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

Winx steps up third Cox Plate preparation

Winx steps up third Cox Plate preparation

Australia’s favourite racehorse Winx has returned to trainer Chris Waller’s Rosehill stables ready to step up her Spring Carnival preparation that will target a third successive win in the 2017 Group 1 $3m Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 28.

Winx and Hugh Bowman, above, will be aiming for a third Cox …

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

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 211123×282 HARTNELL (GB) John O’Shea James Doyle 1 59kg 115
2 183538×633 EXOSPHERIC (GB) Lee & Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 2 59kg 112
3 x56469x212 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Blake Shinn 5 59kg 112
4 2x6145x353 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott Damien Oliver 7 59kg 111
5 41454x12x3 SENSE OF OCCASION Kris Lees Corey Brown 4 59kg 106
6 11x92384x3 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 8 59kg 101
7 x145x227x0 SINGING (FR) Kris Lees Sam Clipperton 9 59kg 96
8 1182×5352 NO DOUBT Anthony & Edward Cummings Tommy Berry 6 59kg 85
9 1x1111x111 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 57kg 132

2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Nominations

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

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 111×84 ABBEY MARIE M 4 Michael Kent 97
2 x808462x00 ALMOONQITH (USA) H 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 106
3 6x511112x1 ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 103
4 3x00352x02 AROD (IRE) H 6 Chris Waller 107
5 917x277x41 ASTRONOMOS (GB) G 6 John P Thompson 97
6 x12129x211 BLACK HEART BART G 6 Darren Weir 114
7 121×533 COMIN’ THROUGH C 3 Chris Waller 90
8 112x3x321x CONSENSUS (NZ) M 5 Stephen McKee
9 x1290x1211 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) G 4 Desleigh Forster 103
10 249×232924 DIBAYANI (IRE) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 106
11 06116×1133 ECUADOR (NZ) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 108
12 x3915x0x36 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) H 5 Chris Waller 104
13 3x12x210x2 EURO ANGEL (NZ) M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 99
14 3x183538x6 EXOSPHERIC (GB) H 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 112
15 x1240x518x FIRST SEAL M 5 John P Thompson 110
16 14x120143x FLOODLIGHT (USA) H 4 John O’Shea 84
17 3x230x533x FOUNDATION (IRE) G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 100
18 23x56469x2 HAPPY CLAPPER G 6 Patrick Webster 107
19 611x92384x HARLEM (GB) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 98
20 x211123x28 HARTNELL (GB) G 6 John O’Shea 115
21 22x12182x3 HAURAKI G 5 John O’Shea 112
22 x7323590x1 HE OR SHE G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 103
23 22x41670x9 HEAVENS ABOVE M 5 Tim Martin 103
24 11x1110x87 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 108
25 x31129x422 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 4 Darren Weir 100
26 1734 IMPAVIDO G 3 Bjorn Baker 63
27 x471210x44 JAMEKA M 4 Ciaron Maher
28 35x046741x JESSY BELLE M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 98
29 51429×338 LAND OF PLENTY C 3 Grahame Begg 72
30 7x22251x11 LE ROMAIN G 4 Kris Lees 113
31 123×115 MAN FROM UNCLE G 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings 86
32 x6251162x1 MCCREERY (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 106
33 114x82876x MIME (NZ) M 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 95
34 110x7111x6 NEW TIPPERARY G 4 Joseph Pride 88
35 1182×53 NO DOUBT H 4 Anthony & Edward Cummings 68
36 1x01x7 NURSE KITCHEN (NZ) F 3 David Brideoake 82
37 129x12x2 OMEI SWORD F 3 Chris Waller 92
38 5501x5860x OUR IVANHOWE (GER) H 7 Lee & Anthony Freedman 111
39 451008×446 PALENTINO H 4 Darren Weir 111
40 10x4540x60 PREFERMENT (NZ) H 5 Chris Waller 114
41 x463351x62 PRIZED ICON C 3 James Cummings 107
42 2×61331125 RED EXCITEMENT G 7 Gerald Ryan 110
43 5120x5x21x REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 99
44 312×7 RIGHTEOUS MATE (NZ) G 3 Mark Newnham 68
45 0x274088x2 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 104
46 x454282x06 SEABURGE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 103
47 641454x12x SENSE OF OCCASION G 6 Kris Lees 103
48 2x145x227x SINGING (FR) H 7 Kris Lees 97
49 x402211Fx7 SINGLE GAZE M 4 Nick Olive 103
50 x165344x40 SO SI BON C 3 Robbie Laing 78
51 x121x090x7 SOFIA ROSA (NZ) M 4 Stephen Marsh 104
52 21x13433x SPECTROSCOPE (USA) H 4 John O’Shea 81
53 33×8502111 STRATUM STAR H 5 Darren Weir 111
54 13061x00x5 TAVAGO (NZ) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 105
55 212x6145x3 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) H 7 Robert Hickmott
56 50×2152427 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE H 4 Desleigh Forster 95
57 x51709x4x2 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 6 Darren Weir 110
58 49x549169x VANBRUGH H 4 Chris Waller 103
59 x6527255x3 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller 108
60 11x1111x11 WINX M 5 Chris Waller 132
61 515x0560x2 ZANBAGH M 6 John P Thompson 99

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 Winx 2 Hartnell 3 Sense of Occasion 2:07.2
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