The Queen Of The Turf Stakes is a 1600 metre weight-for-age race for fillies and mares aged three-years-old and over run by the Australian Turf Club. It was held at Rosehill in early April on Golden Slipper Day until 2014 when it was run a week later and moved to Randwick.
- Race Type: Group 1, 3YO & Up Fillies and Mares WFA
- Distance: 1,600 metres
- Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
- Date: Saturday 8 April 2017
The Queen Of The Turf Stakes was first held as a principal race over 8 furlongs (about 1600 metres) at Rosehill in 1972 when it was won by Refulgence in 1 minute 30 seconds. It moved to the metric measure of 1500 metres in 1973 and remained at Rosehill until 2013 although in 2008 it was held at Canterbury Racecourse. In 2014 it was moved to Randwick and the distance increased to 1600 metres.
From 2005 the Queen Of The Turf has been a Group 1 race. The major lead-up race has been the Group 1 Coolmore Classic normally held 4 weeks before over 1500 metres at Rosehill. The Coolmore Classic is a handicap so the better quality females are more suited by the weight-for-age conditions. Another 1500 metre lead-up race is the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes for three-year-olds at set weights.
Winners of this race require strength, elegance and speed. Three-year-old fillies have a reasonable record in this race and horses that run well may go on to contest the Doncaster. No Queen Of The Turf winner has won the Doncaster although some have been placed.
Queen Of The Turf Stakes Final Field & Odds 2017
See below for betting markets for this years Queen Of The Turf Stakes.‘Odds not currently available’
Queen Of The Turf Stakes Preview & Tips 2017
Track: Heavy Weather: Fine
Following the scratching of Alaskan Rose, there is a field of 17 runners for the $1,000,000 The Coolmore Legacy Stakes – Queen Of The Turf. The betting is fairly open and the early favourite is Silent Sedition who won the William Reid last start after a close 2nd in the Coolmore Classic. Second favourite is three-year-old Foxplay who was badly checked when 4th in the Vinery Stud Stakes and should have finished closer. Third favourite is Dixie Blossoms who was 3rd in the Emancipation Stakes last start and handles heavy going.
Heavens Above was 2nd in this race last year and was a good winner of the Coolmore Classic last start. Danish Twist has enough class to fill a place. Zanbagh comes off a win in the Emancipation Stakes, while Real Love has been just behind the placegetters at all 4 runs this campaign. Pure Pride is getting close to a win and First Seal was 3rd in the Sunline Stakes. All other runners are currently 25 to 1 or longer.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|1 Silent Sedition||6 Dixie Blossoms||6 Dixie Blossoms|
|3 Heavens Above||1 Silent Sedition||14 Pure Pride|
|6 Dixie Blossoms||14 Pure Pride||1 Silent Sedition|
|17 Foxplay||2 First Seal||17 Foxplay|
Past winners of the Queen Of The Turf Stakes:
Only two horses have won both the Coolmore Classic and the Queen Of The Turf. These were Favoured in 1974 and Camino Rose in 1999, although Typhoon Tracy won the Coolmore Classic in 2009 and the Queen Of The Turf in 2010.
|2016||Azkadellia||Heavens Above||Noble Protector|
|2014||Diamond Drille||Gypsy Diamond||Red Tracer|
|2012||More Joyous||Miss Keepsake||King’s Rose|
|2011||More Joyous||Melito||Happy Hippy|
|2010||Typhoon Tracy||Illuminates||Montana Flyer|
|2007||Divine Madonna||Cheeky Choice||Beauty Watch|
|2006||Mnemosyne||Regal Cheer||Shania Dane|
|2005||Ike’s Dream||Tui Song (NZ)||Danni Martine|
|2004||In A Bound||Hec Of A Party||Ain’t Seen Nothin’|
|2002||Ugachaka (NZ)||Miss Zoe||Snow Hero|
|2001||Sorrento (NZ)||Poppett||Belle Du Jour|
|2000||Danglissa||Gilded Angel||Zatella (NZ)|