Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2022

Saturday April 9, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The George Ryder Stakes is a top lead-up into the Queen Elizabeth Stakes

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes is the richest race of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and offers $4 million in total prize money including a lucrative $2.4 million to the winner.

The prizemoney for the 2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes was reduced to $2 million with cuts made across the carnival due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including $1.16 million reserved for the winner, before being elevated back to $4 million for 2021.

Held on Day 2 of The Championships on the second Saturday of April* each year at Royal Randwick, the weight-for-age Group 1 classic is run over 2000m and is held on the same day as the Sydney Cup, Australian Oaks and Queen Of The Turf Stakes.

*In 2021 the Queen Elizabeth Stakes ran on the third Saturday of April with all race meetings of the autumn in Sydney from Slipper Day onwards postponed a week due to the weather.

The winners of the previous year’s Epsom Handicap and The Metropolitan as well as the current year’s Ranvet Stakes, Tancred Stakes, Doncaster Mile and ATC Derby are all exempt from Queen Elizabeth Stakes ballot.

The event attracts the season’s best weight-for-age gallopers and middle-distance hopefuls and one of the best Queen Elizabeth Stakes lead-up races is the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) held three weeks earlier at Rosehill Gardens on Golden Slipper Day.

The latest edition of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes took place on Saturday April 9, 2022 and saw a huge upset unfold with Think It Over ($31) defeating Zaaki in a shock result.  

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 9, 2022
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $4 million
  • First Run: 1851

2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results

The 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes results and finishing order will be known on Saturday April 9, 2022 and published below.

  • 1st: #1 Think It Over ($41)
  • 2nd: #2 Zaaki
  • 3rd: #4 Mount Popa

The Kerry Parker-trained Think It Over ($41) scored the upset of the day thanks to a bold ride by jockey Nash Rawiller who took the horse to the extreme outside at the top of the straight to run past the leader Zaaki ($5) and salute in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2022 results at big odds.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Betting

Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting each year is led by the season’s best weight-for-age performers coming out of lead-up runs in races including the Doncaster Mile, George Ryder Stakes and Tancred Stakes (formerly The BMW).

From 2010 – 2022 all but three of the 10 Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners ran either first or second in their lead-up runs including It’s A Dundeel (2014) and Criterion (2015) who came out of The BMW and George Ryder Stakes respectively.

The last horse to come off a Melbourne lead-up run and win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes was Sarrera (2008).

Favourites in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds have saluted eight times since 2005 most recently with three-time hero Winx (2017, 2018 and 2019) followed by the UK raider Addeybb (2020) who completed the Ranvet Stakes – Queen Elizabeth double. In 2021 Addeybb returned and won again as the second elect defeating the favourite, his last start conqueror and last year’s runner-up Verry Elleegant who went on to win that year’s Melbourne Cup race.

There was a big upset in 2022 with Think It Over improving on a lead-up fourth in the Tancred Stakes to win at Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds of $41.

2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Odds

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2022 odds and prices on the runners this autumn’s race will be available below as soon as available so stay tuned.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes field attracts a top class line-up of weight-for-age champions that come via races including the George Ryder Stakes and the Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) also held in Sydney during the autumn.

The last galloper to complete the Tancred Stakes (then The BMW) – Queen Elizabeth Stakes double was Eremein (2006).

UK raider Addeybb did the Ranvet Stakes – Queen Elizabeth Stakes double in 2020. In 2021 Addeybb atoned for a lead-up second to Verry Elleegant in that year’s Ranvet to beat her home in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in a repeat of the 2020 quinella.

Dual champion Grand Armee is one of three individual Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners for trainer Gai Waterhouse who also won with Desert War (2007) and More Joyous (2012).

Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds online - Ladbrokes.com.au

Super mare Winx (pictured winning her first in 2017) is the most famous recent Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations close on a Monday in early February before first acceptances a month later.

The final Queen Elizabeth Stakes field of acceptances and barrier draw is then released on the Tuesday before the race.

2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2022 field and barrier will be released on the Tuesday of race week  and published below.

Eleven-time Group 1 winning mare Verry Elleegant will jump from barrier 7 in a small but top-class 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes field that also features All-Star Mile hero Zaaki and ace three-year-old Anamoe coming off a seven-length Rosehill Guineas win.

2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Nominations

The 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations are taken on Tuesday the 8th of February, 2022. 

