Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes field can be run with a maximum of 14 runners but the Group 1 event does not always draw a capacity field; with quality over quantity generally the scenario for the feature event of Sydney’s ‘The Championships’. The increased prizemoney of offer for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, with the race now worth a generous $4 million, is expected to see the competition for places in the field heat-up.

In the past decade the feature has run at a capacity field of 14 twice when Pompeii Ruler won in 2009 and Lucia Valentina saluted in 2016.

Horses that win the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m), Group 1 The BMW (2400m), Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) and the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) gain automatic entry into the Queen Elizabeth Stakes field with ballot exemption on offer to those earlier autumn carnival champions.

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes  draws the best weight-for-age horses from right around Australia and the Australian Turf Club (ATC) is hopeful that the race can become the true Australian Weight-For-Age Championship of the season rivalling even the spring’s Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley; with the best three-year-olds in the country taking on the older horses. $4 million in prizemoney makes the Queen Elizabeth Stakes one of the most lucrative races on the global racing calendar and the event is expected to feature a number of horses from right around the globe in future years.

The 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field faces off on Day 2 of The Championships on April 8, 2017.

2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field

The final 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes field is released by Racing NSW on the Tuesday before the race and will be published below on April 4, 2017.

Early Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting on the potential runners in the classic is open at Ladbrokes.com.au now and listed below.

2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Nominations

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations close in early February, two months before the race headlines the second of two The Championships race days at Royal Randwick in April during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Each year the Queen Elizabeth Stakes early entries can attract up to 100 weight-for-age hopefuls before the first round of acceptances narrows down the list of hopefuls.

