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.

2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results

  • 1st: Winx
  • 2nd: Hartnell
  • 3rd: Sense Of Occasion

Queen Elizabeth Stakes News

Sense Of Occasion scores overdue G1 win in 2017 Doomben Cup

Sense Of Occasion scores overdue G1 win in 2017 Doomben Cup

Consistent galloper Sense Of Occasion scored an overdue Group 1 win in taking out the $650,000 Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup (2000m) at Doomben today.

Sense Of Occasion, above, was the winner of the Doomben Cup at Doomben. Photo by Steve Hart.

A late finishing burst from the Kris Lees trained Sense Of Occasion ($9) saw him outstay Star Exhibit ($8.50) ...

Queen Elizabeth Stakes

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 2017 ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes ran 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 Results

  • 1st: #9 Winx
  • 2nd: #1 Hartnell
  • 3rd: #5 Sense Of Occasion

Read the full 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes results and more on the seventeenth straight win by champion mare Winx who heads to the paddock ahead of a shot at a third Cox Plate success in the spring.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 9 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 57kg $1.12F
2 1 HARTNELL (GB) John O’Shea James Doyle 5.3L 1 59kg $18
3 5 SENSE OF OCCASION Kris Lees Corey Brown 5.7L 4 59kg $151
4 4 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott Damien Oliver 6.5L 7 59kg $41
5 3 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Blake Shinn 7.7L 5 59kg $20
6 8 NO DOUBT Anthony & Edward Cummings Tommy Berry 19.2L 6 59kg $201
7 2 EXOSPHERIC (GB) Lee & Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 19.5L 2 59kg $61
8 6 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 19.9L 8 59kg $151
9 7 SINGING (FR) Kris Lees Sam Clipperton 20L 9 59kg $301

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 will be the latest 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.

Winx will face eight rivals in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2017 Field as she chases a seventeenth win on the trot from barrier three with Hugh Bowman aboard the superstar mare.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 211123×282 HARTNELL (GB) John O’Shea James Doyle 1 59kg 115
2 183538×633 EXOSPHERIC (GB) Lee & Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 2 59kg 112
3 x56469x212 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Blake Shinn 5 59kg 112
4 2x6145x353 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott Damien Oliver 7 59kg 111
5 41454x12x3 SENSE OF OCCASION Kris Lees Corey Brown 4 59kg 106
6 11x92384x3 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 8 59kg 101
7 x145x227x0 SINGING (FR) Kris Lees Sam Clipperton 9 59kg 96
8 1182×5352 NO DOUBT Anthony & Edward Cummings Tommy Berry 6 59kg 85
9 1x1111x111 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 57kg 132

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.

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 by following the link for more info on the entered horses including the odds-on favourite Winx.

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), More Joyous (2012) and Winx (2017).

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.

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