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2022 nominations attracted a star-studded list of 75 hopefuls including Melbourne Cup winning mare Verry Elleegant, Annabel Neasham’s Mackinnon Stakes champ Zaaki, star Godolphin three-year-old Anamoe who ran second in last year’s Cox Plate and $2 million The Invitation winner Icebath.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x320x4x68x ALLIGATOR BLOOD G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 103
2 21x1212x3x ANAMOE C 3 James Cummings 114
3 6538x2500x ANGEL OF TRUTH G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 100
4 3211x0111x BANKERS CHOICE (NZ) G 4 Michael Moroney
5 21223x117x CALLSIGN MAV (NZ) G 5 Danny O’Brien
6 13x545432x CASCADIAN (GB) G 7 James Cummings 112
7 421x40030x CEPHEUS (GB) G 5 Matthew Dunn 91
8 x71241112x CHALK STREAM (GB) G 4 Chris Waller 84
9 454x65118x COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 112
10 21321x8x3x CONVERGE G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 100
11 x246121x1x DAJRAAN (GB) H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 78
12 733x08360x DALASAN H 5 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
13 1x6x42107x DELPHI (IRE) H 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman
14 1121x3610x DUAIS M 4 Edward Cummings 104
15 73x131416x EARLSWOOD (GB) H 4 Maddie Raymond
16 111x12183x ELEPHANT (NZ) G 5 Emma-Lee & David Browne
17 265x83123x ENTENTE G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 105
18 0111x42x7x ESTI FENY (HUN) G 7 Matthew Smith 91
19 12021x3x8x FIRST IN LINE (GB) G 6 Matthew Smith 92
20 88x311615x FORGOT YOU (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
21 2184x3121x FOURHOMETWO (GB) G 4 Annabel Neasham 95
22 8x13x HANDSOME KING H 4 Robert Quinn
23 2x53011x5x HILAL C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 94
24 706x151x HITOTSU C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
25 111x84837x HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller 107
26 42x354912x ICEBATH (NZ) M 5 Brad Widdup 108
27 5x1311311x I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 111
28 1131112x5x INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) M 6 Danny O’Brien
29 x1111x900x IRONCLAD (GB) G 6 Will Clarken
30 211224251x KING MAGNUS G 6 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
31 22501x599x KOLDING (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 115
32 3x54518x5x LAWS OF INDICES (IRE) H 4 Annabel Neasham 106
33 1x57482x5x LUNCIES (GB) G 5 Kris Lees 94
34 63x000300x MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
35 18x2242x6x MAXIMAL (GB) H 4 John O’Shea 96
36 6345x3214x MONTEFILIA M 4 David Payne
37 3106×71 MORIDAN C 3 Anthony Cummings 64
38 107x12543x MO’UNGA (NZ) H 4 Annabel Neasham
39 1x211x088x MOUNT POPA (IRE) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
40 x21111114x MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) G 4 Ben & JD Hayes
41 980x489x4x MUSTAJEER (GB) G 9 Kris Lees 102
42 1211111x0x NANCHO (GER) G 7 Archie Alexander 107
43 53x4x11x0x NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) G 6 Peter G Moody 103
44 112x470x NORMANDY BRIDGE (FR) H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 92
45 824x558x7x NUMERIAN (IRE) G 6 Annabel Neasham 102
46 233x09142x PARRY SOUND G 6 Bjorn Baker 96
47 11x PASCERO C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
48 510x06000x PORT GUILLAUME (FR) G 5 Ben & JD Hayes
49 21x174185x PRIVATE EYE G 4 Joseph Pride
50 102x15215x PROBABEEL (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards
51 121x PROFONDO C 3 Richard Litt
52 5030x2244x PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) G 6 John Thompson 99
53 133x03402x QUANTUM MECHANIC M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
54 0x8752208x RIODINI (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 104
55 348x84972x ROCK G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 100
56 38x552455x SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 102
57 22x3321x0x SHERAZ (FR) G 5 Chris Waller
58 24x371970x SHE’S IDEEL M 6 Bjorn Baker 105
59 14x300x57x SHOUT THE BAR M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 106
60 604117100x SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
61 117x12x SILENT IMPACT G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 76
62 x343x61x2x SINAWANN (IRE) H 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman
63 420x92029x SKY LAB G 4 Paul Perry 100
64 2513x2x34x SPANISH MISSION (USA) H 6 Peter G Moody
65 4411x2107x STEELY G 5 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 93
66 4x4969x STRAY F 3 Anthony Cummings 59
67 91x211x SUREFIRE (GB) H 4 Chris Waller
68 6x34205x1x THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 6 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
69 14x613111x THINK IT OVER G 6 Kerry Parker 116
70 6x13624x3x TOP RANKED (IRE) H 6 Annabel Neasham 108
71 245x41053x VANGELIC M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 107
72 112x21431x VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 122
73 25x491214x YEARNING F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
74 75232x528x YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) G 4 Danny O’Brien
75 D111x1131x ZAAKI (GB) G 7 Annabel Neasham

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes First Acceptances

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes first acceptances are taken in early March, about a month after the nominations and four weeks out from the event.

The 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes first acceptances close at midday on Tuesday the 8th of March, 2022. 

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Tips

Looking for gallopers that finished in the money in lead-up Sydney Group 1 races like the Tancred Stakes held a fortnight earlier over 500m further is a top Queen Elizabeth Stakes tip.