The 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations will be listed below as soon as announced by Racing NSW around February 6, 2017.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 111x ABBEY MARIE M 4 Michael Kent
2 1x ADMIRE DEUS (JPN) H 6 Mitsuru Hashida
3 087x15355x ALASKAN ROSE (NZ) M 4 Michael Moroney
4 65x808462x ALMOONQITH (USA) H 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
5 ANCIENT HISTORY (IRE) H 4 John O’Shea
6 46x511112x ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 99
7 0x3x00352x AROD (IRE) H 6 Chris Waller 108
8 11917x277x ASTRONOMOS (GB) G 6 John P Thompson 85
9 20x015551x AWESOME ROCK H 5 Leon & Troy Corstens
10 1x2x1x3x BIG BLUE (GB) H 5 John O’Shea
11 2x12129x2x BLACK HEART BART G 6 Darren Weir
12 CLARITY SKY (JPN) H 5 Makoto Saito
13 121x5x COMIN’ THROUGH C 3 Chris Waller 81
14 12x1112x3x CONSENSUS (NZ) M 5 Stephen McKee
15 x1290x121x CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) G 4 Desleigh Forster
16 118x359x4x DANISH TWIST M 5 Kris Lees 104
17 2x DECIPHER (JPN) H 8 Futoshi Kojima
18 249x23292x DIBAYANI (IRE) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 107
19 5x13x1421x DIVINE PROPHET C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 104
20 706116x11x ECUADOR (NZ) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 113
21 22x3915x0x ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) H 5 Chris Waller 103
22 x456x9253x ERUPT (IRE) H 5 Francis-Henri Graffard
23 61111x000x ESTEBAN (NZ) G 4 John Sargent 81
24 13x12x210x EURO ANGEL (NZ) M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 95
25 13x183538x EXOSPHERIC (GB) H 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman
26 x1240x518x FIRST SEAL M 5 John P Thompson
27 FLOODLIGHT (USA) H 4 John O’Shea
28 3x230x533x FOUNDATION (IRE) G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
29 523x56469x HAPPY CLAPPER G 6 Patrick Webster
30 1x3670x HARDHAM C 3 David Brideoake
31 611x92384x HARLEM (GB) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
32 x5x211123x HARTNELL (GB) G 6 John O’Shea 118
33 722x12182x HAURAKI G 5 John O’Shea
34 8x7323590x HE OR SHE G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
35 122x41670x HEAVENS ABOVE M 5 Tim Martin
36 1211x1110x HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 108
37 1x31129x4x HUMIDOR (NZ) G 4 Darren Weir
38 1x IMPAVIDO G 3 Bjorn Baker 64
39 21x11433x INFERENCE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
40 24x471210x JAMEKA M 4 Ciaron Maher
41 35x046741x JESSY BELLE M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
42 x01170x41x KINEMA (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller
43 51429x3x LAND OF PLENTY C 3 Grahame Begg
44 217x22251x LE ROMAIN G 4 Kris Lees 112
45 110x13540x MACKINTOSH (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller
46 7966x5340x MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) G 7 John O’Shea 105
47 123x1x MAN FROM UNCLE G 3 Anthony Cummings 80
48 1x6251162x MCCREERY (GB) G 5 Chris Waller
49 MEINER HONEY (JPN) H 4 Hironori Kurita
50 MEINER MILANO (JPN) H 7 Ikuo Aizawa
51 MEINER SAGE (JPN) H 5 Yuichi Shikato
52 622114x82x MIME (NZ) M 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
53 3419x1030x MISS ROSE DE LAGO M 6 Danny O’Brien
54 191x75314x MY PSYCHIATRIST M 4 Joseph Pride
55 1x NEOREALISM (JPN) H 6 Noriyuki Hori
56 x110x7111x NEW TIPPERARY G 4 Joseph Pride 88
57 1182x NO DOUBT H 4 Anthony Cummings 67
58 1x01x NURSE KITCHEN (NZ) F 3 David Brideoake
59 129x12x OMEI SWORD F 3 Chris Waller 92
60 5501x5860x OUR IVANHOWE (GER) H 7 Lee & Anthony Freedman
61 x451008x4x PALENTINO H 4 Darren Weir
62 1x2252911x PILOTE D’ESSAI (GB) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
63 3x68x1121x PORTMAN (NZ) G 4 Danny O’Brien 72
64 4110x4540x PREFERMENT (NZ) H 5 Chris Waller 115
65 11x463351x PRIZED ICON C 3 James Cummings
66 PRODIGAL SON (JPN) H 4 Sakae Kunieda
67 RAINBOW LINE (JPN) H 4 Hidekazu Asami
68 4x27156x5x REAL LOVE M 6 Darren Weir
69 52x613311x RED EXCITEMENT G 7 Gerald Ryan
70 RED VERDON (USA) H 4 Ed Dunlop
71 5120x5x21x REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
72 312x RIGHTEOUS MATE (NZ) G 3 Mark Newnham 68
73 40x274088x RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
74 1211x1380x RISQUE (NZ) M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 95
75 13x882140x SACRED MASTER (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 103
76 3x21x SAINT EMILION (NZ) G 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
77 SATONO CROWN (JPN) H 5 Noriyuki Hori
78 1x32x2x SAVILE ROW (NZ) U 0 Michael Moroney
79 463877031x SAVVY NATURE (NZ) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 90
80 16x454282x SEABURGE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
81 641454x12x SENSE OF OCCASION G 6 Kris Lees 103
82 2x145x227x SINGING (FR) H 7 Kris Lees 97
83 8x402211Fx SINGLE GAZE M 4 Nick Olive
84 13x81x9x SKY KINGDOM (IRE) H 4 Garry Newham
85 1x SMART LAYER (JPN) M 7 Ryuji Okubo
86 26x165344x SO SI BON C 3 Robbie Laing
87 1x121x090x SOFIA ROSA (NZ) M 4 Stephen Marsh
88 1x3x SPECTROSCOPE (USA) H 4 John O’Shea
89 33x850211x STRATUM STAR H 5 Darren Weir
90 113061x00x TAVAGO (NZ) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
91 21x THAT RINGS A BELL F 3 Danny O’Brien
92 5212x6145x THE UNITED STATES (IRE) H 7 Robert Hickmott
93 250x21524x TOO GOOD TO REFUSE H 4 Desleigh Forster
94 142x2x TOP OF MY LIST M 4 Anthony Cummings 70
95 0x51709x4x TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 6 Darren Weir 111
96 4160x88x7x TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
97 11x1611x UGO FOSCOLO (NZ) G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
98 49x549169x VANBRUGH H 4 Chris Waller
99 4x6527255x WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller
100 1111x1111x WINX M 5 Chris Waller 132
101 2515x0560x ZANBAGH M 6 John P Thompson

2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes First Acceptances

About a month after the nominations are taken for the autumn’s richest race the list of potential runners is narrowed down with the Queen Elizabeth Stakes first acceptances closing in early March.

The 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes first acceptances are due to close around Tuesday March 7, 2017 and will be published below.