Queen Elizabeth Stakes

The Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes is the $4 million feature race held on the Day 2 of The Championships at Royal Randwick in Sydney.

2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Winx
  • 2nd: #2 Gailo Chop
  • 3rd: #1 Happy Clapper



The Queen Elizabeth Stakes is held on Day 2 of ‘The Championships’ during the prestigious Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival at the state’s premier track, Royal Randwick, on the second Saturday of April.

The Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes is run at weight-for-age conditions over 2000 metres and, after receiving a substantial prizemoney increase in 2013, is now worth a staggering $4 million in prize money. The Group 1 event generally draws the best weight-for-age horses from right around Australia as well as international raiders set to make the trip in coming years.

The 2018 ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes ran on Saturday April 14, 2018 and was won by the world’s best mare Winx for the second straight year.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2018
Date: Saturday April 14, 2018
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $4,000,000

2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Winx
  • 2nd: #2 Gailo Chop
  • 3rd: #1 Happy Clapper

See below for the official Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the emphatic win by turf freak Winx who made it 18 career Group 1 wins and 25 on the trot to equal the winning streak of former star sprinter Black Caviar.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 9 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 10 57kg $1.24F
2 2 GAILO CHOP (FR) Darren Weir Mark Zahra 3.8L 5 59kg $26
3 1 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Kerrin McEvoy 4.1L 9 59kg $11
4 3 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Blake Shinn 4.9L 1 59kg $14
5 7 COMIN’ THROUGH Chris Waller Michael Walker 5.4L 2 59kg $51
6 10 CONSENSUS (NZ) Stephen McKee Jason Collett 8L 3 57kg $201
7 8 ODEON (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 10.4L 6 59kg $101
8 4 AMBITIOUS (JPN) Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 12.2L 7 59kg $31
9 6 CLASSIC UNIFORM Gary Moore Andrew Adkins 16.1L 4 59kg $151
10 5 SUCCESS DAYS (IRE) Ken Condon Joao Moreira 18.1L 8 59kg $61

2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Tips

  • 1st: #9 Winx
  • 2nd: #7 Comin’ Through
  • 3rd: #2 Gailo Chop

Read our Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2018 Tips: Winx Beats Who? Betting Preview now.

2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form

Check out our comprehensive 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form Guide & Betting Preview now.

The Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) and Group 1 The BMW (2400m) are generally considered the best Queen Elizabeth form lead-up races, but in recent years the winners of the Group 1 event have come from a wide variety of races. The Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) and Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) have both developed into key lead-up races, the latter most recently producing the 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes champion Winx who did the double.

2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Odds

Early 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds offered under all-in conditions are open at bookmakers weeks out from the race when the nominations are taken by Racing NSW.

Below will be the latest Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2018 betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au, the 2017 champion Winx set to start the odds-on favourite should she round out her autumn with at title defence before heading to Royal Ascot.

2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field & Barriers

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field is released on the Tuesday before the race.

The 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Final Field & Barriers will be released on Tuesday April 10, 2018 and will be published in full below.

Racing NSW have released a 10-horse Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2018 Field led by Winx in the outside barrier (10), the champion mare after her 18th Group 1 win and 25th consecutive turf triumph facing the likes of Humidor drawn the rails and the fellow Darren Weir-trained Gailo Chop in gate five.

# Form (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 Queen Elizabeth Stakes first acceptances close a month before the race takes place on the second Saturday in April and narrow down the list of Group 1 gallopers heading into the $4 million feature Randwick race.

The 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes First Acceptances are open until March 13, 2018 and the updated entries will be available right here.

Winx dominates the official Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2018 First Acceptances that feature 64 hopefuls. Outside of the defending champion and 16-time Group 1 winning Winx, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes First Declarations also feature the likes of the Darren Weir-trained Humidor and his stablemate Gailo Chop. Kermadec is a notable non-acceptor, the Randwick Guineas winner instead racing in the Doncaster Mile over the 1600m the Saturday prior.

View the official 64 Queen Elizabeth Stakes First Acceptances for 2018 Featuring Winx.

2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Nominations

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations close two months out from the race in early February each autumn and attract up to 100 weight-for-age hopefuls after a share in the season’s richest race.

The 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations are due to close on Monday February 12, 2018 and will be published below as soon as released by Racing NSW.

