The ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes is a 2000 metre weight-for-age race run by the Australian Turf Club. The race is held in April or early May each year at Randwick during the Autumn Racing Carnival. Prizemoney of $4 million makes it Sydney’s richest race.
- Race Type: Group 1 WFA 3YO & up
- Distance: 2,000 metres
- Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
- Date: Saturday 8 April 2017
The ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes has changed its name and distance over the years, but can be traced back to 1851 when it was won by Cossack who also won the following year. Back then the distance was 24 furlongs (about 4800 metres) and it a race that is often won by tough stayers.
The race was first named the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 1954, when Blue Ocean won at 66-1 in front of the Queen. Prior to 1954 it was known as the AJC Plate, and was the Kings Cup in 1934. The current distance of 2000m has been run since 1979. From 1973 to 1978 the distance was 2400m. From 1923 to 1972 the distance varied from 18 furlongs, 16 furlongs, 14 furlongs and 12 furlongs, and prior to 1922 it was a punishing 24 furlongs.
Queen Elizabeth Stakes Final Field & Odds 2017
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Queen Elizabeth Stakes Preview & Tips 2017
Track: Heavy Weather: Fine
There are only 9 runners for the $4,000,000 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes, with many not willing to take on the odds-on favourite, Winx. She is going for her 17th consecutive win and is proven at the distance, the track and on heavy going. Second in the market is Hartnell who looks the quinella horse and has won at this track and distance. Third in the market is The United States who ran 2nd in this race last year.
Happy Clapper was 3rd in this race last year, and all three runs this campaign have been full of merit. Exospheric has ran 3rd in the Australian Cup and 3rd in the BMW at his last two outings. The other 4 runners are over 100 to 1, with Sense Of Occasion having the best heavy track form. This is the last race planned for Winx for the autumn, so watch and enjoy.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|9 Winx||9 Winx||9 Winx|
|1 Hartnell||1 Hartnell||1 Hartnell|
|3 Happy Clapper||2 Exosperic||4 The United States|
|4 The United States||3 Happy Clapper||6 Harlem|
Past winners of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes:
When More Joyous won in 2012 she was the first mare to win since Dinky Flyer in 1987. Several horses have won it more than once including Grand Armee (2004 & 2005), Intergaze (1997 & 1999) and Tulloch (1958, 1960 & 1961).
Throughout its history it has been won by tough horses who are part of Australia’s history – horses like Ming Dynasty, Gay Icarus, Peter Pan and Phar Lap. Several Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners are also Melbourne Cup winners, including Might and Power (1998), Doriemus (1996) and Jeune (1995).
|2017||Winx||Hartnell||Sense Of Occasion|
|2016||Lucia Valentina||The United States||Happy Clapper|
|2015||Criterion||Red Cadeaux||Royal Descent|
|2014||It’s A Dundeel (NZ)||Sacred Falls (NZ)||Carlton House|
|2013||Reliable Man||It’s A Dundeel (NZ)||Happy Trails|
|2012||More Joyous||Manighar||Secret Admirer|
|2011||My Kingdom Of Fyfe||Sacred Choice||Syreon|
|2010||Road To Rock||Triple Honour||Monaco Consul|
|2009||Pompeii Ruler||Sarrera (Equal 2nd)||Metal Bender (Equal 2nd)|
|2008||Sarrera||Nom Du Jeu||Tuesday Joy|
|2007||Desert War||Haradasun||Spirit of Tara|
|2006||Eremein||Aqua d’ Amore||Ike’s Dream|
|2001||Shogun Lodge||Go Flash Go||El Mirada|