Queen Elizabeth Stakes

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

2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



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.

For the 2020 running of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes the prize money was cut to $2 million due to the COVID-19 pandemic but was boosted back to $4 million in 2021.

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. That came to fruition in 2020 with the William Haggas-trained UK raider Addeybb becoming the first Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner in the post-Winx era.

The 2021 ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes runs on Saturday April 10, 2021. 

Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday April 10, 2021
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $4,000,000

2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form

The Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) and Group 1 Tancred Stakes (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 mighty Winx (2017-19) who did the double three years running.

In 2020 the UK raider Addeybb became the latest horse to do the Ranvet Stakes – Queen Elizabeth Stakes double.

2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Odds

Early 2021 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.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST ALL-IN 2021 QUEEN ELIZABETH STAKES ODDS (Post-Nominations) 

RUNNER WIN* PLACE*
Addeybb
Verry Elleegant
Salios
Arcadia Queen
Russian Camelot
Sir Dragonet
Mugatoo
Probabeel
Master Of Wine
Aegon

*All-In 2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds Top 10 only, subject to change, post-nominations and correct as of 12/02/2021

2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field & Barriers

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

The 2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Final Field & Barriers will be released on Tuesday April 6, 2021 and will be published in full below.

2021 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 feature Randwick race.

The 2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes first acceptances close at midday on Tuesday March 9, 2021. 

2021 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 Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2021 nominations closed at midday on Tuesday February 9, 2021. 