Favourites in the race only had a fair record until the three-peat of odds-on fancy Winx (2017-19) followed by a fourth straight win for the punters in 2020 with the European visitor Addeybb.

Mares also had a poor Queen Elizabeth Stakes record until recent years when the hoodoo was lifted with victories by More Joyous (2012), Lucia Valentina (2016) and Winx (2017, 2018 & 2019).

2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Tips

Our insider Ladbrokes’ Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2022 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for who to back and sack in the Group 1 weight-for-age classic this autumn.

  • To Win: #2 Zaaki ($4.20 at time of publish) 

Would absolutely love to have Verry Elleegant on top in her potential Australian swansong, but that Melbourne form has been blistering. The Doncaster Mile trifecta last weekend all came out of the $5 million The All-Star Mile in Flemington, a race this Annabel Neasham-trained star one in excellent fashion. It’s his turn to frank the form off softer lead-up runs on top of the ground. Barrier three, small field, Jamie Kah and fit third-up. This is a star-studded race and there’s claims for most of them, including seven-length Rosehill Guineas winner Anamoe and the flying Duais, but think Zaaki peaks third-up here over 2000m.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form Guide

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes form guide provides punters with all the must-know race facts and statistics including barrier positions and lead-up form. Horses coming off runs at Rosehill and Randwick have dominated the race over the past 30 years with only two Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners coming off a non-Sydney lead-up since 1983.

The age of the runners in the field is also listed on the Queen Elizabeth Stakes form guide and only one three-year-old has won in three decades with Intergaze (1997).

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form Facts

  • Favourites didn’t have a great recent record in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes results until the three-peat of Winx (2017-19) followed by that of UK galloper Addeybb (2020)
  • Since 1987 seven Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners have been mares with More Joyous (2012), Lucia Valentina (2016) and Winx (2017-19)
  • Three-year-olds don’t stack-up in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes form with only one beating their older rivals in over 30 years – Intergaze (1997)

2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Records

Below we take a look at some of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes race records like who is the most successful Queen Elizabeth Stakes jockey and what horse has run the fastest time in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes?

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Race Record: Intergaze in 1997 set the current Queen Elizabeth Stakes winning time of  2:01.22.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Jockey Record: George Moore holds the current record with six Queen Elizabeth Stakes winning rides followed by Damien Oliver (5), Peter Cook (5), Neville Sellwood (5) and Hugh Bowman (4).

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Trainer Record: The late, great Tommy Smith Tommy Smith prepared a record 11 Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners. In the modern era the most successful Queen Elizabeth Stakes winning trainers are Chris Waller (5) and Tommy Smith’s daughter Gai Waterhouse (4).

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results

Horses aged between four-years-old and six-years-old coming off lead-up runs in Sydney Group 1s have dominated the Queen Elizabeth Stakes results over the past 30 years.

There have been a number of upset Queen Elizabeth Stakes results in that time as well with some of the longest priced victories going to Think It Over ($41 in 2022), Reliable Man ($12 in 2013), My Kingdom Of Fife ($13 in 2011) and Sarrera ($51 in 2008).

Other notable recent Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners include Road To Rock (2010), Desert War (2007), Lonhro (2003), three-time champion Winx (2017, 2018 & 2019) and UK raider Addeybb (2020, 2021).

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2022 Think It Over Zaaki Mount Popa 2:10.8
2021 Addeybb Verry Elleegant Dalasan 2:05.0
2020 Addeybb Verry Elleegant Danon Premium 2:06.9
2019 Winx Kluger Hartnell 2:02.5
2018 Winx Gailo Chop Happy Clapper 2:01.6
2017 Winx Hartnell Sense Of Occasion 2:07.2
2016 Lucia Valentina The United States Happy Clapper 2:04.8
2015 Criterion Red Cadeaux Royal Descent 2:05.3
2014 It’s A Dundeel Sacred Falls Carlton House 2:03.7
2013 Reliable Man It’s A Dundeel Happy Trails 2:01.8
2012 More Joyous Manighar Secret Admirer 2:05.3
2011 My Kingdom Of Fife Sacred Choice Syreon 2:07.7
2010 Road To Rock Triple Honour Monaco Consul 2:03.8
2009 Pompeii Ruler =2 Sarrera =2 Metal Bender 2:07.1
2008 Sarrera Nom Du Jeu Tuesday Joy 2:03.5
2007 Desert War Haradasun Spirit of Tara 2:04.2
2006 Eremein Aqua d’ Amore Ike’s Dream 2:02.4
2005 Grand Armee Delzao Mummify 2:02.6
2004 Grand Armee Lonhro Pentastic 2:03.2
2003 Lonhro Pentastic Republic Lass 2:04.8
2002 Defier Freemason Emission 2:04.3
2001 Shogun Lodge Go Flash Go El Mirada 2:05.5
2000 Georgie Boy Cronus Referral 2:07.7