Queen Of The Turf Stakes

The $1 million Queen Of The Turf Stakes is one of four Group 1 races held on Day 2 of The Championships at Royal Randwick.

2024 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Zougotcha
  • 2nd: #1 Atishu
  • 3rd: #5 Semana




The Queen Of The Turf Stakes – recently 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 $5 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 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 Zougotcha (2024), Con Te Partiro (2020), Appearance (2013) and Camino Rose (1999).

The 2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes form was franked with the winner Nimalee returning in the spring to run third in the $2 million The Invitation race while the third placed Icebath won Melbourne’s Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) during that year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2023 winner Atishu franked the form that spring winning the Group 1 Champions Stakes at Flemington over the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Atishu returned in an attempted Queen Of The Turf Stakes title defence in 2024 but could only manage to run a narrow second to stablemate Zougotcha.

The 2024 Queen Of The Turf Stakes ran on Day 2 of The Championships, Saturday April 13, 2024, and was narrowly won by the Chris Waller-trained favourite Zougotcha ($3.50F) who made it three-from-three this prep. 

Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2024
Date: Saturday April 13, 2024
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Fillies & Mares / Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million

2024 Queen Of the Turf Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Zougotcha ($3.50F)
  • 2nd: #1 Atishu
  • 3rd: #5 Semana

The Chris Waller-trained Coolmore Classic winner Zougotcha ($3.50F) continued her unbeaten run this autumn with a third straight win, narrowly denying her stablemate Atishu victory in a thrilling 2024 Queen Of The Turf Stakes result at Randwick.

Click here to read more on the narrow victory by Zougotcha over her stablemate in the Queen Of The Turf 2024

2024 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 ZOUGOTCHA Chris Waller James McDonald 1 57kg $3.50F
2 1 ATISHU (NZ) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 0.04L 2 57kg $3.70
3 5 SEMANA Ciaron Maher Dylan Gibbons (a) 1.28L 4 57kg $14
4 16 MAKARENA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tyler Schiller 1.3L 8 54.5kg $16
5 4 RUTHLESS DAME (NZ) Ciaron Maher Ms Jamie Kah 1.48L 15 57kg $16
6 14 TROPICAL SQUALL Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 2.44L 3 54.5kg $6.50
7 6 OLENTIA Chris Waller Tommy Berry 2.58L 10 57kg $12
8 7 ETERNAL FLAME (NZ) Michael Kent Damian Lane 2.6L 6 57kg $19
9 3 CAMPIONESSA (NZ) Mark Walker Opie Bosson 2.66L 13 57kg $26
10 12 BARBIE’S FOX Ben, Will & JD Hayes Mark Zahra 4.01L 9 57kg $91
11 13 MORE SECRETS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Ben Melham 4.03L 5 57kg $81
12 9 RENAISSANCE WOMAN (NZ) Bjorn Baker Joshua Parr 4.14L 7 57kg $31
13 11 OSMOSE (FR) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 4.54L 11 57kg $41
14 15 ARCTIC GLAMOUR Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Michael Dee 6.1L 14 54.5kg $51
15 10 MADAME POMMERY Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 6.67L 12 57kg $51
17 TIZ INVINCIBLE Ciaron Maher Zac Lloyd (a) 0
8 FOXY FRIDA Andrew Noblet Billy Egan 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2024 betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au over the autumn carnival is now updated and available below.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2024 QUEEN OF THE TURF STAKES ODDS (Final Field)

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) and Zougotcha ($3.50 in 2024) are the latest favourites in Queen Of The Turf Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2024 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Form Guide

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2024 QUEEN OF THE TURF STAKES FORM GUIDE

2024 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2024 Tips on the $1 million mile showdown this April.

  • To Win: #2 Zougotcha ($3.20 at time of publish) – BET NOW

The Queen of the Turf is shaping up to be a thrilling race with multiple contenders, but I’m confident with the Chris Waller favourite, Zougotcha. Her current form is simply too good to overlook. Fresh off a Group 1 victory in the Coolmore Classic and a win in the Millie Fox before that, she’s on a roll. Now heading to Randwick for a potential autumn sweep, her impressive record at the track (three wins from seven starts) bodes well. With a prime rails draw and James McDonald retaining the ride, all signs point to Zougotcha continuing her winning streak.

2024 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 2024 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 2024 final field features a quality line-up of fillies and mares including the Chris Waller-trained Coolmore Classic winner Zougotcha who was scratched from the Doncaster last weekend due to a Heavy-rated track.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the 2024 Queen Of The Turf Stakes field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x52021x813 ATISHU (NZ) Chris Waller 2 57kg 114
2 419x646x11 ZOUGOTCHA Chris Waller James McDonald 1 57kg 112
3 x501119213 CAMPIONESSA (NZ) Mark Walker Opie Bosson 13 57kg 109
4 50x7527x83 RUTHLESS DAME (NZ) Ciaron Maher Ms Jamie Kah 16 57kg 109
5 21215×2112 SEMANA Ciaron Maher Dylan Gibbons (a) 4 57kg 107
6 x15800x241 OLENTIA Chris Waller Tommy Berry 10 57kg 105
7 x15x515411 ETERNAL FLAME (NZ) Michael Kent Damian Lane 6 57kg 104
8 16x0301x48 FOXY FRIDA Andrew Noblet Billy Egan 15 57kg 103
9 4x5120x873 RENAISSANCE WOMAN (NZ) Bjorn Baker Joshua Parr 7 57kg 103
10 7x28047x30 MADAME POMMERY Chris Waller 12 57kg 102
11 344x032x21 OSMOSE (FR) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 11 57kg 101
12 17420×0507 BARBIE’S FOX Ben, Will & JD Hayes Mark Zahra 9 57kg 99
13 353x530x30 MORE SECRETS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Ben Melham 5 57kg 95
14 1x13120x14 TROPICAL SQUALL Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 3 54.5kg 104
15 x1165x7052 ARCTIC GLAMOUR Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Jason Collett 14 54.5kg 93
16 211×2524 MAKARENA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tyler Schiller 8 54.5kg 92
17 x11169x688 TIZ INVINCIBLE Ciaron Maher Zac Lloyd (a) 17 54.5kg 92

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 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 2024 Queen Of The Turf Stakes first acceptances close at midday on Tuesday the 12th of March, 2024. 

A bumper 76 fillies and mares make up the Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2024 first acceptances with updated pre-field markets led by a number of Waller-trained runners including recent Group 2 Blamey Stakes winner Atishu.

2024 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 2024 Queen Of The Turf Stakes nominations close on Tuesday February 13, 2024. 

One hundred and twenty one leading ladies of the turf have charged into the fray for the 2024 Queen Of The Turf Stakes following early nominations. Firstly is the undisputed queen herself, Fangirl, Chris Waller’s champion mare who continues to reign supreme. Joining her from Waller’s barn is the electrifying Atishu, still basking in the glow of her Champions Stakes victory from the spring. But they’ll face a fierce challenge from Pride Of Jenni, Ciaron Maher’s spring sensation who doubled down on her dominance in the Empire Rose Stakes and Champions Mile before a dazzling second in the CF Orr fresh.

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
2024
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st Zougotcha 1 minute 35.71 seconds
2nd Atishu
3rd Semana
2023
Queen Of The Turf Stakes
1st Atishu 1 minute 38.22 seconds
2nd Hope In Your Heart
3rd More Secrets
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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