The 2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations attracted 104 autumn hopefuls including the reigning UK-trained winner Addeybb, Japanese galloper Salios and Chris Waller’s Caulfield Cup winning mare Verry Elleegant.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 21x2x11x2x ADDEYBB (IRE) G 7 William Haggas
2 111x1x AEGON (NZ) G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
3 56x2593x6x ANGEL OF TRUTH G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
4 05x523151x ARCADIA QUEEN M 5 Grant & Alana Williams
5 04x241441x ATTORNEY (FR) G 6 Matthew Smith
6 1x1322x11x AVANTAGE M 5 Jamie Richards
7 33x462605x AVILIUS (GB) G 7 James Cummings
8 4x3009221x BEST OF DAYS (GB) G 7 James Cummings
9 2218x3350x BOTTEGA H 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 90
10 11733x BUCHAREST C 3 Chris Waller 78
11 0x11x2203x BUFFALO RIVER (USA) G 5 Michael Moroney
12 19x440825x CASCADIAN (GB) G 6 James Cummings 105
13 11x1348x CHAILLOT M 4 Archie Alexander
14 3125x2193x CHAPADA G 5 Michael Moroney
15 1111x0561x COLETTE M 4 James Cummings 110
16 x4x1x1736x COLLIDE (GB) H 6 Kris Lees
17 11x131283x CRIADERAS G 4 James Cummings 92
18 x00x044x6x DADOOZDART (GB) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
19 12x235407x DALASAN H 4 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
20 81117x332x DAWN PASSAGE H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 105
21 1212x5111x DEFIBRILLATE (NZ) G 6 Patrick Payne
22 x2810x017x DREAMFORCE G 8 John Thompson 113
23 3x EMISSARY (GB) H 4 Michael Moroney
24 71x1546x ENGLISH KING (FR) H 4 Michael Moroney
25 113x65119x ENTENTE G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 91
26 2348x3136x FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) H 7 Matthew Smith
27 x411x8352x FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 6 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 112
28 3x FORT MYERS (USA) H 4 Annabel Neasham
29 2142x6220x FUNSTAR M 4 Chris Waller 108
30 224x285x7x GLOBAL QUEST C 3 Annabel Neasham 78
31 517x4230x GRANDSLAM C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
32 x768254x7x HARLEM (GB) G 9 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
33 HISHI IGUAZU (JPN) H 5 Noriyuki Hori
34 85x1230x4x HUMIDOR (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller
35 000x32400x HUSH WRITER (JPN) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
36 23x242512x ICEBATH (NZ) M 4 Brad Widdup 104
37 22x171353x IL PARADISO (USA) G 5 Chris Waller 107
38 0x34303x2x IMAGING (GB) G 6 Chris Waller
39 6133x4x JET PROPULSION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
40 3x KEATS (IRE) H 4 Michael Moroney
41 x911x7390x KING’S LEGACY C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
42 8x02110x2x KOLDING (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 116
43 1x2112x LION’S ROAR (NZ) G 3 John O’Shea 86
44 LOVES ONLY YOU (JPN) M 5 Yoshito Yahagi
45 114x04508x MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
46 6x60113x1x MELODY BELLE (NZ) M 6 Jamie Richards
47 117x637x4x MERCHANT OF VENICE G 5 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold
48 643x74108x MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 7 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
49 1x1x30x0x MOHICAN HEIGHTS (IRE) G 4 Chris Waller 80
50 14x314113x MONTEFILIA F 3 David Payne
51 4123x6525x MOONLIGHT MAID M 4 Mitchell Freedman
52 1x117x MO’UNGA (NZ) C 3 Annabel Neasham 79
53 2213x41x2x MOUNT POPA (IRE) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 90
54 902x27106x MR QUICKIE G 5 Phillip Stokes
55 x6x834470x MR SATCHMO (FR) G 6 Chris Waller
56 126x11124x MUGATOO (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees 111
57 225x00980x MUSTAJEER (GB) G 8 Kris Lees
58 2x350x033x MY SWASHBUCKLER (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees 75
59 10x002900x NETTOYER M 7 Wendy Roche 105
60 2553x4x11x NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) G 5 Peter G Moody
61 75100x285x NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 7 Archie Alexander
62 1211x2235x NIMALEE M 4 Matthew Smith 86
63 21x3719x3x NONCONFORMIST G 4 Grahame Begg
64 0142x8x60x OLMEDO (FR) H 6 Annabel Neasham 107
65 x313x21x5x PAPPALINO (FR) H 5 Archie Alexander
66 1x24511x1x PELTZER C 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 96
67 130x52221x PERSONAL F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
68 2310x1x POLAND C 3 Michael Moroney
69 1x68x0720x PRINCE FAWAZ H 4 Anthony Cummings 100
70 125x35627x PRISE DE FER (NZ) G 5 Jamie Richards
71 28x2117x1x PROBABEEL (NZ) M 4 Jamie Richards
72 0803x2117x PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) G 5 John Thompson 101
73 423115x05x QUICK THINKER H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
74 61x421x90x REGAL POWER G 5 Grant & Alana Williams
75 124512x ROCKET SPADE C 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
76 411x21238x RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) H 4 Danny O’Brien
77 1x SALIOS (JPN) H 4 Noriyuki Hori
78 915x11624x SAMADOUBT G 7 Bjorn Baker 111
79 38x513883x SAN HUBERTO (IRE) H 5 Matt Cumani
80 x092527x1x SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 106
81 216x06014x SHOUT THE BAR M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
82 210x110x9x SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
83 x222x16x7x SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
84 11x451459x SKYWARD (FR) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
85 453973410x SO SI BON G 7 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
86 x522621x6x SOUND (GER) H 8 Michael Moroney
87 441301x79x SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 108
88 25x434322x SOUTHERN LEGEND G 8 Caspar Fownes
89 24x1x2211x SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) G 6 Mark Newnham 101
90 0x22095x4x STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 107
91 x339x2023x STAY FOOLISH (JPN) H 6 Yoshito Yahagi 106
92 115224x2x SUBEDAR G 4 James Cummings 81
93 124x360x3x TAGALOA C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
94 572x18734x THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
95 707x513x THE CULLINAN G 3 Bryan Dais
96 712111x THE ELANORA C 3 Chris Waller
97 x11x11111x THE HARROVIAN G 7 Toby & Trent Edmonds
98 8x2325103x THINK IT OVER G 5 Kerry Parker 103
99 221x58203x TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 104
100 212x14117x VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller 121
101 5633x7600x WARNING G 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman
102 x66x44214x YAO DASH G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 88
103 123x7x YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) G 3 Danny O’Brien
104 ZAAKI (GB) G 6 Annabel Neasham

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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)

2021 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, 2019).

In 2020 the form of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners became international with UK raider Addeybb saluting for the punters.

2021 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.

The recent record of favourites in Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting was boosted by the trio of wins by odds-on fancy, equine superstar Winx (2017-19) followed by that of European raider Addeybb in 2020.

Recent Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1st Addeybb 2 minutes 6.92 seconds
2nd Verry Elleegant
3rd Danon Premium
2019 Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1st Winx 2 minutes 2.54 seconds
2nd Kluger
3rd Hartnel
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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