VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes Race Information

The VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes is a 2600 metre quality handicap race run by the Victorian Racing Club in early November. It is held at Flemington on Mackinnon Stakes Day as part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 3
  • Distance: 2600 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $200,000
  • Date: Saturday 7 November 2020

VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes Race History

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Useful Facts

Last mare to win: True Self (2020)

Multiple winners: True Self (2019 & 2020), Hyperno (1979 & 1980), Sailor’s Guide (1956 & 1958), Rising Fast (1954 & 1955), Hydrogen (1952 & 1953), High Caste 1939, 1940 & 1941), Alawa (1908, 1909 & 1910), Tin Whiffler (1867 & 1870)

Fastest time (2600m): Francis Of Assisi (2016) 1:41:13

Interesting trivia: There have been two dead heats. The first was in 1895, between Wallace and Auraria. The second was in 1997, between Vita Man and Bright Spot.

Past winners of the VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Winners of past VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes include many great horses including Makybe Diva (2002), Hyperno (1979 & 1980),Even Stevens (1962), Rising Fast (1954, 55), High Caste (1939, 40, 41), Ajax (1938), Phar Lap (1930), Eurythmic (1920), Alawa (1908, 09, 10), Wakeful (1902) and Tim Whiffler (1867).

Year Winner Second Third
2020 True Self Pondus Chapada
2019 True Self Carif Maurus
2018 Jaameh Sully Libran
2017 Vengeur Masque Grey Lion Wheal Leisure
2016 Francis Of Assisi Vengeur Masque Tom Melbourne