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.

2020 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Con Te Partiro
  • 2nd: #17 Funstar
  • 3rd: #7 Danzdanzdance



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.

The 2020 Coolmore Legacy Stakes prizemoney was reduced to $500,000 to help cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 Con Te Partiro (2020), Appearance (2013) and Camino Rose (1999).

The 2020 Queen Of The Turf Stakes ran on Day 2 of The Championships, Saturday April 11, 2020 as the Coolmore Legacy Stakes and saw co-trainer Gai Waterhouse post her ninth with Con Te Partiro. 

Coolmore Legacy Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday April 11, 2020
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Fillies & Mares / Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million ($500,000 in 2020 due

2020 Coolmore Legacy Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Con Te Partiro
  • 2nd: #17 Funstar
  • 3rd: #7 Danzdanzdance

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Con Te Partiro continued to reward connections from bringing her back out of the breeding barn posting her second Group 1 success with a dominant 1.8 length win over the beaten favourite Funstar in the 2020 Coolmore Legacy Stakes results.

Click here to read more on the Coolmore Legacy Stakes 2020 winning mare Con Te Partiro.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 3 CON TE PARTIRO (USA) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 7 57kg $9
2 17 FUNSTAR Chris Waller James McDonald 1.8L 10 54.5kg $2.50F
3 7 DANZDANZDANCE Chris Waller Opie Bosson 3.8L 4 57kg $21
4 15 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) Kris Lees Jason Collett 4.3L 11 57kg $41
5 5 SWEET DEAL John Thompson Nash Rawiller 4.5L 2 57kg $17
6 8 NOIRE Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 5.5L 5 57kg $26
7 9 POSITIVE PEACE Bjorn Baker Adam Hyeronimus 6.7L 14 57kg $13
8 6 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Ms Rachel King 7.2L 9 57kg $61
9 13 AMANGIRI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 7.5L 8 57kg $13
10 1 ALIZEE James Cummings Glyn Schofield 9.5L 13 57kg $16
11 12 SPANISH REEF Ken Keys Jay Ford 11.3L 3 57kg $91
12 2 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Glen Boss 13.6L 6 57kg $8
13 4 MISS SISKA Grahame Begg Tom Marquand 19.9L 1 57kg $19
14 14 POHUTUKAWA James Cummings Joshua Parr 22.6L 12 57kg $21
11 MISS FABULASS Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 0
16 FIDELIA Robbie Griffiths Jean Van Overmeire (a) 0
10 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 0

2020 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Odds

The latest Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2020 betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au over the autumn carnival is now updated and available below.

2020 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 2020 Coolmore Legacy Stakes field & barriers are announced on the Tuesday of race week and will listed in full below.

The Coolmore Legacy Stakes 2020 final field drew a near-capacity line-up of 17 hopefuls with Chris Waller’s Group 1 winning filly Funstar the hot favourite with the weight advantage despite her wide barrier 13 draw.

Click here to read more on the Funstar-dominated Coolmore Legacy Stakes 2020 field and odds.

Update: The 2020 Coolmore Legacy Stakes field is down to 14 following the early scratchings of the Kris Lees-trained Miss Fabulass (9), Unforgotten (7) for Chris Waller and Fidelia (5).

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

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x1374x2155 ALIZEE James Cummings Glyn Schofield 16 57kg 114
2 836190×141 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Glen Boss 8 57kg 110
3 16x405x616 CON TE PARTIRO (USA) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 10 57kg 108
4 278822×118 MISS SISKA Grahame Begg Tom Marquand 1 57kg 107
5 451131×125 SWEET DEAL John Thompson Nash Rawiller 2 57kg 106
6 37x042x308 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Ms Rachel King 12 57kg 105
7 7x5955x566 DANZDANZDANCE Chris Waller Opie Bosson 4 57kg 104
8 54565×5532 NOIRE Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 6 57kg 104
9 222×211111 POSITIVE PEACE Bjorn Baker Adam Hyeronimus 17 57kg 104
10 3403x600x0 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 7 57kg 103
11 8×77182624 MISS FABULASS Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 9 57kg 102
12 04130×5364 SPANISH REEF Ken Keys Jay Ford 3 57kg 102
13 260x4316x3 AMANGIRI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 11 57kg 100
14 x4247x3389 POHUTUKAWA James Cummings Joshua Parr 15 57kg 100
15 90527×5206 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) Kris Lees Jason Collett 14 57kg 98
16 53630×8333 FIDELIA Robbie Griffiths Jean Van Overmeire (a) 5 57kg 93
17 11x211x214 FUNSTAR Chris Waller James McDonald 13 54.5kg 106

2020 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.

