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.

2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Nimalee
  • 2nd: #9 Annavisto
  • 3rd: #3 Icebath




The Queen Of The Turf Stakes – currently 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.

*In 2021 the Queen Of The Turf Stakes ran on the third Saturday of April with all race meetings of the autumn in Sydney from Slipper Day onwards postponed a week due to the weather.

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 event’s prizemoney was reduced to $500,000 to help cope with the COVID-19 pandemic before returning to $1 million in 2021.

Female gallopers may come into the million dollar showdown via a number of earlier autumn races including the Group 2 Emancipation 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 2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes ran on Day 2 of The Championships, Saturday April 9, 2022, and was won in an upset by Nimalee at 30/1. 

Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2022
Date: Saturday April 9, 2022
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Fillies & Mares / Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million

2022 Queen Of the Turf Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Nimalee ($31)
  • 2nd: #9 Annavisto
  • 3rd: #3 Icebath

The Matthew Smith-trained Nimalee ($31) was good late off an on-speed run powering past the front-running Annavisto to take out the 2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes results in an upset, while perennial place-getter Icebath ran third.

Click here to read more on the good win by Nimalee in the 2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes.

2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 NIMALEE Matthew Smith Damien Oliver 2 57kg $31
2 9 ANNAVISTO (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ms Rachel King 2.33L 5 57kg $16
3 3 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Kerrin McEvoy 2.48L 11 57kg $5.50
4 14 YONCE (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 3.24L 1 57kg $7.50
5 7 PROMISE OF SUCCESS (GB) John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 6.21L 3 57kg $14
6 8 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 6.34L 9 57kg $26
7 18 NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 8.41L 4 54.5kg $31
8 2 LIGHTHOUSE (USA) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Jamie Kah 10.16L 8 57kg $9
9 12 STEINEM (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tommy Berry 10.35L 13 57kg $26
10 10 QUANTUM MECHANIC Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damian Lane 11.61L 10 57kg $41
11 17 BARB RAIDER Jerome Hunter Craig Williams 11.87L 6 54.5kg $26
12 13 LE LUDE John Thompson Brock Ryan 17.71L 14 57kg $61
13 15 FANGIRL Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 20.34L 12 54.5kg $7
14 1 COLETTE James Cummings James McDonald 22.61L 7 57kg $4.20F
4 SHOUT THE BAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Nash Rawiller 0
5 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller Mark Zahra 0
11 MIRRA VISION Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 0
16 YEARNING Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2022 betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au over the autumn carnival is now updated and available below.

There were notable upsets in 2022 with the Matthew Smith-trained Nimlaee at $31; and 2021 with Nettoyer and 2019 with Kenedna both winning the race at Queen Of The Turf Stakes odds of 25/1 ($26).

Azkadellia ($2.80 in 2016) was the last favourite in Queen Of The Turf Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2022 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 2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes field & barriers are announced on the Tuesday of race week and will listed in full below.

Godolphin’s George Ryder runner-up Colette and dual Doncaster Mile placed mare Icebath headline a bumper 2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes field this weekend at Royal Randwick.

Click here to read more on the key fillies and mares in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2022 field and betting markets.

  • Scratched: #4 Shout The Bar (10), #5 Hungry Heart (11), #11 Mirra Vision (2) and #16 Yearning (7)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x65118x282 COLETTE James Cummings James McDonald 9 57kg 112
2 x111122218 LIGHTHOUSE (USA) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Jamie Kah 12 57kg 110
3 54912×6493 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Kerrin McEvoy 15 57kg 108
4 x300x57x81 SHOUT THE BAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Nash Rawiller 10 57kg 108
5 11x84837x4 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller Mark Zahra 11 57kg 107
6 4x42446x25 NIMALEE Matthew Smith Damien Oliver 3 57kg 106
7 2x121x2241 PROMISE OF SUCCESS (GB) John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 4 57kg 106
8 x41053x373 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 13 57kg 106
9 13x2153x14 ANNAVISTO (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ms Rachel King 6 57kg 104
10 3x03402x45 QUANTUM MECHANIC Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damian Lane 14 57kg 102
11 41216×5626 MIRRA VISION Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 2 57kg 101
12 149x6291x3 STEINEM (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tommy Berry 17 57kg 98
13 055829×315 LE LUDE John Thompson Brock Ryan 18 57kg 96
14 111111 YONCE (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 1 57kg 92
15 x3111x1541 FANGIRL Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 16 54.5kg 103
16 491214×356 YEARNING Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 7 54.5kg 100
17 321135×112 BARB RAIDER Jerome Hunter Craig Williams 8 54.5kg 99
18 11912×024 NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 5 54.5kg 95

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 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 2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes first acceptances close at midday on March 8, 2022. 

2022 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 2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes nominations close on Tuesday February 8, 2022. 

