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.

2018 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Results

  • 1st: #17 Alizee
  • 2nd: #4 Prompt Response
  • 3rd: #6 Heavens Above



The Queen Of The Turf Stakes – now known as the Coolmore Legacy 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 Group 1 $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m). Also run on Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day are the 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 2018 Queen Of The Turf Stakes ran on Day 2 of The Championships, Saturday April 14, 2018 as the Coolmore Legacy Stakes and was won by the filly Alizee.

Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2018
Date: Saturday April 14, 2018
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Fillies & Mares / Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million

2018 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Results

  • 1st: #17 Alizee
  • 2nd: #4 Prompt Response
  • 3rd: #6 Heavens Above

See below for the full Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the explosive late win by the sole filly in the race Alizee who relished coming back to the Randwick mile that she won the Flight Stakes over in the spring.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 17 ALIZEE James Cummings Glyn Schofield 8 54.5kg $8.50
2 4 PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 2L 7 57kg $12
3 6 HEAVENS ABOVE Tim Martin Tye Angland 2.5L 4 57kg $15
4 9 OREGON’S DAY Mick Price Michael Dee 2.6L 12 57kg $26
5 11 ABBEY MARIE Michael Kent Damian Lane 2.9L 3 57kg $14
6 3 DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Corey Brown 3.1L 16 57kg $7.50
7 13 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman Brenton Avdulla 3.3L 2 57kg $21
8 2 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3.4L 9 57kg $15
9 16 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Dean Yendall 3.8L 11 57kg $71
10 5 SILENT SEDITION Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 3.9L 10 57kg $7EF
11 1 DAYSEE DOOM Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins 5.2L 17 57kg $13
12 8 ZANBAGH John P Thompson Hugh Bowman 6.7L 5 57kg $81
13 10 PAYROLL Richard Laming Damien Oliver 6.8L 1 57kg $18
14 7 SPANISH REEF Ken Keys Mark Zahra 7.4L 15 57kg $7EF
15 14 SAMOVARE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joao Moreira 7.5L 6 57kg $21
16 12 AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ) Kris Lees Jason Collett 8.4L 13 57kg $41
17 15 PERFECT RHYME Ron Leemon Luke Currie 9L 14 57kg $201

2018 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Tips

  • 1st: #3 Dixie Blossoms
  • 2nd: #14 Samovare
  • 3rd: #17 Alizee

Read our exclusive Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2018 Tips & Betting Preview now.

2018 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Odds

The latest Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2018 betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au over the autumn carnival is now updated and available below.

2018 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 2018 Queen Of The Turf Stakes field & barriers are announced on the Tuesday of race week and will listed in full below and will be known as the Coolmore Legacy Stakes Field.

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2018 Final Field drew 17 hopefuls including the Ron Quinton-trained stablemates Daysee Doom (17) and Dixie Blossoms (16) drawn the two widest barriers.

Read more on the bumper 2018 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Field of 17 now.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x31250x115 DAYSEE DOOM Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins 17 57kg 108
2 x23475x384 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 9 57kg 111
3 x42143x163 DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Corey Brown 16 57kg 108
4 50344×1451 PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 7 57kg 107
5 14x550x513 SILENT SEDITION Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 10 57kg 109
6 0x56685x69 HEAVENS ABOVE Tim Martin Tye Angland 4 57kg 107
7 112249×111 SPANISH REEF Ken Keys Mark Zahra 15 57kg 104
8 x70100x807 ZANBAGH John P Thompson Hugh Bowman 5 57kg 107
9 810583×222 OREGON’S DAY Mick Price Michael Dee 12 57kg 103
10 12x73211x2 PAYROLL Richard Laming Damien Oliver 1 57kg 103
11 0x72586x65 ABBEY MARIE Michael Kent Damian Lane 3 57kg 102
12 x22027x078 AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ) Kris Lees Jason Collett 13 57kg 102
13 9762026546 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman Brenton Avdulla 2 57kg 102
14 212720×222 SAMOVARE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joao Moreira 6 57kg 96
15 2x6278x855 PERFECT RHYME Ron Leemon Luke Currie 14 57kg 85
16 631×7433 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Dean Yendall 11 57kg 67
17 24113×1604 ALIZEE James Cummings Glyn Schofield 8 54.5kg 105

2018 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 2018 Queen Of The Turf Stakes first acceptances are set to close on Tuesday March 13, 2018.

The official Queen Of The Turf Stakes or Coolmore Legacy Stakes 2018 First Acceptances attracted 60 mares including super star mare Winx who is unlikely to run, instead defending her Queen Elizabeth Stakes title at the meeting or heading straight to Royal Ascot in England. Outside of Winx the other standout Queen Of The Turf Stakes First Acceptances include last start Guy Walter Stakes winner Dixie Blossoms for Ron Quinton and the Godolphin-raced Sepoy filly Alizee won won the Flight Stakes at the track / distance in the spring.

2018 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Nominations

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

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2018 nominations will be taken on Monday February 12, 2018 and detailed below as soon as available.

The official 2018 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Nominations attracted 115 fillies & mares including the world’s best, Winx, who is more likely to defend her title in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes on the same day to see out here autumn. Other standout Queen Of The Turf Stakes nominations include Godolphin’s smart Sepoy filly Alizee and the always-honest Ron Quinton-trained Dixie Blossoms. The reigning champion Foxplay, a stablemate of Winx, is also in the mix and could chase back-to-back wins for the first time since More Joyous (2011-12).

View the official Queen Of The Turf 2018 Nominations including unlikely acceptor Winx by following the link.

Queen Of The Turf Stakes 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. 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
2019
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st Alizee 1 minute 34.94 seconds
2nd Prompt Response
3rd Heavens Above
2017
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st Foxplay 1 minute 39.6 seconds
2nd Zanbagh
3rd Dixie Blossoms
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
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
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
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st In A Bound 1 minute 28.01 seconds
2nd Hec Of A Party
3rd Ain’t Seen Nothin’
2003
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
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

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