Queen Elizabeth Stakes

The Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes is the richest feature race held on the Day 2 of The Championships at Royal Randwick in Sydney.

2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Addeybb
  • 2nd: #12 Verry Elleegant
  • 3rd: #1 Danon Premium



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.

For the 2020 running of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes the prize money was cut to $2 million due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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. That came to fruition in 2020 with the William Haggas-trained UK raider Addeybb becoming the first Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner in the post-Winx era.

The 2020 ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes ran on Saturday April 11, 2020 and was won in a barnstorming performance by the UK raider Addeybb. 

Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday April 11, 2020
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $4,000,000 ($2,000,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)

2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Addeybb
  • 2nd: #12 Verry Elleegant
  • 3rd: #1 Danon Premium

William Haggas’ year long plan to target The Championships in Sydney paid off in the 2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes results with the UK raider Addeybb backing-up off his Ranvet Stakes win first-up to salute for the punters with a runaway win over Verry Elleegant. Verry Elleegant had also run second in the Ranvet with a Group 1 Tancred Stakes win between her two second placings behind Addeybb, while third in the Queen Elizabeth went to the Japanese visitor Danon Premium.

Click here to read more on the dominant 2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Addeybb.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 2 ADDEYBB (IRE) William Haggas Tom Marquand 1 59kg $4.20F
2 12 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 2.8L 2 57kg $5
3 1 DANON PREMIUM (JPN) Mitsumasa Nakauchida James McDonald 3.2L 3 59kg $4.40
4 10 MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tim Clark 4.8L 12 59kg $13
5 4 TE AKAU SHARK (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 5L 8 59kg $5.50
6 13 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards Kerrin McEvoy 5.1L 4 57kg $9
7 3 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Sam Clipperton 9.4L 7 59kg $81
8 6 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 9.7L 5 59kg $26
9 5 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Glen Boss 9.8L 6 59kg $19
10 9 IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 13.3L 10 59kg $101
11 8 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller Joshua Parr 14.6L 11 59kg $71
12 7 GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams Adam Hyeronimus 16.7L 9 59kg $151
11 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Jason Collett 0

2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form

The Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) and Group 1 Tancred Stakes (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, the latter most recently producing the mighty Winx (2017-19) who did the double three years running.

In 2020 the UK raider Addeybb became the latest horse to do the Ranvet Stakes – Queen Elizabeth Stakes double.

2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Odds

Early 2020 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.

2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field & Barriers

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

The 2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Final Field & Barriers will be released on Tuesday April 7, 2020 and will be published in full below.

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2020 final field attracted 13 weight-for-age hopefuls including Japanese star Danon Premium who is the early favourite with the Tenno Sho runner-up drawn ideally in barrier three.

Click here to read more on the 2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes field and odds dominated by the internationals.

Update: Trainer Chris Waller is left with four chances at a fourth consecutive Queen Elizabeth Stakes win following the scratching of #11 Life Less Ordinary (12).

Click here for the full 2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day Scratchings & Track Report.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x6x110x22x DANON PREMIUM (JPN) Mitsumasa Nakauchida James McDonald 3 59kg 118
2 3x4121x2x1 ADDEYBB (IRE) William Haggas Tom Marquand 1 59kg 116
3 84x231x358 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Sam Clipperton 7 59kg 116
4 1x2223x113 TE AKAU SHARK (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 8 59kg 116
5 6621x421x3 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Glen Boss 6 59kg 113
6 x5111x4577 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 5 59kg 111
7 2x037902x0 GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams Adam Hyeronimus 9 59kg 109
8 58166×3205 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller Joshua Parr 11 59kg 109
9 112x20x810 IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 10 59kg 108
10 22x2311x11 MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tim Clark 13 59kg 108
11 03374×6646 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Jason Collett 12 59kg 103
12 x9410x4221 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 2 57kg 116
13 411112×334 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards Kerrin McEvoy 4 57kg 115

2020 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 feature Randwick race.

