Queen Elizabeth Stakes

  • Date: Saturday April 9, 2016
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 2,000m
  • Conditions: Weight For Age
  • Prize Money: $4,000,000

2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes News

Big Memory right for first up tilt at Villiers Stakes

Big Memory right for first up tilt at Villiers Stakes

Big Memory has recovered from a hock injury that kept him out of the Caulfield Cup and is ready for a first up tilt at the Group 2 $250,000 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on December 17.

Big Memory, above with yellow cap, is on target to run in the Villiers Stakes at Randwick. Photo …

The 2016 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 2016 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 2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes field will include some of the best weight-for-age horses from right around Australia.
The 2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes field is published here

2016 Queen Elizabeth Field, Barriers & Odds

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5x61239x73 CRITERION (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Tommy Berry 2 59kg 115
2 011907×411 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5 59kg 115
3 1x7431x059 MONGOLIAN KHAN Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Opie Bosson 9 59kg 114
4 7x9230x550 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) Lee & Anthony Freedman Brett Prebble 4 59kg 112
5 122610×521 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott Kerrin McEvoy 8 59kg 110
6 050208×077 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara Dwayne Dunn 3 59kg 109
7 x87x23x611 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) John O’Shea Sam Clipperton 11 59kg 109
8 0x3399x424 DIBAYANI (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Nicholas Hall 13 59kg 107
9 x5x111x452 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Brenton Avdulla 1 59kg 107
10 2x0728x332 HAURAKI John O’Shea James McDonald 14 59kg 107
11 x09936x561 LEEBAZ (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 10 59kg 107
12 6x648915x4 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees Damien Oliver 12 57kg 110
13 20027×0635 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damian Lane 7 57kg 109
14 x9102x9244 FENWAY Lee & Shannon Hope Blake Shinn 16 57kg 107
15e x30721x042 AWESOME ROCK Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 15 59kg 104
16e 249000×986 WEARY (FR) Chris Waller Craig Williams 6 59kg 102

2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Nominations

As soon as they are available, the 2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations are published here.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 43121×7966 MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) G 6 John O’Shea 1= 59kg 106
2 011907×411 PREFERMENT (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 1= 59kg 115
3 122610×521 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) H 6 Robert Hickmott 1= 59kg 110
4 1x111x1111 WINX M 4 Chris Waller 1= 57kg 123
5 5x61239x73 CRITERION (NZ) H 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 5 59kg 115
6 x52140x320 KERMADEC (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 6= 59kg 114
7 1x7431x059 MONGOLIAN KHAN H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 6= 59kg 114
8 62111×4160 TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 6= 59kg 114
9 7x9230x550 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) H 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman 9= 59kg 112
10 11x117x139 SUAVITO (NZ) M 5 Nigel Blackiston 9= 57kg 112
11 0x1610x703 MOURINHO G 8 Peter Gelagotis 11= 59kg 111
12 5x0x51709x TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 5 Yasutoshi Ikee 11= 59kg 111
13 58701×9032 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 7 Chris Waller 11= 59kg 111
14 x6x20x0185 BOW CREEK (IRE) H 5 John O’Shea 14= 59kg 110
15 114x4650x5 HARTNELL (GB) G 5 John O’Shea 14= 59kg 110
16 31310×7236 STRATUM STAR H 4 Darren Weir 14= 59kg 109
17 6x648915x4 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) M 5 Kris Lees 14= 57kg 110
18 11731×4214 TARZINO (NZ) C 3 Mick Price 14= 55.5kg 110
19 050208×077 HAPPY TRAILS G 8 Paul Beshara 19= 59kg 109
20 x87x23x611 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 5 John O’Shea 19= 59kg 109
21 21226×1240 FIRST SEAL M 4 John P Thompson 19= 57kg 109
22 20027×0635 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 19= 57kg 109
23 70590×6110 VOLKSTOK’N’BARRELL (NZ) G 4 Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs 23= 59kg 108
24 132314×797 STORM THE STARS (USA) H 4 Chris Waller 23= 58.5kg 108
25 1x2511x123 PRESS STATEMENT C 3 Chris Waller 23= 55.5kg 108
26 0x3399x424 DIBAYANI (IRE) G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 26= 59kg 107
27 2x0728x332 HAURAKI G 4 John O’Shea 26= 59kg 107
28 123x12310x TERRUBI (IRE) H 6 Kris Lees 26= 59kg 107
29 x9102x9244 FENWAY M 4 Lee & Shannon Hope 26= 57kg 107
30 067101×906 ALMOONQITH (USA) H 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 30= 59kg 106
31 x09936x561 LEEBAZ (NZ) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 30= 59kg 106
32 x98046x000 GUST OF WIND (NZ) M 4 John Sargent 30= 57kg 106
33 x30721x042 AWESOME ROCK H 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 33= 59kg 104
34 0x484256x7 BEATEN UP (GB) G 8 Chris Waller 33= 59kg 104
35 123121×377 GOOD PROJECT H 4 Chris Waller 33= 59kg 104
36 291410×341 MISS ROSE DE LAGO M 5 Danny O’Brien 33= 57kg 104
37 211×7212 PALENTINO C 3 Darren Weir 33= 55.5kg 104
38 314181458x ADDICTIVE HABIT (NZ) G 6 Lee Somervell 38= 59kg 103
39 x157x80x62 GUARDINI (FR) H 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 38= 59kg 103
40 x57523x200 ROCK STURDY H 5 Joseph Pride 38= 59kg 103
41 12123×2123 AZKADELLIA (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher 38= 57kg 107
42 67×7021177 TINTO M 5 Rex Lipp 38= 57kg 103
43 098×402211 SINGLE GAZE F 3 Nick Olive 38= 53.5kg 103
44 11×6013863 CENTRE PIVOT G 5 Peter Robl 44= 59kg 102
45 52415×2018 HE OR SHE G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 44= 59kg 102
46 0x900x2x02 LIDARI (FR) H 7 Darren Weir 44= 59kg 102
47 249000×986 WEARY (FR) G 6 Chris Waller 44= 59kg 102
48 0042x5x848 KOOL KOMPANY (IRE) H 4 Chris Waller 44= 58.5kg 102
49 49x149x251 ZANBAGH M 5 John P Thompson 44= 57kg 102
50 x2357x0955 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 50= 59kg 101
51 x5x111x452 HAPPY CLAPPER G 5 Patrick Webster 50= 59kg 107
52 62111×0649 VANBRUGH C 3 Chris Waller 52 55.5kg 99
53 0820×03044 PUCCINI (NZ) H 5 Darren Weir 53 59kg 99
54 5797x60x50 AOMEN (IRE) G 8 Anthony Cummings 54 59kg 98
55 692330×657 BOHEMIAN LILY (NZ) M 4 Gai Waterhouse 55 57kg 97
56 11x111x45x GOLDSTREAM (ITY) H 4 Kris Lees 56 58.5kg 95
57 5578×55877 ADORABEEL (NZ) M 6 Joseph Pride 57 57kg 85
58 72029×4080 SHARDS C 3 John O’Shea 58 55.5kg 82
59 9358×82307 GOLD AMBITION (NZ) G 3 Bjorn Baker 59 55.5kg 80
60 13213×3845 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) H 4 Darren Weir 60= 59kg 72
61 2251×91290 CROSLEY HOTSHOT G 3 Bjorn Baker 60= 55.5kg 72

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