There were 66 first acceptances for the Coolmore Legacy Stakes 2020 including the now seasoned 2018 champion Alizee and Chris Waller’s star filly Funstar sitting top of early betting.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 71115×490 ACTING (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 90
2 x2111x7773 AKARI F 3 Brad Widdup 84
3 05420×2442 ALIFEROUS M 4 Kris Lees 91
4 x1374x2155 ALIZEE M 5 James Cummings 114
5 260x4316x3 AMANGIRI M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 100
6 x75720x507 ARISTIA M 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
7 6428×51221 ASHARANI M 4 Kris Lees 84
8 x11181x316 ASIAGO F 3 James Cummings 84
9 3×33217222 BAM’S ON FIRE M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
10 17115×9743 BENITOITE M 4 Clinton McDonald
11 17104×180 BONVICINI F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
12 16x405x616 CON TE PARTIRO (USA) M 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 108
13 7x5955x566 DANZDANZDANCE M 5 Chris Waller 104
14 2x163x952 DARLING POINT F 3 Brad Widdup 63
15 2130×34170 DAWN DAWN M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
16 90527×5206 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) M 6 Kris Lees 98
17 32x7350x99 EL DORADO DREAMING M 4 Kris Lees 101
18 10×0052518 ETANA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 94
19 x1421x438P FASCINO (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 85
20 53630×8333 FIDELIA M 4 Robbie Griffiths
21 07x504x080 FIESTA M 4 Chris Waller 96
22 2x2914x160 FLIT F 3 James Cummings 105
23 17x77223x0 FRANKELY AWESOME M 4 Kris Lees
24 11x211x214 FUNSTAR F 3 Chris Waller 106
25 x02514x103 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR M 4 Mark Newnham 99
26 2×56143237 HASSTOBEGOOD (NZ) F 3 Roger James & Robert Wellwood
27 8010338449 HOUSE OF CARTIER M 4 John Sargent 85
28 70×6852903 INSENSATA M 6 Jason Coyle 83
29 37x042x308 INVINCIBLE GEM M 6 Kris Lees 105
30 490×627428 IRITHEA M 6 Bjorn Baker
31 x1212x3210 LOVING GABY F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 116
32 411112×334 MELODY BELLE (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards 115
33 8×77182624 MISS FABULASS M 4 Kris Lees 102
34 278822×118 MISS SISKA M 6 Grahame Begg 107
35 446x11133x MIZZY M 4 Anthony Cummings 108
36 241949x50x NAANTALI (NZ) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 93
37 836190×141 NETTOYER M 6 Wendy Roche 110
38 141211 NIMALEE F 3 Matthew Smith 76
39 54565×5532 NOIRE M 6 Chris Waller 104
40 x61231x503 NUDGE F 3 Chris Waller 85
41 3232621×07 OCEANEX (NZ) M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 100
42 211490×163 ON THE WHITE TURF (NZ) M 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 74
43 55x3x03x80 OUR ABBADEAN (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 103
44 88x32x89x8 PEACEFUL (NZ) M 4 Kris Lees 71
45 x4247x3389 POHUTUKAWA M 4 James Cummings 100
46 222×211111 POSITIVE PEACE M 4 Bjorn Baker 104
47 6x7104x356 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) M 4 David Brideoake
48 x422x11122 PROBABEEL (NZ) F 3 Jamie Richards 106
49 2x1653x020 REGIMENTAL BAND F 3 Kris Lees 69
50 3x4101x127 SAVATIANO M 5 James Cummings 112
51 27x27000x2 SCARLET DREAM M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 94
52 15×1949 SELICA (NZ) F 3 Phillip Stokes
53 21240×42 SNAPDANCER F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
54 310x SORRENTINA (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees 69
55 04130×5364 SPANISH REEF M 6 Ken Keys
56 6x21930x56 SPANISH WHISPER M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 100
57 x2160x1259 SUBPOENAED (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 77
58 451131×125 SWEET DEAL M 5 John Thompson 106
59 x1332x6450 SWEET SCANDAL M 5 Chris Waller 94
60 15x513x110 SYLVIA’S MOTHER M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 101
61 41011×7735 TOFANE (NZ) M 4 Michael Moroney 107
62 3403x600x0 UNFORGOTTEN M 5 Chris Waller 103
63 x9410x4221 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 116
64 01x213x740 WRITTEN WITH EASE F 3 Stuart Kendrick
65 78730×4250 YOUNGSTAR M 5 Chris Waller 99
66 11×6 ZAYYDANI (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig

2020 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.

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.

The race changed its name to The Coolmore Legacy Stakes in 2016.

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

Recent Queen Of The Turf / Coolmore Legacy Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Coolmore Legacy Stakes
1st Con Te Partiro 1 minute 39.18 seconds
2nd Funstar
3rd Danzdanzdance
2019
Coolmore Legacy Stakes
1st Kenedna 1 minute 35.31 seconds
2nd Dixie Blossoms
3rd Unforgotten
2018
Coolmore Legacy Stakes
1st Alizee 1 minute 34.94 seconds
2nd Prompt Response
3rd Heavens Above
2017
Coolmore Legacy Stakes
1st Foxplay 1 minute 39.6 seconds
2nd Zanbagh
3rd Dixie Blossoms
2016
Coolmore Legacy 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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