Queen Elizabeth Stakes

The Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2017 is held on the Day 2 of The Championships, Saturday 8th April 2017, at Royal Randwick in Sydney. The Queen Elizabeth Stakes is a 2000m weight-for-age race that offers $4 million in prize money.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes News

2017 George Ryder Stakes Results: Winx Wins By Eight Lengths

2017 George Ryder Stakes Results: Winx Wins By Eight Lengths

Winx has understandably won the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon, but perhaps announced that she is better on a wet track after finding the line more than eight lengths in the clear of closest rival Le Romain.

Winx was a dominant winner of the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes this afternoon. Photo: Steve ...

Queen Elizabeth Stakes

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2017 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 and is expected to draw international runners in the coming years.

The 2017 ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes will be run on April 8, 2017.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2017
Date: April 8, 2017
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $4,000,000

2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Odds

Early 2017 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 are the early pre-field Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2017 betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au.

2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field & Barriers

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

The 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Final Field & Barriers will be released on Tuesday April 4, 2017 and will be published in full below.

2017 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 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes First Acceptances featured 81 horses led by Winx and nine other Chris Waller-trained hopefuls.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 111×84 ABBEY MARIE M 4 Michael Kent 97
2 x808462x00 ALMOONQITH (USA) H 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 106
3 6x511112x1 ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 103
4 3x00352x02 AROD (IRE) H 6 Chris Waller 107
5 917x277x41 ASTRONOMOS (GB) G 6 John P Thompson 97
6 x12129x211 BLACK HEART BART G 6 Darren Weir 114
7 121×533 COMIN’ THROUGH C 3 Chris Waller 90
8 112x3x321x CONSENSUS (NZ) M 5 Stephen McKee
9 x1290x1211 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) G 4 Desleigh Forster 103
10 249×232924 DIBAYANI (IRE) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 106
11 06116×1133 ECUADOR (NZ) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 108
12 x3915x0x36 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) H 5 Chris Waller 104
13 3x12x210x2 EURO ANGEL (NZ) M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 99
14 3x183538x6 EXOSPHERIC (GB) H 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 112
15 x1240x518x FIRST SEAL M 5 John P Thompson 110
16 14x120143x FLOODLIGHT (USA) H 4 John O’Shea 84
17 3x230x533x FOUNDATION (IRE) G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 100
18 23x56469x2 HAPPY CLAPPER G 6 Patrick Webster 107
19 611x92384x HARLEM (GB) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 98
20 x211123x28 HARTNELL (GB) G 6 John O’Shea 115
21 22x12182x3 HAURAKI G 5 John O’Shea 112
22 x7323590x1 HE OR SHE G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 103
23 22x41670x9 HEAVENS ABOVE M 5 Tim Martin 103
24 11x1110x87 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 108
25 x31129x422 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 4 Darren Weir 100
26 1734 IMPAVIDO G 3 Bjorn Baker 63
27 x471210x44 JAMEKA M 4 Ciaron Maher
28 35x046741x JESSY BELLE M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 98
29 51429×338 LAND OF PLENTY C 3 Grahame Begg 72
30 7x22251x11 LE ROMAIN G 4 Kris Lees 113
31 123×115 MAN FROM UNCLE G 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings 86
32 x6251162x1 MCCREERY (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 106
33 114x82876x MIME (NZ) M 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 95
34 110x7111x6 NEW TIPPERARY G 4 Joseph Pride 88
35 1182×53 NO DOUBT H 4 Anthony & Edward Cummings 68
36 1x01x7 NURSE KITCHEN (NZ) F 3 David Brideoake 82
37 129x12x2 OMEI SWORD F 3 Chris Waller 92
38 5501x5860x OUR IVANHOWE (GER) H 7 Lee & Anthony Freedman 111
39 451008×446 PALENTINO H 4 Darren Weir 111
40 10x4540x60 PREFERMENT (NZ) H 5 Chris Waller 114
41 x463351x62 PRIZED ICON C 3 James Cummings 107
42 2×61331125 RED EXCITEMENT G 7 Gerald Ryan 110
43 5120x5x21x REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 99
44 312×7 RIGHTEOUS MATE (NZ) G 3 Mark Newnham 68
45 0x274088x2 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 104
46 x454282x06 SEABURGE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 103
47 641454x12x SENSE OF OCCASION G 6 Kris Lees 103
48 2x145x227x SINGING (FR) H 7 Kris Lees 97
49 x402211Fx7 SINGLE GAZE M 4 Nick Olive 103
50 x165344x40 SO SI BON C 3 Robbie Laing 78
51 x121x090x7 SOFIA ROSA (NZ) M 4 Stephen Marsh 104
52 21x13433x SPECTROSCOPE (USA) H 4 John O’Shea 81
53 33×8502111 STRATUM STAR H 5 Darren Weir 111
54 13061x00x5 TAVAGO (NZ) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 105
55 212x6145x3 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) H 7 Robert Hickmott
56 50×2152427 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE H 4 Desleigh Forster 95
57 x51709x4x2 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 6 Darren Weir 110
58 49x549169x VANBRUGH H 4 Chris Waller 103
59 x6527255x3 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller 108
60 11x1111x11 WINX M 5 Chris Waller 132
61 515x0560x2 ZANBAGH M 6 John P Thompson 99

2017 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 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations are due to close around February 6, 2017 and will be published below as soon as released by Racing NSW.