The official 2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes first acceptances feature 77 gallopers looking to be the first winner of the race in the post-Winx era with UK raider Addeybb leading betting after winning the Ranvet Stakes first-up in Australia.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 3x4121x2x1 ADDEYBB (IRE) G 6 William Haggas
2 1112×55343 ADMIRAL’S JOKER G 7 Kylie Vella
3 05420×2442 ALIFEROUS M 4 Kris Lees 86
4 65800×8957 ANGEL OF TRUTH G 4 Gwenda Markwell 101
5 x75720x507 ARISTIA M 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
6 143276×507 ATTENTION RUN (GER) M 5 Kris Lees 87
7 125x11x680 ATTORNEY (FR) G 5 Matthew Smith 75
8 2147×54533 AVILIUS (GB) G 6 James Cummings 116
9 73803523×6 BEST OF DAYS (GB) G 6 James Cummings 108
10 120204231x BLENHEIM PALACE (IRE) G 4 Chris Waller 97
11 54713×2531 CASCADIAN (GB) G 5 James Cummings 104
12 1x4722x681 CASTELVECCHIO C 3 Richard Litt 108
13 12×349 CHENIER C 3 Anthony Freedman
14 x6306x010x CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB) H 5 Kris Lees 103
15 112617×909 COME PLAY WITH ME G 5 Chris Waller 106
16 3141x0x068 DANCETERIA (FR) G 5 Kris Lees 110
17 x6x110x22x DANON PREMIUM (JPN) H 5 Mitsumasa Nakauchida
18 7x5955x566 DANZDANZDANCE M 5 Chris Waller 107
19 12182115×3 DR DRILL (GB) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 99
20 2x1205x281 DREAMFORCE G 7 John Thompson 112
21 32x7350x99 EL DORADO DREAMING M 4 Kris Lees 102
22 10111x42x7 ESTI FENY (HUN) H 5 Matthew Smith 91
23 20x211x234 FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) H 6 Matthew Smith 113
24 768256×411 FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
25 17x77223x0 FRANKELY AWESOME M 4 Kris Lees 90
26 0426351625 FUN FACT G 4 Bjorn Baker 88
27 11x211x214 FUNSTAR F 3 Chris Waller 103
28 2x037902x0 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 9 Matthew Williams
29 x042874x97 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) H 7 Archie Alexander
30 313x09x290 HALLELUJAH BOY (JPN) G 7 Kris Lees
31 84x231x358 HAPPY CLAPPER G 9 Patrick Webster 116
32 06380×4549 HARLEM (GB) G 8 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
33 113×40 HEART OF PUISSANCE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
34 172x1260x7 HOMESMAN (USA) G 6 Anthony Freedman 110
35 22x171353x IL PARADISO (USA) H 4 Chris Waller 107
36 x112x20x81 IMAGING (GB) H 5 Chris Waller 104
37 x58166x320 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 110
38 1x5111x457 KOLDING (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 111
39 50211x8x58 LEVENDI H 5 David Payne 104
40 03374×6646 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 106
41 54×2561165 LUVALUVA (NZ) M 5 John Sargent
42 3246077×62 MASK OF TIME (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 96
43 22x2311x11 MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
44 x411112x33 MELODY BELLE (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards 115
45 x113411x84 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien
46 22x30x0364 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 109
47 278822×118 MISS SISKA M 6 Grahame Begg 107
48 200x6101x3 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 111
49 131x3002x9 MR QUICKIE G 4 Phillip Stokes 107
50 x156x11126 MUGATOO (IRE) G 5 Kris Lees 84
51 235160×122 MUSTAJEER (GB) G 7 Kris Lees 111
52 x836190x14 NETTOYER M 6 Wendy Roche 100
53 59260×0751 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 103
54 x2893731x7 NORWAY (IRE) H 4 Chris Waller 102
55 3232621×07 OCEANEX (NZ) M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
56 7x420142x8 OLMEDO (FR) H 5 Kacy Fogden 108
57 311x68x072 PRINCE FAWAZ C 3 Anthony Cummings 95
58 6x7104x356 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) M 4 David Brideoake
59 90431x5x08 PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) H 4 John Thompson 86
60 4x23960x66 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees 104
61 170x540x38 RED CARDINAL (IRE) G 8 Kris Lees 105
62 1x2161x421 REGAL POWER G 4 Grant & Alana Williams
63 100x6x4069 RINGERDINGDING H 4 Anthony Freedman
64 4x3115x514 SHADOW HERO G 3 Mark Newnham 102
65 611x111x31 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 4 Chris Waller 97
66 25040×8464 SO SI BON G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
67 6441301×79 SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 110
68 3x1651x127 SUPER SETH C 3 Anthony Freedman 108
69 1x2223x113 TE AKAU SHARK (NZ) G 5 Jamie Richards 116
70 007713116x THE CANDY MAN G 6 Barry Baldwin 102
71 3x25110x78 THOUGHT OF THAT G 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 80
72 x9410x4221 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 114
73 6621x421x3 VOW AND DECLARE G 4 Danny O’Brien
74 x34121x755 WARNING G 3 Anthony Freedman 103
75 x185310x39 WOLFE (JPN) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 100
76 878730×425 YOUNGSTAR M 5 Chris Waller 102
77 0x79851x72 YULONG PRINCE (SAF) H 5 Chris Waller 106

2020 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.

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: 2:01.2 – Intergaze in 1997
Slowest Time: 2:17.00 – Sydeston in 1990
Most wins by a Jockey: 5 wins – Damien Oliver (2002, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2016)

2020 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 the world’s best mare Winx (2017, 2018, 2019).

In 2020 the form of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners became international with UK raider Addeybb saluting for the punters.

2020 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.

The recent record of favourites in Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting was boosted by the trio of wins by odds-on fancy, equine superstar Winx (2017-19) followed by that of European raider Addeybb in 2020.

Recent Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1st Addeybb 2 minutes 6.92 seconds
2nd Verry Elleegant
3rd Danon Premium
2019 Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1st Winx 2 minutes 2.54 seconds
2nd Kluger
3rd Hartnel
2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1st Winx 2 minutes 1.65 seconds
2nd Gailo Chop
3rd Happy Clapper
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

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