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2022 nominations attracted 97 fillies and mares including Chris Waller’s Extreme Choice filly Espiona who also holds entires for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and ATC Oaks on the same day.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 148x1x ANCIENT GIRL (NZ) F 3 Clinton McDonald
2 2113x2153x ANNAVISTO (NZ) M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 90
3 217x16171x ARCTIC THUNDER M 4 Gary Portelli 86
4 1x8x ARGENTIA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
5 11x141600x ATISHU (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 98
6 321135x BARB RAIDER F 3 Jerome Hunter
7 20x412221x BEDFORD SQUARE (NZ) M 4 Matthew Smith 67
8 33x138x24x BELLUCI BABE (NZ) M 5 Bjorn Baker 90
9 78x906424x BONVICINI M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
10 28120x731x BRING THE RANSOM M 5 Bjorn Baker 92
11 5x11x BROOKS BATTLE M 4 Bjorn Baker 65
12 8x15x2124x BROOKSPIRE M 4 Chris Waller
13 48x10x177x CHAILLOT M 5 Archie Alexander
14 x1121x50Px CLIFF’S ART (IRE) M 6 Matthew Smith
15 454x65118x COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 112
16 456125x DAISIES F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
17 1121x3610x DUAIS M 4 Edward Cummings 104
18 5349x1541x ELECTRIC GIRL M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
19 12x134x15x ENTRIVIERE (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards
20 11x ESPIONA F 3 Chris Waller 80
21 4311Dx191x EXPAT (NZ) M 4 Mark Newnham 93
22 4x3111x FANGIRL F 3 Chris Waller 86
23 59x9049x1x FILL OF FUN M 5 Anthony Cummings 63
24 7860x0132x FLEETWOOD MACA (NZ) M 4 Annabel Neasham 76
25 7x47830x2x FORBIDDEN LOVE M 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 104
26 1144x3516x FOUR MOVES AHEAD F 3 John Sargent 92
27 2x12x2330x GREAT NEWS M 5 Kim Waugh 88
28 321x HARDLY SWEET F 3 Greg Eurell
29 1327x6030x HARMONY ROSE M 4 Mark Newnham
30 59180x464x HASSTOBEGOOD (NZ) M 5 Joseph Pride 74
31 8×460 HAVE MERCY F 3 Edward Cummings
32 21x23204x HERESY F 3 James Cummings 80
33 2x2111026x HINGED F 3 Chris Waller 92
34 111x84837x HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller 107
35 7211188x4x I SIYOU BABY (GB) M 4 John O’Shea 77
36 42x354912x ICEBATH (NZ) M 5 Brad Widdup 108
37 7x1x I’M DIVINE F 3 Edward Cummings
38 339x40554x IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 84
39 9x35x1338x IN HER HONOUR (ARG) M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
40 1131112x5x INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) M 6 Danny O’Brien
41 x474126x6x INVINCIANO M 6 Joseph Pride 82
42 42x211144x ITA M 4 Bjorn Baker 72
43 621x418x9x JAMAEA F 3 Robert & Luke Price 92
44 1x11x JUMP THE BROOM M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 74
45 121x0x810x KAHMA LASS (NZ) M 4 Jamie Richards
46 0x15x1510x KATALIN M 5 James Cummings
47 16x638x23x KIKU M 4 Chris Waller
48 21x216133x KISSONALLFORCHEEKS M 4 Daniel Morton
49 301117x55x KRONE M 6 Tony Gollan
50 44x055829x LE LUDE M 6 John Thompson
51 31514x121x LEVANTE (NZ) M 5 Ken & Bev Kelso
52 x55x11112x LIGHTHOUSE (USA) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
53 1x3088x50x LUNAKORN M 5 Kris Lees 80
54 x139x5320x MALLORY F 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 86
55 x14141216x MIRRA VISION M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 97
56 2x327791x MOKULUA F 3 Clarry Conners 80
57 56x611920x MORE PROPHETS M 5 John Thompson 94
58 11912x NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
59 244x09300x NEVER TALK M 4 Kris Lees 87
60 24421x332x NICCI’S FLING M 4 Gary Portelli 80
61 194x42446x NIMALEE M 5 Matthew Smith
62 NIMBOSTRATUS (FR) M 4 Annabel Neasham
63 81x PINK IVORY (NZ) F 3 John Sargent 59
64 3x4391025x PIPPALI M 4 Jason Coyle 71
65 102x15215x PROBABEEL (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards
66 9x132x121x PROMISE OF SUCCESS (GB) M 6 John O’Shea 80
67 133x03402x QUANTUM MECHANIC M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
68 79x17517x QUEEN OF DUBAI F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 76
69 960x65610x RICH HIPS M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 101
70 43113x822x ROCHA CLOCK M 5 John O’Shea 105
71 123×1 ROOTS F 3 Chris Waller 65
72 445x10412x RUBY TUESDAY M 5 Gary Portelli
73 3x3x11525x SAMOOT (IRE) M 4 Kris Lees
74 441x0x782x SCORE M 5 Annabel Neasham 75
75 3x132x880x SHE’S ALL CLASS F 3 Chris Waller 84
76 24x371970x SHE’S IDEEL M 6 Bjorn Baker 105
77 23x101126x SHIHONKA F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 78
78 14x300x57x SHOUT THE BAR M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 106
79 604117100x SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
80 1235x1114x SIRILEO MISS M 4 Symon Wilde
81 x11339x21x SNAPDANCER M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 98
82 676722221x SPROUT WINGS M 4 Matthew Smith 63
83 1149x6291x STEINEM (GB) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
84 4x4969x STRAY F 3 Anthony Cummings 59
85 36x721711x SWEET RUBY F 3 Kim Waugh 76
86 11x9x TILIANAM (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 76
87 7211x3427x TOFANE (NZ) M 6 Michael Moroney
88 725x27584x TRICKY GAL M 6 Matthew Smith
89 159x23835x VAN GIZ M 5 Bjorn Baker 77
90 245x41053x VANGELIC M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 107
91 112x21431x VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 122
92 6224x0420x WANDABAA M 5 Kris Lees 97
93 25x491214x YEARNING F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
94 0016x0x46x YES BABY YES M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens
95 111x YONCE (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
96 14115x457x ZOU DANCER M 4 Danny O’Brien
97 1128x ZOUZARELLA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 76

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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 before reverting back to its registered title in 2021.

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  Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2022
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st Nimalee 1 minute 40.24 seconds
2nd Annavisto
3rd Icebath
2021
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st Nettoyer 1 minute 35.86 seconds
2nd Probabeel
3rd Quantum Mechanic
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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