Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2021

Saturday April 17, 2021

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 will run 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 next edition of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes takes place on Saturday April 17, 2021. 

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 17, 2021
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $4 million ($2 million in 2020 due to COVID-19)
  • First Run: 1851

2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results

The 2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes results and finishing order will be known on Saturday April 17, 2021 and published below.

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Betting & Odds

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 – 2020 all but two of the eight 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.

2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Odds

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2021 odds and prices on the runners this autumn’s race will be available below as soon as available so stay tuned.

queen elizabeth stakes 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 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. 

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.

2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2021 field and barrier will be released on the Tuesday of race week  and published below.

2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Nominations

The 2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations were taken on Tuesday the 9th of February, 2021 and attracted 104 hopefuls including the defending UK-trained champion Addeybb

2021 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 2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes first acceptances closed at midday on Tuesday the 9th of March, 2021 with 62 remaining hopefuls led in betting by last year’s winning quinella of Addeybb and Verry Elleegant

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 2x11x2x11x ADDEYBB (IRE) G 7 William Haggas  
2 111×116 AEGON (NZ) G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 106
3 6x2593x665 ANGEL OF TRUTH G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
4 5x523151x2 ARCADIA QUEEN M 5 Grant & Alana Williams  
5 1322×11112 AVANTAGE M 5 Jamie Richards 113
6 3x462605x3 AVILIUS (GB) G 7 James Cummings 111
7 x300922142 BEST OF DAYS (GB) G 7 James Cummings  
8 11733×70 BUCHAREST C 3 Chris Waller 78
9 1x2203x234 BUFFALO RIVER (USA) G 5 Michael Moroney 102
10 9x440825x3 CASCADIAN (GB) G 6 James Cummings 105
11 11x1348x10 CHAILLOT M 4 Archie Alexander 97
12 5x2193x735 CHAPADA G 5 Michael Moroney  
13 1x0561x124 COLETTE M 4 James Cummings 115
14 4x1x1736x3 COLLIDE (GB) H 6 Kris Lees 95
15 x131283x27 CRIADERAS G 4 James Cummings 96
16 1117x332x7 DAWN PASSAGE H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 105
17 71x1546x ENGLISH KING (FR) H 4 Michael Moroney 89
18 x65119x241 ENTENTE G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
19 x8352x7208 FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 6 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
20 42x6220x44 FUNSTAR M 4 Chris Waller 108
21 7x4230x801 GRANDSLAM C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
22 0x32400x65 HUSH WRITER (JPN) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
23 242512×335 ICEBATH (NZ) M 4 Brad Widdup 104
24 x02110x225 KOLDING (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 114
25 1x2112x51 LION’S ROAR (NZ) G 3 John O’Shea 104
26 14x04508x6 MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 106
27 x60113x191 MELODY BELLE (NZ) M 6 Jamie Richards  
28 3x74108x93 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 7 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 110
29 4x314113x6 MONTEFILIA F 3 David Payne 106
30 1x117x32 MO’UNGA (NZ) C 3 Annabel Neasham 100
31 213x41x211 MOUNT POPA (IRE) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 98
32 2x27106x30 MR QUICKIE G 5 Phillip Stokes 112
33 6x11124x51 MUGATOO (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees 111
34 5x00980x48 MUSTAJEER (GB) G 8 Kris Lees 106
35 x350x033x7 MY SWASHBUCKLER (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees 75
36 211x2235x1 NIMALEE M 4 Matthew Smith 92
37 0142x8x60x OLMEDO (FR) H 6 Annabel Neasham 107
38 2310×15 POLAND C 3 Michael Moroney 90
39 68x0720x89 PRINCE FAWAZ H 4 Anthony Cummings 99
40 8x2117x110 PROBABEEL (NZ) M 4 Jamie Richards 115
41 803x2117x5 PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) G 5 John Thompson 101
42 3115x05x75 QUICK THINKER H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 102
43 12451211 ROCKET SPADE C 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 90
44 11x21238x2 RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) H 4 Danny O’Brien 113
45 15x11624x8 SAMADOUBT G 7 Bjorn Baker 111
46 x513883x28 SAN HUBERTO (IRE) H 5 Matt Cumani  
47 092527×120 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller  
48 6x06014x30 SHOUT THE BAR M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 110
49 x222x16x79 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 114
50 3973410×51 SO SI BON G 7 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
51 522621×623 SOUND (GER) H 8 Michael Moroney 106
52 41301x79x7 SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 108
53 4x1x2211x2 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) G 6 Mark Newnham 101
54 x22095x416 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 108
55 2x18734x26 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 110
56 707×513813 THE CULLINAN G 3 Bryan Dais  
57 71211178 THE ELANORA C 3 Chris Waller 84
58 2325103×12 THINK IT OVER G 5 Kerry Parker 106
59 x58203x681 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 102
60 2x14117x31 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller 120
61 123×752 YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) G 3 Danny O’Brien 86
62 13x8x3647x ZAAKI (GB) G 6 Annabel Neasham 106

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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).

2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Tips

Our insider Ladbrokes’ Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2021 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.

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)

2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

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 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).

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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