight For Age
  • Prize Money: $4,000,000

2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes News

Hartnell not ready to topple Winx in Chipping Norton Stakes

Hartnell not ready to topple Winx in Chipping Norton Stakes

Trainer John O’Shea admits that it will be hard for Hartnell to topple Winx in the Group 1 $600,000 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday but is confident the English import will be able to test the super star mare on day two of ‘The Championships’ if the conditions are right.

Hartnell, above, …

The 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes is a Group 1 race held  in Sydney in April of every year and is now considered the feature race of The Championships that are held over two weekends at Royal Randwick. The Queen Elizabeth Stakes is run over a distance of 2,000 metres and is now worth a staggering $4 million in prize money. The Queen Elizabeth Stakes is the headline race on the second weekend of The Championships, which also features the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m), Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m), and the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m)

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The Queen Elizabeth Stakes was first run back in 1851 when it was won by Cossack. The race has undergone many different name and distance changes throughout its long history. The Queen Elizabeth Stakes was originally called the Queens Plate until 1873 when it was renamed the AJC Plate.  The race first became known as the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 1954 and has kept that name ever since. The race was first run over a staying trip of 4800 metres, but has been contested over 2000 metres since 1986.

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes is considered the most prestigious weight-for-age event during the 2016 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and the honour roll is littered with the names of some the greatest horses in the history of Australian racing. Equine superstars that have won the Queen Elizabeth Stakes include Archer (1862), Carbine (1889, 18901 and 1891), Wakeful (1902), Poseidon (1908), Phar Lap (1930), Peter Pan (1933) Tulloch (1958, 1960 and 1961), Ming Dynasty (1978), Might And Power (1998), Lonhro (2003), Grand Armee (2004 and 2005) and More Joyous (2012).

With the massive injection of prizemoney, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes is now one of the richest races in the world and is set to draw runners from right around the globe.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes field can feature a maximum of 14 gallopers and the Group 1 event generally draws quality rather than quantity. Now that the race is worth a staggering $4 million, the competition to gain a start in the race is expected to be fierce, especially if trainers and owners from Europe and Asia send their horses to Australia to contest the race. The winners of the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m), Group 1 The BMW (2400m), Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) and Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) are all offered ballot-exempt entry into the Queen Elizabeth Stakes field and there is a chance that the winners of all four races could do battle on the final day of The Championships in 2016.

The 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes field will be released on Tuesday April 5 and the barrier draw for the Group 1 event will be conducted later that day. The Queen Elizabeth Stakes field will include some of the best weight-for-age horses from right around Australia.
The 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes field is published here

