- Date: Saturday April 9, 2016
- Racecourse: Royal Randwick
- Race Distance: 1,600m
- Conditions: 3yo & up Fillies & Mares WFA
- Prize Money: $1 million
2016 Queen Of The Turf Stakes News
Trainer Shane Nichols is yet to settle on a major campaign target for I Am A Star, but has confirmed that the talented three-year-old will be given several opportunities to add to her Group 1 tally during the 2017 Autumn Carnival.
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The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2016 is a Group 1 race for fillies and mares aged three-years-old and above, which is run every year in April. It is held at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, over a distance of 1,600 metres and under weight-for-age conditions. Worth $1 million, the Queen of the Turf Stakes is raced as part of the Sydney Cup Day, Day 2 of The Championships, and attracts entries from some of the country’s best fillies and mares.
A quality lead up race for the Queen of the Turf Stakes is often the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Classic run over a slightly shorter distance and held about a month previously. The race is reasonably new in racing terms, with the inaugural Queen of the Turf Stakes being run in 1972 when Refulgence claimed victory.
The race was first run over the distance of eight furlongs, which is equivalent to 1600m. The race was first classed as a Principle race until 1979 when it was made a Listed race. The Queen of the Turf Stakes finally received Group status in 1985 when it was named as a Group 3. The Queen of the Turf Stakes finally became a Group 1 in 2005 and has remained so ever since.
Up until 2014, the race had been run at Rosehill Gardens every year since it’s inception, apart from in 2008 when it was held at Canterbury Racecourse. Some notable past winners of the Queen of the Turf Stakes include C’est Si Bon (1982), Memphis Blues (1990), Danglissa (2000), Sorrento (2001) and Typhoon Tracey (2010).
Queen Of The Turf Stakes Field 2016
The 2016 Queen Of The Turf Stakes field is limited to 17 horses with 4 emergency runners. When it is available, the 2016 Queen Of The Turf Stakes field will be published here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||11x117x139||SUAVITO (NZ)||Nigel Blackiston||Luke Currie||15||57kg||112|
|2||0x1112x270||POLITENESS||Robert Smerdon||Dwayne Dunn||4||57kg||108|
|3||12123×2123||AZKADELLIA (NZ)||Ciaron Maher||Damien Oliver||9||57kg||107|
|4||291410×341||MISS ROSE DE LAGO||Danny O’Brien||James McDonald||8||57kg||104|
|5||x113x00xL2||NOBLE PROTECTOR (GB)||Robert Smerdon||Craig Williams||2||57kg||104|
|6||49x149x251||ZANBAGH||John P Thompson||Blake Shinn||6||57kg||102|
|7||0513310×09||CASINO DANCER||Mike Van Gestel||Sam Clipperton||7||57kg||100|
|8||2x14111x41||ARTISTRY||Peter & Paul Snowden||Thomas Huet||14||57kg||99|
|9||5460×44914||VERGARA||Anthony Cummings||Ms Kathy O’Hara||1||57kg||98|
|10||3x43175x38||CORONATION SHALLAN||Brett Scott||Daniel Stackhouse||12||57kg||95|
|11||x4740x6685||SLIGHTLY SWEET||Jason Coyle||Jason Collett||17||57kg||93|
|12||130×223112||HEAVENS ABOVE||Tim Martin||Tye Angland||3||57kg||92|
|13||9x11x33x57||LADY LE FAY (NZ)||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||10||57kg||89|
|14||x217113x14||BADAWIYA||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||18||54.5kg||97|
|15||x25444x3N8||PASADENA GIRL (NZ)||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Kerrin McEvoy||16||54.5kg||95|
|16||x61211x138||RISQUE (NZ)||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Damian Lane||5||54.5kg||95|
|17e||49x9700x72||SUPARA||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||11||57kg||83|
|18e||11437||ASINARA||John O’Shea||Tim Clark||13||54.5kg||77|
2016 Queen of the Turf Stakes Nominations
The 2016 Queen of the Turf Stakes nominations are provided below.
|2||COSMIC ENDEAVOUR||Gai Waterhouse||2||57kg||112|
|3||FIRST SEAL||John P Thompson||3||54.5kg||107|
|4||DIAMOND DRILLE||Gai Waterhouse||4||57kg||106|
|6||NOBLE PROTECTOR (GB)||Robert Smerdon||5=||57kg||104|
|7||DIADEME (NZ)||Murray Baker||7||57kg||106|
|8||SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (NZ)||Murray Baker||8||57kg||101|
|9||GYPSY DIAMOND||Peter & Paul Snowden||9||57kg||97|
|12||HERA (NZ)||Kris Lees||12||57kg||93|
|13||INTIMATE MOMENT (NZ)||Chris Waller||13||57kg||89|
|14||TELEPATHIC (NZ)||Chris Waller||14||57kg||87|
|15||JUST A BLUR||Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones||15||57kg||76|
Queen Of The Turf Stakes Winners & Results
Results and winners since 2000 for the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes.
|2017||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2016||1 Azkadellia||2 Heavens Above||3 Noble Protector||1:35.98|
|2015||1 Amanpour||2 Catkins||3 Noble Protector||1:37.77|
|2014||1 Diamond Drille||2 Gypsy Diamond||3 Red Tracer||1:35.85|
|2013||1 Appearance||2 Red Tracer||3 Streama||1:30.73|
|2012||1 More Joyous||2 Miss Keepsake||3 King’s Rose||1:28.5|
|2011||1 More Joyous||2 Melito||3 Happy Hippy||1:29.26|
|2010||1 Typhoon Tracy||2 Illuminates||3 Montana Flyer||1:29.95|
|2009||1 Neroli||2 Hot Danish||3 Imananabaa||1:31.2|
|2008||1 Forensics||2 Perfect Drop||3 Occurrence||1:31.5|
|2007||1 Divine Madonna||2 Cheeky Choice||3 Beauty Watch||1:30.5|
|2006||1 Mnemosyne||2 Regal Cheer||3 Shania Dane||1:28.21|
|2005||1 Ike’s Dream||2 Tui Song||3 Danni Martine||1:28.77|
|2004||1 In A Bound||2 Hec Of A Party||3 Ain’t Seen Nothin’||1:28.01|
|2003||1 Hosannah||2 Arrabeea||3 Faith Hill||1:27.91|
|2002||1 Ugachaka||2 Miss Zoe||3 Snow Hero||1:28.41|
|2001||1 Sorrento||2 Poppett||3 Belle Du Jour||1:27.7|
|2000||1 Danglissa||2 Gilded Angel||3 Zatella||1:28.27|