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.

2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Nettoyer
  • 2nd: #1 Probabeel
  • 3rd: #6 Quantum Mechanic



The Queen Of The Turf Stakes – briefly 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 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 2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes ran on Day 2 of The Championships, Saturday April 17, 2021 having returned to its registered name and was won in an upset by Nettoyer at 25/1. 

Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday April 17, 2021
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Fillies & Mares / Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million

2021 Queen Of the Turf Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Nettoyer
  • 2nd: #1 Probabeel
  • 3rd: #6 Quantum Mechanic

Wendy Roche’s 2020 Doncaster Mile winner Nettoyer ($26) enjoyed her first victory since scoring an upset over the narrowly beaten favourite Probabeel ($2.15) in the 2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes results.

Click here to read more on the shock Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2021 win by Nettoyer.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Tommy Berry 7 57kg $26
2 1 PROBABEEL (NZ) Jamie Richards Kerrin McEvoy 0.1L 6 57kg $2.15F
3 6 QUANTUM MECHANIC Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Glen Boss 1.9L 3 57kg $26
4 2 COLETTE James Cummings James McDonald 2.3L 12 57kg $7.50
5 12 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 2.5L 2 54.5kg $18
6 13 STARELLE Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 3.4L 8 54.5kg $51
7 7 VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Damien Oliver 3.6L 1 57kg $17
8 9 ALL SAINTS’ EVE (NZ) John O’Shea Tom Marquand 3.7L 13 57kg $51
9 4 NIMALEE Matthew Smith Ms Rachel King 3.8L 9 57kg $15
10 10 MISSYBEEL (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jay Ford 5.8L 5 57kg $101
11 8 RICH HIPS Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Hugh Bowman 6L 10 57kg $26
12 11 ODEUM Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Walker 6.3L 4 54.5kg $7
13 3 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 17.8L 11 57kg $18

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Odds

The latest Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2021 betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au over the autumn carnival is now updated and available below.

2021 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 2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes field & barriers are announced on the Tuesday of race week and will listed in full below.

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2021 final field features 13 classy fillies and mares led in betting by Jamie Richards’ multiple Group 1 winning Kiwi mare Probabeel in gate six with three-time winning hoop Kerrin McEvoy aboard.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the 2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 8x2117x110 PROBABEEL (NZ) Jamie Richards Kerrin McEvoy 6 57kg 115
2 x0561x1245 COLETTE James Cummings James McDonald 12 57kg 114
3 280115×002 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 11 57kg 106
4 11x2235x11 NIMALEE Matthew Smith Ms Rachel King 9 57kg 104
5 002900×879 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Tommy Berry 7 57kg 103
6 22×5331213 QUANTUM MECHANIC Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Glen Boss 3 57kg 102
7 11x90399x1 VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Damien Oliver 1 57kg 102
8 273181×196 RICH HIPS Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Hugh Bowman 10 57kg 101
9 3x1174x365 ALL SAINTS’ EVE (NZ) John O’Shea Tom Marquand 13 57kg 100
10 0408369517 MISSYBEEL (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jay Ford 5 57kg 97
11 15112×42 ODEUM Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Walker 4 54.5kg 104
12 2x4330x824 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 2 54.5kg 94
13 x55286x315 STARELLE Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 8 54.5kg 86

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 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 2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes first acceptances closed at midday on March 9, 2021 leaving 67 hopefuls led in betting by Arcadia Queen who has had an interrupted campaign with lameness issues and recent Futurity Stakes winner Probabeel.

2021 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 2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes nominations have now closed with 108 early entries including Godolphin’s Golden Eagle winner Colette and star WA-trained mare Arcadia Queen.

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
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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