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. Until the introduction of The Everest in 2017 the prizemoney of $4 million made 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 14 April 2018
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 2018
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Queen Elizabeth Stakes Preview & Tips 2018
Track: Good Weather: Overcast
There are ten runners for the $4,000,000 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes, where odds-on favourite Winx has drawn the outside barrier. She is going for her 25th consecutive win (which will equal Black Caviar) and is proven at the distance, the track and all types of going. She will carry the number 9 saddlecloth which is the number she won this race with last year. Second favourite is Humidor who really made Winx stretch out in the 2017 Cox Plate.
Third favouritism is currently shared by Doncaster Mile winner Happy Clapper who ran 3rd in this race in 2016 and is in better form now, and Gailo Chop who has won 13 of his 28 starts and this is his favourite distance. Ambitious improved at his 2nd Australian start to run 2nd in the Tancred Stakes while Success Days is an Irish horse having his first start here. Comin’ Through was 2nd in the Doncaster. The other 3 runners are all over 80 to 1, but even the last runner past the post will win $27,500.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|1 Happy Clapper|
|4 Gailo Chop|
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 Winx (2017 & 2018), 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).
|2018||Winx||Gailo Chop||Happy Clapper|
|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|