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The Group 1 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes is the $4 million feature race held on the Day 2 of The Championships at Royal Randwick in Sydney.



The 2018 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 runs on Saturday April 14, 2018 as the richest race of the autumn and is set to feature returning champion Winx.

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 Odds

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

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.

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 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.

Read more on the Winx-led Queen Elizabeth Stakes Nominations for 2018.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 0x72586x6x ABBEY MARIE M 5 Michael Kent
2 x155111x5x ACE HIGH C 3 David Payne 108
3 1213x3x ADDICTIVE NATURE C 3 Bjorn Baker 88
4 4233323x6x ADMIRAL JELLO G 5 Kris Lees 92
5 ADMIRE WINNER (JPN) H 4 Chris Waller
6 121x22027x AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ) M 6 Kris Lees 102
7 25x124113x ALIZEE F 3 James Cummings 102
8 111x21402x ALMANDIN (GER) G 8 Liam Howley
9 2x12x5116x ALOISIA (NZ) F 3 Aaron Purcell
10 541141124x ALWARD (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
11 0x24x45x0x AMBITIOUS (JPN) H 6 Anthony Freedman
12 40x542776x ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller
13 504082525x ARTICUS (FR) G 6 Kris Lees 94
14 6412127x5x AUVRAY (FR) G 7 Richard Freedman 103
15 1302x4279x BARBIE’S BOY G 4 Louise Bonella
16 311743x BERDIBEK (FR) G 4 John O’Shea 82
17 1111x1160x BONNEVAL (NZ) M 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
18 4x2123x53x BRAVE SMASH (JPN) H 5 Darren Weir
19 432102x BRING ME ROSES F 3 Tony McEvoy
20 6464x4311x CELEBRIS G 4 Richard Freedman 58
21 x80222511x CLASSIC UNIFORM G 5 Gary Moore 109
22 1812126x1x CLIFF’S EDGE C 3 Darren Weir
23 CLINCHER (JPN) H 4 Hiroshi Miyamoto
24 5338x1160x COMIN’ THROUGH G 4 Chris Waller 101
25 2x3x321x2x CONSENSUS (NZ) M 6 Stephen Mckee
26 CROCOSMIA (JPN) M 5 Katsuichi Nishiura
27 11x1x D’ARGENTO C 3 Chris Waller 75
28 x72133230x DEAUVILLE (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
29 DEIRDRE (JPN) M 4 Mitsuru Hashida
30 033x42143x DIXIE BLOSSOMS M 5 Ron Quinton
31 25x0636x5x ECHO EFFECT G 4 Kristen Buchanan 86
32 80x348248x ECUADOR (NZ) G 8 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
33 11111x270x EGG TART M 4 Chris Waller
34 5x0x360x3x ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) H 6 Chris Waller 104
35 311900821x FASTNET TEMPEST (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
36 141x23475x FOXPLAY M 4 Chris Waller
37 11110x1x FRANCALETTA M 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
38 0143150x1x GAILO CHOP (FR) G 7 Darren Weir
39 11x242x7x GEORGE PATTON (USA) H 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 85
40 12x23x1x GET THAT JIVE G 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
41 x81108326x GOODFELLA C 3 Bjorn Baker 85
42 3x11x GRUNT (NZ) C 3 Mick Price
43 6x34x4x04x HALLELUJAH BOY (JPN) H 5 Kris Lees 78
44 25x121262x HAPPY CLAPPER G 7 Patrick Webster
45 x515867x2x HARLEM (GB) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
46 2x12290x1x HARTNELL (GB) G 7 James Cummings
47 910x56685x HEAVENS ABOVE M 6 Tim Martin
48 747x46880x HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
49 2x6813520x HUMIDOR (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir
50 126x69650x INFERENCE H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 102
51 45712x232x JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley
52 311x68139x JON SNOW (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
53 22x173314x KARAVALI (NZ) M 4 Kris Lees 81
54 21x4320x1x KEMENTARI C 3 James Cummings 98
55 027530x00x LASQUETI SPIRIT M 4 Lee Curtis 101
56 1x1661x5x LEVENDI C 3 Peter Gelagotis
57 22x253920x LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller
58 021x76001x LIZZIE L’AMOUR (NZ) M 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
59 15x2114x3x LORD FANDANGO (GER) H 5 Archie Alexander
