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 14 April 2018
The Queen Of The Turf Stakes, also called the Coolmore Legacy 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 2018
See below for betting markets for this years Queen Of The Turf Stakes.‘Odds not currently available’
Queen Of The Turf Stakes Preview & Tips 2018
Track: Good Weather: Overcast
There is a field of 17 runners for the $1,000,000 The Coolmore Legacy Stakes – Queen Of The Turf. Seven of them had their last start in the G2 Emancipation Stakes and three in the G1 Coolmore Classic. The betting is fairly open and the early favourite is Dixie Blossoms who chased hard for 3rd in the Emancipation following 6th in the Coolmore, and will appreciate the extra 100m – she was 3rd in this race last year. Second favourite is Silent Sedition who was 3rd in the Coolmore last start following a good win in the G3 Mannerism Stakes. Third favourite is Daysee Doomwho won the Coolmore Classic then was 0.7 length 5th in the Emancipation.
Prompt Response won the Emancipation Stakes at her latest start, while Spanish Reef won the G2 Sunline Stakes, for her 3rd consecutive win. Foxplay won this race last year as a three-year-old and comes off 4th in the Emancipation. Alizee is the only three-year-old in the race and finished 4th in the Vinery Stud Stakes which may have been a little long for her. Oregon’s Day was a close 2nd in the Emancipation. All other runners are currently 14 to 1 or longer.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|3 Dixie Blossoms|
|7 Spanish Reef|
|1 Daysee Doom|
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.
|2018||Alizee||Prompt Response||Heavens Above|
|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)|