The official Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2018 Nominations attracted a bumper 121 entries, up 20 from last year, including of course the already odds-on favourite and defending champion Winx. Other standout Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominated horses out to challenge Winx should she run are the Darren Weir-trained Humidor who ran second in last year’s Cox Plate and the Godolphin-raced Hartnell who kicked off his autumn with a Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes win.

View the full Winx-led Queen Elizabeth Stakes Nominations for 2018.

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: 2:01.2 – Intergaze in 1997
Slowest Time: 2:17.00 – Sydeston in 1990
Most wins by a Jockey: 5 wins – Damien Oliver (2002, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2016)

2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winners

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes is the feature weight-for-age race during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and has been won by some of the biggest names in the history of Australian racing. Archer (1862) was the first big name to win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the race has since been taken out by equine legends like: Carbine (1889, 1890, 1891), Poseidon (1908), Phar Lap (1930), Peter Pan (1932), Russia (1947 and 1948), Tulloch (1958, 1960 and 1961), Ming Dynasty (1978), Veandercross (1993), Doriemus (1996), Might And Power (1998), Lonhro (2003), More Joyous (2012) and the world’s best mare Winx (2017 & 2018).

2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Betting

Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting is generally very interesting for punters as the Group 1 event has thrown up some interesting results in the past thirty years. The Queen Elizabeth Stakes is well known for having short-priced favourites as many of the most successful and most popular horses in Australian racing have contested the race at the height of their powers. Class gallopers like Sydeston (1990), Rough Habit (1992), Veandercross (1993), Durbridge (1994), Jeune (1995), Might And Power (1998), Lonhro (2003), Grand Armee (2005) Eremein (2006) and More Joyous (2012) have all taken out the race as short-priced favourites, but there have also been a number of upsets. It’s A Dundeel was beaten by Reliable Man as an unbackable favourite in the 2013 edition of the race, while Sarrera won the race in 2008 at the lucrative odds of $51.

Recent Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019 Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1st Winx 2 minutes 1.65 seconds
2nd Gailo Chop
3rd Happy Clapper
2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1st Winx 2 minutes 7.2 seconds
2nd Hartnell
3rd Sense Of Occasion
2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1st Lucia Valentina 2 minutes 4.8 seconds
2nd The United States
3rd Happy Clapper
2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1st Criterion 2 minutes 05.4 seconds
2nd Red Cadeaux
3rd Royal Descent
2014 Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1st It’s A Dundeel 2 minutes 03.7 seconds
2nd Sacred Falls
3rd Carlton House
2013 Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1st Reliable Man 2 minutes 01.8 seconds
2nd It’s A Dundeel
3rd Happy Trails
2012 Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1st More Joyous 2 minutes 05.3 seconds
2nd Manighar
3rd Secret Admirer
2011 Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1st My Kingdom Of Fife 2 minutes 07.7 seconds
2nd Sacred Choice
3rd Syreon
2010
Queen Elizabeth Stakes
1st Road To Rock 2 minutess 3.89 seconds
2nd Triple Honour
3rd Monaco Consul
2009
Queen Elizabeth Stakes
1st Pompeii Ruler 2 minutess 7.12 seconds
2nd Sarrera (DH)
2nd Metal Bender (DH)
2008
Queen Elizabeth Stakes
1st Sarrera 2 minutes 3.5 seconds
2nd Nom du Jeu
3rd Tuesday Joy
2007
Queen Elizabeth Stakes
1st Desert War 2 minutes 4.2 seconds
2nd Haradasun
3rd Spirit of Tara
2006
Queen Elizabeth Stakes
1st Eremein 2 minutes 2.49 seconds
2nd Aqua d’Amore
3rd Ike’s Dream
2005
Queen Elizabeth Stakes
1st Grand Armee 2 minutes 2.66 seconds
2nd Delzao
3rd Mummify
2004
Queen Elizabeth Stakes
1st Grand Armee 2 minutes 3.26 seconds
2nd Lonhro
3rd Pentastic
2003
Queen Elizabeth Stakes
1st Lonhro 2 minutes 4.8 seconds
2nd Pentastic
3rd Republic Lass
2002
Queen Elizabeth Stakes
1st Defier 2 minutes 4.34 seconds
2nd Freemason
3rd Emission
2001
Queen Elizabeth Stakes
1st Shogun Lodge 2 minutes 5.59 seconds
2nd Go Flash Go
3rd El Mirada
2000
Queen Elizabeth Stakes
1st Georgie Boy 2 minutes 7.76 seconds
2nd Cronus
3rd Referral

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