60 1776214x LUVALUVA (NZ) F 3 John Sargent
61 0x0x65359x MACKINTOSH (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller
62 3x212135x MAIN STAGE (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
63 337x76430x MAURUS (GB) G 7 John P Thompson
64 495x84730x MCCREERY (GB) G 6 Chris Waller
65 280x24150x MEINER HONEY (JPN) H 5 Hironori Kurita 106
66 3122x4117x MEINER SAGE (JPN) H 6 Yuichi Shikato 99
67 MISSION HILL C 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
68 x3x128x25x MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 98
69 111x080x9x MONTOYA’S SECRET M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens
70 0x4x57x15x MR GARCIA (GB) G 5 Darren Weir
71 MY STYLE (JPN) H 4 Mitsugu Kon
72 631x7x NETTOYER M 4 Wendy Roche 67
73 4151244x3x NICOLETTA (NZ) M 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
74 1x01x7026x NURSE KITCHEN (NZ) M 4 Kris Lees 94
75 213x00118x ODEON (NZ) G 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
76 6x4613x72x ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE) R 6 Chris Waller
77 15x810583x OREGON’S DAY M 4 Mick Price
78 611x PALAZZO VECCHIO F 3 Mick Price
79 312x1x PEACEFUL STATE C 3 Darren Weir
80 1422x6278x PERFECT RHYME M 4 Ron Leemon 85
81 13173x POETIC DREAM (IRE) H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
82 12123x316x PORTMAN (NZ) G 5 Danny O’Brien
83 6202720x2x PRIZED ICON H 4 Kris Lees 107
84 1x661x025x RADIPOLE (IRE) G 5 Michael Moroney
85 1538x3x26x RAINBOW LINE (JPN) H 5 Hidekazu Asami 105
86 0x1401241x REKINDLING (GB) H 4 Liam Howley
87 842122212x RISING RED (NZ) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 90
88 48x111x76x ROMAN SON G 4 Richard Freedman 70
89 1412x3x50x SARRASIN (GB) H 6 Richard Freedman 98
90 SATONO ARTHUR (JPN) H 4 Yasutoshi Ikee
91 1x1x1x1x SATONO CROWN (JPN) H 6 Noriyuki Hori
92 SATONO RASEN (JPN) H 6 Chris Waller
93 2x4x SEMARI (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
94 3361x8899x SENSE OF OCCASION G 7 Kris Lees 110
95 2147x3112x SEVENTH UP (NZ) G 7 Shelley Hale
96 010x731x0x SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller
97 090x56111x SINGING (FR) H 8 Kris Lees 102
98 x054420x2x SINGLE GAZE M 5 Nick Olive
99 07x5x8650x SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) G 6 Liam Howley
100 7x1413x SKY BOY G 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
101 x22833005x SO SI BON H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
102 x35011254x SOUND PROPOSITION (NZ) G 6 Kris Lees
103 204x77x52x SPIRITJIM (FR) H 8 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 107
104 212411x13x STAMPEDE H 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 103
105 1x2x2x SUCCESS DAYS (IRE) H 6 Ken Condon
106 23x11432x SULLY (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
107 11x220342x SUPPLY AND DEMAND G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 104
108 SUZUKA DEVIOUS (JPN) H 7 Mitsuru Hashida
109 30x716393x TESTASHADOW G 6 Gary Portelli 104
110 x47560x74x THE BANDIT (JPN) G 6 John P Thompson 77
111 446925041x THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) H 4 Liam Howley
112 x22226230x TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
113 x536181x0x TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir
114 1x5x76200x VENTURA STORM (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
115 1x WAR DECREE (USA) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
116 3059x1153x WHEAL LEISURE M 4 Archie Alexander
117 WIN BRIGHT (JPN) H 4 Yoshihiro Hatakeyama
118 111x11111x WINX M 6 Chris Waller
119 822063x34x WYNDSPELLE (NZ) H 4 Michael Kent
120 1x YAMAKATSU ACE (JPN) H 6 Kaneo Ikezoe
121 612x70100x ZANBAGH M 7 John P Thompson

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 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.

2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form

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.

Recent Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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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