Queen Of The Turf Stakes

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes is one of four Group 1 races held on Day 2 of The Championships at Royal Randwick. The Group 1 event is run over a mile and takes place this year on Saturday April 8, 2017.

Queen Of The Turf Stakes News

Azkadellia Removed From Tristarc Stakes Nominations

Azkadellia Removed From Tristarc Stakes Nominations

Azkadellia has been removed from the 2016 Tristarc Stakes nominations as investigation continues into the ownership of the star mare.

Azkadellia will not be allowed to contest the Tristarc Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. Photo by: Steve Hart

Azkadellia went to another level during her autumn campaign and she recorded a maiden Group 1 victory in the Queen Of The ...

The 2017 Queen Of The Turf Stakes is held on one of Australia’s biggest race days at Royal Randwick as just one of the four Group 1 races held on Day 2 of Sydney’s ‘The Championships’.

The meeting takes place on the second Saturday in April during the annual Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and is headlined by the season’s richest race – the $4 million Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m). Also run on Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day are the $2 million Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m), Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) and the Queen Of The Turf Stakes.

Contested over a mile (1600m) the race is worth $1 million in total prize money and is run under weight-for-age conditions. The Queen Of The Turf Stakes field is open only to fillies and mares aged three-years-old and above.

Female gallopers may come into the million dollar showdown via a number of earlier autumn races including the Group 2 Emanciapation Stakes (1500m) a fortnight before and the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) run towards the start of March. The Coolmore Classic – Queen Of The Turf Stakes double has recently been achieved by the likes of Appearance (2013) and Camino Rose (1999).

The 2017 Queen Of The Turf Stakes will run on Day 2 of The Championships, Saturday April 8, 2017. 

Queen Of The Turf Stakes
Date: April 8, 2017
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Fillies & Mares / Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million

2017 Queen of the Turf Stakes Field

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of female milers with the fillies and mares coming out of a variety of different lead-up races, and is released by Racing NSW on the Tuesday before the race.

The official 2017 Queen Of The Turf Stakes field & barriers will be released on Tuesday April 4, 2017 and listed in full below.

2017 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Nominations

The early Queen Of The Turf Stakes nominations close eight weeks out from the race on a Tuesday in early February and often feature over 100 hopefuls.

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2017 nominations will be taken on Tuesday February 7, 2017 and detailed below as soon as available.

2017 Queen Of The Turf Stakes First Acceptances

After early nominations are taken in February the Queen Of The Turf Stakes first declarations or acceptances are taken in early March giving punters a better guide on what fillies and mares will face off in the $1 million mile showdown during ‘The Championships’ that April.

The 2017 Queen Of The Turf Stakes first acceptances are set to close on Tuesday March 7, 2017 and will be released in full below.

Queen Of The Turf History

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes has slowly made its way up in status from being just a principle race in 1972 to becoming a Listed race in 1979. In 1985 it was elevated to Group 3 status and shortly afterwards became a Group 2 race in 1991. Eventually in 2005 the Queen Of The Turf Stakes was granted Group 1 status.

Although the Queen Of The Turf Stakes was held at Canterbury Racecourse in 2008, it had remained at Rosehill for its entire duration since 1972 when Refulgence won in 1 minute 30 seconds. Since then, the fastest winning time was recorded by Excited Angel in 1993 with 1 minute 27.46 seconds. 1990 winner Memphis Blues recorded the slowest winning time with 1 minute 34.15 seconds. As of 2014, the Queen of the Turf Stakes is held at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

See below for the full list of Queen Of The Turf Stakes winners & results going back to the year 2000.

Recent Queen Of The Turf Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2017
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2016
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st Azkadellia 1 minute 35.9 seconds
2nd Heavens Above
3rd Noble Protector
2015
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st Amanpour 1 minute 37.77 seconds
2nd Catkins
3rd Noble Protector
2014
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st Diamond Drille 1 minute 35.9 seconds
2nd Gypsy Diamond
3rd Red Tracer
2013
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st Appearance 1 minute 30.7 seconds
2nd Red Tracer
3rd Streama
2012
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st More Joyous 1 minute 28.5 seconds
2nd Miss Keepsake
3rd King’s Rose
2011
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st More Joyous 1 minute 29.2 seconds
2nd Melito
3rd Happy Hippy
2010
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st Typhoon Tracy 1 minute 29.95 seconds
2nd Illuminates
3rd Montana Flyer
2009
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st Neroli 1 minute 31.2 seconds
2nd Hot Danish
3rd Imananabaa
2008
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st Forsensics 1 minute 31.5 seconds
2nd Perfect Drop
3rd Occurrence
2007
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1st Divine Madonna 1 minute 30.65 seconds
2nd Cheeky Choice
3rd Beauty Watch
2006
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st Mnemosyne 1 minute 28.21 seconds
2nd Regal Cheer
3rd Shania Dane
2005
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st Ike’s Dream 1 minute 28.77 seconds
2nd Tui Song
3rd Danni Martine
2004
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1st In A Bound 1 minute 28.01 seconds
2nd Hec Of A Party
3rd Ain’t Seen Nothin’
2003
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1st Hosannah 1 minute 27.91 seconds
2nd Arrabeea
3rd Faith Hill
2002
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st Ugachaka 1 minute 28.41 seconds
2nd Miss Zoe
3rd Snow Hero
2001
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st Sorrento 1 minute 27.7 seconds
2nd Poppett
3rd Belle Du Jour
2000
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st Danglissa 1 minute 28.27 seconds
2nd Gilded Angel
3rd Zatella