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Queen Elizabeth Stakes

The 2018 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)

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 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes field will be released on Tuesday April 10 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 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes field is published here

2018 Queen Elizabeth Field, Barriers & Odds

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 121262×121 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Kerrin McEvoy 9 59kg 119
2 3150×11214 GAILO CHOP (FR) Darren Weir Mark Zahra 5 59kg 116
3 813520×418 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Blake Shinn 1 59kg 116
4 24x45x0x92 AMBITIOUS (JPN) Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 7 59kg 110
5 10x242100x SUCCESS DAYS (IRE) Ken Condon Joao Moreira 8 59kg 109
6 222511×738 CLASSIC UNIFORM Gary Moore Andrew Adkins 4 59kg 108
7 8x1160x312 COMIN’ THROUGH Chris Waller Michael Walker 2 59kg 107
8 x00118x642 ODEON (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 6 59kg 98
9 1x11111x11 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 10 57kg 132
10 0x28424424 CONSENSUS (NZ) Stephen McKee Jason Collett 3 57kg 105

2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes First Acceptances

the first list of First Acceptances have been taken for the 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes as of Tuesday 13th March, 2018 and can now be seen below.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 0x72586x65 ABBEY MARIE M 5 Michael Kent 102
2 155111×554 ACE HIGH C 3 David Payne 107
3 233323×672 ADMIRAL JELLO G 5 Kris Lees 92
4 5x13x3552x ADMIRE WINNER (JPN) H 4 Chris Waller 91
5 1x22027x07 AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ) M 6 Kris Lees 102
6 1x21402x24 ALMANDIN (GER) G 8 Liam Howley 113
7 12x5116x50 ALOISIA (NZ) F 3 Aaron Purcell 105
8 x24x45x0x9 AMBITIOUS (JPN) H 6 Anthony Freedman 110
9 504082525x ARTICUS (FR) G 6 Kris Lees 94
10 6412127×56 AUVRAY (FR) G 7 Richard Freedman 103
11 432102×23 BRING ME ROSES F 3 Tony McEvoy 92
12 0222511×73 CLASSIC UNIFORM G 5 Gary Moore 109
13 812126×127 CLIFF’S EDGE C 3 Darren Weir 98
14 338x1160x3 COMIN’ THROUGH G 4 Chris Waller 103
15 3211x2x2x2 CONSENSUS (NZ) M 6 Stephen McKee
16 11×137 D’ARGENTO C 3 Chris Waller 88
17 33x42143x1 DIXIE BLOSSOMS M 5 Ron Quinton 108
18 1111x270x4 EGG TART M 4 Chris Waller 105
19 x0x360x314 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) H 6 Chris Waller 107
20 1x23475x38 FOXPLAY M 4 Chris Waller 111
21 110x1512x3 FRANCALETTA M 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 98
22 143150×112 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 7 Darren Weir
23 x34x4x04x0 HALLELUJAH BOY (JPN) H 5 Kris Lees 78
24 5x121262x1 HAPPY CLAPPER G 7 Patrick Webster 114
25 515867×281 HARLEM (GB) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 103
26 x12290x130 HARTNELL (GB) G 7 James Cummings
27 10x56685x6 HEAVENS ABOVE M 6 Tim Martin 107
28 x6813520x4 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir 116
29 x173314x21 KARAVALI (NZ) M 4 Kris Lees 81
30 1x1661x50 LEVENDI C 3 Peter Gelagotis
31 22x253920x LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 96
32 x76001221x LIZZIE L’AMOUR (NZ) M 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 109
33 5x2114x397 LORD FANDANGO (GER) H 5 Archie Alexander 103
34 x0x65359x0 MACKINTOSH (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 102
35 x212135x40 MAIN STAGE (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 75
36 37x76430x0 MAURUS (GB) G 7 John P Thompson 98
37 95x84730x7 MCCREERY (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 102
38 211×1156 MISSION HILL G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 79
39 3x128x25x2 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 98
40 631×743 NETTOYER M 4 Wendy Roche 67
41 13x00118x6 ODEON (NZ) G 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
42 13x72x203x ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE) R 6 Chris Waller 108
43 5x810583x2 OREGON’S DAY M 4 Mick Price
44 312×1720 PEACEFUL STATE C 3 Darren Weir 77
45 22x6278x85 PERFECT RHYME M 4 Ron Leemon 85
46 13173×5 POETIC DREAM (IRE) H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 92
47 202720×242 PRIZED ICON H 4 Kris Lees 107
48 x661x025x2 RADIPOLE (IRE) G 5 Michael Moroney 95
49 842122212x RISING RED (NZ) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 90
50 48x111x76x ROMAN SON G 4 Richard Freedman 70
51 1412x3x50x SARRASIN (GB) H 6 Richard Freedman 98
52 4x20x2x38x SATONO RASEN (JPN) H 6 Chris Waller 100
53 10x731x076 SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 109
54 90×5611103 SINGING (FR) H 8 Kris Lees 102
55 054420×225 SINGLE GAZE M 5 Nick Olive 109
56 35011254×9 SOUND PROPOSITION (NZ) G 6 Kris Lees 106
57 1x2x2x SUCCESS DAYS (IRE) H 6 Ken Condon
58 46925041×8 THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) H 4 Liam Howley 107
59 x22226230x TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 104
60 x536181x02 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir 115
61 5x76200x43 VENTURA STORM (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 106
62 59x1153x68 WHEAL LEISURE M 4 Archie Alexander 86
63 11x11111x1 WINX M 6 Chris Waller 132
64 12x70100x8 ZANBAGH M 7 John P Thompson 107

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
2018 1 Winx 2 Gailo Chop 3 Happy Clapper 2:01.6
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

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