2017 Queen Elizabeth Field, Barriers & Odds

2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Nominations

As soon as they are available, the 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations are published here.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 111x ABBEY MARIE M 4 Michael Kent
2 1x ADMIRE DEUS (JPN) H 6 Mitsuru Hashida
3 087x15355x ALASKAN ROSE (NZ) M 4 Michael Moroney
4 65x808462x ALMOONQITH (USA) H 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
5 ANCIENT HISTORY (IRE) H 4 John O’Shea
6 46x511112x ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 99
7 0x3x00352x AROD (IRE) H 6 Chris Waller 108
8 11917x277x ASTRONOMOS (GB) G 6 John P Thompson 85
9 20x015551x AWESOME ROCK H 5 Leon & Troy Corstens
10 1x2x1x3x BIG BLUE (GB) H 5 John O’Shea
11 2x12129x2x BLACK HEART BART G 6 Darren Weir
12 CLARITY SKY (JPN) H 5 Makoto Saito
13 121x5x COMIN’ THROUGH C 3 Chris Waller 81
14 12x1112x3x CONSENSUS (NZ) M 5 Stephen McKee
15 x1290x121x CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) G 4 Desleigh Forster
16 118x359x4x DANISH TWIST M 5 Kris Lees 104
17 2x DECIPHER (JPN) H 8 Futoshi Kojima
18 249x23292x DIBAYANI (IRE) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 107
19 5x13x1421x DIVINE PROPHET C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 104
20 706116x11x ECUADOR (NZ) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 113
21 22x3915x0x ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) H 5 Chris Waller 103
22 x456x9253x ERUPT (IRE) H 5 Francis-Henri Graffard
23 61111x000x ESTEBAN (NZ) G 4 John Sargent 81
24 13x12x210x EURO ANGEL (NZ) M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 95
25 13x183538x EXOSPHERIC (GB) H 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman
26 x1240x518x FIRST SEAL M 5 John P Thompson
27 FLOODLIGHT (USA) H 4 John O’Shea
28 3x230x533x FOUNDATION (IRE) G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
29 523x56469x HAPPY CLAPPER G 6 Patrick Webster
30 1x3670x HARDHAM C 3 David Brideoake
31 611x92384x HARLEM (GB) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
32 x5x211123x HARTNELL (GB) G 6 John O’Shea 118
33 722x12182x HAURAKI G 5 John O’Shea
34 8x7323590x HE OR SHE G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
35 122x41670x HEAVENS ABOVE M 5 Tim Martin
36 1211x1110x HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 108
37 1x31129x4x HUMIDOR (NZ) G 4 Darren Weir
38 1x IMPAVIDO G 3 Bjorn Baker 64
39 21x11433x INFERENCE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
40 24x471210x JAMEKA M 4 Ciaron Maher
41 35x046741x JESSY BELLE M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
42 x01170x41x KINEMA (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller
43 51429x3x LAND OF PLENTY C 3 Grahame Begg
44 217x22251x LE ROMAIN G 4 Kris Lees 112
45 110x13540x MACKINTOSH (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller
46 7966x5340x MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) G 7 John O’Shea 105
47 123x1x MAN FROM UNCLE G 3 Anthony Cummings 80
48 1x6251162x MCCREERY (GB) G 5 Chris Waller
49 MEINER HONEY (JPN) H 4 Hironori Kurita
50 MEINER MILANO (JPN) H 7 Ikuo Aizawa
51 MEINER SAGE (JPN) H 5 Yuichi Shikato
52 622114x82x MIME (NZ) M 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
53 3419x1030x MISS ROSE DE LAGO M 6 Danny O’Brien
54 191x75314x MY PSYCHIATRIST M 4 Joseph Pride
55 1x NEOREALISM (JPN) H 6 Noriyuki Hori
56 x110x7111x NEW TIPPERARY G 4 Joseph Pride 88
57 1182x NO DOUBT H 4 Anthony Cummings 67
58 1x01x NURSE KITCHEN (NZ) F 3 David Brideoake
59 129x12x OMEI SWORD F 3 Chris Waller 92
60 5501x5860x OUR IVANHOWE (GER) H 7 Lee & Anthony Freedman
61 x451008x4x PALENTINO H 4 Darren Weir
62 1x2252911x PILOTE D’ESSAI (GB) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
63 3x68x1121x PORTMAN (NZ) G 4 Danny O’Brien 72
64 4110x4540x PREFERMENT (NZ) H 5 Chris Waller 115
65 11x463351x PRIZED ICON C 3 James Cummings
66 PRODIGAL SON (JPN) H 4 Sakae Kunieda
67 RAINBOW LINE (JPN) H 4 Hidekazu Asami
68 4x27156x5x REAL LOVE M 6 Darren Weir
69 52x613311x RED EXCITEMENT G 7 Gerald Ryan
70 RED VERDON (USA) H 4 Ed Dunlop
71 5120x5x21x REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
72 312x RIGHTEOUS MATE (NZ) G 3 Mark Newnham 68
73 40x274088x RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
74 1211x1380x RISQUE (NZ) M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 95
75 13x882140x SACRED MASTER (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 103
76 3x21x SAINT EMILION (NZ) G 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
77 SATONO CROWN (JPN) H 5 Noriyuki Hori
78 1x32x2x SAVILE ROW (NZ) U 0 Michael Moroney
79 463877031x SAVVY NATURE (NZ) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 90
80 16x454282x SEABURGE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
81 641454x12x SENSE OF OCCASION G 6 Kris Lees 103
82 2x145x227x SINGING (FR) H 7 Kris Lees 97
83 8x402211Fx SINGLE GAZE M 4 Nick Olive
84 13x81x9x SKY KINGDOM (IRE) H 4 Garry Newham
85 1x SMART LAYER (JPN) M 7 Ryuji Okubo
86 26x165344x SO SI BON C 3 Robbie Laing
87 1x121x090x SOFIA ROSA (NZ) M 4 Stephen Marsh
88 1x3x SPECTROSCOPE (USA) H 4 John O’Shea
89 33x850211x STRATUM STAR H 5 Darren Weir
90 113061x00x TAVAGO (NZ) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
91 21x THAT RINGS A BELL F 3 Danny O’Brien
92 5212x6145x THE UNITED STATES (IRE) H 7 Robert Hickmott
93 250x21524x TOO GOOD TO REFUSE H 4 Desleigh Forster
94 142x2x TOP OF MY LIST M 4 Anthony Cummings 70
95 0x51709x4x TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 6 Darren Weir 111
96 4160x88x7x TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
97 11x1611x UGO FOSCOLO (NZ) G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
98 49x549169x VANBRUGH H 4 Chris Waller
99 4x6527255x WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller
100 1111x1111x WINX M 5 Chris Waller 132
101 2515x0560x ZANBAGH M 6 John P Thompson

ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes History

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes has undergone plenty of changes since it was first run in 1851 when Cossack won the event. Up until 1872, the event was known as the Queen’s Plate and it was then changed to the AJC Plate. In 1954, the race was titled the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and has maintained that name ever since.

Originally raced over 4800m, the distance slowly decreased to 3600m, 2800m, 2400m, 2200m, and finally stopped at 2000m.

ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes Records (over 2000m)
Fastest Time: 2:01.22 – Intergaze in 1997
Slowest Time: 2:17.00 – Sydeston in 1990
Most wins by a Jockey: 3 wins – Damien Oliver (2002, 2007, 2008)

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winners & Results

Here you will find a list of winners of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes since the year 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2016 1 Lucia Valentina 2 The United States 3 Happy Clapper 2:04.8
2015 1 Criterion 2 Red Cadeaux 3 Royal Descent 2:05.4
2014 1 It’s A Dundeel 2 Sacred Falls 3 Carlton House 2:03.7
2013 1 Reliable Man 2 It’s A Dundeel 3 Happy Trails 2:01.8
2012 1 More Joyous 2 Manighar 3 Secret Admirer 2:05.3
2011 1 My Kingdom Of Fife 2 Sacred Choice 3 Syreon 2:07.77
2010 1 Road To Rock 2 Triple Honour 3 Monaco Consul 2:03.8
2009 1 Pompeii Ruler 2 =2 Sarrera 3 =2 Metal Bender 2:07.1
2008 1 Sarrera 2 Nom Du Jeu 3 Tuesday Joy 2:03.5
2007 1 Desert War 2 Haradasun 3 Spirit of Tara 2:04.2
2006 1 Eremein 2 Aqua d’ Amore 3 Ike’s Dream 2:02.4
2005 1 Grand Armee 2 Delzao 3 Mummify 2:02.6
2004 1 Grand Armee 2 Lonhro 3 Pentastic 2:03.2
2003 1 Lonhro 2 Pentastic 3 Republic Lass 2:04.8
2002 1 Defier 2 Freemason 3 Emission 2:04.3
2001 1 Shogun Lodge 2 Go Flash Go 3 El Mirada 2:05.5
2000 1 Georgie Boy 2 Cronus 3 Referral 2:07.7