Check out the 101 official 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Nominations below and follow the link for more info on the entered horses including the odds-on favourite Winx.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 111×84 ABBEY MARIE M 4 Michael Kent 97
2 x808462x00 ALMOONQITH (USA) H 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 106
3 6x511112x1 ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 103
4 3x00352x02 AROD (IRE) H 6 Chris Waller 107
5 917x277x41 ASTRONOMOS (GB) G 6 John P Thompson 97
6 x12129x211 BLACK HEART BART G 6 Darren Weir 114
7 121×533 COMIN’ THROUGH C 3 Chris Waller 90
8 112x3x321x CONSENSUS (NZ) M 5 Stephen McKee
9 x1290x1211 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) G 4 Desleigh Forster 103
10 249×232924 DIBAYANI (IRE) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 106
11 06116×1133 ECUADOR (NZ) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 108
12 x3915x0x36 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) H 5 Chris Waller 104
13 3x12x210x2 EURO ANGEL (NZ) M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 99
14 3x183538x6 EXOSPHERIC (GB) H 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 112
15 x1240x518x FIRST SEAL M 5 John P Thompson 110
16 14x120143x FLOODLIGHT (USA) H 4 John O’Shea 84
17 3x230x533x FOUNDATION (IRE) G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 100
18 23x56469x2 HAPPY CLAPPER G 6 Patrick Webster 107
19 611x92384x HARLEM (GB) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 98
20 x211123x28 HARTNELL (GB) G 6 John O’Shea 115
21 22x12182x3 HAURAKI G 5 John O’Shea 112
22 x7323590x1 HE OR SHE G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 103
23 22x41670x9 HEAVENS ABOVE M 5 Tim Martin 103
24 11x1110x87 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 108
25 x31129x422 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 4 Darren Weir 100
26 1734 IMPAVIDO G 3 Bjorn Baker 63
27 x471210x44 JAMEKA M 4 Ciaron Maher
28 35x046741x JESSY BELLE M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 98
29 51429×338 LAND OF PLENTY C 3 Grahame Begg 72
30 7x22251x11 LE ROMAIN G 4 Kris Lees 113
31 123×115 MAN FROM UNCLE G 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings 86
32 x6251162x1 MCCREERY (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 106
33 114x82876x MIME (NZ) M 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 95
34 110x7111x6 NEW TIPPERARY G 4 Joseph Pride 88
35 1182×53 NO DOUBT H 4 Anthony & Edward Cummings 68
36 1x01x7 NURSE KITCHEN (NZ) F 3 David Brideoake 82
37 129x12x2 OMEI SWORD F 3 Chris Waller 92
38 5501x5860x OUR IVANHOWE (GER) H 7 Lee & Anthony Freedman 111
39 451008×446 PALENTINO H 4 Darren Weir 111
40 10x4540x60 PREFERMENT (NZ) H 5 Chris Waller 114
41 x463351x62 PRIZED ICON C 3 James Cummings 107
42 2×61331125 RED EXCITEMENT G 7 Gerald Ryan 110
43 5120x5x21x REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 99
44 312×7 RIGHTEOUS MATE (NZ) G 3 Mark Newnham 68
45 0x274088x2 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 104
46 x454282x06 SEABURGE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 103
47 641454x12x SENSE OF OCCASION G 6 Kris Lees 103
48 2x145x227x SINGING (FR) H 7 Kris Lees 97
49 x402211Fx7 SINGLE GAZE M 4 Nick Olive 103
50 x165344x40 SO SI BON C 3 Robbie Laing 78
51 x121x090x7 SOFIA ROSA (NZ) M 4 Stephen Marsh 104
52 21x13433x SPECTROSCOPE (USA) H 4 John O’Shea 81
53 33×8502111 STRATUM STAR H 5 Darren Weir 111
54 13061x00x5 TAVAGO (NZ) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 105
55 212x6145x3 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) H 7 Robert Hickmott
56 50×2152427 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE H 4 Desleigh Forster 95
57 x51709x4x2 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 6 Darren Weir 110
58 49x549169x VANBRUGH H 4 Chris Waller 103
59 x6527255x3 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller 108
60 11x1111x11 WINX M 5 Chris Waller 132
61 515x0560x2 ZANBAGH M 6 John P Thompson 99

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)

2017 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) and More Joyous (2012).

2017 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.

2017 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 as the general standard of The BMW has dropped in quality.

Recent Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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